Comic 19 - 016

14th Sep 2017, 6:07 PM
Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)

Author Notes:

Milk 14th Sep 2017, 6:07 PM edit delete
New Essoin page! I forgot how awkward it is to draw Alys. /:o But fun too. PSA: This is what happens when you travel without the proper paperwork while an ordinance is in effect!

Also shameless Patreon plug!


snuffysam 14th Sep 2017, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
Uhh... it's a gift?

Free handcuff day!
MadJak91 17th Sep 2017, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
You know, if this is why some people become bandits or renegade knights then I can see it. They are going to lock her up instead of taking care of said bandits. What.
anonymous coward 19th Sep 2017, 5:31 AM edit delete reply
She's a strange person with poor identification in a restricted area, hanging around the corpse of a known criminal. I challenge you to make a strong case for the guardswoman believing our heroine is not a bandit.
MadJak91 20th Sep 2017, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
My brain is too overheated and tired to give you something right now so I guess later but for now you can tell me whether you prefer Domino's or Pizza Hut.
anonymous coward 22nd Sep 2017, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
Uhm, sorry, I don't prefer either of those. I live a sadly pizza-free existence for various, terrible reasons I won't threaten your sanity with.
Are you asking for reasons connected to the sadly final comic posted there?
MadJak91 22nd Sep 2017, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
I am sorry, AC, I am not buying your remark but no, that was not the reason. And case closed when it comes to talking about that link under someone else's comic out of the blue. I needed a notification in my updates of some kind so I remember to reply to your previous question as I was too tired to think, haha. I fully expected you to say "no pizza for me" though for some reason lmao.

You have a point. I thought she saw the combat but it appears she did not. Still, I find it quite funny some paperwork ranks higher than the fact a person was almost killed by a bandit and killed him in self defense but ya. The guard did not see a thing. Although I would expect the guard to AT LEAST hear Alys's story before handing out arrest warrants...
anonymous coward 23rd Sep 2017, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
Milk protein allergy. Pizza's kinda pointless without the cheese, and, well....

Even if the Hildeguard saw some or all of the combat, how is she supposed to know that Alys isn't a worse criminal than just a trespasser? Killing someone, even if the corpse is a known bandit and the suspect claims it was self-defense, makes her some kind of killer. That's criminally suspicious by itself on top of the trespass. The right thing for the cop to do is to haul the suspect in on the charges they can make stick so that they can do the investigation. If the cop doesn't do that, they risk the suspect destroying evidence, tipping off accomplices, or skipping town to avoid arrest and prosecution later if it turns out that there's more to it than the lesser charge.

Besides all that, throughout history there have been many cases where trespass by itself carries a death penalty. I'm not a historian specializing in that, but the examples I remember offhand include things like a noble's personal game forest, sensitive fortifications, and seraglios.
MadJak91 24th Sep 2017, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
Ah okay, that makes sense then.

I feel like we talked about this actually and you said something similar to what I said. That is why I said it. Although I might remember wrong or my brain bit unions are faulty but feels like I had this discussion. I put some data to my neural network as well and certain behavioral patterns started blinking but a machine can be wrong as well tbh.

Sure but you based that on what? At this point we know pretty much nothing about the law or whether vagrancy is illegal. Maybe I missed something? Can happen. Only that she is facing arrest because of some hinted rules. What if the guard is corrupt or also a criminal in disguise? I mean, you can say anything at this point, really. A bandit can kill a guard and wear their uniform and steal their sigil.
Besides, she said that she wanted to kill the bandit herself so... it is kind of awkward, really.
Feels like those hot-shot rookie cops who can be at first totally intoxicated by their new powers or authority.
anonymous coward 24th Sep 2017, 11:49 PM edit delete reply
Oh, well, if you want to assume a corrupt cop there's too many possible reasons to narrow down which ones she has. We just don't have enough information to judge that at all.
What I was doing, was explaining that there's valid reasons/charges for an honest cop to do what the Hildeguard did in cuffing Alys: There is the trespass with intent, maybe carrying an unlicensed lethal weapon, and easily a potential murder or assault-and-manslaughter charge to be investigated. The first one definitely will stick, and the arrest is a good first step to investigating the possible murder right in front of her.
MadJak91 27th Sep 2017, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
Dude, it is fine. You kind of remind me of some people I tutor. It is not related to you at all but...
"This part of the integral here is wrong."
"Oh! Sure! Sure!" Then they start frantically looking for mistakes, reevaluating and panicking. Worst case scenario, actually trying to "correct" it. That is when I have to tell them there is actually nothing wrong with it and if they are going to devaluate their skill and intuition just because someone more experienced/above them/etc. said they are wrong when they are in fact correct. Second, it reveals that while they can do it, they do not "get it". They probably have no idea why and what they are even doing and all the relations because otherwise they would know I am pulling their leg.

