Comic 233 - Reality hits hard..

23rd Oct 2014, 12:00 AM
Reality hits hard..
Average Rating: 5 (18 votes)

Author Notes:

Centcomm 23rd Oct 2014, 12:00 AM edit delete
Castle of glass

Also Galina is NOT touching Kiku while he is jolting her.. ( the camera angle makes it look that way >_< )
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velvetsanity 23rd Oct 2014, 12:04 AM edit delete reply

I really hope Bones (Dr Avi McCoy) can save her.
Stormwind13 23rd Oct 2014, 11:33 PM edit delete reply

I hope AVI can save Kiku... and that she can come all the way back. It won't be EASY though, because of how far down she is.
Sheela 26th Oct 2014, 10:32 AM edit delete reply

Curiously, noone is trying to save the robot.

Anti-mechanists !
Stormwind13 27th Oct 2014, 10:12 PM edit delete reply

Since there is a flaming pile of scrap metal, Sheela. Not much to SAVE. :-\
jamie59 23rd Oct 2014, 12:08 AM edit delete reply

So Gali reverts to Russian under stress.
Reboot!?! I had to laugh. She may be a cyborg but she's not a computer.
Miyto 25th Oct 2014, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
She might just be that far gone though...
If the brain was sufficiently robotic (RoseTek is far ahead of it's time) it might have synced to her already 'awakened' brain,
If not we might just be reviving an automaton with the good Captain's memories (partially?) intact.
cattservant 23rd Oct 2014, 12:15 AM edit delete reply

A nice new pair
of ass-kicking boots!
Sheela 26th Oct 2014, 10:32 AM edit delete reply

Only slightly chewed. :)
Dragonrider 23rd Oct 2014, 12:35 AM edit delete reply

The moment of truth. Now the 64 Billion Dollar survival question, where the hell is Colonel BFN? Bet he is heading to the explosives to detonate them to stop the alien invasion.
mjkj 23rd Oct 2014, 12:54 AM edit delete reply

Awwwww... Poor Gali...

...and yayyy for Avi to the rescue...

I hope it will work... is more like jump starting her, it seems...

Edit: PS: I like that lighting effect in the last panel :)

Malcadon 23rd Oct 2014, 1:17 AM edit delete reply

Captain Yukimura: "I'm not hurt!" *hacks blood* "I'm just... Menstruating. Yes, a bad-ass, hard-core kinda menstruation! Now, let go of me!" *hacks more blood* "I have no time to bleed!" B|
Stormwind13 23rd Oct 2014, 6:17 PM edit delete reply

Kiku might be tough, but she is not THAT tough Malcadon. Unfortunately.
Haegan2005 23rd Oct 2014, 1:32 AM edit delete reply

I like how her language reverts under extreme stress. and our good colonel is still missing...

I suspect we will find him on the bridge altering the nav to use the ship as a battering ram. The velocity it can acquire if it keeps accelerating right up to when it hits the alien ship will be scary.
Dragonrider 23rd Oct 2014, 11:43 AM edit delete reply

Unfortunately for that theory Jett has the controls locked into his control. I'm still betting on him heading for the explosive package Am-Com packed on board. however glad to see someone besides me thinks Colonel BFN has gone past redemption.
Centcomm 23rd Oct 2014, 4:55 PM edit delete reply

Yep Gali has reverted to Russian on many occasions .. she may be able to SPEAK over 6 thousand Languages but only 1 is her "Own", Esp under stress. and she feels more comfortable with Russian.

have no fear the Good Colonel will be seen shortly
Stormwind13 23rd Oct 2014, 6:20 PM edit delete reply

That would be a big, BOOM, Haegan. That would be a lot of mass making some SERIOUS tracks.

