August 06, 2010



Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Entertainment at 03:25 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1  Heh, saw that one today.  Not what you'd normally expect through the peep hole!

Posted by: ChadAmberg at August 06, 2010 04:08 PM (456XP)

2 I'm not sure how I managed to post that twice. Anyway, the duplicate is now gone.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 06, 2010 04:41 PM (+rSRq)

3 Looks like a perfect image for a campaign button...

Oh, dear, the thought of AIs voting and running for office--on THAT world--truly frightens me.

Posted by: BigD at August 07, 2010 09:41 AM (LjWr8)

4 Aww, she looks adorable.

Posted by: Jaked at August 07, 2010 01:12 PM (uxRa4)

5 You'd think an engineer as talented as Florence would know that you can't see inside through a peephole...  

Posted by: Tatterdemalian at August 07, 2010 03:51 PM (4njWT)


She's not trying to see in. She's just standing next to the door. But her snout is foreshortened.

Based on evidence from the comic strip, apparently people who see Florence for the first time find her exotic and beautiful, but not particularly terrifying. We know that's the case for kids; they always want a hug.

I do wonder how I myself would react to a bipedal wolf who spoke clearly.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 07, 2010 07:57 PM (+rSRq)

I do wonder how I myself would react to a bipedal wolf who spoke clearly.
Does that mean that you've already met a bipedal wolf who didn't speak clearly? 

Posted by: Siergen at August 07, 2010 08:11 PM (jMQcx)

8 Well, it makes sense.  The setting is interstellar with alien species, and copious robots.  People are used to dealing with non-human beings on various levels.  Also, I'm willing to bet whoever designed the Bowman's Wolf didn't intend for them to be terrifying, and factored that into design.  Hence, a result that looks less "fearsome predator" and more "cute and furry".

Posted by: metaphysician at August 07, 2010 08:23 PM (OLeXB)


Probably so. And it doesn't hurt that Florence is extremely well socialized and amazingly lovable. The family that adopted her did a really good job raising her.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 07, 2010 08:30 PM (+rSRq)

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