Comic 969 - Respect...

21st Jan 2014, 9:15 PM
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)
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Stormwind13 21st Jan 2014, 9:17 PM edit delete reply

Seems like there is a surprise in the hall. I'm guessing Calliope has arrived on the scene. :-)

Oh and ::HUGS Mira:: Wow, CentComm isn't the only one impressed by Mira. She is BRAVE.
Centcomm 21st Jan 2014, 9:28 PM edit delete reply

She was taking a "calculated" risk this lady should play cards for a living :D
Stormwind13 22nd Jan 2014, 5:57 PM edit delete reply

Hard to play cards with your eyes closed though. :-D
cattservant 21st Jan 2014, 9:17 PM edit delete reply

You damn kids get off my lawn!!!
Centcomm 21st Jan 2014, 9:29 PM edit delete reply

cattservant 21st Jan 2014, 9:21 PM edit delete reply

Gee, look who's in center focus in the last panel background.

[And who doesn't look the least surprised or relieved...]
Stormwind13 21st Jan 2014, 9:22 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, notice who is NOT in the field of fire! :-D
Centcomm 21st Jan 2014, 9:29 PM edit delete reply

LOL yep shes still hanging out..
mjkj 22nd Jan 2014, 12:27 AM edit delete reply

She still is missing her bag of popcorn... :p
Tokyo Rose 22nd Jan 2014, 2:33 PM edit delete reply

I kinda wonder if Le Artiste just forgot to give Krystal a facial expression there. She is SO background material right now :D
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2014, 2:52 PM edit delete reply

Krystal is keeping her expressions under control and observing ( and thats all im gonna say about that... ) I did not forget :D
Mayyday 21st Jan 2014, 9:23 PM edit delete reply

Keep it down out there! I'm trying to watch my soaps!
Centcomm 21st Jan 2014, 9:29 PM edit delete reply

Lost in Translation for the WIN! :D
velvetsanity 21st Jan 2014, 9:29 PM edit delete reply

Let's see, CentComm just crapped her pants, Mira's thinking "huh?", and Kristal is quietly recording every moment for Rose to giggle at later.
Centcomm 21st Jan 2014, 9:38 PM edit delete reply

yep so nicely put :D ( i cant confirm or deny anything :D )
Dragonrider 21st Jan 2014, 9:35 PM edit delete reply

Awards Mira Silver Star for Conspicuous Bravery in The Face of The Enemy plus a 10,000 Grams of Gold stipend.
Would assume not many people other than the Taylors, Dolly, and TeeDee have lived through facing down Evil-1 and she is probably the only one to do it facing a pair of Kill Bots as well.
Good on you girl get inside, deliver your message and finish off Calli's Waster Booze.

Edit Note, Calli most have activated Sunstone, I see the Blast Doors are closed behind Mira and Ktystal is moving up now there is no chance she gets blown up as collateral damage. Wonder if the 10,000 grams of gold would allow Mira to buy Vinnies contract.
Centcomm 21st Jan 2014, 9:38 PM edit delete reply

Oh yes Mira is going to want a drink a LARGE one. :D she will take engine cleaner at this point >_<

and yes its a very short list of people that have earned Cents Ire..
Sheela 21st Jan 2014, 10:28 PM edit delete reply

Mira's gonna forget all about drinks if she gets to see Calliopes workshop.

... all those sexy, sexy tools!
Stormwind13 22nd Jan 2014, 3:59 AM edit delete reply

I'm not sure Sheela. Calliope is into the wetware side of tech and Mira is more of a hardware gal. Different emphasis, different tools. :-)
Sheela 22nd Jan 2014, 2:18 PM edit delete reply

I'm sure there's enough overlap in tools to get Mira all excited. :)
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2014, 2:53 PM edit delete reply

Correct - Calli does soft tech , Dr silver also does hard and soft tech.. Mira is a mechanic .. she does not "design" or create things :D ( except for jury-rigging )
Sheela 21st Jan 2014, 10:14 PM edit delete reply

Ah, so the paper tiger did back off.
Good, even though it's made of paper, it's still a tiger with lots of fangs and teeth.
cattservant 21st Jan 2014, 10:26 PM edit delete reply

Paper Tigers,
Paper Cuts!
Slicey bites
Drive you nuts!
Sheela 22nd Jan 2014, 2:18 PM edit delete reply

Ha ha ha, lovely little bit there.

