Comic 190 - Onboard the Luna Star

3rd Jun 2014, 12:00 AM
Onboard the Luna Star
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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Centcomm 3rd Jun 2014, 12:00 AM edit delete
Sorry about cutting out Kiku changing clothing but it really wasn't Germain to the story :P
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Stormwind13 3rd Jun 2014, 12:07 AM edit delete reply

Open mouth, insert foot... chew up past the knee. :-D
Centcomm 3rd Jun 2014, 3:39 AM edit delete reply

Oh yes he really stepped in it :D
jamie59 3rd Jun 2014, 12:25 AM edit delete reply

LOL! He's a piece of cake. Please tell me there's another pilot in case his mouth gets his neck broke.
Centcomm 3rd Jun 2014, 3:39 AM edit delete reply

LOL well we will see :D
DizzasterJuice 3rd Jun 2014, 12:49 AM edit delete reply

She didn't answer the question... is she "compatible"?
lol I'm such a perv!
Centcomm 3rd Jun 2014, 3:39 AM edit delete reply

She is of course "D
JacobJSebastian 3rd Jun 2014, 2:37 AM edit delete reply

great honking gravy... no one threatened to airlock the sonofabitch. I'm surprised. AND, I call dibs on airlocking him.
Centcomm 3rd Jun 2014, 3:39 AM edit delete reply

Antonious 3rd Jun 2014, 8:16 PM edit delete reply

No Jacob, he has not earned air lock duty ... yet. A beating that leaves memorable pain without compromising his ability to perform his duties ... that might be written into the schedule soon under hand-to-hand training evaluation.
velvetsanity 4th Jun 2014, 8:58 AM edit delete reply

Blanket party? Blanket party!
Antonious 4th Jun 2014, 8:32 PM edit delete reply

Yes Velvet, a blanket party would be appropriate but I think Kiku would get more mileage out of using him to demonstrate hand-to-hand tactics.
mjkj 3rd Jun 2014, 2:45 AM edit delete reply

Wow, what a reception.

The co-pilot seems ok after the initial blunder.

The pilot though lays it on quite thick. I believe the best way would have been to simply tell him that she was not single, though, I think.

It seems to me that there is some text missing or something else that I do not understand: what is the reason for Gali to want an apology? Because he wanted to know if she was single? ... or was it more his attitude? That must be it. Because he treated her like an object, like a sexbot?

I hope he does not try to force himself on her - or one of the others.

I wonder why he was selected as pilot...

The way he goes on reminds me of douchebag. I hope he will not get to be a problem in the long weeks to come. I am glad that Captain Kiku and Colonel Taylor are there to hopefully prevent a disaster.

*hugs Gali*

Centcomm 3rd Jun 2014, 3:40 AM edit delete reply

The Pilot is mostly hot air. hes no more a danger to her than anyone else is :D

she just didnt like the way he made it sound like she was a thing. shes real touchy about that lately.
mjkj 3rd Jun 2014, 8:49 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, after all poor Gali went through I think I would also be touchy on that subject...

*hugs Gali*

So, Gali really took offence at the "sweet thing" part. Yeah, I can see that now...

Tokyo Rose 4th Jun 2014, 12:34 AM edit delete reply

He wasn't so much "selected" as "came with the ship". The Luna Star is very new vessel, with some new tech advances that aren't in general use as yet. It's owned by a private company that's been kind enough to offer its use on this mission, but part of the offer was a stipulation that the regular crew be retained. Mr. Burke and Ms. Currie, as the current pilot and co-pilot, have hands-on experience and understanding of the ship's operation that any replacement crew wouldn't have.
mjkj 5th Jun 2014, 7:50 PM edit delete reply

Ah, that explains it.
Timotheus 3rd Jun 2014, 4:32 AM edit delete reply
The term, "you free?" can be taken in many different ways in this context, most of which can also be considered less than complimentary in a first meeting situation. In Gali's case in may be the paid companion aspects she feels require the apology.
Timotheus 3rd Jun 2014, 4:34 AM edit delete reply
And I hope he's one heck of a pilot to justify his mass on board.
Stormwind13 3rd Jun 2014, 6:26 PM edit delete reply

He is probably a real hotshot Timotheus. I mean if he is going on this mission, he should be the BEST at what he does. Or Rose would have seen to it that he wouldn't be here.
Dragonrider 3rd Jun 2014, 9:09 AM edit delete reply

place pilot in reaction chamber for torch that much BS and gas should fuel them from Luna to Alpha Centuri to go where no human has gone before. If Jett gets the chance he may adjust the pilots attitude.
Mayyday 3rd Jun 2014, 9:42 AM edit delete reply

Every pilot ever.
Sheela 3rd Jun 2014, 2:21 PM edit delete reply

Every single pilot ever.

And probably a few married ones too. :D
Stormwind13 3rd Jun 2014, 6:20 PM edit delete reply

As long as the their significant other isn't around, yeah Sheela.
Dragonrider 3rd Jun 2014, 7:30 PM edit delete reply

Q: Do you know how to tell who's the pilot at a party?
A: You don't they'll tell you.
highlander55 3rd Jun 2014, 9:59 AM edit delete reply

He's probably acting like an ass because he is wearing sun glasses. Eyes covered gives him a feeling of anonymity therefore does not feel obligated to use socially acceptable behavior.
Centcomm 3rd Jun 2014, 7:45 PM edit delete reply

hehe more than likely - but they also tie into the ships HUD so he just likes wearing them :D
Debbie 3rd Jun 2014, 11:02 AM edit delete reply
Poor Gali! Already the subject of sexual harrassment on the workplace! Of course she demands an apology. This should be a pretty interesting subject on gender stereotyping.
Stormwind13 4th Jun 2014, 6:55 PM edit delete reply

I would like an apology from him too!

