The Plan
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The Plan
5th Jul 2016, 11:01 PM in Season One - Part 5: Starry Wisdom
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Mercy NEVER lets anyone else drive. So yeah, she's freakin' EXHAUSTED.

That last panel is probably hyperbole...

...probably.

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azureXtwilight
azureXtwilight
Poor Mercy! And good luck with the store, guys!
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Mercy will be okay, or she will be VERY un-okay...

Thanks! We're constantly adding more stuff, especially if anyone wants something specific! :)
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anonymous coward (Guest)
But... but they've both only got one eye, so why isn't Mercy getting Vincent to drive? I'm not saying that cyclops drivers are inherently more dangerous than regular bi-optical drivers, except that they measurably have less peripheral and focal vision spread so they're inherently more dangerous than regular bi-optical drivers. This one even seems to turn to look at the passenger instead of keeping his single eye on the road, dangit.

Also, sleeping for a week is called a coma, don't do that Mercy. Sometimes people don't wake up from those.

*unfolds walker with shotgun mount, goes back to shooing kids off the lawn*
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Ghoul ACTUALLY has two eyes. His hairstyle tends to obscure one eye to us, the viewers. See this page for a rare front-facing by our boy here.

Ghoul is being very careful driving, because he wants another chance (since Mercy hardly ever lets anyone drive her).

And let me get this straight: you would have been fine with goons or cultists stopping Mercy's life processes, but letting her slip into a coma (one of a number of tricks I could steal from soap operas) is off limits? Where are the bounds, man?

*hopes AC doesn't notice the gang tags on the lawn and side of the house*
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anonymous coward (Guest)
Nope, if it's hidden behind hair the other eye doesn't exist. That hippy needs a haircut! *shakes walker*

If you're really going to start borrowing clich├ęs from soap operas I'm requesting you make Ghoul pregnant without being sure if the father is Emily, Luna or Mercy.
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Yeah, no. :)
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anonymous coward (Guest)
There are no bounds. There is nothing off limits. Least of all identity.
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not prof ether (Guest)
This is true.
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Delta-v
Okay, so does Ghoul have to be physically present (as in "tagging along") or can Mercy do a refill to capacity of her own reserves from his, and leave him somewhere safe?

I like the way you're depicting ambient exterior light on the pair--It gives a nighttime feel to the panels. :)
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Just to be "safe", she's taking him with her. Plus, she knows she may need help with the witches.

Thanks! I always try to bring the right mood to the scene. :)
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lirvilas
lirvilas
I hope this is where we find out Ghoul's weapon of choice.

Spray paint to the face would be vile, but hardly a game-ender... switchblade, maybe?
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Maybe... :)
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sigpig
sigpig
My vote's for a straight razor...
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Yeeowch!
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anonymous coward (Guest)
I'm a big fan of prybars because they're useful for breaking walls and doors, but they're a little conspicuous to carry outside of your car trunk or a collection of tools. At that point you might as well consider a firearm of some kind if you don't need to break down, into, or out of anything.

If this is really a two-fisted pulp action serial though, I say Ghoul should consider a classic Sten gun. On second thought, maybe a classic Sten gun upgraded to solve that minor pesky issue with accidental fire. Never underestimate the value of being able to fold the stock and pull out the clip to hide a full-size SMG in your jacket, or the versatility and improvement in the TCO of looting your 9x19mm ammo directly off of any cops, crooks, and Nazi zombies that you face.
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Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit
Hahaha, that last step. Yeah, I'd probably sleep for at least a week, too.:D
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Not for real... It really is called a coma, Sea. But yeah, a day or so... :)
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sigpig
sigpig
I had to sleep close to a week, once (opiates and IV antibiotics are FUN) - it was somewhat hard on the bladder...
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
*shudder* Sounds unfun.
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Microraptor
Microraptor
"Hello, this is the answering machine of Mercy Black. If you hear this, it is likely that I didn't wake up from the ringing of my phone. Yeah, even when you are calling in the middle of the day. Why? Either you know already, or it is none of your business. Please call me again next week (NOT in a few hours or something, you won't have any luck then either), or leave a message after the beep."
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

The thing is, that might be her REGULAR message! XD
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Call Me Tom
Call Me Tom
Hu just sleep? No meditateion to clear your troubled mind and help ease the restoritive process Mercy?

Then again I think sleep is a euphemism for Mercy for getting s**t faced and catiching up on casule hanky panky!
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
The Shadowlight League usually lets her have about a week to recover before making her do another job if they can help it. You're not wrong in your assessment! :)

She is SO sleeping in the first day, though.
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joeyballast
joeyballast
I can't imagine the urgency of the need to pee after a week of sleep. Either that or the cleanup...
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anonymous coward (Guest)
One word: Catheter.
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joeyballast
joeyballast
This. This is why I'm never in charge of these things. My first go-to would have been an angled bed with waterproof sheets and a trough.
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Professor Etheric
Professor Etheric
You and me both, joey!

I can assure you that the length of time Mercy sleeps shall not be a week.
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