Infection and InvasionPeople convicted of capital crimes on Hepra had two options, revealed to them secretly after trial. They could either face the death penalty and be killed by lethal injection, or volunteer for the military's biogenic research and development centre. If they volunteered, they were told, new vaccines for weapons of war would be tested on them, and provided they didn't present a health risk, they would be re-integrated into society on one of the moons after a year. Roughly two-thirds of those convicted volunteered for the laboratories.
What they were not told, is that no one had ever survived a month as a test subject, let alone a year. The biogenic unit could only create a vaccine to weapons if the subject was infected in the first place and given the particularly nasty properties of the viruses used by the enemy, such infection was the equivalent of a five day warrant, with the end effect being the same in effect as their other option, but without the relatively painless death.
Make a planet... but not mine
You will never be as good as me. Or else.
One of the questions I get asked most often by people viewing my artwork is how I manage to encapsulate the meaning of life into a series of images created whilst half drunk and unconscious on a street corner with a pit bull terrier rifling through my half eaten kebab. My answer is simple; I do not.
There is an excellent tutorial for making pictures on the Internet that helped me when I was starting out, but I'm not going to tell you where it is because now that I've learnt how to achieve specific effects, there is no need to spread the knowledge, but the knowledge of the knowledge held by your truly.
The key to making good images, is to make them yourself, and make sure they are good. If you make an image which is bad, it will not be good and if you use someone else's template or tutorial, you are a whore and not worthy of life. You must start from scratch. Do not read the instruction manual for your software, for this is what we call p