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Harbourmaster 029-021 by WaywardInsecticon Harbourmaster 029-021 by WaywardInsecticon
'Plainclothes' for an entomorph, of course, means no clothes.

Tiddlywink was one of the three visible security officers in this crowd shot.  Tal was originally a bit worried about letting an entomorph join the security force - what if she's not taken seriously because she's an entomorph?  Until Jendolyn pointed out that you can't expect the tourists to treat the entomorphs seriously if the local human authorities don't set the example.

There are few things that surprise ne'er-do-wells more than an entomorph with a badge landing on them.

Start from the beginning of this arc.
Start from the beginning.
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful coloration scheme :)
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ArctonChill Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Penny in the air...
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Lunatron Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Officer Tiddlywink is the best.
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evilkillerpoptarts Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
*snrk* I really, really, REALLY want to see Tiddlywink tackle someone and wave her badge in someone's face.  That would be AMAZEBALLS.

If nothing convinces Dick that he's honestly no longer on Earth, an entomorph ought to...
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Tiamat1972 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I love Tal facepalming in the first panel. How do you talk to someone in complete denial of the facts? :D 

Can't wait to see how this plays out. 
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Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  I like how you draw your insect people.  (random randomness)
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Ravensaurs-Rex Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Officer Tiddlywink is now the best character ever solely because of the name and rank combination.
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almightyhat Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I want to poke holes in Dick's logic that 'white women = not unknown,' because honey what, but instead I'm just going to cheerfully anticipate his reaction to Officer Tiddlywink in her plainclothes, and kinda giggle over 'plainclothes' meaning 'naked.'

(I like how her posture says 'nope not looking at you looking at my talons totally my talons' but the shading on her eye says 'I have compound eyes, I'm looking frickin' everywhere, man.'
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WaywardInsecticon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
( Blug.   I mean, I know you know that he's being a pile of awful, but I didn't emphasise it properly to say that in the first reply.  Text-based annoyance! )
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almightyhat Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Oh, absolutely, I get that he's coming from a place of both ignorance and sheer stubbornness, I just facepalm a lot.  I mean, even if he thinks these people are weirdo frogman-suit-and toga-wearing natives of Some Island he got shanghaied or shipwrecked off to, Tal is super-white.  *gets into that early 20th century mindset*  And sometimes, white explorers bring their sisters, daughters, and/or wives along when they go exploring (or flee their own country in disgrace, whatever), because who else is going to look after them while he's gone?  Nobody, that's who.

It's the idea that "white man = might still be unknown, white woman = on the grid" that makes me facepalm.  Come on, Dick, they could be the descendents of the crews of a French naval ship and a pirate ship that scuttled in Fair Wherever The Hell We Are two hundred years ago, settled their differences because all the powder was wet, interbred with the natives, and that's why there's a fashion for tights, skintones ranging from 'very brown' to 'pretty pasty,' and only the whitest white boy has a language in common with you.  Hell, you could even tell yourself the castaways liked their new home so much that they lied to their kids about where they were so they'd focus on building up home instead of going exploring.

Poor boy just isn't very good at coming up with new AU ideas on the fly, I guess.
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WaywardInsecticon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
If you try to poke holes in it, you'll fall through because it is all holes strung together with ignorance.  ( Admittedly, sometimes women do go on adventures.  They are there to do the cooking, screw things up, and scream.  50's movies tell me so.  Eventually they stopped doing the cooking. )
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almightyhat Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
... And by 'talons' obviously I mean 'PDA that Hat didn't spot because she was giggling so hard.'
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kenyastarflight Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is going to end badly/hilariously/both.  And there's the proof that he really isn't in Kansas anymore, so to speak...
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Hidden-Traveler Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Now, I wonder if his Big Bug freak out will involve him trying to swat Tiddlywink.
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ChaosSepher Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Oh this is going to be fun.  It's a wonder that if half the problem was the guy not believing he was on an alien world, why didn't they go out of their way to invite an Entomorph over sooner?

I got to wonder where Tiddlywink got that particular nickname.

I take it that as an officer, she does often wear some signifying clothing and gear?  I notice some red on her in that crowd shot you linked.
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WaywardInsecticon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
It's only been a few hours strip-time and started in the middle of the night.  Tal wasn't going to wake up an entomorph just to show her off to some guy.

No idea who said it first, but I know she likes it because she likes the way it sounds rather than being interested in the meaning.  Her real name translates to Gleaming Blade, which would be more intimidating.  Metawise, I like giving characters silly names that the cast accept as serious.

On shift, she's got the vest, armbands, and badge.  The vest is modified so she can get it past her wings.
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ChaosSepher Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
What are Entomorph sleep habits like, btw?
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WaywardInsecticon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Hunters are predominantly diurnal and prefer to sleep in groups.  Most sleep perching.
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ToaVeka Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
The moment we've all been waiting for.
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ChaosSepher Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Indeed, I certainly have.  Just a question of just how badly he is gonna freak out.
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ToaVeka Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Entirely possible he just flat out ignores it or says "person in suit."
Of course he could try to kill her.
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ChaosSepher Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I am sure she is too "real" looking to dismiss like that.  And that would only happen if she get's in close, possibly if he does start screaming and freaking out.
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ToaVeka Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
The human mind is capable f some pretty incredible twists and turns in its own defense.
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