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Comic 300 - A Great Shout

23rd Jun 2015, 12:00 AM
A Great Shout
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 1:27 AM edit delete
Centcomm
AT the end of the comic we are going to have a Q&A with Galina where you can pretty much ask her anything and she will answer it .. we are going to be taking 10 of the best ones :D
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Guest 23rd Jun 2015, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
what she needs to realize: if she does NOT do something about that thing, it will kill her. she will wind up suffering through it again and again, and it will be the last thing she knows.
Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 1:28 AM edit delete reply

yep pretty much .. :D
plymayer 23rd Jun 2015, 12:59 AM edit delete reply

SO, three Aleve are really going to help?
Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 1:28 AM edit delete reply

Yep .. I think so :D
Haegan2005 23rd Jun 2015, 3:06 AM edit delete reply

This may take 4...
Sevian 23rd Jun 2015, 2:11 AM edit delete reply
Fus.....ro... okay okay.

I'm really enjoying these comics. Can't wait to see how she gets out of this one.
Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 2:06 PM edit delete reply

heh Fus Ro dah .. isnt that far from whats happening here .. magnified several orders .. >_<
Mark_L_A 23rd Jun 2015, 2:21 AM edit delete reply

I hope the engineer take notice that he can no longer receive from the relay and does something to attempt to lessen the beacons power more. Although I fear he will do so to his own detriment.
Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 2:07 PM edit delete reply

heh.. why do i keep channeling River song here .. "spoilers sweety.. Spoilers. "
Mark_L_A 23rd Jun 2015, 8:12 PM edit delete reply

Ye' be a cruel Mistress, Mistress. ;)
Haegan2005 23rd Jun 2015, 3:07 AM edit delete reply

The last two panels make the assault and its effect pretty plain with the writing adding just enough to make it plain this is serious. Well done!
Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 2:09 PM edit delete reply

Thanks admittedly the beacon is one of those effects I struggled with .. its almost wholly post work and I wanted to get a impressive consistent effect I used a Radial blur and zoom and then a Spin Blur to get the shock wave effect ;D

And yes.. at this point in time its deadly serious for our little Galina ...
cattservant 23rd Jun 2015, 3:27 AM edit delete reply

self confidence = survival
Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 2:10 PM edit delete reply

yep .. and shes suffered a massive blow to it..
mjkj 23rd Jun 2015, 4:11 AM edit delete reply

Awwww...

Poor Gali *hugs her*

I hope she will stop that scream beacon soon...

Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 2:10 PM edit delete reply

Shes going to need lots of hugs by the time this is over..
Matt Knab 23rd Jun 2015, 6:48 AM edit delete reply

Gah, where's the off button?!
Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 2:10 PM edit delete reply

Off.. Mute .. stop... desist .. :D
xpacetrue 23rd Jun 2015, 8:17 AM edit delete reply

A Q&A session could be nice. But I hope the comic actually shows them sitting down to a proper exchange of culture and ideas. (Preferably not just through Galina, but through Sebastian and Captain Yukimura, too.) Galina and us readers have learned some things about the Epiphytes. But the Epiphytes really haven't learned much about humans or human history.

Also, will there be an epilog? I'd like to see what happened to Amy the android. And did May eventually publish Galina's biography? Did it make a best seller list?
Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 2:22 PM edit delete reply

that will be covered .. after Galina's actual narrative finishes .. The Epilouge will cover various points .. and anything that misses can be covered in the Q&A - Mind you the last page of Galina's Narritive is alredy in the pipe .. also

One of the rules when we made this comic was No camera leaving Galina ( we have fudged that a few times but stayed within the POV of Galina. )

Also No thought balloons for ANY other characters other than Galina .. also NO changing to other characters if something happens offstage and Galina wasn't there then it will not be shown period. Although she may talk about it in retrospect. like when she goes unconscious we clip ahead to her ..

(( except for the conversation between Kiku and Jet when Gali got stunned the first time on the Epiphyte ship ))
xpacetrue 23rd Jun 2015, 6:50 PM edit delete reply

Thanks for the reply.

"Also No thought balloons for ANY other characters other than Galina..."

Having the POV focus (almost) exclusively on one character does set Luna Star apart from many other comics and stories.

