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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by LeonT » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:35 am

CygnusX1 wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:43 am
Sapphira + Refugee Fleet = New Golgotha?
Yeah, it that does seem likely.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by skythorn » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:45 am

Developing a good end.

I gotta say, this is looking like a good "end" here, its slowly developing into a good mix of mystery, an adventure by way of travel being had, a trip through dangerous players in known and unknown space, an assortment of characters who are together a desperate impoverished convoy and our remaining heroes are able to use their complex assorted skills to support an intensely good deed. The only bit missing, probably, is the ongoing maintenance of the rather unusual Aug infrastructure of my favourite character, Whisper.

There have been a few webcomics ending recently, some have just halted with a juddering bewildering stop (Efworld at archives.erfworld.com) and others have moved to a graceful arc resolution (Starpower at starpowercomic.com/archives) or a very sophisticated clever resolution (Schlock Mercenary at schlockmercenary.com) decades in the making. I've always had a soft spot for CD, and its the only webcomic I follow that has computer 3D modelling assembling its on-screen appearance.

Excellent Job David - Very nice work. I am absolutely chuffed you are taking the time to close this long creative growth journey and beautifully presented piece of yours. Thankyou.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by charles » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:19 pm

Well, so much for the theory of a long trip to the opposite side of the galaxy. I suddenly recall now that many of the passengers DO have neural augs, it was a case that changing or updating augs to something compatible for the Collective's "Wisdom" was unlikely or impossible.

I'd presume they would want to keep their destination a secret. Sovereignty by galactic law is all well and good but the collective doesn't abide by that law and I wouldn't trust any of the other major players to not come up with some excuse to impose their rule on the planet. BUT I guess with a war on there's probably not a lot of demand for a planet with no existing infrastructure off in the middle of no-where.

Also partially wondering if Sapphira is the millionaire benefactor but it feels like it's probably just someone random. Who knows why she didn't follow through on her end of whatever they planned for her to do at the station. She could have been intercepted by the collective, one of the waring states or any number of other enemies she might have.

But agree as well! This is a nice roll down end to the story. I thought the last end was pretty good as well but this feels like the story has really unraveled all the major mysteries surrounding the wars with a small look at Larissa's background and a smidge of Daniel's just to flesh them out. Even Whisper's secret came out. Sure it's not all peace and rainbows with every conflict and situation resolved, but they're all resolved or unraveled to the point you can leave it. A clap to your work David.
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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by CygnusX1 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:42 pm

charles wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Also partially wondering if Sapphira is the millionaire benefactor but it feels like it's probably just someone random. Who knows why she didn't follow through on her end of whatever they planned for her to do at the station. She could have been intercepted by the collective, one of the waring states or any number of other enemies she might have.
There there is "she" appearing a few times here and there.

She could have the data but no means to reach the planet and claim the ownership, and there was no good buyer for that data. The refugee fleet changes that.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Knowles2 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:36 am

It obvious isn't, this paradise world is going to be in a place where the collective say their shouldn't be one. Thus undermine their whole argument that they should take charge because if they don't the galaxy will run out of resources.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Knowles2 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:41 am

charles wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Well, so much for the theory of a long trip to the opposite side of the galaxy. I suddenly recall now that many of the passengers DO have neural augs, it was a case that changing or updating augs to something compatible for the Collective's "Wisdom" was unlikely or impossible.

I'd presume they would want to keep their destination a secret. Sovereignty by galactic law is all well and good but the collective doesn't abide by that law and I wouldn't trust any of the other major players to not come up with some excuse to impose their rule on the planet. BUT I guess with a war on there's probably not a lot of demand for a planet with no existing infrastructure off in the middle of no-where.

Also partially wondering if Sapphira is the millionaire benefactor but it feels like it's probably just someone random. Who knows why she didn't follow through on her end of whatever they planned for her to do at the station. She could have been intercepted by the collective, one of the waring states or any number of other enemies she might have.

But agree as well! This is a nice roll down end to the story. I thought the last end was pretty good as well but this feels like the story has really unraveled all the major mysteries surrounding the wars with a small look at Larissa's background and a smidge of Daniel's just to flesh them out. Even Whisper's secret came out. Sure it's not all peace and rainbows with every conflict and situation resolved, but they're all resolved or unraveled to the point you can leave it. A clap to your work David.
I wouldn't be surprised if Sapphira had a hidden bolt hole where she was could hide out from a galactic war. What a better bolt hole than a uncharted paradise planet.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Aegis J Hyena » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:42 am

I half expect Hal to show up despite getting blown to pieces. I keep thinking he'll show up in a wheelchair, humbled and a "yeah, I survived, guess I'm part Veygyr. Need a gunner?"

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by charles » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:44 am

Vaegyr put "benefactor" in quotes but Daniel still keeps the name to himself and neatly drops the "Admiral" title to deflect further questioning XD

C'mon Vaegyr, aim higher. Nothing short of Supreme Leader :lol:
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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Matt_Bradock » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:12 pm

I wouldn't be so quick to jump on the opportunity.

I mean, come on, we've all seen this. A group of refugee ships roaming the unknown to find a promised paradise, chased by enemies, aided by a single captain, his warship and crew, and you don't even get a Battlestar to command.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:15 pm

Matt_Bradock wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:12 pm
I mean, come on, we've all seen this. A group of refugee ships roaming the unknown to find a promised paradise, chased by enemies, aided by a single captain, his warship and crew, and you don't even get a Battlestar to command.
Wait for that! He may get one! :)

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