These are a few simple ideas for incorporating the shell into my design, based on feedback from Phil on my OGR.
I began drafting up some ideas of how I could incorporate the shell into my design, taking influence mainly from the 'ball and chain' approach that Phil suggested (this is what I tend to do when the bus is stupidly late and I don't fancy talking to the shifty pensioners at the bus stop). Once I had established some rough ideas, I attempted to translate them into slightly more visually informative images in Photoshop.
This silhouette is meant to be demonstrating the idea of dragging the shell from one place to another without necessarily being attached to it, but thanks to the not-so-amazing proportions it looks more like Ted Dansen playing Swingball with a giant tennis racket. This idea got shelved pretty quickly.