Comic 1093 - Finalize spa day plans

Posted on 2nd Jul 2018, 7:09 PM in Hope
Finalize spa day plans

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Morgenstern 2nd Jul 2018, 7:09 PM edit delete
You wander into the lab, and are promptly handed a plate of blueberry pancakes.

"Mine has woken up and is accounted for," Liz states in a clinical tone before adding, "finally. Pierce, Mav, Crease, and Zenith have been apprised of current events and our whereabouts for the next day or so, and have been armed for exploring Ilworth--armaments which include the 'ghost gun'. They've also been given bunker keys, so they may return to Bunker D or Ilworth as necessary. Faraday and Tesla--"

"Tesla couldn't quite work up the courage to make it here," Faraday states. "I'll let her know what all she missed, though!"

Liz continues with only slight pause. "Lydia is present, Mr. Grizwald--"

"--Has some weird hangups about spas, and uh... other countries. And space-doors," says Lydia, who seems far more interested in the giant mouth and all the things on Dr. Finch's lab table than in the conversation. "He told me, and I quote, you kids have fun."

Elizabeth gives a lingering stare, likely at having been interrupted again, but then continues. "...Caius and Dr. Finch are acquiring a rental car, and should be returning shortly. I believe that covers everyone."

Fuse nods. "The Deck recommended some places that'll ignore our military and alien grade prosthetics, so we got that all sorted."

"I called Jury," Michelle adds, "and made sure everything's goin' alright. Nothin' blowin' up yet, feds are still doin' whatever the hell it is they do, none of the bad guys have made any moves. Should be smooth sailin' for a while. I invited her, but... y'know. Spa day, android, she wasn't really feelin' it." Michelle gives a nod to Pierce and the rest of the Mars gang. "If y'all do run into any ghosts out there, let us know after, but I'm gonna say don't try to mess with 'em too much. Some ghosts are cool, but... don't wanna push it."

"Now, when you say ghosts..." Crease starts to ask,

"Yes," confirms Pierce. "Actual ghosts."

"Like me!," adds Faraday.

Mav squints. "You're... a ghost? You look like a perfectly normal little girl to me."

"Yup!" Faraday flickers, and casually shoves her hand into the nearby shelf--prompting a bit of a jump from Crease, Zene, and Mav.

"Agh!," Lydia exclaims, clenching her fists dramatically. "This place is so cooool~ and you guys've been holding out on me this whole time!"

"We invited ya to join us," Michelle replies with a big shrug. "You said you wanted to stay maverick, somethin' about super danger."

"Yeah," Lydia huffs, "it's true. I guess missing out on ghosts and space-doors and huge mouths and acid spiders with human faces holy crap is the weight I have to bear as a..." she pauses, and gives a slight (almost rehearsed looking) swagger to her head before concluding, "...maverick reporter."

Fuse sighs, and rubs at his forehead. "Caius and Dr. Finch should be back soon with the car, so... if there's any last second tweaks we wanna make to the plans, now's the time."


Caydenite 2nd Jul 2018, 7:45 PM edit delete reply
All sounds good to me, let's go get our chill on.
LytharWolfe 2nd Jul 2018, 7:45 PM edit delete reply
Continue as planned.
Cyanic 2nd Jul 2018, 7:47 PM edit delete reply
While we're gone, let's put miniMine beside Baby Red so we have adorable things greeting us when we come back

Also, is Tesla really gonna be fine alone? It might get lonely, we could ask her if she wants to hang out in Bunker A while we're gone?

