Dragons and Silk

High fantasy with some naked folk.
Fwak
Fwak
20th Jun 2020, 12:34 AM in Hungry Wolves
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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This is what passes for character building.
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Xxx (Guest)
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Safety last.
Cuddle Lion
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Cuddle Lion
... and presto, one holy shield.
there's NO way I could 'gently relax' my fingers, if I'm using all the upper body strength I can muster just to keep the bow drawn.
RandomTroll (Guest)
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With a compound bow, once you draw it, you dont need most of your strength to hold it back. The cam gears do the work at that point.

Why they are so good. All the draw-weight benefits, with a lot less fatigue.
Cuddle Lion
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Cuddle Lion
Sure, NORMAL compound bows, but this one makes even dragon-born struggle at the initial pull. I'm figuring a puny weakling regular human like me won't even be able to hold the drawn weight, even if it is geared down.
TheGeekKing
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TheGeekKing
The muscles used to draw the bow are not the same used to control you fingers. And you are not using all your upper body strength it's mostly your back muscles.

You 'gently relax' you string fingers so that the string pulls itself out, if you quickly open you fingers you end up plucking the string and that throw you off target.

Using a release like she is doing makes this even easier as you can't feel the string trying to slip out as much.

Source: Shot archery for years both re-curves and compounds. Even shot a buddies longbow a few times.
chrystal_dark
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chrystal_dark
Ha ha, and there i was thinking that guy's name was Kang and someone was calling him... Can't say I blame him for moving... "Hey point that thing somewhere else will ya?"
(-)_(.) kadaka!
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If that's an all-metal arrow, unless it's very tough the shaft will deform as the head is suddenly slowed. And toughness in tool steels is fun to define. A knife can retain a sharp edge indefinitely, seemingly never needing sharpening, but the edge can chip if it strikes something hard and the blade snaps or bends when you try to pry with it. That's not tough.
Sheela
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Sheela
Could use Wolfram Carbide as the tip. 😀
Lee M
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Lee M
Wolfram Carbide? I've read all his books.

It occurs to me to wonder: 1) What's holding the arrow in place if her fingers aren't touching it, and 2) what's the technique for unhooking the trigger to loose the arrow? It looks to my ignorant brain as if it would be really easy to foul that up.
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It looks like the release has two fingers, one with a right-angle hook that goes into the square ring on the string. The other is flat, held with thumb pressure, keeps the ring in the hook. Relax grip, string tension tilts hook and releases string.
(-)_(.) kadaka!
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Carbide tooling has gotten very advanced with sophisticated metallurgy in our world, with corresponding pricing, but still works best for smooth uninterrupted cutting. Tungsten carbide would at least partially shatter. But it is being used for less-expensive "everlasting" wedding rings. ;)

We do have "shock resistant" tool steels like S7 for tough cutting tools like chisels, and perhaps broadheads.
Oldarmourer (Guest)
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Hand forged from the purest Unobtanium
Sheela
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Sheela
Hey, they have magic .. they can do that !
Stillnessbetween (Guest)
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Beautiful work on her hair in the sunlight !!
wayside
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wayside
Agreed! I love that last panel.
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It was fun to make!
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Three days now, not even a sketch.

Yup, the Covid got View. Oh well, comic was good while it lasted.