Comic 182 - AM-COM joins the party..

6th May 2014, 12:00 AM
AM-COM joins the party..
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)
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xpacetrue 6th May 2014, 1:18 AM edit delete reply

Looking forward to see how she responds.

This guy isn't going to be a mirror of Lt. Hiram Coffey in The Abyss (1989), is he? You know, the SEAL leader who develops High Pressure Nervous Syndrome and becomes insanely paranoid, interpreting every action the aliens take as hostile and determined to nuke them, even killing the crew if they get in his way?

Well, the latter may be understandable. He's military and in charge of military options. So if he concludes they're a threat, he will do "whatever is necessary" to complete his objectives.
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 1:31 AM edit delete reply

I really cant say more about the LTCol other than "wait and see. " due to spoilers :D
xpacetrue 6th May 2014, 1:28 AM edit delete reply

Q: Was Galina created fully grown, or did she grow a bit taller in the two years since her awareness began? Will she gain any inches in the years to come?

As I recall, didn't someone say that her bones are metal or metal-plated? If so, I don't see how she could grow taller. That is, unless she has nanites for growth and repair. (Gali's appearance fits her "apparent age" right now. But if she can't grow, she'll be considered short and "young", even as Jet grows taller and older. Just saying...)
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 1:33 AM edit delete reply

Galina's Skeleton can not increase in side nor can she "grow" She can grow her hair.. and nails. as those are a synthetic skin bonded to actual living tissue .. most of her skin is like that So that she has the same ( as much as possable ) sensations as a normal human - But she will look the same age.. forever.. Unless she has surgery or serious alterations done to her.
highlander55 6th May 2014, 8:35 AM edit delete reply

Lots of women do that now. Clip, Nip and Tuck.
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 1:07 PM edit delete reply

heh most of them dont have a metal skeleton and it would be disconcerting to her to change heights. :D
Sheela 6th May 2014, 1:56 PM edit delete reply

Lies !

My stompy boots adds at least an inch of awesome to me when I wear them ! :)
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 4:28 PM edit delete reply

now thats something Gali hasnt considered yet.. Heels and platforms :D
highlander55 6th May 2014, 6:52 PM edit delete reply

Why is it the only thing I can think of now is Inspector Gadget!???
Stormwind13 6th May 2014, 11:00 PM edit delete reply

LOL Highlander. Well that is ONE way of changing height for sure. :-D
Sheela 7th May 2014, 12:49 PM edit delete reply

No, no, not heels or platforms ... STOMPY BOOTS !


Like so !

They make you straighten up and be more spunky !
which adds +1 inch of awesomeness to any cute girl.

*sage nod*

Comes with chains too.
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 11:30 PM edit delete reply

I like your stompy boots.. So does Galina I think from the squeeing id say yes .
xpacetrue 7th May 2014, 11:52 PM edit delete reply

@ Sheela

Those "New Rock" Reactor boots with chains looked interesting. (Rock? Don't they mean "Heavy Metal"? -_^) But then I saw their 280-S1 Itali boots with what appears to be multiple rows of 4 cm long metal spikes all the way around. o_O

Those might be a bit too punk for Gali, though. I doubt it'd be in Gali's favor to wear anything that might be considered a weapon. Might be easy to scrape or poke holes in something while walking, too.
Sheela 8th May 2014, 8:01 PM edit delete reply

Good stompy boots are all about attitude.
The huge spikes kinda go too far, and starts loosing attitude.

Stompy boots are the Rat-Rods of the shoe world.
They are all about attitude and no common sense, as these guys explain it.
Computant 20th Aug 2016, 8:33 PM edit delete reply
I think LCDR Data said it best:
My legs are exactly 87.2 centimeters in length… My operations depends on specifications that do not change. I will never know the experience of growing up or tripping over my own feet… I would gladly accept the requirement of bedtime to know what it is like to be a child.
— Lieutenant Commander Data (Star Trek IX Insurrection)
plymayer 6th May 2014, 2:08 AM edit delete reply

Chloe, Sebastian and Galina: The mod squad. :)
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 1:08 PM edit delete reply

I know right :D They do look a bit like that.
plymayer 6th May 2014, 2:12 AM edit delete reply

Colonel Taylor is an unknown but not necessarily bad.

Guys like him like to know everything they need to accomplish the mission.

They are used to being left out in the cold without proper knowledge or support. Sure, there are jerks but most of them are good folk.
xpacetrue 6th May 2014, 2:32 AM edit delete reply

I wasn't saying he will definitely be a bad guy. Though, the fact that he's part of the Am-Com military doesn't fill me with a lot of confidence, considering AmCom's military and political activity lately...

