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the_machine_mod ([personal profile] the_machine_mod) wrote in [community profile] meme_of_interest2013-03-28 04:00 pm

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Shadowbox--question

[identity profile] of-fkilter.livejournal.com 2013-04-06 06:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Catching up, though slowly. Okay, s2ep10, prosthetic arm guy---HOW is he driving a motorcycle? It's his right hand, correct? The right hand controls the throttle and front brake and he didn't even use it to pick up the stuff in the glass case!

Am I missing something?

Re: Shadowbox--question

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmmm... the writers don't know how motorcycles work? Or he built himself a special motorcycle with the controls switched to the other side?

Re: Shadowbox--question

[identity profile] of-fkilter.livejournal.com 2013-04-07 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe, but the LEFT side has a pull lever for the clutch, so he'd still have to have a pretty accurate and strong grip on that side too, though not nearly as important as STOP and GO.

Oh well. It was pointed out to me that he also uses his right hand to hold a gun, which also requires more control than shown by the surveillance camera actions, so basically it was a regular non/poorly-gripping prosthetic long enough to get them the info to identity him, then it was an overly advanced Luke-from-Star-Wars Vader bionic hand after because too hard to work around otherwise.

Ah well. I should ignore it, I know. It's just annoying.
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Re: Shadowbox--question

[personal profile] orockthro 2013-04-07 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"... it was a regular non/poorly-gripping prosthetic long enough to get them the info to identity him, then it was an overly advanced Luke-from-Star-Wars Vader bionic hand after because too hard to work around otherwise. "

XD I think you pretty much summed it up.
Sorry. Wish there was a cool answer. But he could have modded out the bike in some way, like anon said. There are hand brakes for people to drive cars without great use of their legs. I could see some sort of mod for a bike maybe.
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Re: Shadowbox--question

[personal profile] thevetia 2013-04-08 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
Well, he could have modded his bike with a suicide clutch (foot clutch) on the left, plus a left hand shifter, and put a rocker lever on the right throttle that his prosthetic hand could move. It would be one hellish bitch to ride but it's mechanically possible. I'm a bit more concerned with his totally inexperienced passenger (Finch) messing around with the phone and throwing his balance off!

Re: Shadowbox--question

[identity profile] of-fkilter.livejournal.com 2013-04-08 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I looked it up and there are mods for hand amputees though it does look like it's a not easy. I did also think that there's no way Finch would be able to do anything on his phone much less something complicated as a tracking/pairing force on the fly when his inexperience and injuries had to mean holding the fuck on would be challenging! Considering his neck's range of motion, I'm not sure Finch could be safe riding a bike on his own either since I can't see how he'd be able to look before changing lanes and such without moving his whole torso. Hmm.

Since the guy was holding a gun on Finch later in a pretty confident grip with that same had, it's obvious the "prosthetic" that was somehow obvious on tape was just a gimmick. I wish they'd used something else.