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Blitzkrieg1701, October 9th, 2014, 8:40 pm

Actually, it would make LOTS of sense to store the machinery of a security system safely within the barriers of it's effectiveness. At least, if we were talking about a simple sensor/alarm deal it would. However, I'd imagine the kind of security systems for an event like THIS to be more of the "deadly lasers and head chopping things" sort. You know, they kind of stuff you wouldn't want in the same room as you, even if you're the one who put them there.

So, this is SORT OF the last of that big batch of pre-convention comics I did. At least, I got the art finished before I left for AWA, meaning all I had to do last night was add the text in. Good thing, too, because this second Conventional Wisdom update is taking FOREVER to finish. I am tiiiiiiiiiiired...

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Darius Drake (Guest), October 10th, 2014, 3:19 am

The smell you're smelling isn't the Pulse Waves, Avatar. It's the security additive put into everything that generates pulse waves so that, should there be a leak, it can be more easily found.

Please note, my fictional additive is NOT a mere legal requirement, but a construction requirement. If it's not added, those producing the equipment could be killed by not noticing that the Pulse Wave Generator they just made has been turned on.


Blitzkrieg1701, October 10th, 2014, 4:21 am

I approve of all of this. :)

Zaealix (Guest), October 10th, 2014, 6:43 am

Stink of Pulse Waves, and that being a safety feature?
Do Mad Scientists come up with everything in Far Out There?

Darius Drake (Guest), October 10th, 2014, 7:40 am

@ Zaealix: Come now, you don't need to be a Mad Scientist to create and spread a bad idea.

Two in things to disable your "It's Mad Scientists" idea:

1. On page 27, where the Genetic Manipulation stuff was explained. Having your genetics messed with for fashion was seen as a win for the ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE. A Bad Idea made commonplace due to desires for profits & the fact that Big Business is Just Pure Evil. (Both only in the context of this story, of course)

2. From what we've seen about Mad Scientists in this story, safety precautions aren't often high on their "to do" list. Ones followed by those who aren't them would be even further down the list. My basic theory, which has since been approved (which plesantly surprised me), was basically based around "This is Dangerous and Invisible. How to know when it's spilling/piling up/other?"

If you combine these 2, the security feature I thought up was more likely to have been designed for a Marketing Executive trying to get people to actually BUY his Pulse Wave Generators (or get someone to produce Pulse Wave Generators) than by a Mad Scientist.

Blitzkrieg1701, October 10th, 2014, 8:07 am

Mad scientists don't come up with EVERY thing, just the FUN things. :D

Hexagonaldonut (Guest), October 10th, 2014, 11:03 am

Fun Fact, Darius: That's actually what some companies do with gas lines for home usage- the put perfume in them since carbon monoxide is odorless and invisible, thus allowing you to detect a leak without the need for a carbon monoxide alarm. I'd assume this is the same concept.

Darius Drake (Guest), October 10th, 2014, 5:25 pm

@ Hexagonaldonut: Ah, okay. I honestly didn't know that (my home doesn't use gas). I just decided to laugh at Avatar and unexpectedly got it approved.

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