...Colonel Taylor... Am-Com... 3C... Cent-Comm...
Wait! Is he an ancestor of the Helios Taylor family line?!
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 1:11 PM edit delete reply

annnd someone puts it together, This is Lynn Taylors ancestor :D
Sheela 6th May 2014, 1:58 PM edit delete reply

Well .. that didn't take long before people noticed his last name. :)
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 1:10 PM edit delete reply

MIlitary personell aer often some of the most loyal and good people you could ever meet , the thing people forget is that they ARE people behind the job .. and often that job is boring. mindless or just plain dangerous. People tend to get a little quirky after all that ..
Miyto 6th May 2014, 3:25 AM edit delete reply
I actually like the Colonel, he doesn't give a shit about whether you're different, so long as you do you part.
He keeps things simple, and doesn't take any bs.
At least that's the stereotypical starting point for him to grow from. ;p
velvetsanity 6th May 2014, 6:35 AM edit delete reply

So far, he seems very professional. Mission first. That's a good sign. I'm hoping he proves to be like Colonel Jack O'Neill (as played by MacGuyver) :D

(I'm already hearing his lines in Richard Dean Anderson's voice :D )
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 1:13 PM edit delete reply

Actually that isnt a bad choice.. ( Although I was actually hearing David Boreanaz for the voice.. :D
velvetsanity 7th May 2014, 3:15 AM edit delete reply

I'm not familiar with that name...
Tokyo Rose 7th May 2014, 4:22 AM edit delete reply

Played Angel in "Buffy" and its spinoff, and plays Seeley Booth in "Bones".
velvetsanity 7th May 2014, 4:42 AM edit delete reply

cattservant 7th May 2014, 12:04 PM edit delete reply

Ah, you trendy young kids and your cultural references!
mjkj 6th May 2014, 6:30 AM edit delete reply

So, this is the grandfather / ancestor of famous Taylor and therefore also of Caliope and Lynn?

I am sure Galina will do 250 per cent (of his counting - of Galina's that would be 100 per cent)

Well, military and civilians clashing together...

*hugs Galina*
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 1:14 PM edit delete reply

hehe Well it seems LtCol Taylor is a hit so far.. lets see if he can keep that up :D
Mayyday 6th May 2014, 8:14 AM edit delete reply

Oh great, a mixed military/civilian team. THIS should end well...
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 1:14 PM edit delete reply

Heheh - yeah hey ive got a lovely little stew here :D
Sheela 6th May 2014, 2:03 PM edit delete reply

Having been on both sides, I can say with confidence that the rigidity of the military, vs. the "we don't like responsibility, it costs money" attitude of many civilian middle managers, is an explosive cocktail.

Meanwhile, the engineers on both sides have no such hangups and are probably working on making a distilling plant in the back of your garage, at that very moment. :D

... and no ... you can't stop them no matter what you do.
If they really get serious, that distilling plant *will* exist!

Those are also the guys that make up a good chunk of Mr. Blacks ... almost legal goods.
Miyto 7th May 2014, 4:22 AM edit delete reply
Ah, you you've been to 'Black's: Made of Legal Goods,' ' Black's: Warranty Invalidated Goods,' or one of his other franchises. ^_*
Tokyo Rose 7th May 2014, 6:58 AM edit delete reply

"Probably" working on making a distilling plant? They must be incredibly repressed engineers.

Mr. Black is an alumnus of the University of Missouri, Rolla. I have heard STORIES about engineers in quantity. One such story involved the temporary appropriation of a three-story fractionating column from a chem lab and its repurposing into a three-story BEER BONG.
Sheela 7th May 2014, 1:01 PM edit delete reply

Yes, "probably" is the correct word, because they might have gone and worked on something else instead !

... like, say a 700 meter underground tunnel to the local strip bar. (true story)
... or making a serious attempt to make a flying artillery piece, based off of an old M102 howitzer that had it's wheels damaged by an IED attack, using oversized kites. (also a true story)
... attempting to move an old mosque with explosives (that one was luckily stopped before it came to fruition)

Frankly, if you're the commander of several engineer groups, from mutiple nations and with a few civilians mixed in, you will be praying that all they do is a distillery. :D
Stormwind13 7th May 2014, 5:30 PM edit delete reply

As a Tiger myself there is a story that University of Missouri - Columbia is not included on the list of party schools. Supposedly there was a note at the bottom of the list that said: The University of Missouri - Columbia, was not included on this list. The professionals should not be ranked with the amateurs. ;-D
cattservant 7th May 2014, 12:05 PM edit delete reply

Garlic salt!
Hornet 6th May 2014, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
"Doesn't matter to me if she's metal or meat, as long as she can do the job" - I really like his view of things.
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 1:15 PM edit delete reply

He has zero problems with Galina.. she acts like a person that's how hes going to treat her.. :D
Lurker 7th May 2014, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
I would say that he does have a problem with her--she is immature. In combat & near-combat situations, there is no time for discussion. In combat ops, you need to know what your element is doing without taking time to vocalize at all. That is really, REALLY hard to achieve with immature civilians. He looks to me like he is attempting to set ground rules that will at least get him immediate compliance when it really matters.

