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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:08 pm 
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The question becomes what's going to happen next, as I don't know if the senate realizes all the shit going down.

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That seems to be a diplomatic vessel, not military. Someone said that Elf is probably going to end up fishing all that hardware out of the sewage, looks like that is going to happen. :lol:

[edit] Oops, never mind, it's a heavy cruiser.


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Honestly the shiplord was a xenophobic idiot, but the actual Uuplechan government forces sound a lot more reasonable, less prone to making assumptions, and aware of how much firepower the Tough's are packing. If it wasn't for the possibility of a long gun shooting into the middle of this I would expect it to be all worked out reasonably.

Which of course means someone else is going to get shot now.


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Well, they should probably drain the black water tank, first.
They have a tank of black water.
They have a fabber.
They have a ship full of famished retreads.
It looks like the solution writes itself.
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I think we all know what's going to happen next. The Uuplechan cruiser opens peaceful talks with the Toughs, and just when things are going really well, said cruiser gets long-gunned to oblivion. The Toughs get blamed for it, and things go rapidly southward from there.

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The author's assurance that there's no other significance or consequence virtually assures that there will be, IMO.
Possibly involving shoes dropping (in no-longer microgravity).

I've been reading this strip more than long enough to know, Howard lies.


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Why would they need to drain the black water tank?

Just a slight nudge to the wrong system, and it's going to drain itself, now that gravity's off.

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