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Comic 876 - Addictions...

18th Jul 2013, 9:06 PM
Addictions...
Average Rating: 5 (18 votes)
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highlander55 18th Jul 2013, 9:16 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, Connie has the playground but not the factory. Sounds like she wants to get some sensation experience going on there! :)

Centcomm- excellent on explaining how Connie got her model. Loved the candid way she tells it like just not considered too forward until he says something.
Centcomm 18th Jul 2013, 9:28 PM edit delete reply

your very welcome - glad you liked it- Rose tweaked the hell out of these lines - I really loved the entertainment center line :D
highlander55 18th Jul 2013, 9:34 PM edit delete reply

Hmm! Purple hair would be different. LOL
Kudos to Rose too. :)
Stormwind13 18th Jul 2013, 9:33 PM edit delete reply

Rose, GREAT job on the conversation! Had me laughing and reading it quickly because was fun to read.

And the artwork (as always) is great too, Cent. :-)
Centcomm 18th Jul 2013, 9:49 PM edit delete reply

/Bows - Rose is the heart of the interactions here :D
Tokyo Rose 18th Jul 2013, 9:58 PM edit delete reply

/bow
Sheela 20th Jul 2013, 5:09 PM edit delete reply

*adds bow to hair*

:D
Don B. 18th Jul 2013, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
I think Black is going to have a hard time saying no if Connie decides she really likes him. I get the feeling she's already made that decision. He saved her from an asshole boss, paid her body debt, gave her self ownership and a job. On top of it all he gives her respect in such a way as she's probably seen very little of if at all. So yeah, I say she's probably a little sweet on him. If he figures out that it's not an offer from gratitude but a free person, I'll bet he takes her up on it. Unless his ethics forbid that kind of thing with work partners...
highlander55 18th Jul 2013, 10:03 PM edit delete reply

He already stated once he's not into artificial sweeteners. But time will tell.
Stormwind13 18th Jul 2013, 10:19 PM edit delete reply

True, but from what she just said, she really ISN'T artificial sweetener. :-D

It sounds like Mr. Black only had a passing knowledge of androids, so he didn't REALIZE how little that remark applied to someone like Connie.
Centcomm 18th Jul 2013, 10:23 PM edit delete reply

Its a common misconception. Datachasers Android's have much more in common with replicants than with traditional machines. :D
highlander55 18th Jul 2013, 10:27 PM edit delete reply

I'm sure there are a lot of humans who have no idea what androids have become. Old prejudices are passed down easier and faster than truth of the matter.
Centcomm 18th Jul 2013, 10:36 PM edit delete reply

you are quite correct. most people when they think Android they think "robot" with a computer brain. DC Androids are not like that at all :D
Don B. 18th Jul 2013, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
Android? Yes. Plastic Barbie doll? Hell no!! If you're trying to make people, plastic skin would be kinda pointless in my opinion. A hand reaching out to you in reassurance or comfort would be kinda off putting if it was covered in smooth plastic, wouldn't it?
Don B. 18th Jul 2013, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
Having said that, I have no clue as to what was covering Dolly's original body and I'm pretty sure that the Taylor family didn't find it all that off putting.
Centcomm 18th Jul 2013, 11:29 PM edit delete reply

Dollys original bopdy was made of flexible plastics and metalized plastic compounds - the taylor family didnt mind its the same thing as a child adoring a teddy bear or favorite doll, it was dollys personality that they cared about and what comforted them not her body.
Mister Black 19th Jul 2013, 1:25 AM edit delete reply

I think the line you're thinking of is "Artificial sweetener is bad for your health."...bear in mind that just about *any* woman, regardless of origin, can be bad for your health. :-D

*ducks as RL Wife tosses a large iron skillet* SEE?!
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 8:03 AM edit delete reply

Need to talk to this woman. She is doing it ALL wrong!!!

