#114 | Chapter 4, Page 22 Posted by: Clownfish Studios , September 1, 2011 Comic Transcript Panel 1 Rhen: Something isn’t right. I want to get a better look at the rift. Panel 2 Rhen: Let’s move the ship in closer. Panel 3 SFX: SWOOSH! Panel 4 Tristan: Wait! Full stop! She’s really close! Share! Tweet Chris Talbot My apologizes; it’s a touch of a pet peeve. Whenever someone depicts a ship-like vessel traveling through the air, they always use a ship’s wheel to control her. I can see the wheel part controlling the yaw (left and right turns) just like a normal ship and the whole thing could tilt forward and back to control the pitch (up and down tilting), but what controls the roll (just like it sounds)? Kneon Transitt Well, it’s a pretty complicated helm: http://shadowbinders.clownfishtv.com/2010/11/29/031-chapter-2-page-7/ And when in doubt, I say “magic.” 😉 Anonymous its fantasy so relax Carlo Maybe the whole thing turns from side to side… or it’s magic. 😀 RG Note: Objects may be closer than they appear on your screen… Carlo I just wanted to say that I’m loving your story! 🙂 richard wills is it carefully reasoned and constructed magic such as Alexandra Erin describes in her Tales of MU? Or is it just another hokey Deux ex Machina so that the writer can avoid having to take the time to develop a coherent system of magic? Skipping over embarrassing questions and just move the script right along to the action? To the good stuff, where Agatha Hetrodyne or Mackenzie Blaise windup losing their clothes in some unfortunately public exhibition? SotiCoto You know how it is: “Magic” is just a term for what people don’t understand… yet. Once it is understood, it becomes SCIENCE! SotiCoto You’d think that guy would have enough sense to put some sort of a strap on his bulky radar machine. Let us recount the facts: #1. It is somewhat large and cumbersome… and may possibly be delicate and easily broken despite that. #2. They’re on a freakin airship. #3. He has been seen holding it out over the side of said airship. #4. This area was previously described as “a bit dangerous”. Simply put, unless he puts some sort of a strap or something on that device to keep it safe, it seems highly likely to get lost or broken before its use can be fully realised.