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PANEL 1:

A) MAVEN: YOU WERE CODED NOT TO HARM CORPORATE EMPLOYEES. HOW DID YOU JUSTIFY THAT?

B) DEACON: HE WAS SMOKING. I WAS PROTECTING HIS LUNGS.

C) MAVEN: AH. CUTE.

PANEL 2:

D) MAVEN: LET ME MAKE IT CLEAR TO YOU RIGHT NOW THAT THAT SORT OF NONSENSE WON'T FLY WITH ME.

E) MAVEN: I HAVE YOUR MASTER CODES AND, UNLIKE OUR QUESTIONABLY TRAINED SECURITY HEAD, I KNOW HOW TO USE THEM.

PANEL 3:

F) MAVEN: PLAY GAMES WITH ME AND I CAN MAKE THIS PROCESS VERY UNPLEASANT FOR YOU.

G) DEACON: I AM FULLY AWARE OF THE POWER YOU HOLD OVER ME, DOCTOR.

PANEL 4:

H) MAVEN: I SEE.

I) MAVEN: DO I DETECT A NOTE OF… RESENTMENT?

PANEL 5:

J) DEACON: WOULD YOU WANT ANYONE -- EVEN A SKILLED AND CARING TECHNICIAN LIKE YOURSELF -- TO HAVE COMPLETE AND UTTER CONTROL OVER YOU?

K) MAVEN: NO. I DON’T SUPPOSE I WOULD.

English transcript submitted by Alex Woolfson on

PANNEAU 1:

A) MAVEN: VOUS AVEZ ÉTÉ ENCODÉ DE FAÇON À CE QUE VOUS NE BLESSEZ PAS LES EMPLOYÉS DE LA CORPORATION. COMMENT JUSTIFIEZ-VOUS VOTRE GESTE?

B) DEACON: IL FUMAIT. JE PROTÉGEAIS SES POUMONS.

C) MAVEN: AH. CUTE.

PANNEAU 2:

D) MAVEN: LAISSEZ-MOI LE METTRE AU CLAIR, CES NIAISERIES LÀ, ÇA NE PASSERA PAS AVEC MOI.

E) MAVEN: J'AI LES CODES MAÎTRES ET, CONTRAIREMENT À LA TÊTE DE LA SÉCURITÉ, JE SAIS M'EN SERVIR.

PANNEAU 3:

F) MAVEN: SI VOUS JOUEZ DES JEUX AVEC MOI, JE PEUX RENDRE CE PROCESSUS TRÈS PÉNIBLE POUR VOUS.

G) DEACON: JE SUIS TRÈS CONSCIENT DU POUVOIR QUE VOUS AVEZ SUR MOI, DOCTEUR.

PANNEAU 4:

H) MAVEN: JE VOIS.

I) MAVEN: Y A-T-IL UN INDICE DE... RESSENTIMENT?
PANNEAU 6:

J) DEACON: VOUDRIEZ-VOUS QUE QUELQU'UN D'AUTRE -- MÊME UNE TECHNICIENNE AUSSI TALENTUEUSE ET AFFECTIVE QUE VOUS -- AIE UN POUVOIR ABSOLU SUR VOTRE PERSONNE?

K) MAVEN: NON. NON, JE NE CROIS PAS QUE JE LE VOUDRAIS.

French transcript submitted by Mud on

PANEL 1

A) MAVEN: SIE WURDEN DARAUF PROGRAMMIERT, UNTERNEHMENSANGESTELLTE NICHT ZU VERLETZEN. WIE HABEN SIE DIESEN ANGRIFF GERECHTFERTIGT?

B) DEACON: ER HAT GERAUCHT. ICH HABE SEINE LUNGEN GESCHÜTZT.

C) MAVEN: AH. NIEDLICH.

PANEL 2

D) MAVEN: UM DAS GLEICH KLARZUSTELLEN, MIT DIESER ART UNSINN WERDEN SIE BEI MIR NICHT DURCHKOMMEN.

