Comic 348 - Ask Mom's red more questions

Posted on 8th Sep 2017, 9:51 PM in Unfathomable Hate
Ask Mom's red more questions

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Morgenstern 8th Sep 2017, 9:51 PM edit delete
You ask how your mother and father met.

"Zone Fifty had been sending signals into space for a very long time. They wished to contact alien life. The messages were primitive, simple, but they confused your mother. Why would a planet desire to meet her? Did they not know what she would do to them? Her first few attempts at speaking with humans did not go well, but she learned to condense herself toward human shape, and to share information in a way that did not ruin the listener. She developed a shape that was still very far from human, but satisfactory for the time. She approached the source of the space signals.

Your father was the human running the radar tower that night. He was terrified, but the two of them conversed as much as they could. He did not tell anyone what had happened. It was a minor job, one with little glory or attention. That made it easy for her to return on the nights he worked. She honed her shape, practicing human nuances and working to make their discussions less painful for him. With the growth of a human-like brain, her confusion developed into intrigue, to curiosity. To more.

Zone Fifty became aware of her, in time. Your mother and father helped each other to escape. They fabricated identities for themselves so they could live in peace."

You ask if your mother's red can provide some... err, motherly advice. That you're tired, and hurt, and you need some kind of emotional relief.

"Human emotions are still a complex maze for me," the mouth says. "I do not have the layers of them your mother possessed. I desire for you to become happier, but I do not know what words to say, nor what actions to take, to accomplish that."

You ask how your mother 'cheated' at the human rules, and extended your father's life.

"Nothing about molecular biology necessitates the aging process," speaks the mouth. "It is merely a flaw in the human design. There are bushes and sponges on your world that live beyond 10,000 years of age. As the human shape grows old, cells cease to multiply. Remove them. Produce more, healthy cells. Repair the damage that a human metabolism causes to the body, or prevent that damage at all. Prevent illnesses that terminate necessary body processes. There is a long list of small, independent factors to be aware of, but the final answer is simple: what kills a human? Find out. Destroy it."

You ask how your blood teleportation works, exactly.

"Your blood is connected to your red. In a way, the red is your blood, and your blood is the red. Through your blood, you can enter even your internalized red, and from your red you can exit through your blood. Though you may see your internal red a certain way in your mind, it does not have structure. Until it is made outside, it is not what humans would consider real. Without an anchor to the outside, it is easy to become lost, even in your own red."


Morgenstern 8th Sep 2017, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
Also, thanks to everybody that joined mah stream. It was fun, and I will probably end up doing it again sometime tomorrow.
Mochi 8th Sep 2017, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
it was a lot of fun! i had a lot of good laughs and it was a nice chill hang. looking forward to hopefully catch you again tomorrow if i can!
Kitty 9th Sep 2017, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
Yes, it was good fun. Please do let us know when you're streaming again :D

Also I have been doing research on Rabbid lore by watching the TV show, because I'm some kind of masochist or something. I can share my findings next time you stream.
Mochi 8th Sep 2017, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
i am just... so relieved that it's that easy. like... it's kind of not easy, but we can learn how to do that. we already did that with the virus in finch. we know how, we just need to target it. train our blood to do it on it's own.

explain what Queen is and ask it if it's possible that it could be based on the blood of the "other" that mom killed, and if so, if that would make the person who is in control of it want to kill us just because we're like it. then go back upstairs and talk to Michelle, because we might as well let that cat out of the bag while we're at it. now that we have a little good news, at least.
Mochi 8th Sep 2017, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
also, thank it for it's help. it's given us a lot of good advice and information, and it's really kind of nice that there's something in the world that can help us understand and kind of get a grip on the whole deal.
rufiangel 8th Sep 2017, 10:46 PM edit delete reply
1. Ma and Pa have the cutest love story XD
2. So much for motherly advice. To our friends we go for a spot of emotional relief plz
4. Okay, so... can we take someone with us when we travel through the internalised red, or is that strictly just applicable to us? Also, noted we can't do it without a pool to come out of. That was expected.

Alrighty... I'm thinking it's quite possible that Zone Fifty, or a faction related to it, is behind the 'Feds'. That helps us with figuring out their agenda, at any rate.

We need a place to go to hunker down, do some research, replenish our supplies and plan our next move properly. Mom's red wouldn't happen to have any bright ideas, would it? In the vain hope our parents may have had secret safe places elsewhere? XD;
Mochi 8th Sep 2017, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
oooo that's a good idea! maybe our parents had a secret bunker somewhere! ... with doors, because caius and michelle can't fit in a vent.
Kitty 8th Sep 2017, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
Another question for Mom's red, then: would it be possible to travel through our blood that is in a person, and emerge without harming that person? I assume this is a matter of having a sufficiently experienced red, if it's possible at all. Can Mom's red teach our red any red techniques or help our red practice?

Also we should check in on Finch. We should do this regularly, basically try to make it subconscious to check in on him very very frequently.
Kitty 8th Sep 2017, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
Actually, another question for Mom's red. Can it move elsewhere on our physical plane on its own, now that our mom is dead? Or is it stuck in one place when it manifests here? If it can move to another point in space, that might be really useful for us, to have a safe place to go, or to move Mom's red to a safe place once we've found a new safe house.
Kitty 8th Sep 2017, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
And if it can't move unassisted, is there a way for us to assist it?
Mochi 8th Sep 2017, 11:03 PM edit delete reply
it did say it could leave the planet if it was found when we first met it, so i'd say yeah, probably. i think using our mother's giant, fleshy spaceship as a base might weird out our friends a lot a bit, though.
Kitty 9th Sep 2017, 12:56 AM edit delete reply
I figured that it was referring to folding itself up in other dimensions or something, and like, leaving terrestrial existence altogether if it needed to leave. But if it CAN move to another place in this dimension by itself, that would be really ideal.

Also, better weirded out than dead. Shit has gotten real enough that we can look beyond the weirdness of things in order to save our friends' lives. If that means living inside our mom's blood-meat-friend... well, at least it's big enough for Michelle and Caius to fit comfortably?
Eternity 8th Sep 2017, 11:50 PM edit delete reply

We still have bloodstains on our bed.

Maybe we could try entering our red, then, not necessarily NOW, but... Also I wonder if syncing with someone would be a sufficient "anchor to the outside"...