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    96 KB Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:48 No.7956950  
    Fucking myspace angles. You just can't crop out your fat ass and expect me not to act shocked when I meet you.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:50 No.7956979
    That's some impressive camera angling if she can hide the fact that she's some kind of scorpion-centaur.

    How'd the date go, anyway? Did you.. sting her? *wink wink, nudge nudge*
    >> Global Frequency Agent Solaris Knight !!bR/EegpRzgY 02/06/10(Sat)21:52 No.7957007

    Well I'm a Scorpio, so if he won't, I will.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:53 No.7957030

    I'm pretty sure that's not how star signs WORK but whatever.

    Anyway, she's an Ares. She's all wrong for you, man.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:55 No.7957050
    Well that's not exactly polite. It's written all over her face that she has some body image issues, and you're just being an insensitive jerk making them worse.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:55 No.7957054
    In real life, I would never fuck something like that. It would look HORRIFYING.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:56 No.7957062

    Yeah, you know, compliment her. Say her venom sacs look lovely, or say how much you like her dress.

    Don't go overboard, though. After all, you don't want her to think you only want to get inside her exoskeleton.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:56 No.7957074
    I'd hit it like a can of RAID.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:57 No.7957083
    I doubt you could live up to her expectations
    >The mating process can take from 1 to 25+ hours
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:58 No.7957097
    I think I'd flatter her because I don't think I want to piss her off and have her inject me with a gallon and a half of venom.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)21:59 No.7957104

    That's probably counting foreplay. Without that it's, what, HALF that?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:00 No.7957119
    I'd fuck her
    and so would you
    yes, you
    the anon reading this right now
    you'd fuck her
    and we know it
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:00 No.7957122

    Of course not. That's what YOU want to do to HER.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:01 No.7957131
    Call it 12.5 hours then... I think I could do it if I had a kilo of booger sugar and a fistful of enzyte.
    >> Inquisitor Tom !I3xE3QXrEY 02/06/10(Sat)22:01 No.7957132
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    /tg/, I'm proud.
    And on that note, I would hit that like every xeno chick from here to the ghoul stars.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:01 No.7957139
    I'd fuck anything, so long as it didn't violate my code of conduct.

    Including >>7956950.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:03 No.7957179
    I think most of the mating is foreplay and dancing.

    >The courtship starts with the male grasping the female’s pedipalps with his own; the pair then perform a "dance" called the "promenade à deux". In reality this is the male leading the female around searching for a suitable place to deposit his spermatophore. The courtship ritual can involve several other behaviours such as juddering and a cheliceral kiss, in which the male's chelicerae—clawlike mouthparts—grasp the female's in a smaller more intimate version of the male's grasping the female's pedipalps and in some cases injecting a small amount of his venom into her pedipalp or on the edge of her cephalothorax,[6] probably as a means of pacifying the female.

    >When the male has identified a suitable location, he deposits the spermatophore and then guides the female over it. This allows the spermatophore to enter her genital opercula, which triggers release of the sperm, thus fertilizing the female. The mating process can take from 1 to 25+ hours and depends on the ability of the male to find a suitable place to deposit his spermatophore. If mating goes on for too long, the female may eventually lose interest, breaking off the process.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:06 No.7957212

    Well, put it like this. You're guaranteed for her to be in the mood for an entire hour and even for more than a day. If you don't take advantage of that, you deserve to be stung.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:07 No.7957240
    You are wiser than your countenance would indicate.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:09 No.7957258
    Is it polite to compliment her pectines? or is it like saying nice tits/nice cunt? Should I just compliment her shapely metasoma?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:09 No.7957260
    Well, shit, it wouldn't take nearly 25 hours then. Penis > spermatophore especially by way of ease of use. Plus, all she wants is for you to blow your load inside her, so we can knock that 25 hours down to 25 seconds and save everybody some time.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:11 No.7957285
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    I tried that, but now they won't let go of me.

    What should I do?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:12 No.7957294
    >polite to compliment her pectines

    Depends. Theyre on her underside and thus hidden most of the time. You could try to work it slightly into conversation and if she doesnt get immediately flustered you could then compliment them flat out.
    >> Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician 02/06/10(Sat)22:14 No.7957319
    /tg/ - Arthropod Biology
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:18 No.7957393
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    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:18 No.7957394
    /tg/ - Transcendental Gynecology
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:20 No.7957419
    >>this thread

    Never change, /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:22 No.7957452
    Everyone in here is assuming she is purely an arthropod, when she obviously has mammalian traits.

    One can only guess the crazy mating rituals this species would have. And then what about the children? She has breasts - so apparently she breastfeeds her young?

    Or is it all just a lure for prey?
    >> The Young /co/mp/a/triot 02/06/10(Sat)22:23 No.7957467
    And potential mates.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:24 No.7957474
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    A wizard did it.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:24 No.7957482

    With insects, your mate can ALSO be your food so I guess both.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:26 No.7957500
    Scorpions are good mothers, their babies ride on their back so I am sure a half human one would find it useful to have breast.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:26 No.7957506

    Well, one would assume that potential mates of the same species would find different traits sexy, IE "Look at that bitchin' tail. I just want to rub it!"

