Comic 984 - Time marches on..

25th Feb 2014, 9:00 PM
Time marches on..
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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Centcomm 25th Feb 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete
Centcomm
Yep things are moving right along --
Still trying to get the funds for the Bloodwork I need -- And I have lots of redone pages to offer for donations .. :D
Centcomm 27th Feb 2014, 6:56 PM edit delete
Centcomm
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cattservant 25th Feb 2014, 9:03 PM edit delete reply

It's the 'four aces' page tonight!
Centcomm 25th Feb 2014, 9:12 PM edit delete reply

???
cattservant 25th Feb 2014, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

Page eleventy eleven.

Or; 1111
Dragonrider 25th Feb 2014, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

Second your thoughts here Cent
cattservant 25th Feb 2014, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
Centcomm 25th Feb 2014, 9:27 PM edit delete reply

OHHHH your refering to the PAGE number !! gotcha! ok that makes a LOT more sense now :D
mjkj 26th Feb 2014, 1:07 AM edit delete reply

Well, we already had that one a few days ago/last week, then the numbers retreated a bit... :)
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 3:04 PM edit delete reply

happens when im replacing pages in the front .. ( speaking of.. feel free to go check em out and comment ! Rose did a fantastic job with the new dialouge :D
RavenHawk 27th Feb 2014, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
Dolly took Dari prisoner. She was being held in a cell at the trading post. Mira did not bring Dari to New Troy (at least it was not talked about). I can not believe Dolly would take her to Nova Rome. So what happened to Dari?
Centcomm 27th Feb 2014, 2:40 PM edit delete reply

Dari's fate will be revealed once we cut back to Dolly and Ceci :D
Stormwind13 27th Jun 2014, 4:43 PM edit delete reply

RavenHawk... what you are forgetting that there is a BOUNTY on Dari in Nova Roma (per Rotter, 28 June 2012 - Directives).

Dolly is probably going to drag Dari back to Nova Roma to collect the bounty. Which should be Dolly and CeCi's pass to get into the Palace. Where Lynn is SUPPOSEDLY being held. :-D
Dragonrider 25th Feb 2014, 9:04 PM edit delete reply

Krap in the kitchens, I hope she relents, Think Douchie-Poo is gonna be somewhat subdued for a while.

Question with all the advances in power distribution communication wouldn't they have gotten ride of power poles, power lines and phone lines years before the anti android revolution? Also I realize they aren't into EPA and OSHA, good republicans that they are, but still isn't is a bit dangerous to have those oversize, looks like the Rail Tank, taking off and flying among the close confines of those buildings regardless of propulsion type?
Centcomm 25th Feb 2014, 9:11 PM edit delete reply

nope . they are still in use in roma and in many many many parts of the wastes..
velvetsanity 26th Feb 2014, 7:39 AM edit delete reply

Maintenance is easier when the lines are on poles than it is with the lines underground.
Sheela 26th Feb 2014, 10:35 AM edit delete reply

Actually having a degree in this, I can say this is only partically true, as undeground lines are less affected by the weather. So while the initial costs may be higher, the long term is not ... well, if it's done correctly to begin with - Try and save money on lesser quality, and costs will go *way* up. When you work on underground installations of .. well, ANYTHING ... you want quality first and foremost.

Well, at least for tele communications.
Especially if you get into optical lines.

That said, if you have something like, say, a temporary building space, lines will often run on poles scross streets, and may run for a few streets from the building site to the power outtake.
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 12:20 PM edit delete reply

above ground lines also foster rapid growth.. Roma has both above and below ground wires :D
Sheela 26th Feb 2014, 12:35 PM edit delete reply

Only good for rapid growth in the early growth stages, in later stages, air lines will actually hinder further growth.



A few pictures illustrates why :
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Wires in the air when done right.
Nice and easy to find out where they come from and where they're going.
Easy !

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Not quite as well done, but still allright.
Not too hard to figure out.

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Oh dear.

