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Somewhen in past, mankind colonized the moon. The population grew up fast with help coming from earth. But as soon as they noticed that they are able to live autarkical, the people on moon wanted political independence. Of course, earth's United Nations declined this request. The result was the first war between both planetoides.

The people on moon could lean on enough resources and new materials. They developed new kind of engines, ships and weapons and that was why they were easily able to beat everything coming from earth. Earth lost its last resources to built up the colony on moon and had no chance to win this war. Their only hope was the invention of a huge nuclear weapon to destroy the moon as a whole.

Because the moon-people were not able to defeat the earth, they tried to find other solutions. After discovering the plans about the weapon they decided to leave the solar system. With the help of a re-activated core of the moon itself they would get enough energy for their planned engine.

The engine was finished and the journey into the unkown started. As a last message not to follow, the moon-people destroyed the capital of United Nations of Earth, Washington D.C..

:bulletred: Not the best story, I know. So the stage is yours. I hope you get my idea. If you want to write a new little story, feel free to do so (especially a name for the moon-fraction would be cool).

:bulletred: This is the third of my four pics containing earth series called "Future Earth". The fourth picture is also done and just waiting for the release of the next artpack of theluminarium

:bulletred: Future Earth
Earth 2584 by taenaron Earth 2250 by taenaron Earth 2049 - The End by taenaron

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:bulletred: Thanks a lot to the guys of the #SpaceArt channel for suggestions. You guys rock!!

:bulletred: Make sure to read the alternative story, written by QuiZSnake as well! Thanks a lot man!!!

The moon colonization, the greatest endeavor in the history of earth.
It had taken a century just to get the domes perfected, great caverns being the first cities of the moon.

The Lunas were proud of their new home, a scientific heaven with enough exotic resources to fuel not only their own space programs but also that of the Earth for centuries to come!
They had fought hard to make it a reality, the domes now housing the greatest minds in the solar system along with their families.

The ruler of Luna was an AI, it's mind a mesh of all those alive and dead, the result of everyone being connected to it's interface. It was proud, it was intelligent and it saw the envy that spread below on the blue planet.

Scientific research had boomed on Luna, but Earth was forced to pay heavy taxes on all goods and manufacture was next to impossible on Earth, it's high gravity not able to produce the materials needed. As a result the people on Earth protested, wishing to force the Lunas to share their scientific research.

It was futile, of course, Luna now controlled the basic economy of Earth. It's massive research and manufacturing plants producing most of the modern technologies that made life easy and pleasant.

Envy turned to resentment, to anger and in the end threats of occupation and assimilation of the moon.

The Lunas ignored the petty threats, instead turning their research to a way to escape the clutches of the Earth.
As a war of words and economics was fought by politicians on both sides, the North American Coalition started developing "A way to stop the Lunas for good". Years dragged on, the rising disdain on Luna for Earth meaning they stopped their trade, and as a result massive riots broke out on Earth.

The economy had plummeted after the cold war with Luna had started and since the planetoid had a larger Navy than the Earth, it blocked all ships from the outer colonies reaching Earth. The riots got worse, the governments got desperate. They were about to launch their secret weapon when Luna started moving.... the massive planetoid suddenly inching away from the planet.

The military base and the surrounding area, an area the size of Ireland was vaporized.
Without the moon, the waters fell still, the night went pitch black and a piece of Terra was gone forever.


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Absolutly amazing piece of artwork.

I love the concept and the dooms-day scenario behind it. ( although it's quite pessimistic :) )

As usual, the technique and execution are pretty much flawless.
I really like what you did with that moon, and the engine attached to the sounds great and looks amazing. Though it does remind me of a jellyfish, but then again, they are beautiful creatures. :)

The only critique I might have is the lack of contrast on the big planet earth and weird looking rocket/missile (?).
Kinda looks like a huge skyscraper with a soft pink base.. :lol:

Apart from that, great piece of work. I love it.
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i must agree mindfuckx, because i also think this is a really amazing piece of artwork. the planets are so cool and the the atmo. i wont think about it that taenaron were not born. :( it were so crazy.
The Nebulae is good Planets are good and the rest is also good.
Never Stop creating this awesome cool shit.
thats so cool.

This fucking word counter.
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bindegal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019
pushing ice?
improbableSpace Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That Moon-Spaceship reminds me of the book Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds.
Septimus-Oraka Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
aero3-5 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The story sounds like a cross between the Heinlein novel and Space 1999!
tolosati Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
exotic beauty
TimothyParadox Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
And we'll go after them, and exterminate the traitors.
pBaesse Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
USA are always the first to be nuked!

