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The *slick, *sexy*, and *mouth-watering*  issue of Tabico's CORE #12: Internal Affairs is here! The download link is on the right, as always :) (Smile).

This issue has been many, many months in the oven, and its a brand new outing for our heroines in CORE, dealing with a threat they've *never* seen before. If you're even a passing fan of Tabico's work, you owe it to yourself to check this out!

And as always, we'd absolutely *love* to hear your feedback! <3 We will have a CORE Questionnaire in the next couple of days for detailed feedback but don't be shy to post it here as well as there!

Recommended reading music:

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Richelle-Swallows Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Dear Uzobono and Tabico, as always a really great one! Thanks so much for your great work! I love the time I get to spend in Karo City with each new issue. Your Loyal Fan, Richelle xoxo
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uzobono Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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Kerberusz Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I am missing the convertion scene of the director.
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TBoneTony Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
First time I noticed you had a full comic made, was lead here thanks to theAntJack that mentioned your 3D rendered comic on his female posessions blog page. 

I am impressed and so happy to have read the full comic and always enjoy those alien pods with the ladies. 
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Serendipity1st Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
Thanks for zip download to :clap:
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bulldogg75 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
How do I watch it. I really wanna see the comic
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uzobono Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The download link is on the right side of this page :). Simply download it, and open the file (its a .zip), inside is the folder with the comic and you're good to go!
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erick288 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
I suppose I'll save the really detailed commentary (if it's wanted!) for the questionnaire, but .... OUTSTANDING!  Actually I'm glad I didn't respond right away ... unlike #11, which was just obviously hot from the first read, #12 just gets better each time I re-read it.  Admittedly, it's nearly impossible to read slowly the first time it's just too ... tempting, to find out what happens.  The story definitely seemed to come into focus (or into the focus the author wants us to think it's coming into) and a lot of my big questions 'seem' closer to being answered, namely we now know (or think we know) what the purpose behind Rossi's enslavement was in the first place.  THANK YOU both, great story, great read, great images!
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5-ounce-Swallow Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
Those cliffhangers have to end, one day... right?

Anyway, amazing chapter and interesting squicky turn of events. :D
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w4wy4w Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
That issue is AWESOME! Simply amazing! So many scenes and twists. Wow!! Shocking scenes of mind control, disappointments, conversations, and twists. And the betrayals then I have no words to describe. And all this a plan within an enemy plan of all of them that were played with pieces on the board. Honestly in my opinion one of the best editions of Core.
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tjackson41 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
SIMPLY AWESOME....EVERY ITCH IN THIS FETISH IS SCRATCHED,.... THANK YOUDoki Doki Literature Club! - Eyeless Yuri Doki Doki Literature Club! - Eyeless Yuri 
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a10379 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
You can smell Tabico all over this story! Funny thing is I didn't know what this story was about but the day before it's release I was rereading some earlier stories like Adaption and Yellow and then here this one is along the same line! Fantastic story! The artwork is gorgeous as always. You do such a wonderful job translating Tabico's stories into visual beauty. Your artwork enhances the story instead of just depicting it. I wish we could get a illustrated story of Tabico's Adaption from you :)

One of the most exciting scenes for me was when Mel turned to hackers over to the Hive for conversion. I think this was the first time she did something as a Hive agent. All the other times I remember she was just working towards her further enslavement. Now she is fully active in her obedience to the Hive bringing in new materials and covering up for them. To me this elevates her from just a recruit to a full agent of the Hive.

I also noticed the cameo by the drone officer. Such a sexy drone, what is her designation? I would love to see more of her in the comic.

One thing that surprised me though. They were disappointed at the performance of the mind worms of course but they were also disappointed at CORE's performance as well? They want CORE to be stronger and more resilient to attacks? That makes me wonder what is up and intrigues me. Are they hoping to ally with CORE to help overcome threats in the future or are they planning on taking it over? This story just keeps getting better and better.

Great job to the both of you!
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MorteMcAdaver Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
Excellent work as usual. 
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Kerberusz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It is so awesome. An idea for a seperate story line!!
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john262626 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
great job on the small details of the city shots
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sadlittlelostboy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Thank you thank you thank you :D !
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thelri Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Love it cant wait for next one
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MildMagpie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Great comic! Very refreshing and cool direction to take things. The Jack cameo was a nice touch. 
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Dhampy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
The worms serial recruitment story was outstanding, and it looks like the Hive will have something very squicky up their sleeves--or down their throats--once they adequately study their new assets.

And I note the cameo.  At least I assume it's a cameo.  Anyway.
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latexterprime Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
It seems to make sense that since Exis for Core should use electronic hacking on Hive, that Hive should reciprocate by using biological hacking on the humans in the form of a macroscopic virus of sorts.