I'm not sure the Colonel knows how to fly the ship though. Would kind of spoil it if he got them up to ramming speed and sent them off toward Pluto instead.
CptKerion 23rd Oct 2014, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
"have no fear the Good Colonel will be seen shortly "
That is exactly why I have fear.
No one here has any of the following: a powered assault suit, an antimaterial rifle, 50 levels in combat spec, a 25mm autocannon, an automatic flechette shotgun, or a roll of duct tape!
Stormwind13 23rd Oct 2014, 7:30 PM edit delete reply

Jet has the duct tape. :-D You can NOT go into space without duct tape!
velvetsanity 23rd Oct 2014, 9:51 PM edit delete reply

May the Duct Tape be with you, always
CptKerion 24th Oct 2014, 3:50 AM edit delete reply
Good! Now, we just need a way to deploy the duct tape!
Centcomm 24th Oct 2014, 8:10 PM edit delete reply

or missed and just plowed into Saturn crunch...
DLKmusic 23rd Oct 2014, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
It's hard to find something meaningful to say when Gali reacted with more calm than I did two pages ago!

I think Rebooting is actually accurate, as the mods probably lost power and need to get back online.
Centcomm 23rd Oct 2014, 4:56 PM edit delete reply

Shes quickly going to the "flat line" that happens in massive stress situations you ether break or supersede..
Timotheus 23rd Oct 2014, 6:23 AM edit delete reply

To quote something I've been holding back on until we reached this point in the captain's tale, "Get enough cyberware into a body, it forgets how to know it's been killed."
I suspect this may come to apply in some self referential way to our good captain.
Centcomm 23rd Oct 2014, 4:56 PM edit delete reply

Oh very much so. its very difficult to kill a full cyberized human.
Stormwind13 23rd Oct 2014, 6:11 PM edit delete reply

Maybe so, CentComm; however, Kiku is DEAD right now. The med-bots might get to save something. That something might even become the elite troubleshooter that was Kiku, again.

At the moment though there is nothing but cooling meat there. Kiku may not have closed the door, but she is walking the hallways to whatever afterlife she believes in.
TheD-Wrek 23rd Oct 2014, 9:11 AM edit delete reply

Ouchies. :/

Didn't think she was touching her with that camera angle. Heh. :)
Centcomm 23rd Oct 2014, 4:57 PM edit delete reply

^_^ yeah the angle was hard with the wall there :D
Stormwind13 23rd Oct 2014, 6:13 PM edit delete reply

Maybe not, D-Wrek, but I would wager she could still FEEL that. She is close enough to a pretty potent electrical field that she should know it. Not enough to hurt her, even if she was purely human, but enough to get her attention for sure. :-D
T1-G3R2501 23rd Oct 2014, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
And the snarky Dr. A.I. comes in with the attempted rescue. Faith in party survival restored......kinda.....
Centcomm 23rd Oct 2014, 4:57 PM edit delete reply

Its not over till the fat human sings..
DLKmusic 24th Oct 2014, 3:27 PM edit delete reply
Which one?
(warms up vocal cords just in case)
Sheela 26th Oct 2014, 10:57 AM edit delete reply

Actually, Centcomm modified that sentence quite a bit.

Originally, the quote goes "It aint over till the fat lady sings."

From the wikipedia entry :

The phrase is generally understood to be referencing the stereotypically overweight sopranos of the opera. The imagery of Richard Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen and its last part, Götterdämmerung, is typically the one used in depictions accompanying reference to the phrase. The "fat lady" is the valkyrie Brünnhilde, who is traditionally presented as a very buxom lady with horned helmet, spear and round shield (although Brünnhilde in fact wears a winged helmet[1]). Her aria lasts almost twenty minutes and leads directly to the end of the opera.[2] As Götterdämmerung is about the end of the world (or at least the world of the Norse gods), in a very significant way "it is [all] over when the fat lady sings."

It has also been used by the Allies about large German cannons/howitzers during the two World Wars - The thought was that no position or fortification was truly safe until the big german artillery pieces was either destroyed, captured or ran out of ammo.

Examples of such guns would be :
- Big Bertha
- Langer Max
- Paris Gun
- Schwerer Gustav

Basically, in that case it means, "it aint over till the big guns shoot".

