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The Starcaster Chronicles 09.14

October 22, 2021 by Tim


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Oyee
Oyee
1 month ago

Well, that was fast enough.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I wonder if hugs were the way they ended fights in mimions kindergartens.

Halosty
Halosty
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

I mean, they don’t melt each other so…

belze
belze
1 month ago

Wohoo, way cruler than expected. I kinda like it.

Urazz
Urazz
1 month ago
Reply to  belze

I dunno, it just melts one heart to see that kind of loving embrace from Speck I’m sure. lol

Jimbo
Jimbo
1 month ago
Reply to  Urazz

…and sundry other organs, but who’s counting, eh?

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 month ago

I’d say my heart melted watching that loving embrace, but it wasn’t quite mine.

Rolan7
Rolan7
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Righty’s heart has room to expand three sizes this night!

The Legacy
The Legacy
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

It was a hug to die for.

evilleet
evilleet
1 month ago

Tim,
did you enjoy drawing the picture number 2 as much as i enjoyed looking at it? 😀

Arcatus
Arcatus
1 month ago
Reply to  evilleet

I am curious on how many times that was redrawn to get a image suitable for all audiences. That could have been allot more gruesome/disturbing.

Leon
Leon
1 month ago
Reply to  evilleet

Sizzling face bacon

Rolan7
Rolan7
1 month ago

Aw, yay! Lefty gets some mercy for trying to avoid the fight! And Righty might survive too.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
1 month ago

I’m a bit sure you can’t just go melting people even in a backwater space station..the reward on his head must be high

HappyWyvern
HappyWyvern
1 month ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Was it deliberate tho?
I mean the man was quite clumsy, he fell and I forgot I was a mimion and tried to catch him… Tragic really…

Ingvar
Ingvar
1 month ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

He is an outlaw already, I don’t think this changes much.

Humsterr
Humsterr
1 month ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Obvs he was expecting fight, that’s why he came with goons

It means violence is kinda acceptable here and there is no “police” to oversee and punish

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
1 month ago
Reply to  Humsterr

Maybe a bit of “cliche” for my self, but in outlaw places violence is fine, but not murdering, because that bring too much attention.
Anyway, is true even in the real world, there are places where people is killed and the authorities don’t move a finger…

Drew
Drew
1 month ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

For there to be murder, there has to be a body left. Not just some purple goo.

7eggert
7eggert
1 month ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

I guess the three made sure that any attention was currently unavailable.

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
1 month ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

He was threatening to rat him out to Feds. Bring the authorities to the station probably wouldn’t have gone over well.

Cragfast
Cragfast
1 month ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

It’s illegal for a mimion to even be on a space station, but that hasn’t stopped us so far.

Steve
Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Cragfast

Where was this established? I know Cort joked about being nuts flying with someone who could melt the ship, but I don’t recall it being illegal.

Cragfast
Cragfast
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve

One of the reasons Tim so so highly regarded as a storyteller is that he knows what needs spelling out and what can be left up to the audience. After all, when we’re dealing with such precisely crafted worlds as the ones we see in Analog & D-Pad and Starcaster Chronicles how could you cover all the relevant laws and societal norms without prefacing it with a thousand-page treatise? In this particular case, Tim has faith in the reader to realise that the laws governing Mimions on space stations would be at least as stringent as the ones we have… Read more »

John Swift
John Swift
1 month ago

Wow. Danger cuddles. Thats quite the burn after killing somebody, wonder if the guy on the right is even okay, some muck got on him near his heart (he looks human atleast so prob).

anonymous hawk
anonymous hawk
1 month ago
Reply to  John Swift

its possible mimions can “focus” the acidity levels when using that projectile attack. in this case, the little bit that hit the human was enough to damage clothing, but since he wasnt the main target like the big green was, it didnt do more. so when a bit of splatter hit him, it didnt melt halfway through. or maybe the acid levels need to be adjusted for different races, and the green ones need less than the humans do, so a wardrobe damage for a human ends up turning green bald and arrogant into half the being it used to… Read more »

Jacob
Jacob
1 month ago
Reply to  anonymous hawk

Its acidic, so volume counts. Acid reacts to make salts and water, but only so long as there is chemical left to react. This is why, after catching him off guard with the throw, the bad was finished off with more direct contact.

Righty got a much smaller dose, though he’d probably still want to finish removing those overalls.

Leon
Leon
1 month ago
Reply to  John Swift

He’s now a cuddle puddle

Spartacus
Spartacus
1 month ago

Wow. That escalated quickly.

