History WebComic / SchlockMercenary

30th Sep '17 7:04:27 PM zarpaulus
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* PostScarcityEconomy: Subverted, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-04-21 Cindy]] claims that she's seen society cross into "post-scarcity" three times in the past six hundred years, but every time they've found some new basic commodity they didn't have enough of.
29th Sep '17 12:35:24 AM JakesBrain
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--->'''Pi:''' Wait, are we having a Maxim 2 moment?\\

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--->'''Pi:''' Wait, are we having a Maxim 2 moment?\\moment?[[note]]Maxim 2: A sergeant in motion outranks a lieutenant who doesn't know what's going on.[[/note]]\\
25th Sep '17 5:57:25 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* AreWeGettingThis: [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-02-01 "Are you getting all this?"]]
[[AskAStupidQuestion "Are you kidding?"]]. When you have a crisis where a character '''earns''' the name [[spoiler:"Longshoreman Of The Apocalypse"]], you had better ''hope'' someone is filming.

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* AreWeGettingThis: [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-02-01 "Are you getting all this?"]]
this?"]] [[AskAStupidQuestion "Are you kidding?"]]. When you have a crisis where a character '''earns''' the name [[spoiler:"Longshoreman Of The Apocalypse"]], you had better ''hope'' someone is filming.
25th Sep '17 5:55:07 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* AreYouGettingThis: [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-02-01 has this show up]] ("Are you getting all this?"]]

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* AreYouGettingThis: AreWeGettingThis: [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-02-01 has this show up]] ("Are "Are you getting all this?"]]
25th Sep '17 5:53:06 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* AreYouGettingThis: [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-02-01 has this show up]] ("Are you getting all this?"]]
[[AskAStupidQuestion "Are you kidding?"]]. When you have a crisis where a character '''earns''' the name [[spoiler:"Longshoreman Of The Apocalypse"]], you had better ''hope'' someone is filming.
--> [[ImplacableMan A lone figure stands unbuffeted]] at the edge of the hole. In the shadow of the mighty ship, and at the heart of the Maelstrom.
--> He is [[spoiler:The Longshoreman Of The Apocalypse]], and at his command this apocalypse is drawn to a crushing end.
--> ...He is going to make the news.
20th Sep '17 11:20:49 AM Lopiny
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* MeatgrinderSurgery: Neeka, the Tough's newest (Esspererin) surgeon, is extremely skilled, but also extremely messy, and her bedside manner when it comes to more organic patients can be lacking; she tends to neglect the anesthesia and liberally remove and reattach limbs. Tagon has compared footage from previous surgeries to [[LudicrousGibs the results of a bomb blast]], and the procedure in question could be best described as "disassemble, then reassemble ''without'' the bullets".
20th Sep '17 11:11:45 AM Lopiny
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* BigBulkyBomb

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* BigBulkyBombBigBulkyBomb: Captain Tagon has to personally deliver warship-level ordnance that takes this form [[spoiler:during an attempted boarding, in order to repel it. [[HeroicSacrifice He didn't survive]], though thankfully he was backed up]].
17th Sep '17 6:05:00 PM nombretomado
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* HumansAreSpecial: "[[ArthurCClarke Rescue Party]]" variant; with less than a thousand years in space - [[WeAreAsMayflies a fraction of many prominent species' lifespans]] - humans have already spread an English-influenced dialect of "Galstandard" far and wide, ballooned to the fifth-largest sapient species and fourth-strongest military power yet seen, rediscovered an order-disrupting technology [[spoiler: purposefully suppressed for six million years]], and been indirectly responsible for the creation of a [[AssimilationPlot godlike AI hivemind]].

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* HumansAreSpecial: "[[ArthurCClarke "[[Creator/ArthurCClarke Rescue Party]]" variant; with less than a thousand years in space - [[WeAreAsMayflies a fraction of many prominent species' lifespans]] - humans have already spread an English-influenced dialect of "Galstandard" far and wide, ballooned to the fifth-largest sapient species and fourth-strongest military power yet seen, rediscovered an order-disrupting technology [[spoiler: purposefully suppressed for six million years]], and been indirectly responsible for the creation of a [[AssimilationPlot godlike AI hivemind]].
10th Sep '17 9:08:23 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* BigBulkyBomb



** Maxim 3 of the ''Seventy Maxims for Maximally Effective Mercenaries]]'' reads "An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody."[[note]]This is TruthInTelevision at explosives-producing facilities.[[/note]] In [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-11-01 the strip giving us the maxim]] the ship's demolitions tech has set up perimeter mines designed to trigger in the presence of large heavily armed vehicle (the fail-safe was left as a project for the junior officer). Cue the large, armed ''robot'' who happens to be the team's assignment to protect...

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** Maxim 3 of the ''Seventy Maxims for Maximally Effective Mercenaries]]'' Mercenaries'' reads "An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody."[[note]]This is TruthInTelevision at explosives-producing facilities.[[/note]] In [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-11-01 the strip giving us the maxim]] the ship's demolitions tech has set up perimeter mines designed to trigger in the presence of large heavily armed vehicle (the fail-safe was left as a project for the junior officer). Cue the large, armed ''robot'' who happens to be the team's assignment to protect...
5th Sep '17 2:57:21 AM Kalaong
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* StomachOfHolding: Schlock ''is'' this. Overlaps with HyperspaceArsenal, given that he's been known to keep a substantial number of large weapons, and on occasion an armoured spacesuit big enough to fit himself in...


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* StomachOfHolding: Schlock ''is'' this. Overlaps with HyperspaceArsenal, given that he's been known to keep a substantial number of large weapons. He eventually gets an armoured spacesuit big enough to fit himself in.
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