History Webcomic / SchlockMercenary

12th Nov '17 3:12:59 PM Lopiny
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* TooDumbToLive: In the Oisri story arc, a Hauling robot operator, whose hands followed his own in motion, was bragging he was good enough he could throw boulders with the same hands he could pick his nose with... and in the process of demonstrating, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-03-14 pinched his own head off]] with the robot's hand.

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
** The reason shit ''really'' hit the fan during the first visit to Credomar wasn't because the team messed up anything, or because an unexpected and heavily armed third party barged in to mess everything up like usual. It was because the Credomar's warring and rebellious faction were so ''terminally friggin' stupid'' they nearly killed themselves and the entire station along with them. In particular, the main station-breaching fire and antimatter blowout happened because the rebels blew themselves up before the team could even stop them, by way of jury-rigging a sloppy trebuchet to throw improvised incendiaries with that inevitably collapsed and set everything ablaze. All of that, right next to where they were stocking up on antimatter that was so terribly secured it's a surprise it didn't go off sooner. LOTA lampshades this once he's taken over the station, explicitly telling everyone the whole thing could have been avoided from the very start if not for the factions' "sheer anarchic stupidity".
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In the Oisri story arc, a Hauling robot operator, whose hands followed his own in motion, was bragging he was good enough he could throw boulders with the same hands he could pick his nose with... and in the process of demonstrating, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-03-14 pinched his own head off]] with the robot's hand.
11th Nov '17 11:10:00 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Shiplord Srabben is a militia captain in a converted freighter who believes that he can easily handle the small warship and two military freighters he's facing. The narration points out that if he bothered to consult any publicly available vessel classification tables, he'd see that any one of the ships outclasses his entire fleet. The Toughs, by contrast, note that their point defenses can handle the enemy weapons indefinitely, and are mostly worried about the legal ramifications when they get bored and start shooting back.

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** Shiplord Srabben is a militia captain in a converted freighter who believes that he can easily handle the small warship and two military freighters he's facing. The narration [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-10-29 points out out]] that if he bothered to consult any publicly available vessel classification tables, he'd see that any one of the ships outclasses his entire fleet.fleet[[note]]Drawing from the RPG: While his dismissal of the ''Cynthetic Certainty'' could be forgiven as he does theoretically slightly outgun a stock model, the big gun mounted on the hull should make it clear it's anything but. The ''Maxim 39'' is based on a famously moddable chassis, the vast majority of which really are harmless but which any captain worth his salt would be aware are designed to be easily converted into a warship variant. Misidentifying the ''Breath Weapon'' (one of the most powerful and famous warships in the setting) for a freighter suggests he's just stupid.[[/note]]. The Toughs, by contrast, note that their point defenses can handle the enemy weapons indefinitely, and are mostly worried about the legal ramifications when they get bored and start shooting back.
30th Oct '17 11:54:39 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-02-14 As explained here,]] he name of the alien {{artificial intelligence}} T'kkkuts Afa ''literally'' translates as "Broken Wind". This shows why it is very important to consider cultural context when performing translations; a looser translation would be "Angry God". The looser translation is not misleading.

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** [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-02-14 As explained here,]] he name of the alien {{artificial intelligence}} T'kkkuts Afa ''literally'' translates as "Broken Wind". This shows why it is very important to consider cultural context when performing translations; a looser translation would be "Angry God". The looser translation is not misleading. Later on a native speaker suggests that the closest translation would actually be BreathWeapon.
29th Oct '17 1:55:19 PM Discar
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** Shiplord Srabben is a militia captain in a converted freighter who believes that he can easily up the small warship and two military freighters he's facing. The narration points out that if he bothered to consult any publicly available vessel classification tables, he'd see that any one of the ships outclasses his entire fleet. The Toughs, by contrast, note that their point defenses can handle the enemy weapons indefinitely, and are mostly worried about the legal ramifications when they get bored and start shooting back.

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** Shiplord Srabben is a militia captain in a converted freighter who believes that he can easily up handle the small warship and two military freighters he's facing. The narration points out that if he bothered to consult any publicly available vessel classification tables, he'd see that any one of the ships outclasses his entire fleet. The Toughs, by contrast, note that their point defenses can handle the enemy weapons indefinitely, and are mostly worried about the legal ramifications when they get bored and start shooting back.
29th Oct '17 1:53:34 PM Discar
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* BullyingADragon:
** Damico P'Stoqye assumes that Petey is all meaningless bluster since he isn't willing to start a war with Sol to fight her. She ends up getting kidnapped from her home and delivered into his hands with only the slightest amount of effort from him.
** Wing Marshall Takka Besti subverts a ''very'' generous deal for his people in an attempt to steal everything the Toughs have. When that fails, he mocks Chinook when she calls to threaten him, and only has a few seconds of terror when he realizes his mistake before she blows him up from halfway across the galaxy.
** Shiplord Srabben is a militia captain in a converted freighter who believes that he can easily up the small warship and two military freighters he's facing. The narration points out that if he bothered to consult any publicly available vessel classification tables, he'd see that any one of the ships outclasses his entire fleet. The Toughs, by contrast, note that their point defenses can handle the enemy weapons indefinitely, and are mostly worried about the legal ramifications when they get bored and start shooting back.
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.
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