Comic 891 - Careful what you wish for...

18th Aug 2013, 6:00 PM
Careful what you wish for...
Average Rating: 5 (18 votes)

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Centcomm 18th Aug 2013, 6:00 PM edit delete
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cattservant 18th Aug 2013, 6:04 PM edit delete reply

Oh them Humans!
You can dress them up but you can't take them anywhere nice!
(sez Ada)
Sheela 19th Aug 2013, 4:24 AM edit delete reply

Hah, good one.

Also, I wonder if we're about to see Ada finally loose her temper ?
anarcha 18th Aug 2013, 6:05 PM edit delete reply

"You want it in singles, Precious?" :D
Stormwind13 18th Aug 2013, 6:11 PM edit delete reply

That was a GREAT line! Congrats Rose. :-D
Centcomm 18th Aug 2013, 8:14 PM edit delete reply

I cracked up when I saw that.. :D
that is a awesome line Rose needs to take a few bows..
Sheela 19th Aug 2013, 4:25 AM edit delete reply

Alternatively, we need to put a few bows in her hair. :)
Stormwind13 19th Aug 2013, 1:31 PM edit delete reply

Go RIGHT ahead, Sheela. I'll watch to see if you keep all your limbs! :-D
Sheela 19th Aug 2013, 1:34 PM edit delete reply

Well, I just so happen to believe that Rose would look lovely with bows in her hair. :)
Stormwind13 19th Aug 2013, 1:40 PM edit delete reply

You might be right, but I want to go on breathing, so I'll refrain from giving her any cause to target me. :-D
Oldarmourer 21st Jun 2019, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
Shouldn't that be 'loonies' if it's Ottawa ? ;)
Watched a stripper pick a loonie (dollar coin) up off the stage without using her hands, no reason goldie-box wouldn't try...
Stormwind13 18th Aug 2013, 6:16 PM edit delete reply

Can men REALLY be that clueless? :-p

That idiot should have made the long walk off the short pier LONG ago. Preferably into the piranha filled waters.

His line should be, "I would like to buy some brains, Pat" :-p
Centcomm 18th Aug 2013, 8:14 PM edit delete reply

ive actually known a couple that are this tenatious .. hes figuing anyone with her level of hostility has GOT to be something else once you get past the spines..
Sheela 19th Aug 2013, 4:29 AM edit delete reply

Well, he's probably right about that ... the sticky bit being the "get past their spines", which I doubt he'll be able to.

Offcourse, I have seen this happen once.
A guy who managed to piss a huntsman/lady off, and then, by sheer accidence, ended up defending her .. and did a good job of it, and when she grudgingly wanted to thank him, he just brushed it off as if it was something anyone would have done - which in the end impressed her more than all the rest.

They actually ended up having a short term relationship. Emphasis on "short".
Stormwind13 19th Aug 2013, 1:50 PM edit delete reply

The only problem with getting past TeeDee's spines is keep his OWN spine while doing it. I'm doubtful he'll manage that! :-D
Antonious 18th Aug 2013, 6:23 PM edit delete reply

Oh dear, the temperature of the tempers is rising. Ada I suggest you step aside before she takes a swing at Silver and hits you instead. Then again, as a person demonstrating an attempt at keeping the peace, her hitting you might carry a greater negative than her hitting Silver.
Stormwind13 18th Aug 2013, 6:26 PM edit delete reply

Oh it DEFINITELY would carry a greater negative. TeeDee is Ada's protector. So hitting Ada would be a sure-fire way for Goldie to find out how good the medical staff in Atha is. :-D

Not that hitting Doctor Silver would be MUCH better, I think Marcus is responsible for HER protection. You probably could tell who Goldie was AFTER he got done with her. Not sure the same would be true after TeeDee worked her over. :-)
Don B. 18th Aug 2013, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
TeeDee? I think the only thing you could call Goldie after TeeDee got through with her is That God-awful Mess.
cattservant 18th Aug 2013, 6:53 PM edit delete reply

Let us not forget the local factor.
I'm reasonably certain that The Lucky Strike has a well proven procedure for maintaining and/or restoring tranquility.
Stormwind13 18th Aug 2013, 6:55 PM edit delete reply

I'm sure they do, but I'm not sure it is up to the task of containing TeeDee! :-D

Nevermind Dr. Silver on her white horse, shining armor and banners flying for her CRUSADE! :-D The poor folks at the Lucky Strike probably have NO clue how to deal with her, effectively at least.
cattservant 18th Aug 2013, 6:58 PM edit delete reply


