Saturday, March 2, 2013

War

There was something fungoid in the oily brown skin, something in the clumsy deliberation of the tedious movements unspeakably nasty. Even at this first encounter, this first glimpse, I was overcome with disgust and dread.

Suddenly the monster vanished. It had toppled over the brim of the cylinder and fallen into the pit, with a thud like the fall of a great mass of leather. I heard it give a peculiar thick cry, and forthwith another of these creatures appeared darkly in the deep shadow of the aperture.

I turned and, running madly, made for the first group of trees, perhaps a hundred yards away; but I ran slantingly and stumbling, for I could not avert my face from these things.








In another moment I had scrambled up the earthen rampart and stood upon its crest, and the interior of the redoubt was below me. A mighty space it was, with gigantic machines here and there within it, huge mounds of material and strange shelter places. And scattered about it, some in their overturned war-machines, some in the now rigid handling-machines, and a dozen of them stark and silent and laid in a row, were the Martians--dead!--slain by the putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unprepared; slain as the red weed was being slain; slain, after all man's devices had failed, by the humblest things that God, in his wisdom, has put upon this earth. 

H.G. Wells




16 comments:

Rot said...

Finally finished work on the Martian prop, so we took him out for a final photo shoot.

Jay's Shadow said...

Cool looking little guy. And you always have these great places to do your photo shoots.

I am going to go out and sell some drugs or maybe even my body so maybe I can get you to make me my own personal (indoor) scarecrow.

Your talent with imagination and the paper mache is over the top.

Rot said...

Thanks, man.
: )

Willow Cove said...

Such a great prop! It would be cool to see the classic monsters of sci-fi done in the Rot style. Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein, The Mummy, the list could go on and on.......Not that I'm telling an artist to what to do. Thanks for another amazing, inspiring work.

Steve Ring said...

Wow. Outrageous! I want one!

Pam Morris said...

really like this guy--love the set-up in the woods and the photography as well--goes so perfectly with the story! (H.G. Wells would be proud.)

jeff said...

Yeah that's nuts, I was thinking about thus the other day. Very, very cool! One of my favorites.

Rot said...

Thanks, guys!

girl6 said...

hmmmmmm....
that's a Great thought Willow Cove!!!... :)

i can Easily imagine the most Wonderful mummy too...
very Classic, yet spiced with the rot, for a new birth...


Rania said...

I don't know why Hollywood isn't knocking on your door.

Johnny said...

My 4 yr old daughter saw this and hinks it's real. I'm letting her keep that for a while. One of the best parts of childhood is truly believing these things for a while.

Rot said...

happy to be a part of that : )

Countess VonRauber (Heidi) said...

Creepy prop! He very much reminds me of the War of the Worlds aliens, but of course with a Rot twist. Very,very cool. I'll have to share this with my brother as that was his favorite movie when he was a kid :)

Vintage Seance said...

Amazing!!! You're work continues to blow me away, great job Rot!

Rot said...

Thanks!
welcome back : )

Dave Lowe said...

You never fail to inspire.