Comic 40 - Drill sergeant...

12th Jul 2012, 12:00 AM
Drill sergeant...
Average Rating: 5 (10 votes)
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plymayer 12th Jul 2012, 12:40 AM edit delete reply

The "superman effect". Muscles used to higher gravity are stronger and faster.
CyberSkull 12th Jul 2012, 12:48 AM edit delete reply

How come Superman never atrophied on Earth?
plymayer 12th Jul 2012, 1:49 AM edit delete reply

He should have to eat constantly to get the proteins required for his Kryptonian body.
Centcomm 12th Jul 2012, 9:56 AM edit delete reply

Because hes superman .. and they didnt want to "do the research" by the time they were in deep it was easyer to ignore that.
cattservant 12th Jul 2012, 3:59 PM edit delete reply

Maybe he did, but no one else could tell the difference.
Fairportfan 13th Jul 2012, 1:23 AM edit delete reply

Superman gets his powers (including strength, invulnerability and flight from energy his body absorbs from our yellow Sun. Under a red sun (like Krypton's was) he's more or less normal.
Centcomm 14th Jul 2012, 3:45 AM edit delete reply

yep hes a walking solar reactor .. at least thats what I pick up from the fluff
AlpineBob 15th Jul 2013, 3:47 AM edit delete reply
Because they retconned away the 'high-grav krypton' explanation of his powers; it sounded good, but once astronauts were shown to gradually weaken while away from a 1g field, they dropped it pretty much entirely for the yellow sun explanation.
Considering he can fly and has various vision powers, the high-grav explanation was seriously flawed.
The yellow sun explanation is really not much better.
I think of it as psychosomatic - he thinks he loses his powers when near a red sun, so he does. I think it is kind of endearing that even Superman has "issues".
AlpineBob 15th Jul 2013, 3:34 AM edit delete reply
The Superman Effect (" Muscles used to higher gravity are stronger and faster"), really doesn't apply here. At least, not in that context.
Galina was "born" on the moon (presumably), since that is where her creator was stationed, so her muscles have never been conditioned to any other gravity. But it is likely her android bits are <i>designed</i> for earth gravity (since her creator would have used "off-the-shelf parts as much as possible to speed creation, and most R&D is probably done on earth, since that is where most people are). Presumably her parts don't atrophy under low grav, so she is still functioning at peak.
Centcomm 15th Jul 2013, 9:28 AM edit delete reply

actually Galina was made on earth and sent to the moon at the same time as her "creator/father" so all of her systems are 1g level and no she doesnt atropy or suffer from GEE sickness. that can affect humans. however she does have "limiters" built in that restricts her form use her full power. without those limiters she could proably pick up a engine block in 1 GEE ( provided she lifted it correctly )
cattservant 12th Jul 2012, 1:28 AM edit delete reply

(Panel 2) Because he can't answer the question or, doesn't want to?
Centcomm 12th Jul 2012, 9:57 AM edit delete reply

Very good..
cattservant 12th Jul 2012, 1:28 PM edit delete reply

Is Editct's inconclusive double processing going to be plotificially significant? Or is that classified?
Centcomm 12th Jul 2012, 1:31 PM edit delete reply

Yes :D helpful aren't I...
cattservant 12th Jul 2012, 1:43 PM edit delete reply

Even so, you're up early at the loom!*

*(Thank you, thank you very much!)
AlpineBob 15th Jul 2013, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
Ooh! That's pretty! Thanks. :)
Fairportfan 13th Jul 2012, 1:28 AM edit delete reply

I know i'm picky, but it's "sergeant".

"Sargent" is a <a href="">painter</a>.

Or maybe an <a href="">engine driver responsible for one of the worst circus train wrecks in history</a>.

(Hmmm - does HTML work in these comments?)
Fairportfan 13th Jul 2012, 1:29 AM edit delete reply

No, it doesn't.
Centcomm 13th Jul 2012, 1:33 AM edit delete reply

I cant get it to work for me eather >_<
and ACK! have to fix that : fixed ! thanks !
cattservant 13th Jul 2012, 2:22 AM edit delete reply

Some of these work for me.
Centcomm 13th Jul 2012, 2:35 AM edit delete reply

oh cool !! Thanks cat !
Fairportfan 14th Jul 2012, 3:40 AM edit delete reply

Ah! BBCode. Since this isn't a forum-style board, i assumed HTML was the way to go.
cattservant 13th Jul 2012, 5:19 PM edit delete reply

A sort of technical question that doesn't need the effort a technical answer: Given all the 'motion' in both stories right now; How do you keep your characters so fluid appearing? I've seen other webcomics that appear to be produced with a similar system as yours, but they always seem stiff and posed.
Centcomm 13th Jul 2012, 5:26 PM edit delete reply

Well, for one i aviod "stock" poses so many people use. second i tend to work on the "wholebody" concept. if one part of the body moves so does the rest. i have about 30 years of art eather in practice or concept. and apply the same rules to this as i would any drawn comic .. each figure has .. well over 100 parts i think and i generally move play with and alter all of them >AUGH< even when part of a pose will be totally frigging cut out .. it still affects how you stand , or reach for something .. ect ...
cattservant 13th Jul 2012, 5:37 PM edit delete reply

That sounds strenuously creative, but it's demonstrably effective! Is there a potential for automation? Or for that matter animation?
Centcomm 13th Jul 2012, 6:37 PM edit delete reply

automation .. No not really. animation yes . if there was a full team of people and i had a MUCH better computer.
Fairportfan 14th Jul 2012, 3:41 AM edit delete reply

lotsandlots more gigaFLOPS.
cattservant 14th Jul 2012, 2:17 PM edit delete reply

I wonder how much 'processing power' it takes to run real life?
Centcomm 14th Jul 2012, 2:25 PM edit delete reply

Well.. I hear it runs pretty well on a low end system >_< but its better the more money you add to the operating system.
cattservant 14th Jul 2012, 2:38 PM edit delete reply

Are we on parallel, but divergent meaning tracks? I mean really real* scoop the cat litter real.

*(I suppose you could argue the point!)
Centcomm 14th Jul 2012, 4:14 PM edit delete reply

im confused now ... >_<
cattservant 14th Jul 2012, 6:01 PM edit delete reply

It would be hard not to be, given the vagueness of the premise.
I was just speculating about the mechanisms of existence. But the idea is so expansive it looses any real relevance.
Computant 20th Aug 2016, 11:53 AM edit delete reply
I remember someone speculating about whether our existence was a simulation, and pointing out that arbitrary limits would be good for processing power, then pointing out the speed of light and absolute zero.
We are not really sure that the speed of light is a hard limit, we perceive it as such because light is the fastest thing we know of, but it is possible we are just unaware of something faster.
Meanwhile, since heat is a measure of molecular motion/vibration, and absolute zero is "molecule standing still" the idea that absolute zero is a arbitrary limit is, well, silly. Exactly how could you get a lower temperature, what is more still than "not moving at all?"
cattservant 20th Aug 2016, 3:13 PM edit delete reply

Going backwards?
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