"Ah, to live once more in the Greenwood! To rise at dawn to the scent of eucalyptus and clover. To hear the gentle Debussy dialogue of robins and doves. To feel the freshness of the departing night's mist as it recedes into hiding for the long daylight siesta. To hear the rustle of the alighting breeze in the thin limbs above. To patter down to the edge of the stream and sip the diamond water only quickly come down from the mountain freshnets. To gaze overhead at the stained glass canopy of sky. This is what we remember, this is what we dream about. To come once more to the open childlike stare of the unspoiled land. Here I am in the heavenly pasture. Back to nature. Draw a deep breath." Excerpt from Back to Nature, by Harlan Ellison, images by Jean Giraud (Moebius) #moebius#art#harlanellison#jeangiraud#sciencefiction#sciencefictionart#fantasy#francobelgiancomics
🇺🇸Looking in the Future
🇷🇺Смотря в Будущее
🇺🇸Space is my main source of inspiration. It helps me to find ideas for creating jewelry which are made from silver, because this is the color of the most future starships🚀.
I live in Moscow where is often cloudy and I can't see bright stars. When there is clear night, I'm looking up at a part of endless space... and dream.
What does inspire you?
🇷🇺Космос - мой главный источник вдохновения. Из него я черпаю идеи для создания ювелирных украшений, которые делаю из серебра, потому что это цвет обшивки большинства звездных кораблей будущего🚀.
Живу я в Москве, где часто небо затянуто облаками, за которыми не видно звезд, но когда ночь выдается ясной, всегда смотрю вверх, на кусочек бескрайнего космоса... и мечтаю.
А что вдохновляет вас?
I meant to upload this last week, and then I meant to upload it yesterday. I'm getting worse. Anyway, this is the last of the tanks of the American Empire (well, for now, I have two more armoured vehicles in gestation, but only in my head at the moment). It's called the M22A4 Sennacherib. Below is an excerpt from a full article about the tank: ...The M22A4 Sennacherib is typically manned by a 5-man crew, consisting of a tank commander, a driver, and three gunners. The tank commander is usually situated in the turret, nearest the access hatch, and often operates the vehicles sole machine gun. The two gunners responsible for the spigot mortar are located to his front. One has responsibility for loading the gun, the other for aiming and firing it. The other gunner, seated in the lower right side of the chassis, is responsible for the aiming and firing of the rocket artillery. The driver sit in the front section of the chassis. Due to the large number of crew for such a relatively small vehicle, the Sennacherib tends to be rather cramped.
The tank turret has a 360° traverse, and carries all of the tank’s main weaponry. The M22A4 Sennacherib is also equipped with rear slat armour for its turret, which also doubles as a carrying section for troops or equipment.
The M22A4 Sennacherib has two main armaments. The first, and original main armament, is the 290mm M9 Imhullu spigot mortar, produced by the Akkad Company. This can fire a variety of high explosive ammunition, as well as some rocket-propelled ammunition, usually over a short to medium range.
The M22A4 Sennacherib’s second main armament, which has been present since the M22A3 upgrade, are two Anzû ZUD2IM rocket launchers, produced by the Assur Group. These replace the M22A2’s Imdugud GUD1IM rocket launchers…