03/15/11 On Being Captain Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Man-o-man, I enjoy good alien character design. Reading Jon Rosenberg’s Scenes From A Multiverse (SFAM) sometimes is just the best. Here bunny-bunny-bunny. That’s my strips and blog today. 🙂 Show your support by visiting the store! 🙂 First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 03/14/11 Kuu-Drahc Informs Emily 03/21/11 Dimitri Suffers Derision 31 Comments Frank March 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm 12 years ago Gurf, have you ever heard the phrase “too much information”? Frank March 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm 12 years ago Wait, I just noticed the Mihrrgoot homeplanet now has a name! Christopher March 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm 12 years ago @Frank, actually, I did name it before, it’s just the first time I mentioned it since I introduced the Mihrrgoots (2nd to last panel). Leland March 15, 2011 at 10:12 pm 12 years ago Yuri is starting to concern me. Poor Yuri. She used to be so … human. Thomas S March 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm 12 years ago I think the modifications of Yuri are starting to look ominous rather than cute – those ears did not last long and how much repression and politeness must be in Yuri to result in her somewhat manic approaches to the capability for her to elicit death and destruction. what an awesome name for a lost little Eeb … or wait – .. that was Red-9 : not so cute a name. Meander March 15, 2011 at 11:36 pm 12 years ago There isn’t much left of Yuri in that thing, is there? I’m missing her already. Corpore Metal March 15, 2011 at 11:38 pm 12 years ago “Yawn.” I love Mr. Zorilla! Alas, poor Yuri, she’s getting been getting steadily more creepy. But I have a different take on her power tripping though. It’s not that she’s getting dehumanized, if anything she’s still all too human and is just grooving way too much on all that awesome power in her cyborg body. If she’d been made as and grew up as a heavily armed sapient robot battle tank, her experiences as such would given her the maturity and restraint to know and use her power wisely. As it is, she’s still a kid in a candy store. A kid who could level a city. Or a teenager with her first car in a drag race. That’s what’s scary. Jones March 16, 2011 at 1:36 am 12 years ago I wonder if Yuri ever wishes she had hands again… Rook March 16, 2011 at 1:39 am 12 years ago But it’s not me it’s you, what you’re turning into Is some kind of something that I never knew You used to be OK and I liked you that way But I don’t think that I like you better Hmm, out of context that might sound a bit too moody. But I think Jonathan Coulton’s ‘Better’ sums up my thoughts on Yuri’s transformation nicely. Jago of the 7 knives March 16, 2011 at 1:43 am 12 years ago By the rate Yuri is upgrading herself, she may end up being 100% machine (on the surface) by the middle of the series. Wonder if Dmitri will make a pass at Yuri knowing he is courting instant death at her (Yuri’s) whim. Captain Jack March 16, 2011 at 3:54 am 12 years ago “You can never have too much firepower” [Judge Reinholt, `Beverly Hills Cop II’] b March 16, 2011 at 5:43 am 12 years ago @Jago: are you kidding? *Of course* Dmitri would make a pass. Shaitan March 16, 2011 at 5:55 am 12 years ago Gurf and Zorilla just make me giggle! This is easily my favourite comic right now 🙂 P.S. Sorry to point it out…but Panel 5 – shouldn’t it be ‘to indicate’? McGee March 16, 2011 at 6:25 am 12 years ago Yuri is not coping with PTSD well at all… she’s looking like a Shogun warrior robot with a human face http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74E4OFTJNW0&feature=related < Shogun Warriors from back in the day Nomi March 16, 2011 at 7:25 am 12 years ago Yikes. I used to love Yuri. Now she’s creeping me out. @Shaitan, yup, it should be either ‘lasers to indicate’ or ‘lasers indicating.’ Tom Dell'Aringa March 16, 2011 at 7:46 am 12 years ago I’m with Leland, I’m getting a little concerned about Yuri! plane March 16, 2011 at 7:57 am 12 years ago I am not worried about Yuri. She not only has Eebs at her beck and call , she has an Eeb mind herself, she is not only a cyborg , she is a blended creature of human , cyborg Eeb and feline. And she isn’t wearing any clothes! I think that she has a closet full of bodies now , her core self could be pretty small and prothesis could be quick disconnect. Her ultimate battle body might resemble a battleship, but she could have a very feminine and human appearing body to change into , for casual occasions. I think even her least armed body would include retractable spines and swords . Yuri , might still be interested. her conshiousness has taken over the ship, she might tell Yuri that in actuallity she is the ship and Yuri is already inside her. Yuri ,..very shocked, still does not spill drink. JKCarroll March 16, 2011 at 8:55 am 12 years ago @Corpore Metal, don’t forget — that teenager has also had a couple of beers. Wonder what she’s going to do when she DOES run into that cute ubergeek logic programmer… plane March 16, 2011 at 9:25 am 12 years ago [quote]Wonder what she’s going to do when she DOES run into that cute ubergeek logic programmer…[/quote] Build two and a half children? Corpore Metal March 16, 2011 at 12:42 pm 12 years ago @jkcarroll, my prediction is that maybe that will be her tragic turning point. She’ll disintegrate him, intentionally or by accident, and then realize too late, that in an all too human way, power corrupts. Or not. Maybe she’ll wise up before then. I don’t think she’ll give up being a cyborg though–I mean come on! Being a cyborg would be way cool! I think she’ll eventually learn to a cyborg and still retain her humaneness. It’s not that she’s losing her humanity–human is as human does after all–it’s that she’s losing her humaneness. Frank March 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm 12 years ago @Jones: Now that she can connect to the ship’s computer via wireless, she doesn’t need hands! Christopher March 16, 2011 at 2:54 pm 12 years ago Bwah! I love all of your great ideas and observations! And I have nothing to add! (evil grin) plane March 16, 2011 at 6:51 pm 12 years ago I hope you have something to add. plane March 16, 2011 at 6:51 pm 12 years ago draw also…. Christopher March 16, 2011 at 7:31 pm 12 years ago I will write and draw and add in that way, certainly. 😉 Filipe March 16, 2011 at 7:42 pm 12 years ago No one respects Nogg. I’m also worried about Yuri, she needs more firepower. JKCarroll March 17, 2011 at 8:23 am 12 years ago @Corpore Metal wrote: @jkcarroll, my prediction is that maybe that will be her tragic turning point. She’ll disintegrate him, intentionally or by accident, and then realize too late, that in an all too human way, power corrupts. Oh, my dear and fluffy Lord… I was re-reading the strip, came to the part where the room glowed red, and then I flashed on an essay by Larry Niven: Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex. Its about the problems Superman would have trying to … mate … with a human female. Lets just say that it doesn’t end well for the woman. For the same reason, unless Yuri has somehow disabled all her weapons systems, she could have sex with an ubergeek logic programmer. Once. Then she’d have to find a new one. I wonder if they could show it on pay-per-view… Rags March 19, 2011 at 7:20 am 12 years ago I wonder what she installed in the space where her sense of humor used to be. She can obliterate everything in sight? Okay, who wants to walk next to her? Jo March 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm 12 years ago Just to reiterate what the others said, panel 5 should read ‘lasers to indicate’ or ‘lasers indicating.’ 🙂 Christopher March 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm 12 years ago Thanks, @Jo, for the RE-reminder. Been a busy week and it’d had slipped my mind. FIXED! Night-Gaunt June 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm 12 years ago I too am worried that Yuri will lose all of her humanity and become just a killing machine with a few human parts—-like Cybermen. And just as dull. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.