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Cooler Heads

March 29, 2021 by Tim

Just a reminder, today is the last day to pre-order the first wave of Console War posters and have them signed. If they’re available again later down the road, they will not be signed.


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Oyee
Oyee
6 months ago

Oh. Cool, but yuck. Respawn I guess?

foducool
foducool
6 months ago

he later got an earful

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
6 months ago
Reply to  foducool

He may be a super hero, but as an engineer he is still wet behind the ears

Pocket Astronomer
Pocket Astronomer
6 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Sir, I’m going to have to ask you to hand in your Internet licence.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
6 months ago

Worth it.

Krullness
Krullness
6 months ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

He just needs to destroy your old one before processing your Level 2 license, it comes with a monthly allotment of 10 consequence free troll posts and cookie bouquet.

Bwauder
Bwauder
6 months ago

With a water cooled brain it might help him troubleshoot them? Sorta like frozen trolls in the Discworld.

aaron Smith
aaron Smith
6 months ago
Reply to  Bwauder

illl one up water coolled mister slush cooled brain 😀

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
6 months ago

Well…maybe too cold

Jeff CB Jones
Jeff CB Jones
6 months ago

On the bright side, at least he won’t hear any criticism about it.

Gordon
Gordon
6 months ago
Reply to  Jeff CB Jones

Actually, he should still hear it. Only the auricle is burned away, the acustic meatus is still there. (The part, where the sound waves gets in). The auricle only concentrate the sound waves. If they are gone, you hear worse, but you are not deaf

Logan
Logan
6 months ago

What…. daphuq…. is that? Swelling from cold/constriction (white strands look like maybe plastic or something?)? Infection? O_o

Phoenix
Phoenix
6 months ago
Reply to  Logan

He ripped his ears off 🙂

hawksharky
hawksharky
6 months ago
Reply to  Logan

no. he was using the freezer system. he kind of…well im guessing he had it on too long or it was too cold. lets just say…frostbite happened and then when he pulled the headset off…his ears came off with them, still inside the headphones.

Logan
Logan
6 months ago
Reply to  hawksharky

That’s the guess I didn’t want to guess. O_o

Mr. Casual
Mr. Casual
6 months ago

Maybe, going through the freezer, not the best idea. I do like the idea of cooled headphones, though.

HappyWyvern
HappyWyvern
6 months ago

Living with a… Shall we say eccentric? experimenter. Who can come back to life.

I’m surprised he has hasn’t been de sensitised to the point where that would be, oh look you froze your ears off… You want anything from the store?

hawksharky
hawksharky
6 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

i would think it would be hard to be de sensitized to ethan and the body horror from his experiments cause usually his experiments that result in body horror, the body trauma is unplanned. he doesent do it on purpose, or all the time. this comic is a case in point. it was a experiment, a good idea, a fairly decent setup, he just didnt factor frostbite so when he took off the headphones lucas got a nasty surprise he wasnt expecting. he probably thought at worst ethans ears would be discolored a little. for it to reach this level… Read more »

Peter Piers
Peter Piers
6 months ago

Yech. I know how Lucas feels, I feel like hurling myself.

Leon
Leon
6 months ago
Reply to  Peter Piers

Chill out, like Ethan

Leon
Leon
6 months ago
Reply to  Leon

Duhu, I just ‘Mr Freeze’d you

nealithi
nealithi
6 months ago

So no water return and he was pumping the water across the foam padding turning it into sponges that are now stuck to his ears. . .

Ethan: Good ideas, bad planning.

toughluck
toughluck
6 months ago
Reply to  nealithi

It’s pretty clear there was water return in the other tube. The two earpieces were connected behind his head.

Epsilon
Epsilon
6 months ago
Reply to  toughluck

Actually Nealithi might be right. Each tube goes to 1 ear, there would need to be 4 tube, 2 for each ear an intake and an outake. Right now the coolant is just spraying on his ears.

Also it can’t just be looped in there because there would still be 4 tubes. And if it just two smaller tubes in the bigger tubes then he is being extremely inefficent on his heat exchange.
So yeah Ethan: Good ideas, Bad execution sounds pretty apt.

IAA_Shrapnel
IAA_Shrapnel
6 months ago
Reply to  Tim

I assumed it was just pumping into one earpad, through the brain, out the other ear pad.

RoL
RoL
6 months ago

Wait do Ethan’s powers also make him insensitive to pain?

hawksharky
hawksharky
6 months ago
Reply to  RoL

no its been shown he reacts to pain. i think his ears first went numb, something he was unaware of. then major frostbite. and then when he pulled the headphones off, he basically pulled off his ears and that part of his head is still frozen and numb (i say frozen cause theres no BLOOD GUSHING OUT!) so he is literally unaware of what just happened

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
6 months ago
Reply to  RoL

They don’t, judging by his reactions when he did get injured.

This is (presumably) just the ice making him numb, but once he regains feeling he’s probably going to need a respawn.

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
6 months ago
Reply to  RoL

If you make it past the pain of the ears themselves freezing there isn’t much pain at that point because the ears are dead. That said, it seems to be the case that Ethan doesn’t feel pain like others do.

Leon
Leon
6 months ago

Colder than Lost Planet

Twilight Faze
6 months ago

That might work for someone who can respawn with multiple lives, but for everyone else? We’re gonna need a more perfected set.

Karrde
Karrde
6 months ago

Gross

Blobby
Blobby
6 months ago

I know they’ve touched on Ethan’s probable PTSD because of his experience with his powers, but honestly they should all have it by now. You can’t just watch a guy do such grisly shit to himself and nonchalantly commit suicide to fix it without needing a very good mental health professional in your court.

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
6 months ago
Reply to  Blobby

Its an interesting question, isn’t it? How do you feel about the “self-harm” if arguably, there is no lasting harm? Does it cause mental trauma, or do you think of it like you do seeing violence on TV or in a game? Gory maybe, but not “real.” On the other hand it is real, temporarily. It could go both ways.

Aeneas
Aeneas
6 months ago

If he reverts back to his most recent “healthy state” when he respawns, would that apply to his mental health too? Putting aside whether that’s a relevant question in Ethan’s case; would this mean if he underwent severe mental trauma, would a respawn cure it?

Timmeh
Timmeh
6 months ago
Reply to  Aeneas

I really like this way of thinking, but he did go through some pretty heavy trauma with the troll.

Not throwing Tim under the bus, but most people don’t think of mental health as part of a “healthy state” because that is what our “wonderful” health care system does in the US. We are kinda all conditioned to forget mental health is a thing…

Timmeh
Timmeh
6 months ago

Honestly… What made Tim think of this??