Comic 916 - Take Tesla to the screen

Posted on 9th Apr 2018, 8:50 PM in Shipping Off to Southden
Take Tesla to the screen

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Morgenstern 9th Apr 2018, 8:50 PM edit delete
You send a message to Michelle, asking if she can come to Bunker E real quick.

You head back to the containment area, and tell Tesla about the progress--specifically, that you can now communicate with Faraday. She's limited to a static-y screen, but she can speak and hear things.

You ask Tesla if she wants to talk to Faraday.

"H... honest?," she replies. "It's really Faraday?"

You nod. You tell her she can bring one of her stuffed animals with her, if she wants. Michelle arrives a moment later.

Tesla doesn't take her teddy bear, instead stashing it under her blanket pile. She does, after thinking it over a bit, grab one of her blankets. Just in case.

She's still a bit nervous as she climbs into the canister, but she eventually gets there. Michelle uncorks the canister, setting it down so Tesla can climb back out. You and Michelle lead Tesla to the archive room.

You tell Faraday that you brought Tesla.

"Tesla? You're here?," asks Faraday.

"F... Faraday? Is that really you?"

"It is!," Faraday answers. "It's me! I'm just... a little odd right now, but it's me!"

Tesla almost trips over herself moving closer to the screen. "We... we thought you were..."

"I know," Faraday says. "I'm sorry, I didn't have a way to tell you! I'm a wee bit stuck, but it's going to get better. You'll see. I'll be out of here in no time."

Tesla sniffles, rubbing at one of her eyes. "Okay," she finally answers. "I'll try to... to be brave, Faraday. I miss you."

"I miss you, too, Tesla. Soon. We'll be together again soon."


Xylas_Incarnum 9th Apr 2018, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
the real big question is how we're going to get Edison calm enough to get the trio back together.
Someoneyoudontknow 9th Apr 2018, 9:15 PM edit delete reply
I think it's better to wait till Faraday is better before trying to talk with Edison
Swagner 9th Apr 2018, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
Yeah. For now, Edison stays in "time out".
Nayru9572 9th Apr 2018, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
Let's give them a moment to talk. But no actual leaving just yet, since Tesla might not like being stuck outside of her room.
Cruentum 10th Apr 2018, 12:11 AM edit delete reply
Seconded. Also, maybe if we give Faraday a point to focus on, we'll get better results. Also THEY"RE SO CUTE!!!
LytharWolfe 9th Apr 2018, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
Well this was adorable. Hugs for everyone!
Blue_Elite 10th Apr 2018, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
If we can get the astral projection spell to work, it will be hugs for everyone.
Frission 10th Apr 2018, 12:23 AM edit delete reply
What if there's a spell in that book that literally lets her give people psychic hugs? Like, anyone. Anywhere. Hug! xD
RemnantSoul 10th Apr 2018, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
I want this.
Avery-Cross 9th Apr 2018, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

anywho, we should ask Tesla and Faraday if they'd maybe like a moment alone to chat for a bit, this is the first time they've been able to talk since zone 50 was active after all
Twyll 9th Apr 2018, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
Okay, they are the most adorbz. And I want to love them and spend time with them so they can feel appreciated and be mentally and emotionally stimulated and fulfilled. But also we need to spend *some* time saving the world... Do you think we could maybe have Zene's parents like, babysit? Ghostsit? Come in and check on the girls using their parenting powers, at least?

If we introduce Zene's folks to the girls (after giving them a bit of time to hang out first of course), that way if we ever end up needing to spend a lot of time away, we can still have someone they know to come in and make sure they're alright.
pkrankow 9th Apr 2018, 9:37 PM edit delete reply
Get a coil of plastic pipe, a couple funnels, and rig a speaking tube between the monitor and Telsa.

The cage idea is also fairly do able. Assuming no or low forces get enough wire window screen to attach to the entire floor and ceiling, then use panels to move these walls together. ... ok, that is an easy couple thousand square feet of screen, maybe not so easy. If a 10x10x10 cube were used that is 600 square feet... Faraday would need to say more.

Meditation. Find the centers of energy and start from there.
Twyll 9th Apr 2018, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, we can start doing meditation together :D I like that idea. It'll not just help Faraday, it'll be good practice for us too!
Warp 10th Apr 2018, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
Please, Have Finch Take The Book Of Magic To Pierce, Who Is Our Resident Magical Expert, That They Can Put Magical Thinking And Science Thinking Together And Take Notes, Preferably On Photocopied Pages, As The Library May Not Appreciate Us Scribbling Fermat's Last Theorem Into The Margins Of Geoangular Control, Thank You.
pkrankow 10th Apr 2018, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
I am on the fence about Pierce and the book. His insight may be valuable, so I am not against working with him to help understand the book.
fellow 10th Apr 2018, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
We may not want to set pierce out into the overworld with more knowledge of magic spells. If he uses any it might be very bad.
pkrankow 10th Apr 2018, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
That is why I am on the fence. He is a thrall, but we allow nearly total independence. He has experience, so may have insight, but it may be a temptation because we have people, not automatons that look like people.
Hambone 10th Apr 2018, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
Hey guys, why don't we ask Tesla if she'd like to move to Faraday's room? Might cheer both of them up a bit. I don't think we need to worry about her wandering off.
Eternity 10th Apr 2018, 10:03 AM edit delete reply
pkrankow 10th Apr 2018, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Side note: When we are done here, we need to check on Liz, her brain and glands to make sure things were not deliberately ommitted that will prevent her becoming a functional person.
Hambone 10th Apr 2018, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
Hey, good idea (with her consent of course). She may have abnormal brain physiology as a result of Thale's BS. Having Dr. Finch do a Psychiatric evaluation may be in order.
fellow 10th Apr 2018, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
If nothing's off with her brain, we could try to improve her physiology. By moving the spots where tendons are attached to the bone and perhaps changing the shapes of joints(maybe adding or removing some cartilage in places), we could make sure that movement at least doesn't hurt her.
PurpleKetchup 10th Apr 2018, 1:43 PM edit delete reply
Hmm... so, from our run-in with Edison and Tesla's current appearance, I'm going to assume Faraday's favourite colour is green.

Do we have something green as a gift/focus she could try and condense herself towards ?
Crestlinger 10th Apr 2018, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
How awesome would it be if 'a thing you should not know' turns out how to weaponize cuteness to defeat Thale with a hug? Or these three.