And then compare it to a cable like this :
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And the answer to what is best in the long run should be obvious. :)
Dragonrider 26th Feb 2014, 1:32 PM edit delete reply

How did you get the pic of Beijing, that looks like the area south of The Russian Market looked 20 years ago.
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 3:01 PM edit delete reply

really cool pics sheela but perhaps just links would be better considering the size of them >_<
Tokyo Rose 26th Feb 2014, 2:21 PM edit delete reply

Let's just be honest here. We don't build our own sets, props, or figures; they're assembled out of what we can get, often awesomely retextured up the wazoo. We wanted Nova Roma to have a run-down look in some areas, and a "modern day" skid-row set just worked best for it. Those cables could be actual power/comm lines, "relic" ones that are no longer used but just haven't been removed yet, or just decorative gibbets for all we care. :D
velvetsanity 27th Feb 2014, 2:36 PM edit delete reply

Aerial lines may often require *more* maintenance, but maintenance on underground lines is more involved and complicated, unless it's set up with easily accesible service and maintenance tunnels that let workers follow the lines from one end all the way to the other without having to find alternate routes (such as going up to street level to bypass an inaccessible section). And I think that's fairly rare outside of cities like New York. Most places just can't afford the expense, or the politicians are too busy lining their pockets, to pay the expense of setting up such tunnels.

In those pics, the really horrible one (wiring-wise) looks like probably India (or possibly Bangladesh), judging from the writing on the signs. Where are the other two pics of?
Sheela 27th Feb 2014, 4:01 PM edit delete reply

Somewhere in vietnam I think.

And it's true that on a per case basis, underground cables are more expensive, but they make up for it in much fewer cases of repairs, if they're done right.
cattservant 25th Feb 2014, 9:07 PM edit delete reply

You hear that Kyle?
Check under the lid
before you sit down!
Centcomm 25th Feb 2014, 9:12 PM edit delete reply

hahah ok thats funny..
mjkj 26th Feb 2014, 1:08 AM edit delete reply

*lol* poor ones that Rose has for that duty...
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 12:20 PM edit delete reply

those would be bots.. not people :D
cattservant 25th Feb 2014, 9:10 PM edit delete reply

Bet she can.
The Prince would probably appreciate a little abject fear right about now.
Centcomm 25th Feb 2014, 9:12 PM edit delete reply

his or HERS?
cattservant 25th Feb 2014, 9:17 PM edit delete reply

Hers,
I'm sure it would enhance his testosterone levels!
Centcomm 25th Feb 2014, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

*faceplams*
Sheela 26th Feb 2014, 10:37 AM edit delete reply

Hrmm ... I've always wondered what a faceplam looks like ?
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 12:21 PM edit delete reply

Smack yourself with your palm and ta da thats a faceplam...
Tokyo Rose 26th Feb 2014, 2:13 PM edit delete reply

Except you consistently misspell it as "facePLAM", thus Sheela's remark.
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 3:03 PM edit delete reply

its now canon - I pretty much dont bother correcting myself..on that :D
highlander55 26th Feb 2014, 5:13 PM edit delete reply

That's not the only spelling you don't fix. Your English teacher from 5th grade would have you writing on the chalk board all day. HA Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 9:27 PM edit delete reply

SHUUUSH! im a artist not a english major! thats Roses job!
cattservant 26th Feb 2014, 9:39 PM edit delete reply

Blast vs Chisel
jamie59 25th Feb 2014, 9:24 PM edit delete reply

He's as scared as she is. Maybe more.
Centcomm 25th Feb 2014, 9:27 PM edit delete reply

its debatable .. >_<
Sheela 26th Feb 2014, 10:38 AM edit delete reply

If you think they are scared, you should see the lobster!
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 12:21 PM edit delete reply

its screaming.. >_<
Sheela 26th Feb 2014, 12:39 PM edit delete reply

Not anymore !
highlander55 26th Feb 2014, 5:13 PM edit delete reply

Hope the butter is melted and ready!
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 9:27 PM edit delete reply

MMm buttered lobster :D
Rashala 25th Feb 2014, 10:10 PM edit delete reply

KARMA!!!!!!!!
Sheela 26th Feb 2014, 10:42 AM edit delete reply

What ? Karma for the douchebag ?

