What a weird, weird week.
Its 110+ degrees in Portland this week. Thats the hottest its ever been, and news outlets are claiming Portland is one of teh hottest places in the entire world right now. For a town famous for rain, where most people wear hoodies 11 months out of the year, this really sucks. For contrast, 89 is a hot day in Portland, and we usually only get around 100 for a few days each year.
My bedroom (Medusa’s room, in the comic) gets very, very hot even in a normal room. Thankfully I was given an air conditioner by a friend. Unfortunately it drained water like crazy while I was at work and soaked the floor so badly that we’ve had to have a contractor come out and rip up my carpet, carpet pad and flooring and replace it. I’m now stuck out of my room for the next several days while the work is done and industrial strength fans are going. So I’m sleeping on the couch. Thankfully the AC in the rest of the house is good.
The AC in the studio is great too, so I’ve been spending a lot of time here, especially at night. Our studio is above a bar, and on Saturday night at around 4am I looked out the window and saw some guys use a chain and their truck to rip the doors off the bar and steal the ATM. It was nuts. The doors were laying in the street, glass was everywhere and the building’s staircase railings, part of a picnic table and a huge branch of a tree where shredded and left on the sidewalk. It was all over pretty fast.
Anyway, its been a crazy weekend.
At least the floor got soaked from an AC and not a toilet this time!
Next season in Modest Medusa, a Harpy finds a portal in the clouds leading to your AC system.
So… let me see if I understand correctly: you’re currently staying out of your room because it’s soaked?
…have you checked that AC for any portals?
Glad you have a place to get cooled down, sorry that you had damage to your home. Hopefully you will get it fixed soon.
Re. your AC soaking the floor: You’re sure it’s not another medusa coming through that way
What if it’s some sort of anti-Medusa, from anti-Yeld?
Not like, made of antimatter, because that would be way too unfortunate – but like, a place where the things we’ve learned about Yeld are all exactly wrong regarding how anti-Yeld is/works/whatever. Like, the economy is definitely NOT eggplant-based. (In fact, they are probably a world that imports a lot of eggplants, possibly even from Yeld.)
And in this anti-Yeld world, everyone has glasses made just for them, even if their vision is fine – because when you die, those are displayed on a mantel the way we sometimes do urns in the real world. Air burials are otherwise the norm. Because reasons!
…Did my comment get lost?
I haven’t been into work for a day, so I hadn’t had a chance to approve it yet.
Well, I guess she was able to retrace her footsteps out of the Arsenal?
My own portable AC did the same thing to my bedroom carpet. They condense water out of hot air. Turns out that the drainage ports on the back of the machinet have to have hoses or tubes inserted in them to lead the water outside or to a container
The Arsenal doesn’t even have a gift shop by the exit? Someone’s falling down on the job…