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Caliguari's Drop by sleepcircle Caliguari's Drop by sleepcircle
This place stopped being livable a decade ago.

The wires are frayed and bunched too close together, the steam pipes are cracked, the water pipes are rusted, the gas pipes are sealed with putty, the basal skeleton of the tower is too narrow to support all the building that's crept up its sides, and the conduits in this place are too much of a rat's maze for the maintenance crews to figure out where they are, half the time, let alone which ones they've checked. There are some places here which barely even see official maintenance any more.

Sometimes, when the wind gets bad and the ballast stations can't keep up, the whole structure begins to tilt. The bridges weft and bob, and you can hear the squash plates moaning, deep inside the tower's bones. It feels like the whole place is going to slide off its pilings and into the clouds below.


Caliguari's Watch, known as Caliguari's Drop by the residents, is the decrepit tail of the chain of towers known as Blackstoke City. Hundreds of feet above the mysterious and lethal ground beneath, Caliguari's Drop is one of the two sources of coal gas for the city, and contains a fairly extensive eel farm. Both of these industries are unpleasant and the tower itself is dangerous and ill-kept, and living in Caliguari's Drop is pretty much a sign that you are out of luck in Blackstoke. You are, as it were, at the bottom of the heap.




(This started off as a photomanipulation but have no idea what stock I used; I raided google image search for photos of power plants, warehouses, concrete, old buildings, older buildings, industrial gantry, and the space shuttle launch pad. It's been all chopped apart, duplicated, stretched, and painted over again and again. Really the photos were just there to give me a sense of structure and a mechanical rhythm to follow. I think very little of the image left is stock.)
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springheel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Don't know what I like the most: your text or your pic. Dude, I forgot to breathe when I saw it!
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sleepcircle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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springheel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
A pleasure to comment and a privilege to watch.
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Apceros1 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you like jumping off buildings...
It is too dangerous to go alone!
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Take This (creepy dragon thingy)
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kARTerina Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i love this one <3
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TheToastManCometh Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This is so insanely good that I'm sorry I can't see it anymore. Oh, why can't I see it? My eyes exploded out of my head from sheer awesome the second I loaded the page up. Worth it.
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reddy777 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is SO SWEET can't wait till the next parts of the city. =D
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DocWario Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Somehow, I saw this and the deviation before it, sometime in the past week, and didn't realize you had made them. Did you show them to me? This is freaking my mind a little bit.

Cause', they are awesome, in that I'm in some awe, y'knows
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sleepcircle Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I probably showed you this one! I'm not so sure about the other one...

Anyway thanks :thanks:
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blueboxirregulars Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
So cool!!
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