Comic 743 - Catch a pigeon

Posted on 22nd Jan 2018, 9:28 PM in No Easy Way Out
Catch a pigeon

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Morgenstern 22nd Jan 2018, 9:28 PM edit delete
You load up your cats into the hummer, and you head out. Along the way, you and Michelle talk about what to name the cats; however, you cannot seem to come to a consensus. You bring the cats to your bunker door and let them out, giving them some very basic instructions: don't stray too far from this area, and don't attack any of your other animals (if they happen to see one).

You and Michelle then go looking for a place to catch a pigeon. After some discussion about the risks of going to the rooftops, you opt to head into the more populated parts of the middle tiers and look for any small time restaurants. You stop by a few, checking the alley behind said restaurants for any signs of pigeon activity; it's on the fourth attempt at this that you find some pigeons congregating by the trash.

You approach cautiously. Michelle keeps an eye out for anyone approaching, as it would not do you well to be caught injecting pigeons with mysterious substances.

You spread out some pigeon feed. The pigeons are a little hesitant, but not so skittish as to turn down free food--eventually, they begin to wander toward you.

You grab, and inject, a pigeon.

You can now give orders to a pigeon.

The other pigeons panic and flutter off. You get your own pigeon to calm down.

Michelle pets the pigeon.


rufiangel 22nd Jan 2018, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
I think it'd be nice if Caius named the pigeon, he's the one who wanted a nice fat one XD

What time is it in the day?
Swagner 22nd Jan 2018, 11:16 PM edit delete reply
To be fair, he was pretty stoned at the time. I imagine he'd give it an ironic edgy name like "Ralph McGoreSplatter" or something.
Morgenstern 22nd Jan 2018, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
It is fairly late in the evening.
rufiangel 23rd Jan 2018, 3:44 AM edit delete reply
If it's late in the evening, perhaps it's been some time since the fried chicken; Jane and Michelle can probably grab some food and bring it back to the bunker for everyone to eat, I think~
lil Joshu 23rd Jan 2018, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
I second letting Caius name the pigeon.
Portal In Time 23rd Jan 2018, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
consume the pigeon
Portal In Time 23rd Jan 2018, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
but uh, also let's head back to the bunker and get the verdict on animal names.
WalkerOfSorrow 24th Jan 2018, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
I knew if I didn't pose a strong enough chaotic presence, you'd show up eventually. Greetings, fellow purveyor of the unexpected.
Madd 23rd Jan 2018, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Okay, lets take our catch back to the bunker, get a verdict on the names and brainstorm a way to take care of Blobby.
Blue_Elite 23rd Jan 2018, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
Those are some mighty fine sprite pigeons. We may need to get Michelle a parrot eventually. She's settling for petting the pigeon for now.

If we're going to get in-story names for the cats, maybe consult Caius, Fuse and Dr. Finch each for one name apiece; since they weren't around to get to select the cats.

Also agree to Caius naming the pigeon (or we could call it Coocoo).

Otherwise head back. It'll probably be best to call it a night as the whole ordeal with Crease has us beat and we need to see if Lydia/Grizwald and Jury end up having anything to offer in terms of help with the whole church/psychic situation anyway.
Portal In Time 23rd Jan 2018, 3:07 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
I hate to say it, but the parrot would probably outlive Michelle tenfold, without us :’(
pkrankow 23rd Jan 2018, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
They grow big pigeons around here.
Blue_Elite 23rd Jan 2018, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
Maybe they're tube pigeons.

Maybe in this future, with the environment having gone completely to Hell, all the animals are genetically engineered and then just released and left to their own devices.
Maybe those cats in the cat magazine were tube cats genetically designed to be a fluffy as possible. X3
Swagner 23rd Jan 2018, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
pkrankow 23rd Jan 2018, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
Mochi 23rd Jan 2018, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
we should make sure all of our newly acquired wild animal friends are free of parasites and diseases and just generally in good health.
Portal In Time 24th Jan 2018, 11:58 AM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
”You can now give orders to a tapeworm.”
lil Joshu 24th Jan 2018, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
@Portal in Time
That raises an interesting question.. if we can give orders to it and ensure everything's working in harmony, does that make them symbiotes instead of parasites?

Oh dear gosh! We could totally creep out and trick anyone who thinks we're the devil and we're mind controlling people!

Tapeworm is in them, at some point during interaction, they 'take a blow to the head', and then the tapeworm wiggles out. People see the worm leave, assume it's some kind of carrier for the influence, and capture it, and assume our person is 'clean'. They inject with Queen, we capture the injected queen, fake being under its control, use our superior blood to hijack their netowrk and give false intel, all the wile having a plant in their organization.

Zene & Zene's dad... you can go back to almost life-as-normal if you want (although I'd suggest getting Zene away from all the craziness though, maybe send him to a summer camp or similar.)