Comic 971 - Become a ghost

Posted on 27th Apr 2018, 1:33 AM in Hope
Become a ghost

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Morgenstern 27th Apr 2018, 1:33 AM edit delete
You decide to practice astral projection.

You open up Geoangular Control, and begin following the instructions. Caius, having done this before, helps walk you through the steps. You light the correct candles, you spread a circle with the powder, and you sit down.

You relax.

You close your eyes.

You focus your thoughts. You concentrate on your breathing. You shut out everything around you. ...It takes a while, but you steadily enter a state of relaxation.

Okay, you slightly cheat and level yourself, because relaxing is surprisingly difficult. Caius confirmed this is an okay method of reaching relaxation.

You follow various steps as outlined in Geoangular Control, guiding your mind through a sort of journey. You picture yourself in the lab, but not as yourself--you sort of... visualize yourself from the outside. You imagine yourself leaving your own body.

It takes a few tries... but eventually, you get there.


You are now an imprint, removed from your physical form.


Archon 27th Apr 2018, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
Well. Now that's interesting.

Try talking to little red there.
Also, try talking through Jane Jr. over there.
Portal In Time 27th Apr 2018, 1:48 AM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
See if we can move/perceive through Baby Jane. Then, because she's the least likely to get harmed from this, try to possess her.
undeadDreamer 27th Apr 2018, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
Pick up the little Jane.
undeadDreamer 27th Apr 2018, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
Pick up the little Jane.
Nayru9572 27th Apr 2018, 2:28 AM edit delete reply
Try and see if we can talk to momRed. I'm curious what their opinion of this is. Also, immediately going for possession sounds a bit rushed. Let's first try and see how this goes, no?
Guost 27th Apr 2018, 2:49 AM edit delete reply
I agree. After trying that attempt to commune with our Red. If that part of us is included in this at all It might be a truly surreal experience for her.
Blue_Elite 27th Apr 2018, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
Really should have asked Caius how he saw anyone (he mentioned just as he was imperceivable, everyone around him was imperceivable to him).
I guess try to focus on being more, "solid," or maybe on just seeing Dr. Finch. If feeling adventurous, try picking up an extremely light object (was going to suggest typing on the keyboard but based on what we know about ghosts/imprints that might short it out).
Also see if any of your blood abilities still work. Can you still mind/blood communicate with anyone? Can you command/move Mini-Jane?

If feeling suicidally adventurous, go investigate the bathroom area Michelle mentioned was triggering ghost activity with the ghost gun. Actually, until we've gotten used to going back into our body, we should straight-out avoid investigating possibly hostile paranormal activity in this state.
a_name 27th Apr 2018, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
In Jane's current state, she may now be able to see the presence of other imprints. This may be useful as if Jane-ghost enters bunker E, as she can theoretically see Faraday (in her diffuse form) and maybe guide her by trial-and-error to take on a more appropriate and smaller shape.
psychoshen 27th Apr 2018, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
If we don't feel too much difficulty maintaining the projection, let's see if we can make it to Tesla and Faraday.
Terrac 27th Apr 2018, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
Actually, Blue_Elite made a good point. We shouldn't be able to see ANYONE else. And yet we can most definitely see Lil Jane and Baby Red and Mom's Red. See if we can communicate to the reds, and interact with Lil Jane. If necessary, we could even use Lil Jane as a potential vessel for Faraday. Speaking of the ghost girls, maybe we should get Edison out of her tube and into her room so we can explain things to her. She should be less volatile once she learns that Tesla is there and that we are helping Faraday, and the two sisters may be able to help Faraday compress her form.
pkrankow 27th Apr 2018, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
Reiko Lupus 27th Apr 2018, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
Let's talk to Mom's Red and Baby Red. I'm curious if they can see us XD.
Try controling Mini-Jane, and hug her. The First Fantasmal Hug of Jane XD.
And try talking to everyone with your Blood.
Madd 27th Apr 2018, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Lets go see if we can talk to the imprint in the bathroom now.
The bohiem 27th Apr 2018, 11:22 AM edit delete reply
wait do we comment on discord to sagest stuff or is th comment section used?
Terrac 27th Apr 2018, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
Comment section here is for suggestions. I believe it mentions that on the first page.
Terrac 27th Apr 2018, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
Nvr mind, just checked, it doesn't say that. Well, that's how it works as far as I know.
Portal In Time 27th Apr 2018, 11:45 AM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Yeah, Morgenstern doesn’t use discord suggestions so everybody can have an equal say here, in the comments.
lil Joshu 27th Apr 2018, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Oh, potato snaps... I just had a realization...

