Xaa
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Actually, it's a historical reference. On July 31st, 1978, Hurricane Amelia hit Corpus Christie, Texas. It was a very fast-forming and fast disappating storm - it formed on July 30th, hit land on the 31st, and disappated by August 1st. Since our hero and his GF were driving back from vacation in Mexico and satellite imaging was in it's infancy back then, well, they had no way of knowing the hurricane was coming. To them, driving back into Corpus on the morning of the 31st, it would have looked like just a really bad storm. It was, however, a damned nasty storm - 33 people were killed, and an incredible amount of damage was done to the city of Corpus Christie.
@Jamie59: I'm glad you enjoyed it. As I said in the post above, I do have other comics for you to read, also. =)
Xaa
April 21st, 2013
The king is speaking of another, older, and equally as important responsibility.

Sure, he's ready to go around helping the humans. But, as Conradina already said, the robots are more than capable of doing that for him - and there's lots more of them than there are of him.

And as far as the dwarves, well, all those who are still alive are over with the robots. Everyone else is dead, no help he can give.
Xaa
April 14th, 2013
@Unmaker: Like I said - it has a basis in current experiments with quantum computing. And it was funny. ;-)
Xaa
April 14th, 2013
@Unmaker: If you're talking about when the Chief was unconscious, you have to remember he is not an organic being, he's made of various hydrocarbon polymers. He's basically a self-repairing robot made of various plastics. His brain is made of electroconductive polymers, so yes, it can be restarted with an electromagnetic pulse. Besides, hey, it made for a cooler story if he could actually be KO'ed by a crash-landing. ;-)

If you're talking about when Mary bonks Agatha in the head, yes, that could actually work. One of the problems they have in experimenting with quantum computing now is any movement from the outside world messes up the qbits, randomizing them. Since we established that the problem was her qbit generator had *stopped* generating random qbits, well, whackin' her in the head worked. Besides, it was funny. ;-)
Thanks for reading, I hope you all enjoyed it! For those who want to see more of my comic work, check out the "freebies" section on my website, http://www.whitegryphon.com
Xaa
April 1st, 2013
@Jamie59: Trust me when I say that this really IS rocket science. ;-) In this situation, only Agatha and the others can actually fly the ship, it isn't just a simple series of button-presses LOGOS can lead Mary through.
Xaa
March 30th, 2013
@Kilarin: As we saw yesterday, the ship is literally on the other side of the world, and the effect is local, rather than global in scope. As the amount of energy that it would actually take to suppress the quantum foam is calculable (and hideously large), it seemed reasonable to me to limit the effect to a few kilometers around her ship. We know that the ship LOGOS made was damn close, they just attached a makeshift bomb to her ship. Thus, LOGOS' little ship was in range, but the other side of the planet was not. =)
Xaa
March 23rd, 2013
@Jamie59: It's supposed to be. It means that their conversation continues off-panel. It's a fairly standard comic-book convention, it means we don't hear all the conversation because either the characters are entering or leaving the scene while talking, or the "camera" we view the action through is switching to another scene.
Xaa
March 16th, 2013
@Jamie59: Theoretically, nothing. It operates on the subatomic level, not the quantum level. In practice, however, there would likely be some change in output power, depending on what technobabble explanation we use to move neutrons around by their magnetic moment.
Xaa
March 11th, 2013
Well, *she* could, yes. It's the kind of person she is.
Xaa
March 6th, 2013
We'll find out. =)
Xaa
March 1st, 2013
Well, he's kind of out of practice with dealing with humans, it's been about eight thousand years. ;-)
Xaa
February 25th, 2013
@ Jamie59: You're absolutely correct, but as your comment is kind of a spoiler for some of the upcoming pages, I've had to snip it. Rest assured, however, you are most definitely right. =)
It was a bright and sunny day...
Xaa
February 16th, 2013
Insert seriously ominous background music here.
Xaa
February 16th, 2013
@Jamie59: She's implying the system is fail-deadly, not fail-safe. Blowing her head off would be the same as jamming her signal. The ship stops receiving the countermanding transmission, and acts.
Xaa
February 9th, 2013
@Jamie59: We'll find out. ;-)
Xaa
February 9th, 2013
@Jamie59: Yep. =)
Xaa
February 2nd, 2013
Flashback over! Man, that felt like a month went by. ;-)