EOW#65 city on the underside of a floating island
The winner of EOW#64 The Forward base camp of a winter campaign
For this Challenge we Had 20 images started, 13 going to poll.
Interesting work. Welcome newcomers. 7 were Unfinished , unmarked or attachments.
Awww- I t really hurts to reject beautiful work. But I only have 3 simple rules and 70% of the people seem to manage them just fine
1. description if asked for
2. no attachments
3. mark your work as finished or final
PLEAZE USE OUTSIDE HOSTS THE ATTACHMENT MANAGER CANT BE COPIED ON TO A POLL!
New Round IS ON!
EOW#66 Swamp Forest of Skull Island
"We watched our comrade's ship as she was swept off course by the storm, the waves dragging her towards a small island that wasn't on our map. We saw the great ship come to ground on the rocky shore, but fighting the storm ourselves, we couldn't yet follow and offer assistance to the stranded crew. The storm let up by morning and we set course for the island - where we found nothing of our comrade's ship. Not a single piece of wood nor sail washed up on the shore, not a man of her crew. There were odd footprints in the sand, but they seemed to lead back to the sea, rather than up coast inland. It was as if the ship and her crew had simply disappeared into the waters..."
By the year 3446, the planet Neptune had been terraformed.
Once millions of years worth of ice had melted, huge islands were released from the ice's clutches. The ground was self levitating, as the minerals in the ground contained polar opposite properties to the iron core of the planet.
At first, the islands would rise away from the planet, threatening to keep forever their prehistoric secrets in the depths of space. Large iron structures were built below the islands to offset the effects of the ground's properties. Later, cities were erected on each island. They were mounted below the islands to allow shorter digging times and to leave, undisturbed, the beauty of the alien plant and animal life on the top side.
The lower level of the city; a place where the working classes reside. The huts are the entrances to the homes, which are partially hollowed out of the rock. Because they're parents lack the means to buy transportation the kids get to school on the land below by skydiving...and hitch lifts back home from the various delivery ships bringing supplies to the island.
6. Silarvalla- not marked “finished and is an attachment”
It’s a beautiful piece though I recommend you all go look at it.
the sky palaces of the casino set were past their prime. The once hopping arenas of pleasure sagged tattered and torn on their sky hooks. as the next novelty playground came in to vogue...
"The Floating Citys of Kathrizel are the last link of human civilization. Humans being no longer at the top of the food chain, have resorted to being much like hyenas. Scavangers of the land and sea."
9. Edjutante – another beautiful entry without the word. Again, I would recommend you go see it in the original thread
-- No smoke city (Los locos City) --
The people who came bored of trying to explain tose who smoke the dangers of that path for themselves and the others, take this idea of live with pure air, the first city as made for the people called " los locos", who ate the smoke and polution.
This cities with the time become popular, and the idea of fresh air purified with the water and the ecologic machhinery make a good place to live and grow families.
The becoming of this mode of life is growing and taking more popularity, leaving the olds cities to the smokers, and making more place to live in the earth, because the ocean have more space than solid earth.
The superior part of this cities is called the " Eden Garden", there the people grow and breed animals and vegetables.
Greater Ascillus Island Chain Survey - environmental notes:
"Barely an island above water, these inverted landmasses plunge into the oceans, a dozen kilometers-deep tangle of root and sealife that provides a sanctuary for the peoples of Oceana. Above-ground, they were food for the massive Megatross, a distant cousin of its smaller seafaring counterpart. After many decades, the island-dwellers built a new city under their former perilous home and now live in relative safety, having adapted to the sea itself. What is left on the surface of these floating islands is a tangle of ancient tree trunks, which ironically serve as a nest for the Megatross. So close, and yet so far away."
Calvin Perdo, Oceana Govt. Ecologist
"After having the earth become overpopulated, scientists devised an ingenius plan of creating floating cities propelled by pollution from power plants! Meanwhile the tops of the islands are covered with plants and natural fauna in order to get rid of as much carbon dioxide as possible. Whether or not the system is currently working or not is still under speculation."
13. Ilothcat – I know you worked really hard on this and it’s a lovely piece. But….I mean its got the nifty border and everything (which oblio requires, but I don’t) . not marked final
14. Spartiate--- your beautiful image is an attachment I cant take it to poll
The "Mirrored City", as inhabitants call their home, has been build under one of many artificial islands that started to emerge when humanity began populating our world's seas - in need of space to live...
Throughout the ages Man has always looked towards the heavens for answers. Are we alone in the universe? The chances they said of anything coming from space was a million to one, little did we realize that they were already here.
For centuries they have lived beneath us, in Gigantic cities beneath our Seas and islands.
Watching, waiting to reveal themselves.
The inhabitants of the Travelling Island have an ancient rite of dumping some of their people to the water with their legs tied up (with a rock attached if that's not enough) as sacrifice to the sea. They also tell tales of their offered townsmen appearing as ghosts in the water to arouse regret of this terrible habit.
What they don't know is that those sacrificed are sometimes pardoned by the sea but they lose their ability to speak along with lungs, and their human legs are replaced with a tail functional underwater. Along the centuries, these creatures have built their own city on the opposite side of their home island, in the hope of getting communication with the people they once knew.
"In the not to distant future civilasation has retreated from land in search of a new home. A submerged city floats on a man-made island in the open ocean. Submarines fly through the water between sunken citys as the future of human kind adapts to life below the surface."
The "flying city" was the first of a series of artificial habitats to provide humans with a settlement in the harsh conditions of the planet earth at the end of the
XXII century.100% bio-sustainable and self-sustainable. Only sea water is needed (to fuel the cold fusion reactor, and once treated, to provide fresh water
for humans and its micro-biosphere) from the external environment.