You throw the rolling pin! Then follow up with an upper cut with the iron skillet! }:-D~>
cattservant 19th Jul 2013, 8:27 AM edit delete reply

Iron skillets aside; Truth often elicits a 'pure' response!
Sheela 19th Jul 2013, 1:07 PM edit delete reply

@Mister Black

I saw, I saw !!
What a shameful display it was too, she *REALLY* need to work on her aim, that went *Way* past you. :(
cattservant 19th Jul 2013, 7:20 PM edit delete reply

Sincere Sweetener on the other hand...
velvetsanity 18th Jul 2013, 10:42 PM edit delete reply

Beautifully handled ^_^
highlander55 18th Jul 2013, 10:47 PM edit delete reply

Better than Bishop or Annalee Call still walking around as "patterns" for Androids.
Good android read: http://sciencefiction365.blogspot.com/2012/07/virginity-of-androids-part-2.html
Centcomm 18th Jul 2013, 11:29 PM edit delete reply

those were really cool androids - :D
cattservant 18th Jul 2013, 10:57 PM edit delete reply

Well, who could Four-C that coming? Clears the air right up, it does!
Stormwind13 18th Jul 2013, 11:04 PM edit delete reply

OUCH! That was AWFUL, Cat! :-D
cattservant 18th Jul 2013, 11:25 PM edit delete reply

Sorry, I'm in the middle of a sinus war right now and bad puns are all that are available.
Centcomm 18th Jul 2013, 11:30 PM edit delete reply

ow .. ow .. OW brain hurts.. hope you feel better soon cat!
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 8:01 AM edit delete reply

For ALL our sakes, hope you feel better soon! :-D
lalverson 18th Jul 2013, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
The first rule is when a miss hotbody offers the answer is ALWAYS YES!!
Centcomm 18th Jul 2013, 11:30 PM edit delete reply

hehe - SO true.. :D
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 8:05 AM edit delete reply

If it is not, check for a PULSE! :-D
anarcha 19th Jul 2013, 12:03 AM edit delete reply

"body debt"
= awesome story concept!
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 12:14 AM edit delete reply

hehe - as in the concept or are you thinking of a side story idea?
Rashala 19th Jul 2013, 12:42 AM edit delete reply

yeah as Tedee would say Humans are disgusting I mean look at their design The playground right next to the sewer and the Air pipe connected to the food intake.....I am amazed they survived as long as they have
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:39 AM edit delete reply

acrtually TD has said that before .. :D
Sheela 19th Jul 2013, 1:19 PM edit delete reply

Ah, but don't androids have a few designflaws themselves aswell ? Like, they need to oil their joints every now and then, while humans are .. uhm .. "self lubricating". >_<

Also, humans are soft and easier for Ada to hug. I bet TeeDee likes Ada's hugs.
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 1:33 PM edit delete reply

actually all andriods are "self lubricating" thats why they drink water and such.just like humans.they do have a FEW flaws.. :D

and TD only likes the hugs because they come from Ada.. TD actually thinks ada is too squishy..
Sheela 19th Jul 2013, 2:12 PM edit delete reply

Well, in order to get Ada Hugs™, she must optimize her form, so as to be as appealing to Ada as at all possible !

Robot evolution ! :D
Rashala 19th Jul 2013, 4:58 PM edit delete reply

Ceci Can hug me all she wants.


Just careful I am squishy
Sheela 20th Jul 2013, 1:37 AM edit delete reply

Heck, I'll get my hugs where I can get them, even from TeeDee.

.... might take a pass from Kali though .. she scary!
velvetsanity 20th Jul 2013, 6:59 PM edit delete reply

She's only scary if you become a threat to Roma. Or annoy drekhead. Oh wait, everyone annoys drekhead...
CyberSkull 19th Jul 2013, 1:45 AM edit delete reply

She's got the rec room, but not the workshop. And no mortgage!
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:39 AM edit delete reply

indeed - steals the no morgage line :D
Sheela 19th Jul 2013, 1:10 PM edit delete reply

Ack .. BAD Centcomm, no stealing!
CyberSkull 19th Jul 2013, 6:17 PM edit delete reply

How dare you! Steal the whole joke or nothing at all!
mjkj 19th Jul 2013, 3:43 AM edit delete reply

Great update, thank you Cent and Rose :)

Wow, a 4-C nice :)

Nice wording there. And Connie really looks great - I especially like the panel one shot of her.

Though a 4-C is not covered in the tech page and the numbering of the system is also not covered there.
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 7:47 AM edit delete reply

Agreed mjkj. Connie looks great here. You can feel the emotions she is showing on the page.
mjkj 19th Jul 2013, 8:21 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, that is true :)
markhossack 19th Jul 2013, 6:54 AM edit delete reply

Well, it's taken me 2 and half days of reading but I've gone through the whole story from the start!

