Comic 618 - Look in on Caius and Dr. Finch

Posted on 25th Nov 2017, 4:51 PM in Ghosts
Look in on Caius and Dr. Finch

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Morgenstern 25th Nov 2017, 4:51 PM edit delete
You bring the space suits back to Bunker A. Fuse and Michelle begin to check what all needs to be swapped around or patched up to get one working.

You check on the eyeball at the school. It looks relatively quiet, for the moment.

You also look in on Caius and Dr. Finch. It looks like they've acquired the medical file, but are currently held up talking to someone about... a podcast? You're confused for a moment, until the stranger plays a clip from their phone--you definitely hear Grizwald and Lydia's voices. Apparently, Lydia and Grizwald have started doing a podcast, and word is getting around. Caius, Dr. Finch and the stranger briefly discuss conspiracy theories and the suppression of information, all while Caius and Dr. Finch try to pretend they know slightly less than they actually do.

You ask Mom's red about Macland's condition, telling it what you know--not just about what Macland's going through, but the process he went through to get there.

"Unfortunately, an ailment of the human brain may be outside my purview," the red states. It gives a brief pause, but then continues. "Though I will say, an entity that can give itself form and act as an obstruction in a metaphysical representation of the human mind may not be a human ailment at all. It is difficult for me to gauge, of course, as I am far from an expert on brains. Those that invented this... process, that the man went through. Did they invent the process? Or did they discover it? The thing that took hold of the man's brain... was it made? Or was it found? Did the process create something in his mind... or simply let it in?"

You hear Michelle slowly, audibly exhale, slightly shaking her head. Fuse gives a small, dry chuckle. "Right?"

You also describe the voice in Bunker C, and ask if your Mom's red might know of anything like that.

"I am afraid not," it replies. "Though given the previous topic of discussion, I would venture down the same line of questioning. That which lies beyond the door could be a product of Zone Fifty--it is my understanding that they have manufactured many strange things. It is, perhaps, not a creature they engineered, but one they stumbled upon."


Portal In Time 25th Nov 2017, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Ask Momma Red if there's any way to tell if these creatures/entities/??? are man-made at all, and describe to them that the one in Macland's mind was "aware" that it's existence was in a representation of will, and used that fact as leverage to change how your own will was displayed in somebody else's mind. Its effects weren't unlike those Prophet displayed, with his illusions - Maybe it's possible to not only break through the illusions, but to destroy the source of the illusion, as well?

Also, ask Momma Red if they still have access to your Mom's memories, or if they're just going off on their own now. Being able to reference your mom's hidden past would be awfully useful.

((I would totally listen to their podcast, BTW :P))
Blue_Elite 25th Nov 2017, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
Since we've got time, perhaps ask Mom's Red about blood speak again; the last time Mom's Red was... speech-challenged.
Maybe if we limited the "talk" to the blood in the brain area, it could at least work like a weird Morse code.

Also ask if Mom's Red could join us in a forced-sync like we did with Fuse.
Portal In Time 25th Nov 2017, 7:08 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
Ooh, yeah. Syncing with Momma Red would be a really good thing to try out.
rufiangel 25th Nov 2017, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Is Dr Finch. Wearing. Jane's shirt.
Baeronius 25th Nov 2017, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
Dr. Jane Finch, PHD.
Twyll 25th Nov 2017, 7:15 PM edit delete reply
Alright, I think it's time to start studying how Cleantex actually works, once we get Dr. Finch back to the bunker. We might be able to use knowledge of Cleantex to rewind Mac's brain to a previous state somehow-- essentially, if we can load a previous save, the null-thing might not be so much of a problem.

Something we might wanna ask Grizwald, cuz I figure he might know somehow: can Cleantex restore memories that are lost to physical damage to the brain?
Twyll 25th Nov 2017, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
Oh also! We never did hug Mom's red! It's definitely hug time.
Blue_Elite 25th Nov 2017, 9:17 PM edit delete reply
Ehhhhhh... The moment has unfortunately passed. There needs to be more tension to justify a hug. A welcome-home hug would have worked but now we're kinda in the middle of something else and, while our friends are kinda used to our excentrencies, it might freak Michelle out to see us hug the large mouth on a flesh wall.
Certainly something to put on our bucket list for later though!
Blue_Elite 25th Nov 2017, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
Wow, really surprised I hadn't thought to do this immediately: Let's listen to that podcast. The computer is right there even.
Baeronius 25th Nov 2017, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
Didn't think about that. Looks like we may,(or may not) have given MM more work to dooooo.
BunnyMuffin 25th Nov 2017, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
Dr. Finch looks.... Fabuloussss ^.^
Anyways, I think we should listen to the podcast, and ask mom’s Red to teach us the bloodspeak language. We are at the point where we need it!
Baeronius 25th Nov 2017, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
Oh... Wait a fuzzy apple.

Isn't that lab equipment the one holding the Plant blood sample?

And Mom's Red is behind it?
Damanation 25th Nov 2017, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
Should we also talk to Big Red about encountering ourselves maybe?
Blue_Elite 25th Nov 2017, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
Ooo, explanations about sub-realities and extra-dimensional spaces might just be up Mom's Red's figurative alley!
Baeronius 25th Nov 2017, 9:23 PM edit delete reply
We need to make a series of creatures named after gum.
Big Red
Double Bubble

lil Joshu 23rd Jun 2018, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Just a shout-out...

My OC's in this one. :D (Been backing at the $25 level)