History Webcomic / Drive

28th Mar '17 12:16:13 AM aidreamer
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* SterilityPlague: One of the effects of the Vinn virus, which is in fact driving the Vinn to infect more beings than ever before in a futile attempt to escape their own extinction that will ultimately take everyone else with them.
19th Mar '17 1:39:47 PM Theriocephalus
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* BeneficialDisease: The Vinn parasite causes all sorts of neato superpowers to develop within it's host: [[MakeThemRot cytotoxic venom]], a sixth sense, [[InvisibilityCloak chrpmatophores]], [[spoiler: the ability to throw thunderbolts from the palm of one's hands,]] etc. The only drawbacks? The infested lose all memory, becoming an entirely different person. They also lose the ability to reproduce.

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* BeneficialDisease: The Vinn parasite causes all sorts of neato superpowers to develop within it's host: [[MakeThemRot cytotoxic venom]], a sixth sense, [[InvisibilityCloak chrpmatophores]], chromatophores]], [[spoiler: the ability to throw thunderbolts from the palm of one's hands,]] etc. The only drawbacks? The infested lose all memory, becoming an entirely different person. They also lose the ability to reproduce.



* BlackSheep: [=IndustriaGlobo=] is a MegaCorp that has tried many times to hock the drive schema. The Empire hasn't shut them down permanently, but they *have* ruined their shipyards and HQ. This is because the CEO is a Cousin.
** The Trios Primos are a trio of Famillia SpacePirates, plus [[spoiler: their Navigator]] who rob the Empire and give the profits to the citizenry.

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* BlackSheep: BlackSheep:
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[=IndustriaGlobo=] is a MegaCorp that has tried many times to hock the drive schema. The Empire hasn't shut them down permanently, but they *have* ruined their shipyards and HQ. This The main reason they're still in business is because the CEO is a Cousin.
** The Trios Tres Primos are a trio of Famillia SpacePirates, plus [[spoiler: their Navigator]] who rob the Empire and give the profits to the citizenry.



-->'''Fernando:''' '''MAAAH!''' HOW'D YOU GET ON BOARD??

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-->'''Fernando:''' '''MAAAH!''' "'''MAAAH!''' HOW'D YOU GET ON BOARD??BOARD??"



-->'''Taneel''': Well, lessee now... "Skitter" '''is''' a ridiculous name that sounds like an 18th century case of the trots... but "Steve" is the name of my jerk of an ex-husband.

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-->'''Taneel''': Well, "Well, lessee now... "Skitter" '''is''' a ridiculous name that sounds like an 18th century case of the trots... but "Steve" is the name of my jerk of an ex-husband."



-->'''Skitter''': ...Skitter it is?
-->'''Taneel''': Skitter it is.

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-->'''Skitter''': ...-->'''Skitter''': "...Skitter it is?
is?"
-->'''Taneel''': Skitter "Skitter it is."
19th Mar '17 1:28:02 PM Theriocephalus
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** The Astina have hundreds of pups and then require them to prove their worth to their family. As seen when Orla catches a pup stealing and for getting caught his father kills him with his bare hands.
--> ''Sett: "800 children... and maybe five of them with wits."''

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** The Astina have hundreds of pups and then require them to prove their worth to their family. As seen when When Orla catches a pup stealing and for getting caught stealing, his father kills him with his bare hands.
hands for getting caught.
--> ''Sett: '''Sett''': "800 children... and maybe five of them with wits."''"
9th Mar '17 5:36:15 PM aidreamer
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* BeneficialDisease: The Vinn parasite causes all sorts of neato superpowers to develop within it's host: [[MakeThemRot cytotoxic venom]], a sixth sense, [[InvisibilityCloak chrpmatophores]], [[spoiler: the ability to throw thunderbolts from the palm of one's hands,]] etc. The only drawback? The infested lose all memory and become an entirely different person.

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* BeneficialDisease: The Vinn parasite causes all sorts of neato superpowers to develop within it's host: [[MakeThemRot cytotoxic venom]], a sixth sense, [[InvisibilityCloak chrpmatophores]], [[spoiler: the ability to throw thunderbolts from the palm of one's hands,]] etc. The only drawback? drawbacks? The infested lose all memory and become memory, becoming an entirely different person.person. They also lose the ability to reproduce.
8th Mar '17 4:18:04 PM Theriocephalus
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* StarfishLanguage:
** The Fillipod language is an extremely complicated, musical tongue that most other species can’t physically speak, since their mouths can’t make the “wild undulations” that the Fillipod language relies on.
** The Nyx language is even worse. It appears to use future tenses that incorporate quantum uncertainty, meaning that normally binary states like on/off and alive/dead are understood as existing on gradients of possibility. Further, the exact meaning of a statement can change seemingly arbitrarily between sentences or even as it is being spoken. Finally, though their language is constantly changing, the Nyx understand everything they say as being the only thing that could possibly have been true at that moment -- and if you ask the same question a moment later, they’ll give a completely different answer that they’ll see as self-evidently the only thing that could have been spoken in ''that'' moment. The Nyx find navigating this language as easy as breathing, but other species find it literally impossible to understand it. Even when they speak other languages, they have a strange way to use tenses, often using the future perfect tense at all times, that makes them difficult to understand.
21st Feb '17 4:50:46 AM XFllo
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* FailOSuckyname: Fillipods have names like "Cuddy" (cuddly) "Huggstable" (A portmanteau of "Huggable" and "Huxtable") and "Puddy Tat" (Tweety Bird's catchphrase).
26th Jan '17 2:07:42 AM dvorak
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* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler: Nosh]] gets cured of his Vinn infestation, but he gets to keep the handy mutations it imparts. As director Steven says, they *could* make him back into a normal [[spoiler: Veetan]], but everything works ''better'' now so they won't.
26th Jan '17 2:03:27 AM dvorak
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* BeneficialDisease: The Vinn parasite causes all sorts of neato superpowers to develop within it's host: [[MakeThemRot cytotoxic venom]], a sixth sense, [[spoiler: the ability to throw thunderbolts from the palm of one's hands,]] etc. The only drawback? The infested lose all memory and become an entirely different person.

