Nice incentive however, those don't look like Slorn issued undergarments. Another question, how about extra curricular activities such as bumping uglies in the dark? Don't seem to be an abundance of human members, don't think I would want to hook up with someone bald and with orange skin and horns. There seems to be a preponderance of male assassins so if you're not gay or bi it looks liked you're screwed not screwing.
" There seems to be a preponderance of male assassins... "
If we only consider the Enforcers in front of the board, I see 4 men and 3 women: 2 male Enforcers, 2 rookie men, 1 female Enforcer, 1 rookie woman, and Tirin. But, since one of the rookie men was eliminated, there's an even mix of 3 M and 3 F. (I can't consider the horrific eyeless nightmare because I can't determine gender, if it even has a gender...)
It's difficult to determine the gender of everyone -behind- the board because they're distant and we don't get a clear picture. (At least 6 or 7 of them are partly obscured by a word balloon in panel 3.) However, I would estimate that while men outnumber women, the difference is rather minimal.
Anyway, why would men greatly outnumber women? The Slorn and Enforcers determine who makes the cut. I seriously doubt the Slorn are sexist. (Do they even have genders?) And Enforcers make determinations based on ability and willingness to accept an invite.
" Don't seem to be an abundance of human members, don't think I would want to hook up with someone bald and with orange skin and horns. "
Tirin said they could socialize. But do we know if intimate relations or procreation is permitted? (The Slorn can't expect a baby or toddler to kill a Missie every month...)
Anyway, while it is, again, hard to tell: I would estimate humans are -at least- as common as others. Indeed, I think they're the most common. (I count 3 humans in front of the board, including Tirin, two of them women.)
Personally, I may not mind if they look mostly human - and they have hair. (Bald is not my thing. That said: Ilia, the Deltan female in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" was pretty hot.) Skin color doesn't bother me much. And some of the aliens in Mass Effect and certain sci-fi shows were beautiful.
Re: Tirin's hair: It's hard to determine if it is actually shorter, because the huge collar on the back of the neck obscures our view. But I think this is practical. If it was not slicked back like this, the hair would get in the way of the helmet. If not managed, long hair could get caught and cause a helmet malfunction. Sucking hard vacuum, toxic gas, or projectiles... well, it sucks! (Kudos to Merceneiress for considering helmets and hair.)
Re: Having to do a mission every month: It does seem restrictive. I would imagine that as Enforcers get older, they'll lose their edge and get eliminated. (I'd guess that raising a family is discouraged or forbidden.) It seems the Slorn are all about efficiency.
Anyway, we don't know how many total Enforcers there are. From this page, it does not look like a lot. So there's probably enough work for everyone. And, remember, they have to enforce the proper flow of history for -the universe-.
Still, I would think that -some- of the people there are not Enforcers, but fill other roles such as maintenance, janitorial, secretarial, and support (i.e., food). And, for all we know, they may have more than one base like this.
@xpacetrue: it's not per month, it's per week, that is still a lot, and who determines them to be 'missies' in the first place? The Slorn? Which Deity gave them that job of 'weeding out time anomalies' anyway?
The whole thing smells rottener than Baldrick's codpiece
@Guesticus: I know, I know. Tirin's hair is slicked back now (due to the helmet). Haha. Abby just can't reach that zipper...
@unicornfrog: This chapter was rendered with Daz Studio instead of Carrara (which I used for all previous chapters), resulting in different-looking graphics. Daz Studio will be the main program I use since Carrara is not getting updated anymore and the models work great with Daz. Haha a wookie noise would be perfect for that seen, hunh?
@Dragonrider: Yes, definitely not Slorn-issue. However, the enforcers are allowed to do what they want in their "free" time, like bumping others (time enforcers) as long as there is either protection or some other form of contraception. There are supposed to be a good mix of both females and males as pointed out by xpacetrue.
@xpacetrue: Once again, I could not have answered more completely and agree with every point you made, including the Ilia comment! I loved Mass Effect! I think Star Trek-like aliens are appealing to me --- that is why they are mostly humanoid in this world.
Absolutely right about not everyone being an enforcer, but being a slorn slave in one way or the other. The one-mission-a-week rule seems to get it done for the Slorn, allowing the enforcers to do other things in their free time (as long as it is within bounds, including intimate relations --- but you are right, there is no room for marriage or families here).
Awesome artwork again! Right away the first panel looks great, and the girl with the black and orange armor, wow!
The girl in what looks like a corset and thigh high stockings is a waitress/barmaid or such? Does she do lap dances? ;)
As others mentioned, Tirin's hair seems quite practical, and I like how it looks. Very similar to my operative in swtor.
The incentive... wow, just wow. So her name is Abby? Abby, I don't know what Tirin is planning, but if you get away from the Slorn and need a place to lay low, feel free to come look me up anytime. No, you're not bothering me, honestly. Yes, it's perfectly fine to wake me up in the middle of the night.
Anyway, the comic is great again, definitely one of the very best out there!
@Peter: Haha! Abby appreciates that you would be able to make yourself so available to her at any time of night or day! She sure has gotten a lot of compliments! Thanks so much for our comments about the comic!