Well, someone’s outlook is pretty gloomy.
SCREAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Poor Ben.
You and I have a very different opinion of what fascinating means.
Fascinating seems appropriate in this context. Other adjectives fit too, of course, such as “gross”, “worrying”, or “wrong”; but fascinating is true. Teleportation grafts alien implants?
well, if schtein is the supervillian we found the superhero.
You know, this really makes sense. It also reminds me of a book with a similar plot, called ‘Soon I will be invincible’.
Naah. Poor Herville Schtein, despite having an unsocial personality, is no sociopath and has a tragic upbringing. Langstrom on the other hand was a slimy, arrogant, narcissistic person and a thief of intellectual property even before his accident. Now, I’m not saying Schtein is the (anti)hero merely because he’s the main protagonist; because villains can be main protagonists of a story, with the hero as their antagonist. No, Schtein, for all his flaws, is not naturally a murderer (unless driven to extremes, i.e. in prison, and even that stabbing was self-defense). Langstrom, however, has only ever cared for himself and his own success. If he is anything like his sister, he’ll be an amoral, raging mutant madman out for Schtein’s blood once he recovers.
Or just someone who will spend the rest of his life to kill Schtein.
I KNEW HE WAS LANGSTORM! I KNEW IT!
Though I really hoped he was Edelmeyer instead. T_T
Unfair, unfair! He must be being treated by Orville for sure!
Am I the only one who thinks EMP -pulse- is just as bad as ATM -machine-?
Haha, wow. I never actually bothered to read out the acronyms fully like that. Although I like to think of the Automated Teller Machine as “Any Time Money” machine ;)
I’m wondering, if (undoubtedly ‘when’) Langstrom regains consciousness, will he be able to control the Electro Magnetic Pulse? *walks by schtien’s computer and emits one burst XD
Hehe, like little EMP farts
XD Oh man, please let that happen.
Schtein, the technological gadgeteer, versus a mutant Langstrom who can shut down unshielded electronic equipment simply by standing near it? Nice.
I wonder, given that Langstrom is officially dead and now a mutant, if he still has any citizenship rights and human rights. What is the legal status of the other “mutants” with psychic powers we’ve met so far?
Are you from one of the places where you grow up calling them Tyme Machines because they actually ARE Any Tyme Money machines and then you learn that most of the country says ATM, so you try to adjust, but then it turns out ATM stands for something totally different? Because I am!
well, Eric talks dumb, I think we established that with the hanged/hung fiasco. I’ll have to work an irregardless into his speech sometime to really irritate the shit out of everyone.
Make him say “irregardless I could care less”
that’s pretty good. I would also like to show him mixing up your and you’re some time. In an email or something, I guess.
…or abbreviating words that don’t need to be abbreviated (calling cucumbers “cukes” for instance…).
“Zerts are what i call desserts, tre-tres are entrees… I call cakes big ol’ cookies, I call noodles long-ass rice. Fried chicken is fry-fry chicky-chick, chicken parm is chicky-chicky parm-parm.”
I met a man once who called tortillas ‘torts’ and I could barely contain my rage.
Tort law governs the preparation and consumption of Mexican food.
I am a reasonably intelligent, highly educated, professional adult type person who is frequently slapped in the face by my rather uneducated English. Did you know veracitude isn’t a word? I didn’t! Apparently snuck is a frowned upon Americanism, much like slinked. I might never stop mixing up affect and effect. English is just jam packed with ways to make you sound like an utter doofus! Heck, if it weren’t for the most recent President Bush, I wouldn’t know how to pronounce nuclear correctly.
I don’t get the whole sneaked vs snuck thing. Sneaked sounds dumber, like something a dumb person would say. Like costed. It sounds like costed. >:(
affected and effected is tricky, but for me I try to remember the word affectation. So affect has more to do with emotions than something that’s being changed. As in “That sad display really affected me.”
