Comic 793 - Completely Safe
29th Jul 2022, 12:00 AM in Underground
Completely Safe
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Author Notes:
Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
You may have overlooked a warning sign, Cleo...
User comments:
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
ha ha ha ha that’s so typical! I can think of multiple ridiculous real-world examples where the set back distance from the no-go zone isn’t respected.

“Oh, that’s the waterfront restricted area over there! We’ll be safe on this side of the barrier!”

/runs boat aground
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Yeah, I guess that happens if people have a too literal-minded way of thinking...
Stever edit delete reply
Stever
Safe? Ha, that doesn't exist.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Especially when you're Tempting Fate!!
jawbone edit delete reply
jawbone
Especially when the outer zone is equivalent to a US Superfund site.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Oh, the danger here partly stems from natural caverns - but also from [REDACTED]. (You'll soon see...) ;-)
jawbone edit delete reply
jawbone
Ach, zo wir haben Karst!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Genau!

Take a look at this chapter's title, and you'll get a hint where our protagonists will end up very soon! ^^
jawbone edit delete reply
jawbone
One expects one mysterious "GLOOP" per each subsumption.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Oh, you have no idea how on point that guess is! ;-D
jawbone edit delete reply
jawbone
I'm a long-time afficionado of the New England Gothics.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Or the Old Germany Gothics in this case! ;-D

Yeah OK, you mean like The Dunwich Horror and stuff?
Soon we'll indeed meet a creature that may be a bit more Lovecraftian than this computer...
jawbone edit delete reply
jawbone
Hey! I know Charlie Stross, well enough to have consumed pints with him. Got a collection of most of his Laundry series!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
OK, I looked up the Laundry series, and from the description it seems to be right up my alley!

Also, having drinks with a science fiction author - that sounds pretty awesome! :-)