Pretty Satisfying 2018-05-17

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Re: Pretty Satisfying 2018-05-17

Postby GlytchMeister » Thu May 17, 2018 10:47 pm

I’m not sure that little bit of plutonium would provide enough power to make a hover bike (I’m referencing the Medusa comic here, or rather, a preview of one page). I can’t remember whose idea it was initially between Dave and myself, but we came up with the theory that Jin’s Vimana Cell is a museum piece, the fuel cell of which wasn’t in a radiation-recycling containment unit for many thousands of years. The source of the “museum piece” idea is that it was a very very early model and low power Vimana that was converted into a status symbol, like a king’s scepter... just a nuclear sword. So by the time that fuel pellet was put into the sword hilt, all of the “Island of Stability” element stuff, which we kinda guessed was Unbihexium 310, had decayed mostly into plutonium - hence why Shellinx said it was Plutonium instead of Ubh-310.

But this is all super-long-shot conjecture, half of which is coming from a nerdy fanfic writer. I’m just trying to bullshit a way to make it work (as opposed to trying to prove it wrong).
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Re: Pretty Satisfying 2018-05-17

Postby TazManiac » Mon May 21, 2018 10:37 pm

I always assumed Pickle's Plasma Blasts weren't necessarily internally generated, in that she wasn't converting internal power stores to external plasma. I'd think she was able to channel it from 'somewhere'.

There's cannon evidence to the fact that she likes to hang out on the roof during lightening storms and court the Bolts of Jove to actively strike her person. She likes it.

Pretty sure she isn't storing all them Joules in her chassis...
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Re: Pretty Satisfying 2018-05-17

Postby Opus the Poet » Tue May 22, 2018 12:17 am

Someone linked to an article about the energy in your typical Sci-Fi ray gun, and how blowing a human-sized animal up was the energy equivalent of Apollo 11, so the batteries in thos ray guns must be pretty stout. This jangled a few gears together and I recalled a ST:TOS episode where they drained the energy from 3 phasers to reach orbit in the Galileo shuttlecraft. :ugeek:
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Re: Pretty Satisfying 2018-05-17

Postby Atomic » Tue May 22, 2018 9:49 am

Yep - Magic and Physics are two very different worlds!
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Re: Pretty Satisfying 2018-05-17

Postby Sgt. Howard » Tue May 22, 2018 10:45 am

She is part bean plant- she then consumes her own fruit. This is all done with methane.
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Re: Pretty Satisfying 2018-05-17

Postby jwhouk » Tue May 22, 2018 12:10 pm

Sgt. Howard wrote:She is part bean plant- she then consumes her own fruit. This is all done with methane.


This would explain her nickname "stinkweed"...
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Re: Pretty Satisfying 2018-05-17

Postby Dave » Tue May 22, 2018 1:23 pm

Atomic wrote:Yep - Magic and Physics are two very different worlds!

Maybe. For all we know, Pickle's plasma bolts may be drawing on a magical source that's a limited, exhaustible resource (like the mana in Niven's "The Magic Goes Away" stories).

At the rate she's capable of using it, Castela might be personally responsible for the depopulation of whole magical sub-species, starved to death as she drains the mana out of the Minneapolis-St.-Paul area. Dealing with the guilt of this might be what puts her into the teen-and-twenties emotional tailspin that Paul's drawings have implied will occur.

(I don't really expect that this is the case, but who knows?)
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Re: Pretty Satisfying 2018-05-17

Postby TazManiac » Thu May 24, 2018 10:23 pm

'you can always count on Dave'...
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