E.O.W. - #028: Prototype Testing Facility
Abandoned Colony Survivors
You MUST include a description or backstory this round, or your image wont be taken to poll. Good luck! Sorry for the lateness I was travelling
Thursday, 6th July 2006 6PM GMT
"The mostly come out at night....mostly."
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The Waffle house sketch book.
Into the Unknown
Ted Nackman, UDF Research Division, 05/23/2245 - Recently we have had trouble with communications to Earth, and Ramirez tells me the power generators are acting up again, I don't know what the hell is going on but its been like this for about a month now. Only 23 more days and I'm off this pile of shit... seems like an eternity...
Ted Nackman, UDF Research Division, 06/12/2245 - We're FUCKED. The portal to Earth has dissapeared!!
Ted Nackman, UDF Research Division, 08/27/2245 - Today an interdimensional tear appeared in the sky, it is sucking up everything, INCLUDING US. Thankfully the anti gravity generator is still working and we haven't yet lost any altitude, but its only a matter of time.
Ted Nackman, UDF Research Division, 08/30/2245 - We have decided to take our chances. Staying here means certain death, by unanomious vote we have decided to turn off the anti grav generator and fall into the tear. Only god knows where the hell it leads.
Last edited by Tyranx; June 29th, 2006 at 09:29 PM.
oh how i love the voodoo you do, tyranx!!
There is no "I" in team, but there is an "I" in pie. And there's an "i" in meat pie. Meat is the anagram of team...~Shaun "Shaun of the Dead"
Thanks Tyranx now you make me really wish i could do more then scribble thumbnails... lets see if i can get anything worthwile now. Time to brainstorm...
awesome brush-madness, Tyranx! :-D
Simply beautiful, Tyranx, grrrrrr
Alright, here we go:
The Gathering Darkness
Facing the eclipse of not one but both of their suns, these colonists must abandon their home for brighter ground as not even the hull of their long ago crashed ship will be able to protect them against the coming extremes.
Last edited by FunkytownP; July 2nd, 2006 at 08:38 PM.
oooooooooooooo *fires up photoshop*
sry, just now saw it
One colonist scrambled behind some piping in the outpost's hallways. He watched on with horror as the rest of the inhabitants met their fate. Through his paniced breaths he swore to himself, he would survive.
(note: this was all created within the last 3 hours, using tools at my desktop, and all original material. Just want to avoid the potential flame-starting like we saw in a recent community thread )
tyranx, that sure is inspiring. I don't even want to imagin what the original-resolution size that is!
That's one of those things I'd want to have framed in my study
corbeledg: That doesn't scream 'environment' to me at all... In fact you need to point your entry into that specific direction for this weekly activity... :-)
Tyranx: Ah, I'll try! Still some time left, I hope, inspiration strucks...
My original idea of environment was to put a person hiding from the elements, but as I drew I started to realize a dark environment would be much more intense if it was focused on a person's face. That way I could show the location's stark shadows and eerieness just by reflecting light. I'll try to make another environment piece tho!
added image, post #13
oof that is fantastic funkytown
FunkytownP - nice work, love your idea
Sector 12ssc-dh34 Space Scientific Mining Colony
position: Planet Zeti, station at moon Zeti-troi
abandoned status: 94%
scientists: 2 - Scott Oro
program: a) scanning and testing new minerals and raw materials.
b) testing moder space mining technology
remaining transport time: 114 days
remaining sun return time: 490days
Scott: Sean? Did you see this?
Scott: SUN! haha!
Sean: Yeah, really funny.
Scott: Is there any problem? haha!
Sean: haha, yeah, f*cking sun!
Scott: Right, f*cking sun.
Sean: And f*cking heat ,and f*cking station ,and f*cking space ,and, and, and ....
Scott: And what?
Sean: F*cking transport, agrrrrrr! How long it will be take!
Scott: I think, it will be about 114 days.
Scott: Let´s go, say it. Haha!
Scott: I totaly agree with you.
Sean: What will be with station?
Scott: Will burn.
Sean: It cost lot of money, then it ....
Scott: That´s not our problem. We only work at this place.
Sean: Damn place!
Scott: Haha! sure.
Sean: 40 years is such a long night.
Scott: Pretty long night. Let´s go in.
Sean: 40 years ?! huh
Scott: Yeah, but we are here only 2years. For us it´s only 2years night. haha! D
Sean: Only? you are crazy!
Scott: Nevermind, Party is over. But we have still some tests to do. Do you go in?
Last edited by rawwad; July 5th, 2006 at 06:53 PM.
Funkytown: that's funky! :-)
rawwad: great as usual!
corbeledg: yeah, cou can put in characters, but the environment really needs to be the 'protagonist' of the piece. Just like it's said in the description up there! :-)
After more than twenty years, there was nothing left of the floating colony but falling debris amid the megastorm. Only a handful of colonists made it through the burning sky and violent winds to land on one of the small polyp islands dotting the lower atmosphere of this alien planet.
"The colours red, blue and green are real. The colour yellow is a mystical experience shared by everybody" - Stoppard
The Titan Mining Colonys final day came sooner then expected. While drilling, the crew had burst a pocket of gasses which when exposed for certain periods of time, protected only with miner gear, would mean certain death. The project had to be immediately abandoned. All that where not present for evacuation where presumed dead. Everyone had boarded the evacuation vehicles and were safely on their way to Earth.... except for four miners who had gone on a survey of land for future drilling and they were protected with surveyors gears for such an event. They had come back minutes too late, only to witness their only way off the planet quickly disappear.
Last edited by Migsta; July 5th, 2006 at 01:31 PM.
The cleft of skin, once damp, warm and dark, now was a living hell for the colony only the one remained deep in the innermost crease. For all fungus fear the onset of summer..and shorts.
Haha speculart, great take on the "colony" wonderful imagination
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