#inktober #6, 7, & 8. Hope you had a great weekend, and if you have today off that you’re having a good time of it. I went out to the Ashfield Fall Festival. Nostalgia I guess. And to look for more old beat-up frames. My addiction.
I may have been right when I suggested the jelly was a cow. Instead of milk, it produced fuel. The jelly “statue” may be a fuel store sign. If the jellies make clean fuel, that would be of interest to human energy corporations.
It’s possible that they’re not using an engine at all…those thick, stubby wings could be gasbags. If they use a liquid fuel with a catalyst that produces hydrogen gas from it (a type of reaction that’s been used by some sci-fi writers to produce floating jellyfish-like creatures), that’d explain what we’ve seen out of those gliders quite handily.
If we want to get technical, it makes no sense that the ‘glider’ could carry 3 humans and 1 robot with that design. Modern gliders with much larger wingspans would be far too overloaded. Perhaps it was already providing some lift on it’s own.
First of all to carry one human the wings would need to be 25 feet across. So something else is going on. maybe the Nebs are more advanced than they seem. They seem like they have little instrumentality and yet they live in that magnificent city. So unless it was constructed by others, even more advanced ancestors, they just don’t appear to be so smart. But looks can be deceiving. A mystery I find very spicy for this story.
Not to mention… You know… ENGINES?
Maybe the “fuel”, while volatile, also has anti-gravity attributes? The jelly did float…
What’s the planet’s gravity and air density?
Oh, I know that cat face! “Keep petting me while I decide whether or not to destroy you”.
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