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Harbourmaster 029-023 by WaywardInsecticon Harbourmaster 029-023 by WaywardInsecticon
Alpine's rationalisations might be stretching thin, but pretty much anything sounds more plausible than 'brought back to life by future people in space'.

[ETA]: Slight art tweak.

Start from the beginning of this arc.
Start from the beginning.
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Ghostbear0 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Ehh giant bug people is more reasonable than space resurrection we were still discovering major species at a pretty good clip when he died.
Alorxico Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I can sort of sympathize with Richard's denial.  Accepting that he is not on earth and that it is the future means he is accepting that his family is dead, his friends are dead, his culture is dead, his language is dead, and everything he has ever known and held as truth is "ancient history".

On the bright side, any debt he had has been written off on account of the banks folding, so ... one plus, I guess.
Tiamat1972 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
De river Nile has just firmly established itself on Tethys. If a genuine "alien" won't convince him, not sure what would. 
Hidden-Traveler Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
-head shake-  Ok the Bugs didn't convince him.  Cripes the man's skull is thick.
Duzloo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
So cute XD
ChaosSepher Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Oh FFS.  Take him to the space port, shove him on a ship, and have him orbit the planet a few times.  Let's see him continue the denial after that.
almightyhat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I keep wanting to think of something relatively clever to say, but all I can get out is 'fffffff' and a lot of snickering.  I will give Dick that he sticks to his guns.  He sticks to his guns really really well.

(Does he prefer Alpine to Dick if folk are gonna shorten or is it just me and my thirty-five years of having an Uncle Dick that makes the name sound more like a name and less like anatomy to me?  Other mid-century names in Hat's family tree include Corky, Butch, and Wanda.)
WaywardInsecticon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
( His overall preference is 'Alpine Dick', but if people don't use the 'Alpine' he prefers 'Dick' to 'Richard'.  Tal keeps using 'Richard' because it seemed safest for courtesy, since Alpine mentioned he had a nickname but didn't specify that Tal could use it and didn't correct him when Tal kept calling him 'Richard'.  Alpine files this under French Guy Is Snooty.  Conversely, Tal isn't happy with 'Frenchie' but doesn't consider it worth arguing about under the circumstances.  I just use 'Alpine' in the notes because it's shorter. )
Koilungfish Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cannot help but notice that Dick's ears are sliding further and further towards the back of his head.

Also, what're the odds that "thhhh" is entomorph for "pthibbit"?
WaywardInsecticon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Ha!  That is how hard he's not listening - his ears are trying to escape.  ( I have such trouble with his jawline that I lost track of his ears.  Shall tweak later. )

It is absolutely entomorph for 'pthibbit'.  ^_^
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