Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool
Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.
Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?
Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?
I think that the ability to add smoke or smoke like substances would be great for the realism. I thought of two areas where it would work. First these ships are smoke pots. They work by burning coal or oil to generate steam to run piston steam engines or turbines. Adding smoke or steam hast from the funnels would be great.
The other idea is to add steam or smoke from below decks/super structure on remote control. Then as the ship takes damage, you could start a "fire". This is probably a bad combat idea as it would attract attention to a possibly sinking ship and others would gang up on it. A simple control could be linked to the bilge pumps. A more elaborate control would be a remote control switch or pot. On a computer controlled ship the "smoke" could be automatic based on water sensors, that also control the bilge pump/pumps.
For smoke some sort of oil burning unit could be used, like they use on Lionel trains. I am not sure how you could work it with steam. Steam has the advantage of dissipating quickly and leaving no residue on the water or any ships. I don't really know how you could generate steam and if the power requirements could be met.
The question would be the pyrotechnics rule. I'm pretty sure that steam should be ok as your not actually burning anything and it has no residue, it even cleans things. Smoke would probably be easier to do, but might not be allowed. So how do you make a steam generator?
Guns that generate smoke when they fire would be downright awesome, but I have no idea how you could do that. Perhaps introducing steam or smoke or dust into the propellant. A puff of steam would do the trick but how could you get it to feed into the lines and would it mess up the guns. Introducing water into the lines could just do it, but I'm not sure of the science. Perhaps a substance could be introduced to the barrel right after the bend.
Rob said you could fake gun smoke with talcum powder.
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