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by NefariousDrO
Thu May 05, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2436
Views: 1684211

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Of course, partition could just as easily be a term that is still in use, kind of like firewall for instance... Words change meanings over time, after all. It should be pointed out that given what we've seen of the computers and such in this, the term certainly is unambiguous regardless of the physi...
by NefariousDrO
Wed May 04, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2436
Views: 1684211

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

I like it that the inexperience she has with fixed guns shows, she didn't maneuver to fire obliquely at the target, but simply straight at it. It should be pointed out that would also be the easiest targeting solution, so there is some sense in doing that, but a pilot experienced at it would also kn...
by NefariousDrO
Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2436
Views: 1684211

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

I have to say I loved the "flying straight at the target" part of this one! Nice realistic details like that are part of why we love this comic so much! Well, that and the excellent characters, good plot, quality dialog, superb illustration... Okay, I should stop trying to list it all out before I r...
by NefariousDrO
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2436
Views: 1684211

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

I'm just guessing (better known as blowing hot air out of my, well you know the rest...) but it seems like the area a holoprojector can cover would be limited, the more expensive ones can project a larger image. Thus, the balancing act combined with Mensk's ego-driven esthetic on the ship balanced o...
by NefariousDrO
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi
Replies: 59
Views: 97627

Re: Favorite Sci-fi

There was a really good series by Stephen Donaldson that started out with "The Real Story". Unfortunately you have to wade through two books of the main character being raped and degraded in the worst ways possible, I only kept going because someone I respected told me it got better. And it did. By ...
by NefariousDrO
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2436
Views: 1684211

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

I'd guess the holo-projection has some limitations, but mainly it comes down to the vanity of Mensk and his esthetics where the ship's design is concerned. A good friend of mine (Who's alot smarter than I, and alot more knowledgable about writing) educated me about how villains, especially super-vil...
by NefariousDrO
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Niobe ship layout
Replies: 2
Views: 11826

Re: Niobe ship layout

I couldn't agree with that last part more! His extras detailing how he designed the Scarborough is incredible, and worthy of the kind of product-design one would expect to see with a major manufacturing company when they're working on a new car, for instance. I suspect a good deal of that is probabl...
by NefariousDrO
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2436
Views: 1684211

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Besides, that entire ship is all about appearances. It's supposed to over-awe everyone and show just how rich and important Mensk thought he was. Plus his sense of entitlement and I suspect he felt wronged by his replacement as head of the Syndicate. That ship may have been his way of posturing as l...
by NefariousDrO
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2436
Views: 1684211

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Like the others, I'm truly impressed with the depth of detail, quality, and superb design that has gone into creating not only the Scarborough, but even "incidental" characters who're only there for a shot time. That said, I sure how we see Shade again, she's just got to have an interesting story be...
by NefariousDrO
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2436
Views: 1684211

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

I've got to say that I'm absolutely overwhelmed by the detailed and incredibly well thought-out method used for that design. That goes way beyond mere esthetics-driven 3D work I typically see all over the internet, and deeply into the kind of product-design I'd expect from a manufacturer. I wouldn't...