05/23/19 – Inevitable Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent There’s always that, if you want the EASY way out. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 05/22/19 – Officiator Officiates 05/27/19 – Troops in Motion 18 Comments Coyoty May 23, 2019 at 12:27 am 4 years ago They’re going in with wet noodles. But I think I’ve shown how unexpectedly effective that can be. Chris thought pieces of cooked spaghetti would be useless in a gunfight, but I used my noodle to overcome the odds. The best way to overcome the odds is to be odder. Peter Rogan May 23, 2019 at 12:49 pm 4 years ago “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” —Ralph Steadman, incorrectly attributed to Hunter S. Thompson M.A. May 23, 2019 at 4:09 pm 4 years ago Oh, I am SO going to steal that line. M.A. May 23, 2019 at 4:10 pm 4 years ago Ok, that was supposed to be a reply to Coyote. (I already use Steadman’s line!) Leinglo May 23, 2019 at 1:26 am 4 years ago Are they just forgetting that Devyat is *Dimitri’s* daughter? A girl that was trained to fight and use a makarov pistol before she was aware that she even had telekinesis in the first place? Nova May 23, 2019 at 1:57 am 4 years ago Wait, didn’t they just chicken out of the idea of clamping her themselves? Barry May 23, 2019 at 7:11 am 4 years ago She’s in a cage for now with no powers. Nova May 24, 2019 at 12:06 am 4 years ago Ooooh right. Crap. Kaidah May 23, 2019 at 8:23 am 4 years ago This is what happens when you have people with a little bit of power, a whole lot of fear about something they don’t understand, and complete ignorance of the big picture. …pretty sure there’s a joke about politicians in there somewhere. Thracecius May 23, 2019 at 12:42 pm 4 years ago I think you already told the joke. 😉 DSL May 23, 2019 at 2:05 pm 4 years ago I used to call them “school boards” until I learned about Homeowners Associations. Russell Styles May 23, 2019 at 11:13 am 4 years ago If she does decide to go on a mini rampage, I can think of two planets that need to be wiped out now. PeterK May 23, 2019 at 11:14 am 4 years ago Ah. So this is what suicidal looks like. Cool. Muzhik May 24, 2019 at 8:04 pm 4 years ago So this is what suicidal looks like. Cool. Unless you get someone else to do the clamping for you I have been looking and looking for the Civil War quote, by someone who said to the effect that he was willing to sacrifice his two nephews for the cause if need be. Autoskip May 23, 2019 at 11:27 am 4 years ago If by “all” you mean all the people currently in that room, and “Mad that you tried to clamp her anyway” fits into your definition of “mad” then you are quite possibly correct… Peter Rogan May 23, 2019 at 12:52 pm 4 years ago Monumentally bad idea. Never mind the clamping; these idiots could reveal that Devyat CAN’T BE clamped, for reasons she herself doesn’t understand. There’s also the possibility of Mauricio intervening, with hideously unknown consequences. Best to not even try. Wups, too late for that, isn’t it? Robert Rosenthal May 25, 2019 at 7:28 pm 4 years ago Well, she is half Dimitri (rather crazy effective at destruction Terran Human), so the clamp may not be able to function properly. Maybe it fails completely, or temporarily suppresses her powers. Something that only slightly reduces the risks with pissing her off in the first place. As it is, we don’t really know if the furryites are really blocking her powers, or if there’s enough resistance she hasn’t noticed she can still TK, or even that she knows it’s not working, but is playing along, like when she agreed to the whole getting “arrested” thing. Our girl ain’t out of the action yet, so I don’t think we have to worry about her getting clamped any time soon. Besides, the people that don’t want the universe consumed by a Kreebrick have probably take precautions about fools more worried about an eeb than about the ultimate death of everything including themselves. Some Bob May 27, 2019 at 1:43 pm 4 years ago Hey you, in the red suit… Why the long face? Eh? Eh? … I’ll show myself out. Leave a Reply to Russell Styles 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.