Comic 1334 - Matrix Restoration

10th Apr 2016, 9:00 PM
Matrix Restoration
Average Rating: 5 (23 votes)
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Mark_L_A 10th Apr 2016, 9:01 PM edit delete reply

That has to bite.
Centcomm 10th Apr 2016, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

yep.. That it does :D
Sheela 11th Apr 2016, 7:51 AM edit delete reply

Kusanagi bites ?

... kinky! :D
Visvires 10th Apr 2016, 9:02 PM edit delete reply
Let the chewing out commence!
DLKmusic 10th Apr 2016, 9:03 PM edit delete reply

I have been punching the next page button now for 10 minutes waiting for this evening's update... My life is officially pathetic!

but this page? Awesome as always!!!
Dragonrider 10th Apr 2016, 9:04 PM edit delete reply

And just like that we calm the savage barbarian, or not the "eyes" are a bit off still, not red just not back to the normal color. Also have never had a restore from backup flow smoothly, I predict some rocky roads yet to come.
Vivocateur 10th Apr 2016, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

Aw yess..a glorious Hobbit quotation!
(Why do you keep ignoring him?…aren't you threatened by his armour (as strong as tenfold shields…tenfold girly shields)? *futile arm flailing*)
These pages though… :0
(So beautiful…so much detail!!)
Centcomm 11th Apr 2016, 9:19 AM edit delete reply

heh - Glad you liked it! And some how I dont think shes that impressed by her.
Sheela 12th Apr 2016, 5:33 AM edit delete reply

"by her" ?
StephenHFoster 10th Apr 2016, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
Virtual Space sure is exciting!
jamie59 10th Apr 2016, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

This is a no tantrum zone. Except when someone pisses in Rose's Corn Flakes. Then run like hell!
Gilrandir 10th Apr 2016, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
More Fake Dialogue:

"Now that you've asked nicely, Aeneas, of course Rose will be happy to speak with you. However, please be patient. She will be with you in a moment, but she has to finish fixing her face." ^_^
The Old Scribe 10th Apr 2016, 10:39 PM edit delete reply

"Head bolts being tightened in five, four, three, two, one ... Coherence, we have coherence!"

"Thank you for waiting. All AI's are currently serving other callers. Your call is very important to us. Stay in the matrix and the next available AI will be with you soon."
Stormwind13 11th Apr 2016, 2:05 PM edit delete reply

LOL Scribe. :-D
cattservant 10th Apr 2016, 11:48 PM edit delete reply

Check that one off the list.
Rashala 11th Apr 2016, 12:22 AM edit delete reply

That quote was cause Rose stole the cyber smaug I got feeder last Christmas isn't it!
Centcomm 11th Apr 2016, 9:18 AM edit delete reply

HiFranc 11th Apr 2016, 12:51 AM edit delete reply

Q: Did is personality module include his memory or is that still to load?

Kusanagi looks even hotter today. I suspect that that's because she's not got an angry expression on her face.
Centcomm 11th Apr 2016, 9:19 AM edit delete reply

With his memory fixed his personality will do some shifting around sadly some parts of his personality are now part of him. He will always be a bit weird.
velvetsanity 11th Apr 2016, 11:54 AM edit delete reply

Will he be demanding a bowl of green m&ms - and only green ones - be supplied and kept full in his dressing room before each appearance in the comic? :D
sigpig 11th Apr 2016, 12:49 PM edit delete reply

Aren't we all?
rfaramir 11th Apr 2016, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
Weird can be good! Psychotic, not so much.
Sheela 12th Apr 2016, 5:34 AM edit delete reply

.... eccentric !
antrik 15th Oct 2016, 1:21 AM edit delete reply
Actually I think she looks a bit weird with her eyes fully open -- they are kinda oversized... (I'm sure it's intentional, like in many manga styles -- but it looks more weird in a photorealistic rendering than in hand drawings...) Still very pretty (especially in the last panel); but not what I would call "hot"... Rather too much like a doll.
mjkj 11th Apr 2016, 12:52 AM edit delete reply

Yayy, toddler stage overcome...