EDIT: Faraday isn't actually coming with us lol, but still, maybe they wanna hang out in A while we're away so they can make friends with a meatball EDIT2: or ask if BabRed wants to be brought to E
Caydenite 2nd Jul 2018, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Faraday could take Babyred with her to hang out with Tesla. They could have a tea party.
Twelveseal 2nd Jul 2018, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
This sounds great. +1
chaosblitz 3rd Jul 2018, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
Ooh! yes that sounds super cute!! Also can we please go buy doll clothes for mini-mine? I really want to play dress-up with her.
Twyll 2nd Jul 2018, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
Make a note to pick up some souvenirs for Tesla. Poor Faraday might miss out on a lot of the fun bits of the spa day, anyways, but at least she'll get to hang out with us... I wonder if some of that magnetic nail polish would work for the ghost girls?
Twelveseal 2nd Jul 2018, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
Mr thought 2nd Jul 2018, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
Dye fuse’s hair and disquise his prosthetic. Anything else you guys can think of? Oh also let’s have baked potatoes for lunch. yum.
Cyanic 2nd Jul 2018, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
good precaution, but wouldn't be necessary since we're going to a different country and to a place where apparently our military and alien grade stuff won't matter to the spa employees
Mr. thought 2nd Jul 2018, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
I’m thinking black for Fuse’s hair better safe then sorry as someone might recognize him as a mutant on the way to the spa.
Cyanic 2nd Jul 2018, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
good point
Let's see if we can pigment his hair into a different color temporarily
Blue_Elite 2nd Jul 2018, 9:15 PM edit delete reply
A hat is a lot easier to remove than hair dye.
1977 3rd Jul 2018, 1:44 AM edit delete reply
I agree with Blue_Elite. Simply put on a hat.
Twelveseal 3rd Jul 2018, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
Fuse in a bowler. Actually, you know what, just Fuse in a 3 piece suit, with the bowler and actual glasses (with green lenses). Fuse decked out right. And for the style shot to fit with the area's Tarot theme a deck of cards. He can show off by setting them on fire with his mind for the image shot XD.

Ugh, my brain is now trying to imagine the rest of the team in classy outfits. Whyyyyyyyy...
chaosblitz 3rd Jul 2018, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
ALL of us in 3 piece suits, bowler hats and sunglasses, standing around looking sketchy and holding instrument cases. THAT definitely won't get us arrested!
Portal In Time 2nd Jul 2018, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
From what I remember, we only gave Mav a fast fix to her slashed throat - We should fix that up before we go.

Is Liz coming with us? If not, then I say we give her something nice, like some kind of perfume, or something. Just to make sure she knows that even if she chooses not to join us, we still care about her :)

Oh! And yeah, for the rooms..

Finch + Caius, Mine + Michelle, Fuse + Himself (Or Liz if she's coming)
Caydenite 2nd Jul 2018, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Well remembered about the throat, good idea.
People probably already have an idea who they want to room with, let's let them pick.

I'd say ask Michelle if she wants to call Cam, but she's still not been fully initiated into our weird group, and having to go through space doors in secret bunkers filled with mouths and ghosts might be a bit much for her straight off the bat. Kinda a jump up from Big weird bugs.
Blue_Elite 2nd Jul 2018, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
Mine did a quick fix to Mav, Dr. Finch treated her fully.
Cyanic 2nd Jul 2018, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
I agree with all these

but for rooms it's Fuse and Lydia (Liz + Herself)!
Mr. thought 2nd Jul 2018, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
Seconded this but I agree with Cyanic on Lydia and Fuse.
Twelveseal 2nd Jul 2018, 11:20 PM edit delete reply
This shipping XD I love it. But yes, shared rooms? Let the team decide~
Blue_Elite 2nd Jul 2018, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
Just in case this spa day occurs all in one update, if we have any funds left I'd like to get sewing material (string, yarn, etc.) on the way back for Edison for when we eventually release her.
Preferably any color that's not red.
FlockPack 2nd Jul 2018, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
Agreed, definately.

Adorable little psychopaths need toys too if they're just kids! ^.^
Twelveseal 2nd Jul 2018, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
Twyll 3rd Jul 2018, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
Maybe we could get her some sewing-adjacent crafts that *don't* involve needles. Macrame, Chinese knotting, or tatting, perhaps?
V 2nd Jul 2018, 10:30 PM edit delete reply
To be fair, Lydia, your concerns about super danger were, like, 368% justified. I lost track of how many times one or more of us have almost died.

