Hey, folks, happy new year. Stabs here, with some calculations to start the new year.
I was thinking up a new idea about fairies, size-changing limits, succubi and angel size difference, Felarya's nature and predators- seemed promising to try and explain all things as a function of a deeper principle. Would surely get a few gears grinding. Well, I wanted to see if we had succubi, fairy top size, and most predators at around the same range: if so, we could've assumed they were all blown up from "average" size to the same scale, and worked from there to write something very sci-fi.
So I tried to calculate the size that a naga would have if she had legs. I started by assuming it was exactly the same as the one nagas have in the stance where their height was measured. Then I tried to stablish a divider that would make most taurs look like they were in "normal" height ranges. It didn't work out, there was far too much variance.
Thanks to Ravaging Vixens for pointing out I was making a wrong assumption there: I assumed their stance had the crotch somewhere around half her height. Looking at the definitive size chart, I realized that the height of Crisis' crotch was nowhere near half her height. I needed a measurement that ignored the stance of her tail.
My next step was taking a look at the definitive size chart, by Karbo, and measuring the height of Crisis' top of the head, and base of the crotch. From what I remember from the art books I've read, the base of the crotch is close to equidistant between the top of the head and the ground in a standing stance. So I thought I'd have to just multiply the length of her torso (height minus height of crotch) by two. The results were unsatisfactory: almost any naga was much taller than any humanoid.
So Ravaging Vixens pointed again, to me, that Mennysan, in the same height chart, did not have the base of the crotch at around half her height. (At this point you must think I'm blind or something...) Using Mennysan as a base, I measured the height of her crotch, her full height, and worked out 1.8125, the relationship between her full height and the height of her torso. Using that relationship, I worked some apparently reasonable values for naga height, that put them in the same range as other predators.
Then I tried dividing the predators' height by a fixed value, so we could get a clue of what they look like relative to each other. We started by making Crisis' body equivalent to that of a five foot seven woman with Mennysan's proportions, and went from there.
For humanoid predators, I employed the same divider, so we could get a clue what they looked like next to each other. The results are surely amusing.
Here's a spreadsheet with the results, if you'd like to see them. This file is open to edition, if you like to alter the multiplier, the extrapolated leg-to-torso ratio, or the height for the base of the crotch.docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
This other spreadsheet is not, in case the one above gets messed up by accident.docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
Again, thanks to Ravaging Vixens in the forum for noticing the values that were off.
And apologies to the holders of all the tauric characters in the wiki for assuming values for the height of their beloved characters' crotches.
I assure you my interest was entirely geometrical.
As it turns out, these values don't make me feel very confident that all predators look anything like they were scaled up from different heights by the same factor. But hey, since we have made the calculations, you might as well take a look.
Note: The leg-to-torso ratio was assumed constant, but we all know it's not. Also, we know no one's height was decided by multiplying anything by 21. I'm not out to make assumptions about the size of your characters, I just took the ones in the wiki and checked what happened when we tried to scale them down for easier comparison with each other.
Well, see ya next time!