Current Residence: Santa Rosa, CA
Favourite genre of music: Punk, Alternative Rock, Metal
Favourite style of art: Anime...again, obviously : /
MP3 player of choice: iPod touch
Favourite cartoon character: Unsure
FES: Mech BattleGlossary
FES: Functional Electrical Stimulation.
FES Actuator: A unit that charges an electrical current and feeds it into muscle, causing it to expand rapidly. As this is a singular chapter, and would normally appear in the middle of a book, there would be a fuller explanation of this in previous chapters. For this reason, the part when this technology is utilised in this chapter may seem a little heavy-handed. This is because I'm still unsure as to how much I need to explain about the workings of the actuators. In other battle scenes, it would be described more tersely, keeping the pacing up etc...
LD: Stands for Los Diablos (the Devils). It's kind of a play on Los Angeles. A gang, called The Devils move in and effectively take over Huntington Park, a suburb of LA.
Matt didn't move at first. Just stood, and stared in awe. He'd seen mechs before, but this was different. Way bigger, for one - but it looked as though it had muscles. Synthetic