Comic 6 - Rescue
15th Jul 2012, 6:32 PM in Crash
Rescue
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You have no idea how excited I am to draw this comic!

Well, maybe some of you will like it, too.

EDIT: I hit my max post limit, apparently. Can't post any more today. So, to address some comments:

The soldiers are from several different species. The EMT team is in a van. They're trying to find a vaguely suitable boat - this is just a pond, and any boats that may have been on it anyway were capsized.

And, lastly, they have NO problem shooting through the paper-thin little alien girl to hit their target.
User comments:
Nightsky
Her eyes are such a bright green... It's unnatural. @_@
view
Ah, the problem is when her eyes aren't unnaturally green.
elfolampo
She has Cloud's mako eyes. I.E. she was overexposed to radiation.
view
I skipped the two hours of planetary approach and de-orbit. I figured you'd appreciate it.
cattservant
It would have taken her a while to pick the right colored brassiere...
I was wondering how she had time to change :).
cattservant
@view: A point of information, if it pleases you. Is this the Phibbs home planet? Is it a 'dry' planet or is this base just in an out of the way place?
cattservant
I notice in the comments that you are quite fond of the green folk. 'Phibb' is probably too rude. Would 'Verds' be more appropriate?
view
I don't know what "Phibb" means.

The green people are either Carix or Erdai Sigmani, depending on whether you use SF or Unity starmaps. Or Hei, if you use the word for "people" in their language.
JasperWB
Yeah, cause de-orbit took so long what with no slowing down lol.

I am also excited for this comic. I like a good pulpy work. Silly and over the top violence, sex, and aliens. Space Pulp!! Also, quite the head on that one marine.
Centcomm
Nice work :D wonder if this ties in with the other comic in anyway...
CyberSkull
Aiming a gun would be more effective if it wasn't at the rescuer's back.

I guess they don't teach that at storm trooper school.
Mr. Trooper is still in the boat; I don't think he's trying to actively aim at our poison monkey heroine. Just at the ready in case she tries anything funny. Also, yes, these are clearly not very competent storm troopers. :P
An excited author is a wonderful sign! Hooray!
Sheela
Uh-oh ... the author is excited again ?

Rocks fall, everybody dies!
Also: The third storm-trooper's giant head is giant! They are an amalgamation of many alien races forced to wear the same borg-y armour, right?
cattservant
The Uni-Stoopers must have a difficult time standardizing their equipment rosters. I bet the logistics are complicated!
JasperWB
I bet it sucks when a ship is coming down low overhead. If he pans up too fast, he's going over. But you can't be a storm trooper without bring eighty percent badass and twenty percent awkward duck.
CyberSkull
You know what a military with simple logistics is?

Retreating or defeated.
Apparently the Unity's idea of a medical response team is three soldiers with rifles.
cattservant
In a skiff! Small Boat Drill is obviously not in the Uni-Stooper training manuals. They must think they're crossing the Delaware!
JasperWB
I'm digging the look of these amphibious aliens do far. I can't wait to see all the species you come up with, view!
cattservant
Indeed, everything is new and exciting and the possibilities are limited only by the borders of Imagination!
Godongith
NMG was so epic I decided to register and follow this new endeavour in earnest. Looking forward to seeing where the story goes.
cattservant
A Cheer for view. A brilliant success, a colorful new beginning and a maxed post limit! Hip Hip Hooray!!!
ravenor78
...i'm still wondering how there's a max post limit when view only posted a single page...
cattservant
An author linked comment thing perhaps. I'm sure NMtG is still boiling. view is always knocking on the walls!
JasperWB
Funny that an author can even have that. Did it reset or was it an error and was removed?

