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Post by Csihar » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:05 am

Okay, I know the relevance this has to Katawa Shoujo is minimal at best, but it's just way too cute not to share. Apparently there was recently a case where a cat who lost its hind paws in an accident got little metal kitty foot prosthetics, and, well, see for yourself:


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D'awwww. Here's the original article. Actually, the procedure was kind of interesting because of the need to implant them directly into the leg bone itself, whereas with human leg prosthetics it's usually okay for them to be removable.

Incidentally, if anybody becomes inspired to make some Emi-with-cat-ears fanart because of this story, I'm totally okay with that. >.>
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Post by Panty Supervisor » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:50 am

Everything gets better when you add prosthetics and cat ears.
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Post by Esa94 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:01 am

Panty Supervisor wrote:Everything gets better when you add prosthetics and cat ears.
What if you add cat ears on a cat?

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Post by U.T. Raptor » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:27 am

I once saw footage of something like that, but with a cockatoo...

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Post by Arroz » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:15 am

She'll definitely have hard time if her back is itchy and want to scratch. :cry:

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Post by Quidoo » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:23 pm

Couldn't they have made them a little more bulky or something? They look laughably pathetic. Like tiny boots.
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Post by Wrench Wench » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:09 pm

Quidoo wrote:Couldn't they have made them a little more bulky or something? They look laughably pathetic. Like tiny boots.
Weight considerations.

Very important thing to consider with prosthetics.

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Post by Fono » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:19 pm

Csihar wrote:Incidentally, if anybody becomes inspired to make some Emi-with-cat-ears fanart because of this story, I'm totally okay with that. >.>
Ohmilawd! Somebody do it!

Also, poor kitty. Kind of neat to see that, though, because of Emi.
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Post by Csihar » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:37 pm

Now with video! (And a more detailed discussion of how they did it.) If anybody needs me, I'll be mopping myself up off the floor.
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Post by Scarlet Fox » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:34 pm

Fullmetal Cat, anyone?

Interesting. I wonder how soon we'll see tech more like this on humans... What with the bone and skin growing onto the metal.

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Post by Leotrak » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:03 pm

Doesn't seem very likely, to be honest. Prosthetics for humans work fine when detachable, and I can see those being more comfortable than a permanent extension that doesn't give off any sensory information >_>
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Post by Csihar » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:07 pm

Leotrak wrote:Prosthetics for humans work fine when detachable, and I can see those being more comfortable than a permanent extension that doesn't give off any sensory information >_>
I can think of at least one very obvious exception to that statement. ;) Plus, it could come equipped with ~vibrations~.
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Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:06 pm

Leotrak wrote:Doesn't seem very likely, to be honest. Prosthetics for humans work fine when detachable, and I can see those being more comfortable than a permanent extension that doesn't give off any sensory information >_>
It's probably very situational. Someone missing an arm just barely under the elbow might have trouble anchoring a prosthetic in a way that doesn't interfere with their elbow movement, for example.

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Post by Leotrak » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:55 am

Merlyn_LeRoy wrote: It's probably very situational. Someone missing an arm just barely under the elbow might have trouble anchoring a prosthetic in a way that doesn't interfere with their elbow movement, for example.
If I'd lose my arm to that extent, I'd probably be like "screw it, I'll live with just the one hand" instead of having an awkward artificial one that I can barely use -_-"
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Post by Wrench Wench » Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:31 pm

Leotrak wrote:If I'd lose my arm to that extent, I'd probably be like "screw it, I'll live with just the one hand" instead of having an awkward artificial one that I can barely use -_-"
Some do some don't. Depends on the available prosthetics.

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