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[S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:32 pm
by Chaos Priest
http://www.egscomics.com/d/20020307.html

Obtained from here. Not sure how accurate it is, but anyway...
A 17 year and 11 months old (female) child who is 160 pounds and is 5 feet and 4 inches tall has a body mass index of 27.5, which is at the 90th percentile, and would indicate that your child is at risk of becoming overweight.

Your child's ideal body weight would be at a BMI at the 85th percentile or below, and so would be about 149 pounds.

Remember, a child is considered to be:

* overweight if they have a BMI over the 95th percentile for their age
* at risk of becoming overweight if they have a BMI between the 85th and 95th percentile for their age
* underweight if they have a BMI under the 5th percentile for their age

And a child has a healthy BMI if it is between the 5th and 85th percentile.

Of course, this probably doesn't apply to somebody who isn't human.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:41 pm
by Tarvok
Heh, Dan got rid of that whole "conservation of mass" thing right quick. Given that transformation is probably a pretty energetic act, suggesting stores of energy within Grace which could potentially serve as a place to store excess mass when in smaller forms, and a place from which to convert more when in larger forms, the notion that a person has to retain his or her weight regardless of form is a bit unnecessary.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:03 pm
by Man on the Moon
Tarvok wrote: suggesting stores of energy within Grace which could potentially serve as a place to store excess mass when in smaller forms


Somewhere, a physicist has broken into deep painful sobs, and he does not know why.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:55 am
by kyevan
Eh, probably more efficient to release it as a gas or something, and steal extra mass from your surroundings when it's needed.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:03 am
by nitpicking
kyevan wrote:Eh, probably more efficient to release it as a gas or something, and steal extra mass from your surroundings when it's needed.

That would still require ludicrous amounts of energy. Transmuting the elements isn't exactly easy.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:19 pm
by Dragonstar
nitpicking wrote:
kyevan wrote:Eh, probably more efficient to release it as a gas or something, and steal extra mass from your surroundings when it's needed.

That would still require ludicrous amounts of energy. Transmuting the elements isn't exactly easy.



Not any more than ludicrous speed, which of course, is the best speed to move by.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:02 pm
by Nightranger
Perhaps any extra mass she needs flows from the same extra-dimensional space as the hammers.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:38 am
by ChronosCat
== Spring, 2006 ==

Chronos; Why is Dan so obsessed with that movie? From what I heard, it was supposedly rather lame (and the previews/trailers for it certainly left me with the same impression).

== Oct, 2008 ==

Crystal: Of course, despite my love of his comic, there are plenty of things Dan likes that I don't - for example, I never could get into the Simpsons.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:38 am
by Jstone
Nightranger wrote:Perhaps any extra mass she needs flows from the same extra-dimensional space as the hammers.


Animorphs?

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:45 pm
by Tarvok
Man on the Moon wrote:Somewhere, a physicist has broken into deep painful sobs, and he does not know why.


lol, I guess my posted trod the border between plausible science fiction and absolute insanity a little too heavily. My point was, if she can change her shape and move objects with her mind at will, why does she, and why did she ever, need to conserve mass?

Hmm... does a rhetorical question count as a "point"?

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:47 pm
by Shadowhamster
ChronosCat wrote:== Spring, 2006 ==

Chronos; Why is Dan so obsessed with that movie? From what I heard, it was supposedly rather lame (and the previews/trailers for it certainly left me with the same impression).

== Oct, 2008 ==

Crystal: Of course, despite my love of his comic, there are plenty of things Dan likes that I don't - for example, I never could get into the Simpsons.

Dude, where's my car?

It's a bad harold and kumar, but it came before them, and had it's moments.

All in all really stupid, with some funny.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:19 pm
by nitpicking
I have nothing against the current Grace, but I sort of miss this person, who isn't really very much like the present incarnation.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:52 am
by Sasoria
nitpicking wrote:I have nothing against the current Grace, but I sort of miss this person, who isn't really very much like the present incarnation.

Woo, someone else who prefers the origional Grace! *Waves little flag*

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:07 am
by Tricia
nitpicking wrote:I have nothing against the current Grace, but I sort of miss this person, who isn't really very much like the present incarnation.
Word.

(Except I have a lot against the current Grace. She's quite annoyingly bubbly and naive.)

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:38 am
by LadyofNonSequitur
Yes, I too miss the Grace who could actually do things on her own... and be funny.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:19 am
by ChronosCat
While I do see the differences between the early Grace and the current Grace, I would like to point out there were hints of what we see now even back then. For instance, in 20020304 her reactions to seeing video-games is, if anything, even more hyper than today's Grace; and as early as 20020305 she shows her innocence/ naivety , with her obliviousness to the taboo against nudity.

In the other direction, Grace has shown a little bit of her old self recently - for instance, see the last two panels of 20080519.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:36 am
by Raging Mouse
It's funny... I clearly remember long, rambling topics on this forum where Grace got flak for who she was back then (and also for who she was in between now and then). CBA to find one, though. Just thought I'd point out that tastes might differ.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:43 pm
by Shadowhamster
Grace is probably my favorite character...Ok, she is absolutely my favorite character.

I do see the point people are trying to make about "old" Grace and "new" Grace, but "old" Grace is still quite clearly there.

I wouldn't call her bubbly, just overtly excited, and I think she will tone back once she gets over the excitement of having all these nice little things she didn't have before like trust, a normal life, good friends, the edges of a family.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:25 am
by Tricia
a) She calls herself bubbly...so that argument is not valid.

b) If a month isn't long enough for her to "get used to it"...how long is it going to take? 6 months? A year? It could be decades before Grace is less annoying...if that theory is true.

c) I don't see *any* traces of how Grace used to be...but eh.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 3/7/02] Teenage girl + average height...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:18 am
by Haylo
Six weeks isn’t nearly enough.

In story time, the last six weeks are the first time in her life she was treated as a person by most of those around her, the first time in four or five years that she wasn’t subject to severe abuse, or that she had a place to call home.

In a year or so, if the story continued that long, she might start to take those things for granted. Most of us take them for granted, after all.

Or maybe Grace is going to be one of the people that never forgets, one that keeps noticing how wonderful life is every day.

*Pauses to look around, notices family, roof over head*

You know what? I think Grace is right, and we’re wrong.

(Yes, I know some people that always notice. Once in a while, for a short time, I succeed in imitating them.)