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Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:45 am
by RyanHoots
I've been thinking recently, a dangerous pastime. And I'm wondering, are Oolite felines simply a sentient version of Felis Silvestris Catus, or are they larger, like leopard-, bobcat- or even tiger-sized? Of course, when a planet (like Xeesle in G1) specifies "Large Felines", this is probably a reference to tiger-size or bigger. But what about "normal" cats (like the Fierce Harmless Furry Felines from Cesousla)? I've even seen some "Small Felines", so would this be a reference to Felis-size, or would it be hamster-size?
Personally, I think of FF0000-colored Felis-sized cats when I read "Red Furry Felines" in Oolite, but this is just my personal opinion. What's the consensus here?

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:20 am
by CaptSolo
I chose the third option but there could be even larger species of felines in the Ooniverse. As for color, I doubt they would be pure red as you suggest.

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:01 am
by Wildeblood
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Species closely related to hot Vetiticean cheerleaders.

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:35 am
by Disembodied
Personally I imagine that most of the species in Oolite are built roughly around the human average in size and build, bipedal, with functioning, tool-using hands. There will be some that are smaller than average, and some a bit bigger and beefier. Probably this is because what I've been trained to imagine from films and TV, but partly it allows us all to interact on more or less the same scale, use the same ships, stations and equipment etc. "Large felines" might be robustly built, with an average height of (say) 6'5" to 7' (although maybe some could be taller), broad shoulders, heavily muscled and so on; "small felines" could be much more gracile, more around the 5' to 5'6" mark.

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:08 am
by snork
I don't know about them small felines, but for the others, like this :

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Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:15 am
by Queex
Take your pick:

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or:

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Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:17 am
by DaddyHoggy
In Lazarus - the hero is hugged by a bipedal tiger sized feline... (so you have my opinion cast in stone right there)

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:22 pm
by RyanHoots
snork wrote:I don't know about them small felines, but for the others, like this :

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Queex wrote:Take your pick:

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or:

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Now, those look like creatures from Oolite. Didn't somebody say in Kaxgar, "If there’s ever an inter-species war, we’d want the cats on our side." Yeah, I'd want those cats on our side, not fluffy kittens.

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Queex wrote:Take your pick
If that top cat looked more Siamese-like, then I'd love to be him... with the second cat as a wingman flying one of those new Koneko Mambas I have in progress.
CaptSolo wrote:As for color, I doubt they would be pure red as you suggest.
I can't really see "red" or "blue" any other way than FF0000 or 0000FF, respectively. But as for "yellow", the color of Terra's "yellow" cats are the first to spring into my mind.

I changed the poll to add humanoid size.

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:53 pm
by JensAyton
RyanHoots wrote:Yeah, I'd want those cats on our side, not fluffy kittens.
You never really got to know Captain Hesperus, did you?

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:20 pm
by Commander McLane
Much like Disembodied I imagine all spacefaring species to be more or less human-sized (cf. the Thargoids, seven feet tall insects). If they can all pilot the same ship, they must be more or less of the same size. Also, I'm imagining all of them as standing upright.

As far as the above options are concerned, that brings me somewhere between the Leopard and the Tiger, I guess.

I have to say, though, that I'm not really picturing the other species that much. I would have to admit that a six feet tall frog (or lobster) does seem odd to me. Then again, it's all down to this.

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:06 pm
by Killer Wolf
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about the only feline types i wouldn't obliterate.

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:04 pm
by JensAyton
I mostly find this sort of thing rather exasperating.

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:10 pm
by RyanHoots
Ahruman wrote:
RyanHoots wrote:Yeah, I'd want those cats on our side, not fluffy kittens.
You never really got to know Captain Hesperus, did you?
As a rule, I never let Trumble-sellers on my ship. I don't need a furry travel companion, I need my sanity intact.

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:06 pm
by Cmdr. Maegil
RyanHoots wrote:
Ahruman wrote:
RyanHoots wrote:Yeah, I'd want those cats on our side, not fluffy kittens.
You never really got to know Captain Hesperus, did you?
As a rule, I never let Trumble-sellers on my ship. I don't need a furry travel companion, I need my sanity intact.
Obviously you don't know the cat...
He's the "Grand High Clock-Tower Poobah" and a fierce warrior (as long as the shot is clear, the cover is great and the enemy, completely unaware), though missing/missed at the moment.
'Nother one: http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2565
++Deploy Winston-bomb? Y/N++
++YES!!++
EDIT: And more!!!! http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2567
++Deploy Winston Cluster Bomb Y/N++
++YES++
Captain Hesperus
"The best way to see your enemies is as small chunks of star food in your rear viewscreen."
Captain Hesperus wrote:
Ahruman wrote:Hey! I’m da bomb too, y’know.
Apologies, but I thought deploying an A-bomb might be over-kill....
But considering they're spammers......
Nuke 'em Slowly!!
Captain Hesperus
"Now that's how the Cobra crumbles!"
@Rxke and Dr. Nil...
Are you guys putting spammer kill markings on the hulls of your Cobras? Or are their silent screams as they are deleted into oblivion reward enough? :twisted:
Captain Hesperus
"There's nothing wrong with shooting a guy in the back, just as long as you use a weapon that he is unlikely to survive. I find a Q-bomb just such a weapon"

Re: Oolite felines...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:33 pm
by RyanHoots
Oh, that Capt. Hesperus...
Cmdr. Maegil wrote:missing/missed at the moment.
:cry: :cry: :cry: