Comic 505 - Get Baby Red

Posted on 12th Oct 2017, 1:20 AM in Doors
Get Baby Red

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Morgenstern 12th Oct 2017, 1:20 AM edit delete
You get an idea.

A theory, maybe.

You head back out of Bunker D. You swipe your card for Bunker A. You pick up Baby Red.

"Mouse quiet," it says. "No talk. Only squeak."

You head back outside. You swipe the card for Bunker D. You enter Bunker D with the small red.

You ask Baby Red if it can connect to itself from here.

"Nope," it says. "Too far."

Michelle stares at it for a second... then at you... then back to the little red.

"How... how far are we?," Michelle finally asks. "Where are we?"

"Not Earth," it replies. It scrunches its little mouth up for a second, as though it were in deep consideration.

It finally finishes its thought.

"Mars?", it asks, before adding "too far."


Akasha 12th Oct 2017, 1:32 AM edit delete reply
Of course it'd be Mars. Which makes me wonder... what if they didn't strike any particularly super-special Martian rocks... but instead, they struck blood? It just has to be the blood of that one alien Mom strung up ages back. At least, that's what I feel like all the signs are leading to.

...Though, given that our red friend here can seemingly figure out where the hell we are... maybe we should see what it'll think if we show it bunker C? I'm kinda curious.
Steve 12th Oct 2017, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Yes, let's go back to the fun hole, I like it more right now.
rufiangel 12th Oct 2017, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
Oh my giddy aunt it really IS Mars! O___O Tell everyone right now!

Also, Baby Red you're adorable. I'm so happy you were trying to talk to a rat, that is the cutest thing XDDD

EDIT: Just thinking about this again and I'm enthralled. It's a space station. No wonder they're making oxygen; the surrealness factor has just multiplied unbelievably with this confirmation. A retired space station overgrown with yellow daisies and full of old technology is just... ah. <3 We really stumbled across some amazing stuff with this magical door, thank you Jury! XD;; But yes, all the theories with the blood being the discovery that caused all the hullabaloo - I'm going to guess it's right on the money.

Uh, I wonder if everyone is going to freak realising that we're, uh, on Mars? XD;;;
Steve 12th Oct 2017, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Yeah... I'm screaming internally. It's really loud. We aren't staying here... does this count as a pile of dead puppies?
Mochi 12th Oct 2017, 3:54 PM edit delete reply
while living on mars might seem scary, from a logistic standpoint, living in this bunker makes far more sense than living in the bunker we're currently in. there is more space, and there are more amenities. bunker a doesn't have a kitchen, this bunker does. it also has more beds, more storage, a way to grow food (if needed), and the bio printer. living here would be far more comfortable than living in what is, by comparison, a shed. besides, this place has been left to itself for 100 years and is still standing. if anything was going to go wrong with anything here, it would have already.

while we may want to leave some of our operation in bunker a, such as finch's lab and the connection to mom's red, actually living in this bunker makes the most sense.
Baeronius 12th Oct 2017, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
Okay.. so Mars gravity is about 1/3 that of Earth?

Either this base has a gravity generator, or it has a gym for working in low-grav environments.

You have to keep pressure on your bones, or they start to... decay similar to how muscles decay. Which means they'd release a lot of their stored calcium into the body. That would not be very fun for anyone.

As a side-note, I just learned that Gravitational Waves and Gravity Waves are completely different structures. Gravitational waves are a strange theoretical mess, while Gravity waves are physical observations (like helium vs gravity, it bounces as it rises because gravity pulls it down, but buoyancy pulls it up)
Blue_Elite 12th Oct 2017, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
We'd be aware if we felt a sudden weightlessness (if for no other reason than experiencing a sudden bought of nausea). I'm assuming on top of being pressurized the place has artificial gravity.

All the comforts of home. ^_^
Kitty 12th Oct 2017, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
I figure they might be using the same kind of technological weirdness that resulted in the endlessly looping pit. If you can bend space like that, you can probably squish it around sufficiently to produce artificial gravity.
Anonymous 12th Oct 2017, 2:04 AM edit delete reply
It would be on everyone's minds NOT to open the airlock. At least-- not until we get space suits. We need to go to a retailer for that kappa
Kitty 12th Oct 2017, 2:29 AM edit delete reply
This makes going out the airlock sound like a *really* bad idea for Jane, cuz it's dangerous enough to walk around on Mars, but I imagine it's doubly dangerous to do so when Mars is covered with blood that hates you.

also omg bab red is the cutest. I feel bad for leaving it behind, guess it got bored... does it need us to leave something to entertain itself with next time we need to leave it alone somewhere?

Also, bab red must be adorned with flowers.
Baeronius 12th Oct 2017, 2:32 AM edit delete reply
What? You want to leave Lil Red with an Aelexa or something?
rufiangel 12th Oct 2017, 2:50 AM edit delete reply
Putting flowers on baby red sounds... ridiculously adorable.
Skybirds15 12th Oct 2017, 2:57 AM edit delete reply
Due to lack of ears we'd have to glue it in place through sheer adorable.
Blue_Elite 12th Oct 2017, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
We'll just make a wreath small enough to form a crown on its "head". It'll be totes adorbs. ^_^
Skybirds15 12th Oct 2017, 2:56 AM edit delete reply
Well, at least we found out how they found the remains. We are not moving in here, while living on mars might be cool, it's also super dangerous in a abandoned bunker with a maybe-sentient furnace and an anomalous series of destroyed rad suits. I don't want to die because of a weakness in the outer hull that built up over the years finally bursts and we all die from lack of atmospheric pressure.

