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The Starcaster Chronicles 08.14

February 26, 2021 by Tim


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Vandril
Vandril
7 months ago

Well… It’s a good thing he wasn’t pointing that thing at his face! Nyrah gave him sage advice.

foducool
foducool
7 months ago

yes, yesssss
give in to your anger

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
7 months ago
Reply to  foducool

Dark side of starcasters…

Killiak
Killiak
7 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

That is one HECK of a lightsaber…

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
7 months ago
Reply to  Killiak

Let’s just be glad it wasn’t double sided, or Cort would be missing a shoulder.

Berganest
Berganest
7 months ago
Reply to  BakaGrappler

well he might have liked that it, wouldn’t be attached anymore.

HappyWyvern
HappyWyvern
7 months ago

Anger or perhaps honesty is the true trigger…

Unlucky man if it is you got a Nyrah strapped to your arm forevaaaa….

Killiak
Killiak
7 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

Anger?
Consider guilt. 🙂

Vice Versa
Vice Versa
7 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

Could be that dishonesty and guilt was what was holding him back. Maybe the starcaster didn’t consider him worthy, or Cort himself didn’t. Maybe lifting this weight is helping him put his mind to rest, letting his thoughts actually reach the device, so to speak.

Last edited 7 months ago by Vice Versa
Nobody
Nobody
7 months ago
Reply to  Vice Versa

Pretty much what I was thinking. You need a clear and focused mind to control it and normally he is distracted by the nagging guilt of what he did.

Life or death situation gave him that for a few seconds. Full control will require him to get over his past and move on.

GlitcherGirl
GlitcherGirl
7 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

Or guilt?

7eggert
7eggert
7 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

He was defending sb. Last time he was defending himself.

Andrew
Andrew
7 months ago

Congrats, he got it to turn on and now it’s just about the other thing…turning it off.

Kenju
Kenju
7 months ago

Ah, so it is self loathing that activates it.

Darkening
Darkening
7 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

“That’s my secret captain, I always hate me.”

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
7 months ago
Reply to  Darkening
Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
7 months ago

Cort’s been running from his guilt so hard that he’s taken to generally repressing his emotions. He couldn’t get properly angry or enthusiastic because the one big emotion waiting for him if he ever opened up to himself was that shame and guilt.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago

See? Just glad he went for “arms spread out wide” rather than “point straight at you.”

aaron Smith
aaron Smith
7 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

or went for the suck muh dick pose

oligagnon
7 months ago

“Sir, why did you destroy that planet? It was full of kittens and fluffy pandas!”

“Being honest for the first time in my life has its costs”

Freddie
Freddie
7 months ago
Reply to  oligagnon

(damn bamboo-eatin’ non-trash-raccoons)

James Rye
James Rye
7 months ago

Welp, that makes the decision to not trust Quel back then even worse and I am pretty sure most people didn’t went with him because they thought he had betrayed Cort and would do so again.
Man, Cort is such a tragic figure in this whole thing. Trying over and over again to help the son of his best friend and said son just refuses the help and it only gets worse with every help offer declined or spit on.

Gilly
Gilly
7 months ago
Reply to  James Rye

I think your names are mixed up. Cort is the MC and son.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago
Reply to  Gilly

‘Cort’ wasn’t the unspoken subject of the last sentence, Quel was.

Pyre
Pyre
7 months ago
Reply to  James Rye

Nope. Still stand by my decision. My decision was based on the fact that, once Cort was in the hands of the Federation, there would be nothing that Quel could do to protect him. Much like they don’t just let anyone in the military tour a nuclear weapons site, Quel would have no ability to affect what happens to Cort after the Federation get their hands on him. If the Federation decided to vivisect Cort for not playing ball, Quel’s ability to protect him would amount to little more than a ineffectual policy protest. In fact, in light of his… Read more »

Gamecuber7
Gamecuber7
7 months ago

I remember when Sgt. Johnson from Halo was rumored to have eyes so powerful that he had laser vision. Like a Spartan Laser. This makes the UNSC seem like a joke.

Last edited 7 months ago by Gamecuber7
Robert
Robert
7 months ago

Well, it worked, but at what price?

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
7 months ago

I love the power Glove. It’s so bad.

Last edited 7 months ago by ShonaSoF
Tim
Tim
7 months ago

Wait, is that recoil making him lean back? I love it when energy weapons actually have recoil, like they’re actually a dense plasma and not just a beam of photons! Which makes more sense anyway when you’re siphoning power from a star to shoot the pew-pew.

Merendel
Merendel
7 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Could be recoil or it could just be him reflexively flinching away from the planet slicing death beam that just ignited in the palm of his hand. hard to say one way or another with a single frame of action.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago
Reply to  Merendel

I don’t know about you, but whenever MY arm spontaneously shoots planet-slicing photon bursts, I just stand there, unflinching. Like a MAN.

7eggert
7eggert
7 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

AND you don’t look at the explosion!

Vampyrr
Vampyrr
7 months ago
Reply to  Merendel

Probably recoil, his hair is blown back too so theres some physical OOMPF coming off it

7eggert
7eggert
7 months ago
Reply to  Tim

I was rather thinking about the inertia of the photons while reading your posting. That would be some serious kind of beam.

Hawk11nw
Hawk11nw
7 months ago

So the question I have is will Major Danton have felt the starcaster activating? The chase could be on here very shortly if I understood the comic correctly! I’m really enjoying this strip!

Last edited 7 months ago by Hawk11nw
Jonathan
Jonathan
7 months ago
Reply to  Hawk11nw

It could get even more interesting if the Dranglaex with a Starcaster felt it too…

Hawk11nw
Hawk11nw
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Oooh, good call out! I can see that happening!

Cragfast
Cragfast
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan

With another successful starcast confirmed, I can’t see Vectanix leaving this one up to the Darkstar Syndicate. What an honour it will be for Cort to meet with the Dranglaex personally. >:D

drakestarkiller
drakestarkiller
7 months ago
Reply to  Hawk11nw

Didnt Danton say that he didnt have the sensitivity to do that only the other SC Dani? did

Merendel
Merendel
7 months ago

He said maybe he could sense an active one but only she had a chance to detect one that was not in use. I’d say fireing the laser counts as active so its possible.

Hawk11nw
Hawk11nw
7 months ago

accidental dbl post

Last edited 7 months ago by Hawk11nw
R77
R77
7 months ago
Reply to  Hawk11nw

Rule #2: The Double Tap.

Tonkin
Tonkin
7 months ago

unfortunately, its pointed at the ship ^^

Last edited 7 months ago by Tonkin
7eggert
7eggert
7 months ago
Reply to  Tonkin

It might have been if it still was landed.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
7 months ago

So….it runs on money?

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
7 months ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

I like to think of it as a reverse Pinocchio – each time Cort speaks the TRUTH…