Comic 329 - Defend yourself

Posted on 4th Sep 2017, 7:36 PM in Unfathomable Hate
Defend yourself

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Morgenstern 4th Sep 2017, 7:36 PM edit delete
Vasquez steps forward, trying to back you into a corner.

You try to contact Michelle, but you get no response. You can't perceive anything through her.

You try to contact Fuse. Dr. Finch. Caius. You can't connect to any of them.

It seems that when you are in a forced sync, you are cut off from the outside.

Vasquez begins to lunge forward. You swing the axe, catching him in the side of his body. It's enough to stop him, for a moment, but the axe doesn't go all the way through. Something pushes the axe blade back out of him. Something begins to pry its way from the wound.


WalkerOfSorrow 4th Sep 2017, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
Well, this is totally fi- SMASH HIM AGAIN!

The "Committee for Screw Whatever This Is" will now take suggestions on how to solve our current predicament.
Mochi 4th Sep 2017, 7:56 PM edit delete reply

we have a few choices: we can try and get around him to the door, we can hit him again with the axe, or we could try and light him on fire, though the lighter's not going to do much on it's own. we don't have anything flammable, either...

so maybe two options: run for it, or fight.
Kitty 4th Sep 2017, 8:03 PM edit delete reply
We definitely need to do some yelling about how Michelle is our friend and we aren't going to let this asshole torment her, whatever we do.

As for how to deal with this guy, maybe we could get a bit of our blood on the axe and then attack him with it, and see if we can heat the blood to make it cauterize the wound, or if it can seal the wound somehow.

If we can, it might be best to circle him while wielding the axe and repeating aforementioned points about Michelle being our friend and how we fight for our friends etc., and hopefully end up with us on the door side and him on the not-door side. Then we'd be able to run if we end up needing to.
rufiangel 4th Sep 2017, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
The axe does already have some our blood on it actually, because we used it to cut our hand in order to bleed into the soda machines. Maybe we could try your plan immediately? XD; (though it would not surprise me if spider legs just burst out of there anyway) (ew)
tor 4th Sep 2017, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
I say we try to get past him, or hell have the vending machine drop another soda so we can throw at him and then get past.

We could lure him to the vending machine and try to drop it on him.
rufiangel 4th Sep 2017, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
I thought about the soda machine too, but you might remember, this one dispenses empty cans with nothing in it but notes of sadness. So I would guess they have no weight to them worth throwing at this thing. :'D

EDIT: Hey, I just remembered we actually DID pick up a can of cola from the accurate-memory-version of the soda machine, in the room after the toy store. So we could chuck that at him, assuming we pocketed it. XD;
tor 4th Sep 2017, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
I say we try to get past him, or hell have the vending machine drop another soda so we can throw at him and then get past.

We could lure him to the vending machine and try to drop it on him.
WalkerOfSorrow 4th Sep 2017, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
We might also trap him under that open locker. But I don't know if we can knock it over. We definitely need to speak out against him and try to convince Michelle (wherever she is) that this spider needs to die. Michelle killed him in the real world, she can do it here. We can be her vessel.

Dream logic says that the one with all the power is the person who is hosting the dreaming.
Eternity 4th Sep 2017, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
Gotta agree with the "hit him again" plan

Also the yelling

If this really is one of Michelle's inner demons, or something like that, is it possible to kill it for her?
WalkerOfSorrow 4th Sep 2017, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
As I started saying above, it may not be possible to kill it by ourselves, but she has the power here. This is her head. If anyone can make this go away, it will be by Michelle's almighty power. As a positive influence seeking to heal her, we can channel her to act in this situation, if she'll let us.
Kitty 4th Sep 2017, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
I think if Michelle believes we can kill the thing, we probably can, even if it's just that her brain-environment is giving us the power to do it.
rufiangel 4th Sep 2017, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
Well, I've been giving it some thought, and I think the reason why this is happening at all is because Michelle has sensed, subconsciously, that we care. This goes against her internalised belief that she isn't worth caring about, and she resists or rejects our desire to care about her or help her. That resistance or rejection is manifested in this personal demon that haunts her mind, and it's attacking us because it doesn't want us to care. But our presence in her life has already begun to manifest in her own mind as an unsullied spring of water. So I think it is possible for us to subdue her resistance, at least, if not outright vanquish it; over time, perhaps, that little clean fount will take over the island. For now, it seems like if we can convince her that our belief in her worth is stronger than her belief in her worth, it will weaken the resistance. That's just my theory anyway, we'll see how it goes XD
Baeronius 4th Sep 2017, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
This room looks like an island.
I wonder if we can hop over that little patch of wall behind us after the cola machine and reach the door from the backside?