*(as in keeping the 'cogs' concealed.)
Sheela 19th Aug 2013, 4:34 AM edit delete reply

I doubt Marcus have to defend Dr Silver ... she has O.R.B. Drones to do that. Can't remember how many of them she has, but I'm guessing plenty is the answer.
Stormwind13 19th Aug 2013, 1:34 PM edit delete reply

She has ten, if I remember right Sheela. And you are probably right she doesn't NEED him to defend her, but I think it is part of Marcus' job anyhow. So whether she likes it or not, he would probably intervene if she was struck. And somehow, I doubt Marcus would be amused.
JustNoPoint 18th Aug 2013, 6:52 PM edit delete reply

This isn't going to end well for someone. And unless our "entertainer" is hiding a battalion of heavily armed pimps nearby I'm pretty sure it won't go well for her!
Stormwind13 18th Aug 2013, 6:55 PM edit delete reply

That would just up the body count, Just. :-D
Centcomm 18th Aug 2013, 8:15 PM edit delete reply

this is disentigrating rapidly..
highlander55 18th Aug 2013, 6:56 PM edit delete reply

Something about the lady in red in the background, first panel.
Hmm! Wonder if fines for assault are payable to the injured party? She didn't get to perform her job and this would be a way to get maybe even more than normal pay (snicker)or at the least something for the night.
< Queue Dr Smith- The Pain - Oh The Pain!
cattservant 18th Aug 2013, 7:03 PM edit delete reply

Think she's a barroom barrister?
Don B. 18th Aug 2013, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Cattservant, I think it behooves a joygirl to understand what her rights are, legally. I mean, she wouldn't want to find herself getting screwed, right? ;) ***Horrible pun allowance for the year armed and deployed***
cattservant 18th Aug 2013, 7:36 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, they wouldn't want to take a violation of their rights lying down!
Don B. 18th Aug 2013, 7:41 PM edit delete reply
I think Goldie would take any number of violations so long as she's paid...except that one.
Don B. 18th Aug 2013, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Oops! I think you were talking about the lady in bad.
Stormwind13 18th Aug 2013, 7:28 PM edit delete reply

Hmmm... Possible, but I think it unlikely Cat. Barristers typically dress somewhat conservatively. That red is NOT conservative. :-D
Stormwind13 18th Aug 2013, 7:08 PM edit delete reply

I saw her highlander, but I can't see anything special about her even at 200% zoom.

Whomever she is is just watching, but I can't say I blame her there. I mean, the ladies (using the term VERY loosely for Goldie) are creating a major spectacle.

And on a slow day at the bar, ANYTHING out of the ordinary will get watched. :-D
highlander55 18th Aug 2013, 7:36 PM edit delete reply

Storm.. I looked at 500 zoom and she is typing something. Could be ordering her first beer but I don't know what other functions are included in the table display.
Stormwind13 18th Aug 2013, 7:39 PM edit delete reply

Might be updating her twitter account highlander with the ongoing fight... :-D

Or sending messages to some information broker about the strange party in the Lucky Strike. Enough info is flowing that it might trip someone's trigger. :-)
cattservant 18th Aug 2013, 7:45 PM edit delete reply

That kind of thinking will make our heroes properly paranoid by the time they get to Nova Roma.
Stormwind13 18th Aug 2013, 7:57 PM edit delete reply

Just because you are paranoid, Cat, does NOT mean they aren't out to get you! :-D Just makes it harder for them to SUCCEED! :-D
cattservant 18th Aug 2013, 8:18 PM edit delete reply

Of course, if you spend all your time looking over your shoulder, you're likely to run into a lamp post!
Stormwind13 19th Aug 2013, 3:02 AM edit delete reply

That's what friends are for, Cat. Get enough people so that you can look EVERY direction at the same time, move as a unit. :-D
Centcomm 18th Aug 2013, 9:37 PM edit delete reply

Sheela 19th Aug 2013, 4:38 AM edit delete reply

And if you don't have friends, have camaera drones to do the job for you.

Dr. Silver is well prepared. :)
KarToon12 18th Aug 2013, 7:01 PM edit delete reply

"Why haven't I killed you yet?"

