The Fringe – Page 10 June 11, 2014 / by Aaron Balogh / in / 22 Comments It really does look like a welding mask. Well, I guess Issac was an engineer. Maybe it was created to serve dual purposes?
Practicality be hanged. I want Space Wolf armor!
It was his first choice, he just wouldn’t fit through the doorway! *whoops* Appears I made that joke in the strip. Still stands 😀
So you don’t replace the armor, you replace the ship!
Hey hey, one thing at a time! And how can you be so callow about our beloved Sally?!
I assumed that the AI could be transferred to the new ship. Unless Sally is just like a human woman and has body-image issues, and suggesting she get a new ship chassis is the equivalent of telling her “Yes, dear, your butt really does look fat in those pants”. In that case, then, never mind. You do not want to tell a woman with terawatt laser cannons mounted on her stern that her butt looks fat in that ship chassis.
Yeah, an AI core should be totally transferable. Sally isn’t emotional enough to be worried about such things, but an AI does get attached to its ship. It’s their body. Transferring is hard even for pure logic AIs.
Dax seems to be looking incredulously at the file storage device – “Wow, he gave me a 500 year old USB flash drive? He really *is* a dinosaur!”
Well, you see what happened is that with each passing iteration of the USB standard no one wanted to be the guy that suggested changing the interface. No one wanted to be the guy that made everyone get all new cords. So that little thing just stuck. That’s like a whole zettabyte right there.
A zettabyte – that’s depressing – it means that I have destroyed the complete knowledge of an entire planetary civilization when I inevitably leave it in my pants pocket as I do laundry. I hope they had a recent backup.
How did you get a hold of it? Dax and Nigel are going to be pissed!
Um….this is totally a completely different zettabyte USB drive. I have a firm policy never to steal from anyone known as “The Dickshooter”.
Wise. Very, very wise.
Star Wars. Warhammer. Dead Space. Mass Effect.
But I don’t know the one with the spikey umpire outfit.
I didn’t either. Jess had to enlighten me. Also, you missed one more.
Megaman. I did miss that one. Damn. XD
I was pretty surprised you didn’t notice 😀
Spiky umpire thing appears to be from Bloodbowl. You have been out-geeked. Feel the shame.
It was actually some wrestlers’ costume. Jess was a wrestling fan as a kid. I can’t for the life of me remember their names.
But the wrestler played a lot of Bloodbowl, right?
Let me inquire of Jess.
It’s Hawk from the Legion of Doom (also known as The Road Warriors). The fact that you don’t instantly recognize a wrestler from the 1980s is something you should actually feel proud of.
But Bloodbowl is an excellent guess 😀
That’s why I keep him around. Obscure 80s wrestling references, nobody does them better!