    Although, she has taken her time to style her hair and dress her upper body, so I guess the standards of beauty for her species is similar to humanity? Or perhaps she's stranded from her species and has adapted to humanity's ways. This doesn't answer what her breasts are there for, however.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:26 No.7957509
    But... the breasts are on her front...
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:26 No.7957511
    Just a means of identify her gender to potential mates. Males seem to be in short supply with these bug-taurs, so I imagine she has to impress them instead of the way we're used to.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:28 No.7957530

    >>Scorpions are good mothers, their babies ride on their back

    I'm picturing that mentally, and it's so goddamn CUTE.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:28 No.7957538
    >Scorpions are good mothers, their babies ride on their back
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:28 No.7957540

    >> Lord_Pizza !MARISA0HjQ 02/06/10(Sat)22:29 No.7957559
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    it makes me rage and yet i lol, WHY!?
    >> Terminator !iSsP9f7qHA 02/06/10(Sat)22:30 No.7957564
    Yeah, but when they become old enough she will start to eat them if they don't get off and leave.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:30 No.7957573
    >if they don't get off and leave.

    Good. Our children won't be basement dwelling failures. They will avoid our own fate.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:31 No.7957580
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    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:32 No.7957589

    I'll assume for a moment that a wizard did it with magic.

    Did he start with a human female and turn her into this form? Or did he start with a scorpion female? Do the breasts lactate? Does the sting contain venom? What organs does she have?

    I propose an immediate dissection for SCIENCE! The subject should be exterminated non-violently, as I'd like to not deal with scarring.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:32 No.7957590
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    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:32 No.7957595
    Eat the N.E.E.T.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:32 No.7957597
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    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:33 No.7957606

    Baby scorpions aren't cute at all. :(
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:34 No.7957632

    I wonder exactly what sort of attacks each class gets for "use in private"?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:35 No.7957637
    Okay, imagine the scorpion is like ops image, and all the babies have little school backpacks.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:35 No.7957639
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    I think it depends on the type.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:37 No.7957665
    I'd make a joke about Sacrier only being able to use them once a month but, oh wait, I just did.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:38 No.7957681
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    What!? you don't find these cute?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:39 No.7957697
    Whenever I have a race that looks half-human (for instance, a civilization of Greek-themed Lamia or Viking-themed bear-like people), I make it so that they were a tribe (or city-state) of humans that they shaped in their own image. It also helps with the setting, and the gods themselves.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:39 No.7957702
    What's that big black dot on their heads?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:39 No.7957708
    Yeah fucking negress loves that white dick.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:40 No.7957722
    Cluster of eyes.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:40 No.7957723

    Their eyes.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:41 No.7957727
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    Their eyes
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:41 No.7957730

    They being gods, of course.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:41 No.7957732

    God help me, that is fucking adorable.

    I clicked the thumb honestly expecting to be grossed out, but damn. Little bastads is cunn'in.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:42 No.7957744
    It's cute to me because for some reason i imagine the mother being incredibly annoyed with all of her young.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:43 No.7957756
    Well yeah, I guess I'd be annoyed if I was covered in baby scorpions.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:44 No.7957768
    OP pick is the Succubus Scorpion. It tempts human prey with a human-like bait while waiting under ground. When it sense a human getting close, it siezes them in its claws and stings them to death.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:44 No.7957774

    See, that looks to me like all the babies are covering Mom's eyes and she can't see shit.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:45 No.7957777
    Someone needs to draw a picture of a somewhat frazzled scorpion centaur mother waiting at a bus stop with a herd of cute hyper kindergartners crawling all over her.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:45 No.7957780
    I like how her hair parts around her stinger.

    She must ruin her hairdo when she actually has to sting someone.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:45 No.7957782
    I'm surprised no one has yet to bring up the size issue. Her scorpion section is roughly the size of a small cow, getting around indoors would be terribly hard. Not to mention that she can't use chairs.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:47 No.7957799
    >that they shaped in their own image.
    Who is "they" in this case?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:47 No.7957806
    You just build a house to her scale.

    Also, all you really need is something like a bench with footrests. She just walks over it and rests her entire body on it.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:47 No.7957810
    You forget how flexible scorpions are. She can quite easily move herself around, seeing as I've seen fairly large scorpions make my scream by popping out of very thin and tiny holes.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:47 No.7957812
    She can see directly in front of her, I think.
    But I guess if her kids can see they can act as lookout.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:49 No.7957830
    I think her exoskeleton'd either be too heavy to move or too weak to support her, which is why we generally don't see exoskeletal-creatures much bigger than a dinner plate.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:49 No.7957833
    Deities presumably.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:49 No.7957837
    Ideally, it would be Basket Gardevoir. He's good at such things.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:49 No.7957838
    Roman couch.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:50 No.7957840
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:52 No.7957862
    Scorpions have another set or cluster of eyes on the corner of their head down near the claws.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:52 No.7957875
    Well being part mammalian it could be an exoskeleton made of oversized hair follicles, like rhino horns. Aren't they strong but light-weight?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:53 No.7957889
    Assuming it's a chitonous exoskeleton, sure, but how many scorpion taurs the size of cows have you seen with chitonous exoskeletons?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:54 No.7957903

    What part of
    >A wizard did it
    Do you not understand?

