Comic 255 - Out of time...

22nd Jan 2015, 12:00 AM
Out of time...
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)
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Stormwind13 22nd Jan 2015, 12:15 AM edit delete reply

Well Galina accomplished what she NEEDED to. Not all she wanted to though.
Sheela 22nd Jan 2015, 4:03 PM edit delete reply

Indeed, she found out that AVI can sing! :)
Stormwind13 22nd Jan 2015, 12:22 AM edit delete reply

I wonder... The waves are speeding up, could that mean 'someone' has noticed them and is excited to say hi to them? :-D

And Rose, love the line - "She said to tell you that you don't have her permission to die." :-D Kiku will do everything in her power to fulfill her obligations!
DLKmusic 22nd Jan 2015, 2:32 AM edit delete reply

I wholeheartedly approve of Rose's command there!!!!
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2015, 3:56 AM edit delete reply

heh Rose does not even want to think of losing Kiku out there .. or Galina :D
Tokyo Rose 26th Jan 2015, 5:10 AM edit delete reply

Everyone would think something was horribly wrong if it sounded sappy, like "please don't die".
Haegan2005 22nd Jan 2015, 12:52 AM edit delete reply

this, this was well done. We are seeing pretty raw feelings here.
Centcomm 23rd Jan 2015, 7:12 AM edit delete reply

Thank you.. thats the intensity I wanted.. rose does excellent work :D
xpacetrue 22nd Jan 2015, 1:26 AM edit delete reply

"Particle Physics Gives Me a Hadron"?

I consider myself a nerd, but Jet is on a whole other level. :D
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2015, 3:55 AM edit delete reply

he is the nerds .. nerd :D
Kamy 23rd Jan 2015, 6:49 AM edit delete reply

Where can I get this shirt ? I know 2 guys which sell their mother for it !
Centcomm 23rd Jan 2015, 7:11 AM edit delete reply

Ill have to look .. i found the design on a t-shirt site.. its not copy protected ..yet
Stormwind13 23rd Jan 2015, 10:15 PM edit delete reply

Not exactly the same shirt Kamy, but - shirt
Hornet 22nd Jan 2015, 1:45 AM edit delete reply
What happened to his arms?
velvetsanity 22nd Jan 2015, 2:33 AM edit delete reply

Dirt/grease from working?
DLKmusic 22nd Jan 2015, 2:33 AM edit delete reply

that looks like grease to me: occupational hazard of being an engineer!
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2015, 3:55 AM edit delete reply

Velvet and DLK called it..
DLKmusic 22nd Jan 2015, 2:39 AM edit delete reply

I don't like to swear, but....

xpacetrue 22nd Jan 2015, 3:10 AM edit delete reply

I hear you. However, Galina is about to leave the ship and (try to) talk with the aliens. This is the last chance Jet has to see her and give her a good luck kiss. Besides, he has virtually no cyberware, so he should be relatively safe. If he hurries, he might be able to get back to his box in time.
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2015, 3:54 AM edit delete reply

Yeah .. hes taking a risk for for him thats a migraine till he gets back and he loves her too much to not give her a personal good bye ..
Fairportfan 22nd Jan 2015, 2:40 AM edit delete reply

Hey Cent - in case you didn't notice on Tuesday's page, i fixed that "Soldier's Joy" link - here it is again, too.
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2015, 3:53 AM edit delete reply

I saw that .. i liked it a lot .. had to look up the origial too .. :D
mjkj 22nd Jan 2015, 6:27 AM edit delete reply

Oh, they accelerated their messages...

Get Kiku to safety...

Wow, Avi's humor ... great :D

Yup, I can understand Jet - especially with Gali's beauty ... *hugs her*

Stormwind13 22nd Jan 2015, 7:37 PM edit delete reply

Someone as in love as Jet is, I would have been SHOCKED if he didn't come to see Galina. She is taking a jump into the great unknown, risking her life for humanity. There is no WAY Jet was going to let her go viewing from a video monitor when he might never see her again!

Jet wants to see Galina, touch her, probably tell her that he loves her again. Give her something to help her fight to get back, if things go badly.
Tokyo Rose 26th Jan 2015, 5:12 AM edit delete reply

Jet really wants to... wink wink nudge nudge, but opportunity is lacking. (Teenaged boy. This is not a surprise.)
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2015, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

Yep Jet is hooked.. beyond hooked :D
mjkj 23rd Jan 2015, 8:52 AM edit delete reply

Yup that he is...

*envies him...*

rfaramir 22nd Jan 2015, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
"the waveforms are accelerating" doesn't sound right to me.

Literally, it would mean they are approaching at a faster speed than they were earlier, but the speed of light is a constant.

So is the frequency of the carrier wave shifting higher? (higher energy per 'particle')
Is the amplitude getting larger? (more energy total)
Are the messages sent via the waves coming at a faster clip? (higher words per minute)
Do the messages sent via the waves have shorter blank spaces between them?

Or is the "standard hail" (with pauses between) ended and a stream of complicated, active attempt at communication begun?

Any of those might be what is meant, but none of them are what those words actually mean. What they literally mean is impossible (unless our quantum physics is wrong, which it might be).

EDIT: I hate missing/forgetting the previous page: "nineteen minutes and counting until the next wave" and Tokyo Rose clarifying "The countdown's for the next crazy-wave, as Avi notes". So, it's the blank space between waves of messages. Still might want to reword it, but a reader who has the previous page as context will probably understand it.
Centcomm 22nd Jan 2015, 9:08 PM edit delete reply

The "waveform" is the pulses from the Alien ship .. Jet has taken to calling that for want of a better name .. it could easily be "the transmission or what have you and it actually does travel at the speed of light ..
Sheela 22nd Jan 2015, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

I guess the correct thing to call it would be something like "the frequency that the transmissions comes in, have increased."

Though I guess that could be misunderstood as well.
highlander55 22nd Jan 2015, 9:36 PM edit delete reply

Of course it's increased due to being closer.
Stormwind13 23rd Jan 2015, 8:05 PM edit delete reply

I took it to mean that the timing between transmissions has changed. Before it was coming in at 6 hour intervals. Now that Luna Star has arrived and been noticed, they will probably get pinged a LOT more frequently (every hour, maybe?) instead of every 6 hours. Like little kids on a sugar rush that notice their favorite 'uncle' has arrived. :-D
Centcomm 23rd Jan 2015, 8:07 PM edit delete reply

Stormwind is more or less correct .. the time interval between "cycles" has decreased to a alarming rate..
shinka 25th Jan 2015, 12:53 AM edit delete reply

nice work...
like always!
Centcomm 25th Jan 2015, 5:29 PM edit delete reply

Thank you .. welcome back!
mjkj 25th Jan 2015, 7:52 AM edit delete reply

Great new avatar, CentComm. :D
Centcomm 25th Jan 2015, 5:29 PM edit delete reply

yep its Done by Ten Penny officer :D he does fantastic work :D
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