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Thursday, July 28th, 2005
Apologies for the missed entry... I was setting up a new computer and I got absorbed. Updates will be sketchy for a while, as I am still working on some client projects.
Below is a first draft of a supporting illustration for the first Bune Station story. It's a device that causes a bullet fired into your eye to loop around the skull and fly back at the person who shot you. I designed it at this level of detail because the plan (drawn by one of the characters) appears as one of the panels in the story, and the characters spend some time discussing why it's a bad idea. The main factor, however, is that I enjoy fantasy engineering, and Bune will be one of my outlets for this sort of thing.
The version below improves slightly on my original design. The first one was just a U-shaped tube which displaced a significant amount of brain, as it was entirely contained within the skull. Also, since it only had one entry and one exit point, it would destroy both eyes if it worked properly. The present design locates most of the tube outside the skull and provides an exterior exit point for the bullet, which saves one eye and preserves some of the bullet's momentum, as it will lose less energy in punching through some skin than it would by piercing the skull behind the eye.
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