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Non Sequitur by kaspired Non Sequitur :iconkaspired:kaspired 39 28 The Colors of Jinxes by kaspired The Colors of Jinxes :iconkaspired:kaspired 36 26 Unexpected Guests by kaspired Unexpected Guests :iconkaspired:kaspired 10 24 Bean and Friends by kaspired Bean and Friends :iconkaspired:kaspired 44 14 Snorkeling Ambush by kaspired Snorkeling Ambush :iconkaspired:kaspired 57 28 Incident on the Ski Slope by kaspired
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Incident on the Ski Slope :iconkaspired:kaspired 33 23
Musical Interlude by kaspired Musical Interlude :iconkaspired:kaspired 30 24 Red Oak by kaspired Red Oak :iconkaspired:kaspired 21 14 Bubbles by kaspired Bubbles :iconkaspired:kaspired 58 25 Our Idiots by kaspired Our Idiots :iconkaspired:kaspired 39 9 Smooth Jazz by kaspired Smooth Jazz :iconkaspired:kaspired 45 21 Flea Bag by kaspired Flea Bag :iconkaspired:kaspired 24 11 In an Afternoon by kaspired In an Afternoon :iconkaspired:kaspired 28 7 In an Afternoon Reworked by kaspired In an Afternoon Reworked :iconkaspired:kaspired 12 0 Jinxed by kaspired Jinxed :iconkaspired:kaspired 36 16 Mother 3 by kaspired Mother 3 :iconkaspired:kaspired 14 10
The latest, maybe not the greatest...

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Futurama Egypt by ferah11 Futurama Egypt :iconferah11:ferah11 186 60 The Cloud Monster by Y2W The Cloud Monster :icony2w:Y2W 59 9 My Hand Will Go On... by Azurenna My Hand Will Go On... :iconazurenna:Azurenna 193 76 LA VENUS by orl-graphics LA VENUS :iconorl-graphics:orl-graphics 22 0 Shocking Relationship 2 by FuturamaFreak1
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Shocking Relationship 2 :iconfuturamafreak1:FuturamaFreak1 54 17
Would you like to do it now? by mr35mm Would you like to do it now? :iconmr35mm:mr35mm 42 35 Morgan's Revenge by Y2W
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Morgan's Revenge :icony2w:Y2W 47 3
HEY that's miiiine by MissusPatches HEY that's miiiine :iconmissuspatches:MissusPatches 126 51 Yesterday Girl: Colour by archonix Yesterday Girl: Colour :iconarchonix:archonix 87 4 Futurama:Wardrobe Malfunction by ChadRocco Futurama:Wardrobe Malfunction :iconchadrocco:ChadRocco 199 19 Ouch by ChadRocco Ouch :iconchadrocco:ChadRocco 930 58 talk to me... by CapnDeek373 talk to me... :iconcapndeek373:CapnDeek373 177 134 Futurama Wet Leela and Fry by oden2
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Futurama Wet Leela and Fry :iconoden2:oden2 211 16
leela under the cherry blossom by wukonguk leela under the cherry blossom :iconwukonguk:wukonguk 43 8 ZOIBY by real-faker ZOIBY :iconreal-faker:real-faker 108 63 Collab - Barstool by MissusPatches Collab - Barstool :iconmissuspatches:MissusPatches 45 29
Need a giggle? Or maybe just a snicker?
Some silliness first before I get deadly serious.

A couple from the Netflix series “Disenchantment” by Matt Groening.

Disenchanted 1 by kaspired   Disenchanted 2 by kaspired

Lego versions of Starfire, some Ravens, and Jinx with a generic figure.

Legos 1 by kaspired   Legos 2 by kaspired   Legos 3 by kaspired

Now take a deep breath.

A bit of background first.  During my last couple of years at college, my parents had a house in Northern California.  To be a bit more specific, just to the north-west of Redding.  (BTW, they moved out of this house and into town lots of years ago.)

For the last few weeks it seems as if the entire northern half of California was burning.  Wildfires here, wildfires there, and one of the worse was the Carr Fire.  The Carr Fire started just north-west of Redding.

Carr fire details:www.fire.ca.gov/current_incide…   www.vox.com/energy-and-environ…

I’m sure you can guess where this story is going…

Over the Labor Day Weekend, I drove to Chico to visit some relatives, then two of us drove to Redding for the Tour De Demolition.

There are several dams in the area so I’ll separate the locations by a particular dam.

Let me start with the Shasta Dam.

Shasta Dam 1 by kaspired

See all the stuff in the air?  That’s smoke.  And we’re maybe twenty miles away from the fire.

Shasta Dam 2 by kaspired

Shasta Dam again, from about a mile away.

We’ve driven to the Keswick dam, which is about ten miles away and we’re still not at the heart of the fire.

Keswick Dam 1 by kaspired

This fire was brutal, but weird.  Entire neighborhoods were turned to charcoal, but in the midst of the carnage a house would be standing.  And completely untouched.

Keswick Dam 2 by kaspired

There were fatalities.  Moment of silence here, if you please.

After I took that photo, I stepped five feet to the left and saw what he was defending.

Keswick Dam 3 by kaspired

Everything was just eliminated.  Even the dirt has been sterilized.

Now things get personal.

The next set of photos are of my sister in laws house.  My brother got married in that house.

Keswick Dam 4 by kaspired   Keswick Dam 5  by kaspired   Keswick Dam 6 by kaspired   Keswick Dam 7 by kaspired   

And finally, this is as close as we could get to our old house.  The road was closed and impassable. 

Whiskeytown Dam 1 by kaspired

See the path that leads to the water?  Follow that and it’ll lead to our driveway.  Also see the scorched trees?  Those were surrounding the house.  Odds are it’s gone.

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Mike
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Thanks to Wolich22 for this portrait, and for letting me use it for my I.D.

Current Residence: San Francisco Bay Area
Favourite genre of music: rock
Favourite style of art: something that makes you think
Operating System: steel and flint
MP3 player of choice: CD's
Shell of choice: abalone
Skin of choice: tanned
Favourite cartoon character: How many guesses do you want?
Personal Quote: "Fear is the little mind killer. You panic you freeze, you freeze you crash"
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:icongabycoutino:
GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice gallery

Have a bunny
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:iconkaspired:
kaspired Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018
Thanks!  I'm glad to heart that.
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:icontheprincessrobotroom:
Thanks for the +fav
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:iconmrsbadbugs:
mrsbadbugs Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
thx for the fav and llama :thumb159892990:
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KittySib Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:llama:Thanks for the llama and have a nice day!:sun:
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:icondragonbuster2:
dragonbuster2 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
Hi was curious if my idea from earlier would be ok when you have the time?
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:iconkaspired:
kaspired Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
I don't remember what that was...
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:icondragonbuster2:
dragonbuster2 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
Jinx of teen titans hypnotized by mother Mae eyes pies
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:iconkaspired:
kaspired Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
Just noted you...
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LaddyLegasus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! ^^
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:iconkaspired:
kaspired Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
No worries. This corrects a mistake on my part. I thought I was already watching you.
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DrChrisman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a bit late but I guessed it was gender swap titans before it aired:XD:
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:iconkaspired:
kaspired Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Just sent you a note...
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DrChrisman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok:)
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