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 Post subject: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:03 pm 
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I see part of the ship survived that explosion. But for how long?

This definatly looks like a long gun again though. Who is doing this?

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 Post subject: Re: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:16 pm 
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Location: Nebulae beyond Gamma Draconis
Uuplechian refinery.
Obenn superfortress.
Unioc science vessel.
Unioc... police cruiser? Military police cruiser?

Does anyone see any pattern? The only one I see is: "spaceborne targets", which doesn't seem very useful.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:32 pm 
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I'm seeing "a lot of people with long gun technology and no compunction in using it" as the worst case scenario.

Maybe someone sold Credomar's plans.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:47 pm 
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I figure either someone got the long gun who is genuinely crazy and this is just random destruction, or this is some kind of convoluted plan to set events in motion according to a very specific sequence.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:21 pm 
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The first two seem to be xenophobic races. Uniocs might be covering tracks?


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 Post subject: Re: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:11 pm 
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Welp, that's it. This is like Kimmy shelling Seoul, or dropping a missile on Japan. It's all over but the war, the death, the crying and, hopefully, the rebuilding afterward.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:28 pm 
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0z79 wrote:
Welp, that's it. This is like Kimmy shelling Seoul, or dropping a missile on Japan. It's all over but the war, the death, the crying and, hopefully, the rebuilding afterward.

I think the whole point of this story arc is that they are going to stop this from happening. Otherwise it would be a lousy way to end the comic after all theses years of consistent updates.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:30 am 
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I think someone has been looking for the monsters in the abyss so long that they have become the monster.

Whether they have been looking for many millennia from inside a stellar enclosure, for a few less millenia from inside multiple Dyson spheres, or for a subjectively similar span of time from near the galactic core while controlling a massive generator is as yet unknown.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
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Hope so, because War's horse is looking awful antsy.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:17 am 
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What are the chances that it's some rogue and/or subverted UNS elements having too much fun with Zeus Alpha?


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 Post subject: Re: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:33 am 
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Presumably Petey would have noticed Zeus firing. He does know about it, after all, since he did do that meeting.

I wouldn't bet on the odds of him having spies in the UNS.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018-01-07: Failsafe
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:30 am 
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0z79 wrote:
Welp, that's it. This is like Kimmy shelling Seoul, or dropping a missile on Japan. It's all over but the war, the death, the crying and, hopefully, the rebuilding afterward.


Yep, once enough highly-placed people figure out that someone's taking potshots with a Long Gun, the galactic political landscape is going to get real ugly, real fast. Even before it's figured out who's actually taking the potshots.

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I'm seeing "a lot of people with long gun technology and no compunction in using it" as the worst case scenario.

Maybe someone sold Credomar's plans.


That would indeed be a worst case scenario, and if that is what's going on then we may be seeing the beginning of the end of Schlockiverse interstellar civilization. Let's hope it's just one person or group with a long gun trying to start trouble, and that group is stopped before civilization goes dark.

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