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lirvilas
16th Jun 2016, 10:00 AM

Don't mess with Captain Happy.

Next page: we mess with Captain Happy.

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Stever
16th Jun 2016, 10:25 AM

Whoa, Captain Happy! :O

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lirvilas
16th Jun 2016, 8:22 PM

More like Captain Stabby.

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sigpig
16th Jun 2016, 10:57 AM

"Never bring a gun to a knife fight". You need an excess of 24' in order to be able to draw and fire a handgun when an opponent with a knife starts to rush you. If he has a head start, you are SOL...

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ProfEtheric
16th Jun 2016, 3:30 PM

I KNEW there was something about ranges of efficacy when it came to guns...

(from a previous discussion with the red jacketed one whose Comment section is apparently belong to us...)

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anonymous coward
16th Jun 2016, 3:59 PM

That one second figure strikes me as optimistic bullshit that assumes you're not dealing with concealed carry or any other non-optimal starting conditions. Actual reaction times depend on the weapon, whether it has the safety on, how it is carried and whether it is securely strapped in or loosened in a holster, other clothing, freedom of movement, bodily disposition, and a whole lot of other factors.

The police training number I'm used to seeing is that one should assume a suspect can close at ten metres per second if charging at full speed. If you've got backup, they don't, and they're starting their approach from less than eight metres away you're likely better off aiming a kick at their knee or shin than drawing a gun.

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ProfEtheric
16th Jun 2016, 6:02 PM

As shown on the previous page, there was one, MAYBE two metres between Happy's previous target and this guy, and Happy had the element of surprise and a ready weapon.

That's not even factoring in potentially superior training (which I will not speak to as I am not privy to Brock's training).

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lirvilas
16th Jun 2016, 8:20 PM

-MSV's specialty is using shock tactics to crush the scared and the unarmed.

-Ready weapons: Left hand and unsullied. And who wants to pry steel out of a dude's vertebrae?

-Hey man, Brock was fast enough to get a gun in play. Just not fast enough...

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Seabiscuit
16th Jun 2016, 11:07 AM

Daaayuuuuumn!
It's SO cool to see Captain Happy in action.:D

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lirvilas
16th Jun 2016, 8:26 PM

And people wonder why I steal Prof's characters.

I agree! Nothing like Psycho-level violence propelled by wish-fulfillment anarchist political urges! I've wanted to see Captain rippin' dudes up for well over a year... (Mercy = overrated ha ha ha come at me bro) at some point I just broke down and realized I'd have better luck scribbling the scene myself.

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Nef
17th Jun 2016, 3:00 AM

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If you can do that to other comics, please kidnap Garfield, and kill him. Maybe they'll bring back the old cat that used to play the role. You know, the fatter, badasser one, back when the comic was worth reading.

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jamie59
16th Jun 2016, 11:18 AM

Now if you were to draw a 9MM hole between Mr. Happy's eyes...

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lirvilas
16th Jun 2016, 8:20 PM

There'll be plenty of those sort of "party favors" happening later.

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anonymous coward
16th Jun 2016, 2:51 PM

Did Captain Happy make Brock a new smile? Is he going to be making more smiles?
Man, you know things are fucked when an anarchist knife-murderer is what passes for a protector of truth and justice.

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ProfEtheric
16th Jun 2016, 3:28 PM

"Let's put a smile on that face..."

The SYSTEM is fucked enough that said anarchist knife-murderer (who may, if my sources are correct, have been trained by an old Cold Warrior in the ways of intellignce and assassination) is not only what passes for a protector but may, in fact, be a necessary evil.

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lirvilas
16th Jun 2016, 8:41 PM

Personally, I think Captain Happy is a motherfucker. (The character who captures my real world alignment best is probably Augustus Alexander, which is why I like him.) However, in this context Happy does come across as rather romantically heroic. I think we get maybe a couple more pages of him, but honestly this is all a tangent.

I'm merely inserting Captain here so I can hiJak him and another character and proceed to use them as mouthpieces to yell at Prof for his political delusions

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anonymous coward
17th Jun 2016, 4:43 AM

I don't know enough about Captain Happy to agree or disagree with the assertion that he engages in congress with his mother. I can't say I have very much sympathy for the idea and practice of politics by violence and the threat of violence, though.

As general advice though, we should carefully avoid creating strawmen and defeating those instead of understanding and engaging the actual ideas and opinions of those who disagree with us. It's very easy to win arguments in our own heads against our misunderstandings of other people, but in doing so we usually lose more than we win.

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ProfEtheric
16th Jun 2016, 3:31 PM

Note to self: Use of broken speech and text in action sequences is AWESOME!

(I mighta put some blur on the good Captain...)

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lirvilas
16th Jun 2016, 8:22 PM

Bro, I am like operating off of negative six hours of sleep in the last week. But yeah, roger, blur woulda been nice. And typing is faster than drawing... #fuckinglazy

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anonymous coward
17th Jun 2016, 4:50 AM

Hey! Laziness drives progress, coming up with easier ways to do things gives us the washer and dryer, hydraulic ram pumps, plumbing in general, and all sorts of things that could be done in more labour-intensive ways but really shouldn't. Be proud of the fact that you are productively and creatively lazy, as opposed to being a mere loafing slob doing nothing at all.

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sigpig
17th Jun 2016, 5:58 AM

Read the short story The Man Who Was Too Lazy to Fail in Heinlein's novel Time Enough For Love - it describes exactly what you said...

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lirvilas
17th Jun 2016, 6:22 AM

@AC: I need to be properly lazy and draw smut--that's my usual procrastination method.

@Sig: I have like a library of reading that I need to get done... when Prof suggested the Illuminatus Trilogy, it took me like a year to get around to it.

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anonymous coward
17th Jun 2016, 4:56 PM

Heinlein's Time Enough For Love did have that short story, and it was definitely the highlight of the book, but only programmers should read it. The rest of the book is written by embarrassing, dirty old man Heinlein who had fetishes that... may not qualify as unusual in some parts of the internet but that's not a recommendation.

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MadJak91
17th Jun 2016, 5:25 AM

I guess that snarky smiley formed by the drop bloods was not intentional. Hm.

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lirvilas
17th Jun 2016, 6:19 AM

Shit, that would've been a good special effect... I might take yours and Prof's advice and edit the page.

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Spelledeg
17th Jun 2016, 7:22 AM

Holyyy crap o_o

I wonder if Captain Happy will be making an appearance at the wedding. I'm kind of expecting a wedding appearance. It would go with all the tension that's been building.

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anonymous coward
17th Jun 2016, 4:59 PM

Captain Happy cannot continue fighting the violent (neofascist?) oppressors if he dies in a hail of gunfire, so I bet he won't make an appearance in the wedding hall itself.

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ProfEtheric
18th Jun 2016, 6:44 AM

The actual wedding hall is a little "in the open" for Happy's typical ops. My guess is he's going to whisk Felicia away to safety and disappear... or something.

lirvilas knows better then to sacrifice my OCs... I hope.

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lirvilas
20th Jun 2016, 4:26 PM

@Spellz: He'll be right there throwing the rice.

@AC: Yeah, Prof's characters come with a little bit of protection as a result... it takes more than a stray bullet to fell them.

@Prof: I'll level Fox Plaza itself if that's what it takes to kill Captain Happy, you son of a gun.

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