Hentai Action Theater - Star Warp: 54

21st Jan 2022, 12:00 AM in HAT-Star Warp
Hentai Action Theater - Star Warp: 54
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21st Jan 2022, 12:00 AM
I'm... actually unironically happy with how that effect came out.


21st Jan 2022, 12:21 AM
21st Jan 2022, 3:27 AM
Yep. His magic beats her magic
21st Jan 2022, 7:40 AM
For the record, rank order for uniforms is ROY G BIV; that uniform she's wearing (blue, cut long, belt over, stripe on the leg) means she's made herself an admiral. I was featured on 'Fashion Friday' for Rose_Red's design over on a certain waterfowl based comic website, I think I oughta get a writeup for all the work I put into the costumes on this silly saga...

(and I see the top. dang.)
21st Jan 2022, 2:21 PM
Ah! I thought the colors were career field based, but seeing that the color denotes the rank makes so much more sense. Also, that second panel is really cool!
21st Jan 2022, 3:40 PM
Thanks! Having it rank based allowed me to give each of the main four their distinct color... which I carried over to scenes where they were wearing civilian attire.
22nd Jan 2022, 2:19 AM
Makes it so much easier for enemies to identify the high-value targets
22nd Jan 2022, 6:08 PM
That is why British Army officers dumped the cuff rank markings in the First World War. But these are space navy types. They don't bother shooting at individual peronsel, but rather the whole vehicle.
23rd Jan 2022, 3:05 AM
Ah, I'm thinking of all those classic TV shows with names not unadjacent to this one where the senior officers routinely invite a decapitation attack against their ship's command by all going to dangerous places together.
23rd Jan 2022, 8:40 AM
Another good reason for expedition jackets! Harder to tell who's the top officer, or even an officer, if things get tactical rather than diplomatic. And when they're on board everyone's inside a million-ton shell of advanced alloys, so it's not like there enemy is going to pick them out on deck with a spyglass and snipe at the guys in green or blue shirts.

Oh -- I'm sorta re-asserting the intended original scheme here. Kirk's velour PJ top was designed to be green, but it showed up as more of a yellow on mid-1960s color TV cameras. The original scheme would have been red, green, and blue... RGB, like a color signal (or the cones in our eyes).
23rd Jan 2022, 6:08 PM
Plus, it's often nippy.
21st Jan 2022, 5:55 PM
O.K., so
R= Ensign,
O= The two Leutenants,
Y= The two Commanders,
G= The Captain,
?= Commodore, although you might have mixed that in with the admirals.
B= Admirals
I= What, Admirlaty?
V= Chief of staff?
UV= Secretary of the Navy or Minister for the Navy or something?

Hey, it's not like you're the only one who can overthink things!

Anyway, refreshing. Good work.
23rd Jan 2022, 8:36 AM
Here, from my development phase.

I figure indigo/deep blue is for a fleet admiral-level rank with participation in an admiralty/joint chiefs body that oversees all fo the GTOs services and reports to the civilian leadership. And violet -- really, nearly ultraviolet, a color that almost isn't there -- is for the special groups. The Unusual Circumstances gang. Section 13 dirty tricksters. And special enforcement units: the psy police, time police, dream police, karma police.

Plain black for MPs -- with "MILITARY POLICE" in large, friendly letters that can be read by drunks waaaaay over on the far side of the spaceport bar.
24th Jan 2022, 6:10 PM
I like it. I take it the beurocrocy in charge wear inexplicably ugly things. Sometimes, ugly's just popular.
21st Jan 2022, 5:49 PM
You should be. It's good.

Early in Q's tenure on the show, it was suggested that he have as story every month. Sanity prevailed. I take it Thorn was not as lucky. Or that she's more of a stalker. It's hard to know.

I'd thought she was the writer. Or a writer. Something.
23rd Apr 2022, 6:49 PM
Yes. It was literally all made up as they went along. :)
24th Apr 2022, 8:07 AM
Seriously. I re-watched TOS a little while ago, and I don't think they mentioned a "United Federation of Planets" in the first season at all -- it was a "United Earth Ship" or somesuch. And I swear there was a reference implying that Spock's homeworld had been... conquered?