Why mesh? (And other plot questions)

Danny McG

a good cosslain follows its kessentai.
Joined
Sep 9, 2016
Messages
6,729
Location
Cumbria UK
The book Day of the triffids.

A character in it is suddenly blinded like most other people.
He realises there's a danger from loose triffids so he spends a lot of time and effort constructing a triffid helmet.
These are typically a fine mesh but he only has large, he does overlapping layers to alleviate this problem, fastening them with loose wire and using pliers, working blind it's a very impressive feat.

My question is why?
Why all that effort?

He's blind so he doesn't need the visibility afforded by the mesh, all he needs is protection from the triffid stings, so why doesn't he just put a bucket over his head?
 
Last edited:

Danny McG

a good cosslain follows its kessentai.
Joined
Sep 9, 2016
Messages
6,729
Location
Cumbria UK
Well I have played about before with my grandkids - I was the robot monster so basically a bucket over my head and walking robotically around the garden trying to catch them. I could breathe easily and my hearing wasn't much affected, things sounded slightly hollow.

In a world where most have gone blind it's a bit pointless wanting to be recognized IMO
 

Similar threads


Top