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Cloud City

Object  cloudsLocation  up in the sky

In Cloud City, the computers of the control tower follow a very strict procedure for the evaluation of incoming flying objects: 
A: is it a bird? 
B: is it a plane? 
C: is it a flying man with a dubious fashion sense? 
Based on the answer, they then proceed to: 
A: catch it and put it in a cage. 
B: guide it towards the nearest available landing runway. 
C: guide him towards the nearest available clothes shop.

Needless to say, the arrival of the H.H.S. Swallow caused a lot of confusion, which eventually resulted in the ship being guided towards a cage full of clothes, in thousands of computers (and a few planes, too) crashing, and in a three month power outage across the entire city. Following these events, it was officially decided not to put children under the age of five in charge of coding the control tower programs anymore, no matter how good they may be with crayons.


I should paint clouds more often, they're so much fun to draw!
The step-by-step can be found here, if you're interested:
Steps of 'Cloud City' by Harkale-Linai

Useful links:
ArtStation --- Redbubble shop --- Commission and freelance info

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Date Taken
Jun 3, 2018, 4:40:32 PM
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Nice vision + for You

DulciaRelicta's avatar
I wasn't sure if I wanted to put this in m favourites, then I read the description. You're a genius.
Harkale-Linai's avatar
I don't get that told often enough :D
Stephen-Fisher's avatar
I thought it was from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. :(
AsjJohnson's avatar it wrong to like the description even more than the pic? (the pic's still really neat, though)
Imagining the C situation is just... really amusing. "Superman, please follow these directions to the mall." And then the 'it fits multiple categories' thing (which... is usually not a problem in computer programming - the ship would just be caught and tried to be stuffed into a cage. Considering multiple answers is a human thought thing, but it would be interesting if the toddlers had purposely programmed the computers to allow multiple answers... hmm...)
Harkale-Linai's avatar
I'm glad you like the description, writing it was fun :)
And you're right, children are just that evil... I'm sure it was all part of the evil schemes of the Kindergarten Outlaws (K.O.) to take over the skies...
MidnightTiger8140's avatar
Beautiful artwork, and I loved the description :XD:
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the story as well ^^
spitesyre's avatar
This is breathtakingly gorgeous. Very well done~
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Thank you! I can't say the same about your signature :D
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Wyzzel's avatar
Did you know that DA featured this on Tumblr? ^^
Harkale-Linai's avatar
I knew about Facebook and Twitter, but I didn't know they put it on Tumblr as well :)
DeezzArt's avatar
oh my I'm loving the concept here 
Harkale-Linai's avatar
I'm glad you like it :)
queenofeagles's avatar
Definitely option C! this looks great :D
Harkale-Linai's avatar
They should have put you in charge of the control tower, I'm sure you would have done a great job :)
Silversname's avatar
Interesting painting... great funny story! I love everything you write... so jealous! What an amazing mind you might have. Thank you for sharing your talent with us (for free!) Love 
Harkale-Linai's avatar
You're very welcome, and I'm glad you enjoy the little stories too :)
Sereida-Arts's avatar
The work and concept is impressive and the description is hilarious :D Amazing work!
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the description too :D
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