Comic 1631 - Filler - My apologys

5th Mar 2019, 11:17 PM
Filler - My apologys
Average Rating: 4.93 (15 votes)

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Centcomm 5th Mar 2019, 11:17 PM edit delete
OK tomorrow is orthopedic guy and yes Chiro was able to help but im not sure i can afford to go to him - at 40.00 a week that's a bit over my budget. Also ill try to get a page done by friday.
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jamie59 5th Mar 2019, 11:40 PM edit delete reply

Bare foot in retail New Troy has some loose rules.
navegar 6th Mar 2019, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
my guess is the android is product, not sales.
HiFranc 6th Mar 2019, 2:37 AM edit delete reply

Given that she’s dressed in swimwear, maybe it’s near a pool? Or it could be a rule that everyone is barefoot because then it’s easy to see who’s stealing the shoes?
Siren 6th Mar 2019, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
Because it's a lighting test image, the figure may just be be a placeholder to see how characters look in that lighting and scene. I frequently leave shoes off my renders when doing so. Saves time.

Every extra bit of geometry and texture feels like it really slows down Iray.
Sheela 8th Mar 2019, 11:33 AM edit delete reply

Might be in VR, so loose rules ?
CptKerion 11th Mar 2019, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
I figure it might be permissible to not wear your own shoes when you're trying on other shoes. Especially if you're an Android and thusly have... less or even no native bacterial culture on your skin.
Haegan2005 6th Mar 2019, 12:12 AM edit delete reply

I like her hair!
megados 6th Mar 2019, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

@alt text, as a light test it looks good to me; the lighting, light/shadow, her shadow on the floor w/ effect of 2 sources, and the reflection of the stuff on the shelves in the floor! The way I would say it is that it's a believable image; all the stuff agrees. Great! :D

Sorry to hear how much the chiropractor costs. I hope ins. will cover orthopedic Dr.

My 2¢ = get feeling better, then worry about a page. ;)
Siren 6th Mar 2019, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
I assumed $40 was what she had to pay AFTER insurance.

That's what may parents have to pay for my autistic little brother's therapy each week (they're not rich, but they make enough to make it work). There's a reason Americans, especially ones who are poor, don't make appointments for medical services they need.
Centcomm 6th Mar 2019, 3:31 PM edit delete reply

Insurance wont cover it at all. 40 is the total per visit
megados 8th Mar 2019, 11:50 AM edit delete reply

Were you able to get to the orthopedic Dr.? Does insurance cover it, and does it help?
HiFranc 6th Mar 2019, 2:39 AM edit delete reply

*sending you healing wishes*
mjkj 6th Mar 2019, 4:51 AM edit delete reply

beautiful =) that Galina?
Centcomm 6th Mar 2019, 8:34 AM edit delete reply

it is actually :D
mjkj 6th Mar 2019, 4:59 PM edit delete reply

thank you =)
chk 7th Mar 2019, 1:38 PM edit delete reply

Thought so.
Greenwood Goat 6th Mar 2019, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Oh dear. Not a problem, though. Here is a shipping shopping-themed caprice to help fill in...

Melanie Teda (remember her?): *sits in back room at the Shocking Pink Palace, stares at letter and contents of parcel* I don't... *shakes head* This can't be from Tokyo Rose, it must be some sort of joke... but how...? especially as Rose said she'd make sure this stayed covered up so she could hold it over me...? These are fabulous accessories, though - I'm pretty sure they're real precious metal... *starts trying on accessories* but I don't think I would wear this, *prods gold and silver snout ring* and the silver unihorn is too heavy, with no way to anchor it... *re-reads letter* "put on the accessories, hold the snout ring in your nose and the horn against your forehead and say:" *snerk* *sigh* Well, I don't think there are any hidden cameras in here that aren't mine, so... *inserts snout ring, holds horn against forehead* Uni-swine Princess Power-Up!!! *transformation into magical princess type, with unicorn horn, pig snout, pig tail with rainbow tuft, unicorn legs and hooves* ♥ EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! ♥ ♥ *grabs magical sceptre from parcel, charges out of back room, through shop, throws doors to the Shocking Pink Palace open wide* I AM UNI-SWINE PRINCESS CLOACA!! *farts rainbow cloud* AND I COMMAND THAT GIRLS KISS EACH OTHER! ESPECIALLY YOU!!! *grabs Lynn and Acantha, presses them together*