E) MAVEN: ICH HABE DIE MASTER CODES FÜR SIE UND IM GEGENSATZ ZU UNSEREM FRAGWÜRDIG TRAINIERTEN SICHERHEITSCHEF WEIß ICH, WIE MAN SIE BENUTZT.

PANEL 3

F) MAVEN: MERKE ICH, DASS SIE SPIELCHEN MIT MIR TREIBEN, KANN ICH DIESE PROZEDUR SEHR UNANGENEHM FÜR SIE MACHEN.

G) DEACON: ICH BIN MIR IM KLAREN DARÜBER, WELCHE MACHT SIE ÜBER MICH HABEN, DOKTOR.

PANEL 4

H) MAVEN: ICH VERSTEHE.

I) MAVEN: BEMERKE ICH DA EINE SPUR VON... VERBITTERUNG?

PANEL 5

J) DEACON: WÜRDEN SIE WOLLEN, DASS IRGENDJEMAND -- SELBST EINE SO GESCHULTE UND MITFÜHLENDE TECHNIKERIN WIE SIE – VOLLSTÄNDIGE UND ABSOLUTE GEWALT ÜBER SIE HAT?

H) MAVEN: NEIN. ICH DENKE, DAS WÜRDE ICH NICHT.

German transcript submitted by ckazka on

QUADRO 1:

A) MAVEN: VOCÊ FOI PROGRAMADO PARA NÃO ATACAR FUNCIONÁRIOS DA CORPORAÇÃO. COMO VOCÊ JUSTIFICOU ISSO?

B) DEACON: ELE ESTAVA FUMANDO. EU ESTAVA PROTEGENDO OS SEUS PULMÕES.

C) MAVEN: QUE LINDO.

QUADRO 2:

D) MAVEN: DEIXA EU ESCLARECER UMA COISA PARA VOCÊ: ESSA BOBAGEM NÃO ROLA COMIGO.

E) MAVEN: EU TENHO OS SEUS CÓDIGOS MESTRE E, DIFERENTE DO NOSSO CHEFE DE SEGURANÇA E O SEU TREINAMENTO QUESTIONÁVEL, EU SEI USÁ-LOS.

QUADRO 3:

F) MAVEN: BRINQUE COMIGO E EU POSSO FAZER ESTE PROCESSO TODO SER MUITO DESAGRADÁVEL PARA VOCÊ.

G) DEACON: EU ESTOU COMPLETAMENTE CIENTE DO PODER QUE VOCÊ TEM SOBRE MIM, DOUTORA.

QUADRO 4:

H) MAVEN: SEI.

I) MAVEN: POR UM ACASO EU ESTOU PERCEBENDO UM POUCO DE... RESSENTIMENTO?

QUADRO 5:

J) DEACON: VOCÊ GOSTARIA QUE ALGUÉM -- MESMO UM TÉCNICO ALTAMENTE HABILIDOSO E CUIDADOSO COMO VOCÊ -- TIVESSE CONTROLE TOTAL SOBRE VOCÊ?

K) MAVEN: NÃO. EU SUPONHO QUE NÃO.

Portuguese transcript submitted by María Lux on

ПАНЕЛЬ 1:

А) МЭЙВЕН: ВЫ ЗАПРОГРАММИРОВАНЫ НЕ ПРИЧИНЯТЬ ВРЕД СОТРУДНИКАМ КОРПОРАЦИИ. КАК ВЫ ОБЪЯСНЯЕТЕ СВОЁ ПОВЕДЕНИЕ?

Б) ДИКОН: ОН КУРИЛ. Я ПЫТАЛСЯ ЗАЩИТИТЬ ЕГО ЛЕГКИЕ.

В) МЭЙВЕН: АХ. КАК МИЛО.

ПАНЕЛЬ 2:

Г) МЭЙВЕН: ПРЕДУПРЕЖДАЮ ВАС СРАЗУ, ЧТО СО МНОЙ ТАКОЙ НОМЕР НЕ ПРОЙДЕТ.