Great writing, characters and artwork! Love it.
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 7:52 AM edit delete reply

Yay. Another reader!

If you like it, vote on TWC at the bottom. We are trying to get Datachasers into the top 50 (heck we want #1, but one step at a time)! :-)

And do what the rest of us have done. Go back and reread it, again. :-D

Oh, and also at the bottom of the page, click on the link to Luna Star. Another webcomic by CentComm/Tokyo Rose in the same universe, but it is a prequel to Datachasers. :-)
markhossack 19th Jul 2013, 9:16 AM edit delete reply

Just finished reading Luna Star as well. Votes cast on TWC.
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:38 AM edit delete reply

yay your awesome!
Sheela 19th Jul 2013, 1:11 PM edit delete reply

Aha, a new reader !

Welcome to the dark side. :)
Well, the slightly dark side ... uhmm .. it's darker than white at least ... if you squint!
Highlander55 19th Jul 2013, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
She is offering him to be the *First* as far as we know. Whether out of gratitude or the fact she owes no one anything for body debt and free to chose. He made it clear she is her own person and not obligated to him as a play toy.
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 8:00 AM edit delete reply

I think it could be part gratitude; however, I think it also has to do with the fact that Mr. Black treats her like a PERSON. And that attracts her to him too.

Especially after that sleezeball boss she had. He ogled her, belittled her and even tried to get her contract. I'm sure THAT wouldn't have gone well (for Connie). Screwdriver anyone? :-D
cattservant 19th Jul 2013, 8:35 AM edit delete reply

Romantic negotiations are necessarily delicate between two such complex characters.
Sheela 19th Jul 2013, 1:13 PM edit delete reply

Well, her previous boss didn't leave her much room for anything else, so it could have been quite a long time ago that she had any romantic connections with .. anyone, really.
Tokyo Rose 19th Jul 2013, 8:55 PM edit delete reply

Connie's had sex before. You wouldn't buy a sports car and never look for a deserted stretch of road to really punch the accelerator on, would you? I mean, how would you even know it all works right if you didn't test it out? :D
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

The scary thing here is that this made PERFECT sense to me. :-D
Sheela 20th Jul 2013, 1:38 AM edit delete reply

Oh for sure, I didn't mean to imply that she was a virgin .. just that it could have been quite a while since her last time.
Dragonrider 19th Jul 2013, 7:39 AM edit delete reply

Gee another elephant just "waved its trunk" in the room.
cattservant 19th Jul 2013, 8:31 AM edit delete reply

You sure it was the nasal end that was 'waving'?
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:38 AM edit delete reply

did it now?
Sheela 19th Jul 2013, 1:13 PM edit delete reply

It was probably trumpeting too.
cattservant 20th Jul 2013, 10:59 AM edit delete reply

IF it was the nasal end...
Draginbeard 19th Jul 2013, 9:39 AM edit delete reply

That really was a smooth back and forth dialog. Excellent writing here, hats off to you both =)
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:37 AM edit delete reply

yay thank you ! i gotta give a lot of the dialouge cred to rose on this.. my original lines SUCKED..
Tokyo Rose 19th Jul 2013, 4:19 PM edit delete reply

No, no, they didn't suck. There actually may not be a word in the English language to reflect how awful they were . . .
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 9:08 PM edit delete reply

O_o Wow. I would just like to see them sometime to see something THAT awful! :-D
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:57 PM edit delete reply

this is why your the editor - and im .. not
KarToon12 19th Jul 2013, 9:48 AM edit delete reply

I really like this page for the backstory we get on her. That, and I wouldn't be surprised if these two got together on the more romantic level.
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:38 AM edit delete reply

yep.. the dreaded "charcter development page" :D
Sheela 19th Jul 2013, 1:15 PM edit delete reply

The difficult pages, huh ?

