03/26/18 – The Party Divides Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Aw, Bikkie. You always crack me up. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 03/21/18 – Slinten Pod Reporting 03/28/18 – Turn Towards Auglish 16 Comments Efogoto March 26, 2018 at 12:11 am 10 months ago Split the party! It always works in a dungeon run! Leinglo March 26, 2018 at 12:18 am 10 months ago With her augmentations (the “indestructible metal bones” in particular), wouldn’t Joyce be too heavy to be lifted, nevermind suplexed, with one hand by a physically ordinary human? Hwan may have super martial arts skills now, but that doesn’t magically translate to super strength. Mic March 26, 2018 at 12:57 am 10 months ago “Metal” doesn’t necessarily equal “heavy.” Christopher Baldwin March 26, 2018 at 10:51 am 10 months ago @Leinglo: What @Mic said, and maybe a bit of what @Dave_Aronson said. I’m pretty sure I didn’t mention her metal bones being heavy, here’s where I had them implanted. But maybe I forgot another mention? https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2017/01/25/012517-broken-leg/ I think Mauricio has extra strengthened bones and muscles due to Jabby being heavy. andreas March 27, 2018 at 8:05 am 10 months ago Metal does tend to be heavy, but 1) some alloys are lighter than others and 2) we’re probably talking an optimized 3D lattice structure designed to resist pushing and twisting forces while being made mostly of holes. Those tend to be on the light side. Muzhik March 27, 2018 at 10:45 am 10 months ago Don’t forget: you can get some truly, TRULY funky alloys when blending metals in a null-g environment. Stuff you literally cannot make in sufficient quantities to be useful when you’re at the bottom of a gravity well. Imagine a samurai sword made from a titanium-tungsten-aluminum alloy. “Strong” and “lightweight” do not begin to cover it. Peter Rogan March 27, 2018 at 10:12 pm 10 months ago But all bets are off concerning Mauricio’s natural abilities, since Jabby has shown he can reconstruct Mauricio at will. Except for his morality which, be it super-strong or simply supernatural and beyond touching, is not capable of movement. Seemingly. Tim McCormack March 26, 2018 at 4:25 pm 10 months ago You don’t gotta lift someone to take them from standing to lying down. 🙂 (also spaaaaace metaaaaal, probably really lightweight) wingsofwrath March 27, 2018 at 7:52 am 10 months ago Well, i don’t think her metal bones are heavier than her normal ones, because I don’t remember her receiving enhanced muscles to go with them… Dave Aronson March 26, 2018 at 9:13 am 10 months ago Leinglo, note how he’s squatting after having slammed her. He probably did that as part of the maneuver, to lower his center of gravity so he wouldn’t *have* to lift her at all. A lot of martial arts is about stuff like that, making efficient use of whatever advantage you can spot *or generate*, so that you don’t have to do something inefficient like lift someone. PeterK March 26, 2018 at 12:26 pm 10 months ago These people are all very patient. Especially Joyce. Night-Gaunt49 March 26, 2018 at 7:28 pm 10 months ago Joyce was nice enough not to resist Hwan’s move. Otherwise it could have gotten very messy. Hwan didn’t have to think it, he just made the move. If he was talking it would have continued uninterrupted as he moved her to the ground. He obviously cannot discriminate since his brain isn’t part of the operation to perform those moves. So you get some pluses and minuses with that technique. Double edged sword there. Gregg Eshelman April 2, 2018 at 4:50 am 10 months ago Ever see “The Tuxedo”? Do not pat or grab the shoulder of a wearer of The Tuxedo or you’ll end up on the floor. Night-Gaunt49 March 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm 10 months ago Hwan has been eptified. Werwolfe March 27, 2018 at 2:25 pm 10 months ago At some point you simply must have Pilot yell out “it’s not fair; there was time now!” Scott August 31, 2018 at 10:13 pm 5 months ago Bikkie KILLS me! Seriously, he mey be the funniest character I’ve ever seen drawn. Don’t get me wrong, you’re dialogue (?) for Bikkie is hysterical. But if he shows up in a scene, I’m giggling. His crazed “Berserker” face sets me to almost howling. No lines. No punching. Just that wide-eyed rage…I’m chuckling as I type. Just thought I’d share. 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.