The problem with those Enlightenment values is that when you get all hyped about them you generally end up hating human beings (because they obstinately refuse to become the New Man) and killing enormous numbers of them. — S.M. Stirling

Page 49

Page 49

Poor Roger. ┬áHe wants to be a safe and impartial observer, but to everyone else he’s just cannon fodder.

↓ Transcript
Jacob: Call your editor, then. Do something. If I miss just one of those drones, everyone here dies.
Roger: I --
Girii: You'll do it, Roger.
Roger: I will?
Girii: Sure you will.
Roger: Wait -- where are you going?
Girii: You're fine. The crew's fine. Jacob needs me.
Roger: Uh, no. No, I do not like how this is going down. Captain? Can I borrow one of your lifeboats?
Captain T: (Deflate the chair, Mischa. I'll take the helm.) In this storm? That'd be suicide.
Roger: And staying here isn't? Okay. Fine. I can do this. Spider Jerusalem didn't give up when they damaged his brain. Cory Doctorow didn't give up when they punctured his hot-air balloon. Bloggers don't give up. I can do this.
Mischa: Who?
Captain T: Old cartoons, lad. Let him be, he's on a roll.

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Discussion (5)¬

  1. Uglulyx says:

    Lol. I love the My Little Pony reference.

  2. mastermenthe says:

    What reference?

  3. Remus Shepherd says:

    On most pages, there’s a humorous note in the hover text of the image. Put your cursor on the comic, let it sit there for a second or two, and you should see it.

    If people aren’t seeing the hover text jokes, then maybe I should stop doing them?

  4. mastermenthe says:

    Ah, sorry. I see now.

  5. They usually are the best in a cartoon…