I’m throwing it away guys.
Oh, but you see, that’s what ALL girls want - even if they pretend they don’t!
A reminder that “male” armour usually works just as well with female bodies. If you’re trying to design something practical, useful and historical looking (or even just something the follows the laws of physics), never ever put in boob cups. Aside from the fact they give the armour a sort of “focus point” for swords, falling down on them would send the shock right into the sternum. Regular plate armour leaves enough space between the chest for small to medium sized boobs anyway. But say the girl underneath is a buxom lass, you can still avoid that cleavage, boob cup shape while leaving enough space for her melons.
But aside from plate, things like the top picture, chainmail and all sorts of leather armour are unisex. I know you might be thinking that the feminine thing to do when designing a female warrior is to show off a bit of thigh or neck or cleavage or something, but really, understand that if the goal of that armour is to protect completely, putting an obvious gap in it is a terrible idea and she’ll surely get stabbed very quickly.
And don’t feed me the “it’s magic, I don’t got to explain shit” line. Bollox. Magic armour and forcefields need to make some sense too. Show me something that LOOKS like it’s generating a barrier over the character instead of just saying “Oh the G-string of Invulnerability is just as good as wearing full plate anyway”. If that’s the case, everyone would wear it. And why can’t they just tie it around their belt? Make me believe that your magic armour and spells have logic to them. If not, please don’t play your world straight. I’m all for super stylised designs as long as they’re sold as such, but if you’re trying to make a world that feels real enough for people to believe and get immersed in, think this stuff out. If you’ve designed someone with sparse, gapped armour that shows skin, give your character a reason to wear it.
The Future of Space Suits
NASA’s space suits haven’t fundamentally changed much in a long time. They’re basically tough balloons that get filled with you and a gas that provides the right amount of pressure to keep you’re body healthy in the vacuum of space.
This is changing. Dava Newman, professor at MIT is currently adding the finishing touches to her new space suit design - and NASA’s very interested.
Basically, instead of floating around in a stiff balloon, the spacesuit would provide an alternative to atmospheric pressure by using special coils that tighten into your exact body shape when they feel heat.
The space suit will make moving around infinitely (not literal) easier. It will also make space travel ridiculously in-style.
Putting on a space suit would be more akin to donning spandex than getting into a “you-shaped space ship”.
It gets even more cool. There are plans to add sensors and actuators to the suits, these mechanical devices that enhance and empower movement when they feel it:
To put simply, the potential is to give whoever wears the space suit their own little piece of super human strength.
Just FYI to all you space naysayers, the implications in the medical world are huge too. Let one’s imagination go to work.
I’m actually interested in seeing how this pans out, if it will actually work and if it does how well? I see it working better as an EVA suit in atmospheres, but grasping it in actual space seems iffy to me, though I wouldn’t know
As for this being an EVA in (alien?) atmospheres - when you’re in space, it’s just a vacuum. If you can deal with the pressure differentials and the temperature than you should be fine. When finished the suit will solve both problems with efficiency and at breakthrough potential to save money.
The President just nominated Professor Newman to be the new Deputy Administrator of NASA as well (that’s the second-in-command of NASA). You don’t get that sort of job without good reason and since this is Newman’s particular specialty it means NASA may actually commit to this new space suit.
Yawns are catching. Even when you’re kittens in a bucket.
OH GOD THERE ARE THREE OF THEM
The mythical kittydra!
…Or are they screaming for someone to help them out? :-/
I lost the cap to a soda bottle
Then you’re fucking stupid. If you can’t drink a soda without a cap, then you’re fucking stupid.
LISTEN HERE YOU LITTLE SHIT. I COULDN’T FIND THE CAP TO AN ALMOST FULL 2 LITER BOTTLE OF DIET COKE. I WASN’T ABOUT TO DRINK THE WHOLE GOD DAMN THING ON THE SPOT. I DONT EVEN LIKE DIET COKE THAT MUCH. IF I PUT IT IN THE FRIDGE IN THE BOTTLE IT WOULD HAVE GONE FLAT SO DONT FUCKING CALL ME STUPID I AM THE FUTURE
Of course she can drink it, look at her go.
Distant wonders and the machine that photographed them
Because you can never have too many nebulae.
i’m closer to the age 20 than 10 this isn’t good
I’m nearer to 40 than 10. LOLZ, eh?