    I'm seeing this as something of a low fantasy setting (time period could be modern though)

    Alternately, it could be some kind of chitin or dense, thick hide, with a regular skeleton providing structural support, which would fit with the mammalian aspects.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:56 No.7957928
    I guess it could just be like a harder, heavier skin, with a proper endoskeleton inside it.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:56 No.7957937
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)22:57 No.7957941
    and yet
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:00 No.7957990
    Hey OP got anymore like that? It's kind of cute.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:01 No.7958010
    The primary issue with arthropod size is one of oxygen saturation. The fossil record shows that there used to be meter-wide centipedes and dragonflies the size of vampire bats in times when there was a far higher concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere. This is primarily because most arthropods breathe through their exoskeletons. In this case, we have an arthropodal life form that also clearly has some mammalian features, which implies a sophisticated cardiovascular system capable of supporting a large arthropod.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:04 No.7958061
    No and I don't know who the artist is eitheir :(
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:05 No.7958074
    So as long as she's got a big heart she'll be fine?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:06 No.7958084
    You might know, can't spiders and scorpions survive in the vacuum of space or something?
    >> Tsundepions... Kilinger 02/06/10(Sat)23:06 No.7958087
    Knew /tg/ would return to it's old MonsterGirl topical mistress...
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:07 No.7958101
    Well, big heart and big lungs. But yeah, more or less.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:08 No.7958105
    Feel free to request it if you want, I don't have a deviant art account or money to bribe an artist.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:08 No.7958112
    spiders and scorps have a sorta book-lung
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:10 No.7958136
    is she a common topic of conversation?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:10 No.7958137
    Would all of her sweat? At that size maintaining a cool temperature when you are hot blooded would be an issue.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:11 No.7958143
    Oh man I kind of remember this from some bio class years ago.
    It's like an accordion, right?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:11 No.7958146
    >survive in the vacuum of space

    Not>>7958010, but they shouldnt really be able to as far as I can reason. Arthropods still have holes in their body that they breathe through (leading to really shitty types of gas exchange mechanisms, like book-lungs). Therefore theres still a nice opening for the pressure gradient to diffuse through, causing the same type of death a human would have in space.

    Also, I always like to note on the topic of giant arthropods, as already mentioned arthropods during the cretaceous era grew to huge sizes, because of the higher oxygen content of the air (due the fact that EVERYTHING was covered in plants but air breathing creatures will still extremely new to the land). Another interesting side-effect of this extreme oxygen level was that the air was highly flammable and lightning strikes would cause an explosion and an enormous fire.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:11 No.7958148
    She could probably sweat from between her joints and plates.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:12 No.7958158
    For a short duration, HUMANS can survive the vacuum of space. In space you have three problems:
    1) Lack of breathable atmosphere. Anything that needs to breathe is going to need to draw a breath eventually.
    2) Pressure differential. If there's any gasses dissolved in the bloodstream of something when it is suddenly depressurized, its blood will begin to boil.
    3) Radiation. Even if you have something that can survive the lack of atmosphere and the pressure differential, the hard radiation will kill most things spared from that.

    The only known thing that can survive all three conditions for any extended duration is the Tardigrade.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:14 No.7958186
    Furthermore, the pressure difference between their interior and the exterior (zero), would kill them. Essentially squashed from the inside.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:14 No.7958188

    At vacuum pressures even the water in your blood will start to boil. Lack of air will still kill you first though.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:17 No.7958228
    Unless your lungs are full when you get ejected. Then you get to feel every one of your alveoli pop by the decompressing air.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:17 No.7958238
    >Lack of air will still kill you first though.

    Thats debatable. You can hold your breathe for a good two minutes at least. I would imagine that all of your bodily fluids instantly and simultaneously boiling would kill you sooner than that.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:18 No.7958245
    The thing about the pressure difference is that your body is pressurized. Right now your innards are exerting 141 barrs or whatever of pressure, and is roughly in equilibrium with the atmosphere.

    If you were to step out of a sub at the bottom of the ocean, the pressure of the tons of seawater above you (and also the air about that, but that's nitpicking) would crush you.

    If you were to step out of a space ship in a vacuum, wouldn't you explode from the lack of external pressure.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:18 No.7958247
    Humans lose consciousness in a hard vacuum after 10-15 seconds but don't die for a few minutes. Hard vacuum exposure, if survived, rarely causes long-term harm.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:18 No.7958248
    Okay, maybe it was just the eggs that could survive. I remember seeing a documentary on spiders that mentioned the possibility of them being alien.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:19 No.7958261
    Decompression in the raw vacuum is a lot less dramatic than you'd believe. It's not GOOD for you, but you won't pop like a giant zit, either.

    Russians have experience with this. Of course, the Russians are so dead hard one of their hobbies is having fist fights with bears, so.
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    >possibility of spiders being alien

    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:20 No.7958277
    They can survive if the pressure difference is introduced at a slow enough rate. Throw someone out an airlock and they are fucked within the second.
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    You might be thinking of these fella's known colloquially as water bears
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:21 No.7958291
    >explode from lack of pressure

    Not exactly. Since the openings in your body provide an easier path along which the pressure gradient can equalize, its more likely that your insides will erupt from your mouth, eyes, ears, and anus like a science fair volcano.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:21 No.7958294
    Unless they exhaled, then they would only end up with the bends.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:22 No.7958318
    That's a really pleasant image.

    I think I could use a hug now, Scorpion-maid!
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:23 No.7958321
    Explosive decompression is a myth. The tensile strength of human skin is such that at worst your eyes would pop out and your tongue might expand to fill your mouth.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:24 No.7958342

    God fucking damn those things. YOU CANT KILL THEM.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:27 No.7958382
    While we're on the subject of death in space, one interesting thing to note is that without air or microbes there would be almost zero decay. You would be your own monument.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:29 No.7958402

    You'd be a frozen dessicated husk though and why are we talking about vacuum exposure in a scorpion girl thread?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:30 No.7958417
    Radiation doesn't contribute to decay?

    You guys can tell I'm not the scientific type.
    >> Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician 02/06/10(Sat)23:31 No.7958427
    Why aren't we shooting these at other planets?

    It's not like we're gonna colonize anything personally; why not by proxy?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:31 No.7958433
    Your eyes won't pop out so much as they'll quietly be torn to shreds as your aqueous humor, vitreous humor and the blood in your capillaries all start to boil.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:31 No.7958435
    >why are we talking about vacuum exposure in a scorpion girl thread?