We can heal people by moving materials from one part of them to another. We can move materials to and from the red, what's considered 'us' included what we blood (like collapsing that air duct)...

As long as we blood something that everybody wears before they go into dangerous situations, we can use that thing for spare mass for replacing damaged bits, and it'd be easier if it can go right on the problem area... everyone should be carrying blooded bandages!

(Leads to interesting scenario...

X: "I just got shot through the heart, but for my parting words I..."
Y: "Here, I'll put a bandaid on it."
X: "WTF... that actually worked?!?"

You can now give orders to X.)
Terrac 27th Apr 2018, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
The blooded bandages as an impromptu source to draw the red from for healing is definitely an idea to consider. Might want to mention that to Dr. Finch to work out the details.
Portal In Time 27th Apr 2018, 11:47 AM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Yeah, that certainly sounds better than my idea of tenderly massaging raw meat into somebody’s missing arm :P
C-type 27th Apr 2018, 12:10 PM edit delete reply
Firstly, potato snaps?

Secondly, Will that work?
lil Joshu 27th Apr 2018, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
To answer your first... "Potato Snaps" is an expletive of mine. Kind of like when someone says "OH F#%K!" When I was a kid, I got my mouth washed out with soap if I cussed, so I came up with alternatives... and generally they made for amusement or good conversation pieces, and "alternative explatives" kind of became a kind of trademark thing of mine, so I never gave them up.

Secondly, should work. Most bandages are made mostly of carbon, which, other than water, is most of what our bodies are made of. And we can already move blooded bandages, so just move 'em in, and convert. I'm still not sure on the fine details of "what is us" vs "what not is us" and the moving, but the blooded bandages should work through a few different ways I understand it (and maybe give a bit more insight too. Can we convert on surface, or do we have to move them in and then convert? If the former, we could possibly combine smaller golems into larger golems, like the power rangers.)
Blue_Elite 27th Apr 2018, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
Can I use, "Potato Snaps," as an expletive? You can have my, "Hamsters in a Handbasket," if you wanna do a trade.
Swagner 27th Apr 2018, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
Was there a reason we can't just pull material from the Red? Thale's able to move matter from one body to another without a physical connection, why can't we do the same?
lil Joshu 27th Apr 2018, 1:38 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Well, we can, we just don't consider ourselves proficient enough to do it willy-nilly. Thale has basically sacrificed himself for his power, while we want to do it careful and intelligently so as to retain our humanity. This would basically be a stop-gap until we can basically just do wolverine-like regeneration with everyone.
pkrankow 27th Apr 2018, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
Nobody else ever suggests practicing moving mass around. With MJ we have as good of test bed as we can get to practice moving mass to ourself, and to someone else. This ability would have been helpful reparing Michelle's arms. We need to practice.

Blood bandages that can work as added mass where we need is an awesome idea.
Terrac 27th Apr 2018, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
Lil Joshu, your power-ranger golems actually gave me a though. We consider our Red to be a part of us, and yet a separate entity at the same time, correct? Would it be possible to let Red control Lil Jane or the golems?

That also brings up the point that we have yet to try to externalize our Red ourselves. We'll never learn how to unless we try and practice, so that's something else that should be on our to-do list.
lil Joshu 27th Apr 2018, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Let Red control lil Jane? That's Brilliant!