On a sidenote - I wonder how exactly an android junkie might behave ?
Maybe something for a sidestory ?
Don B. 19th Jul 2013, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
CentComm, character development pages aren't actually dreaded if your audience likes your characters. Judging by the comments, I think it's safe to say that we do. Personally, I really like these personal interactions between characters. I was quite taken with the little side story about Dolly's first meeting with the Taylors.
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:56 PM edit delete reply

im glad you liked that. I prize charcter development and backstory :D
cattservant 21st Jul 2013, 9:01 PM edit delete reply

@Sheela:
Might find them down a warehouse alley with a couple of hammers...
velvetsanity 19th Jul 2013, 6:57 PM edit delete reply

character development is one of my favorite things :D
antrik 8th Oct 2016, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
Definitely agree on character development being key -- it's what separates a mediocre story from a great one.

I first realised this (more or less) consciously when I happened to see the first Harry Potter movie: even without knowing the book, I was noticing how substantial aspects were missing. While the characters clearly did undergo major changes -- Hermione for example from an annoying spoiled brat to a decently cooperative person -- the actual *development* was mostly skipped over in the movie (instead devoting endless time to stupid Quidditch); we just see the characters one way, and then a few scenes later totally changed... Considering how successful the book was, I presume it was better written than that.
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 2:10 PM edit delete reply

I'm beginning to think Connie might be the most desirable of the female characters.

She is very pretty, intelligent and has a decent sense of humor. She doesn't seem to be afraid of working hard. Further, she is brave and seems to have a sense of loyalty (to those that treat her okay at least).

Dolly is gorgeous, desirable, intelligent... and so dedicated to her job that she could never commit to a relationship. I mean, she always resets back to her job and seems DISAPPOINTED in herself that she thought of anything BESIDES her job. Would be hard to have any kind of relationship with someone like that.

Ceci is cute (as well as pretty, I remember the shower scene), intelligent and funny, but she seems so child-like that I wouldn't be comfortable being in any kind of relationship with her. I mean I would feel like I needed to PROTECT her she is so child-like (and isn't that something to say about a BLACK Angel, who is undoubtedly 1000 times more lethal than I could ever HOPE to be).

Dr. Silver is physically attractive, intelligent (oh so MUCH so) and has a nasty sense of humor; however, she seems so self-centered I couldn't see anyone WANTING to be in a relationship with her.

Calliope we don't know as well. She is also very easy on the eyes, she is obviously very intelligent also (anyone that could create Dolly 2.0 has to be bright), but she seems to be trapped in a tragedy. I would call her haunted by her past. I'm not sure she has the ability to get past her past and give anything to a relationship in the present.

Lynn is physically attractive, reasonably intelligent and has a sense of humor too; however, she is still too much of a spoiled (rich kid) teenager for one to have much interest in.

Ada is beautiful, intelligent, caring and has a sense of humor too; however, I get the feeling she too is too 'married' to her job to be good in a long term relationship. And the TeeDee wrangling part of the job probably wouldn't help things.

TeeDee... Just no. I like breathing, thank you. :-D

Acantha is going to be a force of nature; however, she just is flat too young to garner any interest (at this time for sure).

Kali, like TeeDee, just no. I prefer to remain breathing.
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 6:18 PM edit delete reply

this is a post made of win... :D seriiously good stuff Stormwind :D best feedback in ages :D
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 8:22 PM edit delete reply

Thank you for your kind words, CentComm. :-)

I just saw the page and got thinking about all of them and that came out of it. :-)
velvetsanity 19th Jul 2013, 7:38 PM edit delete reply

Kali and Teedee would simply require a different approach and a lot more time than most, IMO.
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 8:03 PM edit delete reply

I'm not confident in finding that different approach before getting my head ripped off and used for a soccer match, Velvet. :-D So, I think I would just leave them alone.

Someone ELSE wants to take a run at them, more power to them. Can I sell you a prepaid funeral policy? :-D
velvetsanity 19th Jul 2013, 8:09 PM edit delete reply

Oh, it's not that hard. It starts with "hello" followed by numerous long conversations... :D
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 8:16 PM edit delete reply

You think that EITHER of those two would stay around for a long conversation? I'm not sure of that, in fact I would bet small sums against it. :-D
velvetsanity 19th Jul 2013, 8:19 PM edit delete reply

That depends entirely on the conversation and whether they had more pressing matters to attend to, now doesn't it :D
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 8:45 PM edit delete reply

No, no with those two. I'm put in mind of one of my buttons (I have hundreds), "You've just started a conversation that can only end in a gunshot." - Ambassador Delenn
velvetsanity 19th Jul 2013, 10:47 PM edit delete reply