/end ramble
DLKmusic 27th Oct 2014, 2:19 AM edit delete reply
LOL, Sheela, I know what the original quote was, I was cracking a really bad joke (at my own expense)... It was also used in Baseball, most notoriously by Babe Ruth in the 20's and 30's, which referred to when after the game, some famous singer or another would sing the National Anthem.

(Cent, if this is a baseball free zone, I accept my punishment with much trepidation)
Centcomm 27th Oct 2014, 2:31 AM edit delete reply

Nah its all good guys :D have a ball .. a base ball! :D
DizzasterJuice 23rd Oct 2014, 9:59 AM edit delete reply

Well someone had better die damn it! Oh I know... let's kill that colonel dude.
Centcomm 23rd Oct 2014, 4:58 PM edit delete reply

sheeeesh .. bloodthirsty much? :D
DizzasterJuice 23rd Oct 2014, 5:45 PM edit delete reply

well maybe if you didn't tease us so much... lol
Stormwind13 23rd Oct 2014, 6:14 PM edit delete reply

::Shoots Dizzaster:: We'll blame the Colonel for it. }:-D~>
Matt Knab 23rd Oct 2014, 4:18 PM edit delete reply

Nice flash! Hope it's effective.
Centcomm 23rd Oct 2014, 4:58 PM edit delete reply

yep next page will tell the tale..:D
mjkj 23rd Oct 2014, 5:36 PM edit delete reply week...
Sheela 23rd Oct 2014, 8:05 PM edit delete reply

Don't you just love cliffhangers like these ? :D
DLKmusic 23rd Oct 2014, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
Yes Ma'am... I think.
Centcomm 24th Oct 2014, 1:25 AM edit delete reply

hehe - but hey .. we try to not leave you hanging too long :D
CptKerion 24th Oct 2014, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
I fear that I'll be reposting my "Glory to the brave" quote, though I do hope it was premature.
Centcomm 24th Oct 2014, 8:09 PM edit delete reply

you might want to keep it handy.
Stormwind13 23rd Oct 2014, 10:51 PM edit delete reply

Rose, despite the emotions on the page that last line by AVI got me to laugh. Which to me shows what a great job you did with the dialogue here.

The art is top notch, if incredibly messy, too. Thank you for your hard work CentComm.
Centcomm 24th Oct 2014, 1:27 AM edit delete reply

Thank you.. Im not even going to talk about the "research" I had to do to make this look realistic. I still went a bit Hollywood.. mainly because real shootings are soo much more messy..

Everything from caliber of bullet to range of shot - were taken into account. lets just say that Kiku is a lot tougher than a Human. A normal human would have bled out and died before Gali and the med-bots got there and they arrived within 2 min ..
CptKerion 24th Oct 2014, 3:59 AM edit delete reply
What was the tabletop system you guys used?
Love alternity though I may, I'm still looking to branch out into more expansive systems.
Centcomm 24th Oct 2014, 4:22 AM edit delete reply

I use Spacemaster by Iron Crown. also known as "Chartmaster" :D I might Post Write ups for the characters if enough people request em..
Kamy 24th Oct 2014, 6:50 AM edit delete reply

please please please ... reboot !
Like I said, 3 minutes...
I really hope it's less than 3 minutes since she was shooted.
Centcomm 24th Oct 2014, 8:08 PM edit delete reply

we are all rooting for her..
Sheela 26th Oct 2014, 11:03 AM edit delete reply

We are ?
T1-G3R2501 24th Oct 2014, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
Dibs on the corpse if it doesn't work! I missed lunch...
Stormwind13 24th Oct 2014, 6:42 PM edit delete reply

Ugh T1. :-P
highlander55 24th Oct 2014, 7:55 PM edit delete reply

So Edict has the future version of an AED built in. Or a cattle prod, since no cattle on the moon- ehh!
Centcomm 24th Oct 2014, 8:08 PM edit delete reply

Nope - This is one of the medic bots and its using a device. although all of them do have a laser in both arms and edict has a Taser built into his arms as well..
highlander55 27th Oct 2014, 11:27 PM edit delete reply

Yep! Damn I need to do this when not so tired.
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