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Comics - page 1135 - serious scifi drama - August 6th, 2019, 3:08 pm

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Blitzkrieg1701, August 6th, 2019, 3:08 pm

Okay, now we're back to the regular two-page-a-week update schedule, and we KNOW it's regular because it's coming out really late. And I feel more than a little foolish about that because, in retrospect, this is ABSOLUTELY a page that could have gone up in rough draft form this morning without losing anything. All that atmospheric red lighting is moody and all, but it was also really time consuming, and I'm pretty sure the central joke would have come across just fine without it.

But how 'bout that joke? This is is officially one of my new favorite pages of Far Out There, just because of how silly it felt to write out all those dumb names. Incidentally, if you're wondering why a character with what appears to be dog ears is named Lt. Duckyduck, it's because I was sketching out the rough draft of this page while sitting next to my three-year-old niece in church, and that's what she decided his name was. I'm not about to refuse creative notes from a higher authority.

And yes, this IS what those characters in that one Voting Incentive were planned for. See? Those sneak peeks really ARE relevant to future pages! Let's look at another one!

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Fuzzycuddle8 (aka Ed8) (Guest), August 6th, 2019, 10:00 pm

This is 100% Serious Valid Science
So adorably cute there was no need for an alt-text?

Blitzkrieg1701, August 6th, 2019, 10:26 pm

...and now this page has one of my favorite Alt Texts ever. :D

Darius Drake (Guest), August 6th, 2019, 11:00 pm

@ Comic: Personally, I'm starting to think these guys are professional test pilots, and Smiley Beam Academy is the training facility specialized in making overly cute test pilots. The reasoning is exactly due to the last panel, it's hard to stay mad at something so cute, even if millions was just lost because of the destruction of something it was responsible for. If it's permanently crippled as a result of said loss, it's even harder. Thus the test pilots willingly submit themselves to gene therapy and "bizarre", cutesy names so to best minimize the damage from failure.

@ Incentive: That costume looks like it could have techno-padding around the hands and feet, and an inbuilt cleaning system for both itself and it's user. Let's see how long it lasts before Stillez destroys it.

Ed8, August 6th, 2019, 11:51 pm

Their planet has an adorably violent history....
Bizarre?!? There's nothing bizarre about those perfectly cromulent names! Now you have hurt Capt. Fuzzywumpus's feelings! That name was passed down to him from his Great-Grandfather Fuzzywumpus, Hero of the Great Snugglefluff War, and one of the few survivors of the Terrible Hugfuzzle Massacre of '06. Any soldier worth their sugardoodles would be proud to have the Fuzzywumpus name!

Darius Drake (Guest), August 7th, 2019, 1:28 am

@ Ed8: And yet, 80% of their particular genome of Humanity become Testers of highly dangerous or problematic weaponry, ships, both, Unknown Mad Scientist Inventions or other such items. The only people who don't use them is Mad Scientists, because Mad Scientists know what they intend to do, how they intend to do it, and don't want to pay the fees required for something as minor as a "minion" dying.

Fuzzycuddle8 (Ed8) (Guest), August 7th, 2019, 1:21 pm

Callback Opportunity
Well, obviously. They had to test the Masogentes Genocide Pies on someone first. You don't want to release a weapon like that untested, it could have been dangerous!

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