I mean, that a$$hole is representing male humans... Admittedly he is poorly representing, but loudly which forms impressions. Which will color far too many future interactions with other males, by those that have had the displeasure of meeting the a$$hole. And those that have been WARNED about him.
Johninaustin 3rd Jun 2014, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
Going to agree with Mayyday on this one.

cattservant 3rd Jun 2014, 1:24 PM edit delete reply

Mayyday's right.
Got to maintain the reputation of Piolt's Brotherhood!
Sheela 3rd Jun 2014, 2:24 PM edit delete reply

Nice and complex scene came out pretty nice, apart from a couple of shadows playing wonky, especially on Galina's face.
Stormwind13 3rd Jun 2014, 6:22 PM edit delete reply

I'm not sure that is a shadow or an artifact of the process CentComm uses on the picture. Something isn't quite right though.
Centcomm 4th Jun 2014, 8:00 PM edit delete reply

yeaah a couple of bad shadows here Sorry
Sheela 4th Jun 2014, 8:57 PM edit delete reply

Aw, don't be sorry.

They just distract a bit form Galina's lovely face.
Karyl 3rd Jun 2014, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
The way I took it, he basically asked if she had the anatomy to make a "connection" with, and I don't blame her for both being livid and wanting an apology!
Centcomm 3rd Jun 2014, 7:44 PM edit delete reply

yes - you understood his question :D
highlander55 3rd Jun 2014, 8:39 PM edit delete reply

Got that but didn't feel it was needed to address. Oh well!
Shotgun15 3rd Jun 2014, 8:42 PM edit delete reply
Excuse me, Mayyday, Sheela, et al.
I am a Vietnam Veteran,US Army pilot and civilian commercial pilot with a few thousand hours of each, and I would like it known that we are not all "that way". Or do we coin a term here and say, aren't you being "Pilotist"?
OK, a little bit tongue in cheek.
But really - isn't that what this arc is trying to say - that kind of dynamic sucks no matter to whom it is applied?

BTW - no skill level warrants being an arrogant _____ and other euphemistic descriptors.
Mayyday 4th Jun 2014, 7:13 AM edit delete reply

I'm an active duty Marine and I've both worked with the wing and grew up with a winger for a father as a brat/dependent. I stand by my statement. :P
Shotgun15 4th Jun 2014, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
Yep - You can always tell a Marine . . .
You just can't tell 'em much. :-D
Semper Fi, Mayyday.
Mayyday 5th Jun 2014, 12:40 AM edit delete reply

USMC - Uncle Sam's Misguided Children
Centcomm 4th Jun 2014, 7:58 PM edit delete reply

hehe - you realize no slam is made to pilots here :D - hes a special case :D
Sheela 4th Jun 2014, 9:01 PM edit delete reply

To be fair, a lot of pilots are encouraged to be a bit on the arrogant side as it is often connected with being confident and a bit of a risktaker - which you often have to be if you want to be a good combat pilot.

There's notime to sit and hide behind something when you are up in the wide open sky.

Agression usually pays off more in those situations.
And if that makes them a bit arrogant, then the military is allright with that.

A marine, meanwhile, will just stalk you to death and then skulk at your gravestone.

Humorless bastards.
mjkj 4th Jun 2014, 7:17 AM edit delete reply

I am missing the alt text here... :(
highlander55 4th Jun 2014, 10:11 AM edit delete reply

Me too.
Centcomm 4th Jun 2014, 7:59 PM edit delete reply

this page doesnt have any I for got to put it in >_<
Sheela 4th Jun 2014, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

And you thought it wouldn't be noticed ?
XRzer04 4th Jun 2014, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
Can't she just plug into the ship's computer or talk to it or something? I mean, if douchebaggery was a capital offense we'd have killed ourselves off in short order, but couldn't they just confiscate his access tools and lock him in a closet or something?
Centcomm 4th Jun 2014, 7:59 PM edit delete reply

actually She cant - the ship isnt "intelligent" :D
Tokyo Rose 5th Jun 2014, 1:45 PM edit delete reply

To clarify, she COULD talk to it, but there's no reason to; without the proper training, she can't comprehend what it would be saying. Go look at an airplane's control panel sometime. The words are there, they're in a language you can understand, but you might not be able to actually figure out what anything is FOR. (Unless you are yourself a pilot, in which case, the analogy fails. :D)
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 15th Jul 2014, 7:31 PM edit delete reply

He's just saying what all the randy horndogs were thinking. What? How do I know what randy horndogs are thinking?


...shit, now everyone knows.
Centcomm 15th Jul 2014, 7:35 PM edit delete reply

hehe - yeah pretty much :D
Unmaker 20th Jul 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete reply
Why didn't someone use the obvious counter, i.e. point out to Mr. Too-Forward that technically she's two and legally she's fifteen? That would slow just about anyone down.
Centcomm 20th Jul 2014, 10:10 PM edit delete reply

Mainly because that particular factoid would embarrass the crap out of Galina and pretty much cancel any credibility with the pilot and copilot
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