Comic 203 - Practice being a rat

Posted on 8th Aug 2017, 7:34 PM in Blood on Mars
Practice being a rat

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Morgenstern 8th Aug 2017, 7:34 PM edit delete
Michelle heads off to get what she can, weapons-wise.

You practice perceiving through your other senses as the rat. It takes a little while to get the hang of--the rat hears at different levels than you do, and has more versatile olfactory organs. You steadily adjust to translating what the rat is sensing to what you can understand, though. You also get better at "steering" the rat--it keeps trying to veer off and follow its instincts, and you find yourself telling it to stop doing something more often than you tell it to do something. But, after some time, you become decent at predicting the rat.


Frankfurtzz420 8th Aug 2017, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel 8th Aug 2017, 8:22 PM edit delete reply
Is this like... getting the rat to dance, or Jane dancing in celebration? XD;
PurpleKetchup 8th Aug 2017, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
How about hearing ? As long as you can pick up voices and understand what they say you can try looking for that man in the club.
Kitty 8th Aug 2017, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Maybe we need to work on sending commands in a more instinct-friendly way-- not "go there [because I have decided to go there due to my logical thinking]," but "go there [because food is there/because danger is not-there]." Probably requires activating different bits of the brain or acting on the body in a slightly different way.
rufiangel 8th Aug 2017, 8:20 PM edit delete reply
Use the rat to climb amicably onto Dr Finch's shoulder at some point. XD

Also, can we ask Dr. Finch about his hair? Like, the white bits. Was it the super stress of what happened at the hospital, or is it possibly caused by the blood transfusion? Michelle and Fuse only got injections, but Dr. Finch got a whole lot more than that. I guess I'm a wee bit worried, especially after Red mentioned toxicity. Is Dr. Finch capable of building a sort of antibody or immunity to it, or evolving(?) somewhat to cope with it, if that's the case? :'D
PurpleKetchup 8th Aug 2017, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
Considering Jane's blood probably changed into whatever blood he needed, typical immunity is entirely inadequate. Forcing a reaction could even trigger some autoimmune disease, which would end terribly for him.

Maybe stress, or maybe he stopped dying his hair the past month ?
You're right that he's the one who received the most so far. Maybe Jane can retrieve a fair bit (not all, and not too much in one go) through a syringe to lessen the effect it may have on Finch...
rufiangel 8th Aug 2017, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
Oh geez, auto-immune disease, no :'DDD

(If it is just him not dying his hair this past month, well dangit, you worried me sirrah XDD)
Wing Eye 8th Aug 2017, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
Wing Eye
Does the rat have a name? We should name the rat. Would Willard be too cliché?
rufiangel 8th Aug 2017, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
I second the vote to name our rat -v-)/