Comic 655 - The Sound of Silence
22nd Jul 2021, 12:00 AM in Emily and the City
The Sound of Silence
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Author Notes:
Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
When I came up with Heddohon, I didn't have her for any specific story in mind, least of all this one - but then I realized how well her gimmick fits as a countermeasure and opposite for the mermaids' sonic blast!
User comments:
Jeremy7 edit delete reply
Jeremy7
"...Wouldn't that make us vulnerable to standard sneak attacks and ambushes?"
"Yeah, I was about to say you should probably keep on your toes for this mission."
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
The original idea is for Heddohon to do the sneak attacks - but yeah, you're right, this could also just as well get exploited by the enemy party...
(At least once they realize what's going on.)
Ariane Eldar edit delete reply
Ariane Eldar
Pffft, shooting off her booby-boob is very rude! Remind me to kick his shinbone one day!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Luckily it's only a doll!

(Though granted, there are flesh and blood women whose boobs are just as artificial... *cough* Donna Panks *cough*)
Ariane Eldar edit delete reply
Ariane Eldar
Pfffft, Super vixens of Silicon Valley...
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
image

RUDE
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
PROOF
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
As cool as that effect is, it was also very funny to imagine the solution to be "uh, just wear headphones, I guess."
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Haha! :-D

Well... that's basically how Odysseus' crew bested the sirens!
(Only that headphones weren't invented yet, so they used wax instead.)

On the other hand though, the mermaids' sonic blast seems to be not just a noise, but rather has an effect that is very physical (making people tumble around and stuff) - so I'm not sure if simply not hearing it would be very helpful...