Comic 1099 - Malati's Mission #07

9th Nov 2014, 9:00 PM
Malati's Mission #07
Average Rating: 5 (26 votes)
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velvetsanity 9th Nov 2014, 9:15 PM edit delete reply

Hostage situation!!!!!!!!
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 1:58 AM edit delete reply

Seems so.. :D
Haegan2005 9th Nov 2014, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

A short hostage situation. Mal will have the advantage of surprise, and with her speed the terrorist will have dang little time to react.
DLKmusic 9th Nov 2014, 10:14 PM edit delete reply

Terrorist: "Stop right there or I will kill the hostage".
Malati: "Let go the hostage and I will kill you quickly. harm the hostage, and I will kill you sloooooooooooooowly. But hey, at least you get a choice!"
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 1:58 AM edit delete reply

Hostages only work on paladin type characters.. the way Malati thinks it could be .,. fine kill the hostage,.. your dead eather way.
MirrorField 11th Nov 2014, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
Indeed. What most liberal westerners do not appreciate is that how easy it is to keep peace and order if you don't have to worry about things like "civil rights" and have much bigger "budget" for "false positives".

Saddam's Baghdad was one of the safest cities in the world wrt. regular crime.
jamie59 9th Nov 2014, 9:22 PM edit delete reply

Dreams to kill a king.
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 1:59 AM edit delete reply

DLKmusic 9th Nov 2014, 10:03 PM edit delete reply

Yeah.... Shoulda saw that coming. Rest easy, Citizen, Malati is here to butcher your kidnapper. This will be gory, so we recommend you cover your eyes.
Oh, and you might want to put on a plastic snuggie, just in case.

BTW. Cent, at the risk of sounding like an incredibly sick individual, great job on the second frame, where she's covered in the blood splatter, and the latin on the chalkboard is also a nice touch in frame 6!
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 1:59 AM edit delete reply

Thanks .. these are only the High points of her little spree .. and I worked hard on the blood splatters :D
Dragonrider 9th Nov 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete reply

A puzzle wrapped in a riddle, our little Malati.
DLKmusic 9th Nov 2014, 10:09 PM edit delete reply

The TRUE riddle is "How do I treat her if we are on a date?"
One cheesy one-liner.... JUST ONE! aaaand... the date is over in an inglorious manner!
(hmmm... dating Malati... maybe I AM an incredibly sick individual...)
Dragonrider 9th Nov 2014, 10:23 PM edit delete reply

Your choice you die from broken internal organs and spine, or roasted by Dragon Fire, she's my ideal woman. Just want to retire with her and we can go "Poisoning Pigeons in The Park" during our golden years. 25 Bonus Points to anyone who identifies the writer and performer of the song referenced.
DLKmusic 9th Nov 2014, 10:26 PM edit delete reply

I remember the song, but not the songwriter! and maybe we'll do in with a squirrel or two while we're poisoning the pidgeons in the park!

Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 1:27 PM edit delete reply

Okay Malati now has another faved Media Spot :D
Tokyo Rose 10th Nov 2014, 3:49 AM edit delete reply

Oh God, I love Tom Lehrer.
Dragonrider 10th Nov 2014, 1:09 PM edit delete reply

]BING! BING! BING! Ladies, Gentlemen and Dirty Faced Kids, We Have A Winner. The One The Only (Thank all the Odd Gods of The Universe) TOKYO ROSE******
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 2:00 AM edit delete reply

yep :D that she is .. she has LAYERS like a onion .. :D
jas 10th Nov 2014, 7:40 AM edit delete reply

You just reminded me of this...
Skweeee 9th Nov 2014, 10:19 PM edit delete reply

I like the little "smile you're on camera" sign.
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 2:00 AM edit delete reply

that one always seems to get a smile :D
Fairportfan 9th Nov 2014, 11:08 PM edit delete reply

"'s just business."
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 2:00 AM edit delete reply

Yep and shes very good at it..
Timotheus 9th Nov 2014, 11:34 PM edit delete reply

The radiators are just to give the school that "retro" "black board jungle" look that's come back in fashion for educational buildings in Nova Roma, right? And "smile" managed to remain meaning the same thing in Lamode.
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 2:01 AM edit delete reply

well the sign is in "Standard" so you readers see it as english .. as for the radiators .. well Roma uses proven tech .. and they may be "retro" but they do the job..
Tokyo Rose 10th Nov 2014, 3:54 AM edit delete reply

Don't be dissin' on steam. It makes the world go 'round* even today :D

(Yes, I know that the world actually goes 'round because of the conservation of angular momentum and inertia. I live with a space nerd and have a black belt in pedantry.)
Timotheus 10th Nov 2014, 9:49 AM edit delete reply

As a steam engine fanatic I would NEVER disrespect the vapor. Radiators use hot water though. The point is that cast iron radiators are sadly inefficient and have been replaced by baseboard, floor and wall units except for decor purposes. Salvaged and restored cast iron radiators can be rather expensive. New ones are very hard to find.
Sheela 10th Nov 2014, 12:45 PM edit delete reply

Indeed, cast iron radiators would be horribly out of date by then ... heat venting seems to be the way things are going.

Even by today's standards, cast iron radiators is old fashioned. :D
Tokyo Rose 10th Nov 2014, 1:09 PM edit delete reply

Some radiators use hot water, but other systems do use steam; it has the advantage of not requiring pumps, since it moves under its own pressure. It is, however, considerably less efficient than other methods in terms of heat loss.