Also, damn paper cuts, we hates them!
jamie59 21st Jan 2014, 10:20 PM edit delete reply

Love Centcomm's look of total astonishment in the last panel.
XMinusOne 21st Jan 2014, 10:39 PM edit delete reply
Psych! Who was zoomin' who here? I think Cents was testing Mira to see if she was legit. If she backed down, I bet she'd have been blown apart where she stood. Maybe Calliope will have a clean pair of panties Mira can wear home.
velvetsanity 21st Jan 2014, 10:47 PM edit delete reply

Nah, it was entirely an intimidation tactic, in the hopes of getting her sensors on the message so she could filter/censor it if nothing else.
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2014, 3:00 PM edit delete reply

all will be explained :D
cattservant 22nd Jan 2014, 3:44 PM edit delete reply

"All" ? !!
velvetsanity 22nd Jan 2014, 3:53 PM edit delete reply

Yep, "all". Eventually. As in, by the time the story reaches its conclusion. :D
cattservant 22nd Jan 2014, 4:14 PM edit delete reply

By then I probably won't remember what I'm doing...
highlander55 22nd Jan 2014, 6:00 PM edit delete reply

@ cattservant, Maybe you won't remember but then you can read the entire story uninterrupted from Alpha to Omega as if it was new too you. LOL
Stormwind13 23rd Jan 2014, 4:29 PM edit delete reply

By that point it might be so long that I'll forget what the beginning was like before getting to the end. :-D
mjkj 22nd Jan 2014, 12:46 AM edit delete reply

Great update. I especially like the facial expressions of CentComm and Mira.

*hugs Mira*

I believe she is relieved now that Calliope is there.

...though CentComm's expression is priceless.

And Krystal is still looking good and relaxed (though she looks like she still is missing her popcorn, I believe).

Sheela 22nd Jan 2014, 2:19 PM edit delete reply

Methinks Krystal mostly looks overdressed.

Or skimpily dressed, as the case were.
Rashala 22nd Jan 2014, 1:26 AM edit delete reply

TO translate for those who are ! Disabled...

Centcomm is thinking in that last frame;''

AW...F!#@ I'm in for it now.
highlander55 22nd Jan 2014, 3:49 PM edit delete reply

Yep! Cent is gonna get an Ass Whoopin now!!
Dragonrider 22nd Jan 2014, 9:09 AM edit delete reply

Further edit to my original comment. Since Evil-1 runs everything in the Kingdom when Callie called Helios Towers Control and put security on standby for her personal assumption of command, Evil-1 was the one she was notifying correct. In effect she was telling the control module, your collar just got changed to a choke chain and I am holding a damn short leash. back off now.
dakyri 22nd Jan 2014, 11:54 AM edit delete reply

interesting point ... torturous wait till friday and even that might not be enough. cent isn't acting like someone with a guilty secret though (which she would be if she was responsible for the sabotage) ... and i expect calliope is looking in the kind of form that had a wasteland merc eating out of her hand ;)
velvetsanity 22nd Jan 2014, 11:58 AM edit delete reply

Oh, I'm pretty sure she's responsible for the sabotage. If it wasn't already in place, Ceci was under orders to do it. CentComm just isn't human and doesn't feel guilt the way humans (and many androids, I suspect) do.
Tokyo Rose 22nd Jan 2014, 2:30 PM edit delete reply

We will neither confirm nor deny, as the answer will become clear fairly soon.
Rashala 22nd Jan 2014, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

What everyone continues to forget.