“EMP” stands for electromagnetic pulse. So…. Electromagnetic pulse pulse is what he said.
That bothered me too. I got over it because I feel the character has shown himself to be pretty stupid. There is no doubt in my mind that the dude hired the gal to get back with her.
Langstrom’s not dead!!!! But he’s pretty fucked up :[
I knew it because Beckey kinda gave it away on the cast page. So… given that we can restore his appearances, we can still get something like this?
yeah that’s why I said it wasn’t very hard to guess on the previous update, haha
and gosh, don’t tell people about my secret plans for turning this comic into a sudden yaoi >:O
I’ll keep my mouth shut for the sake of sudden yaoi :D
Well, i guess means Schtein didn’t kill him! That means that warden sister can just LET Schtein off the hook if she hears the wonderful news!
Wonderful news… your bro’s not dead, just horribly fucked up and half alien. :D
I dunno, I think she’s mad at him about other stuff at this point.
PSHAWWW! Water under a bridge!
you also do know we’ll expect the plastic surgeory on his face to be at least good enough to capture that smug smile of his again!
Okay…didn’t expect him. This does open story doors though.
..Hmm. Is there something wonky with my browser, or is there something up with the website that’s squishing all the portraits up over on the cast page?
looks fine to me, but who knows. I was gonna change it again soon anyway
I pop open a bottle of beer and settle down for an afternoon of computering and gaming, but first I must check on that awesome comic I found a few days ago…
A NEW PAGE??????!!!!!!!!!! MY DAY, IT HAS BEEN MADE!!! *happy tears*
Hmmm that plastic surgery comment immediately reminded me that he has a very devoted twin. Maybe they’ll go halvsies on the face?
And wow, I really was not expecting Langstrom to come back! That alien organ seems like it’s going to be plot relevant. Are we going to be treated to an x-ray? I’m curious where everything ended up.
ha ha, no, I’m no medical person, I would likely fuck that up. I’ll just let everyone use their imagination.
No bleeding way! Man, I wonder exactly how long he has been in stasis.
Man, what does his sister think this?
Teleporting alien body parts? I am now thinking of Half Life… plus a ton of other horror video games and movies.
Hah, called it. Langstrom was the only character that made narrative sense.
An alien organ… oh god, I hope this isn’t a reference to that abominable Star Trek Voyager episode “Threshold”. ;-) Perhaps folding space teleportation transports the person through an alien, “higher” 4th dimension (think Flatland) which, in best 1950s Scifi B-movie tradition, means the body “evolves” new organs to cope. It also reminds me of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “From Beyond” (not one of Lovecraft’s best stories and not part of the Cthulhu Mythos, but nevertheless in 1986 it got the cinematic treatment by horror movie director Stuart Gordon).
Frostbite *and* burns? Previously, the guinea pigs Schtein used to test the teleporter sometimes burst into flames. But both burns and frostbite at the same time? Wacky dimensional effects. Langstrom definitely didn’t pick up frostbite from falling to water at the nice little California beach we saw.
Yes, I was thinking more like Flatland. I hated Voyager so I only saw up to somewhere in season 2 and that was like when it was first coming on. So I don’t really remember anything besides wishing Neelix would burst into flames.
Poor guy, i really feel sorry for him.
great job as usual comrade, keep up the good work.
At first I thought he was bringing her to Doc. Not sure why, he’s alive and well. The only thing that soothed my fears was the fact the nose bandages were much too small even for a severely burned Doc. Alas, Bennie, we knew thee well. Ish.
What an interesting plot twist… This is getting really good! Not that it wasn’t already…
I have a question, though: If Langstrom is emitting EMP’s, how exactly is the machinery keeping him alive still functioning? Wouldn’t the EMP throw it out of whack? Or is the machinery somehow protected; perhaps it’s behind a barrier as well?
It’s mostly behind the wall shielding, yes. A lot of it is in another adjacent room, the small bits that are in there are coated with a lightweight material that protects against it.
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