Comic 942 - All access...

19th Nov 2013, 9:02 PM
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Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)

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Centcomm 19th Nov 2013, 9:02 PM edit delete
Enjoy! new pages yah!
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 10:46 PM edit delete
Due to a slight delay - new page will be friday instead of Thursday - sorry .. lack of buffer and all >_<
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Stormwind13 19th Nov 2013, 9:07 PM edit delete reply

Go Mira! :-D

CentComm being Evil (what else is new) and Mira not going to put up with her (FURTHER) delays.
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 5:28 PM edit delete reply

no she isnt is she :D
Mayyday 19th Nov 2013, 9:07 PM edit delete reply

Good ol' red tape: Gotta love it.
Stormwind13 19th Nov 2013, 9:11 PM edit delete reply

Red tape is about to be used to hang the (as of yet) unnamed android here. :-) Mira is in a mood to NOT be nice about it.
Sheela 20th Nov 2013, 4:46 AM edit delete reply

Red Tape frankly doesn't care wether you're nice or not, this is not Santa Claus ... it's much, much worse .. it's bureaucracy!!!!

Being able to pull rank, however, that works great.
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 5:28 PM edit delete reply

oh yes .. rank is good!
jamie59 19th Nov 2013, 9:22 PM edit delete reply

Bet Cent knows she's coming & is trying to make it as hard as possable without Calliope finding out she is trying to delay/block Dolly's message.
Stormwind13 19th Nov 2013, 9:32 PM edit delete reply

Yeah Jamie, kind of my read on it too. And Mira is having NONE of it. :-)
Don B. 19th Nov 2013, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
Note the fists in panel 4. I think shit's about to get real...
Stormwind13 20th Nov 2013, 6:13 PM edit delete reply

I think the Krystal and Creepy Connie should be glad she didn't bring her BAW (Big Ass Wrench) or those fist might be clenching on that, Don. :-D And then shit would get VERY real indeed. :-)
cattservant 19th Nov 2013, 11:25 PM edit delete reply

Time to lay down the 'carrot'
And take up the stick!

[Actually, with a big enough carrot,
you could combine functions.]
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 5:29 PM edit delete reply

well keeping Cent out of the loop is hellishly difficult ..
Marcus Ramesy 19th Nov 2013, 10:14 PM edit delete reply

centcom doing her job.. as she is suposed to. :P
cattservant 19th Nov 2013, 11:28 PM edit delete reply

She certainly doesn't want
The inmates taking over
the asylum!

[But I did think she would be a bit more subtle.
Is she really that short on options?]
Stormwind13 20th Nov 2013, 6:07 PM edit delete reply

Possibly true, Marcus; however, I get the distinct impression something ELSE is driving CentComm right now. Creepy Connie (her face reminds me of Connie, but she DOES seem almost 'possessed' in presentation here like KarToon mentioned) did NOT sell the 'emergency' to me (or Mira). That tale was about as bogus as a 2 1/2 dollar bill. :-)

CentComm isn't doing her ENTIRE job, just what is protecting herself from repercussions of actions she has already taken. CentComm is now having to run in front of events and invent more and more lies to keep the past lies from being exposed. And CentComm might keep it up a LITTLE longer than most, but... sooner or later the house of cards collapses, messily.
Rashala 19th Nov 2013, 10:18 PM edit delete reply

No offense But it seemsmore like CEntcomms tryig to Make sure she = KEEPS her power at the expense of well...humans and people who are relying on her
Marcus Ramesy 19th Nov 2013, 10:24 PM edit delete reply

not saying your right or wrong.. but im courious as to what makes you think that?
Rashala 19th Nov 2013, 10:51 PM edit delete reply

hmm? Oh Well During the Vacation I went back and re-read the whole comic and well What I do when I reread a book or watch a movie Or even play a game I have before that I like and enjoy. I well Stop and look at the story from a diferent perspective. Instead of looking at it from the view of well THe main characters Dolly ceci and all I look at well....the actions and things other characters ones not in the spotlight as it were are doing, and I try to reason Why would they be doing that...

And So far *and My interpretation could easily be wrong or totally off *I enjoy being surprised and proven wrong on things*
Looking back at all of centcomms actions from beginning to now....Well I just seem to notice a pattern to them. All of centcomms actions moves...and reactions From Trying todelay dolly, sending in an assault team...having Calli under her well total scrutiny specifically after the new body revealed for dolly. To trying her most to keep calli and dolly out of contact with each other/comparing notes And Deliberately sending TEdee and company out after such a fast reload *knowing* how unstable and violent Teedee is and can be on a delicate stealth mission. It and other minor things small details that might escape notice the first time around but when you really look make you wonder.

