Page 4 of 51 FirstFirst 123456789101112131429 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 120 of 1504
  1. - Top - End - #91
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Squark's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Hmm... So, it looks like Para may be trying to expose this plan, or at least give the toughs advance warning.

  2. - Top - End - #92
    Titan in the Playground
     
    BlackDragon

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Or this is the moment when she says, "And I'm trying to keep you all alive, you idiots!" and reveals that she's working against the people who put the nannies in the Gavs.

  3. - Top - End - #93
    Ogre in the Playground
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Dancin' away
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Considering that she's Internal Affairs office, probably.

    She's probably looking for signs of foul play.
    You can shout it from the roof-tops, you'll be preaching to the choir.
    And you better get started on this funeral pyre, and one day I will truly set myself on fire so you can see how dim my light is.
    So you can see how dim is my life

  4. - Top - End - #94
    Orc in the Playground
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Well Para probably suspects a Battleplate or two is on the way and that the only way any of them are getting out of this alive is getting Tagii back online yesterday and figures the truth will be faster than an elaborate deception.

  5. - Top - End - #95
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Fjolnir's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Considering that the toughs have single handedly screwed over the UNS and their secretive plots numerous times. Honestly after the Xinchub fiasco, they would have been stupid NOT to plant an investigator on the ship. Especially when this merc group includes the scientist who invented the terraport AND was the originator of the entity now known as the Fleetmind.
    Avatar by kpenguin
    Spoiler
    Show

  6. - Top - End - #96
    Ogre in the Playground
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Considering Para is in Internal Affairs, it seems to me that she might have been put there to get dirt on other parts of the UNS intel apperatus, not so much to spy on the the Toughs themselves. And she has really tired to help the Toughs out.

  7. - Top - End - #97
    Bugbear in the Playground
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Fjolnir View Post
    Especially when this merc group includes the scientist who invented the terraport AND was the originator of the entity now known as the Fleetmind.
    Nitpick: Kevyn invented the teraport, and then released it to everyone including sides hostile to the UNS, but he did not create a Fleetmind. Petey did that all by himself without Kevyn's knowledge, first at the Battle of the Buuthundi, then when he multiply cloned himself, and eventually to counter the DAMEs at the Galactic Core.


    Other then that, yes I agree Kevyn is a dangerously loose cannon who deserves watching, which is probably why a roboticist who would likely end up working with him was a good choice when the chance to plant an undercover agent came up.
    ChowGuy - The LaChoy Dragon - Servant of the Tiger and disciple of the Wanderer
    The Hall of Wonders - HeavenGames Fantasy Role Playing and Creative Writing Forum.

  8. - Top - End - #98
    Titan in the Playground
     
    BRC's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    On Paper
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    OR, the Toughs have had their minds wiped with experimental technology, so the UNS sends in Para to keep an eye on things and make sure they don't get their memories back.
    Plus, you know, the Tough's are a very dangerous mercenary company that spawned multiple, very powerful, Rogue AI's (Petey and Lunnesby). So they sent in a Roboticist to make sure they don't make any more.

    And then the Roboticist goes ahead and makes LOTA...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dsurion View Post
    I don't know if you've noticed, but pretty much everything BRC posts is full of awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by chiasaur11 View Post
    So, Astronaut, War Hero, or hideous Mantis Man, hop to it! The future of humanity is in your capable hands and or terrifying organic scythes.
    My Homebrew:Synchronized Swordsmen,Dual Daggers,The Doctor,The Preacher,The Brawler

  9. - Top - End - #99
    Orc in the Playground
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    So NSB is about to jack into the Touch and Go thinking Tagii is offline when she's actually half-mad from sensory deprivation. This will not end well.

  10. - Top - End - #100
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Fjolnir's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    I know Kevyn did not create the Fleetmind, it was more the toughs were responsible for the mad scientist AND the entity that became the Fleetmind. Two mutally exclusive things, though I can see where the confusion came from.
    Avatar by kpenguin
    Spoiler
    Show

  11. - Top - End - #101
    Titan in the Playground
     
    BlackDragon

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Spamotron View Post
    So NSB is about to jack into the Touch and Go thinking Tagii is offline when she's actually half-mad from sensory deprivation. This will not end well.
    Tagii is suffering sensory deprivation because she's no longer attached to the Touch-and-Go's systems, so this isn't going to cause Ennesby any problems whatsoever.

  12. - Top - End - #102
    Titan in the Playground
     
    BRC's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    On Paper
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Am I the only one who thinks that, for an old guy who is basically a bureaucrat, Thurl is rather muscular.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dsurion View Post
    I don't know if you've noticed, but pretty much everything BRC posts is full of awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by chiasaur11 View Post
    So, Astronaut, War Hero, or hideous Mantis Man, hop to it! The future of humanity is in your capable hands and or terrifying organic scythes.
    My Homebrew:Synchronized Swordsmen,Dual Daggers,The Doctor,The Preacher,The Brawler

  13. - Top - End - #103
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Ravens_cry's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2008

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Quote Originally Posted by BRC View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks that, for an old guy who is basically a bureaucrat, Thurl is rather muscular.
    Thank the magic cryokit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Calanon View Post
    Raven_Cry's comments often have the effects of a +5 Tome of Understanding

  14. - Top - End - #104
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Rockphed's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Near Giant Graffiti.
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Yeah, Thurl used to have a gut. Brad was once a twig. Then the magic cryokit happened and they switched sizes.
    Dragontar by Serpentine.

