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Verlore Geleentheid

Verlore Geleentheid

by Wolfie_Inu
"Verlore Geleentheid" is 'n wetenskapfiksie strokiesprent wat hom deur van die ouer wetenskapfiksie soos "All the Way Back" (Michael Shaara) en "Die Oorlewendes" en "Ruimteskip Celeste" (albei deur Johan Bredell) laat inspireer.

"Lost Opportunity" is a sci-fi webcomic which is inspired by older SF like "All the Way Back" (Michael Shaara) and "The Survivors" and "Spaceship Celeste" (both by Johan Bredell). It is in Afrikaans. The English version is here: http://lost-opportunity.thewebcomic.com/
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Verlore Geleentheid

"Verlore Geleentheid" is 'n wetenskapfiksie strokiesprent wat hom deur van die ouer wetenskapfiksie soos "All the Way Back" (Michael Shaara) en "Die Oorlewendes" en "Ruimteskip Celeste" (albei deur Johan Bredell) laat inspireer.

"Lost Opportunity" is a sci-fi webcomic which is inspired by older SF like "All the Way Back" (Michael Shaara) and "The Survivors" and "Spaceship Celeste" (both by Johan Bredell). It is in Afrikaans. The English version is here: http://lost-opportunity.thewebcomic.com/

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Wolfie_Inu
June 19th, 2017
En dis dit. Bly egter ingeskakel vir nog kuns en nuwe stories!

And that's a wrap. But stay tuned for more art and new stories!


TRANSLATION:

We can.

End.
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As long as we - in spite of everything - stand strong, keep up our courage, and keep building, we are not lost. / Stand firm. You can.
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Even if it doesn't look as if it's making a difference, even if the outside world doesn't change, we change ourselves - we improve ourselves. / And in the end, that will be all that matters.
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But our reactions to it and our actions within it are what matters.
Wolfie_Inu
April 18th, 2017
TRANSLATION

PANEL 1
We are not in control of our environment.

PANEL 2
We have no power over our situation.

But -
Aww jis, is dit sulke tyd? Moet se, dit was sover nogal n lekker uistappie gewees!
Wolfie_Inu
March 5th, 2017
En dis dit! Bly gerus ingeskakel vir die epiloog.

And that's a wrap! Feel free to stay tuned for the epilogue.


TRANSLATION:

PANEL 1
Louwrens: Then I'll help you, if you'll allow me.

PANEL 2
Jane: No, I ... don't deserve it. I don't deserve your friendship.

PANEL 3
Louwrens: ... you don't need to.
Puik aflewering
Puik aflewering. Kan aan ander byvoeglike naamwoorde ook dink, soos 'skitterend' 'uitstekend' en 'uitstaande' - die pathos, bitter selfverwyt aan die een kant, bemoediging en nugter redenasie aan die ander kant. Puik. Soos ek reeds gemeld het :o)
Wolfie_Inu
February 15th, 2017
@The Zero-th Rule: Well, you're probably right.

Scratch that, of course you're right. It's the zero-th rule.
How about "Overseer"?
Wolfie_Inu
February 12th, 2017
TRANSLATION:

PANEL 1
Jane: Maybe that's true, but what do I do with that [knowledge]? Even if I keep going - even if we find the Anakim, even if we gain a victory over them here and there - that's what they want. /
You yourself heard what that terrible man - Picard, I think? or Pinard? - said. Whatever we do, we're dancing to their tune. /
They've already won - all we can do is to be a part of the game they've set up. All we can do is to be a part of their system.

PANEL 2
Louwrens: That's right. We have to sustain ourselves, and who we are, within that context. If we can only do that when we dominate, what makes us different from our overlords*? I've long since made peace with that principle. /
Can you?

PANEL 3
Jane: I honestly don't know. I don't even know whether I can forgive myself for ... what my role was in these events.


NOTE: "Overlords." That's not quite what I'm going for. An "oorheerser" is someone who sets the terms within which your society is allowed to operate. "Ruler" is too direct, as is "overlord." "Oppressor" is too malicious. I can't think of a good English equivalent.
Wolfie_Inu
January 29th, 2017
TRANSLATION:

PANEL 1
Louwrens: Call it intuition. You're lucky I was here. Where does this come from all of a sudden?
Jane: Honestly ... it's not sudden at all. I've already come to a point several times where ... I mean ...

