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Why Not This One? by ricochet188 Why Not This One? by ricochet188
The two wander out of the thicket and into an open field. Through the few trees the one machine spots a figure laying in the snow. Like an eager puppy tethered to its master she tugs the other along and stands over the body.

Clearly they have ventured further south then he had anticipated. It was a rare thing to come across a corpse as decomposed as this in the tundra from whence they came. As the years pass there are fewer and fewer humans able to survive on the dwindling, untainted, resources. Little to none have managed to carve out a living up north and most have already migrated to the equator. The discovery of one dead does not mean there are others camped nearby. Likely this one died of natural causes, possibly left by fellow travelers, maybe he was alone. In any case, it should not be cause for concern.

She stands still. No movement save her eyes scanning the figure from top to bottom. There is a whirring sound followed by a series of clicks, and she breaks out of her trance. She kneels before it and then turns toward him with a slight smile, " Can you fix it?" she asks with an exaggerated, exited tone. This must be the first time she has seen a human. or at least, the first time since she was re-activated. - he tells her no, it's dead. "I was dead too. We can find parts for it!".

She doesn't understand yet, what it is to be a machine. He remains silent, and she looks back at him and her expression goes neutral once more. She then turns her head back and for a brief fraction of a second before her hair covers her face he catches a genuine glint of sadness.



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So I've been working on this since a bit before christmas. I like it... but it didn't turn out quite as well as I'd hoped.

Anyway, this is a redux of ricochet188.deviantart.com/art… which is a redux of ricochet188.deviantart.com/art… which is a redux of sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos… (not sure if you can see that image)
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rafaelzrt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Amazing. Cool characters. Nice work
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   Writer
You have an incredible imagination, and execute your ideas visually with stunning clarity. I love this.
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LmonLimeCat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
i want to be friends with the man, he looks badass
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JohnSavite Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Great idea for a story. I love your renderings of the oil man, as I see him. Thanks.
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Davidow Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Wow, this picture + the caption is enough to base a series of books on! Amazing!
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Kosataya Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I loved this series. Gorgeous work!!!
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driftas Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
The feels
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Akaigee Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My goodness this is fantastic. The design of the machine gesturing towards the corpse looks believable and practical, something that would actually be built. And I love the originality of this piece, I can't think of anything similar to it :) Do you have anymore on these two and their origins? Which I guess I'll find out when I browse your gallery haha.
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badcop69 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
someone should make a game out of this world you've designed. it's amazing and so original.
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veronica-sofia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Aww man, you have one of my favourite painting styles ever!
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