Tangled River Page 192

posted 28th Nov 2018, 12:00 AM

Tangled River Page 192
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28th Nov 2018, 12:11 AM

Me

I'm super excited about the upcoming parts. I hope we can see a lot more about her moms life on the station.

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28th Nov 2018, 1:21 AM

GNARLY

Thank you for getting them up there safely!!

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28th Nov 2018, 1:54 PM

Guesticus

Dam! That tree was bigger than it looked!!!

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29th Nov 2018, 4:52 AM

GNARLY

Yes...The scale isn't consistent so it's really hard to know how big things are.
On the previous page the gigantic engine-pod is reduced in size to show the tree touching in from the ground.
On this page the engine-pod is again very large. And that's why the tree would have to be ENORMOUS... But it's a technical problem and shouldn't interfere with the story. Scale can often be confusing and you solve that by using PERSPECTIVE in the drawing! (BA: Art 40 years.)

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28th Nov 2018, 10:24 PM

The Doodler

Funky magnetic boots for zero-G?

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29th Nov 2018, 6:27 AM

Zatoichi

Hardwood trees usually don't grow at altitude. If this is a forest of alien trees like balsa the lumber could be light enough to carry. And it wouldn't have torn the spacecraft to bits on a crash. Balsa 170 kg / cu.m > Mahogany 545 > Ebony 1120

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29th Nov 2018, 12:48 PM

Bathymetheus

Interesting. That means ebony won't float.

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29th Nov 2018, 11:02 AM

David

Whatever that tree is, it was perfect for this task. Light enough for just the two of them to carry and maneuver into position, but still big and strong enough to support their weight as they climb on it.

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30th Nov 2018, 6:26 AM

Zatoichi

Our narrator Tanya climbed up the tree. My 14 year old granddaughter weighs 80 lbs or so. She's less than half my weight and a gymnast. Makes a big difference.

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30th Nov 2018, 10:04 AM

David

I completely agree, and unless appearances are deceiving that tree looks like it could have also held Mom's weight. Did Mom use the rope instead of climbing the tree because, according to Tanya, she hasn't been feeling all that well lately, and this seemed the safer option? Tanya must be stronger than she looks in order to have hauled Mom up that way.

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1st Dec 2018, 10:13 AM

GNARLY

She climbed the tree while being secured on the rope so if she slipped she could recover easily. As she climbs the rope is drawn-up to secure her, even help her climb some by pulling some of her weight.

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1st Dec 2018, 3:22 PM

Number 12

I don't know which possibility I like the most: 1) that the key is something so futuristic that we can't comprehend what it is and it just looks amazing, or 2) that the key is an ordinary stinkin key and it looks so unfamiliar to Tanya that she can't comprehend what it is and it just looks amazing.

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1st Dec 2018, 10:35 PM

GNARLY

Here's something to think about: They leave the tree in place and then keep the access hatch open for fresh air. So far, so good!
BUT can those animal things that just killed the Russian guys (or some other wild creatures) climb the tree? Then get inside the ship and they have to hide from them, or kill them (or be eaten?)

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2nd Dec 2018, 12:45 AM

David

Here's something ELSE to think about: What if a future threat is ALREADY inside the ship?

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2nd Dec 2018, 9:13 AM

GNARLY

Haha! (Either one would definitely add to the drama onboard this starship!)

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