Upon further review of this page it almost looks like Aria in the last panel is suggesting violence as a means of persuasion (or is that just me?). Galaxion suddenly takes a dark turn! o__O
Aw, we all know Aria wouldn’t really use violence. She must have something else in mind…
She’s obviously trying to badger, or otherwise bully, herway past the chief’s stubbornness on doing things strictly by the book. Taking on a volounteer workgang is included.
Haha! Aria reminds me of the ‘We Can Do It!’ pin up poster.
Oops sorry for the double >.<
Now that you mention it, mentioning it definitely increases that impression. Even without pointing it out, “Talk some sense into ‘im” (especially with the slangy ‘im and with the coordinated hand punch) does have forceful connotations that go beyond mere talking.
I don’t think anyone will get the idea that she will be violent, really. But she is definitely conveying a forceful tone.
Unfortunately, using force to achieve goals and advance the cause is a particularly sensitive issue right now.
I think Aria is overthinking things here, pumping herself up to do something that’s really a minor matter. The chief is in desperate need of manpower to do repairs that he’d need three times as many people as he has or he’ll risk dying of starvation in the middle of nowhere.
“Talk.” Right. That’s what we’ll be doing. “Talking.”
I like the confused crewmember in the fourth panel there.
That backwards, upside-down green S above a dot in panel 4 does add to the panel.
The mob is coming, the mob is coming!
Whoever they’re after, ruuuun!
You know what I’d like? If Chief Anderson actually either thought of a similar plan (whatever it is), or at least shows himself to agree with the idea fairly quickly.
Always have been a bit leery about ‘regulations people’ being ‘less’ than the ‘out-of-the-box people’. There’s pretty darn good sides to people who follow the regulations, but its always seen as negative for some reason.
Anderson was ultimately put in charge of pretty much bleeding edge technology. He wouldn’t have been selected in the first place if he wasn’t exceptionally good at his job. Hope we’ll see a bit of that, at least.
He might have been just too busy handling the whole mess to start looking for extra hands. Plus, handling personnel not assigned to him is not his job. It’s not an unreasonable assumption that everyone who has engineering skills is part of the engineer crew.
I think that Aria is overestimating the Chief’s resistance to the idea.
Regulation people are unliked by artist because artists like exciting things and regulations are boring. Until you know why they are there, that is, why the non-ass-covering parts are there (for example “we don’t allow anyone to stand there because that’s where the machine vents hundred-degree steam that can boil the flesh off your bones”). Plus, certain characters in certain positions being predictable (antagonists, even if temporary ones) make easier setting up of drama.
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