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Runaway to the Stars Cast Walk Cycle

posted 4/13/22

The main cast walks to the left. Or, burns their fusion thrusters to the left, in Bip's case.

Members of my Patreon will know I’ve been hammering on this one for quite a while, maybe in 10 years I’ll have a whole anime opening for this comic. Some brief descriptions of the characters, in order of the non-layered gifs:

Idrisah, Gillie, Shyam, and Talita. Talita kind of looks like a horse but she doesn’t really move like one (nor does she breathe like one, check out the moving valves on the incurrent and excurrent nostrils).

Putting her in tight tanktop feels a little egregious but it does a better job of showing off how she's put together... the largest muscle group on a cantaur's body is the one that pull back the midlegs, the main engine of their hexapodal run cycle. Her foretorso looks more heavy and unbalanced than it actually is; it's mostly airway and sinuses. At a slow pace like this she also stabilizes her head like bird; though unlike birds centaurs don't bob their heads with each step. They don't have the neck flexibility for it.

For scale reference: Shyam is 144 cm, Talita is 3 meters tall. Shyam has to take about 3.5 steps for every step Talita takes!

Turii and Sirawit (bonus nudity, so you get to see what the hell is going on under their clothes). Turii walks like an angry little purse dog.

Brownie and Pinkie. Bug ferrets generally prefer to walk on all sixes unless their arms are occupied.

And of course, who could forget dearest Bip?