I can just see it, douchebag at his table, a cassian (maybe the one with humor?) with papers in her hand and Maxus directing Sergia to "spill" wine on his papers to make them even harder to decipher, and then Maxus punishes douchebag everytime he gets it wrong.
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 12:21 PM edit delete reply

*dies laughing*
Rashala 26th Feb 2014, 5:32 PM edit delete reply

Karma = The Tofu mush for his ACting!
mjkj 26th Feb 2014, 1:06 AM edit delete reply

Great, Ellis is only pretending *is glad for Reiko*

Awww...

Poor Sergia *hugs her* I hope she will survive that whole ordeal...



PS: I like that first aid poster there :)
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 12:22 PM edit delete reply

yep - Ellis is one of Roses :D

Also the poster actually has full lettering - and explains where medical kits are AND who the primary contact is for First aid..
mjkj 26th Feb 2014, 4:50 PM edit delete reply

...in Latin - I saw it. Well, not all since the resolution hampered me...
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 9:27 PM edit delete reply

ahh didnt know how it would survive the shrinking
mjkj 27th Feb 2014, 2:02 AM edit delete reply

Yeah the shrinking is contrary to the readability. The big letters are fine though...
KarToon12 26th Feb 2014, 10:45 AM edit delete reply

Ah...so the man ISN'T a jerkface after all. He's a great actor; had me fooled. :)
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 12:23 PM edit delete reply

things are never what they seem - ok sometimes they are.. :D
Sheela 26th Feb 2014, 12:40 PM edit delete reply

So what you're saying is ... Tofu is gross ?
Tokyo Rose 26th Feb 2014, 2:13 PM edit delete reply

Tofu is ALWAYS gross.
Centcomm 26th Feb 2014, 3:03 PM edit delete reply

is staying away from the strange stuff!
Dragonrider 26th Feb 2014, 3:09 PM edit delete reply

Does that mean you don't want a Tofurger with cheese for supper?
velvetsanity 26th Feb 2014, 4:03 PM edit delete reply

Whether it's gross or not depends on how it's prepared and the dish it's in
cattservant 26th Feb 2014, 5:47 PM edit delete reply

And how hungry you are...
Mister Black 26th Feb 2014, 4:34 PM edit delete reply

Trust me. Things are *always* what they seem. Would I lie?

*innocentlook*
Sheela 26th Feb 2014, 5:49 PM edit delete reply

Things are always what they seem, huh ?

Even Murder Turd ToFu ?
Rashala 26th Feb 2014, 10:50 PM edit delete reply

I will comment once I get out of the hospital. I have to have shrapnel removed....My voice stress ANalyzer *lie detector* Exploded when it read what Mister black just posted
velvetsanity 27th Feb 2014, 7:04 AM edit delete reply

Are you implying that you're not a human male, Mr. Black?
highlander55 26th Feb 2014, 5:17 PM edit delete reply

< throws tofu in circle file cabinet and makes bacon, cheddar and 1/2# burger with fries then sneaks out to enjoy! Yummm>
Dragonrider 26th Feb 2014, 8:06 PM edit delete reply

*Drives thru Burger King and grabs double whopper with Bacon. Cheese.tomato and Mayo. Regular fries and Diet Coke.
highlander55 27th Feb 2014, 6:39 PM edit delete reply

Ummm! Mountain Dew!
Johninaustin 26th Feb 2014, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
I won't lie,the first time I saw those round tofu patties at an old GF's house I thought it was some sort of funky pan scrubber. I had no idea people ATE the things.
Highlander55 27th Feb 2014, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
Funky pan scrubber- Hmmm... That might, I say might give it some flavor!
velvetsanity 27th Feb 2014, 2:42 PM edit delete reply

Tofu burgers are horrible, definitely. But as part of a dish like, say, sukiyaki, it's not bad.
Centcomm 27th Feb 2014, 6:54 PM edit delete reply

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Dragonrider 27th Feb 2014, 7:58 PM edit delete reply

Very Nice
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 21st Jul 2014, 12:19 PM edit delete reply

Tofu IS gross, thank you! Stupid tofu, being all dumb and unappetizing...
antrik 10th Oct 2016, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
The dress is suspiciously similar to the one Harpy err I mean Harley was wearing?...
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