March 31, 2018

In the Queue...

...are 2 papers for History, a "New Math" test on Monday, a presentation for my Kanji Project, several pages of Japanese homework, a presentation for my International Relations class, as well as a term paper and multiple readings for the same.


In the done file are the Kanji Project, a Kanji Test, a "New Math" test a history paper, lots of readings and the Easter Rush at work.

In neither category are any blogposts at the moment. 

Instead, I leave a mystery for you to ponder and hopefully solve,...


Art by Kinchee

Those buckles on her skirt/waistcoat....

What are they for?
How are they fastened without tripping her?
What the hell?

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 04:07 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 Once upon a time, wool hosen (and eventually socks) were kept from falling down the leg by a contrivance called a garter. Garters were usually tied to some kind of belt or leg cinch. They existed because elastic did not, and were worn by both sexes.
In current Japanese art, one frequently sees the garter belt reimagined as a skirt accessory worn on the outside, or as a ribbon extending from the skirt. The problem is that only an elastic substance could possibly work in such a way, that leather is not elastic, and that boots do not fall down the leg in the same way nylon hose or socks do. Possibly this is a picture from a universe where leather can be knitted.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Sat Mar 31 17:59:11 2018 (h8yX6)

2 Or perhaps she is just wearing a mismatched pair of socks, as well as boots? And for some reason, she only has a garter installed on one leg?
In that case, the elasticity would be all in the wool sock, and it could work. But it might be hard on the sock, unless it were knitted with reinforced holes for the buckle tongue to go through.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Sat Mar 31 18:04:16 2018 (h8yX6)

3 What are they for?
Steampunk!
How are they fastened without tripping her?
More Steampunk! 
What the hell?

Still Steampunk!

Posted by: Wonderduck at Sat Mar 31 19:22:43 2018 (h8yX6)

4 Obviously they're to secure the leather apron she wears when working on hot engines. Wouldn't want to ruin all that smooth, creamy skin with steam burns!

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Sat Mar 31 22:28:05 2018 (h8yX6)

5 Kinky bondage Hobble Skirt.  

Posted by: Mauser at Sat Mar 31 23:17:18 2018 (h8yX6)

6 Wrench-san by day... Wench-tan by night...!

Posted by: Clayton Barnett at Sun Apr 1 10:35:43 2018 (h8yX6)

7 Stop analyzing it!  You're not just killing catgirls, but you're killing Steampunk catgirls!
And SuburbanBanshee, we're not talking about the garters.  Look at the bottom of her skirt and notice that the left and right halves have what look like matching buckles.  Although no fastening mechanism is evident, and the skirt doesn't have lose material to be taken up if you draw the front closed...
I can also understand why you didn't notice.

Posted by: David at Mon Apr 2 11:12:37 2018 (h8yX6)

8 That doesn't appear to be a catgirl--no extra ears.

Posted by: Rick C at Mon Apr 2 11:28:35 2018 (h8yX6)

9 Sadly, it appears Steampunk Engineer Jini is a one-off, so we may never know the truth. However, this wasn't the first time he skirted the issue.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Mon Apr 2 14:26:56 2018 (h8yX6)

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