Comic 1152 - Check on Dr. Finch, Caius, and the girls

Posted on 22nd Dec 2018, 8:12 PM in Like a Bullet from Behind
Check on Dr. Finch, Caius, and the girls

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Morgenstern 22nd Dec 2018, 8:12 PM edit delete
You have some pancakes, and thank Liz. You also ask if your abrupt passing out didn't, uh, scare the ghost girls too much.

"From what I gathered from the others," Liz begins, "Caius was quick to calm the girls down. Edison, at least, thought the whole thing was very entertaining."

You also check on Red.


"Oof," she says. "Mistakes were made."

You ask how she's doing.

"I am... very sleepy. I didn't get eaten, though, so... y'know, there's that. I might not be a huge help for a little while."

You thank her for what she did do, and head to Bunker E to check on Dr. Finch, Caius, and the girls.

Along the way, you note that while you are somewhat tired physically, most of it does feel mental--your focus is off, and with it, your balance and how quickly you seem to react. You don't feel sore, so much as... out of it.

You reach the containment area, where Dr. Finch and Caius are helping to tell Edison about all the things that have changed while she was contained, and all the interesting things there are to see and do in the world now.



Crestlinger 22nd Dec 2018, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
Useful parallel with Red being a monitor of Mine's own health. Do Not try anything involving Blood in a dizzy state lest ye Literally have an out of body experience.
Warp 23rd Dec 2018, 5:33 AM edit delete reply
Red is never a monitor of Mine's own health.

To borrow a bit of Exalted RPG terminology, Mine Aketsuchi is analagous to a Primordial Titan, and Red is analogous to Mine Aketsuchi's 'fetich soul', the first born and most prime of all sub-souls (in order of power: First-Circle Souls, Second-Circle Souls, Third-Circle Souls, and The Fetich Soul) that a primordial can have, as the 'fetich sol' exists to provide the Primordial Titan an external self-definition to a Primordial Titan's sense-of-self and sense-of-purpose and sense-of-continuity, and as a 'fetich soul' exists as a separate being it can be harmed without any suffering being inflicted upon their progenitor Primordial Titan, but if killed will inflict 'Fetich Death' upon a Primordial Titan that will cause the Primpordial Titan to experience a complete change in personality in order to create a new 'fetich soul' entity to restore the stability of the Primordial Titan.
Twyll 22nd Dec 2018, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
I guess we ought to apologize for passing out last night and ask how folks are doing XD

Interesting that we mostly feel *mentally* out of it. So when we were in the red messing with time, we really *didn't* put much strain on our body-- it was just on our mind. That's a significant detail to remember; it appears that being a blood goddess is not necessarily incompatible with our *body* as we used to suspect, but instead we simply have to build up endurance in our mind/spirit in order to handle our powers better.
Guest 22nd Dec 2018, 10:10 PM edit delete reply
We should ask the girls themselves, as well as caius or finch, if they are alright, and what happened when she was out. I love liz to bits, but not being there, she might have missed something.
Limrix 22nd Dec 2018, 10:18 PM edit delete reply
It looks like we'll have to avoid doing anything mentally taxing today; having Red this damaged seems to really be taking a toll on us. It might be a good day to just do meditation and try to help Red recover. We're really in a fairly bad spot without her.

If someone's free, it would be a good idea to try to buy a bunch of cheap watches, the cheaper the better. Tomorrow, we can blood all the ones that are fast or slow and try to trade them up to get a watch that can show realtime and local time for telling time in the red.
Lunar Waffles 23rd Dec 2018, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Lunar Waffles
maybe get some watches that already have 2 times on them?
Cyanic 22nd Dec 2018, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
I wonder if we can somehow pull consciousness or psychic energy, or whatever, from the red

Warp 23rd Dec 2018, 5:24 AM edit delete reply
We should try the ghost-reinforcing ritual on Mine while she's still in her body. It could "recharge" her in more ways than one, considering Mine's new capacity to process mental-electric-energy.
Guest 23rd Dec 2018, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
"Ahh, yes. It's a wonderful time to introduce you girls to the world of cat memes." :3
Warp 23rd Dec 2018, 5:22 AM edit delete reply
I second this motion! Introducing the girls to cat memes and cat magazines and Mine's favorite cats will reinforce Edison's image of Mine's guileless personality that Liz impressed onto Edison.

Also, because we need to help give the ghost-girls some happy new memories together, and cat memes are universal laughter machines. A cat meme variant exists for every personality, even self-designed psychopathic murder machines like Edison!
Guest 23rd Dec 2018, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
I agree with this notion, give the girls some CAT MEMES!!!
Guest 23rd Dec 2018, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
I agree with this notion, give the girls some CAT MEMES!!!
Kumondo 23rd Dec 2018, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
So, today is gonna be a low key day for Mine, mostly focused on cat pictures, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, and minor things to help others on their projects. Let's hear what the crew here has to say and perhaps finish the presentation on how we intended on blood portaling things to Edison. We should also enquire if the girls need anything, stuff wise, or like, proper places to sleep or activities if they're awake all the time? They are technically newish, unique lifeforms and just special individuals, so we very much do want to accommodate them as we are able.

On an entirely unrelated note, we should also ask Dr. Finch if we still need the extradimensional unpreserved acidic face spider corpse on the counter. If we can still use it for SCIENCE!! (Oww, head ache) then it can stay, but otherwise we should probably clean it up soon.

Once we've finished checking in with everyone here and thanked Finch and Caius for handling things as well as the always do, Finch with all the back end work and generally being a genius, and Ciaus for bravely fighting a monster and putting up with our shenanigans handling things last night, then we should make our way outside to see just what Fuse and Michelle are getting up to.
Kumondo 23rd Dec 2018, 12:38 AM edit delete reply
I'm also trying really hard not to over think things or over extend Mine right now. (We should be making a shopping list for our next trip to Southden and Tradesman ritual, including watches, wall paint for the bunker and surprise boxes just to see what happens! We should be discussing our battle plans for Nil and Carpenter right now! We should really be looking for a stable source of income rather than just bumming off Macland and Sharai. We should see if Illworthoggr is properly friendly now, but oohh… we shouldn't face xim like this or show it any weakness. And so on)
Sekwel 23rd Dec 2018, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
As a strangely configured fragment, we've already established that our human body doesn't reflect the whole of our being.

It's likely that "we" (as in, the fragment; the blood) are actually exhausted and having a harder time filtering our perception through our body. So we might be just a little out of sync with our present physical reality.

This might be a good time to start meditating on the self, reflecting on that. Though we are this physical body, our 'self' is greater than that.
Warp 23rd Dec 2018, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
As i mentioned to another guy, this would be a great time to try the Ghost Reinforcing Ritual on Mine while she's still in her body, since Mine has gained the ability to process mental-electrical-energy from pure energy back into mental strength and vice versa.
PurpleKetchup 23rd Dec 2018, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Come on Red, at least put on some jammies and sleep under the covers. Comfort is key even for mental projections !
Michael Chandra 23rd Dec 2018, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
"Mistakes were made." I hear ya, Red.

Time to relax, just check on the birds and rats and what-not, maybe send a bug to the Worm to have a bit of a convo, do some shopping, exercise, stuff like that. And put on The Lazy Song.
zophah 23rd Dec 2018, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
I finally caught up. =)
Took months, considering I only read a few at a time.
...and I have so much to add. It will take a bit to put all of my ideas down so look forward to my future contribution to this stunningly awesome story!