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Inferno: Enter The Windigo

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Inferno: Enter The Windigo

She stepped into a world on fire.

“So, this is how the world ends,” she thought.

“Decades of deceit, mismanagement, and greed, from industry leaders and the politicians they bought and paid for, knowing they were destroying the world, gorging themselves on the environment, stripping it bare,” Cassie’s eyes burned.

“Flood and fire, fueled by neglect and fear,” she thought.

Somehow in touch with Nature, as she passed from one place to another, she tried to pull water where it was needed; but, the glaciers were melting; the watershed contaminated by pesticides, mining, and oil sands. It was hellish.

She knew the planet had been through mass extinctions, in the past.

The Earth had survived before; and, had millennia to live ahead.

“They don’t deserve such a beautiful world,” she shook her head.

“No,” a Raven sailing on the thermals, trying to get away from the fire, seemed to say.

“Maybe, the Earth would be better off, without them.”

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Inspired by the news of flooding and fire, around the world.

And, the Where is the love?-2 weeks left, by DA-LOVERS

:iconda-lovers:

Theme: Make a piece inspired by The Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love?

Due Date: September 29th, 2017

Skill Level: Noviciate, Beginner

Memo:

There seems little hope for the future:

We’re stuck in a Progress Trap" and political trap: Petrochemicals have been so successful; it’s hard for the public and politicians to conceive of their inherent problems;

Or, address them; especially when being deliberately misled by industry personnel.

And, mislead, for decades, by the industry, it’s even harder for people and politicians who do want to address those deficits to gain public support.

Pericles had the same problem, in Ancient Greece, trying to address the problem of soil erosion, olive trees, and inlets silting up.

[SPOILERS:] He was unsuccessful, which is why Thermopylae is now five miles away from the coast.

To be quite frank, there seems little reason to have any hope that humanity has the intelligence or compassion to survive into the next millennium; and, selfishly seems determined to drag most other species on the planet down into oblivion with them.

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This is part of the continuing story of Cassie Greenaway, a.k.a. “The Windigo”, from, Introducing The Windigo.

A Graduate Student, researching Companion Planting, she was transformed into “The Windigo”, as the media have dubbed her, after her specimens were contaminated by a rival student, researching GMO’s.

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Thanks to all the Stock Artists.

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Resources:

Forest Fire Backgrounds:

Monster In The Sky, by kayaksailor

Smoke in the mountains, by kayaksailor

The Charcoal Forest, by RhiskandPeril

Cassie Greenaway, a.k.a. ‘The Windigo’:

JBF Just Because 2, by geoectomy-stock [Model: Brandy Sapala]

Gas Mask Stock, by Xpica

mask-5, by xstockx [Photographer: Darrell Sharpe, Sharpeshots]

Cats Eyes, by Moonglowlilly

Mari 4, by PirateLotus-Stock

Medieval Girl 2, by Kechake-stock

Medieval Girl 3, by Kechake-stock

Archaeologist preview, by magikstock

Belts Png Stock (reposted), by Mom-EsPeace

Steampunk Goggles Various Png Stock (reposted), by Mom-EsPeace

Backpackside Png Stock (updated), by Mom-EsPeace

Green Velvet Cape side png stock, by Mom-EsPeace

Smoke and Other Resources:

STOCK PNG black smoke, by MaureenOlder

STOCK PNG white smoke, by MaureenOlder

FOG/CLOUDS PNG, by Moonglowlilly

Cloud/Fog, by Moonglowlilly

Fire effect PNG, by FrostBo

Fire png, by TinaLouiseUk

Fire 2, by TinaLouiseUk

Atmosphere Making Clouds and Haze Stock- 0104, by annamae22

Texture Rain PNG, by E-DinaPhotoArt

Rain Dots TextureSet, by SoWicked

Texture 43, by CathleenTarawhiti

Fire 2, by TinaLouiseUk

Fire png, by TinaLouiseUk

Fire, by TinaLouiseUk

Fire, by TinaLouiseUk

Fire, by TinaLouiseUk

UNRESTRICTED - Pastel Grunge Texture, by frozenstocks

Cut-out stock PNG 84 - wings of crow, by Momotte2stocks

Software:

Autodesk-Sketchbook Pro and 7

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10

Hardware:

Asus EP121B Eee Slate

Wacom Tablet

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Watching:

Waterton Firefighting Efforts

Disturbed - The Light [Official Music Video]

John Lennon - Imagine HD

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Listening to:

Sarah McLachlan - Into The Fire      

Coldplay - The Scientist (Boyce Avenue feat. Hannah Trigwell acoustic cover)

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (Lyric)

“You want it darker? Kill the flame…”

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Reading:

Ronald Wright's A Short History of Progress [2004]

Archived at CBC’s Ideas’ web page, Ronald Wright’s Massey Lectures

Film webpage, Surviving Progress, with Martin Scorsese

Nota Bene: Origin of the term "
Progress Trap"

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Notes:

[1] Light Rain Lifts Evacuations Orders, 70% of Forested Areas Destroyed

 CBC News Posted: Sep 14, 2017 2:05 PM MT

[2] How First Nation fire wisdom is key to megafire prevention

By Yvette Brend, CBC News Posted: Jul 15, 2017 7:01 AM PT

[3] Exxon Knew About Climate Change Almost 40 Years Ago,

Scientific America, By Shannon Hall on October 26, 2015

[4] Pesticides Damage Survival of Bee Colonies

The Guardian, Damian Carrington Environment Editor, Thursday 29 June 2017 19.00 BST

[5] Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Underway

The Guardian,Damian Carrington Environment Editor, Monday 10 July 2017 20.00 BST

[6] God Does Not Exist - Stephen Hawking

[7] Michio Kaku: The Multiverse Has 11 Dimensions

[8] Engineers Warned Incredulous Houston Politicians of Flood Hazard for Years

 LA Times, Ralph Vartabedian, August 29th, 2017

[9] Glaciers Melting in UNESCO Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

CBS News, By FRANCIE GRACE CBS/AP March 13, 2006, 6:47 AM

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Nota Bene:

Cassandra Greenaway, a.k.a. “The Windigo”, and all related characters and scenarios are my original creations and Copyrighted.

–Cat…

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I wonder what will come after humans. It would be interesting to see.

Whether it’s a matter of evolution or creation, it’s impossible to believe that humanity is the paragon of either;

If anything, humanity has proved essentially an antithesis to life on this planet;
Humans have proved too petty and selfish to survive, or stop from stealing the future.

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Take Care of yourself, as my Grandma used to say, somebody has to.

Breathing takes so much effort, it’s exhausting.

As my girlfriend used to say, “Say ‘Good-night, Gracie.”

“Bonne Nuit, Gracie.”

-Cat…

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You could wash your hair in that rain!

Good luck in the contest ^.^