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Layla must have all of her hair stuffed into her air tank backpack thinggie.
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Blitzkrieg1701, April 12th, 2013, 8:36 am


So... I feel compelled to explain myself on this one. For one thing, why the heck are we still stalling and not actually going out to FIX stuff? Well, honestly? It was too hot. No, seriously. Layla getting an outfit that will keep her from asphyxiating was only supposed to be a little detain of our intrepid party FINALLY setting out... but the first genuinely hot week of the year REALLY kicked my butt, to the point that I just didn't have it in me to pound out a really important page like that (Heck, look how long it took to get THIS online) So, yeah. Instead I just drew some silliness and called it a day. Don't worry, things'll ACTUALLY start happening soon.

...but then there's the OTHER thing, which someone else will probably mention if I don't, so I'll just get it over with. Yes, I've taken our female lead and shoved her into a skin-tight catsuit. No, inviting the internet to ogle a shapely teenager isn't my usual plan of operations. Honestly, I'm not entirely sure how this happened. As I said before, I started drawing this page without much of a plan, and honestly didn't know what Layla's suit was going to look like. And then I started listening to SF Debris' Evangelion reviews as background noise, and the next thing I knew I'd gone and turned it into a plugsuit. Uh... Oops?

Honestly, though? Fanservice aside, I like how this thing turned out. I didn't want Layla's suit to look like that one Ichabod wore that one time, since it's not intended for outer space, and I needed that clear bowl helmet thing so that we could see her face. But there's a strong pulp Sci-Fi vibe that pretty much happened by accident but totally works for me. And despite my hand-wringing over the whole fanservice aspect, I really do like the visual contrast between her elegant curves and the bulky, awkward gear on her extremities. Apparently in the future, all boots and gloves are designed to fit Mega Man.

Finally, New Voting Incentive! ...which I don't need to write several paragraphs on to establish I'm not being a perv.




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Stefan (Guest), April 12th, 2013, 10:43 am


You act as if fanservice is purely sexual in nature. Curves are just visually appealing no matter what. Why do you think most people hate the old 80's shoe-box cars? And the angular ends on the limbs are a nice touch to contrast the curves.

Also, it looks like Layla's head is trapped in a bubble. Clealy that's the true focal point of the fanservice in the image.


Zaealix (Guest), April 12th, 2013, 1:33 pm


hrm...practically speaking, especially considering these are probably for civilian use, form-fitting, at least when worn, does make a degree of sense, via reducing induced clumsiness.

What I'M curious about is the point of the bulky gloves and boots. I'm thinking either self-contained gravity/magnetics to enable movement in areas that don't have gravity, some sort of 'spider-man' style suction cup grips, or some other utility function we haven't seen yet.
Maybe with some sort of flashlight in there, considering the earlier discussion.


Seros Senric (Guest), April 12th, 2013, 7:35 pm


Relatively form-fitting makes sense, but the suit still looks a bit awkward.
Or maybe that's just her pose.
(I'm also wondering if you'll get sick of drawing it)

Incentive: He actually made a good case. But, it wouldn't surprise me if Mooney's ship is booby trapped. She seems like the kind of person to do that.


Blitzkrieg1701, April 13th, 2013, 12:00 am


Stefan: Oh man, I'm gonna have to start thinking of some "Bubblehead" jokes :)

Zaealix: Honestly, I'm wondering what's in those things myself. As I said before, I didn't really plan the suit out in advance, but surely there must be SOMETHING in them. SO MANY POSSIBILITIES...

Seros Senric: The pose IS supposed to be deliberately awkward, since that's pretty much how Layla feels wearing it.

Also, regarding booby traps... well, there's definitely gonna be some NOW! >:D


Seros Senric (Guest), April 13th, 2013, 5:11 am


@Blitzkrieg1701:
....damnit. Usually I'm more careful to not give you ideas like that.


Stick (Guest), April 15th, 2013, 6:01 am


And so begins the auditions for giant space monsters?


Mader Levap (Guest), August 23rd, 2013, 6:28 pm


Eh, it is simple. Only function of those "gloves" is to make her look cuter. Nothing more.


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