It seems almost as if She is trying to ensure her own power and Eliminate *via a tragic accident* Anyone who could supercede or override her control. Aka Calli and Lynn, and using them to destabilize, neutralize Nova Roma to a degree that its no longer a threat to her power and maybe even prime for....well conversion, The wild cards being Aerienas. And Rose herself the later sending in her own agent to try and disrupt Centy's plans and the former Well being an underestimated player who's kept his own real cards off the table

As I said I could be seeing things. Or making the wrong assumptions because of missing data yet to come to light...but well there it is when you well put aside the situation Lynn is in...and look at how what Centcomm has done,before and Durring the incident..It does make you wonder if maybe Centy has plans that lynn taylor surviving and her mother as well, is not a High level priority, and infact may be detrimental to it.
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 6:59 PM edit delete reply

hella nice post Rashala :D
hoppy 21st Nov 2013, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Seems your projecting a little to much Malice on centcoms part. Most of what she's doing can be explained by her being control-freak.
Don B. 25th Nov 2013, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
I with Rashala on this one. That "uncrowned queen" crack has been bugging me ever since Aeneas made it. CentComm has been running things for so long I wouldn't be surprised if she's come to a variation of Skynets solution. Has she decided that humans NEED her to look after them? They almost killed an entire planet the last time they were in charge. As far as I know, Calli and Lynn are the only ones who could over-ride CentComm, so getting rid of them would make sense to her. You don't need malice to be ruthless. How did Lynn's travel plans become known anyway? CentComm might not have anything to do with this but her actions to date are making me very suspicious.
Thomas 18th Apr 2014, 9:23 PM edit delete reply
I agree with Ras and Don. Ever since I found out that CentComm seems to control the breeding of humans for the most part in New Troy. Finding "compatible" matches most of which don't even have sex but are carried to term invitro from start to finish that 4% fertility rate has seemed awfully suspicious to me. Given the ratio of Droid to Human seems like she might be trying to slowly breed them out of existence and create a culture where it wouldn't be discovered how off the 4% official rate is because no one ever does it the old fashioned way.
If New Rome has a more normal, by current standards, of around 25% with much less medical care and service while being so hard up for resources they cannibalize unproductive members of society. Then it's hard for me to believe they could actually be more healthy than the population of New Troy unless there is some serious hanky panky going on.
Draginbeard 19th Nov 2013, 11:38 PM edit delete reply

Mmmm being in the security business myself, l can tell you that threats typically work against the person, and rarely inspire a violation in policy.

She will have to go through proper channels. The folks doing security dont write procedure, the whole point of their job is to enforce it, or lose their jobs.

I know you want in, but until you get the powers that be to say its ok, you ain't getting in. Threatening to kick my ass just means its time to call for back up.

Sorry Mira =(
Sheela 20th Nov 2013, 4:43 AM edit delete reply

Which begs the question : Did she bring backup ?

Who knows, she just might have something, or Dolly gave her something as leverage.
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 5:30 PM edit delete reply

Mira knows ( as much as she might want to Punch the nice lady ) that violence or implyed violnce is proably going to wind up with her having a nice room at the "Hotel Detention" Of NTPD something she would rather not have happen ..
cattservant 20th Nov 2013, 1:49 AM edit delete reply

Now that I think of it;
"They will see her lever pull
and raise her two button pushes."

Raccoon Girl looks to have 'sharper teeth'
than Sad Panda.]
Sheela 20th Nov 2013, 4:44 AM edit delete reply

Ha ha .. Raccoon Girl and Sad Panda Girl ... Mira is collecting a Harem for herself. :D
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 5:31 PM edit delete reply

a harem with zoo names :D
Sheela 21st Nov 2013, 9:28 AM edit delete reply

Oh, oh, what's next ?
Cat-girl ?
Stormwind13 21st Nov 2013, 2:47 PM edit delete reply

Dusty is already taken, Sheela. :-)
cattservant 21st Nov 2013, 3:47 PM edit delete reply

Sheela 22nd Nov 2013, 7:02 AM edit delete reply

Parrot-Girl !
Dragonrider 20th Nov 2013, 7:13 AM edit delete reply

This is not red tape this is a full on Bitchcade from Centcomm to keep Calli from getting the message. Just hope Dolly provided Mira some work arounds in case this happened (Suspect she did).BTW are these Centy's version of Cassions? When will Centy herself show up to try to get the message.
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 5:31 PM edit delete reply

we shall see :D
Hornet 20th Nov 2013, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
Tell the clerk to get Calliope on the horn.
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 5:31 PM edit delete reply

velvetsanity 21st Nov 2013, 10:13 PM edit delete reply

That may be difficult, Hornet. IIRC, the people around Calli have effectively been given instructions by CentComm that, when you read between the lines, add up to "don't let her have contact with anyone for any reason"
mjkj 20th Nov 2013, 11:14 AM edit delete reply

After so much delay Mira is on a short fuse...