And I got that. I was just curious about your thoughts. That is all :D
anonymous coward 2nd Oct 2017, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
In the majority my thoughts are one of two types. One type I would describe with a quote, "Crush enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentation of the women." The other is mostly, "How do I make a joke out of this that's also a line that can be taken completely straight and literal for the benefit of the autistic people I work with?"

In retrospect, I should apologize for my failure. I didn't make the joke about lesbian rape when you gave me a golden opportunity for it by raising doubts about the Hildeguard lady. I'm sorry, I'll try to do better in future.
MadJak91 4th Oct 2017, 1:35 PM edit delete reply
Ya, I know. You said that once already. But why are you apologizing? You did not say anything wrong so...?
Are you collecting behavior/response data online for your AI project as well?? :O
It is cool :D

I mean, if you were a female boss in her 30s I would find it fappable but eh, this going off the course now LMAO :D :D
Milk 4th Oct 2017, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
This has been a very interesting conversation to read from outsider looking in. ƪ(˘⌣˘)ʃ I'll be uploading the next page soon.
anonymous coward 5th Oct 2017, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
Thank you for your patience with me stretching my sorely-abused sense of humour. :)
anonymous coward 5th Oct 2017, 2:11 AM edit delete reply
Do I really have to explain a joke?
-Response case true: The joke is that I wasn't apologizing for making an offensive and insensitive joke, but instead for not making the offensive joke. This is funny because of the inversion of expectations involved, where an apology is given both in the absence of an offensive statement, and also for not making an offensive statement.
-Response case false: Please don't play on my familiarity with programmers and engineers incapable of following most humour unaided to ask for explanations you don't need.

As for the hypothetical of me potentially being female, remember, there are no girls on the internet. Because of that fact, even if I were otherwise female when I'm not near a computer, if you hit on me over the internet you are asking for me to bend you over and stimulate your prostate with my penis. Maybe it's a little bit flattering, but it's completely unnecessary: If I were into that there are other men much more easily available I could persuade to pass the KY and bend over for me.
MadJak91 6th Oct 2017, 3:54 PM edit delete reply
LMAOOO :D Good. Good!
Gosh, I want you on my team now. You would fit in TTvTT
Regular chocolate, out of my pocket, guaranteed!!
Now THAT was good :D
I am going to print that and plaster it on our "Wall of Lulz".

There are no girls online because they should be in school or in Bubbleology on Fridays. I was talking about women!
anonymous coward 6th Oct 2017, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
It's a transitive property, all girls and women who try to use the internet are male while using it. The girls turn to boys, and the women turn to men, respectively. We are all, equally, 100% male online, do you need me to show you the dick pics? Because the internet can only be used for gay pickups, and those are much more easily done in whatever part of the nearest large city the gay community hangs out in, hitting on people online is daft. Don't do it.
anonymous coward 19th Sep 2017, 5:33 AM edit delete reply
I see, I see, without the right paperwork she gets prejudicially treated as a suspicious person trespassing in a particularly restricted area.

*nods sagely*
Milk 20th Sep 2017, 5:02 PM edit delete reply
Man...comment notifications are being really weird lately. But rules are rules, Jak. She's breaking an enforced ordinance and that cannot go unpunished! XD