    Because this is /tg/. Frankly we'll discuss anything related to any of our interest, especially when the threads original purpose is no longer bringing in posts. We are /b/ with intellect.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:31 No.7958441
    >why are we talking about vacuum exposure in a scorpion girl thread
    diverged when we started talking lungs and atmospheric oxygen saturation.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:32 No.7958448
    Explosive decompression is a term used for the depressurisation of a pressurised cabin within a set amount of time. It is used to distinguish the times for the decompression and the likely effects. The word explosive has nothing to with the effects on the body and has been fucked about with by hollywood and pretty much all fiction.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:33 No.7958458
    Radiation causes a bit of degradation, but you'll be torn to pieces by sand-sized micrometeorites long before that manages to do much.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:33 No.7958465
    At 4:00 a.m. on 5 November 1983, four divers were in a decompression chamber system attached by a trunk (a short passage) to a diving bell on the rig, being assisted by two dive tenders.[1] One diver was about to close the door between the chamber system and the trunk when the chamber was explosively decompressed from a pressure of nine atmospheres to one in a fraction of a second. Five of the men were killed; the other was severely injured.

    Diver D4 was shot out through the small jammed hatch door opening, and was ripped apart. Subsequent investigation by forensic pathologists determined D4, being exposed to the highest pressure gradient, violently exploded due to the rapid and massive expansion of internal gases. All of his thoracic and abdominal organs, and even his thoracic spine were ejected, as were all of his limbs. Simultaneously, his remains were expelled through the narrow trunk opening left by the jammed chamber door, less than 60 centimeters (24 inches) in diameter. Fragments of his body were found scattered about the rig. One part was even found lying on the rig’s derrick, 10 meters (30 feet) directly above the chambers. His death was most likely instantaneous and painless.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:34 No.7958470
    I originally started asking space questions because I was thinking about the practical uses of humans modified into scorpion centaurs. I was thinking if you could bio-engineer some kind of exoskeleton that could survive the vacuum of space....
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:34 No.7958476

    Now that you mention it, it does. My specialty isnt really radiation so I can't recall just how, but the way it ionizes shit basically erodes things in a very particular manner. Dunno how fast it would be.

    I just remembered though, radiation isnt the only thing the sun spits out. Ever heard of the solar-winds? Its basically a giant stream of plasma the sun belches out. The only reason said stream doesnt destroy the Earths atmosphere and turn it into another Mars is because of the glorious Magnetosphere (something Mars lack).
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:35 No.7958483
    They are. Well, not colonizing/terraforming, but seeing if they could survive interplanetary flight.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:35 No.7958490
    Because everything not colonised is a big ol' national park that we have to keep unaffected for as long as possible.
    >> Kilinger 02/06/10(Sat)23:35 No.7958492
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    So... Are we discussing Scorpion Girls and their sexual habits, or SG's and their day to day lives?

    The latter bears talking about, assuming human-level intelligence...
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:35 No.7958495

    I doubt they would survive the acceleration/speed necessary to leave earth alive.

    Not to mention its pretty fucking tough to hit a moving target (a planet) from a moving platform (earth) that's millions of miles away. Its difficult enough when you have humans or computers on board to make minor adjustments mid flight.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:38 No.7958519
    We're actually talking about space, and space travel now.
    Go figure.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:39 No.7958534
    well taking them to play laser tag under a black-light would be a weird experience.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:39 No.7958535
    >I doubt they would survive the acceleration/speed necessary to leave earth alive.

    You've not looked into the humble Waterbear have you? It can survive dehydration for over a decade, and can easily handle being in a vacuum or compressed immensely. They can also survive temperatures as low as something like -200 C. They are natures tiny Exalted.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:39 No.7958537
    See I knew magneto was an okay dude deep down.

    Seriously though, magnetosphere? Is that a sphere of magnetic attraction/ repulsion? Awww shit nigger, I don't know this stuff.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:41 No.7958557
    I think it is the magnetic field caused by the churning of the earths liquid metal core.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:42 No.7958578
    Well, the churning of Earth's magnetic core moving in the magnetic field generated by the Sun's fusion reaction, but yeah.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:42 No.7958581

    That is correct.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:42 No.7958583

    The earth has a giant magnetic field. When electromagnetic radiation hits it, its deflected to the poles, protecting the rest of the planet. It's also the cause of the Aurora
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:43 No.7958598

    Just a big magnetic field around the planet. The convection currents of lava in the earths core (which is mostly iron, thats important) generate it. Its actually extremely vital to our survival. Without the magnetosphere all the radiation and plasma the galaxy dishes out at us would erode the atmosphere (creating pretty auroras as a by product) until there was none, then it would erode all the liquid water away. Its what happened to mars. It has basically no magnetic signature at all and examination of rocks from there indicate that its magnetosphere has always been very weak. It's believed therefore that the core of Mars cooled (due to mars being smaller, and thus more readily able to dissipate heat) leading its core solidifying and causing its precious magnetosphere to vanish.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:43 No.7958602
    Man I got taught we didn't even know what was in the core, really.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:44 No.7958615
    Is it possible tidal effects from the moon keep the core spinning?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:44 No.7958620

    Did you get taught that the earth is only 6000 years old as well?