Too pure. Too innocent. If this was a darker series babs would die first. Or last, but it isn't the protagonist.
rufiangel 12th Oct 2017, 2:56 AM edit delete reply
Random side-note - I love that it has become official that the smol red is now Baby Red XD <3
Steve 12th Oct 2017, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Finish exploring, hijacker the printer, and GET BACK TO EARTH!!!!
Nerak55 12th Oct 2017, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
Oh mars! So the "radiation" suits were probably space suits. Still no good reason to be mucking around on the surface of Mars right now.
Personally, I'd prefer putting the bab red in bunker A rather than the looping room because really there's no good reason to make red that big. And if it's in A it'll be easier to get to and talk with red letting Dr finch use their alien knowledge assuming we set up base mostly in A.
Memo 12th Oct 2017, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
In all but the first bunker, there is a door we haven't checked out. The door we came through.
I would argue sending someone through to the outside, wearing a hasmat suit, and carrying a air quality detector and a radiation detector, would give us important and useful information.
I'm not talking about the airlock here, just the normal gates.
Also, I second bringing Baby Red to the other bunkers, maybe one of them is on another other planet :)
What are your thoughts?
Blue_Elite 12th Oct 2017, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
Perform the same experiment with Baby Red and the other bunkers (check B with a rat first to avoid sudden android confrontations).

Have Dr Finch check out the proto-bio printer (feeling kinda bad having him run around everywhere).
AlphaDragon 12th Oct 2017, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
So, maybe I missed it, but was zone 50 not originally looking for aliens? Maybe they were looking for something else?
Bio printer, Martian Blood, shipments. This may be where Queen originated...
Mochi 12th Oct 2017, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
this is where the idea for queen originated. thale bought up old zone fifty documents and likely found out about the lasker incident and zone fifty’s control blood experiments, which were inspired by the blood they found on mars. that’s how this whole thing started.
Mochi 12th Oct 2017, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
hey matt, rufi and i were talking and she raised a good question. how advanced is space travel in this world? and spinning off from that, has humanity colonized any other planets? are there lunar colonies or martian colonies? or is all of humanity still stuck on a slowly dying earth?
Morgenstern 12th Oct 2017, 4:14 PM edit delete reply
Lunar colonies haven't started yet, but the technology is getting closer and closer to being there. Colonization of the moon will happen sooner than later.

Man has made it to Mars via ship, but not much was done with it after that. Space programs took a vacation until the threat of pollution built up too much to ignore--everyone in power suddenly changed tunes from "the pollution is no big deal, get over it" to "we need to put cities on the moon, like, tomorrow."

Likewise, getting people to Mars will likely just be seen as a novelty (or a hobby of weird rich people like Thale Sr) until something goes wrong with the moon.
Deadly Death Sickle 12th Oct 2017, 11:19 AM edit delete reply
Deadly Death Sickle
Well that explains the need for oxygen

Edit: if we can given the distance, Could we check on Macland? We haven't seen what he's been up to in awhile.
lil Joshu 12th Oct 2017, 11:56 AM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Too far to be earth, too close to be Mars, so it's the Moon.
rufiangel 12th Oct 2017, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
MM senpai, it's a little bit late but congratulations on hitting 500 updates <3


flower selfie XD

May you be blessed with the inspiration for many many more updates <3
Mochi 12th Oct 2017, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
what a lovely family <3
Morgenstern 12th Oct 2017, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
I'm bad at expressing my feelings via internet comments, but this means a lot to me. It's weird to think that Blood is Mine started as an experiment/side thing just to see if I could pull it off, and now it's like my favorite thing I've ever done. It wouldn't work without peoples' involvement/investment and participation, and the amount of support I'm getting, so I want to thank everybody for making this possible and making it worth it.
WalkerOfSorrow 12th Oct 2017, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
MM, I have advanced appreciation now for what you've accomplished here. I tried to convince people on another forum to help me get an interactive project off the ground, and it's been rough going. Keep up the very good, very hard work!
PurpleKetchup 12th Oct 2017, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
I wonder if Jury likes flowers.
Only one way to find out.
Blue_Elite 12th Oct 2017, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
I got giddy when I saw the flower wreath around Baby Red's head. ^u^

It looks like the girls are the only ones who don't feel a little awkward being all close together for a picture. :3
Someoneyoudontknow 12th Oct 2017, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
Fuse is showing too much skin to be the team's mummy.
AlphaDragon 12th Oct 2017, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
Love baby feds flowers awesome job
Steve 12th Oct 2017, 2:51 PM edit delete reply
All of my yes, thank you.
AlphaDragon 12th Oct 2017, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
So... Second panel, right side. Is that blood from the one Mom killed? If so can cinch analyze it? Would it be worth taking to experiment on?
Mochi 12th Oct 2017, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
nnnnno? that's back in bunker a, that's jane's blood.
Baeronius 12th Oct 2017, 4:37 PM edit delete reply
I think the red coloration is the bottoms of the tubes.

See it's a sprite thing.
AlphaDragon 12th Oct 2017, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
Anything bummer A... That clarifies. Thanks Mochi
Crestlinger 12th Oct 2017, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
Well Well at least we now know we have a potential food source region as well. Now to get our hands on some potatoes.
Guest 20th Dec 2017, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
I was literally about to say 'I think we're on mars and they found blood in the rocks, this is insanity, how far can these wormholes reach, and why did they build a bunker on another planet, they obviously didn't have incentive to come here as the blood discovery was made after building the bunker
Guest 20th Dec 2017, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
I was literally about to say 'I think we're on mars and they found blood in the rocks, this is insanity, how far can these wormholes reach, and why did they build a bunker on another planet, they obviously didn't have incentive to come here as the blood discovery was made after building the bunker