Centcomm 18th Aug 2013, 9:36 PM edit delete reply

Stormwind13 18th Aug 2013, 7:04 PM edit delete reply

I'm STILL wondering why that a$$jack is still breathing. I mean, that clueless he should have been terminated LONG ago.
Centcomm 18th Aug 2013, 9:36 PM edit delete reply

TD is trying SO hard.. SO so HARD! not to turn him into chunky salsa..
Sheela 19th Aug 2013, 4:39 AM edit delete reply

Either she's not trying hard enough, or she'll need a blender for that.
jamie59 18th Aug 2013, 7:50 PM edit delete reply

LOL!!! Teedee can't decide who deserves killing the most. And Poor Ada. How long can she be peace keeper between these two. Alse one wonders how Pride of Roma would react if she knew just how mony Androids are in that room? Especially Ada?
Stormwind13 18th Aug 2013, 7:52 PM edit delete reply

Goldie would go TOTALLY ape-sh!t, Jamie. I mean, it wouldn't be pretty at ALL.
Centcomm 18th Aug 2013, 9:35 PM edit delete reply

Aurelia would be shocked to know Ada is a andriod but mostly she would be repulsed and angered..
Sheela 19th Aug 2013, 4:40 AM edit delete reply

I think she's be more upset at how many hidden weapons are currently aimed at her.
Mudge 18th Aug 2013, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
I thought this was supposed to be a covert rescue op?!
Centcomm 18th Aug 2013, 9:34 PM edit delete reply

um - they are practicing the "hide in plain site.. " tactic.. yeah.. *eyeroll* this is about as covert as they get right now. remember the cover is as traders and explorers.. so Silver isnt that far out of charcter for her part nor is anyone else.
Draginbeard 18th Aug 2013, 11:49 PM edit delete reply

I'm not sure they are putting on a very convincing ruse as traders.

I dont know any business minded trader that wants a reputation for being unruly in any place they want to have profitable dealings with. Rough and tumble explorers I get, but for a merchant, you want to attract business, not punch it in the nose.

Mr. Sutherland/Black would understand this best, I'm sure.
Stormwind13 19th Aug 2013, 3:00 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, Mr. Black will NOT be amused by the antics going on here. :-)
Sheela 19th Aug 2013, 4:41 AM edit delete reply

Well, to be fair, only Mr Black is a trader, even when it comes to their ruse. So they may still be in character.
Draginbeard 19th Aug 2013, 5:31 AM edit delete reply

Well either way, this is getting fast out of hand. The bar looks like its on the verge of (to borrow the old Boxing joke) turning into a Hockey game. Someone needs to take control of the team before its too late. Too much is riding on this mission to let everyone mosh pitt their way into an early grave.
mjkj 19th Aug 2013, 1:28 AM edit delete reply

I really am wondering why Teedee is still not engaged (in a fight that is ... not with mr. creep)

And poor Ada is on a losing task.

Ah, Connie, yup, great to learn something new ... though she looks quite taken aback ... like it is her fault that this is happening...
cattservant 19th Aug 2013, 12:36 PM edit delete reply

Connie has fairly standard android psychological responses.
Also, I think she is the youngest and certainly is the least experienced member of this flying circus.
VanEzzania 19th Aug 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete reply

GUUUURRRRRLLLLLL, You don't cross Veronica.
Stormwind13 19th Aug 2013, 1:38 PM edit delete reply

Well not and expect to come away without missing some skin and bleeding from the ears at least, Van. :-D
Hornet 19th Aug 2013, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
I think I want to see the Doc get in a boxing match with the twit.
Sheela 19th Aug 2013, 8:39 AM edit delete reply

Heck, for all we know, Doc might be quite good at fisticuffs.
cattservant 19th Aug 2013, 12:33 PM edit delete reply

I don't know, she might break a nail.

[Or a sweat!]
Sheela 19th Aug 2013, 12:46 PM edit delete reply

Nails can be replaced ... breaking a sweat however .. eww.
Rashala 19th Aug 2013, 1:17 PM edit delete reply

*Rashala is oddly quiet*
cattservant 19th Aug 2013, 2:26 PM edit delete reply

Let sleeping Rashalas lie!
antrik 23rd May 2017, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
Is it just me having a hard time deciding which one of those two childish bitches is being more annoying at this point?...

Poor Ada.

(And poor Connie... She isn't happy about this fuss at all.)
velvetsanity 31st May 2017, 11:16 PM edit delete reply

The most annoying of the 'childish bitches', as you call them, is the nitwit trying to get into Teedee's pants.
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