Noctis: *goes to tackle Princess Cloaca*

Lynn & Acantha: mmmmm!mmmm?mmmm.mmmmm♥

Princess Cloaca: *sweeps Noctis off her feet, smoooooooooooch*

Noctis: *attack that would usually be painful* *attack that would usually be disabling* *attack that would usually be fatal* mmmmm!mmmmmMMWAH! What are you, and what are your intentions? I believe it wise to negotiate with you, as you seem to be incredibly strong and resilient, beyond my ability to damage.

Princess Cloaca: I just want girls to be pretty - and kiss each other!! *sparkleshimmer* *releases Noctis* Come into my shop and claim your kissing discount!

Noctis: Very well... and do you know that "cloaca" means "sewer" in Latin?

Citywide Alert System: ++Alert! Alert! Incoming missile detected! All citizens seek shelter!++

Princess Cloaca: Oh pooh, it's just one of those pesky anti-shipping missiles from Shinedo. *bends over, points bottom at sky, farts anti-shipping missile into orbit* Ha ha ha!! *pose, sparkleshimmer*

Tokyo Rose: *observes, seethes, clenches virtual fists* +++Someone is going to PAY for this!+++

Yasakani: +++Hai, Rose-san.+++ *fires off email* "Greetings, Cloaca-hime. We would like to pay to make use of your image and character in an original video anime! ♥"

Deoxy 6th Mar 2019, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
Check around for a place with a "family plan" or somesuch - some chiropractors offer what is, essentially, a membership for people in your position. I haven't looked into it in a while, but the ones I saw were something like a "monthly fee, come as often as we agree that you need it" kind of thing.

My wife will be going to a chiropractor weekly for the rest of her life, most likely, so yeah, I feel your (financial) pain.
Siren 6th Mar 2019, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Take any time you need to feel better. There's nothing wrong with waiting until next Wednesday for the page (so that you won't feel stressed to put out a second page on Wednesday too, if nothing else).

Anytime you feel bad, consider: an artist's health (physical AND mental) IS the health of their webcomic, so taking care of yourself is literally the best thing you can do for your readers.
mjkj 6th Mar 2019, 4:58 PM edit delete reply



megados 6th Mar 2019, 5:13 PM edit delete reply

I agree completely. Page or no page, a person's health and well being is more important.
robnot 7th Mar 2019, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
as i sed before,, " be healthy "..! we wood rather have a happy healthy CentComm .!!
Hornet 6th Mar 2019, 4:02 PM edit delete reply
Lol, Verizon is still in business???
KarToon12 6th Mar 2019, 8:32 PM edit delete reply

Your models and backgrounds keep getting more and more realistic!
Fairportfan 8th Mar 2019, 1:19 AM edit delete reply

Seen that store B/G before.

Never mind where.
robnot 9th Mar 2019, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
,,store before,,
i thought i saw your name there... :)
Oldarmourer 7th Mar 2019, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
Do what you can, when you can, I'm sure there's lots of 'filler' material kicking around in dusty old folders somewhere, maybe even some of the very first 'too horrible to publish' or so the artist thinks, pieces that show us the evolution of the art :)

When I broke my back, Worker's Comp only covered so many physio visits, after that it was $60/hr three times a week out of pocket...luckily I pay for extra health much for the much vaunted down south, Canadian 'socialized healthcare' that only covers what's needed to keep you breathing and the blood on the inside, anything after that is your responsibility, and is a lot more expensive than elsewhere.
Oldarmourer 8th Mar 2019, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
Just think, in not so many years you won't have to take all that time posing models, you'll be able to walk the cast in and tell them where to stand and what to do...and instead of paying them up front, promise them a percentage of the net ;)

Robots 'will be commonplace in homes by 2050' with 'android rights and PAY'
Brother Parvus 8th Mar 2019, 1:14 PM edit delete reply
Dearest Cent, "Dinna fash yersel," as one north of the Tyne might say. A bit of Galina is always balm for the old oculars, whenever fill is necessary.