Kenju
Kenju
1 month ago
Reply to  Spartacus

Then it just dissolved into nothing lol

foducool
foducool
1 month ago

that was entirely deserved

oligagnon
1 month ago

I’m surprised that Mimions aren’t flagged by everyone in the known galaxy as *Do not approach unless covered in nivium* as early as galactic kindergarten. Like approaching high tension electric wires or following strangers into their shady freighter marked “Free candy”

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 month ago
Reply to  oligagnon

Speck pretty much terrifies everyone he sees up close who thinks he might be annoyed with him. But considering the fact that it’s extremely dangerous for a Mimion to be off-planet (they have this curious problem of melting through floors and straight out of starships, not to mention into the depths of a planet) you almost never see them.

So you probably run into people who have heard of them, but don’t recognize them by sight, and people like Righty here, who probably flunked every class he had and brought a wrench to a fight with a Mimion.

Last edited 1 month ago by Eldest Gruff
Urazz
Urazz
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

To be fair, the wrench could hurt Speck, but the wrench would dissolve almost instantly on constact.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 month ago
Reply to  Urazz

Most it’s going to do is knock him off his Nivium-coated carrier.

Which will pretty much kill everyone as he dissolves straight through the floor and towards the vacuum of space.

Helldemon
Helldemon
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I think the one guy said he didn’t tell them it was a mimion.

Leon
Leon
1 month ago

Sic senpur douchebagius……….

Last edited 1 month ago by Leon
Halo Fever
Halo Fever
1 month ago

Little guy has become a serial killer.

James Rye
James Rye
1 month ago

Even made money outta that hug. XD

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 month ago

Sit down, hug, talk. 90s sitcom formula right here.

Last edited 1 month ago by Eldest Gruff
Not That Brian
Not That Brian
1 month ago

I’ve been noticing a trend in the characters that while both of them are comfortable using violence, Cort is much more restrained about it than the mimion (whose name escapes me).

It seems the mimion almost enjoys these kind of engagements. Probably from spending a lot more time in the underbelly of the galaxy.

thetruerift
thetruerift
1 month ago
Reply to  Not That Brian

His name is Speck

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 month ago
Reply to  thetruerift

It’s easy to remember, just think about what he flung at Bubbles here.

Just a speck.

Good safety tip.

Marcus
Marcus
1 month ago

CUDDLES!

Mr. Casual
Mr. Casual
1 month ago

Uhh, Mr. Overalls, you probably don’t want to put your hands on that.

Halosty
Halosty
1 month ago

I would suggest they offer something that the guy who hired them owned that they can go retrieve. A good deal for everyone!

BENJAMIN SMITH
BENJAMIN SMITH
1 month ago

The readers chose violence.

Steeeve
Steeeve
1 month ago

I’m just surprised they didn’t run and why would you F with a walking acid tank without some kind of weapon, like a lot of baking soda. The melted blob wasn’t too bright I think.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  Steeeve

The green ones never are in this story. The worst military officer yet (well, competing with the guy who nearly sold Nyra back to the enemy) ignored his superior’s command to sit-&-watch and decided attacking a non-aggressive fleet would bring him glory.

NotATim
NotATim
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

I think you missed something there, because that officer did not attack a non-aggressive fleet, the fleet of criminal ships were the ones launching the attack. Ulogg’s orders were to stand by and oversee ‘operation convince Cort to come quietly’. Then Grin tossed a small criminal fleet at them as a distraction while he made his own move to seize the starcaster and/or kill Cort. (Which Ulogg then misinterpreted as a rescue attempt, since he didn’t know the Cort and the criminals weren’t on the same team). There was nothing Ulogg could’ve done in that situation that wouldn’t make people… Read more »

Whatever
Whatever
1 month ago

Cleanup on aisle 5

Mikko
Mikko
1 month ago
The look shows that Speck also pays a high price. I think Speck loses some of his "dense and light antimatter" every touch and now he took it pretty deep.
How to get a black background for text?
Last edited 1 month ago by Mikko
Lumi
Lumi
1 month ago
Reply to  Mikko

Considering he’s scraped the muck off for credits before, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.

CTOWNS
CTOWNS
1 month ago
Reply to  Mikko

How did you NOT get a black BG for text??
Anyway Lumi, I’m betting Speck would have shed some acid for money even if it was difficult/painful/hard to regenerate. Money is vital and these guys repeatedly land in desperate situation.

Mikko
Mikko
1 month ago
Reply to  CTOWNS
By default, it is not possible to select white text and background black in my Firefox / Chrome editor. Maybe HTML coding could work?
Crestlinger
Crestlinger
1 month ago

Ah so That’s what makes their acid so potent. It’s Hungry type that keeps working after initial contact until nothing is left. As opposed to the surface kind that just dissolves as long as the source of the acid remains in contact, but no longer potent once that is removed. For chemistry terms the difference in strength between weak nitric acid and strong fluoroantimonic acid.

Jimbo
Jimbo
1 month ago

I love Speck’s laconic cheer and brutality so, so much.