An online comic about Ace. A young geek that's too nice for his own good. All he wants is a regular life and a regular girlfriend. But he knows that isn't going to happen. – CGI – Adult situations. Artistic nudity. Not suitable for children or Fundies.
Sky: These are air packs. They also have an energy cell to boost and extend your suit's reprocessing functions. You need a larger one since you don't have chlorophylized skin.
Ace: How's that work, and why doesn't Farah have it?
Farah: I'm allergic to Greenies.
Sky: Greenies are pills that cause the body to produce a chlorophylic substance in place of melanin. In response to UV light it generates oxygen and carbohydrates, but uses up body moisture. It also leaves us with vitamin D issues. Our suits can be set to pass or block UV as conditions warrant, and in the absence of a breathable atmosphere they can also generate UV along the inside. It uses a lot of power, gets uncomfortably warm, and at the levels needed to substitute for respiration eventually causes serious tissue damage. Cousin Farah is what we call a true-type. She's full Orion but born without many of the genetic alterations imposed by the Dilmun. It's not unusual for them to be allergic. Most Terrans are, too.
Farah: Why don't you just say “throwback” and be done with it? It's not easy not being green.