Comic 964 - Honoring the dead....

9th Jan 2014, 9:00 PM
Honoring the dead....
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)

Author Notes:

Centcomm 9th Jan 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete
Centcomm
and now ...
Centcomm 10th Jan 2014, 3:24 AM edit delete
Centcomm
Going to the con on Friday - so probably not going to be able to respond to comments and such.. ( I dont have a nifty smart phone or laptop or tablet.. ) Those cost moneys I dont have :P

But those of you going to Darkcon will probably see the comic display and me.. :D
Centcomm 11th Jan 2014, 3:28 PM edit delete
Centcomm
From the con here -- Evereything is goomg fantastic !!! ill post a "after con" special on tues or thursday the con runs though sunday ( might post late sunday dunno yet :D love you guys !1!!
Centcomm 12th Jan 2014, 8:07 PM edit delete
Centcomm
Working on a update "info dump" on Datachasers at Dark con with pics and links :D Back home and everything save a few bumps and bangs went fantastic! Thank you Darkcon 2014 !!! ( will detail special thanks soon! )
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Stormwind13 9th Jan 2014, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

I thought I detected some steel somewhere under that scared exterior of Calliope. :-)

Now to see the quality of the steel. I have a feeling it will be very HIGH quality indeed. :-)
Centcomm 10th Jan 2014, 3:20 AM edit delete reply

Calliope Taylor may surprise everyone by the time this is over :D
Don B. 10th Jan 2014, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
It looks to me that Calliope is about to rise from the depths of despair. This is just a nudge. When she finds out about Mira and CentComm's obstruction of the message, I believe that will be the push. I've always thought that there was quality steel within her, she was raised by Dolly after all. Losing Fallon so suddenly, unexpectedly and violently may have rendered her emotionally fragile, but learning even a fragment of CentComm's plans that endanger Lynn...I don't think I'd want to be between her and CentComm come the reckoning.
Sheela 10th Jan 2014, 2:34 PM edit delete reply

I have been banging on about this for a while ... Calliope is a player too in this drama, and you generally don't want to go up against someone like her, being what she is and how intelligent she is. Especially since she's smart enough to figure out how to hurt you he most.


One should really not underestimate a smart person who has been driven into a corner, they are the most dangerous ones, because they no longer think they can loose anything anymore.

And by all accounts, Calliope is smart .. like, *really* smart, possibly even scary smart.
Smart enough that Dr Silver considers calliope her main competitor.
And that says a lot.
cattservant 9th Jan 2014, 9:07 PM edit delete reply

About to find out.
Centcomm 10th Jan 2014, 3:21 AM edit delete reply

indeed...
plymayer 9th Jan 2014, 9:43 PM edit delete reply

To long lost comrades.
Centcomm 10th Jan 2014, 3:21 AM edit delete reply

yes sadly too many of us have known the loss of a friend and or family member...
Draginbeard 9th Jan 2014, 10:02 PM edit delete reply

The 'Dolly' loophole. I'm going to be using this little gem in all my armsman contracts!
Centcomm 10th Jan 2014, 3:22 AM edit delete reply

Hey shes being honest :D ( The Dolly Loophole is now a "thing" ) :D
Sheela 10th Jan 2014, 7:37 PM edit delete reply

Loopyhole .... loopholes for insane people. >_<
Rashala 9th Jan 2014, 11:39 PM edit delete reply

And now............We find out if centy killes mira or not
Centcomm 10th Jan 2014, 3:22 AM edit delete reply

actually .. friday for that -- Cali has some things to do first..
mjkj 10th Jan 2014, 1:55 AM edit delete reply

And that is why we all love Dolly...

*hugs Dolly*

*looking forward to the next update*
Centcomm 10th Jan 2014, 3:23 AM edit delete reply

indeed.. so much for her ever being a "bit charcter" as she was planned to originally ...
mjkj 10th Jan 2014, 3:38 AM edit delete reply

Well, some characters grow and develop above of what was planned for them...
Centcomm 10th Jan 2014, 3:43 AM edit delete reply

Oh that is SO true...>_<
mjkj 10th Jan 2014, 3:44 AM edit delete reply

They seem to have their own mind after all... :)
Dragonrider 10th Jan 2014, 8:02 AM edit delete reply

