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We are called Legion by Tycho-Skies

Finish is nicely refined, although the head looks a little flat. Going from the position of the body I'm guessing this is a view of the...

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Creepy Smokey Joe by truemouse
Creepy Smokey Joe
My steampunk outfit/ persona.

He just kinda fell together. I was trying to figure out how to hide the points of articulation, I was sitting there stroking my beard and suddenly an idea struck.

I know I seem to be all over the place with my art, I will get back to the comic strips in the near future, but this is something I've been meaning to do for a while now.

While this is a work in progress, it's close enough to the finished concept that I feel confident posting this outside my scrapbook.

The creepy eyes was a last minute thing which I think works.
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Smokey Joe by truemouse
Smokey Joe
My steampunk outfit/ persona.

He just kinda fell together. I was trying to figure out how to hide the points of articulation, I was sitting there stroking my beard and suddenly an idea struck.

I know I seem to be all over the place with my art, I will get back to the comic strips in the near future, but this is something I've been meaning to do for a while now.

While this is a work in progress, it's close enough to the finished concept that I feel confident posting this outside my scrapbook.
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A Yulemas Visit by truemouse
A Yulemas Visit
Twas the night before Yulemas, when all through the flat,
Not a creature was stirring, except for that cat.
While watching the tree with a diamond hard stare,
She said "Is it me, or does that there tree look bare?"
With a twitch of an ear and wrinkle of nose
A bound in the air, up the tree she rose.
The baubles came down with a shattering clatter,
I rushed in the room to see what was the matter.
Myself in a nightie, my girlfriend in same,
We looked for Sammiches, for someone to blame.
With the constitution of nervous jelly,
She ran down the tree, round the sofa and telly.
She ran up the curtain, bounced off walls,
Escaped the scene and made for the hall.

The doorbell rang so we left the room,
Twas Dave and Sam dressed in costume.
I asked "What are you playing at? Do we have a gig?"
Then a third figure appeared, and that's when I twigged.
Twas rabbit herself, all steaming and clean.
She pinched my cheeks "Why d'you look so mean?"
"I . . . wha? But! How?" was all I could splutter.
"She's slow on the uptake." I heard Rabbit mutter.
"I'm Rabbit you dummins, it's plain to see."
I said "You can't be Rabbit, 'cause Rabbit is me!"
"I am you and you are me and we are . . ." Rabbit opined
"We're not doing any more covers." Reminded The Spine.
I asked "How can it be that a fictional Giraffe,
Has brought you here, to our real life gaff?"

Without an explaination involving string theory,
They invited themselves in, ignoring my query.
"Where is Sammy." Rabbit asked, looking behind doors,
"She called for our help." Said Hatchworth on all fours.
They looked high, they looked low, they looked all over,
They found a sad looking kitty, sitting on folded bed cover.
"You misunderstood her intentions." Said The Spine with ease,
"She didn't want to tease, but rather to please."
Rabbit exclaimed "It wasn't her fault, she really loves you!"
Hatchworth added, "She only wanted to improve your Yule."
Then to my shock, and my girlfriend's surprise,
Our kitty-cat talked, right in front of our eyes.
"I love my mums, and when I saw the bare tree,
I wanted to give you the gift of me."


We hugged our cat baby, happy tears in our eyes,
The Robots hugged too and then said their goodbyes.
Spine said "It's almost time for us to dissappear."
I asked "Will we see you again?", "Maybe, next year."
With a hiss of steam and a puff of smoke,
Our alter egos vanished, honest, no joke.
We cleaned up the mess and brewed some tea,
And cooked turkey for Carissa, Sammiches and me.
So for all of you who need some Yulemas cheer,
Be with the ones you love, the ones you hold dear.
Forgive them their foibles, and mistakes and such,
'Cause they all love you, very . . . very much.




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And here comes the disclaimer

I own no Giraffes, Steam powered or otherwise. I do not own the characters, the authors, actors, singers or Sammiches. I’m not sure who owns “Night Before Christmas” original poem. And the photograph was taken by Carissa and Bunny and I have no claim to that neither. This was just a little fun something made for them.

This is told from the perspective of Isabella Bennett (I was going to tell it from Carissa’s point of view, but when I brought in Rabbit I realised it would make more sense this was - Sorry Carissa) visited by the real spirit of Yulemas. Belief, hope, love, forgiveness and all the things in life that make you smile and be happy.

You can also find this on my recently opened Tumblr Account Rusty Pup (reallyautomaticphantom). Not sure if I'll put this on my Facebook since that has a tendancy to screw up the dimensions and would make the writing illegible.

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If Bunny happens to see this, It would totally make my Yulemas if you read this at the next Q&A on you tube.

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Why do you ask? by truemouse
Why do you ask?
Sump, tar trap, baffles, untreated cotton filter, heat sunk air-cooled stem and scented cherry tobacco. Essentially this is less smoking and more aroma therapy.

I do not smoke in enclosed spaces. I smoke alone. I just find more people are drawn to the sweet scent. One case while smoking outdoors a lady walked up to me and told me to stop smoking I spoiled the nice smell of cherry blossom . . .

Not often I do a 'selfie'. How bad is this one?
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truemouse
John McCool
United Kingdom
Old warhorse.

Current Residence: UK - for the next few years
Favourite genre of music: Reggae
Favourite photographer: Kingsley Laignell
Favourite style of art: Monochrome, sepia, 35mm film
Operating System: The system I am operating
MP3 player of choice: phonograph
Shell of choice: Turtle
Wallpaper of choice: Lowes own brand
Skin of choice: Mine
Favourite cartoon character: Fisk
Personal Quote: If it ain't broke, you just ain't trying hard enough
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So there's one fox attack per year and suddenly the BBC and Boris Johnson are making out like it's a huge problem and calling for a culling on foxes.

In 2012 there have been 6450 dog attacks that have ended in hospitalisation.

No-one has been killed by foxes, whereas eight children and six adults have been killed in dog attacks since 2005.

Where is the public outcry for the culling of dogs?

According to the NHS the numbers of bites reported break down like this.

Over 80% - dogs

Under 15% - cats

Over 5% - humans

And now with this one attack 0.01% - foxes

From this we understand a) foxes make safer pets than dogs and b) humans are more likely to eat their own children than foxes.

More to the point, the fox attacks over the past three years have been on children inside their own bedroom. This means that all three foxes have managed to negotiate external doors and windows, internal doors (including spring-loaded fire doors) and the doors into the children's bedrooms. So foxes have evolved either wings to fly through the children's upstairs bedroom windows or opposable thumbs . . . or the parents aren't being entirely honest.

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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the latest :+fav:'s and comments John! :thumbsup:
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Thanks for the :+fav:
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for more :+fav:'s and comments John. :thumbsup:
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for :+fav:ing, John! Much appreciated. :)
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organicvision Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   Photographer
Hi John, thanks for the visit.
I see you have finally posted some new works ;)
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
thanks for the fav.
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ambassador-brouwer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the fave - I'm glad you enjoyed my work!
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi John!

Thanks for :+fav:ing. :)
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argentinor Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the comments and the faves!Creepy stare 
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organicvision Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014   Photographer
Happy Birthday John!
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