BTW, is this the most characters that have ever been in one panel?
PurpleKetchup 2nd Jul 2018, 11:39 PM edit delete reply
Think so, and at least in terms of actual different characters.
37212513 2nd Jul 2018, 11:48 PM edit delete reply
Ask Ma-Red if she would like to join us in the form of a shirt or button, just to see some of the world her counterpart loved so much once more.

Edit: see or otherwise sense.
1977 3rd Jul 2018, 1:42 AM edit delete reply
Taking BabyRed with us should do the trick?
white 3rd Jul 2018, 2:14 AM edit delete reply
Ignoring suspicious prosthetics is one thing, ignoring a talking dodgeball is quite another matter.
Twelveseal 3rd Jul 2018, 4:28 AM edit delete reply
Stick some fake hair on it and say it's a Furbie.

Or Fizgig.
PurpleKetchup 3rd Jul 2018, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
"am not dodgeball
but important"
Twelveseal 4th Jul 2018, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
And then Lil' Red was named Wilson.
1977 3rd Jul 2018, 1:45 AM edit delete reply
Remind the MarsCrew to prepare a place for the TradingRitual.
LiquidBacon 5th Jul 2018, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
uh, maybe just a large flat empty space, not specify what its going to be used for. While Pierce wouldn't be fazed by a ritual (he was helping Dr. Finch with Geoangular Control), the others might, and fewer knowing about magic might be good.
1977 5th Jul 2018, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
Mav knows about magic too.
Pierce, uhm, no, the others, not Pierce, anyways she was one of the sacrifices for the ritual to summon the bloodgoddess.
Luckily everything went a little different.

I don't think she has any problems with any rituals whatsoever. :)
Portal In Time 3rd Jul 2018, 4:38 AM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
OH! Fade away the magic markings on all of our bodies, too! We won't want a masseuse seeing it or anything!
Mr.thought 3rd Jul 2018, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Just don’t forget to reapply them when we get back.
ReikoLupus 3rd Jul 2018, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Ask everyone if they want some type of souvenir XD.
Ah, and show everyone the Mini-Mine. Now that they have key-cards, they are going to explore a bit. Is only a thing of time until they find her. Better let them know of her existence now, before they find her without us there to answer questions XD.
Ah, and if they find a book called "Geoangular Control", they can't read it. Only the specialist can read it.
fellow 3rd Jul 2018, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
Maybe we should just hide geangular control from the people who haven't seen it yet. Knowledge of that book could set off a disaster with the feds.
Portal In Time 3rd Jul 2018, 8:34 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Feed it to Mom's Red, they said they can act as a storage container for us.
fellow 3rd Jul 2018, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
Maybe we should put a blood alarm for if the boy(Zene I think is the one? I don't remember.) is startled. Just in case.
Japster 4th Jul 2018, 3:26 AM edit delete reply
It's nice to be back!
Feed all potentially dangerous or scarring items to the red, and hide lumpy too.
Japster 4th Jul 2018, 3:27 AM edit delete reply
Now that I think about it, where is lumpy?
fellow 4th Jul 2018, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
Lumpy is already at the spa. He deserves it.
hand 4th Jul 2018, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
Still in the Humvee, maybe. Not like Lumpy needs food, shelter or a bed.
Japster 4th Jul 2018, 7:56 PM edit delete reply
Is the Humvee still missing?
Jack S. 4th Jul 2018, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
We recollected it shortly before raiding Hope's church.
pkrankow 4th Jul 2018, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
Stop past a craft store and get several embroidery and cross stitch kits at different levels of difficulty. Some should include "safety" needles. Stick to pictures without red if possible.
PurpleKetchup 5th Jul 2018, 12:45 PM edit delete reply
Edison just likes red, it's not a trigger for violence. Safety needles would be enough to send the right message.
However, red thread could be used as a special gift once she has settled down and accepted coexistence.
Aston 5th Jul 2018, 3:25 PM edit delete reply
Are you building a buffer for Mine?

As they really need a spa break thus so does the creator.

Great comic. Thank you for your hard work making it.
Caydenite 5th Jul 2018, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
Morgenstern's been sick and had computer problems. The update is still coming.