Comic 982 - Challenged...

20th Feb 2014, 9:00 PM
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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Centcomm 20th Feb 2014, 9:08 PM edit delete
I really hate to ask but I have Meds that need to be refilled as in asap..
not having them can be BAD.. >_<

** Meds are being refilled - its a 30 day supply untill the blood test is done ..

and a full blood test coming up ..the meds are like 50.00 and I have 30 days to get the blood test done.. the blood test is 275.00

I currently have 60 of it ...

SO any help would be very appreceated !! *HUGS* ( also new reboot pages are done so anyone that donates can get a lot of cool unreleased pages!! )

Thank you to all that donated :D
Centcomm 23rd Feb 2014, 3:11 PM edit delete
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Stormwind13 20th Feb 2014, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, Kyle does NOT care for it. I didn't think he would.

Rose is right though, that guy is an a$$hole.
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 1:34 AM edit delete reply

oh yeah big time :D

and yeah this kind of treatment is totally against what hes been taught..
Sheela 21st Feb 2014, 9:08 AM edit delete reply

We have seen this story unfold before though, back when Mr Black aquired a new android helper.

I wonder, will Kyle be able to pull a 'Mr. Black' with as much swerve and elegance as Mr Black ?

I doubt it, but at least his heart is in the right place.
Too bad he probably uses a pacemaker.
Dragonrider 20th Feb 2014, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

Well this eliminates she was a messenger from Rose, so check your pockets Kyle. I hope you don't find some reason for us to like this jerk later, but he looks like the type that would teach an android how to pick pockets and use the distraction of abusing her to cover the action. If she is caught he can claim she did it on her own and as uninformed as they are about androids people would believe it.
Stormwind13 20th Feb 2014, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

That is a nasty thought, Dragonrider; however, I have to wonder why they would target Kyle. He doesn't look like he has anything worth stealing. I mean, look at Kyle's appearance.

And Rose is going to have to sit on Kyle. I mean he is SO going to get into trouble in Nova Roma without her sitting on him. :-)
Dragonrider 20th Feb 2014, 9:21 PM edit delete reply

New kid in town he's gonna be carrying his ID and what ever he has with him, and remember to criminals ID is like gold, especiallt fresh out of town ID. Also new kid doesn't know where to go to report crime, plus jerk may have a set up with press gang or the body bank he reports the noob has no ID press gang gets him no one to report crime, body bank gets him same dead men file no crime reports.
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 1:35 AM edit delete reply

nope dead men tell no tales :D
velvetsanity 21st Feb 2014, 4:05 PM edit delete reply

Ahhhh, but in Johnny Mnemonic (not to mention forensic science), dead men *do* tell tales....
Stormwind13 21st Feb 2014, 9:05 PM edit delete reply

But Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, velvet! :-D
cattservant 20th Feb 2014, 9:25 PM edit delete reply

Can you say 'rube'?
Dragonrider 20th Feb 2014, 9:30 PM edit delete reply

Stormwind13 20th Feb 2014, 9:33 PM edit delete reply

Goldberg, Cat. :-D
velvetsanity 21st Feb 2014, 4:20 PM edit delete reply

Machine, Stormwind :D
Stormwind13 21st Feb 2014, 9:05 PM edit delete reply

NICE, velvet. :-D
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 1:35 AM edit delete reply

oh yeah - wonder what else can go wrong .. right?
Sheela 21st Feb 2014, 8:53 AM edit delete reply

This is just Centcomm being mean to Kyle !

Offcourse, Kyle could sweep this whole incident away with a "I don't care about the android, but I'll gladly do fisticuffs with some ahole that annoys me." and hope Rose augmented him enough to take this guy on.

Would be a good test for his newfangled body too.
Stormwind13 21st Feb 2014, 10:05 AM edit delete reply

Well, Duh Sheela. CentComm and Rose (the artist/authors of the story) LIVE to be mean to the characters. And even meaner to the READERS. I mean, they are both EVIL. Making us wait to find out how much trouble Kyle is in. Switching views suddenly so we are left wondering what REALLY went on.