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* BeneficialDisease: The Vinn parasite causes all sorts of neato superpowers to develop within it's host: [[MakeThemRot cytotoxic venom]], a sixth sense, [[InvisibilityCloak chrpmatophores]], [[spoiler: the ability to throw thunderbolts from the palm of one's hands,]] etc. The only drawback? The infested lose all memory and become an entirely different person.


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** Sett sentences Orla to Trial by Combat for interfering with one of his 800 disappointing kids' mafia initiation.


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* FindTheCure: [[spoiler: When Nosh gets Vinnified, Orla reveals herself to be a Jynniwei operative. They have a cure to the Vinn parasite that ''doesn't'' involve blasting the host with a DeathRay and hoping they can handle the neural shock of their symbiote dying.]]


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** The Hat of the Continuum is that they invent things. The Rogue Maker is able to fix a completely ruined hover tractor ''and'' build an unspecified farm machine within one night.


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* MarkOfTheBeast: Vinn all have black squares around their eyes. [[spoiler: It goes away when the parasite dies]].
25th Jan '17 2:02:46 AM dvorak
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* ChinaTakesOverTheWorld: Downplayed; ''Spain'' took over the world, since one of its colonists reverse-engineered the Ring Drive. Bejing, however, hosts the Imperial Family's private university.
24th Jan '17 11:26:02 PM dvorak
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* BlackSheep: [=IndustríaGlobo=] is a MegaCorp that has tried many times to hock the drive schema. The Empire hasn't shut them down permanently, but they *have* ruined their shipyards and HQ. This is because the CEO is a Cousin.

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* BlackSheep: [=IndustríaGlobo=] [=IndustriaGlobo=] is a MegaCorp that has tried many times to hock the drive schema. The Empire hasn't shut them down permanently, but they *have* ruined their shipyards and HQ. This is because the CEO is a Cousin.Cousin.
** The Trios Primos are a trio of Famillia SpacePirates, plus [[spoiler: their Navigator]] who rob the Empire and give the profits to the citizenry.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Rogue Maker [[spoiler: His real name is Ahmis]].
** "Sett" is both a clan and the title of the male head of the clan.
* FailOSuckyname: Fillipods have names like "Cuddy" (cuddly) "Huggstable" (A portmanteau of "Huggable" and "Huxtable") and "Puddy Tat" (Tweety Bird's catchphrase).



-->''He could have took another day. Added some art to the design. They told him he would get no sustenance until he was finished. That made him angry. He wanted a sandwich.''



* NescessaryDrawback: The Famillia-owned shipbuildng firm [=IndustriaGlobo=] has to hire non-Familia employees, since once a Member is out of the Drive Corps, [[{{Nepotism}} they get to be a government official]]. This leaves them vulnerable to industrial espionage. The Empire lets them get away with shennanigans that would see anyone else expelled from the Empire. Note that in this context "get away with" means "only bomb your shipyard and headquarters to atoms instead of shut you down completely."

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* NescessaryDrawback: TheReveal: [[spoiler: Orla's actually a Jynniwei spy.]]
* NecessaryDrawback:
The Famillia-owned shipbuildng ship buildng firm [=IndustriaGlobo=] has to hire non-Familia employees, since 1) once a Member is out of the Drive Corps, [[{{Nepotism}} they get to be a government official]].official]], and 2) there's only +/- 1200 Familia members. This leaves them vulnerable to industrial espionage. The Empire lets them get away with gently chastises over shennanigans that would see anyone else expelled from the Empire. Note that in this context "get away with" "gently chastize" means "only bomb your shipyard and headquarters to atoms instead of shut you down completely."



* PerfectPacifistPeople: Viddans are taught that fighting wastes the life they could spend searching for knowledge.
** Fillipods take it a step further, as they're completely subserviant to their cousins, the Tesskans, who are belligerent enough for both of them. Fillipods even have names like "Cuddy" (cuddly) "Huggstable" (A portmanteau of "Huggable" and "Huxtable") and "Puddy Tat" (Tweety Bird's catchphrase).

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* PerfectPacifistPeople: Viddans Vieetans are taught that fighting wastes the life they could spend searching for knowledge.
** Fillipods take it a step further, as they're [[SlaveRace completely subserviant to their cousins, cousins]], the Tesskans, who are belligerent enough for both of them. Fillipods even have names like "Cuddy" (cuddly) "Huggstable" (A portmanteau of "Huggable" and "Huxtable") and "Puddy Tat" (Tweety Bird's catchphrase).them.
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