JasperWB
It could be fitting. The author, who has some of the most intelligent posts is labelled as a spam bot. I mean with your avatar and love of robots this could be one big ruse to eventually begin advertising cheap Gucci bags and PENIS enlargement pills.
JasperWB
Gucci codpieces? Excuse me while I go make a fortune now!
Sheela
The mind may be like a steel trap, but it's still in the gutter ! :D
cattservant
But if you want to catch 'low humors', you've got set your trap-line in their habitat...
JasperWB
My mind is perfectly happy in the gutter, thank you very much. It shan't be moved anytime soon.
Sheela
Ah, but part of the male filing system is to leave everything in the gutter - That way they always know where everything is. :)
cattservant
It takes much less valuable psychic energy to maintain continuity that way.
pensivedragon
Are the stormtrooper suits custom made for each alien, or is it some kind of one size fits all AI/symbiotic suit?

Also, I love the alien girls clothing (yay, sideboob!) :P

What is her name btw?

*Further Edit*

Also, this page reminds me of my favourite funny scene of the Mass Effect series, where Tali is talking about an emergency induction port (A straw).
JasperWB
Yeah the creatures were Quarian-esque to me. I was going to mention it but I didn't want to imply view was ripping everyone off.
pensivedragon
actually, I did not mean to imply that the creatures resemble quarians in anyway. I was alluding to the 'joke' of both scenes being similar to my eye. Calling a very basic (to us humans) device and action by a complex name. Such as getting hair caught in a seatbelt, becomes "inertial dampners are not 100% effective on hair", or Tali's getting drunk drinking through a straw becoming "Introducing it into the suit through an emergency induction port"

Emergency Induction Port *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
view
To be fair, these people are exactly the opposite of Quarians in virtually every conceivable way. They are bad at technology, have no spacefaring capability, have no enemies, live peacefully on their homeworld, barely have the technology to build a suit, let alone an environmental suit...

But one of them DOES have a hood.
JasperWB
Its more like this is what I imagine Quarians looked like before they needed suits. Back on the homeworld, which was also quite desert-y.
DarkGod75
I sort of have a feeling that these guards might not be part of a knitting group.
Sheela
Well, looking a bit closer it looks more like long strips of cloth with patterns added to them.

This would correlate well with the type of cloth that can be made in a narrow loom such as a Warp-weighted Loom which despite having been around since the literal stone age is still being used today. And the patterns could be embroidered unto it afterwards for that personal touch. :)


... yeah, discussing ancient weaving technologies on a sci-fi webcomic FTW ! :D
view
The clothes are pretty much that, yeah. They do have what Star Wars would call "head tails", though.
Sheela
Ah, neato.
Do the headtails have any specific function, or are they just for posturing (like a peacock's feathers) ?
cattservant
They could be related to reproduction and protection of the juveniles. The Hei are stated to be amphibians.
AlfaFoxtail
So...do the space green people have any special abilities? or is that too much of a spoiler?XD
JasperWB
So I'm just wondering, when you start updating this comic on a schedule do you know how often the updates will be? You said this comic is in color partly so you can learn to color well fast so will it start out erratic and work up to daily or just every other day?
Ardhanarishvara
Do alien women not wear bras? I'm not seeing one, and the front flap of her robe-y-thingy is sort of falling forward.
pensivedragon
Evidently it depends on the species. Iri, a poison monkey, obviously wears them. But these as yet unnamed amphibian-like species may not. Certainly ONE of them does not. But that is hardly evidence that NONE of them do. But, here is to hoping that they do not :P
cattservant
Comic 1: In the Comments; 3:26 AM
Comic 4: In the Comments; 2:06 AM
cattservant
@pensivedragon: Per view, Comic 6, In the Comments, 11:38 PM; They call themselves the Hei.
view
@Ardhanarishvara: You don't have to keep up with comments, don't worry about it. Short version: the green people don't even wear shirts.
I'm just glad they wear pants. The green guys I could probably handle. But those unity fellows would probably throw me off my lunch.
JasperWB
Probably, but I don't know if they're that long.

Sea wat I done 'dere? Double entendre. 'Cause I was referring to your long typing of the word and also that they may not have large genetalia. Smooth, I know.
cattservant
Your creativity nodules engaged this evening? (!) >^Oo^<?
JasperWB
I always try to engage my nodules once daily. Usually before bed.
Ooh. I like the pants the green one is wearing.