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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 Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
The chances of anything coming from Mars is a million to one, he said...
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:iconthomastapir:
Shows you how much he knows! :eyeroll:

Thanks, Bex!
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newtman001 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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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 Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
^___^
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:iconbensen-daniel:
Best flavor text ever!
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:iconthomastapir:
MMMM, TRIPE :hungry:

Thanks Daniel, I'm flattered you like it!
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:iconbensen-daniel:
It reminds me of a story idea I had about a colonized earth breaking free of the Martian Yoke.
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:iconthomastapir:
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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:iconbensen-daniel:
Looks like Larry Niven (sort of) beat me to the idea though [link]
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