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Tripe Cop by thomastapir Tripe Cop by thomastapir
A stalwart English "mountie" patrols the blasted moors of Somerset in an agile conveyance derived from relict Martian technology. One hundred years after the failed Invasion immortalized by Wells, the English countryside is still polluted by foul alien vegetation and pitted with scars left by the vile Martian landing craft and war machines.

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PixelMecha Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it!
The chances of anything coming from Mars is a million to one, he said...
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Shows you how much he knows! :eyeroll:

Thanks, Bex!
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
"No one would have believed, in the last years of the 19th century, that human affairs were being watched across the timeless vault of space..."

"You didn't tell us you had a cold!" -inscription on Martian War Memorial

Once again, you blow my mind - this time with Lego!!! You, sir, have THE BRAIN OF THE AGES!!!
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
BEST MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION EVER!1!

Man, I love how he reversed that in Martian Chronicles--we go to Mars and they STILL die of chicken pox! Apparently you can't win for losing if you're a Martian. :(

I read a comic once about a sort of alternate post-Invasion early 20th century...Details are sketchy now, but I do remember that the coup de grace involved the humans "raising the Union Jack at the summit of Olympus Mons," which kind of hit me in the gut! I was aiming for something a little more dystopian here--well, from the humans' POV, at least. : p

re: Once again, you blow my mind - this time with Lego!!! You, sir, have THE BRAIN OF THE AGES!!!

BRRRAAAAAAIIIIINNNNSSS!!!

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Thanks, Newton! You know it always makes me feel like a million bucks when you get a charge out of my stuff! :boogie:
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
^___^
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Best flavor text ever!
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
MMMM, TRIPE :hungry:

Thanks Daniel, I'm flattered you like it!
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
It reminds me of a story idea I had about a colonized earth breaking free of the Martian Yoke.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
OHHHH, I remember that one! Bouncing ideas in your journal about prospective human/alien relationships in the Colonial era...Cool stuff!
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Looks like Larry Niven (sort of) beat me to the idea though [link]
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Hmm, I'm not seeing the connection, honestly!
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
it's the fantasy plot of the role-playing-game within the story. Humans and Selenians joining forces in the aftermath of the Martian invasion.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Ahhhh, gotcha.
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good lord where did those tentacles come from! She said :iconhurrplz:
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
They're better for tickling than the love claws, I find! :nod:

Man, where did those tentacles come from? Some sort of LEGO submersible set with a squid, from what I remember...An "Atlantis" set, maybe?
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A squid, man lego has come a way since I last mucked about with it.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I have kind of conflicted feelings about LEGO nowadays...What gets me down is all the really highly specialized pieces they put into a lot of the new kits, and some of the Technic- or Bionicles-derived pieces, that are really hard to integrate with conventional LEGO bricks. Some of the pieces are so specific that they only seem to work with the actual kit they come with, which to me is kind of antithetical to the whole modular LEGO design philosophy. Also not a huge fan of some of the new product lines, Spinjitzu and all that nonsense. Classic Space, that's good memories for me!
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see what you mean. Meccano did the same thing.

I used to have huge buckets of LEGO (at least it seemed big to me), nothing fancy, just plain LEGO. It had the odd window and wheel in the mix.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Oh wow, Meccano--that's a blast from the past! I think they're marketed under the name Erector over here. Which sounds suggestive.

re: I used to have huge buckets of LEGO...nothing fancy, just plain LEGO.

That's the very best kind!
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very suggestive.
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electreel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
This is plainly amazing! That must be the coolest guy in the post-WOW world :D
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
You gotta be tough to thrive in the post-Martian apocalypse! =p
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Drakonial Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Oh my god, you make things in Lego. My life is complete.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
If only I'd known that's all it would take! :(
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