Be safe at the Con, nice thing about multiple story lines; things can interact between them without causing plot holes, This easily could be happening while Mira is in transit, so she has time to take a "sober-up" toss the booze in the trash get presentable and be walking out to get Minx and Ray for a trip outside when Minx comes to get her for the visitor. She's ready to fight Evil-1 and tells her to send the visitor up without escort and without delay.
Rashala 10th Jan 2014, 6:56 PM edit delete reply

Evil 1?



wow centy's got a new name
KarToon12 10th Jan 2014, 9:12 AM edit delete reply

I wish I could go! Have fun and best of luck at the con! :D
Centcomm 12th Jan 2014, 8:16 PM edit delete reply

Thank you so much! ( I met and talked with lots of cool people ) :D
rfaramir 10th Jan 2014, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
Can anyone read the tomb text?

The closest I can get is
FALLON L. BANKS
<something> HUSBAND AND <something>
<someverb> <somedate> - DIED <somedate>

I'd expect "Loving/beloved/dear/missed husband and father/friend", but those words don't look like that to me. The first one looks like DHOWI and the last like IHIMI.

(Is middle initial is new info?)
Dragonrider 10th Jan 2014, 2:08 PM edit delete reply

Beloved Husband and Father

I took the image on the previous page and blew it up to read it.
velvetsanity 10th Jan 2014, 8:35 PM edit delete reply

FALLON L. BANKS
BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER
APR 04 3780 - DEC 24 3811

He died on Christmas Eve... :(
Stormwind13 10th Jan 2014, 10:39 PM edit delete reply

I had wondered if they still celebrate Christmas in this future world. If so, that would be a major bummer every year. :-\
Sheela 12th Jan 2014, 4:59 AM edit delete reply

Christmas ?
What is that ?
Centcomm 12th Jan 2014, 8:17 PM edit delete reply

Yes they Still have Christmas and is celibrated by some and not by others .. gifts are often not bought. or created by the person gifting .. ( kinda a total retro thing. )

And yes Velvet has the right inscription on Fallons Tomb..
cattservant 10th Jan 2014, 1:45 PM edit delete reply

Have fun at the Con!
Keep your feet dry
And your germs in order!
Dragonrider 10th Jan 2014, 5:20 PM edit delete reply

I just had a brain fart here and when our hostess gets back from the Con she can answer it, I hope.

FACT:
Taylor DNA unlocks the weapons vaults, and controls the AIS core so whomever has it, and uses it, gets the brass ring becomes the new Nightmare before Armageddon.

Question:
Why in the name of Uncommon Sense was Athena Taylor allowed to go to the moon as ambassador and why is she allowed off planet to vacation on the moon? You have as much potential for trouble there as you do with Calli or Lynn on earth.
Tokyo Rose 10th Jan 2014, 5:54 PM edit delete reply

Cent-Comm couldn't stop her any more than Cent could stop Lynn from going to New Sparta. She doesn't have absolute control over the Taylors. She can only manage the situation from the other end, by making sure that the information is kept under lock and key.
Rashala 10th Jan 2014, 6:54 PM edit delete reply

And someone ELSE has Those keys now... *points WAaaay back to an auto doc *air quotes* MALFUNCTION...
Stormwind13 10th Jan 2014, 8:30 PM edit delete reply

I think that was a true malfunction, Rashala. The doctor was NOT interested in inflicting ANOTHER nightmare on Lynn. Now someone else (most probably Setorius Axinian) could have sabotaged the auto-doc; however, it sounds like the machine was known to be dodgy.

Now, I will agree with you, Rash, that the evil CentComm (and quite possibly Rose) have plans to USE that in some nefarious manner later in the comic. I mean, CentComm admits to being a GM... TOTAL EVIL! :-) How can she screw over the characters? Think of 10 ways and she'll probably come up with another dozen you haven't thought of. :-D
Tokyo Rose 12th Jan 2014, 7:42 PM edit delete reply

Julia terminated the auto-doc's program screw-up; the extracted biological material went straight into an incinerator as medical waste. You don't just leave stuff like that lying around, it's unhygienic! :)
Centcomm 12th Jan 2014, 8:15 PM edit delete reply

Yep.. What Rose says is truth - there is no sub plots with Lynns genetic material it was distroyed. :D
cattservant 12th Jan 2014, 8:52 PM edit delete reply

That means there's some lonely 'bacon' wandering around Nova Roma...
cattservant 10th Jan 2014, 8:35 PM edit delete reply

