[ EPU Foyer ] [ Lab and Grill ] [ Bonus Theater!! ] [ Rhetorical Questions ] [ CSRANTronix ] [ GNDN ] [ Subterranean Vault ] [ Discussion Forum ] [ Gun of the Week ]

Eyrie Productions, Unlimited

Subject: "(OWaW) New Witch Profiles"     Previous Topic | Next Topic
Printer-friendly copy    
Conferences Our Witches at War Topic #27
Reading Topic #27, reply 26
Gryphonadmin
Charter Member
19238 posts
Jan-27-15, 02:18 AM (EST)
Click to EMail Gryphon Click to send private message to Gryphon Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
26. "RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles"
In response to message #25
 
   >That reminds me, is there actually an in-universe explanation for the
>lack of pants?

Not really, at least not one that's consistently followed. I mean, as Gryphon noted in New Tricks, the configuration of the Striker Unit would make it difficult to wear pants in an operational capacity, but they don't wear them off-duty either, and in practice the phenomenon extends beyond Striker-using witches. For instance, Yoshika's mother, a witch doctor,* doesn't wear trousers or a skirt either (though her doctor's coat does reach to her knees). (Her mother wears hakama, but then, she's an old lady. That is presumably her prerogative.)

It might thus be a general witch thing, but there again, in various scenes we also see hospital nurses (magical status unclear) and Yoshika's childhood friend Micchan (who specifically does not have any magical ability) similarly un-bedecked. So if you go by that and don't assume that it's an animators' oversight, it appears to just be customary in the setting that young women don't wear lower-body garments other than underpants, witches or not.

(There's also the suggestion that it's to provide clearance for their tails, but then Fusō Navy witches, e.g., Mio and Yoshika, wear one-piece swimsuits with a slot at the back for the purpose; so that doesn't stand up to scrutiny either. As it were.)

For OWaW purposes, I'm proceeding from the assumption that it is in fact a witch custom and not something muggle women do. This is contradicted by the canon, as I've noted, but I think it makes more internal sense.

--G.
* One never really gets tired of this.
-><-
Benjamin D. Hutchins, Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & Forum Mod
Eyrie Productions, Unlimited http://www.eyrie-productions.com/
zgryphon at that email service Google has
Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.


  Alert | IP Printer-friendly page | Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 (OWaW) New Witch Profiles [View All] Gryphonadmin Jan-25-15 TOP
   RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles SpottedKitty Jan-25-15 1
      RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-25-15 3
          RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-26-15 4
              RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Nova Floresca Jan-26-15 5
                  RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-26-15 6
                      RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Nova Floresca Jan-26-15 7
                          RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-26-15 8
                              RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Nova Floresca Jan-26-15 10
                                  RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-26-15 11
                                      RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Nova Floresca Jan-26-15 13
                                      RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles SpottedKitty Jan-26-15 21
                                          RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-26-15 24
   RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles TsukaiStarburst Jan-25-15 2
   RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-26-15 9
      RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Nova Floresca Jan-26-15 12
          RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles SpottedKitty Jan-26-15 17
              RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-26-15 20
                  RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles SpottedKitty Jan-26-15 23
              RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Arashi Jan-27-15 30
          RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-26-15 18
      RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Mister Fnord Jan-26-15 14
          RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-26-15 19
              RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Mister Fnord Jan-26-15 22
      RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Matrix Dragon Jan-27-15 25
         RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-27-15 26
      RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Jan-27-15 27
      RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles drakensis Jan-27-15 28
          RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Droken Jan-27-15 29
              RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Feb-02-15 39
                  RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Terminus Est Feb-02-15 40
   Slight error? MoonEyes Jan-26-15 15
      RE: Slight error? Gryphonadmin Jan-26-15 16
   Two More for the 511th Gryphonadmin Jan-31-15 31
      RE: Two More for the 511th Matrix Dragon Jan-31-15 32
          RE: Two More for the 511th Gryphonadmin Jan-31-15 33
              RE: Two More for the 511th Droken Jan-31-15 34
      RE: Two More for the 511th Tabasco Feb-01-15 35
          RE: Two More for the 511th TsukaiStarburst Feb-01-15 36
          RE: Two More for the 511th Gryphonadmin Feb-01-15 37
   RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles Gryphonadmin Feb-01-15 38
   Ye gods, another one? Gryphonadmin Feb-04-15 41
      RE: Ye gods, another one? goldenfire Feb-04-15 42
          RE: Ye gods, another one? Tabasco Feb-04-15 43
          RE: Ye gods, another one? StClair Feb-06-15 44
              RE: Ye gods, another one? Gryphonadmin Feb-07-15 45
                  RE: Ye gods, another one? Tabasco Feb-08-15 46
   RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles drakensis Feb-22-17 47
      RE: (OWaW) New Witch Profiles jhosmer1 Feb-22-17 48


Conferences | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic

[ YUM ] [ BIG ] [ ??!? ] [ RANT ] [ GNDN ] [ STORE ] [ FORUM ] GOTW ] [ VAULT ]

version 3.3 © 2001
Eyrie Productions, Unlimited
Benjamin D. Hutchins
E P U (Colour)