    Because damn, that's an impressive failure on the part of your teachers
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:46 No.7958639
    >didnt know what was in the core

    Due to the fact that all of Earth was once molten, it can be assumed with a high degree of certainty that the more dense elements (iron mostly, along with some other elements like irridium, in very small amounts) would sink to the bottom, in essence.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:48 No.7958677

    Not really. The tides would have no effect on the core. Interestingly enough though, the Moon is highly important to life on Earth. Due its size ratio (our moon is the largest in terms of moon to planet ratio in the solar system) it exerts enough gravity upon the Earth to keep it stably on its axis. If the moon was smaller or not there, the Earth could turn on both axes, and seasons couldnt possibly develop due to the erratic nature of such a thing.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:49 No.7958697
    I was just wondering if it pulls on the ocean why wouldn't it do the same to the internal liquid?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:51 No.7958723
    Core is solid due to pressure.

    Not purely iron, there are respectable amounts of nickel, gold, uranium, and likely also iridium and osmium. Uranium decay is a likely source of heat keeping the core hot.

    The reason iridium is so rare in the crust is that it's so dense that during planetary formation most of it sank to the core and is held there fairly well by gravity. Think about it. Fairly common in meteorites, but NOT in a planet formed out of a conglomeration of them?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:51 No.7958733

    Well it probably does but the mantle is both more dense and further away from the moon so I doubt the effect would be as strong.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:53 No.7958770
    >denser=less affected by gravity
    May want to rethink that friend.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:54 No.7958778
    I fucking knew it, the whole time we were sitting on a gyroscope.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:54 No.7958783
    Soon all the galaxy will fall to the Waterbears. Our brood shall spread across the stars and consume everything.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:56 No.7958808

    I love iridium. Its so crazy dense. The only element more dense (osmium) is only like .01% more dense and it took them a looong time to actually be able to decide which was more dense than the other.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:56 No.7958809
    It doesn't help that waterbears look like tiny overlords.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:57 No.7958838

    Derp, that was a bit of a brain fart. Denser = larger force of gravity but also harder to accelerate so the net difference should be zero.

    The mantle IS more viscous though. That would have an impact.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/10(Sat)23:58 No.7958851
    Our appearance suits us, for we shall rule the entire galaxy. You are wise to fear our terrifying appearance. We will devour you first to spare you the fear and pain of seeing your species devoured.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:00 No.7958887
    I think it's used in the shipping containers used to ship radioactive waste off to Nevada or wherever it's being entombed. The containers you can hit with a freight train going 60+ mph and not compromise its integrity. Iridium is fucking sweet.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:04 No.7958935
    >fucking sweet

    Fuck yeah it is. It's my favorite element. Its also crazy rare too, and the most corrosion resistant substance known to man. Not even aqua-regia or magma can attack it.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:07 No.7958988
    >most corrosion resistant substance

    meant to say metal, not substance. Thats kind of a significant difference.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:13 No.7959079
    well this thread has been bizarre
    >> Kilinger 02/07/10(Sun)00:15 No.7959105
    Anyone want to archive this festival of geospacial/homo-arachnoid weirdness?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:16 No.7959110

    And I loved every minute of it. Never change /tg/. Never change.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:16 No.7959111
    Welcome to /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:20 No.7959201


    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:21 No.7959222
    protip: the net difference is not zero.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:23 No.7959244
    A cubic cm of Ir weighs 22.56g. So, one cubic meter weighs what?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:29 No.7959351

    About 22000 kg
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:32 No.7959384
    So, given that the annual production of iridium is 3 tonnes, what volume is that? That ought to put its rarity into perspective.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:33 No.7959408

    Metric tonnes, long tons or short tons? (I fucking hate US units)
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:35 No.7959427
    Assume metric.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:36 No.7959456
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:38 No.7959487

    0.13 m^3
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:42 No.7959532
    Which, volumetricly, should be 1.3 liters, correct? Think about that. Something that could fit inside a two liter bottle of your favorite drink but weighs more than your car.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)00:46 No.7959606
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    >> Kilinger 02/07/10(Sun)01:18 No.7960105
    >>7959532 Implying /tg/ will listen to this silly warning.
    How would scorpion women work in modern society? Victorian?
    Soooo.... What is Irridium used for?

    Would the asteroid belt and the moon be a godsend in terms of retrievable resources?
    >> Kilinger 02/07/10(Sun)01:30 No.7960276
    Would that be volumicity or something else?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)01:41 No.7960455
    "in terms of volume"
    >> Spartacus 02/07/10(Sun)01:44 No.7960485
    He coined a word which is defined precisely as that, yet is shorter to write/speak. Where's the issue?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)01:47 No.7960541
    >How would scorpion women work in modern society?
    Assuming we got over the fear of what ever brought them here I imagine they would manage, they would probably feel a bit like a side show though when they went out.
    Would probably be a curiosity, like a mystery of the orient type thing and quite popular at balls.
    >> Spartacus 02/07/10(Sun)01:51 No.7960592
    Expect blood. You'll have the "EVIL MONSTER! KILL!" types up in a category five shit hurricane.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)01:58 No.7960695
    Nah, the moon is just rock really. The asteroid belt... maybe... depends on weather the theory of it being the same stuff as a planet is proven or not. If it's just a bunch of comets that got stuck there then it's just more ice and rock.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)02:03 No.7960763
    The Native Americans were fascinating until the wouldn't give us all their gold, land and convert to our religions. so their might be a chance if the scorpions accept their place as a doormat minority.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)02:06 No.7960807
    Do they still believe the moon is comprised of lighter elements kicked up by a planetoid impacting the protoearth
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)02:09 No.7960862
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)02:10 No.7960875

    The current theory, I think, is that it is just a chunk of rock that struck the earth at one point and/or got caught in orbit as a result of coming too close.