(I must[0] say that she reminds me all too strongly of a Particular Someone from my late teens...)

[0] obscure Blazing Saddles reference
Brother Parvus 8th Mar 2019, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
Furthermore[0], legalized gambling does not belong in the administration of wellness-care. From its onset (in re: Blaise Pascal et alia in the mathematical foundations of probability & statistics, and actuarial tables) insurance has been a tool for those with enough money for idle speculation to hedge their bets. Replacing insurance-based funding for wellness-care with a universal single-payer mode should be the goal of all contemporary civilized peoples, administered equally for all. We all (aforementioned civilized peoples) spend much more on injuring and slaying people than such a plan could possibly cost.

[0] reference to Wally Cox's "Speech for all Occasions"
megados 8th Mar 2019, 1:47 PM edit delete reply

That is a true, oft stated, and desirable, but under-persued goal.
Oldarmourer 8th Mar 2019, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
the only problem is that 'single payer' aka 'gov't administered healthcare' very quickly becomes more administartion than health...and you still pay, through taxes, at a much higher rate than the insurance premiums with much longer wait times for often rationed services...I've heard it myself "sorry you're not sick enough for this treatment" or "yes, you need a knee surgery but you're too young" and many other variations on the theme. 'Socialize' anything only looks good to the people who don't have to use it.
megados 8th Mar 2019, 6:48 PM edit delete reply

You do pay more in taxes, but I disagree that it's more than the insurance premiums are currently. Insurance costs are multiplying more quickly now than ever before. It's already more administration than health. Plus, pharmaceutical costs are 6 times the prices in the US than in other countries for the exact same medications in many cases. The difference there owing to manipulation of US patent laws. The US allows for re-patenting a drug, in cases where only a tiny tweak in the formula is performed. When the patent is due to run out, tweak the formula and re-patent. Other countries' patent laws do not allow that. There are many health care models, and I don't see any of those countries crying "Let's switch to the costlier, less effective US model". America is one of the only industrialized nations that does not have a universal health care system. As long as this current system remains, Americans will continue to pay more for less care.

"Socialize anything"? Don't you like fire protection, police protection, roads, etc. . . .?
Oldarmourer 9th Mar 2019, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
coincidentally...just today...
megados 9th Mar 2019, 11:49 AM edit delete reply

Interesting, in that it shows the failure stems from the failure to pass needed reforms, just as the US health care model also suffers from failure to pass needed reforms. It's a two edged sword, in which one can go too far in either direction.
Siren 9th Mar 2019, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
Health insurances pull that shit too, though. "Yes you need treatment/testing for X but you're too young" (or "let's treat it with pain meds instead of running expensive tests to find the cause of your symptoms" or "it's only PRE-cancerous, let's wait it out") and variations thereof are all too common when patients rely on profit-minded health insurance plans.

My uncle is a Kaiser doctor and they still told him to just take pain meds for his broken leg while their osteopath or whatever was out of town for the weekend. Sending him to a doctor unaffiliated with Kaiser was too expensive.

I won't pretend to know which system is better, but the one we're stuck with in the US definitely is not good.
megados 10th Mar 2019, 9:16 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, and that's because care is beholden to maximizing shareholder investment returns.
Quieteyes 9th Mar 2019, 3:44 AM edit delete reply
You better shop around.
You better shoooooop around.
lirvilas 27th Mar 2019, 8:13 PM edit delete reply

Low-cut and hippy at the same time... nice.
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