The Watershed Zone seems to be part of the secret history of Karo City, and might be tied up in the origins of Hive.  The mysterious 'Kinupchak Incident', the work of Costigan, are all intriguing.

The 'core' question to me at present is how much the Director of Core knows about Melanie Rossi.  Given that she is paranoid, and that Rossi is one of the few 'normal', and thus 'hackable' humans, she might have made an assumption or discovered something.

What also interests me is if how 'Core' and 'Aria' might crossover or even merge.

A modest and humble proposal is that volume 4 of 'Biographies' might be worthy of consideration.

This is a mammoth undertaking, both in terms of story and visualisation and deserves to be widely disseminated.  It demonstrates a growing maturity in the topic and intelligently investigates how and why the Kurzweil singularity could occur.  This is serious science-fiction that skilfully integrates human sexuality, one of the primal life drives that is normally excluded from futuristic fiction, when it exists in all of us and does strongly influence our choices and decisions.

Congratulations to author and artist.  Your efforts have been worthwhile.
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BoiledShorts Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Ah, Mind Worms! What a lovely, lovely surprise! 
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I think there is a lot more to meets the eye between Rossi and Melcthion. Melcthion is way too smart to trust someone who she knows was captured and held by the Hive. I think she may have turned Rossi into her slave long ago without Rossi or us readers knowing about it or she is using Rossi to feed what she wants and keep what she doesn't want from the Hive. She is always three or more steps ahead

Also what a coincidence that Sammi gets a job at Silver Spoons, the place where Rossi met her "lover". I sense Melcthion's hand there too. Sammi will play a big part. And what do we really know about Sammi? She seems slow and helpless. But that's the appearance she gives off.

Lastly, while Melcthion says she is good, the lessor of all evils, is she really? She has been very callous with the lives of others more than once. She could end up the smartest, most evil character in the whole story.

If so it may come down to our three heroines to stop her. But right now they are up to their ears in just trying to save themselves.
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erick288 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
I couldn't agree with you more.  Melcthion knows Rossi's been compromised (and makes a sideways reference to it in the story, once again) and yet Rossi's the one she picks for a 'special' assignment?  Not likely.  And at the end, she entrusts Rossi (alone!) with the prisoners?  If anything I'd have thought her suspicions would have been even further heightened by the fact that Rossi 'saved the day' again.  I'm not sure if Melcthion controls Rossi; I suspect she's smart enough to know that Hive does control her, and cynical enough to leave her in their control and use it to her own advantage.  How that we (maybe) have an idea that Hive's strategy is, I'm trying to figure out what CORE's is.  This has been fun.
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Erick,

Yep. Not only did Melcthion know that Rossi was captured but also held. No way she trusts her one bit. She knows what the Hive does. The funny thing in the story is no one else in Melcthion's group including Rossi's friends seem to question her returning to service. Lets say I was Tammy, I would not want to work with Rossi even if we were the best of friends. I couldn't trust her at all. Tammy even saw her being programmed. The fact that no one questioned this at all to the group or Melcthion is a flaw in the story. No way all these people involved in this type of adventure against these kinds of foes would just say, Oh, "hey Rossi, good to have you back!"

I'll actually go even further down that road and it becomes somewhat problematic the way the story currently is. The fact that the Hive knows Tammy and Melchion knows Rossi was captured and programmed would tell the Hive she is no use at all as a double agent. The Hive isn't any more stupid than Melcthion.

The only way Rossi could be a good double agent is if Melcthion and the team didn't know she was captured. If it had been done on the sly. But since they do know, it really kills Rossi's effectiveness as a agent for Melcthion and as a double agent for the Hive.

So at this point now Melcthion would not trust Rossi and the Hive would know Rossi was useless as a double agent because Melcthion would never trust her!

For me this is actually a fairly large plot problem because it is such a big part of the current story line if it's not addressed in some fashion.


Finally, Erik, I saw on Tabico's blog that she is toying with the idea of smaller chapters that are dispensed out faster. While I love the long chapters, the wait is brutal. Months and months. She said she may have a vote on this. If so, I'm voting for the shorter chapters that come out sooner.
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Flip62 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2018
Again a realy good story and fine art. I think this story is the run up to a new storyline. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I noticed  reference to Aliens (obvious) and Blade Runner( Japanese Billboard)
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Advespa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Awesome as the same style than the rest of your greats artworks
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Mr-chuffy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Now that it's been fully released, i wanted to say how much i enjoyed it. A fantastic read, fully of wonderful hotness! Well done guys.
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