Comic 418 - Sit
13th Oct 2016, 9:02 PM in Solo Dive
Sit
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Author Notes:
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view
Some of these pages are very annoying to draw.
User comments:
Jst56strong edit delete reply
Jst56strong
Please don't kill the submarine. Can we please have a happy ending this time.
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
I've learned better than to expect those.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
Space Pulp had a happy ending!
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Well .. they killed that one guy slightly.
Secretkeeper626 (Guest) edit delete reply
Please tell me that water-proofing on a phone is a standard feature of the near future...
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Waterproofing ? Huh, that DOES sound like something you'd do in the future.
Maybe everyone is doing it?
Lyon edit delete reply
Lyon
Do they still have their safety pins that can call the coastguard? I remember them getting something of the sort on their first time on the boat. (unless I'm mistaken) I know you're a person of detail View and it's something that stuck out after re-reading everything and hasn't been brought up since. It could help in this situation :3
view edit delete reply
view
:3
UmberGryphon edit delete reply
UmberGryphon
Good catch! View is a _strong_ believer in the storytelling maxim of "don't say anything that won't matter", except for some world-building he throws in for flavor. Alis is all relaxed because she called the coast guard _ages_ ago.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Uh oh ... View is being feline !
Lyon edit delete reply
Lyon
That response makes me feel better about Alis and her reaction to the current situation. Either I hit the nail on the head or things are about to go from calm to an uncontrollable storm.
cattservant edit delete reply
cattservant
Alis doesn't seem too worried yet.
marmelmm edit delete reply
marmelmm
A tad disappointed, tho. Looks like she was trying to pants Sean...;-)
Jinmen edit delete reply
"Look, the clock is kinda ticking away for me. Can I just enjoy that booty while I can?"
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
I dunno man, Alis seems very worried that the booty might slip away form her in that last panel !
Hedrah (Guest) edit delete reply
Given that her lungs are damaged but not inoperable, Sean is getting overly riled up. Since the patch is, quote "like an extra set of lungs"
Secretkeeper626 (Guest) edit delete reply
Well if it is, then her actual lungs are going "hey! Where's that help we normally get? Wow, full-time working is tough!" In short, her actual lungs WILL keep her alive, but she won't be getting as much oxygen as she normally does.
ColdFusion (Guest) edit delete reply
My brain is like "PUT IT ON YOUR ASS AND SIT ON IT" and then I'm like "oh right.. no air.." and THEN I'm wondering if she's been through that before, and had to make sure wherever she put it, it remained exposed to air at all times. and if you think about it, that's kind of difficult, right? I might have mine custom made to look like some kind of anime forehead mark and wear them there..
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view
The nanotech turns CO2 into O2 in her blood, it's got nothing to do with air.
Secretkeeper626 (Guest) edit delete reply
So She could, in theory, sit on it and it would work?
view edit delete reply
view
Can you sit on a hypodermic needle and have it work?
Lee M edit delete reply
Lee M
I guess if the plunger was extended and there was something like maybe a toilet roll tube temporarily holding it upright...
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Oh ouch, I wouldn't want that to happen to me !

Doggies have sensitive behinds, don'tcha know ?
ColdFusion (Guest) edit delete reply
Ohhhh the nanotech goes INTO you. Shit, given what we know of this setting and nanotech you'd think that would be... kinda risky.
I thought it was nanomachines in the patch itself doing the scrubbing AND pulling oxygen in from the surrounding air/water, then sending it into your bloodstream through capillaries. I was hella wrong.

You said you thought it would be clear since it works underwater, but like, there's lots of oxygen underwater, y'know? I thought it worked frogstyle.
view edit delete reply
view
Hm, I never made it clear.
LR (Guest) edit delete reply
Human lungs have a surface area comparable to half a tennis court. A patch might (or might not) be more efficient but it would still have to be very large and/or very convoluted. I want one of the batteries, or whatever, that powers the nanotech.
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view
The nanotech works on a completely different principle. The patch doesn't breathe. I thought that would be clear, since it works underwater.
LR (Guest) edit delete reply
I meant to show that a breathing patch, as opposed to a nanotech patch, couldn'
t work.
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
I thought it was clear.
But then, maybe I'm secretly *blindingly* intelligent ! :D
xx (Guest) edit delete reply
So once the patch is applied the nanotech enters the wearer's bloodstream. It's useless to reapply the patch since it's only a point of delivery...something like that?
view edit delete reply
view
Yeah
Big.fat.monkey edit delete reply
But then why does removing the patch have any effect? Wouldn't the nanites already be in your blood? Maybe there is a top layer of "surgeon" nanites that open nanochannels in the skin for the "scrubber" nanites to be time-released into, but the surgeon nanites are expended upon initial application of the patch? That could also explain why they put the patches in different places each time: to allow the body to naturally heal up the nanoscopic injection holes.
view edit delete reply
view
The nanites are absorbed in a steady stream, but the "glue" is required to work in order for that to happen. The exact mechanism isn't explained, but the fact that you can't "re-stick" patches was already mentioned in-comic.
ColdFusion (Guest) edit delete reply
Ohhh. You know what, that actually helps explain one of my other confusions. Obviously for safety all nanites have to be quickly broken down, which means you need a steady supply of them. So it's like how we don't recycle our nuclear fuel now even though we easily could, because of security concerns.. they could save gobs on nanites if they were perpetual, but they've seen what happens when you let those things do too much. Is that close?
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view
Well, the only thing close to an everlasting nanite has already been mentioned, and it's not very nice.

More helpful nanites have a lot of limitations. Although they harvest energy from body heat, they can't do it for long and eventually turn into loose proteins.