    "Moon sand" makes really fantastic glass though.
    >> Spartacus 02/07/10(Sun)02:10 No.7960880
    The Native Americans didn't have claws or poisonous stingers and weren't covered in exoskeletal plates which could probably deflect a 9mm.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)02:13 No.7960909
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)02:14 No.7960924
    Wait, what? If that's true, I've been strongly mislead.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)02:17 No.7960975

    >a cow who eats rancid casserole will later beome a host for alien parasites.

    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)02:19 No.7960996
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    >> Kilinger 02/07/10(Sun)02:55 No.7961486
    So what would these Arachnoid-Homo Sapiens do? What things could or would they make?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)02:58 No.7961525

    Maybe they have an extreme cultural understanding of what we refer to as "the metabolism", and they understand exactly how to modify their diet such that their venom can do crazy stuff to people? A lot of their knowledge can be adapted to advancements in modern medicine and what will become chemistry.

    Fantasy friggin nutritionists, only what they eat lets them stab people and mess with their systems, too.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)02:59 No.7961532
    I'm talking to a bunch of anonymous people anonymously on 4chan. My posts will not be read by 99% of the population. You don't need to worry about my spelling errors. Really. It's ok to take a break from fixing people's errors.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:04 No.7961597
    I can infer that they are social critters, they clearly have some form of organized society to be able to manufacture textile. Besides furniture I don't see how they would differ from us really. Perhaps they might be more carnivorous and I bet they have large extended families becuase her bulk seems capable of gestating a litter if the babes are vaguely human infant sized.
    >> Kilinger 02/07/10(Sun)03:20 No.7961749
    And interactions with humans? Would they have their own nations?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:24 No.7961775
    Their architecture would also likely be somewhat different. French doors would probably be more common than the style more commonly found in human households given that their doors would be wider and thus a human standard door would take longer to open and require significantly more floor space to function normally.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:27 No.7961791
    Most likely.

    I imagine that they wouldn't have quite the numbers that humans do; look at the size of them. Even if they have large litters, I bet infant mortality rates would be fairly high. They probably have to eat a lot, and there's only so much food to go around.

    If they ever got into a war with humans, it won't be because they're monsters. It'll be for the same reasons humans get into wars with each other; for resources and food. If things get really bad, they'll even start fighting each other.

    Is that sad or what?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:31 No.7961828

    That's assuming their social heirachy doesn't auto-regulate things like population size.
    >> Kilinger 02/07/10(Sun)03:33 No.7961851
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    Since we have "Scorpio Sapiens" would there be any other 'demi-human' competition?

    Also, how would they wage war?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:36 No.7961871
    Well, OURS doesn't...
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:38 No.7961889
    Back on the topic of death in space.

    Wouldn't you freeze to death quite fast after exposiure?
    I mean faster than lack of oxygen and boiling organs
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:38 No.7961892

    Actually, that's a good point. Instinct would be for them to engage in close combat, but a stinger that size would be quite unwieldy, and a successful sting would be likely fatal due to the size of the wound inflicted alone. Also I'm not sure how you could put any kind of body armour on something like that (torso aside.)
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:39 No.7961899
    They probably lose a lot of their children to molting difficulties, but I doubt their litters are too large anyway. Wikipedia says the average is around 8 scorpionlings. So for a humanoid that requires social bonding an average of 2-4 kids a pregnancy does not seem unreasonable.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:40 No.7961906

    Not as such. With no atmosphere, there's nothing around to heat up, no temperature difference. While the temperature is very low in the 'shade', it'd still take a long time to freeze.
    In the sun however, you'd fry instantly, the temperature being hundreds of degrees celcius.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:41 No.7961912
    With out air, their is nothing for the heat to contact and radiate away to.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:42 No.7961924

    Then how does the heat from the sun get to earth?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:44 No.7961935

    Since they have natural body armor, I'm guessing polearms, pickaxes. and armor-penetrating arrows are their traditional artificial weapons, rather than bladed instruments.
    Scorpions in nature are by and large not among the most social of the Athropoda, but they aren't necessarily the utter sociopaths that the majority of their cousin arachnids are; some of them even form short-term families. So fighting an actual war, that is an organized and directed social effort for political purposes, will not necessarily be incompatible with their nature, but look at their bodies. With an underbody like that, traditional formations like the phalanx will be utterly inconcievable to them--they'd trip over each other's legs--so they are likely to be more like adept skirmishers and raiders than shield- or spear-wall formation fighters. This is a problem, because shield and spear walls are god-tier for low-tech infantry, and scorpion girls cannot ride horses and do not look like they're capable of horse-like speeds, lacking both the musculature and the posture for galloping speeds, so Mongolian answers to the difficulties of spear walls and competent infantry are not within their capabilities.

    I fear they would be wiped out rather easily by any well-equipped human infantry, and thus would be forced to prey on less affluent or simply more pacific populations if they wish for victory on the battlefield.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:46 No.7961948
    Scorpions don't need to eat much at all, they can rev up and down their metabolism apparently.

    >the scorpion possesses an incredible ability to slow its metabolism to a third of that in similarly-sized insects. During lean times, the scorpion's metabolic rate is the lowest of all invertebrates [source: Lighton et al]. At that pace, eating one insect can sustain a scorpion for a year. In order to turn down their metabolism, scorpions engage in minimal activity. In fact, in order to maintain that sluggish metabolic rate, many scorpions spend 92 to 97 percent of their lives completely inactive, sort of like an extensive state of hibernation

    This could be a source of conflict or interaction. A small scorpion clan goes to sleep during a famine and they wake up with people moved into their home and the people are like holy fuck the bowels of the earth just vomited up horrendous bug demons who are now telling us this was their farmstead.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:46 No.7961949
    They've basically got melee combat covered. They have both pincers and a stinger, and they have chitin armor on the arachnid portions of their bodies. I imagine that they'd be able to move surprisingly quickly, too; they wouldn't need horses or beasts of burden to act as cavalry. Throw on a breastplate, a helmet and some gauntlets, probably take a bow or a spear for ranged attacks (maybe a shield) and you have a "foot" soldier.