...and wow, is she beautiful... *sighs*

Centcomm 11th Apr 2016, 9:17 AM edit delete reply

Thankys and yep hes growing up just a bit
Stormwind13 11th Apr 2016, 2:09 PM edit delete reply

Growing up or remembering HOW to be a grownup, CentComm? :-D

And yes, mjkj... That last panel especially I find Kusanagi beautiful in.
Timotheus 11th Apr 2016, 1:06 AM edit delete reply

Lots of tomoes showing up as avatars (didn't catch em right away).
Bit of an anime link there?
Greenwood Goat 11th Apr 2016, 2:12 AM edit delete reply
Aeneas: I. HAVE. THE POWER!!! Your Sword of Omens cannot harm me - my wings are like a shield of steel! Give it up, Baron Greenback! I know you're behind this!

Yasakani: Does he mean me?? (Baron Greenback voice) Ah, Dangermouse! Welcome to my lair!

Kagami: Don't encourage him. Although... *creates security blanket* *throws it to Aeneas*

Aeneas: *grabs blanket* *presses it to his head* *sits down* *commences sucking thumb*

Yasakani: *giggle* \/\///\/\/\//\/\/\ /\\//\/\////\\\/\/\//\/\

Kagami: ...Quite so, Woodstock, quite so. Lucy, keep an eye on your brother. Oh, and I think Peppermint Patty has fixed herself...

Kusanagi: My name isn't Lucy-

Tokyo Rose: *restore complete* Eyes down, people, let's wrap this up. Schroeder, keep that link open. Marcie, finish unscrambling that data.

Kyle: Yes, ma'am.

Kagami: Yes, sir.

>:=)> Sorry, Aeneas's monologue kept reminding me of old cartoons.
Sheela 11th Apr 2016, 7:56 AM edit delete reply

He he, yeah, the security blanket would be a fitting tool indeed. :)
Centcomm 11th Apr 2016, 9:17 AM edit delete reply

Oh dear god thats funny!
Steven-Vincent 11th Apr 2016, 3:46 AM edit delete reply

I can't imagine how long the VFX took to do on this page and the prior ones. Cent you must be getting hand cramps from using the mouse so much...
Centcomm 11th Apr 2016, 9:12 AM edit delete reply

heh indeed. I made a lot of the pieces over time. Most of these renders took about a hour to two hours due to all the transparency's and ray tracing. You should also see the light rig I used :D

Thank you for the compliments!
Steven-Vincent 11th Apr 2016, 9:52 AM edit delete reply

So you did these all in-render? Ouch. It was bad enough picturing it as postwork.
Centcomm 11th Apr 2016, 10:01 AM edit delete reply

about 3/4 of it is in render. The rest are post worked effects in Photoshop. :D
Tahg 11th Apr 2016, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
Been trying to keep up with this comic, but getting cofused with who's who. I know Aeneas, but can someone give me some background on the other 3 characters in this scene? I don't see any of them on the cast page.
Visvires 11th Apr 2016, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
Three Treasures of Shinedo. There's a full exposition not too far back, recommend reading it.
Sheela 11th Apr 2016, 7:58 AM edit delete reply

Ayup, the Three Treasures of Shinedo. aka. the threefold AIS of Shinedo, aka "those darn kids who can't hold their liquor" according to Rose. :D
Centcomm 11th Apr 2016, 9:14 AM edit delete reply

Well perhaps Rose will drop by and provide a full list. The Three treasures are her baby's.

She came up wit the character designs and the personality. The Gem was modeled for us By Visoneer from a long time ago.
Just_IDD 11th Apr 2016, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
re the Gem, it looks a lot like the 'Seed' if I remembering right from the Blueseed anime, though that was blue and this is a more enlightened color. To be honest I don't remember the plot of that anime. I just remember monsters, school girls, school girls fighting monsters and the school property being destroyed. Thinking about it now that's most anime scenarios - a school that gets destroyed by monsters.
Stormwind13 11th Apr 2016, 2:31 PM edit delete reply

We found out something about the Three Treasures from Public service announcement from Tokyo Rose from 22 July 2012.

Three Treasures by Tokyo Rose on 4 October 2013 and has information in the Author's comments.
Sheela 12th Apr 2016, 5:38 AM edit delete reply

Because monsters always targets schools, instead of military installations!
Darn all those magical schoolgirls !

