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Comics - page 763 - lousy room service - September 1st, 2015, 8:20 am

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Blitzkrieg1701, September 1st, 2015, 8:36 am

Don't you hate when those people in the room down the hall make a mess that the whole floor can smell, but the landlord won't do anything about it?

Also, some of those things Ichabod says won't work sound kind of familiar, don't they?

Also also, you may notice I still haven't started aggressively hyping my Patreon stuff yet. Trust me, it's coming, but I made a last minute change of plans regarding the material that'd be going there. And as always happens, the new plan involved doing a LOT more work all at once, which pushed everything back. But rest assured, I'll start obnoxiously bugging everybody for money eventually!

In the mean time, allow me to obnoxiously bug you for TWC votes with a new Voting Incentive!

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Seros Senric (Guest), September 1st, 2015, 9:13 am

Ichabod has tried, and failed.

I very nearly mentioned sonic showers last page, but didn't see a way to make them work.

Obviously, the next thing to try is to submerge the ship into an ocean somewhere, and then open the hatches.
Of course, few spaceships are designed for the external pressures induced by water, so it's unlikely you'll ever get it out of said ocean :P

Never trust rocket boots.

Xylas_Incarnum, September 1st, 2015, 9:20 am

But has Ichabod ever tried to get Stilez to take a bath with Tax? That could be the only thing that could work.

Blitzkrieg1701, September 1st, 2015, 10:59 am

SS: To be honest, I'm still not clear on exactly how sonic showers are supposed to work.

XI: At the moment, I'm working under the assumption that Stilez's reaction to water is instinctual. Presumably, even if someone tried to talk her out of it, she'd still react involuntarily. Ans since Tax has admitted that she likes baths, but Stilez doesn't, it would imply that even SHE can't get Stilez into a tub (But then, it's hard to imagine Tax actually trying very hard. That seems like it would require, you know, an attention span.)

Zaealix (Guest), September 1st, 2015, 5:08 pm

Something something hand-sanitizer-esque product to clean the cat?

Snowskeeper, September 2nd, 2015, 4:05 am

Could go with a sand bath.

(Sonic baths sound like they'd blast you with vibrations strong enough to dislodge dirt and dead skin cells but weak enough that they won't kill you. In that situation, though, they don't sound like something many people smarter than an ant would willingly build on a planet, let alone something as delicate as a space ship. Because most people are unreasonable. What could possibly go wrong with something capable of controlling vibrations to that degree? It's not like massive, city-destroying events are caused by vibrations in the air or ground, right? Right?

Even so, I like the idea that Ichabod found one somewhere and tried it anyway, if just because, in this scenario, it would help get across just how desperate he was at that point.)

Darius Drake (Guest), September 2nd, 2015, 5:06 am

@ Sonic Showers: Personally, I assume that Sonic Showers are "Minimal Requirement" Showers. They use both soap and water, but instead of having you apply them normally, they automatically cover you with a thin layer of both using sonic vibrations and then use those same vibrations to remove them. You can get Stilez into them mostly because there's not enough water at any one time for anyone, even Stilez, to notice getting wet. This would also make them quite common, especially in places/situations where you need to save water, as is possible on a Spaceship.

@ Serious Assumption at Eventual Conclusion: Before a way to actually bath Stilez is found, Ichabod finds the Smuggling Ring. They arrive, and send Stilez to hunt them. Stilez takes Ichabod to make sure that she's beating up the right guys. (Maybe Trigger too, because she finds out that he can make the robots do fun things). Layla, meanwhile, may take Tax and Avatar on a trip to see some local waterfalls and/or hotsprings. Which Stilez ends up getting knocked through/into by a giant robot.

@ Incentive: The way to control them is to control you legs. That said, positioning yourself correctly would be insanely difficult, even with training.

Blitzkrieg1701, September 2nd, 2015, 9:27 am

I vaguely recall an episode of Star Trek: Voyager showing a sonic shower in action. The person stood in the thing, the walls got a pulse-y, and then all the dirt turned into an unimpressive CG effect and started to float off. There didn't seem to be any soap or water involved... which is weird, since other episodes clearly showed that the ship had conventional baths too. But what I don't get is how something like that could create enough vibrations to knock the dirt off you but not turn our innards to mush. Or at LEAST give you a really bad ringing in your ears.

CarrotSticks, September 2nd, 2015, 9:57 pm

Oh my goodness! Angry people!

MrTTAO, September 8th, 2015, 10:07 pm

the solution is in how she tries to tickle you back. give her a sonic wash ahead of time and declare it to be a tickle fight free for all.

Ed8 (Guest), January 27th, 2016, 10:18 pm

It seems Ichabod has spent a very extensive amount of time trying to bathe Stilez unsuccessfully?

I would expect the Captain's suit/armor would insulate him from any odors, so he's not bothered at all. Maybe he has a spare suit for Layla?

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