    For modern warfare, replace the bow/spear with a firearm, and put on a kevlar vest and a helmet. They would need vehicles to keep up with human ones, not to mention better armor and equipment to deal with the nastiness we have such as flamethrowers, tanks, chemical weapons, armor-piercing ammunition, and the like. Their pincers, claws and chitin would still offer an advantage, but it wouldn't be nearly as useful for them anymore; in medieval warfare, they could charge a group of swordsmen and crush/sting them, but if they tried the same tactic on the modern battlefield, they'd be shot to pieces. They still have fleshy bits, and I doubt even the chitin could withstand modern ammunition.

    I wonder what a demihuman-designed car would look like. And, on a related note, a demihuman-designed tank.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:48 No.7961966
    they would probably be damn good at siege warfare being able to just tunnel under any fortifications without needing equipment.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:50 No.7961988
    On the other hand, perhaps I am overestimating their speed, as >>7961935 says.
    >> Kilinger 02/07/10(Sun)03:51 No.7961991
    Would they mount cannons on their stingers?
    Also, vehicles would be large.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:53 No.7962013
    If their speed would be relative to the speed that small scorpions have then they would be quite fast indeed.

    Also if half scorpion demi humans would exist then they would have done so for a while.
    And humans would be the "lesser" race and they would be our overlords.

    They would have had too great advantage over us before we learned how to make weapons and as such they would never let us construct anything that would be harmful for them.

    IF they were hostile that is. I am imagining a peaceful life side by side with there creatures
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:54 No.7962018
    I myself wonder how they would scale up, Emperor scorpions move like lumbering graceless tanks but some of the others practically telleport when they freak.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)03:58 No.7962058
    Perhaps not cannons; the recoil would break something or at least throw them off balance. Even considering lighter-recoil weapons like machine guns or RPGs, it doesn't seem practical; I imagine they would be quite awkward to aim.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:00 No.7962074
    I can see a loosely symbiotic relationship forming amongst the humans and the scorpion people. The scorpions get amenities that their slow lifestyle and loose social groups would be unable to produce and the scorpions don't try to eat the people.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:03 No.7962101
    >before we learned how to make weapons
    They'd have to get up pretty early in the anthropological morning to take us out before we invented obsidian-tipped spears.
    >> Kilinger 02/07/10(Sun)04:09 No.7962161
    I'm imagining Scorpio powered armor here...
    This needs to be continued, don't you think?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:12 No.7962179
    Is there a drawfag around? I must see this.

    On a related note, how would a lamia (snakegirl) or other type of monstergirl wage war?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:13 No.7962183
    Ambush. Like real snakes.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:15 No.7962197

    I was thinking of blackpowder and the likes.

    These scorpions would conquer everything pre medivial
    >> Kilinger 02/07/10(Sun)04:16 No.7962204
    In modern warfare, I can imagine a large part of their military doctrine is based around infiltration.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:21 No.7962230
    Lamias are almost always associated with magic.
    Or, if you ask the Greeks, vampirism, often using mindfucking magic to aid said vampirism.
    I'm guessing they'd have more of a focus on setting up traps and ambushes and use of magic, since large snakes are often patient ambush predators. Of course, if they're vipers I guess they'd lean more towards the vampirism side of the coin since vipers are natural hunters. Viper girls would be inclined to regard our warm juicy bodies as food to be acquired, a resource to be taken, rather than anything near a political enemy, so I'd guess that humans would introduce them to organized war. Their strategies would probably mirror our own for that reason, but their tactics would require huge modifications from ours. I'm guessing they'd be proficient with constructing engines of war, what with magic and all, and excellent at ambushing in the forests or among the sand dunes, but not much good outside of their forests, swamps, or deserts. Their wars would probably be seasonally directed, as well--they'd suck at fighting off angry kilted Scotsmen come wintertime, given their serpentine metabolism.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:22 No.7962240
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:24 No.7962252
    >anything pre-medieval
    >implying very large scorpions could hurt the disciplined Roman Legions and their tower shields of destruction
    >> Kilinger 02/07/10(Sun)04:31 No.7962313
    So how well would their magic balance out against technology?
    I can imagine squads equipped with cold iron or some other aid hunting them in their own turf.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:31 No.7962319
    I was all set to cut you down, but come to think of it, you're probably right. Though at the very least, poking spears between the shields is likely to help.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:32 No.7962327
    don't forget that the ability to quickly dart forward and rip the shields from them with their pincers could have some effect as well
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:33 No.7962330
    Oh, goddamn it. I just clicked that and saw her vagina. I hadn't noticed it before. Now I can't unsee it.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:33 No.7962335

    Sargon of Akkad would ruin their shit.
    RUIN it.

    To fight pre-medieval civilizations would mean these scorpion girls would face Akkadian axemen or the chariots of Babylon, Persian archers who lit their arrowheads with burning naptha and Assyrian horsemen. They'd face Galatian Celts who light their hair on fire so that the pain will drive them forwards into the enemy and Macedonian phalanxes with their sides secured by Alexander's kataphractoi. Imagine them running up against the sect of Scythians known as the Homophagoi, dead killy psychopaths who devoured the corpses of friend and foe alike after they claimed victory on the battlefield.

