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The Journey Continues

The Nanotech didn't quite leave Gavia...
There's trouble at the spaceport: it's no longer there.
Ardent supplies some nanotech for Gavia - it's not compatible.
Something Completely Different
Purple Monkey Dishwasher Harpoons (oops, wait, wrong comic...)
Back in Alice's village, Jack hits the Big Red Button
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Hey, YOU try coming up with poll options on the fly.
I usually do, jwhouk :mrgreen:

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Author Topic: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016  (Read 26687 times)

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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016
« Reply #200 on: 30 Jun 2016, 20:04 »

A small town down inside a hole.

From now on I'm calling it Pits' burg.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016
« Reply #201 on: 01 Jul 2016, 01:26 »

Ardent's still looking nervous!

...Horse-bird.

Or "dogs", as we've learnt to call them :P
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016
« Reply #202 on: 01 Jul 2016, 04:32 »

i'm fascinated as to how thousand year old hardware being dug up from underground could possibly be of the slightest use for getting the dynamic duo back in orbit, but then I'm also amazed at Sedna's guns still being operational without any sign of a machine shop.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016
« Reply #203 on: 01 Jul 2016, 05:37 »

So, how are they digging that hole, and how are they removing the excavated dirt?

They have that 4SP (=struthopower) crane/drill/pump/whatnot at 7 o'clock. And ramps. The pyramid builders used slaves and ramps. Presumably this community takes better care of their workers.

Waiting what happens, if/when Ardent touches a piece of technology here.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016
« Reply #204 on: 01 Jul 2016, 11:46 »

They have that 4SP (=struthopower) crane/drill/pump/whatnot at 7 o'clock.

is it just me or do those struthos look a lot bigger than the ones pulling the cart?

Waiting what happens, if/when Ardent touches a piece of technology here.

Me too  :parrot:

Wonder if they'll choose to deploy the ability tactically
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016
« Reply #205 on: 04 Jul 2016, 11:40 »

So, how are they digging that hole, and how are they removing the excavated dirt?

They have that 4SP (=struthopower) crane/drill/pump/whatnot at 7 o'clock. And ramps. The pyramid builders used slaves and ramps. Presumably this community takes better care of their workers.

Waiting what happens, if/when Ardent touches a piece of technology here.

I only see cranes, I don't see any buckets. Don't see any dirt haulers either.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016
« Reply #206 on: 04 Jul 2016, 18:49 »

The hole may already have existed for the most part and the settlement grew up around it.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016
« Reply #207 on: 04 Jul 2016, 23:57 »

One possibility is that they've stumbled across an underground bunker system full of the tech they wanted to find. So, there isn't all that much dirt to move now they're down to the bunkers and through its concrete roof. It's just a matter of systematically exploring the storerooms, silos and hangers.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016
« Reply #208 on: 05 Jul 2016, 03:39 »

One possibility is that they've stumbled across an underground bunker system full of the tech they wanted to find. So, there isn't all that much dirt to move now they're down to the bunkers and through its concrete roof. It's just a matter of systematically exploring the storerooms, silos and hangers.

That seems highly plausible.  I find it amazing so much technology could survive relatively in tact.  One thing I learned from watching Life After People is it wouldn't take long for the things mankind has built to crumble.  Even though there were quite a few people left after the blink the results wouldn't be all that different without enough workers to maintain what was left. 
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016
« Reply #209 on: 05 Jul 2016, 13:02 »

Most of the rapid decay of human built things is a result of exposure to the elements. If the tech they are uncovering has been largely protected from the elements, it should be in relatively decent condition. What damage has been sustained can be repaired. Sedna spends much of her time restoring old tech. These people could be doing the same.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDLT - June 2016
« Reply #210 on: 05 Jul 2016, 16:24 »

For those who didn't see it at the bottom of the comic:

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Alice is going to be on a ďwhen I have time to draw itĒ update schedule for July. Iím traveling all month and donít have a lot of time to make comics! Iím hoping to still do at least one a week but I donít want to make promises I canít keep. Thanks for your patience.
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