You have a point on how Kyle's new form might be tested Sheela, if brawling combat is allowed for a duel; however, if Kyle challenges him I think the guy would get to pick the weapons (from what I remember of Code Duello). That seems to be the way the guy (and likely the local judiciary) would view it.

And while Kyle is likely smarter, younger and has great reflexes, if a$$hole there is meaner and more experienced in duels, I fear Kyle would not like the results of a duel on a$$hole's terms.
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 1:35 AM edit delete reply

we will see...
cattservant 20th Feb 2014, 9:07 PM edit delete reply

Gee Rose! You could have included some cultural data while you were flying his angels.
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 1:36 AM edit delete reply

LOL .. maybe she did. and hes just not listening ..
Stormwind13 21st Feb 2014, 9:53 AM edit delete reply

A cultural briefing, even implanted knowledge probably would not prepare someone like Kyle for the reality, Cat. I mean, he is about as far into Android rights as you can get... And a$$hole here is about as far the other way as you can get. NOT a good mixture. :-)
cattservant 23rd Feb 2014, 8:20 PM edit delete reply

Not as far as Ada's boyfriend!
Dragonrider 20th Feb 2014, 9:55 PM edit delete reply

First is Kyle carrying?
Second are challenges/duels legal in Nova Roma?
Third if they are, what are the constraints and where do they happen? Right there on the street or is there a stadium where they go once a month and people can buy tickets to watch people kill each other?
cattservant 20th Feb 2014, 10:19 PM edit delete reply

He's got one of those 'electric swords' in his bionic arm.

I bet they are!

Probably the most lucrative option. They do have Gladiators.
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 1:37 AM edit delete reply

Kyle is not carrying a obvious firearm..

and yes Duels and challenges are legal. the main constraint is that by standers are not harmed and are done in a proper arena .. and yes you can pay to watch or grudge matches are free...
Sheela 21st Feb 2014, 8:54 AM edit delete reply

He could challenge the other guy over "being annoying" or even "have bad breath", but it would probably be unwise to challenge him over the android.
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 11:35 AM edit delete reply

LOL good ones..
Sheela 22nd Feb 2014, 11:07 AM edit delete reply

Reminds me of an old shadowbane MMO where one clan got into a war with another clan because they didn't like seeing other people's speech in their chatbox.

.... sometimes it's the weirdest things.
Rashala 21st Feb 2014, 12:58 AM edit delete reply

Rose is a pretty good Judge of character.....If she calls him an A-hole he's a ahole.

Or a Prince Nutcase.

makes me curious and nervious what she thinks of be honest
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 1:37 AM edit delete reply

true .. Rose is a very good judge of charcter...
Rashala 21st Feb 2014, 5:43 PM edit delete reply

now I am even MORE Scared/Curious what she thinks of me
cattservant 21st Feb 2014, 1:06 AM edit delete reply

I wonder if android girl's maintenance is up to date?
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 1:38 AM edit delete reply

lets hope so :D
mjkj 21st Feb 2014, 1:40 AM edit delete reply

Poor her...

I hope they can free her later - and Rose did not tell him to check his pockets. So, does she have remote control/overview over that also?
Sheela 21st Feb 2014, 9:05 AM edit delete reply

I dunno man, two blue headed characters on the same team ? That'll just clash !