Centy Has her own Agenda and plans here, and she is able and willing to do everything she can to ensure MAximum Efficency to achieve the optimal outcome. for whatever it is her agenda may or may not be. be that Sabotaging Dollya nd slowing her down, or Shoving a UInstable unintegrated TEdee in a high risk mission where she ends up beating the snot out of MArcus before Dragging him off to a closet later and jumping his bones.

*closes eyes and waits for death for that last bit*
Dragonrider 22nd Jan 2014, 4:20 PM edit delete reply

No way TeeDee could jump his bones, she lacks the equipment, necessary openings ain't there Rash she lacks the primary fun and games 1 pack.
Marcus Ramesy 23rd Jan 2014, 10:46 AM edit delete reply

you do realize that 1. having sex with teedee would be like having sex with my sister, and 2. having sex with teedee would be like having sex with a toaster. 3. have you seen what happens to people when they put their personal bits inside of a toaster? 4. may what ever you believe in have mercy on you.... because I doubt teedee will.
Centcomm 23rd Jan 2014, 1:38 PM edit delete reply

* Teedee * : fist bumps Marcus :D
Rashala 23rd Jan 2014, 8:32 PM edit delete reply

*POints out before TEdee Pastes him*

you do realize TEdee MArcus Just compared you to a DEvice made to control burn bread and feed people Right?
Stormwind13 23rd Jan 2014, 4:28 PM edit delete reply

@Marcus: Welcome to the conversation, stranger. :-) I thought you had gotten lost in one of the blizzards out that way or something. :-)
Marcus Ramesy 25th Jan 2014, 1:38 PM edit delete reply

i try to keep up but my schedule doesnt keep me up to date on every thing that is happening here.. I try to check in every few days, to make sure you all havent burnt the place down or caused a riot I have to put down..
Stormwind13 25th Jan 2014, 4:22 PM edit delete reply

Well, try not to be TOO big a stranger. Understand that real life happens, but some people here need to have someone keep them in line (like the evil artist and even MORE evil authoress :-D).

Oh and do me a favor, jump over to Luna Star and put a couple rounds into Doctor Granger... I mean, if I have a PROFESSIONAL around ask them to do the job. :-D
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2014, 3:00 PM edit delete reply

I say .. nothing! * cuts to a commercial for the ministry of silly walks.. *
Stormwind13 22nd Jan 2014, 6:22 PM edit delete reply

You look NOTHING like Sargent Schultz, CentComm. First the Sargent was a HE... and did NOT have pink hair. :-)
KarToon12 22nd Jan 2014, 12:45 PM edit delete reply

Hmm...I wonder who THAT could be? ;)
mjkj 22nd Jan 2014, 1:16 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, who could that be?

It might be Tokyo Rose - that would explain CentComm's expression...

Or it could be Miss Direction...

velvetsanity 22nd Jan 2014, 1:26 PM edit delete reply

That would be *hilarious* if it's Rose and not Calli :D
mjkj 22nd Jan 2014, 2:09 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, it would... :p
Sheela 22nd Jan 2014, 2:21 PM edit delete reply

oOoohhh ... can I vote for Miss Directions ?!
mjkj 22nd Jan 2014, 4:15 PM edit delete reply

Yes, you can vote, Sheela - though what CentComm (the artist) will do with the votes will be seen ... (or not)
Tokyo Rose 22nd Jan 2014, 2:31 PM edit delete reply

A five-word sentence and not one of them is an expletive.
velvetsanity 22nd Jan 2014, 3:22 PM edit delete reply

That was eleven words right there, Rose ^_~
mjkj 22nd Jan 2014, 4:19 PM edit delete reply

I believe Rose meant the five-word sentence in the comic - and if it would be Tokyo Rose there in the comic there would have to be an expletive in that sentence - so it might not really be her in the comic ... maybe a clone?

...and yeah, Velvet, she seems to be able to speak longer sentences without expletives - as long as the word expletive is in it, it seems...

