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5th Capsule - page 67 by Omar-Dogan 5th Capsule - page 67 by Omar-Dogan

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DreamingxAshley Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a little disappointed that they aren't darkskinned. O3O Is this is supposed to be Mediterranean skin tone? But that's not to say that I don't like it, the colouring awesomely done, great job!
Isengim Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014   Writer
Wow oh wow.
dingbat47 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she has good boy syndrome...... lol
sacana456 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
i would like to do a spanish vertion about this, it will really make me read this very easy lol
bigdave42 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
All righty then! Thanks for the info, and I look forward to the next episode!
bigdave42 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Oops. Went back and re-read the opening material, so it partly answers my questions re technological level. My bad.     ;-)
Still, I'm inclined to think that the capsules' computers would contain extensive technical archives, for purposes of maintaining, repairing and building tools and machines. Also, surely the colonists would want to avoid regressing to the stone age, and might be able to build new industrial societies in less than 1500 years. For example, right now we have 3-D printers, albeit with limited capabilities; who knows what will be possible when and if interstellar travel becomes a practical reality? I just find it hard to believe that the colonists would need so much time to build new infrastructure.
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I should also say, I appreciate these types of comments! So much time goes into to thought and revising and trying to iron it all out.

I'm only human in the end, and I will try my best to pave over the plot holes.
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
The  capsules do have archives , partially lost and intacked. You get the basic stuff, but again these are  like a life boat type idea, just the basics like grains and super simple light things. Also, just because you plan your escape one way, doesn't mean it will work that way (looks good on paper but then a new factor occurs changning your course.)

They had to make everything from scratch and what they had on the capsule was the knowledge, but not the infrastucture or popluation to do it. So here's a new country for you, here are the plans how to do it, and you go and get to it. But wait you have no place to live, no crops etc. Technology will be on the side line for a while  everyone scrounges for food, plus strife, natural disasters, in fighting etc hamper things. (that was my logic anyway) There are other events in their history that can slow process, kind of like a Zerg rush that will  eradicate a secondary base etc.

And remember what the future cars of the 50's looked like? Remember back to the future hover boards in 2005?  I still see a K car every now and then, so high hopes and conception and humans tendencies don't always mix.

Also, these folks are not necessarily colonists but people who could get on and get out of the world they are going to lose. The capsule itself was a gamble and other people had other methods. They were not necessarily cherry picked folks. That in itself is another story i will tell and explain why it wasnt only rich and smart folk that made it on and for sure the capsule included history on them as well.

That part of the story is there to create an interesting set up in which the people have to live so that it is similar to here yet slightly different. It's a backdrop to the story but the characters come first. We gather more about the world as we go, but again, its just a playing field. \

And yes it is supposed to look almost exactly like modern NA, because everyone knows that language (visual) and it is causes you to focus mor eon story then surroundings.

Your type of thinking on the story i have done, and it has kept my up a number of nights, but this particular story is more about this character. i will have more stories in the future which will focus on diffrerent aspescts of this same planet at different times in their history to explain.
bigdave42 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014

I like 5th Capsule. Your art style is nice: it’s anime-ish but has its own distinctive touch. It’s an entertaining “slice of life” series, with a good balance of humor and seriousness. I’ve enjoyed reading it so far, and I’m interested to see what happens in future episodes.

But . . . there’s one thing I don’t get: how the interstellar colonization/five capsules concept actually matters. It’s an interesting idea, to be sure. However, to date the story has seemed like one that could take place in any present day industrialized Earth nation. It’s mentioned in the introduction and in your expository material that people are packed and that at least some survival resources are in limited supply, but the story doesn’t seem to reflect that. You’ve got people owning and driving cars, going to Starbucks-style coffee shops, etc. It seems awfully “normal,” given the circumstances.

For instance, if people can only live or work within a certain limited range of the capsules, I would think that scarcity would be a basic fact of life. Most people would use public transportation or bicycles to get around, because fuel and personal motor vehicles would be expensive. Citizens might all have World War Two-style ration books. Construction would be very dense and very vertical, a la Blade Runner and its mile-high skyscraper sprawl.

Another thing I don’t understand is why the tech level in this series seems largely identical to that of, say, the present day USA. If the characters are descendants of interstellar colonists, wouldn’t they have access to higher tech handed down from their ancestors? Wouldn’t the first generation colonists have made a point of preserving their knowledge for future generations? If people no longer know how the capsules work, or how to make more advanced tech, then how did they lose that knowledge? Perhaps these questions will be answered in future episodes?

That said, please don’t misunderstand; I honestly like this series. I look forward to finding out what happens next.

RYSbKA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
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