Comic 995 - Question...

23rd Mar 2014, 9:00 PM
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)
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cattservant 23rd Mar 2014, 9:04 PM edit delete reply

A Mistress of deflection.

[And a Christopher Marlowe reference!]
Dragonrider 23rd Mar 2014, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

What would you expect given the devious pair that write these?
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 12:14 AM edit delete reply

more of the same high quality?
velvetsanity 23rd Mar 2014, 9:15 PM edit delete reply

No deflection, just priorities. Take care of the more urgent things first, *then* tell the long stories :D

Don't want that cold to turn into pneumonia, after all...
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 12:14 AM edit delete reply

exactly :D
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 12:14 AM edit delete reply

nah not deflecting .. just delaying :D
Sheela 24th Mar 2014, 10:23 AM edit delete reply

Lies, all lies !

.. I stole the script and hid it ! >_<
mjkj 24th Mar 2014, 2:33 PM edit delete reply

...and here I thought you ate it... :p
Sheela 24th Mar 2014, 4:30 PM edit delete reply

I would never!

.. as long as I have tuna. :)
mjkj 25th Mar 2014, 2:33 AM edit delete reply

*is relieved*

I am glad you had/have enough tuna...
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 5:04 PM edit delete reply

LOL hands Sheela more tuna :D
Sheela 24th Mar 2014, 5:46 PM edit delete reply

yay, tuna! :D
jamie59 23rd Mar 2014, 9:12 PM edit delete reply

I like hot showers for that.
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 12:14 AM edit delete reply

hot showers.. hot baths :D
Stormwind13 24th Mar 2014, 2:57 AM edit delete reply

Women seem to like to soak in baths, jamie... and the heat would help the cold for awhile. :-)
Rashala 23rd Mar 2014, 10:45 PM edit delete reply

*points at Centy as the answer is defelcted for 2-3 more updates or more*

Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 12:15 AM edit delete reply

LOL trust me its worth the wait :D
Stormwind13 24th Mar 2014, 2:56 AM edit delete reply

Trust you (and Rose) to be EVIL... keep us hanging on, waiting for answers you mean!!! :-D
Sheela 24th Mar 2014, 10:24 AM edit delete reply

Sounds like she's gonna diverge you unto another path using nudity.

... pure evil!
highlander55 25th Mar 2014, 6:19 PM edit delete reply

< gets out the popcorn and soda> Buckle up! It's Showtime!!
mjkj 24th Mar 2014, 3:03 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, I beliebe - erm, believe a hot bath with some essentials could do wonders - even if just to Lynn's mood and feeling better
Sheela 24th Mar 2014, 10:25 AM edit delete reply

*eyes mjkj suspiciously*

What did you say ?
mjkj 25th Mar 2014, 2:32 AM edit delete reply

No, no bath for you, Sheela - only for Lynn...
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 5:03 PM edit delete reply

totally agreed :D
Stormwind13 24th Mar 2014, 3:07 AM edit delete reply

Irene seems to want Lynn to have a positive view of Nova Roma. Guided her to be as positive as possible in her opinions, it seems to me.

I wonder if that is Maxus guiding the questions through Irene or if she is doing it herself after talking to him. :-)
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 5:03 PM edit delete reply

spoilers :D
Stormwind13 24th Mar 2014, 6:33 PM edit delete reply

So we are going to go REALLY fast, but want to stay on the ground? I mean, that is what spoilers are for, right? :-D

So, where are we going in such a tearing big hurry? :-D Can I drive? }:-D~>
Kamy 24th Mar 2014, 5:04 AM edit delete reply
Not so sure about Acantha face in the 2nd panel... she seems a little "switched off" !

And I like Irene a lot already, seems a good lady, with much to say...

Tokyo Rose 24th Mar 2014, 4:12 PM edit delete reply

Oh, God.

I actually noticed the same oddly blank expression while scripting, and I was totally unable to resist the impulse to do a joke version of the page where Acantha has a big thought balloon reading "I JUST FARTED SO HARD, LOL".

Then I got scolded for making Cent eject soda out the nose. Again.
Sheela 24th Mar 2014, 4:31 PM edit delete reply

.. I thought that was what noses were supposed to be for ?
Stormwind13 24th Mar 2014, 4:48 PM edit delete reply

No, no Sheela. Noses are for poking in OTHER people's business. :-D

It is just a fun side effect that they can also spew soda. :-D
Kamy 25th Mar 2014, 1:20 AM edit delete reply
Oh no Rose, ... I was drinking my coffee !
No so good through the nose, you know...
but no as bad as soda! :-)
mjkj 25th Mar 2014, 5:29 AM edit delete reply

Hmmm, Rose, where can we see that page????
Tokyo Rose 25th Mar 2014, 10:46 PM edit delete reply

I'll put it up for Sunday :D
mjkj 26th Mar 2014, 2:03 PM edit delete reply

Great, thanks, Rose :)
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 5:03 PM edit delete reply

yeah not sure how that one got past me .. I was in the middle of resetting Acantha's expression and just.. kinda forgot. and then it slipped by. gah! and yeah I nearly died at Rose's Joke page :D
Rashala 24th Mar 2014, 11:35 PM edit delete reply

