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The Phoenix Project: Welcome to the 21st Century CE

This was made for The Survival Road Contest!, sponsored by ManipulateThis and
Stewed-Tomatoes, Level 2, Beginner.

Theme:  (1) Living In A Post-Apocalyptic World, Long After The Apocalypse Where Humans Survive.

(2) Traveling In a Post-Apocalyptic World. At Least One (1) Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle Must Be Included.

(3) Use Two (2) or more of the Provided Model Stock (See Details).

End Date: September 30th, 2016. Limit 2 Entries.

Memo: The moderator entered this as a Non-Competitive entry, citing the bio-plastic renderings as not meeting the post-apocalyptic theme.
Of course, in a post-climate change/ post-apocalyptic world, anything not adapted to run on bio-fuel isn't going to get very far. 
-Cat... 

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The inheritors of The Phoenix Project face a unique challenge: dragging humanity back to civilization, after “The Collapse”, without making the same mistakes.

The biospheres were hidden in the Canadian Arctic, built originally as a secure communications base; and then, a heritage seed vault and renewable energy research centre, in the mid-20th century, protected first by glaciers and later by force fields.

The Project’s foundations were poured during The Cold War, and hidden as “ephemera” in the budgets of Commonwealth  countries.

When The Collapse came, in the early 21st century, it was sudden.

The petrochemical industry’s incessant exploration and fracking poisoned drinking water and destabilized geology, throughout the world.

Governments were unable to respond to the contamination and challenges of climate change, after years of cutbacks, tax cuts, and trillions in debt, from wars.

Now, in the mid-21st Century, Captain Ann, Chief Engineer Nina, Docteur Louise, and the others face the challenge of dragging humanity back to civilization.

The challenge is not only the pirates threatening the few pockets of rennaissance.

But, also simple attrition, maintaining the machines, replacing components and biopolymers, rendered with 3D printers, and replenishing their supplies.

The world had changed in ways Dr. Terry Jones, the first director of this “Ark”had never foreseen when The Phoenix Project began.

The road back to civilization was proving far longer and more arduous than anyone had ever imagined.

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Stock Images and Resources: (Required Stock Denoted by an * Asterix):

Crew and Inhabitants of The Phoenix Project:

* Post Apocalypse Pack 12, by mizzd-stock

* Post Apocalyptic Steampunk Stock Pack 15, by lucretia-stock

* Wasteland IV - Crouched, by BlooDoveStock

Mermaid stock 1 and Mermaid stock 4, by angelcurioso

Sitting and Kneeling 231, by ImperialStarletStock

216 and 235, by SimplyMurdersStock

Cat Stock 073. by Malleni-Stock

Steampunk XII, by spectral-stock

Vehicles and Transportation:

(No doubt shanks mare, bicycles, llamas, carts, and horses will play a part, as always.)

andalusian horse standing grey white png precut, by Nexu4

Vintage Bike png, by AbsurdWordPreferred

Vespa, by YBsilon-Stock

Vespa PNG, by EveLivesey

Vintage Harley Motorcycle png stock, by Mom-EsPeace

Canard Float Planes
(Electric Motors, composite and biopolymer airframes):

Cozy MK IV, Rutan Cosy Mk.III , by Arpingstone, 2 July 2005

Rutan Long-EZ, Rutan Long-EZ 16, [b] at Wikimedia Commons, by Arpingstone,  2 July 2005

(Floats and struts) H-IDO De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1, at Wikipedia page, de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, from Robert Frola, 21 January 2013  [c]

(Floats and struts) Beaver floatplane, from Wikipedia page de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, uploaded by Phasmatisnox, 1 October 2007. [d]

Solar Panels, Wind Turbines, Tidal Generators, Hydrogen Cells:

Tidal Generators

Confederation Twilight Bridge, by somadjinn

AthenaStock:  :  Dammed Lake 5, by AthenaStock

Dam, by rem-severem

VAWT- Vertical Axis Wind Turbines: VAWTs, Vertical Access Wind Turbines, Vertical Wind Turbines, and Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (Small wind turbines can be safer for wildlife, than large wind farms, while still providing sufficient power for a site's needs. www.sedtapp.psu.edu/design/des…)

Wind Turbine, by Nakeithia

Solar Panels, PV Collectors: Polycrystaline Photovoltaic 2 and Polycrystaline Photovoltaic, by Californianinja

