Comic 652 - Walk on Mars

Posted on 4th Dec 2017, 4:25 AM in Ghosts
Walk on Mars

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Morgenstern 4th Dec 2017, 4:25 AM edit delete
You check on Macland and Gesenai. They are currently driving toward the city's edge, on their way out of town.

You decide to take a look outside of Bunker D, beyond the airlock. You also want to check on the progress of the Juries, and see if maybe Dr. Deaglan Camp had family he could be buried with... but when you suggest that you want to try out the space suit, everyone insists on going with you.

You all head to Bunker D.

You put on the space suit, and you move through the series of doors that constitute the airlock. It takes a little while for the doors to systematically seal and unseal.

You step out onto Mars.


Archon 4th Dec 2017, 4:41 AM edit delete reply
Take in the view.
WalkerOfSorrow 4th Dec 2017, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
I'm not sure if that was directed to us or a suggestion for the character, but both are applicable. We're not going to have much free time to see other planets. Let's use it.
rufiangel 4th Dec 2017, 4:47 AM edit delete reply
Truly gorgeous update, senpai <3

Agreed on just... taking in the view. Maybe looking at that contraption, too, but being cautious about it.
BunnyMuffin 4th Dec 2017, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
The contraption looks like a mine cart, possibly for traveling?
I’m so excited ^.^ thank you senpai for this wonderful story!
rufiangel 4th Dec 2017, 5:42 AM edit delete reply
I am sure it's a mine cart. I'm most likely the only person who reads BiM who wondered if it was a bathtub. :P
WalkerOfSorrow 4th Dec 2017, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Ditto what BunnyMuffin says. Thank you SO much!
Mochi 4th Dec 2017, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
take in the view for sure, and then cautiously explore. be mindful of our oxygen levels though.
PurpleKetchup 4th Dec 2017, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
You might say the view is...

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Cuttlefish 4th Dec 2017, 5:48 AM edit delete reply
Wasn't there pure enemy eldrich blood scattered over Mars? Take a moment, but after it might be time to bounce. Jane shouldn't be on the surface of Mars.
BunnyMuffin 4th Dec 2017, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Nah, let’s explore!
Blue_Elite 4th Dec 2017, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
They had to mine for that blood. Thus as long as we don't go where the minecart leads to, we should be safe (from Mars blood anyway, no telling what OTHER horrors may be out here).
Cuttlefish 4th Dec 2017, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
Ok I'm convinced. Lets go party on Mars.
DrBilly 4th Dec 2017, 6:47 AM edit delete reply

Personally, I'm down for throwing caution to the wind, getting in that that mine cart, (I thought it was an abandoned drone at first) and take that midnight train going anywhere.
Blue_Elite 4th Dec 2017, 7:21 AM edit delete reply
Huh, I thought it was a product of the limited medium but I guess the Jury series really is bustier than us.

Walk around outside the door. Stress-test the suit, make sure it's not going to suddenly tear when we're out farther.
Also see if Dr. Finch has an idea how much air we've got.

EDIT: Also take a good look at the stars, for that memory that is now just a memory OF a memory. :|
Nayru9572 4th Dec 2017, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
Let everyone else know we're doing fine so far. I imagine the idea of your friend out on Mars is a rather scary thought.
Cuttlefish 4th Dec 2017, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
Snap, turn eldrich, blood the entirity of Mars and plunge it into the Earth.
Blue_Elite 4th Dec 2017, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
But then where are we going to get more ice cream?
skybirds15 4th Dec 2017, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
Heh, carbon dioixe clouds. Unless they started terraforming. SPAAACCCCEEEE
lil Joshu 4th Dec 2017, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
It's still terraforming if there's clouds at all. Having clouds other than dust storms isn't Mar's natural state. So already progress
PurpleKetchup 4th Dec 2017, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
Martian clouds are usually made of ice.

The weather is also too warm to condense CO2 away from the poles, due to the lower pressure (lower pressure lowers its condensation/boiling point).
lil Joshu 4th Dec 2017, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Woaaahhh, did not know this.
Espylacopa 4th Dec 2017, 11:58 AM edit delete reply
Test how much, if any, the suit limits your speed and range of movement. If something unexpected comes up while on Mars's surface it might be good to know these things ahead of time.
Also, like others said, take in the view. Not everyone gets to see this with their own eyes.
Twyll 4th Dec 2017, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
Test out gravity! Can we jump higher? Also yes, take a good look at the stars.
PurpleKetchup 4th Dec 2017, 2:29 PM edit delete reply
Do NOT jump wildly, geeze. Was about to post something about it.

Get used to the lower gravity first, what it means for objects (and yourself) to still have mass but require less effort to lift - but not push/pull !
Basically don't start jumping around because faceplanting in a wall will hurt just as bad as on Earth and possibly damage the suit.
Macheman7 4th Dec 2017, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Make sure our breathing mechanisms are working fine, and keep in touch with everyone by... Sending a mental 'ping' of sorts to Dr. Finch every minute or so, so he knows we're alright. Examine mine cart, consider taking mine cart ride a la Super Mario RPG or Donkey Kong Country.