Comic 1085 - Red the electricity

Posted on 23rd Jun 2018, 8:02 PM in Hope
Red the electricity

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Morgenstern 23rd Jun 2018, 8:02 PM edit delete
Okay. So.

Putting off this much excessive energy is probably not great. You're honestly afraid to touch anything, or anybody, as you don't want to accidentally taser people. ...Or destroy electronic devices. Or explode.

Even contacting the others mentally may be dangerous, since you know your commands have to travel somehow--you don't want to ask for help and end up blasting Dr. Finch's brain.

You can move material to the red. You can move electrical current, you've done it before in an attempt to charge up a camera. You're... pretty sure you can siphon your sparkiness off into your red.

"F... Faraday...?," Tesla asks, as she peeks her head out the door.

"Tesla!" The two girls rush toward each other, hugging tightly. "I'm back! She did it!"

"Oh my goodness! I've missed you so...!" You can hear Tesla fighting back the tears.

You take a deep breath.

You make a conscious effort to do it slowly, and evenly. Portaling all the electricity at once could cause you a severe shock at the exit point.

You steadily... cautiously... focus on the existence of the energy, the feeling of it, and begin to drain it out into your red.

You wait.

No sparks.

Hair is static free.

You breathe a small sigh of relief. The girls continue to excitedly chat, Faraday trying to keep Tesla from crying (even if they are tears of joy).

Certain that you won't electrocute anyone with your mind, you contact Dr. Finch, and tell him you're back.

"Is everything alright?," he asks, sounding almost frantic. "It's been six hours."


You ask about the sync--

"I believe your red managed to sever it," Dr. Finch replies. "At the very least, we stopped feeling like we were synced--if it wasn't your red acting autonomously, I'm not certain what it would be."


Barswanian 23rd Jun 2018, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Well, at the least it's not days.

Uh, let them know Faraday is back.

And we probably should get a spa day.
Gigafreak 23rd Jun 2018, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
So it's early-to-mid afternoon, then? Mine definitely needs some rest after maintaining a ritual for so long; at least until the evening. See what the others have been up to meanwhile, and see if we can plan the next move.
Maybe, while resting, Mine can chat with her mother's red. It might be able to teach her something about how it locates its other selves on other continents and other planets, and maybe it can teach her how to navigate through her own red dimension for blood-portal transportation purposes.
Portal In Time 23rd Jun 2018, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Spa! Day! Spa! Day!

We have to go to Southden and get to a Spa! Pronto!

Make πŸ‘ This πŸ‘ Happen πŸ‘
baron11704 23rd Jun 2018, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
honestly, 6 hours, not half bad, reunite with faraday and consider Edison with the others. I'm still against murder ghost, but i want to get the opinions of our party members
Phyco 23rd Jun 2018, 8:42 PM edit delete reply
Eh, seeing Faraday again will probably improve her mental state. Still might be best to wait if Mine needs time tp recover.
Swagner 23rd Jun 2018, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
At the very least, there's the sealed room, right? I'd say put her in there before just letting her run loose.
Caydenite 23rd Jun 2018, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, lets put Edison in the sealed room so she can talk to her sisters ASAP, then we've done all we can for these girls, at least for now.
Winged Crusade 23rd Jun 2018, 9:46 PM edit delete reply
Winged Crusade
Well we could put her into her containment unit in the other room for now, possibly with Tesla and Faraday just so they can be together for the moment.

It can’t hurt, that room WAS constructed to contain them, after all.
Akasha 23rd Jun 2018, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
Six hours, eh? Not too bad.

In any case, yeah, best to let the others know we've successfully returned Faraday to normal.
Cyanic 23rd Jun 2018, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
We can finally power Ilworth without feeling like we're exploiting a little ghost girl

Also I'm pretty sure we're tired, like, really sure, let's get Michelle in here before we take a step so we can fall into her arms XDD
lil Joshu 23rd Jun 2018, 8:57 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Either we're very tired, or very...


Blue_Elite 23rd Jun 2018, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
I think Jane could pull off a pink Playboy Bunny outfit.
The large drum not-so-much.
Twyll 23rd Jun 2018, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
We should definitely consider if we can learn from this how to control electricity and possibly get blood-Taser powers. The greater the variety of our powers, the better it will be for dealing with whatever bullshit Thale tries to pull-- more flexibility is key.

