August 12, 2012

Dog Days 2 -- Schizotech


They have hair dryers in Galette?

UPDATE: By the way, this picture is impossible.


If you look at the tower on the right, and if you assume that the top part of the tower is level, then it is impossible for the ocean behind it to be that high. Perspective doesn't permit that.

The level of the ocean at the horizon has to be at the vertical position of the "vanishing point", which is a lot lower than where they drew it. (Actually, it has to be even lower than the vanishing point, because the planet is round.)

UPDATE: Of course, this is a place where mountains float in mid-air, so maybe gravity doesn't work the same there as here. For instance, maybe the surface of the ocean isn't really level. Maybe there's a great big hump out there.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Engineer's Disease at 05:51 PM | Comments (10) | Add Comment
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1 Where I live in northern Sydney the land is rugged and elevated (around 600'), and when you approach the ocean you're coming down quite a steep slope and the water is way up above the top of the buildings.  (Well, it's not, but you know what I mean.)

The problem here is that they've mixed up the perspectives - we're looking down at the ground (correct) but the castle appears to be level, which is impossible.  If we were looking down on the roof of the castle - or at least, on the lower walls if not the highest tower - then the picture would make sense.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 12, 2012 10:38 PM (PiXy!)

2 It's a bigger planet than Earth* and the view is from a hill and the whole castle is set up like the headquarters of a Batman ('60s TV) villain.


*oh and the planet has a much smaller iron core to allow near earth gravity.

...and stuff.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at August 13, 2012 04:00 AM (gVSn1)

3 Maybe the castle was built with some forced perspective, like the castle in Disneyworld.

Posted by: Boviate at August 13, 2012 02:36 PM (L1IVj)

4 Perhaps, like Camelot, "it's only a model"...

Posted by: Siergen at August 13, 2012 04:40 PM (usD+G)

5 Rico's good enough that she cobbled together -a magical cell phone node- that could interface with Earth's network. I suspect that hair dryers are easy by comparison. (Just don't ask me about the operating principles...)

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at August 13, 2012 04:43 PM (pWQz4)


A while back, I was thinking to myself. If I was the one being resummoned, obviously one thing I'd be thinking about was gifts.

And for Rico, my first thought was a copy of "The Way Things Work". And then I thought of all the mischief that would result as Rico proceeded to turn the entire society upside down. Maybe not such a good idea after all! (Not to mention the problem of explaining what a wooly mammoth is.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 13, 2012 05:37 PM (+rSRq)

7 Personally, I'd bring catnip seeds. Although, seeing the success Nanami is having, maybe massage lessons would be the best gift of all.


Posted by: J Greely at August 14, 2012 08:35 AM (2XtN5)

8 Would catnip work on the dog side?

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at August 14, 2012 11:54 AM (5OBKC)

9 Perhaps a few bottles of "special cologne"?


Posted by: J Greely at August 14, 2012 12:22 PM (fpXGN)

10 Incoming tsunami.

Posted by: Douglas Oosting at August 14, 2012 01:23 PM (N9Lwt)

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