Comic 207 - Have breakfast

Posted on 9th Aug 2017, 5:25 PM in Blood on Mars
Have breakfast

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Morgenstern 9th Aug 2017, 5:25 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
The next morning, Michelle cooks breakfast, and the four of you eat. You are inspired to try and imitate the effects of coffee. You force your brain to receive less adenosine--and your body responds to the dulled adenosine intake by increasing adrenaline, increasing your heart rate, and so on. You can now make people alert, and prolong sleep.

You inject a second rat, just in case. You can now give commands to two different rats, though manipulating them both simultaneously is difficult. The instinctual, less communicative nature of rats requires more "babysitting" than your other allies.

You and Michelle head to a nearby hospital to get an eye replacement. You bring it back to Dr. Finch, and he installs it with no difficulty. You now have both of your eyes.

You practice moving blood-filled syringes. You managed to toss one with decent aim, aided by your powers, when Michelle was possessed by Queen. Being able to inject someone from a distance seems like a skill to keep handy. It does suffer from the usual problems of maneuvering an object, though--you can't sense through it very well, unless you are in physical contact with it. Once it leaves your hand, it is almost blind.

You still have most of the day to work with. The club doesn't open until nightfall, and the man you're after doesn't show up there until after midnight.

Comments:

PurpleKetchup 9th Aug 2017, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
It's time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I_5Bw1U4s4

(don't forget the fadeout)
Vahno 9th Aug 2017, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Ok, kinda think now is a bad time to work on it, but... in theory, we should be able to slow, or maybe even stop bleeding with our powers, as well as maybe support someone who's lost a fair bit of blood. Blood loss kills by depriving important parts of the body of the oxygen it needs until they start to die off. Brain is most important, of course... NOW, if we understood this well enough, we could, in theory, make the blood rush, in a way, ignoring the beat of the heart, allowing this stuff to get where it needs to go faster, allowing better bodily performance for a time. This could also work in general, but we need to be careful. The human body can only take so much, even Michelle's.
Vahno 9th Aug 2017, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Ok, kinda think now is a bad time to work on it, but... in theory, we should be able to slow, or maybe even stop bleeding with our powers, as well as maybe support someone who's lost a fair bit of blood. Blood loss kills by depriving important parts of the body of the oxygen it needs until they start to die off. Brain is most important, of course... NOW, if we understood this well enough, we could, in theory, make the blood rush, in a way, ignoring the beat of the heart, allowing this stuff to get where it needs to go faster, allowing better bodily performance for a time. This could also work in general, but we need to be careful. The human body can only take so much, even Michelle's.
Vahno 9th Aug 2017, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Ok, kinda think now is a bad time to work on it, but... in theory, we should be able to slow, or maybe even stop bleeding with our powers, as well as maybe support someone who's lost a fair bit of blood. Blood loss kills by depriving important parts of the body of the oxygen it needs until they start to die off. Brain is most important, of course... NOW, if we understood this well enough, we could, in theory, make the blood rush, in a way, ignoring the beat of the heart, allowing this stuff to get where it needs to go faster, allowing better bodily performance for a time. This could also work in general, but we need to be careful. The human body can only take so much, even Michelle's.
Vahno 9th Aug 2017, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
How the heck...?
PurpleKetchup 9th Aug 2017, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
Triple-clicked 'post' before the server could notice ?
Anyway, unless you replace the large majority of someone's blood with red, they'll still end up with oxygen deprivation - the amount of oxygen exchanged depends on blood pressure, and hemorrhage means that drops that below survivable values (check out wikipedia's page on hypovolemic shock for a nice vid about that).

The best we can try for right now is stimpak-red. Small dosage, Queen-disabling, analgesic, stimulant and strong hemostatic properties. Will work for now.
EclairForce 9th Aug 2017, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
We should ask the red if it could explain more about our powers. I feel like we known far too little about them to be willy nilly throwing around blood syringes
EclairForce 9th Aug 2017, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
We should ask the red if it could explain more about our powers. I feel like we known far too little about them to be willy nilly throwing around blood syringes
Paradoxdragonpaci 9th Aug 2017, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
Check inventory and Skills for Everyone