Kali at least would probably enjoy a good intellectual discussion...with Teedee it would probably focus on tactics and strategy (and probably 'war stories')
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:56 PM edit delete reply

Kali would enjoy conversation and often talks to Maxus on many things. shes also a keen chess player. and has even played Arianna as well. Acantha never had the desire to sit and play chess.. it just bored her.
velvetsanity 20th Jul 2013, 10:42 AM edit delete reply

I thought as much.
antrik 8th Oct 2016, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
While I agree that Connie is clearly among the most desirable females here (you noticed just now? ;-) ), there is one I think I'd actually put even above Connie: you entirely left out Dr. Demark. At least in her post-reboot incarnation, she is damn attractive, as well as good-humoured, witty, compassionate...

(Only downside: no purple hair ;-) )

Pity we probably won't see her again :-(
Stormwind13 9th Oct 2016, 10:30 PM edit delete reply

In my defense antrik... At the time I created that list (over 3 years ago) we did NOT have the reboot of Dr. Demark. I will agree with your assessment of her NOW, but at the time she was a much less fleshed out character. :-)
Don B. 19th Jul 2013, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
All good points but I gotta point out that Ada has a boyfriend. If memory serves his name is Kevin. The only thing that seemed to bother her up until now (aside from TeeDee's pouting) was CentComm's intention to let him think she was dead.
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 5:27 PM edit delete reply

Yes Don, I remember that. I'm just wondering if that relationship will have much of a chance. And also see what people thought about all the lovely ladies (and TeeDee :-D) in Datachasers.
Don B. 19th Jul 2013, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
Probably about as much of a chance as anyone else in a relationship with a cop, fireman, S&R or what have you. Depends on the people involved. Ada seems grounded enough to handle it. I don't know about Kevin as we haven't met him.
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 6:28 PM edit delete reply

Agree with you there. From what I've seen of such relationships, it takes sacrifice from the partner to stay with people in those occupations.

Some people are able to do that, some people aren't. The stress of it though has ripped more relationships apart than not, in my experience. :-7

And I know myself, I doubt I could enjoy the relationship when it was under that level of stress. Other people will have other experiences, of course. :-)
antrik 8th Oct 2016, 11:20 PM edit delete reply
Let me remind you that the thing with Kevin is an on-and-off affair; so I don't think it really proves anything...
Dragonrider 19th Jul 2013, 9:23 PM edit delete reply

Only one thing to add to the summary, Calliope while a mega genius is not real tightly wrapped and never has been. The violent death of her husband kind of put her in left field, if not for Dolly she and Lynn would have been sold on the flesh markets of the wastes. Remember her collapse during the transfer to Dolly's new body.
Stormwind13 19th Jul 2013, 9:39 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, she did kind of come apart. I'm wondering how much of that came from just being Calliope and how much of that was dealing with the violent death of her husband in front of her eyes. Some people NEVER recover from that.
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:00 PM edit delete reply

all I say is Calli never has recovered totally. Dolly provided a LOT of stability. and picked up a lot of slack. its also another reason Dolly always kept a combat body.
highlander55 19th Jul 2013, 10:34 PM edit delete reply

60 years of hard work and now Dolly has a rocking body and capable of enjoying some her time with whom ever she wants. She tried but passed out, eh she's still a noob with a sexually active body but has plenty of time to figure it all out. ( Dolly here is your body manual! Dolly- Manual? I don't need no stinking manual! Areeba Ondalay- I'm going to get laid!!)
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:52 PM edit delete reply

yep - there really IS no manual for Dollys new body..
Don B. 20th Jul 2013, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Since Jinx is a friend of Dolly's, I don't think a manual is required for that sort of thing.
Centcomm 20th Jul 2013, 1:03 AM edit delete reply

"Jinx" huh? well that is her nickname...
Don B. 20th Jul 2013, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
Minx then. I had just finished reading the cast section and for some reason the nickname was stuck in my head. I'll remember next time.
Sheela 20th Jul 2013, 10:51 AM edit delete reply

I'm just disappointed that Chodo didn't get any mention. :(
Chodo's totally Grade A wife material, y'know ?
Stormwind13 21st Jul 2013, 5:04 PM edit delete reply