    Now offering unsolicited advice.

  15. - Top - End - #105
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Therinos
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Is anyone else struck by the thought that maybe Para will be saved only because her UNS handlers are arguing over terminology?
    Quote Originally Posted by Zap Dynamic View Post
    I want to create a world that is full of possibility, and one of the best ways to handle it is by creating a bunch of stories that haven't yet been finished.
    In my posts, smilies generally correspond to my expression at the time. As an example, means "huh?" and "Hmm..". Also, "Landis" is fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImpSyndrome View Post
    I'm stealing the phrase "mental slap" to use on occasion. That's just too awesome.
    Current cookie total: 14

  16. - Top - End - #106
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Bulldog Psion's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Landis963 View Post
    Is anyone else struck by the thought that maybe Para will be saved only because her UNS handlers are arguing over terminology?
    It did occur to me, but it's starting to look like it might be a very long argument if that's the case.
    Great avatar courtesy of Xander Morhaime. Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by SaintRidley View Post
    Stats of the Snarl:
    HP: Lots.
    Armor Class: Can't touch this.
    Saving Throws: Yes.
    Attack: Successful - undoes target.
    Challenge Rating: Too high.

  17. - Top - End - #107
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    hajo's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    DE
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Looks like it is time to re-read the strips from the time where Para first appeared
    -HaJo

    FLW: Oh, no. We're being rescued. How embarrassing!

  18. - Top - End - #108
    Orc in the Playground
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    A poison tooth no matter how high tech would seem to me to be too easy to detect and remove with 31st century medicine. What I would do is tell my agents that its in their tooth but actually have a nano-charge of boomex right in the brainstem instead.

  19. - Top - End - #109
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    NEO|Phyte's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eberron
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Spamotron View Post
    A poison tooth no matter how high tech would seem to me to be too easy to detect and remove with 31st century medicine.
    Apparently not, since I'm assuming Para got a physical when she joined up and her later mysteriously missing tooth didn't get flagged as suspicious back then.
    Join IRC!
    Syrupdwellings
    I make avatars! Last updated 12-23-2008. Requests not unwelcome. Last request 01-12-2010.
    Avatar by me.

    ٩๏̯͡๏)۶

  20. - Top - End - #110
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Thalnawr's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Somewhere in time...
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    It's possible that their equipment DID detect it. However, all of their equipment is part of the Touch and Go, and it doesn't look like Para checked in for her physical until AFTER she'd fixed Tag. She could have very well done something to him before she did so. It could also be that the UNS memory mod techniques were more insidious on Dr Bunnigus, making her ignore the tell-tales of UNS Intelligence-specific nano-mods.
    Last edited by Thalnawr; 2012-08-31 at 04:39 PM.
    MonkeyMe avatar by a friend at work.

    "Mad Science" means never stopping to ask "What's the worst thing that could happen?"
    - Maxim 14 of the Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries. From Schlock Mercenary by Howard Tayler.

  21. - Top - End - #111
    Bugbear in the Playground
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Ah, they're not using McCoy's magic saltshakers here. No matter how good Bunni's medical scanners are, it's like the the people how implanted the tooth have equally good (and probably better) ones available to them, know exactly how they work, and can design something th replicvaat would not be detected by them unless you knew precisely what to look for. And had reason to look for it.

    Remember, that same equipment was use to scan Hugo's chubby corpse, in sufficient detail to make a replica, and utterly missed the Lazurus nannies and their back-up brain work.
    ChowGuy - The LaChoy Dragon - Servant of the Tiger and disciple of the Wanderer
    The Hall of Wonders - HeavenGames Fantasy Role Playing and Creative Writing Forum.

  22. - Top - End - #112
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    NEO|Phyte's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eberron
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    So, I am half-expecting tonight's strip to include Kevyn pointing out that while dangerous, his epaulets cannot be triggered remotely.
    Join IRC!
    Syrupdwellings
    I make avatars! Last updated 12-23-2008. Requests not unwelcome. Last request 01-12-2010.
    Avatar by me.

    ٩๏̯͡๏)۶

  23. - Top - End - #113
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Bulldog Psion's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Why does Schlock's waldo remind me of Binnie's?
    Great avatar courtesy of Xander Morhaime. Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by SaintRidley View Post
    Stats of the Snarl:
    HP: Lots.
    Armor Class: Can't touch this.
    Saving Throws: Yes.
    Attack: Successful - undoes target.
    Challenge Rating: Too high.

