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The Starcaster Chronicles 08.14

February 26, 2021 by Tim


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Vandril
Vandril
1 month ago

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

foducool
foducool
1 month ago

yes, yesssss
give in to your anger

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
1 month ago
Reply to  foducool

Dark side of starcasters…

Killiak
Killiak
1 month ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

That is one HECK of a lightsaber…

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
1 month ago
Reply to  Killiak

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

Berganest
Berganest
1 month ago
Reply to  BakaGrappler

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

HappyWyvern
HappyWyvern
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

Anger?
Consider guilt. 🙂

Vice Versa
Vice Versa
1 month 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 1 month ago by Vice Versa
Nobody
Nobody
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

Or guilt?

7eggert
7eggert
1 month ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

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

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

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

Kenju
Kenju
1 month ago

Ah, so it is self loathing that activates it.

Darkening
Darkening
1 month ago
Reply to  Kenju

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

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
1 month ago
Reply to  Darkening
Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

aaron Smith
aaron Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

or went for the suck muh dick pose

oligagnon
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  oligagnon

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

James Rye
James Rye
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  James Rye

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

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 month ago
Reply to  Gilly

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

Pyre
Pyre
1 month 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
1 month 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 1 month ago by Gamecuber7
Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Well, it worked, but at what price?

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
1 month ago

I love the power Glove. It’s so bad.

Last edited 1 month ago by ShonaSoF
Tim
Tim
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

AND you don’t look at the explosion!

Vampyrr
Vampyrr
1 month ago
Reply to  Merendel

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

7eggert
7eggert
1 month 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
1 month 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 1 month ago by Hawk11nw
Jonathan
Jonathan
1 month ago
Reply to  Hawk11nw

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

Hawk11nw
Hawk11nw
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonathan

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

Cragfast
Cragfast
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  Hawk11nw

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

Merendel
Merendel
1 month 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
1 month ago

accidental dbl post

Last edited 1 month ago by Hawk11nw
R77
R77
1 month ago
Reply to  Hawk11nw

Rule #2: The Double Tap.

Tonkin
Tonkin
1 month ago

unfortunately, its pointed at the ship ^^

Last edited 1 month ago by Tonkin
7eggert
7eggert
1 month ago
Reply to  Tonkin

It might have been if it still was landed.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
1 month ago

So….it runs on money?

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 month ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

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