Power Storage, Hydrogen Cells: Quartz Crystal Stock, by Enchantedgal-Stock
And, Thermos, by NellyGraceNG

Solar Panel and Turbine PolesWind Turbine 4463414 in StockProjectby StockProject1 and Wind Turbine, by Nakeithia 

Solar Boilers: Solar Water Heating (SWH)

Harbour:

Biospheres: Spaceship Earth full view front, by WDWParksGal-Stock

By the Sea 1, by Stickfishies-Stock

Ocean 1, by Stickfishies-Stock

Beach rocks, by TinaLouiseUk

Steps, by TinaLouiseUk

Maine Stock 029, by FairieGoodMother

Maine Stock 025, by FairieGoodMother

Boston Guard-Duty, by 3dmirror-stock

Harbour Radomes: Lighthouse by CD-STOCK, by CD-STOCK

Bench, by TinaLouiseUk

floor, by stock4profs

Lamp post, by TinaLouiseUk

Path, by YBsilon-Stock

Croatia Stock 126, by Malleni-Stock

Old Keys png stock. by Mom-EsPeace

Nail and Screw png stock, by Mom-EsPeace

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

3R Stock Steampunk Instruments, by NEOkeitaro

Other Resources:

Beach Towel png stock, by Mom-EsPeace

Seagull in flight 11, by CAStock

Nail and Screw png stock, by Mom-EsPeace

Steampunk Goggles png, by mysticmorning

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

Plumbers' Wrench 4937250, in StockProject, by StockProject1

Cresent Wrench 1, by lonermade

Red Wrench 4937250, in StockProject, by StockProject1

Wrench, by stock-it

Tool Stock 5, by BLOODBATHnSTOCK

Tool Stock 2, by BLOODBATHnSTOCK

Scissors Small Black Handle, by GoblinStock

Sonic Screwdriver 1, by gnu2000

Screwdriver, by Lizabee-Stock

Flying Stork, by EveLivesey

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The Phoenix Project: Welcome to The 21st Century:

“Well?” Ann asked, riding up on her Andalusian, Sam.

Nina looked up from inspecting the bits of worn gears, which they’d spent the morning fishing out of the harbour. She pushed her magnifying goggles up over her forehead, “She’s done for, Captain. It’s the manifold valve on the main  intake. Something got caught in its maw, and she splintered. She’s a mess, to be sure.”

“Well, Chief? Do we have a replacement, or can we AM the part?” Ann asked.

Nina bit her lip, “There isn’t a spare. But, we can rely on the secondary back-ups, for now; and, the water recycling, for now.”

“There should be enough syrup to AM a bioplastic replacement with the 3D printers,” Nina said.  

“But, that would be it, for the supplies?” Ann clarified.

Nina nodded, “Probably.”

“What about the floatplanes?” Ann asked, weighing their options. “Are they up for a supply run?”

“Flying down south to the Gulf?” The Chief wondered, looking to Tess, who shrugged.

“It’s not time for a scheduled run, Ma’am,” Tess reminded her.

“Is the concern pirates or weather?” Ann asked.

“Both, this time of year,” Tess answered.

“But, it is possible?” Ann pressed.

“Aye, Captain,” Tess said.

Ann considered for a moment, looking out over the harbour, where two of the electric, converted canard floatplanes were coming in for a landing.

“AM a replacement with the syrup that’s left, Chief,” Ann concluded.

 “And, prep the planes for a supply run. We’ll have to decide later, if they’re headed south, to the Gulf, for cane sugar, or West for beets,” she said.

“Could we use birch sap, Chief?” Jean asked, “The log books say that’s been used before, when syrup ran too short to render replacement parts.”

“Aye, that’s true,” Nina agreed.

“Very good,” Ann was encouraged. It was always best to have more than one option. “Assign someone to look into that.

“But, water first,” she reminded their Chief Engineer. “Clean water is always the first priority,” she said.

“If our ancestors had realized that, instead of thinking people could drink oil and eat money, maybe we wouldn’t be in this mess, now.”

“Aye, Captain,” Nina said.

Ann watched everyone getting back to work:

Wei and Len nursing some more life out of the fuel cells, for the scooters and motorcycles;

Lou, with their youngest, Chloe, looking on;

Sandy, Deb, and others, cold and wet, scavenging the harbour for any salvageable parts.

“There’s still a long road ahead of us,” Ann sighed.