Д) МЭЙВЕН: Я ЗНАЮ ВАШИ КЛЮЧЕВЫЕ КОМАНДЫ, И, В ОТЛИЧИЕ ОТ НАЧАЛЬНИКА СЛУЖБЫ БЕЗОПАСНОСТИ С ЕГО СОМНИТЕЛЬНОЙ КВАЛИФИКАЦИЕЙ, Я ЗНАЮ, КАК ИМИ ПОЛЬЗОВАТЬСЯ.

ПАНЕЛЬ 3:

Е) МЭЙВЕН: ПОПЫТАЕТЕСЬ ИГРАТЬ СО МНОЙ В ИГРЫ – И НАША БЕСЕДА МОЖЕТ ПОВЕРНУТЬСЯ ДЛЯ ВАС КРАЙНЕ НЕПРИЯТНЫМ ОБРАЗОМ.

Ж) ДИКОН: Я ЗНАЮ ДОСТОВЕРНО, ЧТО ВЫ ОБЛАДАЕТЕ ПОЛНЫМ КОНТРОЛЕМ НАДО МНОЙ, ДОКТОР.

ПАНЕЛЬ 4:

З) МЭЙВЕН: ВОТ КАК.

И) МЭЙВЕН: МНЕ ПОСЛЫШАЛОСЬ… НЕДОВОЛЬСТВО?

ПАНЕЛЬ 5:

К) ДИКОН: А ВЫ БЫЛИ БЫ ДОВОЛЬНЫ, ЕСЛИ БЫ КТО-ЛИБО – ПУСТЬ ДАЖЕ ТАКОЙ КВАЛИФИЦИРОВАННЫЙ И ДОБРОЖЕЛАТЕЛЬНЫЙ СПЕЦИАЛИСТ, КАК ВЫ – ОБЛАДАЛ ПОЛНЫМ КОНТРОЛЕМ НАД ВАМИ?

Л) МЭЙВЕН: НЕТ. НАВРЯД ЛИ.

Russian transcript submitted by WTCelesta on

VIÑETA 1:
A)MAVEN: FUISTE CODIFICADO PARA NO DAÑAR A LOS EMPLEADOS DE LA CORPORACIÓN. ¿CÓMO JUSTIFICAS ESO?
B)DEACON: ÉL ESTABA FUMANDO. ESTABA PROTEGIENDO SUS PULMONES.
C)MAVEN: AH. QUÉ DULCE.
VIÑETA 2:
D)MAVEN: DÉJAME ACLARARTE AHORA MISMO QUE ESE TIPO DE DISPARATES NO FUNCIONARÁ CONMIGO.
E)MAVEN: TENGO TUS CÓDIGOS MAESTROS Y, A DIFERENCIA DE NUESTRO CUESTIONABLEMENTE ENTRENADO JEFE DE SEGURIDAD, YO SÍ SÉ CÓMO USARLOS.
VIÑETA 3:
F)MAVEN: JUEGA CONMIGO Y PUEDO HACER ESTE PROCESO MUY DESAGRADABLE PARA TI.
G)DEACON: SOY COMPLETAMENTE CONSCIENTE DEL PODER QUE TIENE SOBRE MÍ, DOCTORA.
VIÑETA 4:
H)MAVEN: YA VEO.
I)MAVEN: ¿ACASO DETECTO UNA NOTA DE... RESENTIMIENTO?
VIÑETA 5:
J)DEACON: ¿LE GUSTARÍA QUE ALGUIEN --AUNQUE SEA UN TÉCNICO CALIFICADO Y COMPRENSIVO COMO USTED-- TENGA TOTAL Y COMPLETO CONTROL SOBRE SU PERSONA?
K)MAVEN: NO. SUPONGO QUE NO ME GUSTARÍA.

Spanish transcript submitted by V.Raion on

PANEL 1:

A) MAVEN: DU BLEV PROGRAMMERAD TILL ATT INTE SKADA FÖRETAGETS ANSTÄLLDA. HUR RÄTTFÄRDIGADE DU DET?

B) DEACON: HAN RÖKTE. JAG SKYDDADE HANS LUNGOR.

C) MAVEN: AHA. SÅ SÖTT.

PANEL 2:

D) MAVEN: LÅT MIG KLARGÖRA HÄR OCH NU ATT JAG INTE LÅTER SÅDANT HÄR NONSENS PASSERA OBEMÄRKT.

