SciFi Q of the Day: Kilts in Space

 SciFi Question of the Day: Kilts in Space, Yeah or Nay?

Facebook Answers:

  Al Hartman Fun in Zero-G!

  Josh McCusker Yay!!! 😀:D hahahha Sexy Scots in Space 😀

  Cameron Garriepy If the Scots go to space? Hell yes!

  Betty Blue Kilts everywhere!

  Box O’ Munchkins I could see Captain Tightpants wearing a Kilt… Yep, I could… After all he did wear a flowery bonnet he swears by. (Firefly reference, you have to be a fan to get it )

  AmyBeth Fredricksen I just shared a pic of Captain Tightpants in a kilt with a leather duster!

  Al Hartman AmyBeth Fredricksen: Didn’t do a thing for me… Now, Kaylee in a nice mini skirt…

  Lisa Callander Always say yes to a kilt!!! But then I am a little bias, being a Scot and A Kilt shop owner!

Google Plus Answers:

   Brianna Sheldon  Kilts everywhere!

  Ralf MacGrady  Shiny metallic space kilts!

  Valkyrie Page  Kilts in Space!

  Thomas Sanjurjo  For me yes, for the guy floating in front of me through the 0-g corridor, no.

  Paul Murphy  Count me for yes, just another reason to wear mine.

  Ashley Wade  Kilts for all!

  Miaka Kirino  Sure! Although possibly with a touch more starch to help them stay where they belong.

  Clifford Hamblen  If its not Scottish, its CRAP!!!!

  Darren Landrum  I like the idea of shiny metallic space kilts, and that’s my costume for next Halloween sorted! 🙂

  Jason Paul McCartan  As a Scot, I say no – lack of gravity to hold em down.

  Christopher Blanchard  As in outside the space ship? Probably not, it would just look silly on a space suit. Otherwise, sure, why not?

  Katey Springle Lempka  Ooh, good call, +Jason Paul McCartan . I was going to say yes, just because Kilts and Space are both awesome. But that’s a totally valid point.

  Jason Paul McCartan  +Katey Springle Lempka Of course, it makes things much more fun the more time one spends further away from the hub where the center of gravity is 😉

  Samuel Falvo II  Kilts in an artificial gravity situation out in space would work nicely.  In fact, they might even be preferred, along perhaps with tights to keep warm, because the reduction in fabric means less mass for the rockets to propel.

  AmyBeth Inverness  Kilts are heavy! All that fabric is pleated and layered. Miniskirts, however…

  Samuel Falvo II  Utilikilts aren’t that heavy.  The thickest utilikilt certainly is no heavier than corduroy shorts, and formal utilikilts are thin and lightweight.  Remember, traditional kilts were not only for covering the groin; they were used to conceal weapons as well as to serve as a blanket in times of need on the battlefield.  In space, you don’t have those needs anymore.

  Miaka Kirino  Which, concealing weapons or spare blanket? Wouldn’t it be useful to have an article of clothing that doubles as a towel? Wearable towels! Why haven’t we thought of that yet?

  Samuel Falvo II  “Which, …”  *Yes*.  The Q says that it’s economically stable and comfortable, so there’s no need for weapons (commerce decides issues), nor is there a need for spare blankets (you’re not on a battlefield without a tent; you have a nice home, and presumably, public or private transportation thereto when in need).Concerning towels, I don’t know.  Do you spill liquids on yourself frequently?  If so, I’d reckon a formalwear bib would make more sense.  😉

  AmyBeth Inverness  I always have a towel handy. I like the idea of wearing one! Terrycloth kilts FTW!

  Samuel Falvo II  They’re lightweight, too.  😉

  Miaka Kirino  +Samuel Falvo II The question doesn’t say anything about economic stability or comfort, just asks about kilts in space. I know I’ve taken to carting around a pashmina scarf because I get cold easily, why not wear something that can double as a blanket when needed? And there’s nothing that states space is free of pirates, for example, nor other forms of conflict, so why not wear something that will allow you to conceal a weapon?

Concerning towels, I take it you’re not a fan of Douglass Adams?

  Samuel Falvo II  I am a fan.  That doesn’t mean I frame everything in the context of the hitchhiker’s guide though.  🙂

  AmyBeth Inverness  I want a pashmina towel!

…er…is there such a thing?

I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.

The previous SciFi Q of the Day is Birthdays

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The next SciFi Q of the Day is Teleporting for the Holidays

This week, I have a couple of important extras! A couple weeks ago, my first story was published in an anthology called Precipice. It’s available in both print and electronic formats. Also, I have a short story entered in the America’s Next Author contest. You can read and download that story for free on the website. I’d appreciate your vote (just takes a click on the site, no log in) and if you’re feeling very generous, please leave a review! (requires a log-in with basic info)

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