Comic 907 - Go different ways

Posted on 7th Apr 2018, 7:22 PM in Shipping Off to Southden
Go different ways

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Morgenstern 7th Apr 2018, 7:22 PM edit delete
"I... I'm going back for that book!," Dr. Finch says. You tell him you agree with his decision--put the book back, maybe the librarian will understand you don't mean any harm.

While he climbs down, you continue climbing up. If Caius is up there still fighting with the librarian, he may need your help.

You climb as fast as you can while still being careful. You try to give Caius adrenaline, or... do anything, really, but wherever he is currently is more cut off than the library already was. You can barely perceive him at all, though you sometimes hear him fighting above you.

You reach the top of the bookshelf. You can hear... something, or feel it, around you. It sounds like a scuffle, but it comes and goes in different places.

You... read? Feel? A voice. It's clear, distinct... but it's like it's coming from everywhere. The floor, the books, even the planets and stars off in the distance.

"w e l c o m e g o d s a p l i n g
(Finally. Geez.)

s o r r y i f t h i s

w a s a g r e a t j o u r n e y

i h a v e m a n y r u l e s

i a m b r e a k i n g a f e w

t o t r y a n d h e l p

y o u w a n t t o e n d

t h e c y c l e d o n ' t y o u ?

n o m o r e s t a r t i n g o v e r

j u s t g o i n g t o

r i d e i t o u t , y e a h?"


Baron11704 7th Apr 2018, 7:36 PM edit delete reply
I'm noticing a very distinct bright green book, check that shiz out
Baron11704 7th Apr 2018, 7:36 PM edit delete reply
I'm noticing a very distinct bright green book, check that shiz out
Gitaxian 7th Apr 2018, 7:36 PM edit delete reply
I'm guessing that green book is what we're here for.
Tych 7th Apr 2018, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
ask about Caius and the Book that was dropped if you can put it back without repercussion and about what it means by "break the Cycle"
Akasha 7th Apr 2018, 7:41 PM edit delete reply
That's ultimately what we're going to do, yeah. Just... need the right tools for the job. And this'll probably be one of them.

Also, it'd be best to ask for some help with the Librarian that Caius is currently having a bit of a tussle with. Prob'ly.
Leafia_Barrett 7th Apr 2018, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, that's correct. No more chucking everything in the trash and starting over.

Apologize for dropping the book, and promise to give it to a librarian to place back in its proper location (which I doubt we'll be able to find without help), or put it back ourselves if they're okay guiding us.
Ask who the being is, and why it's taken an interest in us. Not that we're complaining - we need all the help we can get.
Glance at the green book - is it the one we're looking for? We should probably take care of the dropped book before we try checking anything out, but if we can confirm that's the one, that will help matters.
pkrankow 7th Apr 2018, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
Yes, ask for assistance with the Librarian, or if Finch is right to replace the book.

Yes, we think there are cycles that need stopped. There are other cycles that need to continue for now.

God sapling? Young god?
chaosblitz 7th Apr 2018, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
"n o m o r e s t a r t i n g o v e r

j u s t g o i n g t o

r i d e i t o u t , y e a h?"
Well that's a chill way of looking at how we're kind of indirectly going to be responsible for causing the apocalypse to LITERALLY end all apocalypses, but yeah basically. None of us had reeeeally given it much thought (or even knew it was a thing until, like, a couple days ago) and we're probably going to have to think a bit more in depth about what our long term (like, really, REALLY long term) goal is, but if it's a choice between letting our friends live good, fulfilling lives or having the universe restart a few more times... well, I'd probably pick the former.
It(they? what ARE the proper pronouns for a probably celestial being?) calling us godsapling is kinda cute, honestly.
Blue_Elite 7th Apr 2018, 8:33 PM edit delete reply
I generally go with xe/xes/xem when addressing sexless/gender ambiguous beings.

And WE'RE cute, so it all works out!
lil Joshu 7th Apr 2018, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Preferably not ending everything as well.
Blue_Elite 7th Apr 2018, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
Confirm we're trying to break the cycle of creation and destruction (at least the one our eldritch species engages in) and that any assistance in that regard is appreciated.
More urgently, if there's a way to make that librarian not-upset with us, pointing us in that direction would be appreciated.

Also ya, check out (figuratively and possibly literally) that oddly green colored book. Perform an item-get stance if it is the one we're looking for (maybe hum a quick fanfare while at it).
37212513 7th Apr 2018, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Since everything else is being misinterpreted, might as well misinterpret "check out book" and ogle it for a few, try to decide if it's a sexy green book or not.
Madd 7th Apr 2018, 9:02 PM edit delete reply
Check the book we are being guided to.

Tell the Library we want to break the cycle, although we would like to know if we can stop entropy enough to keep the universe going without ever resetting again.

Also talk about how a friend of ours accidentally knock a book out on the way up, we don't want it mistaking that for an attempt to take out the books it doesn't want us to have. (We aren't trying to upset the librarians, please have it stop fighting / help put the book back.)