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07 April 2018 @ 03:12 pm
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(Anonymous) on April 7th, 2018 09:57 pm (UTC)
Like the contrast of building's, but I would see about replacing the bright light between the hands with a picture of a fractured Earth if that can be found.
Zan Lynxzlynx on April 7th, 2018 10:05 pm (UTC)
I like the sparks.
(Anonymous) on April 7th, 2018 10:23 pm (UTC)
Way better. If you want to replace the sparks, try fizzy blue bubbles.
(Anonymous) on April 7th, 2018 10:27 pm (UTC)
Oh wait, I do see bubbles. Need to be a bit more bubbly.
cnmckenney on April 8th, 2018 01:14 am (UTC)
Hands
Might replace the lower hand with a more childlike (toddler) size.
(Anonymous) on April 8th, 2018 08:34 am (UTC)
Re: Hands
and darker skin? Nighthawk is dark honey, has Harry in family. Not sure how dark Ra'd is.
(Anonymous) on April 8th, 2018 07:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Hands
In the recently-released "Project Dystopia" Paer tells Ebsa that Ra'd is pure 100% New Prophet. So despite his Arabic-style name, he's not a bit Arabic. I don't recall Pam having written about the coloration of his gene-engineered ancestors. Did Number One Kids go for a particular skin color in their "test kids", or mix things up, etc.

--TheOtherSean
matapampamuphoff on April 8th, 2018 09:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Hands
Harry and Gisele were both created by University research projects, with attributes the scientists were studying. But the test kids were, to a slight degree, advertisements.

The commercial companies focused more on marketing, and targeted populations that were open to the idea either because of their culture, and very deep need. The repair of Tays-Sacs, Sickle cell anemia and so forth. One reason I have so much of an Arabic influence on Comet Fall is because of the higher rate of birth defects in the Arab culture of frequent cousin marriages. I think there would be a lot of (possibly kept quiet) use of various fixes.

Plus the well-to-do customizing their children, tall, handsome, blonde, athletic, and still with their daddy's nose. Or the tiny underdeveloped female gymnast type. Or blue or purple hair.

Which is a long way around of saying, yes, Number One Kids, like all the rest would have experimented with various color schemes typical (or not) of their target market. Tanned was popular at the time, rather than Northern European ultra light skin, so the kids, even the blondes and redheads, were a bit tan. With the Nuclear War pruning back the European and North American population, the over all appearance of Oners now is olive skinned, and dark haired. With a fair scattering of the dominate Blonde gene, the sub-dominate Red hair gene, and blue and green eyes.

They're everywhere, now, but still strongly influenced by their early marrying into the Arab power structure.

The major contributors of the Caucasian type genes are South American and Australian. Ebsa is probably paler skinned than either Paer or Ra'd, but they're all in the midrange tan.

matapampamuphoff on April 8th, 2018 09:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Hands
From _Olympian_, Rael's first meeting with Ra'd:

A boy was standing in that blank spot. A shield so hard he didn't even register as a living thing. No, not a boy, a young man. He looked, at first glance, about Paer's age, but he was too serious and intent to be called a boy. Wary and dangerous. His hazel eyes were cold, angry. Black hair, pale skin. Handsome in a sharp boned untamed fashion.
(Anonymous) on April 8th, 2018 10:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Hands
Thanks. Can picture him now.

James ResoldierJames Resoldier on April 8th, 2018 01:27 am (UTC)

Center justify the title. Left justification makes it look weighted towards the left.

(Anonymous) on April 8th, 2018 11:24 am (UTC)
I think it's fantastic.

Greetings

Carsten
Michawl DolbearMichawl Dolbear on April 9th, 2018 12:38 am (UTC)
Your "Witch's hut" looks like Cedar Sanderson MGC image

I know I’d read about Dan’l Boone, and was delighted to find a tiny trapper cabin while visiting Kentucky that claimed to have housed him and friends during one rough winter in about 1789.
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(Anonymous) on April 9th, 2018 01:24 am (UTC)
The one in Pam's cover isn't the same as the one in Cedar's Saturday MGC post, though. It is much in the same style, though. There were probably millions of similar structures built throughout America, wherever trees were abundant and shelter was needed. They served as everything from family houses on the eighteenth century frontier to trappers and prospectors cabins in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to hunting and fishing and vacation cabins for the past 150 years.