Comic 314 - Water Party

28th May 2012, 6:11 PM in Bouillabaisse
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view 28th May 2012, 6:11 PM edit delete
This page is when I initially planned on making the whole "human architecture" thing clear in-comic. Until now, it's been a comments-section thing.


Undead H3r3tic 28th May 2012, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Undead H3r3tic
Robot Octopi? Sounds like a cheesy 60s SciFi thriller movie.
view 28th May 2012, 6:55 PM edit delete reply
Sheela 29th May 2012, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
Prestidigititis 28th May 2012, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Let's not forget the lessons we've learned from the original movie department of SyFy Network.


These three are, from what I can tell, the only things the cephalautomaton in question can be named.
CyberSkull 29th May 2012, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
JasperWB 28th May 2012, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Dammit View, your octopi are still so damn cute! I want one! And Giesle too.

Tonk. Tonk.
view 28th May 2012, 6:55 PM edit delete reply
I don't see it, but thanks!
JasperWB 28th May 2012, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
Lol. You keep saying that! But look at their big eyes and cute wittle tentacles grabbing stuff and waving all around. Like the one on Miwa's arm, all playful.
Prestidigititis 28th May 2012, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
So this is where hentai lust begins. Where shokushu goukan and kawaii collide.
JasperWB 28th May 2012, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
Aww, they just look huggable and friendly. Why can't things with tentacles just be huggable and friendly anymore? Damn Japanese censorship laws, squids and octopi are forever screwed.
Prestidigititis 28th May 2012, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
I see what you did there!
JasperWB 28th May 2012, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
It's funny because it has two meanings!
Nightsky 28th May 2012, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
I love how Giselle looks like she has a vacant smile in the background while playing with the octopus. She's so cute~

I want this kind of world to be real now please.
view 28th May 2012, 6:55 PM edit delete reply
Let me know if you find it!
cattservant 28th May 2012, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
Lots of happy octopuses!
Swimming in the lake.
So many paths to choose,
Which one will they take?
FAKE 28th May 2012, 7:19 PM edit delete reply
Mmmmhhh, are the octopus are being uplifted, by a natural procces or artificial method? And what about sushi? Is banned eating flesh of octopus and other similar species?
view 28th May 2012, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Very artificial means.

None of the people in this town eat octopus, but eating nonsentient octopuses is the same as eating monkey.
cattservant 28th May 2012, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
But a lot less danger of viral transfer.
pancake 29th May 2012, 12:54 AM edit delete reply
Could one of you fine people please define "uplift" for me? English isn't my main language.
Brex 29th May 2012, 1:02 AM edit delete reply
I believe when they say uplift, in reference to the octopuses, they are granting them sentience. At least what we think sentience is. More technically speaking, uplift is the development or transformation of animals into an intelligent race by other, already-intelligent being.
Brex 29th May 2012, 5:00 AM edit delete reply
However, my question is Why? Why would they do this sort of thing to the octopuses? What compelled them to play essentially as Gods with another life form?
Seafog 29th May 2012, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
Well, there are a couple good reasons, and a few glib ones. :)
The glib ones include: 'Because we can' and 'I AM a God'.
Good ones could include such sentiments as: Sentience is a marvelous gift, why wouldn't we want to give something so awesome to others? and We don't want to be so lonely! and They make better workers!
In View's world however, I think it is primarily as a new tool and avenue to understand sentience. You need to remember that this is not a mastered field for them. They only were able to mimic/adapt the existing system, not create a new one.
cattservant 29th May 2012, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Don't forget that the oceans are totally acidified. Having a nice clean and filtered lake to live in is probably a plus!
cattservant 29th May 2012, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
@pancake: If you like to read Sci-Fi, This might be of interest to you.
G-Rock 28th May 2012, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
I gotta agree with Jasper. They're damned cute.

Tonk Tonk.
view 29th May 2012, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
Well, I guess they're cute, then. BUT I DON'T SEE IT.
JasperWB 29th May 2012, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
Aww. You just have to look at them closely! They're cute in a little kid kind of way.

Just look at them. LOOK AT THEM!
AlfaFoxtail 28th May 2012, 11:11 PM edit delete reply
....i just thought of something,the most we've ever seen miwa give honest cute smiles of any kind as been with the cute kids..inocence i guess
cattservant 29th May 2012, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
Won't the uplifted octopuses need pockets?
ANonMoose 29th May 2012, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
Hey view took a leave of absence for awhile and i am still loving this comic. I find it awesome how you can manage a page a day. Some of the other comics I read only update weekly and it kills me. Just wanted stop by the comments and say hi. Keep up the amazingness!
view 29th May 2012, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
OK! Just for you, a new page right now!
ANonMoose 29th May 2012, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
Do you read follow any other webcomics you are willing to share?
view 29th May 2012, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
About a hundred, although maybe 2/3 are down.

If you're looking for more like mine, you might like "Go Get a Roomie" and "Manage a 3"
JasperWB 29th May 2012, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
I ran into Go Get a Roomie a while ago and I wondered if it was something you were into!