Nick is literally living the dream. Dang, man, where do I sign up to get my brain scooped out and shoved in a tank?
Beta-testing VR designed by robots bent on world domination? I hope he can jack himself out.
Well even if he could, he’d still suffer dumpshock, and given his low Willpower, he’d have a hard time resisting the damage, unless he’s been given decent rating biofeedback filters. Although as a jarhead/cyborg, he’s treated as having a Rating 6 damage compensator, so he wouldn’t take a penalty from the damage…
DARPA. They’re really big on supersoldier research.
Not that I’d know anything about being genetically engineered or anything, being a perfectly ordinary housecat, nyao.
“A heartwarming story about a boy and his cat . . . and a major military weapons manufacturer.”
Reminds me of Martin the Ninja Cat from Buck Godot.
Well, here’s Collodi’s daughter, Whimsy Corp.
Do we get to meet Aimee?
I think technically everything we’ve seen since panel 3 of Wednesday’s strip – including Nick – is Collodi’s daughter.
What, even Baron Mistycorn?
Corporate entities, man. If Baron Mistycorn’s ever sent an email, that means he’s just a nerve cell in WhimsyCorp’s brain…
I need this as a print, as this is my actual job.
Making VRs or breaking them?
My cousin had the job of breaking them.
The original art is for sale! http://skin-horse.com/original-art-for-sale/
Oh, this is going to be so much fun
With that much green glow I just know it’s the showers and iodine pills for me.
Wait a minute- are you levitating with functional antigravity? Forget the park, you’ll make trillions. And at least install that in my airframe!
She’s spewing radiation.
Wait. She’s levitating by spewing BETA PARTICLES? As in, electrons and positrons? The intensity of the radiation necessary to levitate even a 1kg frame is staggering. Even an ion thruster accelerates the entire atom, not just the leptons. Gosh, I wonder if I still have my old notes from college…
Panel 2 indicated the Mender-Fairy’s body was damaged. She used the word “shed” in panel 3, not “propelled by.” So however she levitates, it isn’t by spewing beta particles.
She can’t mass market mad science though. And given Whimsey’s safety record, I’m betting her body is actually a puppet made of hydrogen balloons. The radiation…I guess she figures if Radium is good enough to the 60s it’s good enough for her :p
I thought she was flapping her wings
This is obviously the correct answer.
Um, I believe the correct answer is WHIMSY MAGIC
The gang’s last experience with VR wasn’t a happy one…but, so long as this doesn’t end with Nick jumping head first into a volcano, I suppose it’ll go over okay.
This should be easy for Nick. His entire life for several years now has been solely VR (using cameras and sensors rather than his original parts to experience the world). He just gets to be snarkier than usual.
what could possibly go wrong?
I can see Nick getting hit on the nose by Captain Bram with a rolled-up newspaper…
Nah, Whimseycorp wouldn’t make a character based on Captain Bram
… would she?
Last time Nick was hired to test VR games he ended having his body stolen and brain installed in a helicopter. How do they top that?
She asked him to interface with the program, rather that play the game. This may mean something less like the way he played the helicopter sim, and more like the way he played Mario Kart.
Well, if if gives him back the thing that makes being a man worthwhile. Or some reasonable facsimile thereof.
Then again, just how far could anybody go in a Whimsey VR world?
Geez. She looks like Joy from Inside Out. Sheesh.
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