If we want to rest, chatting with Mom's Red about Blood Speech and locating things within the red is a good idea. We could also do a bit of work on designing our anti-Thale memetic warfare techniques. Go do some targeted shitposting on future-Reddit, perhaps :P
pkrankow 23rd Jun 2018, 9:10 PM edit delete reply

See about Caius bringing Edison to Edison's room. If not now tomorrow.

Talk to Mom's Red. There is a plethora of information to discuss.

6 hours is so much better than 100+ years.
Blue_Elite 23rd Jun 2018, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
Lunch is a definite. If the others have somehow not done it yet we gotta do lunch. Inform the others Faraday is back, that we can work on getting power back to Ilworth, etc..

Find out how drained we are after effectively being in super-ghost mode for 6 hours. If for some reason we're not tired (be sure to let it sink in first) we can work on getting Edison reunited with the other ghosts. We'll want to be in ghost mode for that; both to wrestle away Edison's needle AND to convince the ghost girls to smother Edison in a ghost group hug once she's calmed down.
In the likely event we are tired and don't want to piss this day away, we could spend it giving Geoangular Control a good read. See if maybe we can discover more spells (we've used all the ones we've found from skimming thus far already).

EDIT: Completely off-the-wall idea having absolutely nothing to do with current events and likely having to wait until next chapter, but what if we got Fuse a super soaker and loaded it with a flammable material? I don't think we even need to trade for one necessarily, probably earth-grade stuff would do. I'm mainly mentioning it now so I don't forget later as we really need to upgrade everyone up from basic pistols and being able to shower creatures in flammable material has worked extremely well in the past.
Frission 23rd Jun 2018, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
Welp. We did it. Faraday's back too. Is it time to let Edison out to play?
Gigafreak 23rd Jun 2018, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
Perhaps not out to play-- not at first. Seeing Faraday might help her sanity, but there's no guarantee-- she may have been permanently broken from losing her in the first place. Minds are not always logical things, as we just spent six hours experiencing.
Still, there's not a whole lot of risk to putting her into a containment cell first. We can definitely do that much, at least.
Blue_Elite 23rd Jun 2018, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
There's the risk of her breaking the glass with the needle and breaking out.
Caydenite 23rd Jun 2018, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
Eh, we beat her before if it comes to it, and the alternative is simultaneous permanently kidnapping these girls sister, and imprisoning a child for eternity. I think a cell should be ok, and give her time to calm down.
Swagner 23rd Jun 2018, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
I feel like that glass is probably tougher than a sewing needle can take on.
Frission 24th Jun 2018, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
Edison's cell did have cracked glass though. Perhaps let her use Tesla or Faraday's room for now.
1977 24th Jun 2018, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
Nope, the cracked glass is Faraday's.
From left to right it was Edison, Faraday, Tesla.
The cracked one is in the middle.
Barswanian 23rd Jun 2018, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
Mine needs a break. All the warnings from her versions of herself has her fraying.

Unless Thale comes knocking, Mine needs a break before she does.

As much as she wants to help, as much as she's needed, let her take the rest of the day off, if the gang doesn't have dire news to report.
Portal In Time 23rd Jun 2018, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Spa day at Ilworth seems very much due.
Guest 24th Jun 2018, 12:57 AM edit delete reply
trying to wrap my head around how tears work when you're made of electricity
Twelveseal 24th Jun 2018, 1:13 AM edit delete reply
Atmospheric condensation produced through the interference of an imprint's electromagnetic field on the ambient humidity?

How does anything work when you're a sentient, free-floating cloud of electromagnetic energy that emulates a human body and mind rather than following normal physics and the literal path of least resistance?
Blue_Elite 24th Jun 2018, 2:11 AM edit delete reply
It does bring up an interesting topic: If ghosts can cry, can they bleed?
Twelveseal 24th Jun 2018, 3:12 AM edit delete reply
Good question. Might be good to know what risks imprint forms carry.
Nayru9572 24th Jun 2018, 4:58 AM edit delete reply
Thank Red for the autnomous action, and then check up on the Ghost Kids. Ask them if they want us to leave them alone for a while.
The Bohemian 24th Jun 2018, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Ok,edsion, might be a little to risky.
Jane(you know Mine): Be come the mother to them
Fuse:pick your nose
Dr.Finch: binge watch some old TV shows like Colombo or something.