And how would they match the shoes ?
It would be anarchy ... ANARCHY, I tells you!
Stormwind13 21st Feb 2014, 10:08 AM edit delete reply

Well, they wouldn't have to worry about the shoes, Sheela. I mean, you would chew them up... probably HAVE already in fact. So that wouldn't be a problem. :-D
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 11:34 AM edit delete reply

yeah wow too much blue !
mjkj 21st Feb 2014, 2:48 PM edit delete reply

And then Dolly is coming - even more blue...
Reiko 21st Feb 2014, 3:40 PM edit delete reply

Actually, my hair is indigo. It's the light that's making it look blue here.
mjkj 21st Feb 2014, 9:15 PM edit delete reply

Oh, indigo :)

Sorry I did not get that in the first try, Reiko. I just hope you can escape there soon.
Reiko 21st Feb 2014, 9:53 PM edit delete reply

That's quite alright. And thank you. It really is a bad place for an android to be.
Stormwind13 25th Feb 2014, 7:26 AM edit delete reply

Actually, isn't indigo a shading of blue, Reiko? :-D
Reiko 25th Feb 2014, 7:56 AM edit delete reply

It's a color in its own right, between blue and violet in the visible light spectrum.
Stormwind13 25th Feb 2014, 9:31 AM edit delete reply

Maybe so, Reiko, but I think I'm with Asimov here - "It is customary to list indigo as a color lying between blue and violet, but it has never seemed to me that indigo is worth the dignity of being considered a separate color. To my eyes it seems merely deep blue." :-)
Stormwind13 21st Feb 2014, 9:51 AM edit delete reply

I fear that it is more along the lines of prioritizing of what to do, mjkj.

Keep him from getting into a Duel, FIRST. Then she can worry about what he may or may not have lost. And since she knows Kyle pretty well by now, I think she knew that she better sit on him HARD before he got a chance to screw it up with his opinions.

I'm pretty sure that Rose can conjure more money and papers if need be. Replacing an agent would slow her down far more. Especially one with a specific skill set, like Kyle here. :-)

And yeah, I have a feeling that 'master' will regret pissing Kyle off... and even more so pissing Rose off (which I think he has managed to do).
Dragonrider 21st Feb 2014, 11:08 AM edit delete reply

UH Storm, I gotta bad vibe here think Kyle should shift his position from facing the android about 45degrees to his left and "Check Six" this jerk may have someone besides the android in on this scam.
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 11:34 AM edit delete reply

in the words of the doctor.. "spoilers"
Sheela 21st Feb 2014, 9:20 PM edit delete reply

... they go on cars together with 'go faster' stripes ! :D
Centcomm 25th Feb 2014, 8:32 AM edit delete reply

LOL funny puppy :D
KarToon12 21st Feb 2014, 10:17 AM edit delete reply

Even though I know this situation isn't funny, for some reason, the "listen to the @$$hole" line made me laugh. ^^;;; XD
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 11:30 AM edit delete reply

no its okay to laugh seriously .. I did when I read it :D sometimes you gotta laugh or cry.. and Id rather laugh ...
velvetsanity 21st Feb 2014, 11:18 AM edit delete reply

I'm half expecting Kyle to go "you know what? I think I will challenge you. Winner keeps her."


"How much to buy her from you?"

Of course, either one would clearly throw a monkey wrench into Rose's plans...

Unless he tried to buy her and the guy refused to sell, anyway. Which could possibly lead into him doing something stupid...
Centcomm 21st Feb 2014, 11:35 AM edit delete reply

hahah ok that would be funny .. and rather logical ..
Stormwind13 21st Feb 2014, 6:37 PM edit delete reply

And in keeping with Kyle's mindset. I don't know how 'rich' Kyle is... Or how wealthy his assumed persona is supposed to be. So it might not be even a pipe dream.

I'll wager though that should other plans come to fruition, Kyle and Rose will NOT forget a$$hole here. If Kyle is dead, of course that would make things a bit harder for him to remember. :-)
Dragonrider 21st Feb 2014, 7:41 PM edit delete reply

I'm fairly sure he's gonna survive however he may well end up taking one or two unplanned side trips that are less than pleasant.
Stormwind13 21st Feb 2014, 8:03 PM edit delete reply

I'm less sure of that, Dragonrider. I mean, the way CentComm hates on Kyle if they need a body to throw off the bus he might find he is the 'lucky' person. :-)
Sheela 21st Feb 2014, 9:22 PM edit delete reply