Chodo? GAH. You are sick and DEMENTED, Sheela! :-)

I also didn't include Dari, but that is because her life expectancy is going down in a BIG hurry. :-) I mean, pissing off Dolly and being a gutter seem to NOT be life enhancing experiences!
Centcomm 21st Jul 2013, 5:14 PM edit delete reply

Im not sure Chodo HAS a gender... anymore than trees do...

as for Dari.. she just made one major error.. aside from becoming a gutter.. and thats running into Lynn Taylor..
Lynn just broke her nose .. Dolly broke a LOT more than just her nose.
Don B. 21st Jul 2013, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
Let's see...Dari is violent, crude, sociopathic, murderous...you get the idea. She may be not exactly hard on the eyes but I have to wonder...who the hell would put her on their prospective date list? Aside from another gutter or someone so clueless as to be functionally brain dead.
antrik 8th Oct 2016, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
Actually, I find Dari rather ugly.

This story is rather cliche on that score: the clear assholes are ugly, while everyone else is more or less good-looking...
Rashala 19th Jul 2013, 10:16 PM edit delete reply

I wonder......Since CEnty and they all were made by humans to a degree.....do they have the......Emergency Failsafe paranoid humans always build in?
highlander55 19th Jul 2013, 10:37 PM edit delete reply

I wouldn't think so. We don't have it as it is a free will choice. They have the same ability for good or bad as any human.
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 10:53 PM edit delete reply

some androids DO have a failsafe such as Ceci.. most do not.
Rashala 19th Jul 2013, 11:07 PM edit delete reply

oh no not androids. the AIS like Centcomm herself
Centcomm 19th Jul 2013, 11:25 PM edit delete reply

that im afraid I cant comment on
Rashala 19th Jul 2013, 11:48 PM edit delete reply

*Evil grin and starts to dig through Centy's unmentionables*


Now Just to find it and Give it to Rose and *Evil laughter* ooooh the fun can begin
highlander55 20th Jul 2013, 12:08 AM edit delete reply

Be careful Rashala, you might get nothing more than caught in Centcomm's booby trap. <snicker>
Rashala 20th Jul 2013, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

*standing on a Giant Red X* Oh like I would fall for something like THAT
Centcomm 20th Jul 2013, 12:29 AM edit delete reply

watches as the Murder-rape bot 5000 drops on him from above .. >_<
Rashala 20th Jul 2013, 1:33 AM edit delete reply

*uses Quantumn replacement to swap himself for TEdee in her current mood armed with a plasma caster*
Centcomm 20th Jul 2013, 1:56 AM edit delete reply

ah yes . but TD was standing in a quantum flux field .. never have one trap when you can have two..
Rashala 20th Jul 2013, 2:05 AM edit delete reply

*Uses A heizenberg relocator to replace The target with ...............Centcomms Main PRocessor core!!
Sheela 20th Jul 2013, 5:32 AM edit delete reply

*paints an up-arrow on Centcomms Main Processor Core*

Woot, I can play the one-up-game too. :)
cattservant 20th Jul 2013, 11:05 AM edit delete reply

The Mice left town whilst the Cats were otherwise engaged...
Sheela 20th Jul 2013, 11:49 AM edit delete reply

Offcourse the cats were engaged .. the rats somehow got ahold of bigger guns and were assaulting the cats!

Meanwhile, Ceci was nowhere to be found. >_<
cattservant 20th Jul 2013, 11:58 AM edit delete reply

She was in the shower.
Sheela 20th Jul 2013, 12:00 PM edit delete reply

She smuggles guns trough her shower ?

Eeeengeeenious ! :D
Centcomm 20th Jul 2013, 2:13 PM edit delete reply

sits back and enjoys the discussion :D
Stormwind13 20th Jul 2013, 2:49 PM edit delete reply

Was this the cat you were looking for? :-D

That cat probably would have swapped Cent and Rash BACK, just to be messing with people. :-D

And then probably walked through the wall just because it could.
cattservant 20th Jul 2013, 3:04 PM edit delete reply

After too many years in Feline Services, I've come to the conclusion that Cats are at least bi-locational.* And that they play a pivotal role in the stability of the Multiverse.
That is; when a Cat is sleeping 'Here', it is awake 'There', thus providing points of stability between the Dimensions.


