JEFBOT.529_Finishing Moveon May 29, 2013 at 1:49 am
And we’re back!
Sorry I had to put the strip on hold for so long, BOTpeeps, but the Phoenix Comicon took all of my attention for the past week and I just got back into L.A. last night! I’m utterly exhausted and am really trying to keep from getting con SARS this time so should probably just go to bed now. I’ll give details and pictures on how the con went within the next day or two (hint: it was awesome, as usual), so check out the JEFblog for that.
Thanks for all your support and patience while I was away. It feels great to be back, writing and drawing and getting back in touch with y’all! G’nite.
Now, I can see why bot doesn’t want Mu to go through with it, but Mu knows better, methinks.
First time postin’ too.
Just for the shades.
we’ll find out in the next strip whether Mu listens to his Keeper or decides to follow what he believes to be the correct choice, Ember Storm!
and check you out: first time commenting and first time getting the Shades of Firsting! congrats and wear them well: these will augment your own “Finishing Move” should you run into any extraterrestrial beasties out there:
Excellent. Thank you much.
my pleasure, ES!
Huh… I thought it was called Con Crud.
that’s another name for it, Insectoid.
Anyway as those monsters are former pets I understand where Jefbot is coming from here, but unless he has brilliant idea of how to keep them grounded for the duration of their mission, I’m with Mu on this one. Better to put them down for good to make sure they won’t come to bite them in their *sides of back* later.
thanks, Maryz! feels good to be back!
and you’ve hit on exactly why bot doesn’t want to kill them – we’ll see him talk to Mu about it in the next strip. but yeah, those mutant pets are still dangerous, so let’s hope bot or Mu has a plan to make them, uh, less so. 🙂
In this case it might not be that smart to kill it, since it is already ‘out cold’. Maybe just use some ropes and tie it around a tree or something.
OR! if Musashis tech is the same as the parrots, he can hack into the system and change the parrots program from ‘killer bird’ to ‘nice parrot’.
Either way, it seems better to let it live than to kill it. Mainly because when you tell the story later you don’t have to say: “and then when the bird was unconsious, my mutated hamster killed him with his samurai sword.” Thats just crazy. 😀
you just might be on to something there, DAS! (you’ll have to wait for next time to find out exactly what.) and yeah, having a pet-murdering hamster just isn’t that cool. 🙂
It might sound kinda cool, but when it really happens it’s just wrong wrong wrong xc
The hero never kills, that’s the one thing Spider-man has taught me.
The hero never kills when such an action is avoidable.
yup, yup. this defines it a bit more, Rainey. and there will be times when Mu and bot will be put to this test!
A hero should rather die than kill! (Well, a fictional hero anyway, real life is a lot different.)
agreed, TPC, and i take a lot of life lessons from Spider-Man, but have you read The Superior Spider-Man comic lately? yeesh.
Haven’t read it, but I know what’s happening, I normally wait for the trade paperback to come out to get caught up. Just finished Spider-Island so I’m that far behind my Spider-man reading.
yeah, i was behind for the longest time too, TPC, and only recently caught up. i thought i was gonna hate Spider-Island but ended up liking it. let me know what you think when you’re done with it. and this “Superior” stuff kinda makes me feel dirty reading it but i’ll keep giving it a chance, at least for a while.
I had low expectations for Spider-Island but when I got done reading it I thought, “Wow, that was a lot of fun!” Spider-man can be so gloomy sometimes that it’s always fun to read an entertaining story with a killer concept.
I’m on the fence with this one. While on the one hand, you’d have a guarantee they’d never be able to follow you and cause trouble, on the other, these are the pets of someone. Tough decision. Not gonna be easy.
true that, KB.
Poor Mu…so much badassery, but still so much to learn about how to be a superhero*.
* – surely this is a running theme in the forthcoming H.A.M.S.T.E.R. spin-off comic
yep, apparently the “aliens” didn’t supply superhero comics to learn such things when Mu was being upgraded in the Enhancement Tubes, JOE! hopefully bot will teach him before the spin-off. 🙂
*Mortal Kombat Voice Over*
It’s a fact, bot still hates killing that isn’t in a video game.
you know it, Fijiman. unless it’s a bug that broke the truce, of course.
Let’s hope ‘Bot’s reasoning is good, cause if it were me, I’d want that thing dead
we’ll see bot’s POV in the next strip, JGT!
Now to wait and see what Mu does.
thanks, GB – it’s good to be back!
and yeah, we’ll see if Mu listens to his former master.
Killing people and animals is an irreversible act. I would need a good reason to carry out such an act. It wouldn’t be easy but under the right circumstances, I’m sure I could bring myself to do it.
yep, it’d be a hard decision, Rainey, especially if you love animals as much as bot. but yeah, there could be an extreme situation where he would break his rule.
I was thinking mortal kombat there for a second. 😛
heh. FINISH HIM!!! i would love to see Mu’s Animality finishing move, DJ.
I’m glad that even when threatened, Jefbot is still a nice guy who doesn’t want to kill things. I like DAS’s suggestion of Mu reprogramming them. They could use a few more allies! Plus, then they’d be all cute again. 🙂
yep! while it would be the easy choice to just eliminate the evil beasties, jefbot still has the sense (and morals) to do the right thing, Shanna! Mu might take a bit more convincing, though. and we’ll see if DAS is on the right track in Friday’s strip (kinda.)
I have a confession… to my great shame I have been reading this webcomic with adblock on 🙁 I’m sorry. it’s off now 😉
ANd frankly I’m not even sure Mu wants to kill the bird or just disable/destroy the cyborg bits which make him evil/agressive/monsterous. we might see him break something of and then have the bird revert back to a normal innocent parrot.
i’m sure many readers come to this site with adblock on, Orzahn – and i can’t really blame them – but thank you for turning yours off. every bit helps, especially now that i’m doing this full-time! 🙂
as far as Mu’s intentions: we’ll find out on Friday!
It was a pleasure talking with you at the Phoenix Con. Thanks for the chat.
’twas a pleasure chatting with you, too, PJ! i’m already having comicon withdrawals, and it hasn’t even been a week yet.
Dang, Mu! From fuzzy pet to stoic killer? Anyone else feel a little cold all of a sudden?
apparently, Mu knows how dangerous these creatures are, Takla, and is willing to eliminate that threat by any means necessary! (which, yes, is pretty cold.) good thing bot’s around to provide the moral compass. 🙂
But Jefbot, what if they’re full of delicious candy?
Funny! But at the same time Eeewwwwwww!
“Eeewwww” or “Mmmmm,” Shanna? 😉
hmmm… you make a good point, W-T. heheh.
I gotta side with Mu on this; not killing your enemies when you have the chance is gonna come back to bite you. This isn’t some sappy anime where not killing you opponent leads to them becoming your frenemy and enjoying a hot pot with you just before the credits.
Also, that’s a wooden sword: no stabbing capability under normal circumstances.
heh. remains to be seen if the beasties become “frenemies” with bot and Mu later, Bender_Sastre. if Mu actually listens to bot in the next strip, that is.
as for the sword – you’re right, it’s wooden, but it’s pretty solid, and with Mu’s enhanced strength, i bet it could pierce that mutant bird’s skin pretty easily.
I had to look up con SARS, never heard the term before. Here, in the south, we call it Con Crud.