boy. that escalated quickly.
Whoa, what a page to come back to! I finally return after my brain finally remebered this is one of the stories I’ve been following and enjoying.
Wow, that was a lot of pages to catch up on, but now I’m here! So many pivotal moments, revelations, and conflicts in those pages, I love this story! Now I eagerly ponder just what’s going to happen next! Thank you for continuing to share these with us, I love reading about these characters! Also, thanks for making these easily readable on screen!
Ouch. Armchair physicist here.
When the *station* stops rotating, the gravity will indeed go away, but not the momentum. *Every* loose object and fluid inside must keep right on moving in its original direction, at its original speed, towards the spinward walls. That would include water in tubs and pools. People. Kiva and Ten should have gone tumbling.
To see the effect, spin a Frisbee (upside down) on a smooth surface, with a marble inside. Then suddenly stop the Frisbee. The marble, not being attached to the Frisbee, will keep going.
To be fair, it’d take a bit of arithmetic to figure out how fast Ten and Kiva (and the station) were rotating, before the sudden stop. For a sufficiently large station, and a low enough “local” gravity, it might well be survivable.
Ohh good point. I forgot that bit. Consider it canon to the story that just didn’t make it onto the page. There was indeed some tumbling.
Let’s work it out… On Earth, the affect of gravity is an acceleration of 32 feet per second for every second of fall.
That means to simulate Earth-normal gravity, you need the surface you’re standing on to be moving at 32 feet per second in a circular orbit so that you’re continually trying to fall through it at 32 feet per second.
If their local gravity is lower than on Earth, then the speed they’d be moving at would be slower, but planets much bigger or smaller than Earth can’t hold an atmosphere suitable for life as we know it, and the Kilm are definitely close enough to to qualify as “life as we know it”.
So therefore, we can say that 32 feet per second is a close-enough guess, so everyone and everything not tied down would have been suddenly thrown toward the bulkheads at a speed of 32 feet per second or close to it.
In other words, there are gonna be injuries, and possibly even some deaths since the impact would have been like falling from the second floor above ground (what you Americans call the third floor) of a building.
(And now I’m pretty sure that should have been “effect” and not “affect”) :p
Oh wow! No joke the last page was the one to stop at for a happy ending…
Indeed, last page I felt my minds spiral start to slow and my heart re-heat. Now its really beating as I am both excited and incredibly worried for what is going to be in store for our lovable gang. If these things that are prophesied to destroy the kilm are already attacking and on board the station I am not sure how their going to continue. My first thought was that they would get captured, though the hulking shadows dont seem like the type to spare some random prey. the only other way (excluding death/the summoning of god powers) I could see is grabbing a ship and flying it out, making me uber worried about whats going to happen to everyone.
Oh, also, I was also wondering @Geneseepaws about a comment you made a few pages back. You said “I wonder if being Ten, Nox can accrue enough manna to work his miracle or if when the humans get out that far, will the Kilm only be a distant memory of the Shimsa.” I am kind of confused because this is talking about the humans arrival and stuff. Did I miss something?
No, the Earth/Sol system are too far away, there is Zero chance of Human-Kilmish interaction in this story. I have the W.O.G. on this, so gotta be the Shimsa, or the T’hirian, … maybe … or the Ogham, Fulthrum, Futhark, or Flajit, — sorry, could resist, too early/not enough Caffien Nation- for me to remember any of the othe races, and it’s Oonians, not Oggham.
I’m guessing that the attackers are humans. I’m sure others have guessed the same as I. Unfortunately, these do not seem to be humans of the Star Trek universe.
Sadly no, the Earthlingen are just too far away for contact, and we don’t have the Faster than Light Drive to get there soon enough. So, Not is. To see who it might be. see the Deviant Art site under Avsaroke. They’re pretty interesting, and colourful. Especially Avsaroke‘s/Gainsborough’s Blue Boy, the Oonarian. He might be a really smart secret agent, but I just wanna hug the daylights out of him/ her/ it/ other,… adorbs!!
I kinda had that thought earlier when Nox and Vega were having a pow wow about the shit going down, kinda sounded like a Humanity Fuck Yeah thread had gone off the rails from the description. but no, as stated else where humanity is too far off to be involved in any of this shenaniganary.
but, So long as we’re speculating about who is wrecking the kilms shit right now. I’d hazard a guess that it is either the Jii, or more likely some race engineered by them. makes sense given the fact that they pretty much did that to the Kilm a few thousand years ago and had a falling out with the ‘jii wars’.
so in my humble opinion the Jii probably limped off into unknown space and were like ” alright, lets see how you little shits like THIS.” and uplifted some random primitive species, engineered them to specifically fuck with the kilm, and turned them loose on the galaxy. presumably shitting and giggling as they did so.
sources: the alien guide and DA page
I have Zero, and no advanced ideas, no hints Via W.O.G. of what is happening, no idea who it is, but Hey, Dregogg, I think Marvin, the robot from “Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy” has got competition for who is smart. That was an insightful analysis. I’m agog!
Sh*t didn’t just hit the fan, it freakin’ annihilated it.
“Chopped up, churned out, weeks of greazy,
Spark plugs burned and now the power’s fused” 1*
I really think that the story isn’t quite done yet. I wanna read about Nox putting on his Mantle of Greatness again,… Nox really rocks ma argyle socks, Laddie!!
1* Procol Harum, Power Failure. Someway appropriate, here, now.
At the top left of the page is an About/FAQ link. At the bottom of the page, in amongst the comments on heat pits and alien physiology, is a comment and Answer from Avsaroke about the humans missing from the comic, “Humans in fact DO exist in the same universe, but there hasn’t been any contact. Bit of a time and distance issue.”. WOG.
Oooo… I’m glad you brought up Deviant art. I checked out the Kiva and Ten face studies for when they age, and it was cool to see what they probably look like now. It blows my mind how their facial expressions change as they get older.
Holy shit, that took a turn
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