*(Probably poly-locational.)
Mister Black 21st Jul 2013, 3:57 AM edit delete reply

I can confirm that cats are bi-locational, since one of mine can manage to get not only under foot, but under both feet.

However, I feel obligated to point out that it takes a parrot to be poly-locational. :-D
cattservant 21st Jul 2013, 5:36 AM edit delete reply

That's true. And parrots live a lot longer too.
cattservant 20th Jul 2013, 3:15 PM edit delete reply

You know, she didn't say no.*



*(panel 6)
highlander55 20th Jul 2013, 4:35 PM edit delete reply

She is sending out a RSVP and waiting for a reply maybe. Or at least a subtle invite for a later time.
cattservant 20th Jul 2013, 4:54 PM edit delete reply

She is 'inherently'* polite and somewhat ladylike.


*(If that's the right word.)

Stormwind13 20th Jul 2013, 5:45 PM edit delete reply

Not only did I not see a NO, I heard an implied YES. Her comment about having her debt paid off sounded like she was leaning that direction at least. :-)

And Mr. Black's reply says, if you are going there it is because you WANT to, not because there is any obligation for you to. :-)
cattservant 20th Jul 2013, 5:54 PM edit delete reply

I suspect that given how complex Mr. Black's 'tapestry' is by now, he takes a significant amount of care when he weaves in a 'new thread'.
Centcomm 20th Jul 2013, 5:59 PM edit delete reply

ding ding ding.. we have a winner :D
Mister black wants it very clear that the choice is HERS and hers alone.. and not out of some sense of obligation.
cattservant 20th Jul 2013, 6:11 PM edit delete reply

[You know, Beast should be feeling quite smug and pleased with itself by this point.]
Stormwind13 20th Jul 2013, 6:40 PM edit delete reply

GREAT POINT, Cat. :-D Beast called that one and Mr. Black needs to eat some crow, I think. :-D
cattservant 20th Jul 2013, 6:46 PM edit delete reply

Maybe that's how he keeps his coat so dark and glossy...
highlander55 20th Jul 2013, 8:23 PM edit delete reply

*mean while, Beast is noticed parked in a dark and quite spot at a truck stop with the lights off* ;)
cattservant 20th Jul 2013, 8:47 PM edit delete reply

Well, if Mr. Black pulls this expedition off, he and his crew will be flying high for the foreseeable future!
Sheela 20th Jul 2013, 9:17 PM edit delete reply

Soo .. who keeps the beast company while they visit a love hotel ?
Highlander55 20th Jul 2013, 9:57 PM edit delete reply
@ Sheela.. Who said they can wait long enough to get to a love hotel? :)
Stormwind13 20th Jul 2013, 10:21 PM edit delete reply

And why would they wait for a hotel? I mean, he has a cabin in the sky! :-D He is the captain of this ship after all, rank has its privileges.

And with the mission they are on, take one's pleasure where one can, because you NEVER know what tomorrow might bring.
Mister Black 21st Jul 2013, 10:19 AM edit delete reply

For those of you worried about "The Beast", aka "Nice Personality", nobody has to keep him company. He got backed off onto Q-drives and transplanted to the computers aboard the Perchon.

For one thing, it would be rude as all get-out to leave my faithful wing man alone aboard a parked rig. For another, The Beast has far too many files for me to risk someone else getting a chance to access him.
Stormwind13 21st Jul 2013, 11:44 AM edit delete reply

I think they were talking about the current Beast, which is housed on the Perchon, that you are flying in. I think most people realize that you moved everything off the ground Nice Personality you were using previously and mothballed it for the time being.

And I notice NO comment on how attractive you find Connie, especially as she is showing a LOT of interest in you. Hmmmm... :-D
Rashala 20th Jul 2013, 9:25 PM edit delete reply

*conducts an experiment....*


Photoshops Tedee as she just wakes up from reloading..Totally Naked,, and Has her Fondleing a large Assault rifle held tight against her naked body with the half lidded half asleep look on her face*

Hypothesis. TEdee will Tear me apart marcus will request 4 prints worth for the troops*
Marcus Ramesy 21st Jul 2013, 2:24 AM edit delete reply

