August 25th, 2012

God Speed

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.

One of the first things we learn about people in different countries and eras is that they dress funny.  It can be a quick way to set the scene and establish that Thing Are Different Here.  It can establish social statues, and relative social statuses, quickly.  It even means the character is carrying around something that could be useful -- like the classic "hat on a stick" ploy to draw out gunfire.  However. . .

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