Edit: *is shocked* There is a much longer sentence by Rose up here in the comments without expletives at all ... a total of twenty-two words ... and another one with fourteen...

Tokyo Rose 23rd Jan 2014, 2:17 PM edit delete reply

You're right! Hang on, I need to make up for lost obscenity!

[torrent of vulgarity redacted for the sake of decency]
Rashala 22nd Jan 2014, 3:27 PM edit delete reply

Is it....

Oh No Calli Is here.?
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2014, 2:58 PM edit delete reply

we shall find out on friday ! :D
mjkj 22nd Jan 2014, 4:13 PM edit delete reply

Hopefully :D
Stormwind13 22nd Jan 2014, 6:26 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, NOT holding my breath Evil-doer! You keep dangling the carrot and then yanking it away! :-p We've been on the edge of our seats for WEEKS now... Grrrr... :-) ::Glares at Rose also:: And you TOO, Missy! :-)
highlander55 22nd Jan 2014, 6:03 PM edit delete reply

I have to say to Centcomm, Rose and the others this would be a cool animation series. Be able to hear the dialog with all the innuendos would go a lot farther understanding how something is said or described.
Tokyo Rose 23rd Jan 2014, 1:58 PM edit delete reply

It WOULD be rather fun to do this as an animation series, but it's probably best for the world if I only have one person to pick on. Hi, Cent ;D
highlander55 23rd Jan 2014, 2:50 PM edit delete reply
All I can say Rose is Ouch!
Centcomm 23rd Jan 2014, 3:28 PM edit delete reply

*sobs at her desk* poor me... >_<
mjkj 23rd Jan 2014, 6:26 PM edit delete reply

*hugs and comforts CentComm*
Stormwind13 23rd Jan 2014, 3:42 PM edit delete reply

I think you are very much right, highlander. I would very much like to see it as an animated work; however, I don't want to drive poor CentComm to an early grave (she still has artwork to produce, darn it). Nor am I convinced that unleashing ROSE on the unsuspecting world would be a good thing. Upon further reflection though, many of them probably DO deserve it... :-D
velvetsanity 23rd Jan 2014, 4:47 PM edit delete reply

It wouldn't even have to be animated. Heck, pitch it right and it could be a Hollywood blockbuster. Or maybe even a comics company might be interested in picking it up! And then make a movie of it!
JacobJSebastian 22nd Jan 2014, 9:53 PM edit delete reply

so, I tried to tell my daughter about Datachasers. she asked what genre it was... I floundered this out: "high tech cyberpunk kinda post apocolyptic action drama wibbly wobbly thingy."
velvetsanity 22nd Jan 2014, 10:22 PM edit delete reply

It even has some timey wimey things in the form of flashbacks! And it's all humany wumany, too! (I'm a fan of The Doctor, if you can't tell :D )
Sheela 23rd Jan 2014, 8:29 AM edit delete reply

Ah, but it's the wibbly wobbly bits that keeps it entertaining! :)
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 22nd Jan 2014, 11:27 PM edit delete reply

Caught up. Loved the ride as usual. Can't wait for more SO I BUILT A TIME MACHINE.
Sheela 23rd Jan 2014, 8:57 AM edit delete reply

ZOMG ... a Time Masheen?! :D
Centcomm 23rd Jan 2014, 3:27 PM edit delete reply

heheh - there is more coming trust me! :D
xrzer04 23rd Jan 2014, 1:59 AM edit delete reply
This series has so many cliffhangers I feel like I need a rope and a harness and a pair of those funny little shoes
cattservant 23rd Jan 2014, 12:08 PM edit delete reply

For Sure!
You could go rappelling in the archives!
Stormwind13 23rd Jan 2014, 3:03 PM edit delete reply

LOL xrzer. That post is so full of win! And VERY apt too. :-)
Centcomm 23rd Jan 2014, 3:27 PM edit delete reply

awesome comment - hands him gear :D
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