Of course you can’t just plan things like that, you have to follow through and make them…
There’s a whole market in celebrities who want to look more like melted candles than merely injecting botulism toxin into their faces can accomplish!
It’s the Dwarf Fortress fat-burning fitness plan!
Is that the one that involves !!DWARVES!!, or the one where you decide you want your stone stockpile three levels below where it currently is?
Are you still supposed to be the sane one, Ginny?
Of course! She doesn’t just follow random thoughts and impulses. She thinks her options, balances the possibilities and then decides, rationally, that a skin-melting ray is a good gift.
Sane doesn’t equal to having good criteria…
She seems like she’s hovering RIGHT on the edge . . .
It’s simple: she is mad, completely thoroughly mad, it’s just that her Mad Science Theme is Not Crazy At All. Tigerlilly Jones lives in a psychedlic 70s reality, but if the Skin Horse universe was set in the 70s, she’d seem just slightly quirky and very talented. Essentially, Virginia represents the Present Day along with the other Mad ladies who have their theme based on various time periods. In the 2040s, Virginia would probably seem a lot more like Tigerlily.
At least, that’s my headcanon.
Argh, no edit feature? Well I meant to say that it was either-or. Either her theme is Not Crazy At All, or she’s the missing decade of the Historically Crazy Ladies.
I want a tornado machine soooooo much…
I would too but I keep thinking of the power bill.
Now if you could co-gift that with a pocket nuclear reactor we might be getting somewhere.
Please remember, she’s not giving out the machine like Tigerlily was — just a blueprint. That she did in her spare time, and probably never actually built herself. In short, you’d have to be a mad scientist, or at least a henchman, to actually build the thing.
If Virginia did snap, how would anyone be able to tell?
Behaviorally, it would be tricky.
Technically, she’d have to come up with _new_ doomsday machines rather than repurposed ones captured by A-Sig, And I suppose she’d start building out of junk drawer contents and things found around the house rather than needing an actual laboratory.
So that’s where skinless chicken breasts come from. Also, everyone makes home mutagens every time they grill out.
I’d be psyched to get some home mutagens. Can’t wait to mutate my home!
Baba Yaga wasn’t a witch – she was from the future with a Home Shopping Network account.
side note… Uhh…. looks a little like little Helen B, Narbon: http://www.gocomics.com/janesworld/2017/01/06
Okay, now I’m pretty sure Chris’s T-shirt says “Rebellions are built on hope.”
Ah, man, of course it would.
“plenty of peacetime applications”?
Well, there’s extreme dermabrasion, I guess, as well as preparing someone for a full-body skin transplant, but those seem like such limited markets. I think that the home mutagen kit or the tornado machine would be much more welcome as a surprise holiday gift, but maybe that’s just me.
Maybe the controls of the skin melting ray are precise enough that it could remove acne without touching the rest of the skin. @_@
Sadly, no. Propionibacterium acnes and glandular oils build up underneath the skin, in the level where hair follicles reside. Melting the skin would make it much easier to apply acne medication, but I think the side effects would be prohibitive. Also, it would really, really hurt.
Now, the home mutagen kit might be more effective, if you could alter the bacteria so that they would eat the excess oils.
I can’t think of a good use for the tornado machine in relation to acne, though…
“BEHOLD!” *unleashes tornado machine on a room fulla teenagers* “This place is now acne-free!”
Yeah, you know. Peacetime applications. Like rendering down the fat in a delicious christmas potroast!
*puts extra on your plate while smiling a little too cheerfully*
Depending on the exact mechanisms, maybe you could use it to remove calluses or maybe even wrinkles?
I shudder to think what Ginny’s Christmases were like when she was growing up.
The Baltimore Childrens’ Science Museum has a tornado machine, which produces vortexes that are a few feet tall and confined to a platform. You can stick your hand in; it’s pretty neat.
Stick your hand in safely, I should say. I imagine you could stick your hand into most any tornado machine (but probably only once).
I think most people could do it at least twice. 😛
That depends on how good of a learner they are.
Whoever selected Romney and McCain for presidential candidates would probably stick in both hands, then each foot.
(Assuming that both elections weren’t totally rigged and such shitty selections weren’t picked purposefully).
It depends on how much control is built in. Wart removal? Tattoo removal?
This is Ginny- so level One probably resembles Achmed…
Hmmm…. I might take the mutagen.
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