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New Comic Thread for July 31st of 2009

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Thank god they didn't outsource this one.
    Can we not fucking do this?

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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
  • el_vicioel_vicio Dog controls your destiny. Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Tycho wrote:
    If @cwgabriel and @TychoBrahe aren't planning to turn Automata into an old school adventure game I will be deeply hurt.
    Huh! Now, there's a thought.

    Great job giving them ideas, so that we may never get PAA Ep3.
    Spoiler:

  • FortyTwoFortyTwo strongest man in the world The Land of Pleasant Living Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    When the robot talks, I hear David Hyde Pierce's voice.

    Is that weird?

  • jmcdonaldjmcdonald Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    el_vicio wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    I'd buy an Automata graphic novel so hard it would make the bookstore clerk uncomfortable.

    oh hells yeah

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  • JimothyJimothy Not in front of the fox he's with the owlRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Fisto! wrote: »
    I cannot wait to see what Carl can do.

    that is to say I want to see him kick some ass

    I would like to think that he can't really do anything that a normal human can't.

    Both for legal reasons-- we know that robot arms have a maximum allowable strength-- but also for thematic reasons. People are afraid of robots, when all they are in this case is metal men. No more extraordinary than anyone else.

    What I don't want is for him to suddenly sprout an arm cannon or rocket legs or something.

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I agree with that, Jimothy. Slight superiority would be fine, but I'd like to see it go no further. Of course, a robot could be super-powerful with illegally-high grip strength and retarded arm cannons and rocket legs and shit, but Carl wouldn't have that stuff.

    At least, unless he were turned into an action character who needed to go outside the law in order to preserve the law or whatever, and probably only after throwing his robo-badge at the chief and being kicked off the case, I mean, if we're gonna go that far into stereotype. That was one sentence right there. Damn.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    yeah, it would be anti climactic if Carl was some super badass

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Carl is supposed to be a "stenophone" anyway

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  • MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Is the op supposed to drive me crazy trying to figure out what the difference is between the two versions?

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Look closely at panel four

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    You can only see it if you are stroking my penis gently at the time, though.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Says the guy who obviously wasn't properly fondling my junk.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I will never fondle your junk.

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    And that's why you can't see how panel four is improved. I didn't see it until I started to fondle my own junk, but now I do and it's awesome.

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    FortyTwo wrote: »
    When the robot talks, I hear David Hyde Pierce's voice.

    Is that weird?

    Quite natural actually

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    FortyTwo wrote: »
    When the robot talks, I hear David Hyde Pierce's voice.

    Is that weird?

    Quite natural actually

    I hear David Hyde Pierce's voice when anyone talks.

    It's a condition more common than you might think.

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE

    not only is there no difference

    they are literally the exact same image from the same URL

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  • Darkness MundusDarkness Mundus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Seriously though this is tits.

    <3

  • BelruelBelruel naw Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Defender wrote: »
    And that's why you can't see how panel four is improved. I didn't see it until I started to fondle my own junk, but now I do and it's awesome.

    it... it is all so clear now. defender, your junk is a miracle!

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Carl is probably not designed with combat in mind, but let's face it. A metal man is almost by definition more extraordinary than a man. His strength may not be designed to be much more than a human, but simply being made of metal would give him an advantage.

    That being said, it would be crappy if he turned into some action hero.

  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Belruel wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    And that's why you can't see how panel four is improved. I didn't see it until I started to fondle my own junk, but now I do and it's awesome.

    it... it is all so clear now. defender, your junk is a miracle!

    Yay for bee/robot peoples! <3

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Carl is probably not designed with combat in mind, but let's face it. A metal man is almost by definition more extraordinary than a man. His strength may not be designed to be much more than a human, but simply being made of metal would give him an advantage.

    That being said, it would be crappy if he turned into some action hero.

