Comic 984 - Ask the girls about Edison

Posted on 1st May 2018, 5:10 PM in Hope
Ask the girls about Edison

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Morgenstern 1st May 2018, 5:10 PM edit delete
You ask everyone what progress they've made.

"We got all the stuff," Fuse says. "Computer parts, which I'm... slowly slapping together. We got bandages out the yin-yang, and we bought a big pile of phones."

"We're prob'ly gonna trade up the phones and bandages next," Michelle says. "Computers'll have to wait 'til they look like computers, of course."

You feel far too tired to continue testing out your astral projection today, so you head back to Bunker E to talk with Tesla and Faraday.

You ask about Edison. Specifically, you... give the girls a better idea of what condition you retrieved Edison in.

"She was so mad after..." Tesla looks at the floor. "After all of it."

"Edison always had a temper," Faraday adds. "I worry about her ever so much, but... if she's hurting other people..." There's a brief pause, the screen flickering. "I don't... I don't rightly know if this will be enough. If she lashes out, I... I don't think I can stop her."


skybirds15 1st May 2018, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
Well, if she can't get out of the tube-chambers, then we could keep her in there. Then Faraday and Tesla could talk to her, at least, without the chance of Edison hurting people.
pkrankow 1st May 2018, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
Edison cracked the window on one chamber, if that was the beginning of her attack then it might not hold her...

If these two think there is little chance of controlling Edison, then after a suitable rest we will proceed without Edison.
1977 1st May 2018, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
The cracked window was Faraday's.
Blue_Elite 1st May 2018, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Can confirm. I thought it was Edison's too and had to check to make sure the damaged one is Faraday's.
pkrankow 1st May 2018, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
Thank you. Maybe putting Edison into an undamaged containment unit will be adequate.

Blue_Elite 1st May 2018, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
On the one hand, I wouldn't mind releasing Edison into a containment unit so we could talk things out and maybe get some pointers from the ghost who seems to have the best control over ghost abilities.
On the other hand, as long as she has that needle I'm willing to bet that gives her a way to break out of containment via chiseling. To complicate that further, if the containers really do provide a stasis, we'll be releasing Edison while she's still in full-on murder mode. It might be safer to empty her out in the open so we can pry the needle away from her right away (as well as give her direct access to Faraday's voice).

If I had to vote, I'd say the risk to reward isn't worth it and to keep Edison contained until we get Faraday back. We don't know if Edison can help at all, and she has the potential to make the situation worse as well.
pkrankow 1st May 2018, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
Yes, we should ask what being in the containment drums is like.

Being in full-on murder mode and armed is not what we need if we are not able to diffuse her quickly.
Archon 1st May 2018, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Perhaps we should leave Edison in the tube for the time being.
Wasn't easy getting Edison in the tube the first time, might not be able to do it again.
At the very least, we want a project ODIN boosted Jane for some extra oomph to help out.
Swagner 1st May 2018, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, unless we're able to deal with her on equal terms, she ought to stay in the canister.
1977 1st May 2018, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Maybe my comment last page was a bit late, so I repeat the important part:

Trade up bioprinters.
Trade up biopaste.
pkrankow 1st May 2018, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Must obtain multiple bioprinters. Getting any newer bioprinter will be a major step up.

Biopaste trade sounds interesting at least.
Terrac 1st May 2018, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
That reminds me. I suggested before that we try to link Red and the bioprinter. Is that a good idea or no?