21 Responses to Chapter 2 | Page 55

  1. Uhl says:

    Ok, Captain. About you knowing what you’re doing? You could have fooled me.

  2. Thorin Schmidt says:

    If they are falling, they are doing it very slowly. Otherwise everyone would be floating a bit. I actually thought this was the case until I saw that Godfrey was actually helping Charlie climb down rather than trying to stop her from floating…

    • mvandinter says:

      Oh, you’ll know when they’re falling… just wait a couple pages.

    • Number 6 says:

      Perhaps they are sliding/tumbing down a steep embankment – so fallign but not in free-fall. At least, not until they reach the edge of the embakment. It’s not the fall that’s the problem, it’s the sudden stop at the end!

  3. Thorin Schmidt says:

    okay…. what DOES the L-R indicator indicate?

    • mvandinter says:

      Its whole purpose is to indicate that Eaton is an empty uniform, and it seems to be working perfectly.

    • Petaybee says:

      It’s a turn and slip indicator and it shows that the driller is in a coordinated turn of almost 3ΒΊ per second. The turn being coordinated is important as otherwise they would feel off-balance from the force of the rotation of the machine and much hilarity would undoubtably ensue. πŸ˜‰

      (They are actually still feeling the turn, it’s just disguised by the fact that the floor is where you unconsciously expect something to be holding you in place.)

  4. Number 6 says:

    “Mr. Farthing, what’s going on?”
    “I don’t know, Charlie, I feel like I should have something comedic to say here, but for some reason all of a sudden I feel all serious and dramatic. It’s very strange.”

    • mvandinter says:

      Philo: “What the bloody hell!?! The artist drew me ten times the size of the other characters, but the author didn’t give me anything to say! Those two need to get to get on the same page!”
      Artist: “This is art for art’s sake! The author’s dull text is a appendage that distracts from the truth of the visual!”
      Author: “Most of history’s great writers were drunks. ‘Nuff said.”

      • Number 6 says:

        In the event of a disagreement between the author and the artist, the tie-breaking vote will be cast by the autogyro-piloting monkey. (Because, really, he’s the most responsible one in the bunch anyway) πŸ˜€

  5. Aslandus says:

    Zero steam pressure? Probably nothing to worry about

  6. Sturzkampf says:

    Hurrah! Welcome back!

  7. Yakumo says:

    When it comes to clocks, Captain, face it, you can’t tell the time in a tick, even if was handed to you. Now get into gear, don’t get unwound, and spring into action. Or just go in a closet, out the of the way, and locket.

  8. wnp says:

    What looks like a clock is likely a chronometer which displays the time in Greenwich. Known as GMT now referred to as UTC and is used to determine longitude but would be useless underground as there would be no means of determining local time as with a sextant(sundial mode) used to determine Latitude which would be equally useless.

  9. Wisknort says:

    Damn, I have been missing out. :3

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