Comic 986 - Smart mouth.. no really.

2nd Mar 2014, 9:00 PM
Smart mouth.. no really.
Average Rating: 5 (17 votes)
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Dragonrider 2nd Mar 2014, 9:03 PM edit delete reply

Did he suddenly get an implant of tact? Not much common sense but still better than a completely direct challenge to the way things are.
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2014, 8:23 AM edit delete reply

hehe hes learning :D
cattservant 2nd Mar 2014, 9:05 PM edit delete reply

There's more of them in on it than out of it on this page!
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2014, 8:23 AM edit delete reply

heheh amusing no?
Vivocateur 2nd Mar 2014, 9:07 PM edit delete reply

That could have gone worse.
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2014, 8:23 AM edit delete reply

it could have gone .. far far worse..
Hornet 3rd Mar 2014, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
yep, a boot up someone's bung hole. Just not currently sure who's boot / where?
jamie59 2nd Mar 2014, 9:12 PM edit delete reply

smoth move Kyle.
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2014, 8:23 AM edit delete reply

velvetsanity 2nd Mar 2014, 9:16 PM edit delete reply

Color me impressed. He may actually have a chance, so long as his emotions don't get in the way like they almost did with Reiko.
cattservant 2nd Mar 2014, 9:23 PM edit delete reply

Perhaps he's become aware
He's in the cave with the bear...
Dragonrider 2nd Mar 2014, 9:31 PM edit delete reply

More likely the cave bear cut him a brand spanking new one after he left Reiko and before he met Agrippa and also informed him there were others involved he could endanger. BTW if Rose needs Computer access why not just use people already in place?
cattservant 2nd Mar 2014, 9:47 PM edit delete reply

As I recall, She needed a technically educated live body to go down a hole and splice cables.

[Discussed in Comics 586-604.]
velvetsanity 2nd Mar 2014, 10:27 PM edit delete reply

I'm still trying to figure out why he's in the palace instead of heading towards where A. actually is, and the only thing I can come up with is Rose is making him bide his time while she makes arrangements for him to safely get there without the big guns blowing him up.
cattservant 2nd Mar 2014, 10:31 PM edit delete reply

Well, at least one of her deep cover agents is right there in the kitchen stirring the plot...
Tokyo Rose 3rd Mar 2014, 7:53 AM edit delete reply

There is exactly one single person in the entire world who can safely get into the AI complex, and she lives in the palace.
Dragonrider 3rd Mar 2014, 8:06 AM edit delete reply

And unfortunately she ain't gonna be in residence for a while.
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2014, 8:26 AM edit delete reply

Yep and Acantha doesnt like sharing :D well sometimes :D
Dragonrider 3rd Mar 2014, 10:23 AM edit delete reply

I would imagine that Lynn will also be allowed access as she has pledged her Mother's help in repairing Aeneas. Have a feeling Aeneas could route a call out to Luna to be relayed to Mom and Lynn could start some of the repairs with Mom setting up a supply base of needed equipment to bring in when she goes to kick Douchbag into the dogfood grinder.
cattservant 3rd Mar 2014, 2:46 PM edit delete reply

Wonder how she will feel about Kyle popping up?
sigpig 18th Jul 2015, 2:05 PM edit delete reply

Who, Lynn? Under different circumstances (like, her original plan of flying out to see him ON HER BIRTHDAY) I'm sure she would have been THRILLED to see Kyle "popping up" (or PART of him, in any rate...)
Rashala 3rd Mar 2014, 3:16 PM edit delete reply

AHAH!!!!!!!!!!!! *points to rose's onlye one living person could get into the AI complex

PROOF LADIES and GENTLEMEN. That rose IS an AI... ANd Seriously Rose you don't think YOU could get in there if you wanted?
Tokyo Rose 4th Mar 2014, 3:57 PM edit delete reply


Okay, let me clarify slightly: "only one living person could PHYSICALLY get into the AI complex". ;D
Rashala 4th Mar 2014, 7:32 PM edit delete reply


Oh Come on Rose Admit it ... you COULD waltz in there with a Marching band is you had a mind to
Stormwind13 3rd Mar 2014, 9:47 AM edit delete reply

Fixing Aeneas is likely to take awhile, velvet. I mean, I can't see it being a one night job. I would be shocked if it wasn't a job that took weeks, if not even months to complete.

Moreover, Leo (Kyle) might need resources that aren't readily available in the Aeneas' zone now. In which case he needs a base to operate out of where he can get those resources and a reason to be there. Once he is reasonably certain, he has everything he needs, he can cut ties with the palace and stay in the zone.

Oh and as Rose was so kind to point out, Leo (Kyle) will need Acantha's assistance to gain access in the first place. And this is where Acantha NORMALLY hangs out.

I guess Rose isn't omnipotent, just damn close. :-D Since it seems she doesn't know that Acantha and Lynn are no longer in residence. :-) (Or maybe she does but already had him in motion, plus it would solidify Leo's credentials to be here awhile).
Dragonrider 3rd Mar 2014, 10:29 AM edit delete reply

Months?? How about years, have to decommission those planetary cannons, all the reevers, the decommission and remove the anti matter and reactors install new power sources, run new cabling raze all the buildings around the complex and build a new infrastructure complex. Conservatively you're looking at somewhere around 3-5 years minimum and probably closer to 10 for final completion with all upgrades.