Which can look really abrasive to a civilian mindset.
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 3:05 AM edit delete reply

When I said he has zero problems i was referring to her Person-hood/Android status issues
Sheela 7th May 2014, 1:15 PM edit delete reply

Heck, he's modded enough that he might almost belong to the same species as her. :D

More importantly, with so many mods, he must have had some time to reflect a lot on what makes him "him" and "not him" - Now all he has to do is apply the same line of thought to Galina, and it'll take but a few moments to categorize her as "person", and frankly that's all he need.
Johninaustin 6th May 2014, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
I don't get the whole down on the military thing. It's not like we are cannibals or go to Sci Fi conventions dressed as an Ewok. :)
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 1:16 PM edit delete reply

One thing I want to make clear - Myself personally and Rose have nothing but respect for our Armed forces. At this point in time there are soo many factors they are just caught in the middle like everyone else.
Guest 6th May 2014, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
He WILL treat her with respect and courtesy or Mother will introduce hum to Vacuum.
Sheela 6th May 2014, 2:04 PM edit delete reply

Considering how tricked out he is, he might well survive that.
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 5:56 PM edit delete reply

he very well might.. :P
Sheela 7th May 2014, 1:17 PM edit delete reply

Well, he will sort of have to, or he won't be able to put chlidren into the world for later Taylor familes. :)

... unless he has some already .. hmm
... more playmates for Galina perhaps ?
Dragonrider 6th May 2014, 6:53 PM edit delete reply

What's with the pink glowing eyes?
CyberSkull 6th May 2014, 8:22 PM edit delete reply

He is a cyborg, and he choose to have glowing eyes because glowing eyes look really cool.
xpacetrue 6th May 2014, 10:41 PM edit delete reply

Yup! He really doesn't need more reason than that, does he? ^_^

Though, I suppose being able to see in the dark and such is a nice side effect for his line of work. ;)

For all we know, though, his eyes might have been damaged at some point. Perhaps even the same incident which cost him his right arm. Or maybe it was voluntary?
CyberSkull 7th May 2014, 1:27 AM edit delete reply

The reason behind getting prosthetic eyes don't really matter (upgrade? replacement?) in as much as when he had the catalog, he choose the ones that had the cool glow.
highlander55 6th May 2014, 11:36 PM edit delete reply

Infrared, Starlight, Zoom, different fields of depth and distance. It would be a plus in his line of work.
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 12:30 AM edit delete reply

it really would :D
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 12:30 AM edit delete reply

They are actually reddish .. And yes we will find out more about the LtCol's Cybernetics as we go. :D
and also a yes to the host of enhanced optics :D
timotheus 7th May 2014, 6:43 AM edit delete reply
I've always had a mild dislike for people who use the term 110% and its many variants. By definition you can only give 100%, and to seek any more is asking for mechanical or system failure. To have a leader who openly requests it indicates an untrustworthy and unreliable individual.
Tokyo Rose 7th May 2014, 7:03 AM edit delete reply

I'm often of the same opinion, but that depends on whether the leader saying it is a fucking jackass or not.

Non-fucking jackass: It is hyperbole employed for the sake of encouragement.

Fucking jackass: It is an indicator of an untrustworthy, unreliable, unreasonable martinet who I'd like to beat with a chair leg.

I've had a couple bosses who seriously deserved the chair-leg approach. Hey, Cent? "Tiller". /duck and cover
Sheela 7th May 2014, 1:05 PM edit delete reply

I once had the "pep talk" where my ex-boss told me that I had to give my 110% and all that, so we had a quick look at the productivity statistics of the department, and I was at index 132 compaired to the mean average.

I was only too happy to slow down a bit !
Oddly enough, he was not happy about that. :)
Stormwind13 7th May 2014, 5:32 PM edit delete reply

LOL Sheela. Did you tell your boss, "Careful what you ask for, you just might get it." :-D
Sheela 8th May 2014, 8:06 PM edit delete reply

Nah, I just gave it to him.

And the I had some time off as well.
And a vacation.
Sleeper 6th Mar 2015, 2:59 AM edit delete reply

That's a pretty badass cybernetic arm.
Centcomm 6th Mar 2015, 3:38 AM edit delete reply

I really liked the way Lt Col Taylor came out :D
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