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9th Jun 2011, 8:46 PM in 2
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view 9th Jun 2011, 8:46 PM edit delete
It's time for a course in Roboculture!

Robots can wear clothes! Some wear "accent clothes", such as Kersie's tie. Kersie likes to loosen his tie and sit down with a heavy "thump" after he closes shop.

Other robots, such as Han(zel) here, wear clothes because they have (or want to have) a human approach to the idea of privacy and personal space. That sounds a bit stuffy, especially since it usually just means they have a sex drive.

Some robots would wear clothes, but can't. Most robotic bodies have ridges and bits that clothes just don't get along with. Gretel, for example, can't wear clothes because they get caught and torn up. Sure, she could make some kind of custom clothes that happen to fit her, but like a guy with a mohawk considering a hat, it's usually just too much trouble.

In fact, "able to wear clothes" was one of Gretel's requests for her adolescent body. Along with "able to fly" and "able to change shape", so make of that what you will.

As for the page of art...


MasterofWeirdness 9th Jun 2011, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
I love this comic so much! I just read through your entire archive... Good thing I did it early. Wonderful art, by the way!
view 9th Jun 2011, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Donjonkeeper 10th Jun 2011, 1:24 AM edit delete reply
Wait! Are they gonna play D&D? lol

BTW I love the comic so far :)
kill3st 10th Jun 2011, 1:25 AM edit delete reply
The ricketrailshould probably be more.of an arc, instead of a 'u' shape. only commenting because I worked with union pacific railroad for 3 years and have lots of exposure to that stuff.
Still like the interplay between characters.
view 10th Jun 2011, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
@Donjon: Pretty much...

@Kill3st: Originally, that was intended to be a plot point, believe it or not. The whole point is that he built the ricket rail without even the faintest idea of best practices: he built it flat and was very surprised when the cars tipped at high speeds...

So now the car pulls a U-turn at about 3 kph. It's the end of the line, so it's not critical enough to replace.

But, after thinking about it, I was like "wait, I can't put that in the comic, it's boring as shit..."
duLapel 10th Jun 2011, 1:27 PM edit delete reply
A little D&D with Mary the Moderator... I wondering if it's Classic, v3.5, or is it up to v100?"

Its clear by the presented ratio of 8:3 characters to robots that sapient (or at least Turing test passing) robots are well integrated in this rural community. I'm really curious how your will handle this piece of future culture and what solution (if any) you have come-up with to address the dilemma of Rational Robots.

I'm also curious as to the manufacturing base that supports a society with houses with 6 inch variable transparency walls and sapient/rational robots!

... and who is taking a level in barbarian... Gretel?
view 10th Jun 2011, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
Ha ha, arson, murder, and jaywalking...

Yes, Gretel is the one who wants the level in Barbarian. Both the manufacture and cultural integration are, however, things I'll let unfold in later chapters.
duLapel 10th Jun 2011, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
@ view: Fair enough... ^_^
Djeroon 10th Jun 2011, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
well just read a whole bunch of pages in a row, and I am totally diggin' this comic! I love the depth you've given this future world and I'm looking forward to see that unfold as the story progresses. I also dig the characters and how you write and draw them. You just give them so much personality. And we stil got fanservice wooooot!
view 11th Jun 2011, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
Well, I think you'll like the rest, then, although it's slow at times.