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« Reply #105 on: July 03, 2013, 11:37:51 AM »

Ya know, I never really got why, or even how really, that foxes in those tales have multiple, uh, tails.

I think traditionally every thousand years of age a fox grows in an additional tail. So even a two-tail fox is kind of a manifest paragon of survival. A nine-tail pretty much wrote, edited, published, sold-through, forgot, and then completely re-invented the book on beating all comers, hound and farmer. 8,000 years of outfoxing the whole world.

Most of the imagery just confers the cool, without reflecting the work.

Aaaaaaah.  Now I get it.  Feels kind of obvious now that I think about it, though I guess, as you pointed out, most of the imagery focuses on the cool without necessarily conveying just how much work was needed to actually get those tails.

Prehensile (or even just precise) tails would be trickier. That's a lot of bandwidth to be tacking on to your nervous system. Not automatically beyond the scope, but a hell of a lot more involved than a couple tails that twist and writhe to the beat of you lower spinal cord. Probably calls for some cyberware along with the biological skinning over the package.

Actually, I was thinking more that the guntails were part of the armor package.  Going to need to put them in something to seal the suit anyways, why not make them useful?  Basically like someone putting an octopus rig on their armor, only the arms are sleeved over the tails.
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« Reply #106 on: July 03, 2013, 08:11:05 PM »

I am going to try to put an image in your brain: Take this scene, put the characters in muvluv armor with nine mechanical gun-foxtails on each.  Now imagine that gun-fight scene again with those rigs.

If you hear a popping noise, don't panic.  That's just your mind being blown with awesome.  Grin
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« Reply #107 on: July 03, 2013, 10:34:52 PM »

I figured it had more to do with all the porn.
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« Reply #108 on: July 03, 2013, 11:34:02 PM »

Grenadier is a better series then it appears to be, but there's no mistaking why a body might think otherwise.
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« Reply #109 on: July 04, 2013, 09:40:34 AM »

I figured it had more to do with all the porn.

Nono, ecchi, not porn.  Porn would have them strippin' down and makin' out at some point.
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« Reply #110 on: July 04, 2013, 03:11:31 PM »

Like muvluv?
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« Reply #111 on: July 04, 2013, 03:24:23 PM »

Like muvluv?

Can't say that I know what that is.
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« Reply #112 on: July 04, 2013, 04:30:29 PM »

Like muvluv?

Can't say that I know what that is.

It's an adult visual novel series with significant entries in other media.
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« Reply #113 on: July 04, 2013, 05:00:38 PM »

Like muvluv?

Can't say that I know what that is.

It's an adult visual novel series with significant entries in other media.

Which also have an all-ages version which censors the H-scenes.  Though I had forgotten it had those, so I'll give you that...

Still stickin' to the choice of armor.
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« Reply #114 on: July 07, 2013, 03:17:42 AM »

Actually, I was thinking more that the guntails were part of the armor package.  Going to need to put them in something to seal the suit anyways, why not make them useful?  Basically like someone putting an octopus rig on their armor, only the arms are sleeved over the tails.

Ever the spoilsport, I'm thinking that if a person had one+ chimeric tails to look after, the first thing I do is the equivalent of wet them down and pack all of them tightly in a single (flexible) armored tube - multiple individual sleeves is a literal butt-load of weight (armor weight is a function of surface area and sleeving nine of them could end up weighing nearly as much as the entire rest of the suit. Putting a drone-controlled gun on the end of a mechanical tentacle is certainly doable... But beyond one or two of them, I'd probably move the whole kit onto a drone escort like the cannon-pede.
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« Reply #115 on: July 08, 2013, 11:18:20 PM »

While I'm sure it's not comprehensive yet (the table is over a page long already!), I've added the material so far to the Heroes of the Expanse guide in my signature. I'm going to shift my focus to weapons for a while to put these numbers to a more practical test Smiley.
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« Reply #116 on: January 09, 2014, 05:29:47 PM »

Hey, remember Tekka-Croe, the artist I linked to a while back?

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« Reply #117 on: January 10, 2014, 05:04:45 AM »

While I'm sure it's not comprehensive yet (the table is over a page long already!), I've added the material so far to the Heroes of the Expanse guide in my signature. I'm going to shift my focus to weapons for a while to put these numbers to a more practical test Smiley.

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