New Comics Every Weekday - Written by T Campbell & Phil Kahn - Illustrated by John & Jason Waltrip
What’s a “MySpace”?
It’s a mythical beast, much like a Livejournal with more music.
Of course! Their horns play Rhapsody in Blue when they run.
What homo habilis was to man, myspace was to facebook.
Journalist’s unforeseen scenario: The truth is too big to be divulged in any responsible way.
but sense the modern journalist has no sense of responsibility…
You’re entering a big error, Shanna. I’m going to have to put you on the game grid.
“This weirdo is kidnapping gamers and holding them in pods.”
I don’t see how divulging that would be irresponsible.
Kidnapping? I must disagree. I thought it went like this: HR/Hurricane got 5 volunteers to do this neat-o bubble thing. They probably signed a standard “If you get hurt, you can’t sue us” agreement. HR doesn’t know how to disconnect them without their brains turning to mush. Hurricane may be legally in the right, but the publicity fallout would be godawful. Hence, HR is trying to “free” them.
It would be if by exposing the gamers’ literal immersion into the game she endangers them.
Remember that Dedalus used what is apparently real, working magic to put them in and that both he and Carol are also doing their best to bring them out. If they could have pulled the plug to free them, why haven’t they?
Because they CAN’T. We don’t know why not, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it had the same effect as simply unplugging someone jacked into the Matrix (ie. it would be LETHAL).
And you can be sure exposure and legal procedure to save said gamers from being “kidnapped” would involve the law trying to do just that. I don’t think they’re going to listen to Dedalus’ claims that only magic can bring them out safely before they actually do try to pull the plug. They’re going to haul Dedalus off to the loony bin while trying to figure out how to bring them out, where only Dedalus is their only true hope of being released.
Not sure that H.R. is trying to free them without harm. After the first Harky, encounter, the 5 all had flat brainwaves. Then they started up again, to HR’s seeming dismay. Flat brainwaves = brain death. Doesn’t sound like great intentions to me.
And HR hasn’t been seen recently. ‘Coz he’s in one of the tubes/tanks/pods now. (total random speculation that happens to be very true)
And yet he simply didn’t dispose of the bodies but kept them. Even if he’s not acting in their best interest, he still needs them for whatever reason- and on that point, he needs them in a condition that remains good for them- or at least better than throwing them into a woodchipper as corpses.
Furthermore, Shanna doesn’t believe in magic. If she finds out the truth and gets that far, she WILL pull the plug.
Bah. This is evidential enough that it might as well be science. Figure she’d believe something in front of her face. AFTER exhausting every other possibility…
Carol can’t take the risk that Shanna WON’T pull the plug or do something that WILL endanger either/both the project and the gamers. The “after” you mention is also a very big “IF”.
It’s only evidence of gamers being held in a virtual reality world, NOT evidence of magic(k). And if those people are just playing video games with their brains, and not actually existing in another world, then there’s no reason to just unplug the computer.
How do we know that Carol and H.R. Puffenstuff aren’t just going to completely play her?
Well, that’s if she takes a direct approach. I’m guessing that Shanna is going to sneak into the pod room somehow.
That would require one of them to be in a tube in a world one level up from this one.
I think Ishmael means play as in ‘con’ or ‘screw with her mind’.
Rageface Carol…love it
She’s not very scary, even in that mood. Methink.
Yeah it’s more of a pout. Pretty good punchline next to group-picture and happy Carol.
You say that when she becomes GLaDoS
Shanna Cochran is Best’s alt.
I thought it was Timmi.
Shanna is Timmi’s alt?
I thought she looked like a bit of a nut.
Isn’t Tim the fat computer nerd benign perverse streak guy?
I deny everything!
“Also, his tie is a vibrant violet in any picture taken of him, even black-and-white ones. What’s up with that?”
Perhaps we should look for any particularly purple-colored characters in the game world?
Simple. He’s a wizard, and that’s just his Power Tie.
The first rule of purple tie….just…jus….ok?
You know what I’m guessing? Shanna => Bandit.
Ooooh. All this time we’ve been thinking it might be Carol or H.R. but that’s a much more likely idea, given Bandit’s brand of ethics.
I thought Shanna actually tried to have ethics? Or am I tripping on sleep deprivation?
She has the ethics of someone is doing something amoral, how can i exploit this for a story?
No facebook account? Carol you’re my kind of…….trusted aide.
Also good luck with the carpal tunnel Shanna.
Facebook? Bah! Humbug.
I was a bit surprised at the use of “Facebook” when everything else has an obvious pastiche name.
I’d go with “MyFace” and “SpaceBook” :)
I found an “EZ-mouse” that has totally fixed my horrific wrist pain issues after a couple of months. Not the best quality, it’s a bit jumpy, but I’ll take that tradeoff. If you’ve got computer-related pain, try some different HIDs, yo. I’m thinking I’ll take this one apart and put the guts of a good laser mouse in it.
Also, Carol’s war-face is great.
Forget a mouse, try a trackball. I recommend the Logitech M570 or something similarly configured.
And have the “sexual affairs” already been hinted at earlier in the comic?
One of my friends has a crazy sideways mouse that works wonders.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around what on earth is a Moderate/Independent/Conservative Alliance and how exactly that would work.
Vote for MICA! No more stains on our public offices!
We’re a broad-based coalition, willing to cover just about everything but the kitchen sink.
Oracle turret: “Her name was Caroline…”
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