Comic 551 - Knock

Posted on 3rd Nov 2017, 11:22 PM in Doors
Knock

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Morgenstern 3rd Nov 2017, 11:22 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
You have an incidental thought about something eating your blood, as opposed to having it injected.

You ask Dr. Finch about it real quick.

"Well," he begins, stopping to think about it. "You would need to help the blood along, I suspect. From what I've seen, your blood mostly takes control of a creature by sending signals to the brain via the body's normal structure for such. Blood in an animal's stomach wouldn't be able to send those signals, at least not in the conventional fashion. You'd also need to contend with the effects of stomach acid on the blood. If the creature consumed your blood and you then... oh, I don't know, perhaps had the blood seep into other parts of the body immediately after consumption, that could potentially work. That would involve a great deal of manual effort, however--not very convenient. Though, I still don't even begin to understand how you commandeer non-living items in the manner that you do, so it could potentially fall into that unknown territory."

You also suggest that Michelle try knocking.

She chuckles a bit to herself, shaking her head... but she tries it. Michelle knocks on the door.



Nothing happens.



"It was a good try, though," she says. "I really thought for a second we'd--"

There's a return knock from the other side of the door. Just one.

Then another.

Then a third.

It's a very slow, deliberate knock, in contrast to Michelle's quick and casual knock.

Comments:

rufiangel 3rd Nov 2017, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
DUDE that's freaky! XD;;;;;;

Sh-should we try yelling through the door? :'D knock a rhythm on it? Morse code "hello"? Gosh darnit, who's out there?? what's out there??
Xylas_Incarnum 3rd Nov 2017, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
..... Yeah that sounds like some kind of horror knocking back from the other side.
Steve 3rd Nov 2017, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
Time for conversation? Jane, get ready with the card in case we need to get Michelle out fast.
Twyll 3rd Nov 2017, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
Let's try "Hello" in Morse code and also in binary, if we can manage that, I guess. Who knows, maybe it's another prototype android of some kind...
Auron 4th Nov 2017, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Say hello to the person on the other side of the door by talking loudly.
Auron 4th Nov 2017, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Say hello to the person on the other side of the door by talking loudly.
Archon 4th Nov 2017, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
We could attempt to pull the door open, instead of pushing it.

A bit silly, but opening the door really might be that simple.
Mochi 4th Nov 2017, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
Mochi
pulling open a door with a push bar would be an impressive feat.
Baeronius 4th Nov 2017, 3:35 AM edit delete reply
Baeronius
That would depend entirely on the hinge, not the handle on the door.

Also, some types of pushbar have a little gap behind them so they can be pulled on, say if you live in a windy area, or the door is meant to be one-way, so that someone inside can pull the door shut.