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Poll: Flashbacks?

Thinking about some ways to bring in more exotic worldbuilding to the comic without making yet another infodump. How'd you guys like a flashback sequence for one of the main characters? Whose's past you'd like to witness if any? Tell in the comments!

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Keith Schiffner (transfer from Disqus)

Oh cool, showing off all the news stealth equipment...

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ailruby (transfer from Disqus)

Why!? I am so confused.

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akditmars (transfer from Disqus)

I just want to say. This halloween "prank" is amazing. well thought out, well executed and shows off the amazing artwork behind the characters. I would love to get the backgrounds as they are in a high resolution download if available. (made this comment on the wrong post. )

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Stolen Moment (transfer from Disqus)

*snort* "Behind the characters"! I see what you did there...

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Deliberatus (transfer from Disqus)

A third party chimes in.
Were it done by earth's visitors, they would not vanish their own people- but leave all the hardware for humanity to find. and the TV shows that out of area, mankind yet lives.

WARNING: there is a plot complication approaching.

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Carefulrogue (transfer from Disqus)

Uh... checking back in... what's with the lack of... entities?

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Tsakar (transfer from Disqus)

Some kind of interesting change, the header under the comic name has 'everybody is gone', and in every single comic page every person is gone, with the sole exceptions being the hand of a body in one page, the xray scans in a couple, and the shadow on this last page.

It is both an eerie, but also very interesting change that's occurred to every page, as not only can the backgrounds be fully seen (which are very nice), but why was it done?

A question that hopefully will be answered when the comic resumes on the 1st.

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John Salisbury (transfer from Disqus)

Bodies are still in the morgue back on July 19

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disqus_V3nJnKOhhC (transfer from Disqus)

so, publishing once a quarter?

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Darth_Biomech

The comic will return on November 1st, it's currently on a hiatus.

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Stolen Moment (transfer from Disqus)

Hey! It's not April fools!

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Darth_Biomech

Yeah, its Halloween

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Mark Linimon (transfer from Disqus)

Oh noes! I caught up!

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Greg C (Silence Echoes) (transfer from Disqus)

The general is so far probably the most reasonable character in this comic on the Human's side.

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dr pepper (transfer from Disqus)

Also, cool bit with the one shoed soldier.

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Carefulrogue (transfer from Disqus)

Hah, didn't even notice.

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Aaron Neumann (transfer from Disqus)

When an alert goes off, you get to your station immediately. There have been numerous instances in WW2 where US sailors were literally in their underwear when general quarters sounded.

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dr pepper (transfer from Disqus)

Oh. yes, i know that happens. I was just commenting on seeing it acknowledged in the comic.

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JasonAW3 (transfer from Disqus)

Yeah... As I understand it, sometimes, not even in underwear. You get caught in the shower, there really isn't time to throw on clothes...

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dr pepper (transfer from Disqus)

General definitely earning his pay. And Nea should appreciate this show of discipline.

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Lord Eric (transfer from Disqus)

Pronin is a major, not a general.

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Keith Schiffner (transfer from Disqus)

And he's trying to make up for the humans screw up...

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Carefulrogue (transfer from Disqus)

I suppose we don't need a complete translation to get "ok, there is no other option here."

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ANTIcarrot (transfer from Disqus)

I think it's "Well, here I arrive."
Though google translate isn't exactly precise.

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Super_Weegee (transfer from Disqus)

For me, it roughly translates to "I hope this is enough."

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glenn (transfer from Disqus)

Or maybe just "Well, that didn't work."

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Lord Eric (transfer from Disqus)

I got "Hope that's enough."

If that's an accurate translation, I wonder if actually escaping might have been just a stretch goal, and Nea's real goal here was to get detected by the Alliance spysat.

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Lord Eric (transfer from Disqus)

Phew, relatively peaceful and controlled resolution.

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Carefulrogue (transfer from Disqus)

Everyone on the base must know the basics of the situation. Though I suspect no one has a list of procedures yet for "what to do when shooting down alien craft, and what classification to assign elements of that incident."

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Lord Eric (transfer from Disqus)

True, but there was always the possibility of Nea doing something unmanageably dumb. Or unmanageably successful. Or someone screwing up.






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Azinarsi relationship to death is different from the rest of the civilizations of the Alliance: they do not care about it. Death would mean loss of information and experience gathered by that instance of a person's mind, though, and these two things are about the only valuables for an Uploaded mind, so Azinarsi try to avoid it when possible.