    To fight things like this you need better weapons, better technology, better tactics, better discipline, and possibly better numbers on top of it. Honestly, a tail stinger, a couple of claws, and a chitin-coated ass? Might not be enough.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:33 No.7962338
    I don't know. How much weight could they throw around with one of those claws. Can't a scorpion's sting puncture leather? Given the weight and size difference puncturing a shield isn't that far fetched.
    However, their defensive capabilities against a spear are extremely depressing. Guess it comes down to the armour and speed.
    >> Kilinger 02/07/10(Sun)04:34 No.7962341
    That's why the Romans had their throwing javelins. They'd just have to aim carefully.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:34 No.7962342
    If we're assuming that the proportionate strength and dexterity of the pincers is equivalent to the same in a scorpion, than no.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:35 No.7962354
    Now I kinda want to see a line of Roman legionaires being broken by scorpionmen charging into their ranks, ripping the shields out of their hands, then beating them to death with said shields while stabbing willy-nilly with their stingers.

    Though come to think of it, the torso would kinda get in the way of actually stinging. Perhaps these anthro-scorpions use their stingers more as nozzles and spray their venom into the eyes and mouths of their enemies?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:39 No.7962379
    From those who seem to post with more authority, it would seem that it would merely be them trying to shift the shields. Either way, it'd mostly be the speed.
    Also, what happens if they sting the shield. Sure, they may very well puncture it, but wouldn't that make it hard to withdraw, thus making them an easy enemy.
    Also, as far as javelins, shields have been mentioned for both sides here. Far from certain defense, but still.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:39 No.7962383
    133 litres
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:41 No.7962403
    >charging into Roman ranks
    Thrown pilum taught most infantry to stop doing that.
    A Roman pilum bends downwards after it's sunk into it's target, until it contacts the ground. Impeding both movement AND removal. Celts had to discard their shields. Will these scorpions be able to simply discard their torsos?
    You wanna face Romans on foot, you probably want to do it shield wall to shield wall.
    I think a huge advantage of the pincers would be ththat they would give the scorpiongirl the ability to carry multiple shields, rather than acting as a weapon in their own right; their asses might be covered in natural armor plates, but they still have squishy humie bits.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:44 No.7962423
    >Perhaps these anthro-scorpions use their stingers more as nozzles and spray their venom into the eyes and mouths of their enemies?
    There are African scorpions that do exactly that.
    iirc, some of them can shoot venom up to 30 yards away.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:44 No.7962427
    Scale that up to human size and I see these scorpionfolk becoming fucking artillery.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:46 No.7962445
    >Perhaps these anthro-scorpions use their stingers more as nozzles and spray their venom into the eyes and mouths of their enemies

    Maybe it's not venom...
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:46 No.7962447
    Doesn't scale like that.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:47 No.7962453
    Let me have my nitemares.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)04:54 No.7962514
    "Well I guess that's that."
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)05:33 No.7962810
    A scorpion's anus is mounted on the end of the tail.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)05:42 No.7962900
    I wonder what the would of humans.
    "dam those people are weird, whats with the monkey legs."
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)05:44 No.7962929
    No they'd think "....I have been programmed to serve you..."
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)05:53 No.7963005
    I imagine them as tribal people, maybe in africa or south east asia.

    Europe develops pretty much as it has, and when the age of exploration and colonialism rolls around, it has become man's burden to civilise those poor scorpion-savages.

    (Also explains the maid uniform nicely.)
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)06:05 No.7963092
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    Sup /tg/? I am a tardigrade in the year 40999 and I want to thank you for spreading me and my kind across the galaxy.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)06:10 No.7963130
    Why would her vagina be where it is drawn? It makes no anatomical sense for a human or a scorpion.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)06:15 No.7963169
    Limited creativity of the artist.

    Which is a shame, because scorpions are so awesome and classy their mating revolves around knowing the waltz.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)06:23 No.7963225
    <a href="#7963130" class="quotelink" onClick="replyhl('7957083');">&gt;&gt;7963130</a>

    I think the scorpion maid's Vagina is located there from Artistic License.

    However since it's more fun to figure out how this stuff may work it could be a pheromone release fold. Scorpion Maid in the midst of lust rubs against some trees and all the Scorpion Butlers can easily track her.

    Although it might make more 'sense' for the Vagina to be there since they could then mate back to back and more easily defend against predators. The Scorpion Butler's genitalia would then be used only for mating with the species anus being located further down.

    The Scorpion Maid might then also birth eggs from that same area making sure to organize them neatly afterwards.

    Also foraging would be tough since I can't imagine them being able to bend over easily and reach things with their hands directly from the ground.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)06:24 No.7963229
    this is turning out like the lamia threads, surprised no one has stated them yet.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/10(Sun)06:37 No.7963319

    In regards to making a generic conversion the real toss up would be what Scorpion types of abilities would stack onto the human ones.

    Also what scale of realism in regards to weight and stamina issues.

    -Increased land speed for short bursts due to multiple legs.

    -Added strength to push/pull feats with pincers

    -Venom sac spray distance, effectsand time between shots are regenerated

    -Possible difference in the humanoid portion might be increased flexibility

    The maid costume and OP's comment seem to suggest a contemporary Scorpion Maid. She could be based on how scorpions turned out in Japan with whatever foibles those particular types may have.

    She could work in construction and be wearing the maid costume for her Myspace photo in an attempt to actually make some friends with what she sees are her least threatening attributes.

    Damn weeaboo fantasy humanoids. ;_:

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