I wonder how long it takes until the first doll shows up - and how long until Mira requests a phone to let Calliope know she is here to talk to her and is being stalled.
Dragonrider 20th Nov 2013, 11:57 AM edit delete reply

I would almost bet that Minx is on the lookout for someone like Mira and it wouldn't surprise me to see our Android Sir Galahad show up with reinforcements.
cattservant 20th Nov 2013, 1:19 PM edit delete reply

Someone suggested that Dolly's pass request
Would trigger a secret alert with Ms Taylor
When it was processed.

Sounds plausible to me.
Stormwind13 20th Nov 2013, 1:18 PM edit delete reply

Not sure it is a short fuse or if it is because she is a mechanic, mjkj. Mechanics faced with balky equipment reach for a bigger wrench. :- )
Tokyo Rose 20th Nov 2013, 1:43 PM edit delete reply

She's probably contemplating some percussive maintenance, that's for sure :D
cattservant 20th Nov 2013, 2:43 PM edit delete reply

Sometimes you have to knock of the rust.
Dragonrider 20th Nov 2013, 2:05 PM edit delete reply

I always heard it was BAM--Big Ass Mallet
Stormwind13 20th Nov 2013, 5:11 PM edit delete reply

That works too, Dragonrider. But the wrench can be used to twist things or bang on them to move them. :-)
mjkj 20th Nov 2013, 2:16 PM edit delete reply

Percussive maintenance -- I like the sound of that. :)

Yeah, but she is not really a mechanic -- more like a mechatronic or something the like because she deals with more than simple mechanics...

But a big mallet and big wrench can make wonderful instruments for the percussive maintenance...
Sheela 20th Nov 2013, 5:12 PM edit delete reply

Well, even though androids aren't truly in her field of expertise, she knows that any machine that flinches when introduced to a B.A.M., can be fixed right quickly by simply applying B.A.M. repeatedly. :D
Dragonrider 20th Nov 2013, 6:04 PM edit delete reply

Along those lines years ago had a friend that owned an ISP and did PC Repair as well. He swore that once a week he took the computers in for repair out to the parking lot, lined them up connected a power source and turned them on. Took the oldest PC he could get his hands on and set it up in front of them, he drove his monster truck over it totally destroying it. The rest of the computers worked just fine from then on.
Stormwind13 20th Nov 2013, 5:26 PM edit delete reply

Mira has that 'mechanic' mindset, mjkj. She is just better at it, more advanced in it (more toys to play with) and prettier than current time mechanics. :-D
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 5:32 PM edit delete reply

exactly :D
KarToon12 20th Nov 2013, 5:27 PM edit delete reply

I'm not sure why; it might be the lighting/shadow, combined with the way she's positioned (and her robo-glowing eyes)...but that lady's face in that first panel really creeps me out. ^^;;;

If that was the first face I saw coming into New Troy, I think I'd just turn right around. XD
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 6:01 PM edit delete reply

hehe Andriods enjoy SOME perks that picking your apperance can give them..
Rashala 20th Nov 2013, 5:44 PM edit delete reply

I have a feeling Centty is TRYING to provoke her to violence so she can arrest mira, and Thust keep her away from Calli so the message does nto get to her til its well too late
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 6:01 PM edit delete reply

heh that might work eh?
Don B. 20th Nov 2013, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
But too late for what? Saving Lynn? I'll buy that but if anything happens to Lynn because of won't be too late to teach her the error of her ways. There are a few people I can think of that CentComm will have to kill in self preservation if THAT happens. Dolly, Cally and likely CeCi to start. If those three team up, there will be little left of Cent besides a memory. I know Cally is a mess right now but I've had this feeling that there is a lot more to her than we've seen. If she finds out Cents contingency plan, all hell will be out for breakfast...and Dolly is aware of that plan. Even without that, what Cent has done concerning Dolly to this point is gonna be cause for some VERY harsh words and feelings. No wonder Cent is stalling. As for CeCi, I suspect she will side with "Mommy" and is unhappy with the "kill her if you need to" order concerning the girl she is supposed to be rescuing. Seriously Cent, if you want to dig a hole that wide and deep, use a kinetic orbital strike. It'll be a lot quicker. And Dolly? She's already punched Cent in the face (OK, Cents proxy doll, but she suffered the pain of it) so we know where SHE stands. At the end of all this, I forsee a long line of extremely pissed off and competent people holding a grudge who will want to have words with her.
Stormwind13 20th Nov 2013, 6:36 PM edit delete reply

Gets near the line forming with a big bag of clubs, sharp pointy things and other devices of mayhem. Starts handing them out to the people in the line. :-D
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 6:58 PM edit delete reply

MUHAHAH - it should be spectacular no?
Rashala 20th Nov 2013, 7:50 PM edit delete reply