Oh, and I'm guess that they are inspired by the Imperial Regalia of Japan ?
Tokyo Rose 12th Apr 2016, 4:54 PM edit delete reply

There's a fine line between "inspired by" and "full-on ripped-off-from". The girls are outright named for the Treasures and have them as personal emblems. I have no regrets. :D
Sheela 12th Apr 2016, 5:35 PM edit delete reply

Also no shame. XD
Gilrandir 21st Apr 2016, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
Interesting and entirely irrelevant side note: The Wikipedia picture of the artist's impression of the unseen artifact Kusanagi no Tsurugi has it as what appears to be a straight broadsword, or possibly a short sword similar to a Roman gladius -- not a traditional katana.
sigpig 11th Apr 2016, 6:16 AM edit delete reply

This page was kinda hard for me to see, like it was obscured. Almost as if the atmosphere was a little "Smaug"-y...
Centcomm 11th Apr 2016, 9:14 AM edit delete reply

oooohhh thats horrible!
Wolfsbane 11th Apr 2016, 9:28 AM edit delete reply

Yes, but the results are golden. And aren't those Three Treasures just gems? I might disappear just looking at them...
Stormwind13 11th Apr 2016, 3:25 PM edit delete reply

Gets out the STOP THAT! cannon. We will keep the horror to a minimum here or there WILL be consequences.

Illegal Aliens for information on the STOP THAT! cannon. :-D
Wolfsbane 12th Apr 2016, 12:45 PM edit delete reply

Well, hmm. Yeah that cannon kind of dwarfes my sword. I would have been Thorin across the room if it had gone off. So's me a-gol to a safer place for a while...

<ducking behind something really big>
Cal 11th Apr 2016, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
This whole sequence has been MASTERFUL work.
Centcomm 11th Apr 2016, 9:14 AM edit delete reply

^_^ thank you!
Cal 11th Apr 2016, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
I wanted to write more, as in why, but I was feeling pretty punked at the time, and wanted to at least say *something*.

Between the visual 'chaos' (and it really isn't, but it does convey the turmoil beautifully) and A's dialog meandering through the vasty wreckage of his mind amidst it's rebuilding, and the level, steady, determined dialogs of those who are doing the rebuilding, I'd swear you guys had an in with some very good psych textbook, at the very least. Collected together, this entire sequence really is a masterful visual look at an AI-brain (and, too, the human one, by extension).

Unlike you two, I am having a hard time finding the right words to convey what I want to say, but I hope I've at least managed to get some of it.
Stormwind13 11th Apr 2016, 2:18 PM edit delete reply

LOL on the sub-text on the page. It is a MORE uneven contest than I imagined it to be. It is funny to think of Aeneas struggling to push past Kusanagi and utterly FAILING. She is holding him off with one hand and holding a multi-layer conversation at the same time. Doesn't even NEED her full attention to keep him in check.
Sheela 12th Apr 2016, 5:58 AM edit delete reply

Heh, yeah, that's what happens when someone completely different "fight" one another, the outcome may be completely different than expected.

Reminds me of a short story I once wrote for fun, called "the Lava people" Probably a bit long to post here, unless there's a spoiler tag or something.

[spoiler]red is a color[/spoiler]

Aw, no spoiler tag in comments.
Gilrandir 12th Apr 2016, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
I suppose the main character was a Lava, not a Fightah. ^_^
Sheela 12th Apr 2016, 1:30 PM edit delete reply

Mister Lava Lava. :D
chk 11th Apr 2016, 3:25 PM edit delete reply

Sounded like he was channeling Deckerhead for a while.
Matt Knab 11th Apr 2016, 4:02 PM edit delete reply

Haha, awesome.
Lukkai 12th Apr 2016, 3:13 PM edit delete reply

Apart from how absolutely lovely Kusanagi looks like...

I really like the banter between them on this page. (^_^)
antrik 15th Oct 2016, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
The way these treasures are going at each other, I'm not sure Shinedo is in good hands... Even when they aren't drinking ;-)
KarToon12 12th Apr 2016, 4:59 PM edit delete reply

Aww man, no more spouting poetry?
VanEzzania 12th Apr 2016, 6:20 PM edit delete reply

I come back for the first time in months and so much has changed
Centcomm 12th Apr 2016, 8:59 PM edit delete reply

Welcome back! :D There is more to come !
Zimriel 23rd Aug 2017, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
Epic of Gilgamesh! Excellent!
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