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Mister Dilsby

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  1. 9 hours ago, Deddly said:

    I am a little nervous that Evil Bob appears to be able to bypass the turbolift lockout

    Well, truth be told I may be taking a little shortcut. We're getting close to whatever the end is, and frankly it's just more efficient if the main people who need to talk next can do it in the same room. Especially when getting visual effects right can mean an hour of flying people around in jetpacks, dealing with helmet bugs, and trying to orient bridge sets sunny-side up for better lighting etc., for just a couple of panels.

    If there's any concern about continuity etc., well I did hang a lampshade with the thread title. I was considering having Evil Bob throw even more snark than his "abusing crew transfers" comment by pointing out that the "turbolifts" are just part-clipped lander cans, and why couldn't he just transfer into a docked landing craft? Well if he could do that, why did the boarding parties have to burn through bulkheads etc. to get aboard? I'm certainly not going to explain it! This is why the author's crew compartment is as well-stocked with lampshades as KSP craft are with flags and EVA propellant.

    9 hours ago, Deddly said:

    If Kerbals have demonstrated that they are capable of violence, who is to say that Kerbulans are not capable of peacefully working out their differences? 

    Who's to say? A couple of thoughts from a similarly mirrored situation: (1) It is far easier for civilized [kerbs] to behave like barbarians than it is for barbarians to behave like civilized [kerbs], BUT, (2) ruthlessly evil or not, it is possible to be a "[kerb] of integrity" in more than one universe.

  2. Thank you both! I have had the advantage of thinking about this for a few years. I'm happy I got away with it, and also happy I don't have to keep so many unconnected objects in close orbit any more. If you squint you can just barely see the edge of the Gumdrop Dilsby picked up peeking out behind his Kerbulan fighter in the last panel posted on 10 March. Of course, hiding that docked Gumdrop is exactly why Dilsby is thrusting in the ventral direction towards Evil Jeb and not following the standard convention for orienting a ship engaged in space combat.

  3. Hey! So I've got bad news and good news. The bad you already know, and it's that I haven't been able to make any new pages since that single one last week. My work spilled over to the weekend this week, and I also had to do my taxes. 

    But the very GOOD news is--while searching my gmail for a receipt I needed, I came across a series of emails from a defunct account to my current one, with loads of Kerbfleet stuff attached (uniforms, flags, etc), some ships--and a persistence file! 

    Of course, at this point thanks to Angelo I have the ships and we're running along nicely with the story when I have the time--so even if I could find an old copy of KSP (and all the mods!) that could actually run that persistence file, it wouldn't make too much difference to telling the story. BUT now at least I'll have all the characters with their appropriate stats, and there are probably some other helpful goodies buried in there... when I actually have time to open all the files and start copying and pasting, which is not now. It's not this week either, as I'll be traveling for work and won't have my KSP machine with me.

  4. 1 hour ago, Starhawk said:

    It seems likely to me that the character for whom the author is the namesake will display some outstanding brilliance.  Go Dilsby!

    Yeah I probably should not have chosen this as a new name--I wasn't truly trying to make Dilsby Kerman an author avatar, or heavens forbid a Marty Stu. it's just that since "giving up" the comic years ago I've more or less used the name Dilsby throughout my online personae... and even when I rejoined I didn't think I was going to get that deep into it again until I saw what @Angelo Kerman had accomplished--

    But, as the Kerbulans might say, the die is cast and we have crossed the Rubikon! Whatever Dilsby does next is and how that all works out was all plotted out five years and a couple of hard drives ago. 

    And as to this:

    1 hour ago, Starhawk said:

    However, it seems unlikely to me that his plan will survive Dilsby's interaction with Jeb Kermulan.

    Seeing as "no plan has ever survived contact with the enemy" and that "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face", it's not a spoiler to say you might be on to something there. xD

  5. 3 hours ago, Starhawk said:

    Love the new thread title.  That episode was always one of my favourites.

    For posterity since I’ll change the thread and title with next update—it was “Re-Balance of Terror!” 

    1 hour ago, Angelo Kerman said:

    That made my weekend. :)

    Thank you! What made mine was finding a five year old PowerPoint file where I’d already built the Kerbulan pistol and knife!

  6. 1 hour ago, TwoCalories said:

    I note with particular interest that Dilsby is taking the Kerbulan fighter to the abandoned Gumdrop Pod that was left in Laythe orbit near the battle...

    Hmm...

    1 hour ago, Starhawk said:

    And now Dilsby has a bloaked fighter.  I can't help but wonder what he'll think to do with it.

    Hmmm!! Well, let's find out shall we?

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