Page 193

Page 193




Vote for Off World: The Crease to see the latest incentive page.






  • post comment


  • Anyone may comment, no registration required.

Author--

view DizzasterJuice's profile

DizzasterJuice
26th Jan 2015, 8:12 PM

Page 3 of "Downtime" is up for you Patreon supporters.
Downtime is the story of Kirby Gamble, Lt. Vyrkola, and the war on Il-Kyaar.

(Edit) (Delete)

Users--

view moizmad's profile

moizmad
26th Jan 2015, 4:41 PM

Looking at the first few panels reminded me that I've got a dentist appointment coming up, YUK!

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view DizzasterJuice's profile

DizzasterJuice
26th Jan 2015, 8:44 PM

Yeah my dentist uses creepy mechanical arms with laser beams too. I hate that.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view Dragonrider's profile

Dragonrider
26th Jan 2015, 5:02 PM

For some unknown reason I predict a bit of a problem for our new found cyborg. Crystyn will do everything in her power to foil the AI's plans an drive the AI out. Unfortunately I predict an insurmountable problem for Crystyn if she drives the machine AI out of the modified body. The body shuts down leaving her inside the shell unable to move, talk, do anything but watch he physical body die painfully, leaving her consciousness in the machine shell and slowly going insane from her captivity while begging for death.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view DizzasterJuice's profile

DizzasterJuice
26th Jan 2015, 8:43 PM

Kind of like when Essential was trapped in Tyranos' body. Let's hope she gained empathy from it.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view xpacetrue's profile

xpacetrue
28th Jan 2015, 5:46 PM

Pessimistic much?

Seriously, though, all Essential has to do to gain Crystyn's cooperation - at least for now - is to explain what Tyranos is planning to do to the crews in orbit, their ships, this planet, and then the Universe. That trumps all other concerns. Along the way to stopping him, maybe - just maybe - Crystyn and Essential may begin to understand each other.

Though, it is very ironic that Essential's role is reversed from when she was inside Tyranos. Perhaps all Crystyn has to do to get Essential's sympathy is to remind her of this?

PS: I predict that Essential will slowly become "addicted" to human sensations, such as touch and taste. And maybe emotions. (Like the Doctor in ST: Voyager.) At the least, she'll gain an understanding of the human condition.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view DizzasterJuice's profile

DizzasterJuice
28th Jan 2015, 8:54 PM

She's already experienced a lot of emotions but they are from a different perspective now that she is control. But you're right, she has much to learn about sensations and the human condition. Maybe she have consulted Crystyn before she left because she will soon realize that she failed to bring a very important human item.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

Jan
26th Jan 2015, 5:16 PM

at Dragonrider I think she wouldn't be alive if not for Essential she has no use she would had been killed.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view DizzasterJuice's profile

DizzasterJuice
26th Jan 2015, 8:49 PM

Page 184 and 185 may suggest something else though.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view Skweeee's profile

Skweeee
26th Jan 2015, 6:52 PM

Owe!!! Is there any upside to that surgery???

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view DizzasterJuice's profile

DizzasterJuice
26th Jan 2015, 8:40 PM

The gas in the chamber on page 186 was the partial polymerization of her skin. Basically it's made tougher. The tubes are enhancements of circulatory, nervous, and muscular systems as well as sensors. So she's also stronger than a normal human.
Essential's original program was diagnostic and repair, so once she decided to do this she studied the human body and figured out how to make it perform better.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view xpacetrue's profile

xpacetrue
28th Jan 2015, 5:54 PM

If they ever make it back to civilization, I wonder if Essential would find a job with the military's cybernetic division? Or would they just destroy her as yet another rogue AI? If the higher ups have any sense at all, they should realize she should at least be studied. I suspect Essential's too smart to just turn herself over like that, though.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view DizzasterJuice's profile

DizzasterJuice
28th Jan 2015, 8:59 PM

I agree, that would make an interesting story. Someone has already put a great deal of work writing a similar story and asked me to help her with it. It won't be anytime soon but maybe if I get ahead I would love to do that story.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

Kitty
26th Jan 2015, 9:21 PM

What they did to her face just creeps me out big time. ;(

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view DizzasterJuice's profile

DizzasterJuice
27th Jan 2015, 8:18 PM

I'm not a big fan of gory horror movies and such but a little bit adds some nice shock value.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

Steve O
28th Jan 2015, 10:02 AM

It worked because it certainly creeped me out.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view jamie59's profile

jamie59
26th Jan 2015, 10:03 PM

Patch work girl is very patch work.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view DizzasterJuice's profile

DizzasterJuice
27th Jan 2015, 8:16 PM

heheh... that will be her new nickname.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view MaiLyng's profile

MaiLyng
27th Jan 2015, 12:01 AM

Do we get to see her eyeballs getting swapped out too?

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view DizzasterJuice's profile

DizzasterJuice
27th Jan 2015, 8:20 PM

Eww. Hopefully it's just contact lenses.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

Uberskeeve
28th Jan 2015, 4:12 AM

First time reader... started and got to the last page in one sitting... addictive this tale is... artwork is some of the best I've seen.. bsr none. I'm looking forward to more of this story.. VERY well done and my greatest thanks for the privilege of enjoying this tale.. long may it continue!

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

view DizzasterJuice's profile

DizzasterJuice
28th Jan 2015, 11:47 AM

Thank you very much! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

(Edit) (Delete) (Reply)

Web Statistics