Ms Vessey's mermaid tail was created by Wellington-based film industry wizards Weta Workshop after the Auckland woman wrote to them two years ago asking if they could make her a prosthetic tail. She was astounded when they agreed.
She lost both legs below the knee from a medical condition when she was a child and told Close Up last night her long-held dream had come true.
The suit was made mostly of wetsuit fabric and plastic moulds, and was covered in a digitally printed sock. Mermaid-like scales were painted by hand. Mr Taylor said not only did the tail have to be functional, it was important it looked realistic. "What became apparent was that she actually physically wanted to look like a mermaid."
Now that's pretty cool.
Even for a furry.
"Scaly" might be the term for this. Or is there entirely different terminology for human/animal hybrid fetishes?
On /tg/ they have Fungy and Scaly, for myconids and kobolds respectively.
Scaly refers more to reptiles.
Knock it off, all of you.
They're all fucking furries.
Agreed. Although I wonder if she'll be more likely to get eaten by a shark because she looks (and will swim) more like food.
I bet her chances of being eaten by a shark in that pool are about the same as a two-legged swimmer's.
Not just for amputees any more:
People named Nadya= extreme. Extremely pregnant (suleman), extremely weird but kind of awesome (this lady), extremely succesful (comaniche), and extremely whatever I am.
I read a story, a fiction, about such a woman. By a British author, I guess.
god bless you kiwis, for you have at last given the world a mammalian mermaid
If this is how she expects to gain an immortal soul, I
suspect she's going about it in the wrong direction.