UPDATE: I love the images in Star Trek Fact Files showing the interiors of the ships on the shows, and I noticed how they conveyed a sense of scale by adding officers to them. With this in mind, I have now done so for our own interior images as well, and along with that, I have also hidden a few easter eggs for you all to find. Some of Bobye's interior details are unknown to me, but I have identified 3D warehouse models from Colin E and Borgman so far.
Other cut-away interiors:
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Please come check out the current story, and you will see that the age rating may allow writers to write whatever they want, but it doesn't suggest a deviation from the established conduct of Starfleet officers as they were seen on the shows. Even if we have an 18+ rating doesn't mean we don't stray too far from the canon setup when it comes to shipboard protocol.
Rather than upsetting you with bath rules, I do welcome comments on the image itself, if that's of any relevance?
Although that still wouldn't account for situations when they ship was struck when it wasn't at red alert.
It reminds me of a time I was on an Atlantic cruise and for the first few days the seas were so choppy that they had to close the pools because the water was literally splashing out in the turbulence!
One thing that bugs me though, is the gradients under the glasses of the "fresh food cabinet". The rest of the artwork is deep and immersive, but those gradients look a bit out of place. There is no way light can fall there like that.
Of course, I don't have knowledge or experience enough to judge such a fine work of art. Nut that was something that struck my eyes and I thought you should know.
Bath houses in Japan are like Spa's here in the west. However unlike the hentai movies most don't allow men and women to share a bath and once people enter the bath staff are not permitted to enter untill the customer leaves. Now there exemptions to this as higher end bath houses will allow attendants in to cater to client's needs, but staff and clients are still prohibited from physical contact. While seeder ones will allow for ...... extras if you have the money.
Now a little extra fact, many businesses in Japan use bath houses in their negotiations with other businesses. Much like how businesses here use restaurants or gulf courses to discuss a deal.