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  • #57652

    TheBigBadShadowMan
    Participant

    I also take it, if their are other teams we won’t see them unless it is a flashback.

    Team names Hell Hounds, Junkyard Dogs

    also I’ll post this on the forum While at gfest this year I got Matt Frank to do a sketch commission of Lightning Dog’s Mutant attack Dog Beasthound pissed off and chewing on a glass spider

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    #57659

    Kutsu Shita
    Participant

    Dang, that’s some sweet art!

    "Wait, he says. Do I look like a waiter?"

    #57692

    TheBigBadShadowMan
    Participant

    Question time

    Two fun ones today
    Would the dogs treat fleas like lice with school head checks?

    What would be the dog world version of the movie Alien be, would it be like a weird flea xenomorph thing

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    #57696

    Doug
    Participant

    1: I’m sure fleas are treated much more seriously than lice since fleas can spread disease so easily. But it’s a valid comparison.

    2: We actually already know what a “dog xenomorph” would look like, since it happened in “Alien 3.” However, I’m assuming you’re asking about the “psychological” design differences. Since the xenomorph was designed with a lot of sexual overtones, I’d imagine their version would still be very close. Kinda cool that humans and dogs could theoretically share this same movie monster because it would appeal to deep-seated fears we’d both have.

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    #57714

    tehmsu
    Participant

    What do you call a Lightning Dog’s paperwork? doguments

    What do you call the Lightning Dogs’ Making of movie? a dogumentary

    #57749

    TheBigBadShadowMan
    Participant

    late question time

    here a quick funny one
    how would the Dogs view the whole spay and neuter thing

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    #57750

    Max
    Participant

    That question gets real troublesome when you apply it to sapient beings, in my opinion, and I’d not really want to try and tackle it in this context. Such a thing has a long and troublesome history in humans, even into the relatively modern era. For instance, the tradition of castrato singers lasted long enough that the last of them could have their performances recorded in the late 1800s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrato

    #57751

    wrldqueek
    Participant

    Yeah, I don’t see much reason for that to come up.

    Besides, it’s extremely unlikely a Bob Barker PSA would survive that long. 😛

    #57752

    Max
    Participant

    The only way I’d really expect that to come up is as part of some general Treatment of Animals moment that didn’t get too specific; kind of a “never meet your heroes…” thing that would lead to one or all of them becoming disillusioned with the very idea of what The Masters are.

    #57753

    TheBigBadShadowMan
    Participant

    I was going for more as do they it as some old testament punishment that their gods would deal out

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    #57756

    Cap
    Keymaster

    Personally I think the attitude around spaying and neutering is really fucked up and has caused a massive and unexplored social problem with humans’ perception of other species (at least in the Western world). Now, don’t get me wrong – there is an unfortunate practical necessity of spaying and neutering pets and trapping and releasing strays. Overcrowding at shelters leading to mass killings, etc, etc. However, where things get skewed is that our culture is so obsessed with spaying and neutering that it doesn’t focus on what the effects are.

    I’ve been to and seen the results of shelters so obsessed with mandatory spaying and neutering that they do it too young, allowing for the dogs and cats in question to have zero chance for hormonal maturity – trapping them in an unnatural psychological state. It also leads to the de-sexualization of them, which at face value doesn’t seem so bad (at least they get a cushy life as a pet), but it’s caused our society en masse to view other species as children and smooth-round-the-bend cartoon animals. This isn’t healthy because these “children” might not have the same intellectual scope as us, but they’re still sentient beings and quickly become adults capable of real emotional complexity. Viewing them as perpetual children (and really they’re viewed as something less than human children) limits humans’ abilities to genuinely communicate on a higher level, or treat them with the respect that they deserve. It’s easy to not see past the blind love of a dog or the commonly-perceived indifference of a cat, but they’re all so much more than most of our society gives them any credit for.

    Cultivating thoughtful relationships with other species yields true results and gives them the opportunity to learn to genuinely communicate with us and vice versa. There IS a language and cultural barrier, but it can be traversed IF there’s a willingness to. Humans are typically extremely thoughtless and shitty to other humans just for looking different, so it should be no surprise that they don’t think much of other spices that don’t speak with words. But I do feel that in the modern world the infantilization/de-sexualization of spaying and neutering is a major factor in clouding our ability to open our minds to the mental complexity of other sentient life forms.

    All that said, DO spay and neuter your pets, but consider giving them time to mature before you force them under the knife.

    /rant

    As for the Lightning Dogs – yeah, this isn’t likely to come up. And if they ever found out about it, and it wasn’t a full-blown PSA episode where they got to the heart of WHY it actually was necessary, they would react really shocked, I’m sure.

    #57767

    wrldqueek
    Participant

    What system are you basing the ranks on? It seems to primarily be army, but you have Dingo listed as Commander, which is a Naval rank (US O5, Wikipedia.com). The equivalent Army rank is Lt. Colonel.

    I mean, ultimately it’s up to you, just something I noticed.

    #57772

    Doug
    Participant

    @rjlikins We were just kinda winging it at the time, but Dingo has since been changed to “Captain” since we decided to lean more on U.S. Army ranks.

    If you want to reach my in-character profile as "General Manager" of the Ghostbusters, tag me using: @seven

    #57773

    wrldqueek
    Participant

    Ok, Cool. I just saw that sketchbook.

    I actually checked it before I posted, but the one I have on my phone is the Patreon pre-release version.

    #57806

    TheBigBadShadowMan
    Participant

    Question time

    lets talk about the Far Fetch
    Can a Far Fetch works as an one way door or do you need two “gates” for it to work, and if so how did the humans get the Far Fetch on Domus in the first place?

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