Nasal soda......been there You'd think it would smell good but burns like heck
highlander55 25th Mar 2014, 6:23 PM edit delete reply

<deleted comment>

I was going to say something humorous but decided hell with it.
KarToon12 24th Mar 2014, 7:18 AM edit delete reply

It's a shame that most people here are nice, save for their leader.
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 5:01 PM edit delete reply

yep dont worry things are going to be touched on :D
Stormwind13 24th Mar 2014, 6:25 PM edit delete reply

Touched, CentComm? I have a feeling it will be more than TOUCHED on. Unless you mean touch in the manner that the house TOUCHED the Wicked Witch of the East in The Wizard of Oz. :-D
Johninaustin 24th Mar 2014, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
It's that way everywhere. Unless they are shooting at you of course. ;)
Sheela 24th Mar 2014, 10:27 AM edit delete reply

Interestingly, not only is Irene's house the first place that looks like an actual home, but it's also a lot brighter than the last few scenes.

It's almost weird being able to see the characters, rather than having them skulk around in the dark, hissing at one another.
velvetsanity 24th Mar 2014, 1:03 PM edit delete reply

Don't you just love how lighting can set the feel of a scene?
Tokyo Rose 24th Mar 2014, 4:15 PM edit delete reply

I downright babbled with glee at Cent in praise of Irene's place. Because it really does feel like a HOME to me--a comfortable, cozy, familiar place. It's such a striking contrast to the Black Palace's overblown grandeur or even Helios Tower's aggressively futuristic design.
Stormwind13 24th Mar 2014, 4:26 PM edit delete reply

Everyone run and HIDE! We have a babbling Rose, a HAPPY babbling Rose running amok! Few things more TERRIFYING than that! :-D

I have to agree with Velvet the lighting makes the scene. And I have to agree with you too Rose that it really looks like a nice HOME. Somewhere that people live and where love roams the hallways freely. Which definitely isn't the case in the Black Palace... or even in Helios' Tower.
Sheela 24th Mar 2014, 4:48 PM edit delete reply

Babbling, feral, roses.
Now I've seen it all. XD

Actually, all of this ia a bit of a rant-worthy subject for me - Not so much in regards to Datachasers, but in general.
It happens especially in computer games, it's all busines 'n' fighting and no homely stuff.

And being a Dane, I am technically a Viking descendant, and vikings are always shown as running around in the snow half naked - wtf?
Everyone knows that anyone who lives in scandinavia have thick clothes and a house with DOORS and WINDOWS in them, and they keep them CLOSED to keep the heat INSIDE !
It's not because they aren't tough, it's because cold is dangerous as heck, and we often forget it in our modern world.
(hilarious video btw, because he completely underestimates the cold)

So when I see those games/videos/movies about them running around halfnaked, I want to golf-clap them so hard that two golfballs fall out of their face!

I remember playing an old PC game called Dungeon Siege (the first one) and was fighting trough a snowy winter landscape that actually seemed like it would be cold, and I came to a small village, with a smithy in it, and the houses had doors in them, warm light streamed out of the windows and smoke rose from the chimneys and I actually felt a momentary pang of worry for my characters if they didn't get inside and warm themselves up. And sure enough, the smith complained about me opening the door and letting the cold in. So I closed the door after me in that game, and he gave me a small discount. :)

Silly, I know, but avoiding the cold is so ingrained in me, it's hard to explain.

A home should look warm and feel warm and look like it's actually in use, or it'll end up feeling cold - And I'm averse to that.



.. uhm ..

Ok, I'm done ranting for now. :D
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 4:59 PM edit delete reply

ill applaud this rant and approve it 10 times - I picked everyones clothing for this segment because of the cold. and after me and rose discussed it I REALLY wanted Irenes to be warm and inviting with little touches here and there. :D
Sheela 24th Mar 2014, 5:43 PM edit delete reply

The old Vikings had a saying about what a Viking would need to survive the winter, they called it the Four F's ... Foder, Flamme, Frakke, Frille.

*Foder means Fodder, aka. Food .. and water too.
*Flamme means Flame, which means a source of heat, be it a simple shelter or a house.
*Frakke means a Coat, or warm clothes in general.
*Frille means mistress, concubine or even "wench" - In other words, a female companion. Because back then, *they* knew how to prepare the food.

Without those things, they would die.
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 5:01 PM edit delete reply

Well each place is meant to have a feel .. and sense of "place" New Troy is glass and chrome and Roma proper is all marble and grandness and "oppressive" esp the Black Palace. :D
highlander55 25th Mar 2014, 6:30 PM edit delete reply

@Sheela.. Then why do Danes, Norwegians and the like go in a hot tub then jump in a hole in a lake during the winter! Hmmm?
Sheela 26th Mar 2014, 3:20 AM edit delete reply

Ack .. I was hoping you wouldn't notice that.
Antonious 24th Mar 2014, 3:56 PM edit delete reply

The ultimate stuffy head, God I can't sleep,remedy.