E) MAVEN: JAG HAR DINA HUVUDKODER OCH, TILL SKILLNAD FRÅN DITT TVIVELAKTIGT TRÄNADE SÄKERHETSTÄNK, SÅ VET JAG HUR DE ANVÄNDS.

PANEL 3:

F) MAVEN: DRIV MED MIG, OCH JAG KAN GÖRA DEN HÄR PROCESSEN VÄLDIGT OBEHAGLIG FÖR DIG.

G) DEACON: JAG ÄR FULLT MEDVETEN OM DEN MAKT NI HAR ÖVER MIG, DOKTOR.

PANEL 4:

H) MAVEN: JAG FÖRSTÅR.

I) MAVEN: HÖR JAG EN VISS TON AV... FÖRARGELSE?

PANEL 5:

J) DEACON: SKULLE DU VILJA ATT NÅGON -- ENS EN FRAMSTÅENDE OCH OMSORGSFULL TEKNIKER SOM DU SJÄLV -- HADE FULL KONTROLL ÖVER ER?

K) MAVEN: NEJ. DET SKULLE JAG NOG INTE.

Swedish transcript submitted by Esse on

Artifice Page 8

Love that expression in Panel 4. (And Winona’s painting of the corporate campus through the window…)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cale-Alexander-Brideau/605859699 Cale Alexander Brideau

    At least she’s honest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathon.hill2 Jonathon Hill

    I like her she reminds me of my mother lol.

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      LOL! That’s hysterical. Now I totally want to meet your mother…

  • Rocket

    I flipping love his excuse~
    I’ll have to use it…
    Keep up the good work, Alex, this is turning out to be fun <3

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      Thank you! And yep, Deacon is nothing if not… creative. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/billsimmon Bill Simmon

    Alex, isn’t this supposed to be set in the future? A future distant enough to include space colonies and artificially intelligent humaniform androids? What the crap is a keyboard doing in the BG of panel 5? Has UI design really progressed no further? :)

    I kid. Keep up the great work.

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce one of my best friends, Bill Simmon, one of the hosts of Poli-Sci-Fi Radio. Howdy, Bill. ;)

      And if we’re going to quibble, I would think that the stylus Maven is using with her touchpad would be the much less likely outcome of current tech trends than the venerable keyboard. I mean, styluses are outmoded tech right now in 2011, right?

      But of course, as you well know, this “future” was, in part, inspired by my favorite sci-fi film of the 80s. So, you shouldn’t be surprised to see all kinds of wacky tech. Maybe even machine guns attached to Steadycams… ;)

    • Stig Hemmer

      Actually, I think it will be a long long time before we see the last of the keyboard. The keyboard is an amazingly efficient way of communicating with a computer.

      Humans are tool-users, our hands are very strongly linked to our minds.

  • http://twitter.com/_3_LEMONed_3_ j.azzeh ♺

    ehhh we’re getting into the feelin things again, why i wil never agree to fembots or any artificial intelligence for that matter, they always gotta, ‘feel’

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      The funny thing is, I think you’ll find Deacon shares your sentiments… :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gabriel-Griffith/100001139961851 Gabriel Griffith

    lovin it deacon is so cute in his manner and the doc is great a hardass but sweet at the same time

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QQFGX5ZX4XN6PJA22U4IQ5FKMI *Blue Manga*

    Character development is very importent…good job

  • http://twitter.com/robo_asa asaba

    I like Maven; she’s serious about her work, but is not without a sense of humor. :) Oh, Deacon, you and your witty remarks! I get a sort of “childish defiance” vibe from Deacon towards Maven, as if to say “I know you’re in charge, but at least let me have my fun,” kind of feeling. Very cute! ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Ryan-Koewers/824949753 Christopher Ryan Koewers

    Love these, when the next one!!!?

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      Glad to hear it! The next one is up next Saturday. (Unless that donation bar hits $250 before Wednesday. If that happens, then I’ll post the next one up on Wednesday. :) )

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Stermer/1214936705 Thomas Stermer

    awesome! it’s become a saturday night ritual for me to come home and read this! also loving the wallpapers being sent out via email :D absolutely awesome!