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Memo:

These are the ancestors of those who survive to rebuild civilization in the astounding year three thousand, in Terra: 3K CE,
And, the legendary stories of Rocket Robin Hood, in the fantastic future to come.
So, they do survive to make a future, somehow.

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Notes: 

 [1] 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), refers to rendering a three-dimensional object[1]  under computer control .[2] 

Objects can be of almost any shape from a 3D model 

[2] Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass, such asvegetable fats and oilscorn starch, or microbiota.[1] 

Bioplastic can be made from agricultural by-products. Fossil-fuel plastics (also called petrobased polymers), are derived from petroleum or natural gas.

Bioplastics can be composed of starchescellulosebiopolymers, and other materials.

[3] Tidal energy is a form of hydropower that converts tides into electricity. Tidal generators can be even more reliable than wind energy and solar power, as a source of renewable energyThe earliest examples date to the Middle Ages and Roman times.[2]

[4] The Phoenix, in Greek mythology, is a long-lived bird that regenerates..[2]

[5] The Phoenix Project uses designs similar to the pods used in Ontario Place, for the biospheres, built in Toronto Harbour, to manage wave stresses.

[6] Radomes: a portmanteau of radar and dome, a radome is an enclosure that protects a microwave , radar), or antenna.  These are geodesic.

Photo Credits, Wikimedia Commons:
[a] Cozy MK IV, Rutan Cosy Mk.III  [(photo), by Arpingstone, 2 July 2005, who releases this work into the public domain, worldwide, and grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions.

[b] Rutan Long-EZRutan Long-EZ 160 (photo), at Wikimedia Commons, by Arpingstone, , 2 July 2005, who releases this work into the public domain, worldwide, and grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions.

[c] (Floats and struts) H-IDO De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1, at Wikipedia page, de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, from Robert Frola, 21 January 2013  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation LicenseOTRS reviewed).

[d] (Floats and struts) Beaver floatplane, from Wikipedia page de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, uploaded by Phasmatisnox, 1 October 2007. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, at Wikimedia Commons.

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Listening to:

In the Year 2525 jane rossi  (A cover of Zager And Evans - In The Year 2525, 1969).  Illustrated in In The Year 2525, by hankep.

Solar Fields - Leaving Home [Music Video] (Look for the birds on the antennae.) 

Session Solar Music Video, Christie McCarthy performs her original composition, "Rise and Shine”, 2012, re: solar power.

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Watching:

Buffy Sainte Marie - No No Keshagesh

And, wondering why a pipeline threatening drinking water and sacred grounds isn’t getting more attention in the media.
Since it is actual news, instead of just a stream of nonsense and gossip.

Native Protesters Bring Pipeline Fight to DC

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Hopefully, humans will learn to respect water and nature, before it’s too late, for everyone;
instead, of trying to force people to drink oil and contaminated water, for the profit of a few.
-Cat…


N.B. -The Phoenix Project, characters, and scenarios are original.
Copyrighted.comRegistered & Protected, The Phoenix Project, Part 1

 -Cat...

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rem-severem's avatar
I need to check in more often haha. This looks great! Thank you for using my stock and letting me know!
Mom-EsPeace's avatar
Marvelous, sweets! Thanks for the fabulous stock use!!! XXXOOO!!!!!
boldfrontiers's avatar
Wonderful, thanks for using my stock and letting me know :)
Nexu4's avatar
Can-Cat's avatar
:thanks: thanks- seriously, mad max should have been a western- where are they going to get enough refined petrol?
        Ridin' Mah Horse 
CD-STOCK's avatar
Awesome work! Thanks for using my stock ^^
CD-STOCK's avatar
You're most welcome ♥
WDWParksGal-Stock's avatar
I am astounded at the incredible detail of not just the art but the stories and cross-referencing! Truly amazing :nod:
Can-Cat's avatar
Thank you so much. It would be interesting to write more of the story.  :spocknoid:  Looks, like a brave new world!
TinaLouiseUk's avatar
Great job! Thank you so much for using my stock :) x
Can-Cat's avatar
Thank you. :happy:  Your stock always helps with any tribbles that pop up. :tribblenoid:
Nikonfinest's avatar
Beautiful, intriguing and lovely piece! 
Fantastic work! 
Can-Cat's avatar
Thanks. flying is fun  I'd like to go to there. 
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Lora-Vysotskaya's avatar
Nice work, good luck in the contest!
Can-Cat's avatar
 thank you Onwards  Excelsior! 
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