    Yeah I would say if he can move as fast as a human, then he is at the minimum hitting you as hard as a guy in metal armor. If he's heavier than a human (because of all the metal?) then he is hitting you many times harder because of his sheer mass, and you hitting him is going to hurt your hands or feet or whatever. Definitely a case for judo or weapons. Maybe one of those demagnetizers. I wonder how shielded he is from that kind of stuff? Assuming he's electronic and not some other kind of futuristic thing, like...light energy or nuclear whatsits or something.

    hello massa, I jar jar binks
    I've overheard someone say "Don't say something is retarded, its not cool to make fun of retards. Just say its gay."
  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    their conversation was some pretty classy exposition

  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Okay, but remember this?
    Spoiler:

    He nearly got his ass kicked by the skinny cop. Any retaliation would lead to him being destroyed for scrap, most likely.

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  • existexist Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    that doesn't look like somebody nearly getting their ass kicked

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    yeah, that was Carl choosing not to retaliate because he knew it wasn't worth it

    of because his programming doesn't allow it

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  • BelruelBelruel naw Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    yeah, the first law of robotics and all that

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    Belruel wrote: »
    yeah, the first law of robotics and all that
    not they necessarily apply

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  • BelruelBelruel naw Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    no of course not, but i wouldn't be surprised if some general equivalent did. in fact i would be very surprised if there wasn't some such programming

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I don't understand this at all

    are the robots talking to eachother? I really can't tell

    this guest artist sucks

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I like how they have something in the background of both comics that indicates what I'm going to continue to call "institutionalized racism" against the Swangee Men.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    yeah, that was Carl choosing not to retaliate because he knew it wasn't worth it

    of because his programming doesn't allow it
    His last line, of course, could easily imply that he'd have had no problems beating the crap out of them. It implies a lot, actually, and is a really fantastic way to end a preview comic. Every bit of text we've seen so far has had depth, but "No. They gave me no trouble." is still my favorite.

  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It's because Swangee man knows his place

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    yeah, that was Carl choosing not to retaliate because he knew it wasn't worth it

    of because his programming doesn't allow it
    His last line, of course, could easily imply that he'd have had no problems beating the crap out of them. It implies a lot, actually, and is a really fantastic way to end a preview comic. Every bit of text we've seen so far has had depth, but "No. They gave me no trouble." is still my favorite.
    yeah, it's a great line open to interpretation
    not saying you're wrong, but to me him saying that comes across more as someone who's subjugated not wanting to make waves
    like a kid might tell his mom that the black eye he has was an accident because he doesn't want to make a big deal out of some bullies beating him up, and possibly making the situation for him worse

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    yeah, that was Carl choosing not to retaliate because he knew it wasn't worth it

    of because his programming doesn't allow it
    His last line, of course, could easily imply that he'd have had no problems beating the crap out of them. It implies a lot, actually, and is a really fantastic way to end a preview comic. Every bit of text we've seen so far has had depth, but "No. They gave me no trouble." is still my favorite.

    I suspect that it doesn't mean that. It looks to me like cops harassing a racial minority, and the harassed person knows that he can't fight back so he has to swallow his anger and tell himself that it doesn't bother him. It's just the routine. Making him more powerful than the cops, for me, destroys that scene. Then he's just an adult putting up with misbehaved children instead of smacking them.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Defender wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    yeah, that was Carl choosing not to retaliate because he knew it wasn't worth it

    of because his programming doesn't allow it
    His last line, of course, could easily imply that he'd have had no problems beating the crap out of them. It implies a lot, actually, and is a really fantastic way to end a preview comic. Every bit of text we've seen so far has had depth, but "No. They gave me no trouble." is still my favorite.

    I suspect that it doesn't mean that. It looks to me like cops harassing a racial minority, and the harassed person knows that he can't fight back so he has to swallow his anger and tell himself that it doesn't bother him. It's just the routine. Making him more powerful than the cops, for me, destroys that scene. Then he's just an adult putting up with misbehaved children instead of smacking them.
    Well, yes, you could interpret it like that. You can interpret it a lot of ways, which is why it's so excellent. I don't think he's swallowing any anger though, I think it's more of a thing he's long since come to accept, and he genuinely means they weren't any trouble at all.

  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    okay so what is the difference between the original and the fan made interpretation thing

    im looking but i dont see anything

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  • BelruelBelruel naw Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    fondle defenders junk and look at panel four

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