LOL, no.. she will tear you appart, Ill have no part in this.. I know tee dee.. and Im fond of breathing.. ... very very fond of breathing.... but.. we can start a new game.. and Rash... I have some good new.. and bad news... the good news.....you made the new team... unfortunately..... its as the ball.
Rashala 21st Jul 2013, 2:50 AM edit delete reply

Rash ball? Lemme guess Both teams have Giant Hammers that they use to hit ME...and try to send me into the other teams goal? Or swords to kill me to prevent a score
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Highlander55 21st Jul 2013, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
@ Marcus, Then again if Rash is the ball and Teedee is the goal that means a win-win for both right? (Yeah right)
Stormwind13 21st Jul 2013, 8:49 AM edit delete reply

I've got a button for TeeDee and her response to your experiment - "It's been an ugly week - DON'T give me a target."

You just gave her a target. 'Nuff' said.
Centcomm 21st Jul 2013, 12:49 PM edit delete reply

TeeDee: ill take one of those buttons - throws 5 Cr at him ...
Stormwind13 21st Jul 2013, 1:12 PM edit delete reply

Hastily hands over said button, collects the credits and then beats a retreat!
Dragonrider 21st Jul 2013, 12:25 PM edit delete reply

Rash, Old Son, afraid you just let you alligator mouth overload your hummingbird ass.
Centcomm 21st Jul 2013, 12:49 PM edit delete reply

more than likely..
Highlander55 21st Jul 2013, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
Talk about biting yourself in the ass. I bet it's not humming now! ROTFLMAO!
Rashala 21st Jul 2013, 2:50 PM edit delete reply

WEll There is a bright side to being blown to bits by tedee....


It means Ceci might be there to glue me back together in a nurses outfit *nod nod*
Stormwind13 21st Jul 2013, 2:57 PM edit delete reply

Rash, I doubt there would be enough left of you to do DNA analysis on after TeeDee got done with you. Nevermind being glued back together! Humpty Dumpty anyone? :-D
Rashala 21st Jul 2013, 2:58 PM edit delete reply

You never know.....she might leave my head intact to be a speedbag...and that could be salvaged
Highlander55 21st Jul 2013, 3:39 PM edit delete reply
I don't know about that. See what Teedee did to the punching bag when with her last punch? Your speedbag head would be pulp.
Marcus Ramesy 21st Jul 2013, 3:47 PM edit delete reply

Highlander is correct.. you would be nothing but a grease smear on the wall when TeeDee was finished with you....
Centcomm 21st Jul 2013, 4:17 PM edit delete reply

pulpy pulp with extra salsa...
Mister Black 21st Jul 2013, 5:12 PM edit delete reply

None of my business, but I *have* to ask...why do you want to be glued together in a nurse's outfit?
Highlander55 21st Jul 2013, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
Probably better to just leave it alone. <backs into the other room>
Rashala 21st Jul 2013, 7:13 PM edit delete reply

you misread me Mister black...

the point was to be Nursed Back to health
BY CECI *who would be wearing a Nurses outfit*
cattservant 21st Jul 2013, 7:40 PM edit delete reply

Yep! Full Moon tomorrow night!!
highlander55 21st Jul 2013, 7:45 PM edit delete reply

If Ceci is wearing a Nurses outfit I bet it would be showing a Full Moon! :)
cattservant 21st Jul 2013, 8:17 PM edit delete reply

Certainly waxing!
highlander55 21st Jul 2013, 8:41 PM edit delete reply

Ouch!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 23rd Jul 2013, 1:41 PM edit delete reply

"Entertainment center", good God. This is brilliant, and part of what makes it so is that the dialogue and concepts expressed through it feel very natural to this far-flung future setting, which really grounds this discussion on robot genitals. 6 out of 5 (which is to say, I voted).
Centcomm 23rd Jul 2013, 2:21 PM edit delete reply

its the same thing Highline once said.. give your audiance the familar and the fasntasitc will fit right in..
antrik 8th Oct 2016, 11:40 PM edit delete reply
I find it strange that Mr. Black, who clearly has been around *a lot*, and knowledge of people clearly plays a major part in his success, would know so little about androids...
velvetsanity 31st May 2017, 3:19 PM edit delete reply

The majority of his time and business is outside of the AIS controlled cities...which is where the vast majority of androids are likely located due to access to repair facilities and parts and such.
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