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"Dead City" by Dave Cripps

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When it first happened it was feared that an outside influence was at work. But an emergency survey team sent from a neighbouring system soon found that the local star was to blame. Was the populace of the planet dead? The answer was simply no. There had been little warning but with a star that was prone to unusual activity the planetary government had long expected something may happen. A fierce series of solar flares had been observed and the populous had been moved to shelters. The resulting solar wind tore through the planets magnetic fields and the atmosphere boiled away into space 'Survey Northern Bravo' were the first to make contact with the safe yet dazed survivors in the underground areas that the planetary government had built in secret.


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1 Jul 2007:-) James Edward Vance
Humm for some one who seems to like hunting the children of the night. You creat such bueatiful places for them to live, I think Xavier would like a pint house here, LOL Great color choice.

45 Dave Cripps replies: "I do hope that the vamp can hold his breath for a long time as there is no atmosphere."
1 Jan 2008:-) Randy taffy Linbourn
colour plays a big part in this ,the green just looks superb and really gives it the dead feel to it ,
well done Dia ,*wish i'd thought of that*

45 Dave Cripps replies: "Inspiration comes from everywhere.... erm...."
22 Jan 200845 Theresa Nutter
Mmmmm, Green...

45 Dave Cripps replies: "Mmmmm, Green....
Hur Hur.... Theresa Green..... hur hur hur...."
23 Jan 200845 Theresa Nutter
Green ones are my favorite!

Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to
continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a
species. To this end, I hold M&M duels.

Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger, I apply
pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and
splinters. That is the "loser," and I eat the inferior one
immediately. The winner gets to go another round.


21 Dave Cripps replies: "Testing the modulus of M&M’s is probably worthy of a section 8.
But surely ultimately you end up with the overall winner this, like conkers, must be played against another packet. Will the winner of one packet beat all comers? A M&M hall of fame would have to be built containing the winners of several rounds. Also could the performance of a single one be artificially enhanced by other means? ie: soaking it in vinegar overnight, applying boot polish? But then the old favourite roasting it may result in a dead un."
25 Jan 2008:-) Yasa Nihari
Blue would be better. 18 Cool towers!

28 Dave Cripps replies: "I likes the green ones. But I can do some nice blue ones too 12"
29 Jan 200845 Theresa Nutter
Actually Dave, when I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of the herd.

Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack it neatly in an envelope and send it to M&M Mars, A Division of Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ 17840-1503 U.S.A., along with a 3×5 card reading, “Please use this M&M for breeding purposes.”

This week they wrote back to thank me, and sent me a coupon for a free 1/2 pound bag of plain M&Ms. I consider this “grant money.” I have set aside the weekend for a grand tournament. From a field of hundreds, we will discover the True Champion.

Remeber. There can be only one!


45 Dave Cripps replies: "Oh good grief...

Are you sure they thought you weren’t complaining about the one you sent back? Usually if you send half a pack back with the words ’I’ll sue if you don’t refund me they taste like boot polish!’ they send you boxes full back as a way of shutting you up.

Watch out for the mad Russian M&M he’s the one who wants to fight the Scottish one and the other Scottish one pretending to be Spanish. Och Heather...

Unless it’s the other Scottish one who ran off on it’s own to make another series and whom will ultimately die since we already knew who the ’one’ was...."
29 Jan 2008:-) Dave Cripps
This asteroid must be interfering with the Van Allen belt.....

45 Dave Cripps replies: "Watch out for the three wheeled statalite!
Duck! "
10 Feb 2008:-) Matthias Schmidt
The green colour indicatas radiactive and toxic contamination, I think. I can sit here all day and write something about radioactivity, but that would lead us to nothing. So I just tell you that this city looks like a ghost city (of course, the city’s dead) - and ghosts may be green, as we know from Ghostbusters or Monkey Island Part One - no wait, I mean Part Two. LeChuck’s blue in Part One, but in Part Two he’s green - but he’s a zombie in Part Two, and zombies are the same things like ghosts, aren’t they?

45 Dave Cripps replies: "Monkey Island? Monkey Island!!!!?? This is another game that seems to have passed me by. I bet it wasn’t as frustrating as Jet Set Willy? LOL
Zombies? Not the same as ghosts I think. or skeletons for that matter. A skelli is just a bag of bones held together with magic. A zombie is the worst in there somewhere is the original person bound by magic. A ghost just a spirit aimlessly wandering about. Or something like that."
3 Oct 200845 ~Evie Rose~
It makes me think of the Emerald City from The Wizard Of Oz. I like it<3

45 Dave Cripps replies: "Wasn’t the Emerald City full of life and little annoying Munchkins?
This is a bit dead..."
29 Apr 2009:-) Karen-Birgitte "Ellemerr" Borud
I see godzilla in this. Sort of. Or, I expect a big, red dinasaur thingy to enter the painting, carefully as to not wreck TOO much. I really don’t know why.

I don’t see the creepyness in this. I see a peaceful, sleeping city, alive with greenness and maintained by plants masquerading as robots. Mostly because that one shape there looks partly like a cactus-man with a red flower blooming on his shoulder, partly like a dustbin.

It’s nice, though. I think it would be nice if I managed to see what’s actually there too, which I take as a good sign. Once again, yay for the green. ^^
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'Dead City':
 • Created by: :-) Dave Cripps
 • Copyright: ©Dave Cripps. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Acrylics, City, Dark, Figures, Future, Green, Spacesuited
 • Categories: Architecture, Houses, Castles, etc, Landscape, Nature, Panoramic
 • Techniques: Acrylics, Computer Program
 • Inspirations: Other Artist
 • Submitted: 2005-11-12 19:08:58
 • Views: 1353
 • Resolution: 938x700

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