Maybe it's just there for looks. Maybe it's a hiding place for trained snakes. Maybe students get handcuffed to it when they misbehave. Maybe it's just part of the set and Cent didn't bother to turn it invisible. :D
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 1:28 PM edit delete reply

Little of coloum A and a little of B ... Actually I liked the way they looked
Timotheus 10th Nov 2014, 5:24 PM edit delete reply

Hence my, "retro black board jungle" look being the architectural fashion for educational buildings in Nova Roma. If you want one room log school houses you can have them, you're the creator. You can have the Periodic Table being sung on tape over the PA if you want.
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 7:24 PM edit delete reply

hehe :D point there
Songgu Kwon 10th Nov 2014, 1:20 AM edit delete reply

I am also a fan of the blood splatter in panel 2. :)
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 2:02 AM edit delete reply

Thank you.. that means a lot :D *happy dance*
mjkj 10th Nov 2014, 1:31 AM edit delete reply

Wow, Mali sure is deep.

Hmmm, famous last words?

PS: vote! We are dropping. I believe at the moment you can vote as often as every ten/fifteen minutes...

Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 2:02 AM edit delete reply

Seems all the comics are shuffling lately ..
Sheela 10th Nov 2014, 12:41 PM edit delete reply

They do that every now and then, they'll settle soon enough. :)
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 7:24 PM edit delete reply

I sure hope so :D
VanEzzania 10th Nov 2014, 7:12 AM edit delete reply

That woman has some heavy eye liner
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 4:01 PM edit delete reply

Makeup abuse.. :D
jas 10th Nov 2014, 7:43 AM edit delete reply

Malati's mental inner workings make quite a bit more sense now! Thanks for the insights. The art perfectly matches her mood, too.
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 4:01 PM edit delete reply

Thank you :D
Draginbeard 10th Nov 2014, 7:48 AM edit delete reply

Oh wow, blood spatter done right!
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 4:02 PM edit delete reply

Woo.. I did debate a bit about Juicy panels .. but arterial spray makes a hell of a mess..
DizzasterJuice 10th Nov 2014, 8:23 AM edit delete reply

You blew me out of my chair with this page. Love the 2nd panel and the narration is awesome.
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 4:04 PM edit delete reply

Thank you.. Most of these "effects shots" take 5 or six layers just fot the blood work .. its hard making it realistic :D

Narration credit all goes to Rose
wright1 10th Nov 2014, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
Speaking as a gardener and pruner, I find Mal's analogy apt :D.

In a roleplaying game I GMed years ago, the PCs were faced with a bad guy with a hostage. One of them carefully shot the *hostage*- nonlethally, fortunately- to give his pal a clear shot at the baddie. Which he did.

The first PC then wrote a best-seller in the campaign: "Shoot The Hostage: Non-Linear Approaches to Problem Solving"
Sheela 10th Nov 2014, 12:42 PM edit delete reply

Sometimes, removing the hostage from the problem solves the problem entirely.
Phil 10th Nov 2014, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
Interesting observation on unrecognized personal biases, that come out in art:

In Panel #2, I think the eyes accidentally came out Asian. Bias of the artist? ;-)
Even when squinting, non-Asian eyes dont really look Asian.

Or of course you could just retcon it and declare she was a partly important model, with half the eye components coming from Japan. aharhar.
Tokyo Rose 10th Nov 2014, 1:12 PM edit delete reply

Malati's eyes? She's looking downward without moving her entire head.
Phil 10th Nov 2014, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
Angle of the eyes/head aside, there's still some combination of (excuse the non-bio-terms)
how much downpoint the nose-corner of the eyes have, plus how much up-point the outside corners of the eyes have, plus the flatness of the curve of the upper eyelid, that is particular and uniquely Oriental-Asian, I believe.

I'm talking about the 2nd panel. Where we have a fairly head-on view of Malati's face. So it cant be much about angle; it has to be animation/model posing of the eyelid area, right?

Was curious whether the modeling for that eye pose come from you, or whether it was some preset from Daz, or some other wireframe designer?

Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 1:30 PM edit delete reply

I thiink its a combination of factors Malati is also squinting slightly against splatter.. as well as looking down while her head is up in a "Gah your bleeding on me.. sheeesh "
Tokyo Rose 11th Nov 2014, 4:37 PM edit delete reply

"Ugh. People go splash."
SquallLion 10th Nov 2014, 2:23 PM edit delete reply

Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 4:04 PM edit delete reply

Matt Knab 10th Nov 2014, 3:23 PM edit delete reply

I approve of Malati even more now.
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 4:05 PM edit delete reply

hehe.. Told ya her and Douglas might have a blast :D
Stever 10th Nov 2014, 3:46 PM edit delete reply

Great shot in panel 2. Gnarly ;D
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 4:05 PM edit delete reply

thank you :D
KarToon12 10th Nov 2014, 6:52 PM edit delete reply

And it's YOUR bad luck that Malati's here to kill you. >:)
Centcomm 10th Nov 2014, 7:23 PM edit delete reply

Oh yes.. so much bad luck.. :D
highlander55 10th Nov 2014, 7:45 PM edit delete reply

Murumaries is The Ram has Touched the Wall. Decimus is tenth son originally.

So this is a History teacher she is talking too.
John 11th Nov 2014, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
What happened to Malati's Mission number 8?
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