Which explains the rather inelegant situation she finds herself in now.
Dragonrider 10th Jan 2014, 9:23 PM edit delete reply

Well I use the term Evil-1 I feel advisedly, I'm wondering if Calli is going to recognize Mira from her trips to the Wastes, find out about Breaker and organize her own back-up party for Dolly, this one using a large band of Mercs, Dollys new APC and some aircraft. Now if Krystal happens to be one of Tokyo Rose's agents this could all conveniently be standing by in the wings.
Stormwind13 10th Jan 2014, 10:35 PM edit delete reply

Doubt it, Dragonrider. The last time Calliope was in the wastes, when Fallon was killed, was like 15 years ago (15 years and 2 months according to Dolly). Mira appears to be in her 20's, so she would have been a kid last time Calliope was in the wastes. Mira might have seen Calliope and be able to recognize her, but doubtful the other way around. :-)
Rashala 11th Jan 2014, 12:54 PM edit delete reply

I am a skeptical So and so......So I doubt Anything is *just a Accident* til I've investigatged it myself..


As for CEnty...yeah she rose and Aereana's All ave their own agenda's and I think none of them are the same..and all Consider lynns survival as........Consiquential
velvetsanity 11th Jan 2014, 6:47 PM edit delete reply

Aereana? Do you mean Aeneas? He just wants to be fixed. But Lynn is a friend of Acantha, and therefore his friend as well. He's the youngest of the AIS's, and I'm willing to bet that he'd start another war to protect Lynn if necessary, if only because Lynn getting hurt would hurt Acantha.
Sheela 12th Jan 2014, 5:03 AM edit delete reply

"He just wants to be fixed."

Well, offcourse he does, but that doesn't exlude him from being part of the game to some degree. He did after all seem to have good info on what was going on, so it would be no surprise if he had a plan or two of his own, though they would probably be put on the back-burner until he's repaired.

Gotta have priorities after all. :)
velvetsanity 12th Jan 2014, 9:32 PM edit delete reply

IIRC, the info he has came to him from Rose, so snark aside it should be solid. And safe for Lynn.
mjkj 10th Jan 2014, 5:41 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, have fun...

...and bring some pictures, please? *puppy-dog-eyes* OvO
Sheela 10th Jan 2014, 7:41 PM edit delete reply

Oh yes, a few snapshots would be neat. :)
Stormwind13 10th Jan 2014, 8:18 PM edit delete reply

I'm not sure CentComm has a camera; however, if she does I do hope she takes pictures. That is one of the things I love to do at Cons. Take pictures of the costumes. :-)
velvetsanity 11th Jan 2014, 6:45 PM edit delete reply

PICTURES! PICTURES! PICTURES!
Centcomm 12th Jan 2014, 8:13 PM edit delete reply

Seriously guys thank you and a very special thank you for those that donated MASS HUGS!!!

Yes I haz pics for you guys :D they will be posted along with other info soon! :D
Stormwind13 12th Jan 2014, 8:32 PM edit delete reply

Yay! Glad you had a good time. ::HUGS::

Waits anxiously for the pictures to appear.

Waits even MORE anxiously for the next page to appear! :-D
mjkj 13th Jan 2014, 3:30 AM edit delete reply

Yayy hugs... :)

*joins group hugs*
jamie59 10th Jan 2014, 7:32 PM edit delete reply

Dolly the real mother here to allot of Taylors. Lets hope Calliope gets there to save Dolly's messanger.
Boren 11th Jan 2014, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
Cent I know exactly what you mean, I've been working on writing a book for a while, and I always know I'm at my best when I feel like I'm not doing the writing anymore, I'm just watching what's going on in my mind and writing down what I see.
Antonious 11th Jan 2014, 11:26 AM edit delete reply

Ok. Is it coincidence ... or some thing/one else. When I voted on TWC the vote captcha character was the title character Evil from the webcomic Evil. Hmmmmm
Stormwind13 11th Jan 2014, 11:41 AM edit delete reply

Sympathetic magic, you thinking Antonious? Like calling to like, since we KNOW CentComm is EVIL. :-D

Could be rabbit, could be. :-D
JacobJSebastian 12th Jan 2014, 5:10 PM edit delete reply

DarkCon ROCKED. CentComm WAS taking pics this weekend. Apparently, she will post them soon. That is all.
mjkj 12th Jan 2014, 6:03 PM edit delete reply

Yayyyyy :)

*looking forward to the pictures*
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