Forum    Members    Search    FAQ

Board index » Erfworld Things » Everything Else Erfworld




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
 
Author Message
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:51 am 
Offline
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:47 pm
Posts: 18
The title says most of it.

When I read the text updates, I find myself wondering what shape the units take, based on their pun-filled names. I have a rough sketch in my head for what a sawhorse looks like, based on what they are IRL--basically, a headless thin wooden construct with four legs. But in real life, a flying buttress isn't anything even remotely resembling a mount you can ride, though the name itself sounds funny. I wonder what one looks like...?

  • Tip this post

    Make Anonymous
  • Top 
       
     Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:07 pm 
    User avatar
    Print Book 2 & Draw Book 3 Supporter This user is a Tool! Year of the Dwagon Supporter This user was a Tool before it was cool This user is a part of Erfworld canon!
    Offline
    Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:50 pm
    Posts: 330
    Location: The Early Racoon Camp
    A buttress is also a type of root found on trees that live in areas of shallow soul, such as rainforests. They can spread out over a very wide area. So, since we have nothing upon which to base their appearance, I'll make the wild, unsubstaniated guess that Flying Buttresses are tiny Gumps that have really long roots. In flight, those roots move like the tentrils of a jellyfish in motion, pushing it up. Of course, I'm inventing wildly here.

    _________________
    मृत्युः सर्वहरश्चाहमुद्भवश्च भविष्यताम् ।

  • Tip this post

    Make Anonymous
  • Top 
       
     Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:05 pm 
    E is for Erfworld Supporter Print Book 2 & Draw Book 3 Supporter This user was a Tool before it was cool This user is a Tool! Here for the 10th Anniversary Has collected at least one unit Erfworld Bicycle® Playing Cards supporter
    Offline
    Joined: Sun May 24, 2009 4:28 am
    Posts: 990
    What if they are like flying butt rests.

    :geek:

    _________________
    UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.

  • Tip this post

    Make Anonymous
  • Top 
       
     Post Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:07 pm 
    User avatar
    Year of the Dwagon Supporter
    Offline
    Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 5:24 am
    Posts: 3447
    Kaed wrote:
    What if they are like flying butt rests.

    :geek:


    *ba-dum-tish*

    Or they may well look like this. Well, it's what Google image search suggested anyway.

    (Yes it's SFW.)

    _________________
    The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.

  • Tip this post

    Make Anonymous
  • Top 
       
     Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:20 pm 
    User avatar
    Print Book 2 & Draw Book 3 Supporter This user is a Tool! Pin-up Calendar and New Art Team Supporter Here for the 10th Anniversary
    Offline
    Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:36 pm
    Posts: 1909
    BLANDCorporatio wrote:
    *ba-dum-tish*


    *ba-dum-tush*, I think.

  • Tip this post

    Make Anonymous
  • Top 
       
     Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:34 pm 
    Has collected at least one unit
    Offline
    Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:50 am
    Posts: 116
    Location: Australia - NSW
    Mrtyuh wrote:
    A buttress is also a type of root found on trees that live in areas of shallow soul, such as rainforests. <snip> Of course, I'm inventing wildly here.


    I like the invention of rainforests with "shallow soul" ;) Yes, I know what you meant.


    As for the Flying Buttresses, why not a stone column, kind of like Ansom's flying carpet only solid? I can imagine troops riding them like extremely thick witches' brooms.

    _________________
    ---

    -Az

  • Tip this post

    Make Anonymous
  • Top 
       
     Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:49 am 
    User avatar
    Print Book 2 & Draw Book 3 Supporter This user is a Tool! Year of the Dwagon Supporter This user was a Tool before it was cool This user is a part of Erfworld canon!
    Offline
    Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:50 pm
    Posts: 330
    Location: The Early Racoon Camp
    Azukar wrote:
    I like the invention of rainforests with "shallow soul" ;) Yes, I know what you meant.


    As for the Flying Buttresses, why not a stone column, kind of like Ansom's flying carpet only solid? I can imagine troops riding them like extremely thick witches' brooms.

    Unfortunately, I've had way too much experience dealing with shallow souls, but never in a rainforest. ;)

    Anyway, Ansom's carpet is a magic item, so it can't be croaked. In Episode 20, it specifically refered to the Buttresses as units and to them being croaked. Of course, that doesn't mean they can't look like Ansom's carpet, but they don't function the same way.

    _________________
    मृत्युः सर्वहरश्चाहमुद्भवश्च भविष्यताम् ।

  • Tip this post

    Make Anonymous
  • Top 
       
    Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
     
    Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

    Board index » Erfworld Things » Everything Else Erfworld


    Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: DukeBG and 4 guests

     
     

     
    You cannot post new topics in this forum
    You cannot reply to topics in this forum
    You cannot edit your posts in this forum
    You cannot delete your posts in this forum
    You cannot post attachments in this forum

    Search for:
    Jump to: