Comic 985 - Ask about the canisters

Posted on 1st May 2018, 9:21 PM in Hope
Ask about the canisters

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Morgenstern 1st May 2018, 9:21 PM edit delete
You ask Tesla and Faraday about what it's like to be in the canisters.

"A bit like sleeping, really," Faraday replies.

Tesla nods. "The lid goes on, and... you wake up when it comes off. It was scary the first few times, just being inside, but I got used to it."

You decide, for now, that maybe it's better to leave Edison in her canister. She still has at least one needle on her person--which means either trying to wrestle it from her, or risking her using that needle to escape containment if you put her in a Bunker E cell. Inside the canister, she's... not a threat, at least. Trying to talk her out of being homicidal might be easier after Faraday's back together.

Which, of course, leaves the question of what you're doing next. You still have some day to burn through, even if you're already pretty worn out.


Tych 1st May 2018, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Make some upgrade Trades and See Bunker X in person
Mochi 1st May 2018, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
why don't we just hang out and play with tesla for a while? jane could use a break, and everyone else is fine without her for now. they're all doing their own thing. if they need her, they know where to find her.
Tych 1st May 2018, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
undeadDreamer 1st May 2018, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time 1st May 2018, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
I was actually gonna suggest this myself! Let's just hang out with the girls for a while, the others can get their trade on.
Blue_Elite 1st May 2018, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
Agreed. Just give a notice to the others where we'll be if they need us.

We can talk to the ghosts about modern times: Like motion picture boxes and how we moved from sepia tones to primary colors and that whole transfer from 4-bit to the 8-bit era. Good times. ;)
Terrac 1st May 2018, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
Play with the sisters! Yay!
a_name 2nd May 2018, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
This reminds me, we never got to explore the ghosts' past, did we? Only those notes left in the Bunker. Maybe talking about that would be cathartic.
37212513 1st May 2018, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
God, I hate missing so many post in a row, but real life must happen, eh?

With the exhaustion limiting us, I can only thing of four things to do from here. 1: Play with the girls, 2: watch the trades, 3: sleep, 4: describe folding to Faraday.

Back to my original comment on folding, part of the reason I was so excited about it was being able to completely avoid the ODIN device. Like Fuse said, dangerous as hell. Another hazard that hasn't quite been considered is whether or not Faraday will be able to hold on to the adjustment after we help her down to size. If we can help her figure out how to do that on her own power, she will be able to save herself, maintain the form, AND restore herself if this ever happens again. Compared to us, she's the ghost expert, and we have an idea, not necessarily a solution.

Hey, can Tesla see what we see if she holds our shoulder while we far view? (Watch others with the blood.)
Faraday & Tesla have been described as mostly electrical imprints and a bit of memory in the brain must be generated while far viewing for Jane to have been able to use that function as early as she did. Just a hunch here.
winger 1st May 2018, 11:51 PM edit delete reply
you know i just thought up a weapon for the main
a small dagger with small vein like tunnels so her blood can be in the weapon (mostly for tracking) and a small needled bit in with a inner part maybe in the hilt for blood capsules for injecting so stab a guy inject the blood boom
Memo 2nd May 2018, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
We already have a weapon like that. Got it from the tradesmen.
At least I would say what you described is very similar to the needle gun
Reiko Lupus 2nd May 2018, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Is good to know that the Little Psycho isn't suffering for being inside that canister during all this time XD.
For now, Let's take a rest. Talk and play with the girls. Maybe surprise them making cute things of bone XD.
Swagner 2nd May 2018, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
Every day we blur the line between "fun" and "traumatizing" just a little more. How about we give them toys, but not make them from organic materials?
Reiko Lupus 2nd May 2018, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
This girls already saw worse things. The evidence of that is that they are DEAD and one of them was transformed against her will in an EM Field XD.
I don't think a hat with cat ears made entirely of bone is going to traumatize them XD.
Blue_Elite 2nd May 2018, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
We could try making paper cranes.
1977 2nd May 2018, 1:38 AM edit delete reply
Introduce the sisters to Zene's family. Maybe talking to a mother is good for the kids.
fellow 2nd May 2018, 5:50 AM edit delete reply
On the subject of trading things, how about tin foil hats? We could get better mind protection.
pkrankow 2nd May 2018, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
The thoughts of how many different directions this could go amuse me greatly.
1977 2nd May 2018, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
I still think bioprinters and biopaste would be a great idea, now your post has me thinking about multitools, swissarmyknifes or something similar for some reason.
pkrankow 2nd May 2018, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
Boy that can go everywhere too. Start with nicer stuff, foil lined cloth hats, high quality modestly priced multitools, heck try work pants and shirts while at it.

Oh! Try a whole clothing rack of clothing ranging from ball gowns and men's formal, business dress, business casual, some hslloween costumes, all the way down to a single worn out set of rags not fit for a bum. Don't forget a number of different hats. Maybe we get a suit that can be good for disguises.
Edit: an "Anysuit" like from Quantum Vibe
Reiko Lupus 2nd May 2018, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
This Ritual is simply fun XD.
lil Joshu 2nd May 2018, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
I second a trade-up ritual for tinfoil hats. A hundred tinfoil hats, maybe get couple of EM-blocking hoodies.
The bohiem 2nd May 2018, 8:01 AM edit delete reply