  24. - Top - End - #114
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Therinos
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Scene-ending punchline plz? We really need to get back to the real plotlines of the zombie Gavmogres, or Parexposition, or whether Oisri is going to blow up like we know it will.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zap Dynamic View Post
    I want to create a world that is full of possibility, and one of the best ways to handle it is by creating a bunch of stories that haven't yet been finished.
    In my posts, smilies generally correspond to my expression at the time. As an example, means "huh?" and "Hmm..". Also, "Landis" is fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImpSyndrome View Post
    I'm stealing the phrase "mental slap" to use on occasion. That's just too awesome.
    Current cookie total: 14

  25. - Top - End - #115
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    hajo's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    DE
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Landis963 View Post
    get back to the real plotlines .. whether Oisri is going to blow up like we know it will.
    For that, Schlock needs his armor.
    So now it needs to be introduced
    -HaJo

    FLW: Oh, no. We're being rescued. How embarrassing!

  26. - Top - End - #116
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Therinos
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Quote Originally Posted by hajo View Post
    For that, Schlock needs his armor.
    So now it needs to be introduced
    But leave it to foreshadowing. A single comic of Tailor and Schlock testing the roll-up bag here, Schlock's mistimed request there. Heck, this scene of Tailor and Schlock could have been condensed down to a single panel, and left in the background at that: Bunni or someone walks past, and Schlock has Tailor tied up with the waldo. Bam! Same amount of plot has been advanced (Schlock now has a control scheme for his armor)and it's funnier than any dialogue would make it. That way, the completed armor set will be that much more impressive once Schlock gets his inevitable glory shot with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zap Dynamic View Post
    I want to create a world that is full of possibility, and one of the best ways to handle it is by creating a bunch of stories that haven't yet been finished.
    In my posts, smilies generally correspond to my expression at the time. As an example, means "huh?" and "Hmm..". Also, "Landis" is fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImpSyndrome View Post
    I'm stealing the phrase "mental slap" to use on occasion. That's just too awesome.
    Current cookie total: 14

  27. - Top - End - #117
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Fjolnir's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    I don't get how this armor will prevent him from going splat in the spacefall scene or any of the other scenes in this particular segment where schlock wanted armor of some sort. I understand he is highly resilient but the armor is supposed to protect him from things that take time to regenerate from completely...
    Avatar by kpenguin
    Spoiler
    Show

  28. - Top - End - #118
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Bulldog Psion's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Fjolnir View Post
    I don't get how this armor will prevent him from going splat in the spacefall scene or any of the other scenes in this particular segment where schlock wanted armor of some sort. I understand he is highly resilient but the armor is supposed to protect him from things that take time to regenerate from completely...
    If it's got built in flight capability, it'll keep him from going splat.
    Great avatar courtesy of Xander Morhaime. Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by SaintRidley View Post
    Stats of the Snarl:
    HP: Lots.
    Armor Class: Can't touch this.
    Saving Throws: Yes.
    Attack: Successful - undoes target.
    Challenge Rating: Too high.

  29. - Top - End - #119
    Firbolg in the Playground
     
    tyckspoon's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Fjolnir View Post
    I don't get how this armor will prevent him from going splat in the spacefall scene or any of the other scenes in this particular segment where schlock wanted armor of some sort. I understand he is highly resilient but the armor is supposed to protect him from things that take time to regenerate from completely...
    I can think of two incidents armor would have been helpful and one general case off the top of my head- the Tough's armor includes personal flight, which is why Tagon's dive down the shaft was impressive and Schlock's was suicidally stupid. Armor would also allow Schlock to participate normally in certain terrain conditions, such as the raid they conducted on the Kreely slavers/breeders a long time ago, in which Schlock had to be outfitted with a specialized sled and have another member of the team tasked with dragging him around. And the general case is that armor will protect Schlock's eyes, removing a weak point that has resulted in him being incapacitated or threatened several times before.

  30. - Top - End - #120
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Therinos
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Schlock Mercenary III: One million years of crowdsourced kitten videos

    Quote Originally Posted by tyckspoon View Post
    I can think of two incidents armor would have been helpful and one general case off the top of my head- the Tough's armor includes personal flight, which is why Tagon's dive down the shaft was impressive and Schlock's was suicidally stupid. Armor would also allow Schlock to participate normally in certain terrain conditions, such as the raid they conducted on the Kreely slavers/breeders a long time ago, in which Schlock had to be outfitted with a specialized sled and have another member of the team tasked with dragging him around. And the general case is that armor will protect Schlock's eyes, removing a weak point that has resulted in him being incapacitated or threatened several times before.
    One more situation where armor would have been useful:
    Quote Originally Posted by Schlock
    I'll just stand out here and wish I had nice, fireproof armor.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zap Dynamic View Post
    I want to create a world that is full of possibility, and one of the best ways to handle it is by creating a bunch of stories that haven't yet been finished.
    In my posts, smilies generally correspond to my expression at the time. As an example, means "huh?" and "Hmm..". Also, "Landis" is fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImpSyndrome View Post
    I'm stealing the phrase "mental slap" to use on occasion. That's just too awesome.
    Current cookie total: 14

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •