Comic 929 - Relay what happened

Posted on 12th Apr 2018, 11:52 PM in Shipping Off to Southden
Relay what happened

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Morgenstern 12th Apr 2018, 11:52 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
Fuse brings you some ice cream. You consider pulling from the red to give yourself more blood--after all, you've shoved an eyestalk through the red, pulling blood into your veins should be... doable.

You also remember that your first attempt at opening a portal in your head accidentally involved your entire head, and you're not feeling totally together at the moment. Might be something to try another time.

While you eat ice cream, you give everyone a general run down of what happened, what the trading process is like, what sort of criteria the tradesmen use for their deals, and what information you traded for.

"Thale is still keeping his primary body in the Thale Energy building, then," Elizabeth points out.

"...And there's another Lasker chunk frozen somewhere," Fuse states.

You also... politely request that Mom's red temporarily suspends their ability to feel anger. At least... crank it back some.

"It is done," speaks the mouth. "Go on."

You explain what you learned about your parents--that your mom did die from... well, from being human. ...But also, that Thale is responsible for killing your dad. He hired the 'muggers.' He only spared you because Dad died like a normal human, which made Thale think you wouldn't have any powers.

"I see," speaks the mouth. "I... will let that knowledge sit for a while before I allow my emotions to process it. Thank you for telling me."

"Am mad," says the baby red. "Also sad. Big conflicted."

Michelle picks up the baby red and cradles them. "You ain't alone, little buddy. That's... oof. I'm sorry, Blondie. We knew it was a possibility, but... man."

You mentally update Caius and Dr. Finch, as well. Dr. Finch nods. "The bioprinter is ready when you are. I... hm. ...We'll stop him. He will not get away with what he's done, not any of it. Whatever he's planning... we'll stop him."

Comments:

Tych 13th Apr 2018, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
that goes without saying Leopold
Tych 13th Apr 2018, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Go over what we should do tomorrow with everyone and go and get a transfusion from the Bioprinter on mars
Memo 13th Apr 2018, 1:07 AM edit delete reply
Memo
I agree with this. And then some rest.
Twyll 13th Apr 2018, 12:21 AM edit delete reply
Do they have any input on some of the other prices that we didn't pay, but considered paying? I, personally, am agonizing over the stuffed animals ;_;

I'm glad Michelle hugged Bab Red, but let's go ahead and give it a pat on the head (...er, on the top of it) too.

Also we can probably blow the candles out now :P
Memo 13th Apr 2018, 1:09 AM edit delete reply
Memo
They probably do, but that can wait until tomorrow. I support the petting of baby red.
Blue_Elite 13th Apr 2018, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
Remember that anything we don't, "spend," we can save and use for another deal.

I'm fine with having got the info about how many bunkers there are (and the indirect info that one of those bunkers is end-game stuff). It means looking into making our search process faster would totally be worth it and the location of the bunker we would have got in the deal is something we can find out on our own (plus, if we double or more our efforts to find bunkers, the price for locations may drop as the situation changes like The Tradesmen stated).
Portal In Time 13th Apr 2018, 1:19 AM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Pat babby red, and replace enough blood until we're comfortable with pulling the rest of our blood from the red. I think the rest of the day should be kept to laying in bed, snuggling Willard, and some well-deserved sleep. Tomorrow we can work on going to the end of the Mars tracks.
Swagner 13th Apr 2018, 11:45 AM edit delete reply
Swagner
It's a good thing that tiny Red's capacity for anger (and property destruction) is lower than its larger counterpart's.

Speaking of which, after the blood transfusion we ought to discuss how we're going to interrupt Table's operation. Some widespread tunnel collapsing might give Big Red a good outlet for some of that pent-up rage.
37212513 13th Apr 2018, 4:28 AM edit delete reply
37212513
Sorry, gotta say something before bad things happen. A delayed reaction might be dulled, but will still be felt. As mad as mama-red got last time this was brought up, it might be good to suggest she consider thinking about her options and abilities in favor of teamwork over solitary rampage. As furious as she might be over her husband, how bad would it be if irrational action lead to her daughters demise. (and yes, even if red split off first, Jane is still her daughter)
Terrabrand 13th Apr 2018, 4:47 AM edit delete reply
Well, the Tradesmen were interesting. Got the impression they were intentionally aiding us, too.
Warp 13th Apr 2018, 5:21 AM edit delete reply
Lets Offer Mom's Red a turn in the tradesmen information bartering ritual. Not now, but as an option for it to consider, if only to figure out how the frick it would fit itself into the circle without cutting its intellect off from itself like Lil Red.
LytharWolfe 13th Apr 2018, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
LytharWolfe
We could draw the circle around it on the wall? Not sure how to keep the candles up there, but we can figure something out.
Frission 13th Apr 2018, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
Frission
I still say she requires at least one teddy bear hug. D:
Blue_Elite 13th Apr 2018, 9:50 AM edit delete reply
Finish ice cream and get a transfusion. If we have the strength/focus, try to convert bio-blood to Jane-blood like we converted some of Elizabeth's blood.
Then when that's over with go to bed. Be sure to cuddle plushies (we may not have them for much longer).

EDIT: And I'll just mention it now: shopping trip tomorrow. We need to get new hair dye and look into purchasing a cheap computer (maybe even just purchase more processing power for our current one; looking for the most bang-for-buck that we can get to speed up the bunker finding process).
pkrankow 13th Apr 2018, 10:44 AM edit delete reply
pkrankow
We don't currently need hair dye, although re-dying a different color was not disallowed.

We don't know what the master list included, we may have the codes, so Cleantex after we rest and before the shopping trip.

Yes, enjoy the toys as these may not be here after the next meeting with the tradesmen. However we can get more gifts later, because our team is that awesome. They just won't be from mom and dad...

Mars probably needs a tv, computer, and entertainment.
fellow 13th Apr 2018, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
fellow
Fuse could perhaps make a shopping list for computer parts. People with ID's could buy some in southden. Bunkers are good and will help us but we really oughta try and make some progress on what Thayle is trying with the tunnels.