Comic 1656 - Structural Damage

21st Aug 2019, 12:00 AM
Structural Damage
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)

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Centcomm 21st Aug 2019, 1:52 AM edit delete
Could still use a little help on the food bill if any one has a few coins to spare.. :D HUGS
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megados 21st Aug 2019, 12:08 AM edit delete reply

Oh no! Cyana! :O If Skeeter can be angry, he's going to be now!

Golden Boy bleeds? Something alive in there? I kind of suspected that. Still, that could be some other fluid I suppose.

How are you doing, Centcomm? Are you feeling better?
Centcomm 21st Aug 2019, 1:18 AM edit delete reply

I am.. but this Friday they are doing it again.. yay me!
megados 21st Aug 2019, 4:06 PM edit delete reply

Aww, :(
Well, I hope it isn't as painful. Is that the last time for that?
(I tossed in a couple coins for ya too) *Hugs*
lirvilas 21st Aug 2019, 12:12 AM edit delete reply

Centcomm 21st Aug 2019, 1:18 AM edit delete reply

to his credit he did try..
Ryu Santos 21st Aug 2019, 1:26 AM edit delete reply

Dagnabbit! Skeeter just gave Golden boy the opening he needed.
Lurker314 21st Aug 2019, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
Whatever military programming he had has clearly been overwritten.

Never, NEVER, N.E.V.E.R. turn away from an active threat.

There is also a severe lack of tactical awareness to not know that his charge was directly threatened by that shot.
mjkj 21st Aug 2019, 2:58 AM edit delete reply

Nnnoooooo!!! Cyana!!!! =(

I hope she will survive... =S

...and she was so close to reach the gate... =S

I hope Skeeter will finish goldie off now - before helping Cyana - otherwise he/she/it might get shot in the back...

...and help (parents) should be close also...
mjkj 22nd Aug 2019, 3:19 AM edit delete reply

Is Cyana denting the wall or did her head just got smashed? :o :o :o
robnot 22nd Aug 2019, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
neither,, she hit high enough for her head to go into the curved opening near the top,, an close to an upright support to look like she is in the wall...
stormbringer77 22nd Aug 2019, 11:20 PM edit delete reply

I went to Basic Training and Sacrificing yourself is a given.
Hammie 21st Aug 2019, 7:47 AM edit delete reply
If that is the firepower of a bot they have, Then what kind of weapons do the parents keep nearby.
Oldarmourer 21st Aug 2019, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
All bets are now off...launch EVERYTHING !!!
Thracecius 21st Aug 2019, 1:25 PM edit delete reply

I don't see any bloody bits, so it looks like a concussion blast knocked her into the wall, which should mean she'll be okay. This also means that I completely agree with Lurker314 - never turn away from an active threat. Something tells me that Skeeter doesn't have military programming, he has civilian programming that doesn't include an understanding of combat experience.

Oh, and funds on the way, Centcomm. :)
Oldarmourer 21st Aug 2019, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
You can stop the bleeding...blast injuries are another thing altogether
If there was enough force to pick her up and drive her against the wall hard enough to straighten her spine like that then the back of her head is as flat as the soles of her shoes...and it seems to be more than a little out of round...pity.
Oh well, if Olina lives she's young she can make another one.
Centcomm 21st Aug 2019, 3:45 PM edit delete reply

Thank you! and yeah no bloody bits... :D
megados 21st Aug 2019, 8:37 PM edit delete reply

It looks (to me) like she hit with her back and head flat against the wall, and didn't severely misalign anything. Imagining the shape of her head inside her hair, it looks like she might get knocked out, and have a nasty lump, but she should be okay. I do hope Skeeter's turning around doesn't turn into a fatal mistake though.
Centcomm 21st Aug 2019, 9:24 PM edit delete reply

Lurker314 21st Aug 2019, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
It's worse than you are thinking. Her head is NOT supported by the wall--it's "in" the open part of the arch. That's a whiplash to end all, there. As in internal decapitation.

Thing is, she's going up more than over, which means that the explosion had to be about than 2 feet from her feet. However, we don't see any external damage to her lower limbs.

Methinks physics is just a *bit* "different" here, which looks to me to be her only hope of survival.
Oldarmourer 22nd Aug 2019, 8:08 AM edit delete reply

Guess the Devious Duo have taken scripture to heart... Psalm 137:9
megados 22nd Aug 2019, 8:46 AM edit delete reply

@Lurker314, possibly. With the angle it's hard to tell, but it looks to me like she slid up there at an angle, towards us, and up, and her head slid into the arch. She's just reaching the end of it. As always, I could be wrong.
KarToon12 21st Aug 2019, 5:58 PM edit delete reply

Oh dang!! This is NOT good! D:
Centcomm 21st Aug 2019, 9:23 PM edit delete reply

Nope not good at all... maybe they need Jamie to come save the day :D
Rashala 22nd Aug 2019, 3:07 AM edit delete reply

Oh....crap I sense combat protocol enraged momma bear coming
megados 22nd Aug 2019, 8:34 AM edit delete reply

Oh, it's ON!
Oldarmourer 22nd Aug 2019, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
Let's see...there's 'structural damage'...
enough to compromise the hydraulics or whatever the fluid is (same as androids ?)
That's from three grenades and SKEETER has at least five left if he can remember to launch them
We don't see the result of his laser fire after the Feeliewacker's beam hits beside Cyana
So maybe there was additional damage, hopefully terminal
I don't give Cyana much of a chance but then again "ye CAN change the laws of physics Cap'n" if you're writing them ;)
SKEETER needs to get his head back in the fight, and fast, he's pretty emotional for a bot...
Unless he's actually a tiny android in disguise ;)
robnot 22nd Aug 2019, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
two.. two nades... 3rd is still near SKEETER in panel 3,,

just so you know.. I was within 3 feet of a frag grenade blast ,, but behind cover (shrapnel deflected).. was out for 3 days, rest for 8 days, light duty total of 2 weeks.. oh did have hearing protection.. so no real hearing loss.. (training accident, not mine.)
so,, that blast "might" be survivable..
Oldarmourer 22nd Aug 2019, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
18 years EOD, never got that close to a grenade but was within spitting distance of a few things that went bang without asking permission first, thank G-d for built in ear protection, never complained about the 20 lb helmets again;)

Any blast with enough force to pick a 50 lb kid up and throw her six feet in the air against a solid wall might not even leave a mark, but it's definitely going to leave some damage..cover deflects a lot of the blast wave too, she didn't have any...and rocks and pebbles make pretty good frag....
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