PANEL 2
Jane: ... what's stopped me up to now was my conviction that it's an unforgivable sin, but ... ach, I don't know. /
Given that I'm a mass murderer, I'm on my way to ... that place ... in any case.

PANEL 3
Louwrens: Look, there was a war and you may not have understood who your enemies were. That doesn't make you a murderer, just a cog in someone else's machine. /
The Anakim might not have allowed for you initially, but the whole situation was set up by them, and you simply acted within it ...
Wolfie_Inu
January 22nd, 2017
TRANSLATION:

PANEL 1
Jane: Hahaha! Ah, Louwrens ... you're full of surprises ...

PANEL 2
Louwrens: I'm glad if you find it amusing ...
Jane: Maybe rather unexpected than humorous ...

PANEL 3
Jane: But how'd you know that I'd try to ... you know ...
["... ouch ..."]
Wolfie_Inu
December 4th, 2016
TRANSLATION:

PANEL 2
Louwrens: ... this too, now?

PANEL 3
Louwrens: But wait, she said ... supposing that she meant ... ?
Wolfie_Inu
November 22nd, 2016
TRANSLATION:

PANEL 1
Jane: Is that what you wanted to hear? Are you happy?
Louwrens: I -
Jane: Then you're done here, aren't you. Leave.
Louwrens: But is -

PANEL 2
Jane: Good. Farewell. Leave me be.
Louwrens: ... if that's what you want ...
Wolfie_Inu
November 6th, 2016
TRANSLATION:

PANEL 1
Jane: ... sorry. It's just ... didn't I make it clear throughout? Initially I thought you were space creatures; then I learned that you were programmable; and in the end, that you were artificial. At no point did I have a reason to see you as people ... and I also could not afford doing so.

PANEL 2
Jane: I had determined to destroy your entire race, root and branch. And I could always rationalize it on the grounds that you were fundamentally different. Not only in an superficial way, but at the most basic level. Who can know what an alien thinks, or if it can even think at all as we understand it? And if it's programmable, then it doesn't matter how convincing it is. An actor is not the character that he portrays; a character in a movie or a computer game is not a person. It is not murder to end a computer program.

PANEL 3
Jane: But now I know that you're also just, in your own way, fellow Khanite victims of the Anakim. Now I have no excuses left, and I can't disguise the truth any more: I was not looking for justice. It was all vengefulness, and I was willing to commit genocide for this reason. I am no better than the people who destroyed my world.
Wolfie_Inu
October 25th, 2016
TRANSLATION:

PANEL 2
Louwrens: So ... I just have a question, then ...
Jane: Very well ...

PANEL 3
Louwrens: I mean, given that we already know that we - I mean, the Om-Ankh - are an artificial species ... why does it matter which species we descend from - ?
Jane: Are - / are you SERIOUS?!
Druipstert
Dit bly maar vir my die mees simpatieke strokiesprent-karakters hierdie! Jy sal merk dat ek my daarvan weerhou om te sĂȘ "oulike diertjies". Die druipstert in raam 2 is ook weer 'n voorbeeld van hoe oortuigend die lyftaal is - 'n mens sou aanvoel iets is nie heeltemal in plek as Louwrens dit NIE sou doen nie. Ek geniet my 2 strokieshelde.
Jammer oor die maand se stilte! Ek het klaar 'n nuwe rekenaar opgebou en 'n paar besige naweke gehad, maar beplan om weer terug te kom in 'n weeklikse / tweeweeklikse skedule.

Sorry about the month-long silence! I finished building up a new computer and had a few busy weekends, but am planning to get back into a weekly / fortnightly schedule.


TRANSLATION:

PANEL 1
Jane: To answer the question: in my example, the castanets will be filtered out as well, even though they were in the original recording. / In a similar way: the teleporter makes no assumptions that only Khanites will be transported through it, and yet -

PANEL 2
Jane: - Om-Ankh which are transported through it, change into Khanites. What can you deduce from this?
Louwrens: I think I know, but you tell me.

PANEL 3
J: That means: seen from an information perspective, despite the many differences in geno- and phenotype, the Om-Ankh are essentially Khanites. When the Anakim created you, you were not based on apes ... but on us. / Superficially, the result looks coherent, but when an Om-Ankh energy pattern goes through simple error correction, the underlying Khanite pattern reappears ...