That said, I just did a minor archive dive last night. And I noticed on that scene where May did not want to leave Galina's side when Dr. Creepy showed up and told May to leave... We saw some inner dialog for May. On more than one page, actually. (Such as another page where May reminded herself to find Captain Yukimura.) And I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall a page or two where we saw a thought bubble for Jet.
Tokyo Rose 23rd Jun 2015, 7:24 PM edit delete reply

Minor spoiler territory here:

May is the one who wrote Gali's biography, so we were aiming to make any scenes that focus on or incorporate the thoughts of other characters fall within the logical realm of "people she could have interviewed".
sigpig 23rd Jun 2015, 9:31 AM edit delete reply

Who is going to show up and kick her ass into gear?
Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 2:23 PM edit delete reply

Hope someone does :D right?
xpacetrue 23rd Jun 2015, 6:58 PM edit delete reply

BTW: I noticed that the Cast page hasn't changed since the comic started. There's still only 5 entries and two of those characters died in the first few pages. Also, one of these 5 is Rose, who also appears in the Datachasers Cast page.

There really aren't a lot of characters in Luna Star, but I still find it difficult to remember them all, especially their names. I even forgot that "Jet" is not his name, but merely the nickname that Sebastian Edgewick goes by.
Tokyo Rose 23rd Jun 2015, 7:27 PM edit delete reply

Holy shit, we have a cast page for this one. I forgot.

I'm not a fan of cast pages; I tend to look at them from the perspective of someone who's just starting to read the comic, and wind up thinking "look at all of those fucking spoilers", since they tend to give away who's important and who's not, along with potentially spilling the beans on too much personal information about the characters.
Stormwind13 23rd Jun 2015, 9:33 PM edit delete reply

I very much LIKE a cast page. And the solution to the problem Rose is to UPDATE the page (more than once in 3 years). So that it reflects the CURRENT knowledge of the readers. :-)
Centcomm 23rd Jun 2015, 7:58 PM edit delete reply

After the story is finished the cast page will probably ( maybe ) be updated with the core cast members as there wont be any spoilers to give :D
xpacetrue 24th Jun 2015, 2:23 AM edit delete reply

Alternatively, one could put up images and names for each major character and leave it at that. At least that way we can easily look up the names of characters we forgot without having to go through another archive binge.

I don't get the problem with Cast page spoilers. But then, I'm a bit biased since movie/show/book/etc spoilers never bothered me much.
Centcomm 24th Jun 2015, 2:35 AM edit delete reply

that IS a decent solution I admit :D
DLKmusic 24th Jun 2015, 3:51 AM edit delete reply

Too bad the water is only holographic... going under it would defuse the sound enough to not make it life threatening
Centcomm 24th Jun 2015, 2:52 PM edit delete reply

Oh the water is real its used in cooling the systems below it,.. but sound "transmits" under water on subsonic levels.. it would be like dropping her into a hyper sonic bath .. or worse magnify the sound wave till it blasted her to bits.
xpacetrue 24th Jun 2015, 4:53 AM edit delete reply

Except... It's not just sound. That tower is pumping out a massive amount of telepathic energy. It's strong enough to fry Epiphytes and humans long before they got this close. Galina seemed immune, until she got this close.
Centcomm 24th Jun 2015, 2:53 PM edit delete reply

Correct it is also pumping out radiation.. sound light all across the entire spectra of EM fields .. its litterally like standing in front of a atom blast.. just without the heat.. and the blasty bits
right now its pumping out 5 to 6 pounds per square inch (28 kPa) this is within the deadly range for Humans.. and Most Epiphytes .. and Menders in time it could literally shake the ship apart ..
Howard 24th Jun 2015, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
Ok what I am asking then is why would they build something this powerful without some kind of fail safe devise. I mean its like designing a ships radio with enough power to kill everyone in the boat and all the fish in the sea and not having an auto shutoff or a remote shutdown.???
xpacetrue 24th Jun 2015, 7:03 PM edit delete reply

Having a failsafe cutoff makes sense. But then, the Epiphytes probably never imagined the device would go terminally out of control like this. For all we know, they may have been building ships like this for millenia without any such problems.

Thing is, IRL our navy uses sonar so powerful that it is harmful - even deadly - to marine life. And they don't seem to give a darned. Try Googling "US Navy Killing Thousands of Whales & Dolphins With Sonar" or "Navy Admits Whales and Dolphins in Harm's Way." Sounds a bit like using an industrial-sized microwave as radar and cooking the oceans. Even if it's a better radar, that's hardly an excuse.
Lukkai 24th Jun 2015, 11:21 PM edit delete reply

Maybe they did have a failsafe in place and that was the first thing that broke. We're not privy to all the details after all.
Centcomm 25th Jun 2015, 7:31 AM edit delete reply

Sounds like a question to submit for the Q&A :D
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