Comic 97 - Make preparations, do tests

Posted on 28th Jul 2017, 4:05 PM in The Hospital
Make preparations, do tests

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Morgenstern 28th Jul 2017, 4:05 PM edit delete
You remember that there's still a car parked in front of the building. You and the others sort through it, and the debris, until you find a metal pipe. You give it to Dr. Finch so he can defend himself.

You head to the restroom, washing the pesticide out of your syringe so you can perform experiments with it. You start by heading upstairs and messing with the computer. It seems this particular computer shares part of its processing power with the hospital's CyberBrain, in order to more readily control the lighting, med dispenser, etc. Thus, you cannot disconnect it without essentially shutting it down.

You open up the computer and put some of your blood in it. You get... a strange feeling, a buzzing, almost like what you did with Dr. Finch but you can't quite... reach it? You think that, perhaps, if you were more familiar with computers you could do something more. As it stands, you just feel disoriented and confused when you try to control the computer. It's like walking into a maze.

You inject blood into the dead spider monster. You can move it, a little bit, but it takes an unusual amount of effort. You try it on a normal corpse, as well, with similar difficulty. You're starting to get a feel for how this works.

The larger something is, the more blood it requires to control it. Bandages, clothes and the like are thin and light, so they require very little blood and, with so few moving parts, it's easy to make them do what you want.

Something dead is a different kind of control than something alive. You can mentally force Dr. Finch to do or say things, but you can't levitate him into the air or implode him with your mind. If you inject your blood into a living person, you can have them walk down the hall for you. If you inject a corpse, then you have to physically lift and maneuver the body's legs individually, carrying the entire weight of the corpse with your mind. Lifting it into the air is even harder; you can "feel" how heavy it is.


Xylas_Incarnum 28th Jul 2017, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
Well, onwards to the basement I guess. This group's about as prepared as they can be... no wait, gather up some of the basic medical supplies that are still around here. And a box of that detergent from the laundry room. if nothing else it'd probably fuck up whatever goop the organ printer uses to make flesh... though now that I'm thinking about it, don't hospitals have cafeterias in them? might have something worth while there... or horrible dog-like monsters. Those mutts are always somewhere in these horror situations right?

Edit: that's gather some basic first aid gear, maybe some hard liqueur if you can find it, a box of detergent, then discuss whether to go to the cafeteria or the basement for now. Michelle needs a melee weapon too, just in case that gun of hers fails. Likely to be a meat cleaver in the kitchens if nothing else.
Xylas_Incarnum 28th Jul 2017, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
(Yeah, I might as well keep this up to date with the changes. Kinda fun to add flavor text here.)
[Jane doe]
Bloody bandages
Nurse uniform

BFG (Big Fucking Gun, the specifics of its make and model can wait till after this has all been wrapped up.)
army outfit with Rambo head band

Bloody doctor scrubs
Iron pipe

Basement keycard*
Bloody towels
Clean severed hand
Credit card
Duct tape (partially used)
Pack of cigarettes
Syringe (Jane's blood)
Blood type checker
Police badge (Vasquez's.. found on what's left of him anyways)
Cash (unspecified amount)
Makeshift flamethrower. Pretty fucking unsafe but's better than not having a weapon here. best to keep the pressure up so the plastic bits don't melt too much from the spray igniting

Jane Doe: Female MC, former nurse, and as their name says, a mystery. Has blood related powers.
Michelle: female test tube super soldier with a big fucking gun to match.
Dr.Finch: self proclaimed Genius, now also partially a meat puppet for Jane due to a life saving transfusion. He's only partially Jane's meat puppet because he's not a brainless thrall from that blood transfusion.
Zoidberg 28th Jul 2017, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
You have the power of giving life to death and we aren't pumping blood into the nearest corpse to throw it against the red non-claw hands? Dissapointment.

The Finch is fine alone. Start heading downstairs to clear out the not-you monsters.
Wing Eye 28th Jul 2017, 7:07 PM edit delete reply
Wing Eye
Does everyone have the scent of something non-human? We should make sure that everyone's scent is covered before proceeding.
Flammable 8th Aug 2018, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
It might be possible to make napalm out of gasoline from the car and laundry detergent.
RandomReader 3rd Aug 2022, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
Just wondering aloud here: Why aren’t we familiar with computers?