... off the bus ?
Don't you mean 'in front of the bus' ?
Stormwind13 21st Feb 2014, 10:10 PM edit delete reply

I figured it would be out the back door of the bus, while CentComm had it in reverse. So she wouldn't have to see Kyle's betrayed look as she ran him over. :-D
Dragonrider 21st Feb 2014, 11:12 PM edit delete reply

She doesn't even know he is here, this is a Rose operation and she doesn't tell Cent Krap.
Stormwind13 22nd Feb 2014, 9:42 AM edit delete reply

Who, CentComm? The character doesn't know Kyle is here, true... The EVIL artist does though and hates Kyle... and controls who lives and dies (along with Rose). I mean, if she renders him... down into components, his time in the comic (and her having to put up with him) will be at an end. :-D
Centcomm 23rd Feb 2014, 9:23 AM edit delete reply

yea but rose wont let me just have him run over by a tank .. >_<
Stormwind13 22nd Feb 2014, 8:48 PM edit delete reply

CentComm the artist, Dragonrider. She would GLEEFULLY exterminate Kyle.

And CentComm (the character) might know more than you think. I would be shocked if CentComm didn't keep at least SOME tabs on Kyle, considering his proximity to one of her primary concerns (Lynn).

CentComm probably doesn't know he's being stupidly brave (yet), but probably does know that he isn't where he is SUPPOSED to be, the Great Ridge Hunting Preserve. And just that might have tripped a flag. I mean since WHEN has Kyle been interested in hunting? From the sound of it, he is very much a city boy.
Centcomm 23rd Feb 2014, 9:12 AM edit delete reply

"Kyle" is very well off Parents are part of a mining consortium and make damn good money in sparta
Sheela 23rd Feb 2014, 3:25 PM edit delete reply

Aw, why won't she let you run a tank over him ?
They're hover tanks after all, won't do much damage !
Centcomm 23rd Feb 2014, 7:16 PM edit delete reply

Draginbeard 21st Feb 2014, 10:35 PM edit delete reply

Hmmm is Kyle a reactionary, or a thinker? Taking action without thinking could easily turn one into a corpse before being able to help anyone.
Stormwind13 22nd Feb 2014, 9:25 AM edit delete reply

Kyle is a kid, Draginbeard. I mean, he is a SMART kid, but that can make them worse. They think they can fix everything and so they immediately react to things. Instead of having experience to tell them that they may not have a complete picture and waiting for some things to clarify before acting might lead to more success.

Hopefully Rose will rein him in before he gets himself and his mission in trouble. :-)
Centcomm 23rd Feb 2014, 9:22 AM edit delete reply

hes generally a thinker but right now hes a little on edge
Stormwind13 23rd Feb 2014, 10:21 AM edit delete reply

Kyle is dangling OVER the edge, if you ask me. I mean, in a strange city that hates what he cares about (androids)... That is also holding the woman he (believes he) loves.

Yeah, I think Kyle is definitely out of his comfort zone. :-D
cattservant 23rd Feb 2014, 7:10 PM edit delete reply

Just the recipe for some serious 'character enhancement'!
Centcomm 23rd Feb 2014, 7:16 PM edit delete reply

Just a wee bit id say :D
cattservant 23rd Feb 2014, 7:43 PM edit delete reply

That's what's so fine about this 'lit-art-istic adventure'; every page is a 'valve' providing multiple plausible plot pathways to continue on.

Sitting out here in the 4th Wall Bleachers we see Point A leading to B to C in a good imitation of infinity.

Wouldn't it be interesting to 'stand in front of the valve' and have those multiple possibilities 'shower' down on us all at once!

[Wonder how quickly we'd get soaked?]
Centcomm 25th Feb 2014, 8:32 AM edit delete reply

very cool anaology Cat "D
Some Ed 4th Jun 2017, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
"I'm a `getting where I'm going` lover, and your attitude slows you down. Just saying, so you know. I don't have a quarrel with you, and a duel would just waste your time and my life."
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