Just Great :D
andre1999 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Photographer
Andreu1991 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Excellent work.
drzfruit Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Very Nice artt, I Love this!
Le-Papillon-57 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Immer bin ich so beeindruckt bei deinem Arbeit ! :O Die einzelne Sache, die ich komisch finde, ist die Art Aufprallstelle auf dem Planet... Die vielleicht zu strahlend ist, denke ich. Ich finde, dass es die Komposition ein bisschen destabilisiert.
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Digital Artist
This Is A Great Space Scene
HajarJackoub Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Incredible OO ..... so wooooooooooooooooooooow
BenSow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Heck I thought the artwork is amazing enough, until I read the story which give it more life. Very nice artwork and extremely good story. I love everything :)
BenSow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student General Artist
BTW how did you make this piece?
Aniju-Aura Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Well those Moomins people will have to just wait till 2049 when Pluto crashes into the Earth and then they will have their independence. :D
gunblade84 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Very good that the civilization on the rocket-moon is not placed on the potential collision spot :P

It definitely brings out ideas..
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner May 18, 2011   Digital Artist
exocolumn Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
very nice!
jupiter01 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Epic. :)
DannyGordon20 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Filmographer
Killer work
koth54321 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
so wait, they fly the whole moon out of the solar system?
Translucent-Image Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
explodinggoatgames Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Incredible depth and detail!!
cyricus-luc Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Very nice cosmic work
Symphonyk Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
This is really awesome.
NuclearD00d Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Err, the art is great but the story you wrote.. why the hell would the capital of the UN be in the united states? XD
NuclearD00d Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Hey check it out, it really is in the united states.. but in new york. I did not know that. :iconicantbelieveitplz:
When in doubt, wikipedia. Where would we be without you?
M00TAH Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Another stunning work!
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks :)
masterdagon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
the pic is win, the story is win, im sure i can throw in another win for bonus reasons, all up, this is win
dazhouhui2004 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
-squeals- I think I am in love with your work, comrade. *_*

The sheer level of detail and the way this masterpiece stands out so nicely altogether is testimony of your skill. :] I especially like the way you made the spaceships and the rockets in here (er, if that is what they are called ^^;), since those portios and the planet stand out the most.

Beautiful work. :clap:
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Digital Artist
thank you :hug:
SammEater Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
The Moon rocks. :P

Your pic is awesome, so many details. ^^
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks :)
DemoComics Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks really cool
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Digital Artist
thank you ;)
YippieYaYeeh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist!!!!!
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks ;)
NORpolarbear Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I'm in love.. O.O
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Digital Artist
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Hyric-the-hunter Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Most people don't know the devastation Earth would experience if the moon were to be destroyed/moved too far.
The shortest I can put it is that the moon keeps the Earth from tilting too much. Without the moon, places in the tropics could find themselves in the harsh cold of the polar regions every now and again... Total climatic chaos which could wipe out most if not all complex life on Earth.

The artwork itself is pretty well done. It's easy to see that a lot of effort went into it.

Just one last thought about the situation... I don't think man will ever live on the moon until it's figured out how war would be fought between the astronomical bodies... Today's economics and mentality of consume and waste isn't compatible either since resources won't be as easy to gather as on Earth. Hell, I think the entire economic system and mentality was keeping us from inhabiting the moon 10 years ago.
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010   Digital Artist
hehe yes indeed ;) thanks for your comment!
clanikfl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
many thanks
FinFihlman Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010

The story?
Not cool bro. Not cool.

Instead, as the moon people were bad, here's my end for the story:

The people in moon were scientists. In other words: Assholes. (No no no! I like physics, math, chemistry, ect. But I hate the people, usually.)
They were mentally corrupted and had no self-critique. But the people from earth, were not defeated yet. They have gotten some people inside the moon and other ships. They were in rage. But they controlled their anger, and planted the nukes. What they had brought with them?

A NOVA bomb and a few Shiva-Class Nuclear Missiles.

They planted the NOVA bomb on the moon and the Shivas on the other ships.

Then they fled, fled for their lifes. They jacked an lightspeed capable small ship and fled outside the range of the NOVA.

Then they fired, and just waited for the explosion. It came 3 minutes later after the bomb had exploded.

"We have visible date of the explosion in: 7"

"...3, 2, 1..."

The gravitational waves reached them and the explosion was visible by naked eye. It was beautiful.

The moon exploded first. It vaporized the moon, and then the shivas wen't off. Destroying completely the people who left earth with the moon people.
An electromagnetic pulse finished off any, not possible, remaining electronics, killing all and succeeding in revenging for earth.
It was a time for happiness. They celebrated and headed back to earth.

But little did they knew. Without the moon, the earth was in trouble.
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   Digital Artist
haha thanks a lot for this story :hug:
BriarSeiberlyn Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like taenaron's story better. In my story the lunar colony also decides to harvest the core energy into a giant engine a fly away. It's a good idea :p
arisechicken117 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wait a second.... Is the moon... Flying away?...
TobiasRoetsch Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010   Digital Artist
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