You seem to be forgetting......The WORST enemy CEnty would make if she well ended up just wiping out Lynn calli Dolly CEci and company

ME. *Evil lightning Crashes behind him and flashes of light and roars of dragons of hells*
mjkj 20th Nov 2013, 5:52 PM edit delete reply

Hmmm, CentComm, what is that strange lighting effect on Mira's skirt in panel four?
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 6:00 PM edit delete reply

That is just a light glich .. it wasnt intentional :D
Dragonrider 20th Nov 2013, 6:05 PM edit delete reply

If that was back light through the skirt she has some weird legs.
Stormwind13 20th Nov 2013, 6:10 PM edit delete reply

Was expecting Cat to chime in about a secret hatch that a death ray pops out of. I was waiting to see what name he would give it. :-D
Centcomm 20th Nov 2013, 6:56 PM edit delete reply

Ya know .. I was wondering the same thing :D
cattservant 20th Nov 2013, 11:14 PM edit delete reply

Been suboptimal
The last few days.]

But now that you mention it...
Given its shape and location
It could well an icon indicator
For her 'emotional urinary pressure levels'.

The current color indicates 'Engaged'.
Yellow would indicate 'Dangerous Pressure Level'.
And Red would indicate 'Imminent Squirt'!

(Or it could just be the cyber equivalent of a maxi-shield.)

Dragonrider 20th Nov 2013, 7:06 PM edit delete reply

Stormwind I could give it a name but think I better pass.
Stormwind13 20th Nov 2013, 7:15 PM edit delete reply

:-D LOL, Dragonrider. I could TRY, but Cat is the master of naming things like that, so I was going to await his attention. :-)
Dragonrider 20th Nov 2013, 7:47 PM edit delete reply

*innocent look #99.9* The Beaver, Dam Buster
Stormwind13 20th Nov 2013, 8:32 PM edit delete reply

Innocent? We all KNOW better than that, Dragonrider! :-D
highlander55 20th Nov 2013, 8:06 PM edit delete reply

She left her work light on?
Stormwind13 20th Nov 2013, 8:36 PM edit delete reply

highlander, LOL. That is pretty funny, and more than a little possible for some mech-heads. :-D
cattservant 20th Nov 2013, 11:18 PM edit delete reply

Cyber Sexy Lingerie
That flashes when it detects
Increased estrogen levels?
Sheela 21st Nov 2013, 9:34 AM edit delete reply

A poop-hatch !

erh ... I mean, a frag grenade hatch .. it launches small brown & smellly grenades. :D
cattservant 21st Nov 2013, 10:23 AM edit delete reply

Low Velocity Bio Round Launcher!
Dragonrider 21st Nov 2013, 10:47 AM edit delete reply

Would that be classified a toxic chemical warfare, or a glorified bitch slop eeerrr I meant bitch slap.
Centcomm 21st Nov 2013, 10:49 AM edit delete reply

Oh my lord guys .. >_<
Tokyo Rose 21st Nov 2013, 2:26 PM edit delete reply

Cent, I swear, they must all be YOUR kids, nothing like this ever came from MY side of the family.

/parent ;D
Stormwind13 21st Nov 2013, 2:50 PM edit delete reply

LOL Rose.

Everyone point at Rose and call out Mommy in their best creepy doll tone. }:-D~>

See if we can scare Rose. :-D
cattservant 21st Nov 2013, 3:00 PM edit delete reply

I think it was all that nuclear testing...
cattservant 21st Nov 2013, 11:06 AM edit delete reply

Flinging Poo is a time tested and effective tactic.
Sheela 22nd Nov 2013, 7:06 AM edit delete reply

Oy vey, Rose - I didn't start this discussion about poo !

... wait, I did ?
Dang, carry on then. :)
cattservant 21st Nov 2013, 12:54 AM edit delete reply

Ya Know;
As miffed as some interest groups may become,
When push comes to flush,
I'd recommend supporting whoever runs the sewers.
Centcomm 21st Nov 2013, 10:49 AM edit delete reply

never underestamate the intelligence of garbage burners :D
Dragonrider 21st Nov 2013, 1:30 PM edit delete reply

You know with all this discussion one wonders is that a sign she is descended from a James Bond villianess from "Goldfinger" one played by Honor Blackman?
cattservant 21st Nov 2013, 2:08 PM edit delete reply

You mean Ms. Galore?
Dragonrider 21st Nov 2013, 2:26 PM edit delete reply

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Rashala 21st Nov 2013, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

Yep I think I am now on Centys kill list
Hana 13th Jul 2014, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
I love Mira.

She can get snappy and annoyed but she pays due respect and recognizes the situations for what they are with out going overboard or being a pushover. "I know this is your job, its nit your fault, but I'm still hella annoyed."
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