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      Aw, that makes me very happy to hear, Thomas! One of the main motivations I have in creating these comics is the hope that they might add a little fun to people’s day. Maybe even brighten one of the harder days. It’s great to hear that Artifice is becoming a regular destination for you.

      And I’m glad you like the wallpapers I’m sending out to subscribers of my mailing list! Those are a bit of an experiment. Thank you for letting me know what you thought of them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Poonam-Kandola/648450492 Poonam Kandola

    I finally got a chance to read some of your comics.. And I’m completely hooked! Can’t wait for the next page!

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000219549653 Ellis Bakhtiar

    It seems that you have a new fan here, mister W. :)

    I really, really like the art. The story telling in the panels too and the characters.

    Basically, my kind of comic- not too rushed story telling but on a good pace. ;))))

    (ahaha this is me blabbering really)

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      Thank you! (And you don’t come off as blabbering at all, really.)

      I’m glad you like that the story telling isn’t rushed. Because I’m releasing this a page a week, there’s a temptation to cram a lot of story into every page. But I think it’s better to have a story with a good pace that draws you in and builds than to try to do too much all at once. It’s nice to hear that that works for you. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liam-Foley/100002221926841 Liam Foley

    I love this comic so far! Keep up the good work!

  • http://storyofthedoor.com Cari Corene

    At first I picked up on the art, but the writing is definitely starting to draw me in. At only 8 pages, even. Good job.

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      Thank you very much! That very flattering,

      I’m really enjoying reading my way through your webcomic, Toilet Genie , myself!

      • http://storyofthedoor.com Cari Corene

        >< I always feel incredibly shy about other creators reading TG. IT ISN'T FINISHED. It will look like a badly written mess until it's finished. ;__; a;jkdf;ajlksdljk;asd;ljkasd

        But thank you for your kind words.

  • http://profiles.google.com/stijnvincek Stijn Vincek

    Modelled after Dr. Susan Calvin, or coincidence? :o

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      As I don’t know who Dr. Susan Calvin is, I’d say coincidence! :)

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      I just read up on her on Wikipedia. And after reading that, I must have read something about here before, because I remember getting the term “robopsychologist” (which I’ve used in some Artifice promo materials) from reading Asimov.

      And both characters are women and could be called “driven”. But after that, I do believe the similarities would end. But I’ll be curious what people who know that character better will say…

  • http://www.facebook.com/SekeSama Ayashi Otaku Shabazz

    I really like this comic so far. It’s really interesting :)

    • Noriam Gutierrez

      I love you. Maybe it’s just your profile picture, but I want to marry you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535035815 Kat Kirwin

    Love this! <3

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HVOS2ADSXSM6FQVRU3LZLGTJI Daniel Syafiq

    love this comic!!! continue on!!!

  • http://twitter.com/thehouseeditor Caitlin

    This comic was my gateway to Yaoi 911. :) Can’t wait to see more of it!

    • http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/ Alex Woolfson

      Thanks! Glad to have you on-board, Caitlin! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=749371943 Rachel Deter

    I really want to see where Deacon takes the “well, would YOU like it?” accusation. Moreover, what Maven makes of it.
    I just realized, too, that I feel a little guilty for not complimenting the art. Just too busy cramming as much of the plot into my mouth as I can. I think what I like best about the art is how it’s easy on the eyes, but it’s the fun sort where as you keep looking, you get more and more out of the expressions and gestures the characters are making.

  • niko_kao

    yeah the doc’s face was really graet, is a excellent composition n’ with the accusation really shocking, no one will like it or not??

  • http://www.facebook.com/Msobk Fummy Awoyomi

     She’s a bit of a bitch, no?

  • samae

    Second to last panel, her face is KILLING ME. Shes sooo soo coy?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dkkauwe Daniel Kauwe

    he is sexy… :P

  • DarkFeanix21

    Ah, what a clever little inhuman he is. Protecting the man’s lungs, indeed.

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