Saturday, December 17, 2011
Starbolts #140: Norad Tracks Scarlett
There are many places I could have went with this week's comic. The first and most obvious would have been the T-1000 way. You know...from Terminator 2: Judgement Day? That would have been hilariously fun. However, Norad is not a blood thirsty android that wants to destroy John Conner. No, I liken him more like Commander Data of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He's curious about the world he lives in. However, you don't want to piss him off. Wait...he can't be pissed off. He has no emotions. Well, you still don't want to cross him. Remember Nor-Mad?
The reason I didn't have him go full on Nor-Mad mode this week is because he only transforms into that when the situation really calls for it. If he had a chance, he'd have transformed into Nor-Mad once Granite appeared in front of him. However, Scarlett was quick with an EMP generator and scrambled his nanobots. Rest assured, I am going to make him out of sterner stuff later. I MAY redo the sprites. I don't know. I like him the way he is and the idea in my head makes him too much like ED-209 from Robocop.
Either way, Norad's had this new form since 2009. I MAY change him. Then again, I may leave it up to you.
In other news, I have a couple choices for my next blog. I MAY do a vid or a Christmas comic. I haven't decided. Either way, enjoy this week's comic! That and tell your Reps you oppose SOPA! I know I don't bring up politics that much in blogs. But, this is a cause I can get behind. Do your part and tell your reps that SOPA will put an end to jobs and change the face of the Internet.