Edit Thought: With the amount of time this will take and the cooperation needed between Roma and Troy I can almost see Lynn becoming the Troy "Ambassador" to Rome with the bond between Acantha and her that is developing.
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2014, 10:42 AM edit delete reply

thats actually a pretty good time frame .. if it all doesnt collapse.. AND Lynn has to survive :D
Dragonrider 3rd Mar 2014, 12:31 PM edit delete reply

OH she survives, or you wouldn't be telling the tale, just what she has to endure to survive is the Apocalypse II question.
Stormwind13 3rd Mar 2014, 10:55 AM edit delete reply

Oh I wasn't talking about fixing/upgrading Aeneas Dragonrider. I was talking about just fixing some of the broken links so that Aeneas could start helping himself. I think that is a shorter time frame job, but still not something that is going to be done quickly.

I mean, get Aeneas access to his repair core and he can do a lot of the rest of it himself.

It won't be quick, there is a LOT to be done (as you correctly pointed out). I was just looking at what Leo (Kyle) would likely be focused on initially.
Tokyo Rose 4th Mar 2014, 4:14 PM edit delete reply

There wouldn't be any decommissioning of the orbital cannons or the combat drones; the AI complexes all have heavy security. There's no urgent need to remove the antimatter reactors, as they're perfectly viable power sources when fueled and completely safe when they're not. Lynn's reaction to the cannons and the A-M reactor was more due to her never having seen them in person or up close before.

The infrastructure buildings outside the complex definitely need some vigorous urban renewal, but it's unlikely that Aeneas would permit anything to be set up that close around the complex again. That's how Aurelian and his strike team gained access. The damage inside the complex is pretty much just cosmetic--patch up the bullet holes and blast craters, replace a few doors, clean the place top to bottom, and it's good to go. The most critical damage is to Aeneas himself.
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2014, 10:41 AM edit delete reply

all excellent points ( welcome back Storm! )
Stormwind13 3rd Mar 2014, 10:55 AM edit delete reply

Thank you CentComm. Good to be back. :-)
Hornet 3rd Mar 2014, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
I think all the parties not currently in the Black Palace are working under the assumption that Lynn is still in there.
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2014, 8:24 AM edit delete reply

hes just gotta learn to keep em under control
Sheela 4th Mar 2014, 2:32 PM edit delete reply

As I understood it, it was only the link between the repair core and the main core that was damaged, so the repair core cannot see the rest of the system, nor repair it ?

Because a link, even a very complicated one, can be fixed within a relatively short time frame ... ie. weeks 'n' months as opposed to years... as long as you know where each junction leads.

Unless it's really extensive damage to many links, so you have to find out where they need to go first, stuff like that takes a long time to fix as well.

A good example on that would be the when the Soviet regime fell away to capitalism, there was a good deal of vandalism on old Soviet era landmarks, and some of those included old Radio Telescopes.

One of the biggest and best radio telescope from that era was vandalized for almost 7 hours, then lay still for a few years, until finally a bunch of volunteers started trying to repair it.

About 5to 10 people have been trying to repair it for 3 years or so, most of the damage was light, and mainly just junction boxes having their wires ripped out.

And they're still not finished.

We're probably looking at the side of 100k man hours or morein repairs, compaired to just 7 hours of vandalism.
Stormwind13 4th Mar 2014, 5:18 PM edit delete reply

Possibly, Sheela. The thing is that he will likely have some bot support for some of the tedious stuff... And I would think Leo (Kyle) would be getting assistance from both Tokyo Rose (even if it is just schematics and guidance) as well as Aeneas...

Some things like this start slow and finish quick, as the system gets put back together. Guess we shall wait and see how long it takes. I think we are all here for the ride, regardless. :-)
Sheela 5th Mar 2014, 12:53 PM edit delete reply

True, robotic help is very useful, especially if it's a smart robot.
mjkj 2nd Mar 2014, 11:49 PM edit delete reply

Wow, nice save there, Leo...

Smart mouth or not, it has worked: Kenley is no longer choking poor Sergia.

...and great, Miraiko is there :D

I wonder if Rose will tell him about her...

*hugs Miraiko and Sergia*

velvetsanity 3rd Mar 2014, 5:48 AM edit delete reply

I doubt it unless Rose actually needs her to keep him from getting lost or show him where/how to get the kind of computer access he needs. (Although I'd guess that Miraiko has already sent Rose maps of the palace that are as complete as possible)
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2014, 8:28 AM edit delete reply

Mirako got a new hairstyle last time she was here ( a fwe pages ago ) and yes a clothing switch..

Glad shes still recognizable :D
KarToon12 3rd Mar 2014, 7:27 AM edit delete reply

You can get a job anywhere when Frozone's backing you up. XD
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2014, 8:27 AM edit delete reply

LOL nice.. good one :D "frozone" *snickers*
XRzer04 3rd Mar 2014, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
Haha, Frozone! Anyway, I'm betting Catt's first comment above about being In On It is in some way referring to the as-yet silent observer in the cage-dancing outfit...
Centcomm 3rd Mar 2014, 8:28 AM edit delete reply

wheels within wheels ..
cattservant 4th Mar 2014, 8:44 PM edit delete reply

Just try to avoid getting your tail run over! >^OO^<!
Draginbeard 3rd Mar 2014, 1:53 PM edit delete reply

Well said, well played, and well done. =)
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