Room heated to blood temperature -check
Hot water vaporizer - check
Heated Menthol & eucalyptus oil blend - check
One chiropractor's adjustment table with face hole - check
Lots of luxuriously thick towels to layer on table and self.
Now that room is nicely warmed and steamy, Tell someone what you are doing so they know to check on you, strip to your comfort level of minimal clothing (it's going to get soaked), lie face down on table, relax until you feel like coming out of the room or friend decides you have melted enough.
Centcomm 24th Mar 2014, 4:57 PM edit delete reply

awesome all around :D I approve :D
Stormwind13 24th Mar 2014, 6:44 PM edit delete reply

I know some folks that use a sauna for that purpose, Antonious. Once knew some people that were from Finland and had a sauna in their basement. And if it didn't kill you, you felt like you didn't have a cold when you came out! :-D It tried to burn the cold right out of you. Drink plenty of fluids though.

Of course that 'room' was WAY warmer than body temperature. In the 150 degree range. But you could 'scent' the steam by mixing things in the water, if you desired to.
Don B. 25th Mar 2014, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
I don't know what's going on with Comic Fury lately, but with the exception of Data Chasers and Luna Star, I'm deleting all comics they host from my reading list. It's taking close to ten minutes for your comics to load and I don't have the time to wait for all of the rest to load. I'll come back to them if and when Comic Fury fixes the problem. I hate to do it as it's not the fault of the creators but what can I do? Can't delete your comics though, they're too good to miss.
Stormwind13 25th Mar 2014, 3:06 PM edit delete reply

Weird Don. Mine has been slow a few times, but nothing like that. I have had it time out before, but it has been great for me for the last few days. Today for instance, my response time was less than a second to pull them up.

I'm in Misery ( :-D ) and running a high speed DSL. Don't know if it is a regional problem, provider problem or really something with Comic Fury. :-7
highlander55 25th Mar 2014, 6:32 PM edit delete reply

I use Road Runner and it's ok.
Don B. 25th Mar 2014, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
I don't know why it is, but this only comes up with Comic Fury. Everything else works fine.
Centcomm 26th Mar 2014, 9:59 PM edit delete reply

Im really sorry you are having issues - im flattered you are keeping these two on your list HUGS! I know that some things changed after the last go around of problems with comic fury .. maybe post on the CF forums?
Aurora 25th Mar 2014, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
Okay... I've let this pass for a while now, but it is starting to bug the heck out of me... The word 'Nova Ilium' is totally wrong if you're using Latin! The correct version is 'Novum Ilium' since the adj. 'Novum' must be in the same case, gender, and number as the word it's modifying!

Sorry, just had to get that off my chest. I took Latin in high school for 4 years and I still practice it so I can break up new words and find their approximate meanings, so now it pains me to see Latin being used wrong...
Aurora 25th Mar 2014, 10:28 PM edit delete reply
However, 'Nova Roma' is totally correct. Good job on that one.
Tokyo Rose 25th Mar 2014, 10:56 PM edit delete reply

I apologize profoundly for grating on actual Latin scholarship.

As noted previously, this is Lamod or Future Latin(tm), which bears about as much resemblance to Actual Latin as internet-based translation allows. @_@
Aurora 26th Mar 2014, 3:36 AM edit delete reply
Understood, Tokyo Rose. Google Translate and many other internet-based translators butcher most languages, so it's to be expected. Still irks me to no end though... However, in comment on Lamod(tm), would it be a reasonable assumption that many if not all the grammar rules used by 'Ancient Latin' would transition over? I can understand some rules being changed over time, but most of the basics should have stayed the same, right?
mjkj 26th Mar 2014, 2:18 PM edit delete reply

Hmm, I thought that was because the city (urbs, urbis) is female so Nova Ilium should be, too. As well as agricola, though having a female ending is male (so agricola stultus is right and not agricola stulta), Ilium as a city is female though having a neuter ending...

(Well, at least that is what I was telling myself - my Latin lessons were over a decade ago, though and I never really used it.)
Aurora 27th Mar 2014, 1:34 PM edit delete reply
'Ilium' is in the neuter case and thus requires the adj. 'Novus (-a, -um)' to have a neuter ending. 'Nova Roma' is correct because Roma is in the feminine case.
Aurora 27th Mar 2014, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Agricola is an example of an exception with the cases since it has the feminine ending but is masculine in case due to the translation being 'farmer' which was a male job. 'Urbs ,Urbis' is actually masculine or feminine due to it being in the 4th declension case.
Centcomm 26th Mar 2014, 10:00 PM edit delete reply

we can also assume ( comic world wise ) that the Future latin is contaminated with Ligual drift and internets.. >_<
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 21st Jul 2014, 1:57 PM edit delete reply

"Topless Towers" sounds like the classiest, most expensive strip club ever.
Centcomm 21st Jul 2014, 10:48 PM edit delete reply

it really does LOL that's a good one :D
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