Mess County, Anystate, USA  

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Uploaded: 11/19/11 4:13 AM GMT
Mess County, Anystate, USA
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...This composition is not a "fairy tale" per se, but technically it does aid in telling a fantasy storyline, and my entry into the contest...

Welcome to Mess County, in Anystate, USA, where the fictional city of Artopolis lies...Most of the information on this map is based on previous compositions that go with the storyline, as well as a good number of my funny road sign concoctions that you may or may not recognize in name here...

1)- Artopolis Metro: is now clearly defined on the west central (ocean) end of the county, seated on either side of Phantoma Harbor (The Mouth), and now includes most of the major thoroughfares and surrounding communities...

2)- Darklands: (a.k.a. The Darklands of Zeriaan)...A wicked and forbidden place on the NE end of Mess County in which the present day does not exist whatsoever...Passage into (and especially out of) the D/L is only through the North and South Gate villages, by "special designation" (I'll get into that in a later post) and all individuals are thoroughy scrutinized by the ZS (Zeriaan Security - locals call them the "Zombie Squad" - with good reason)...Technology of any kind is absent and forbidden in the D/L (No motor vehicles, electricity, computers, etc...and transportation is by foot or whatever strange animal you can find that doesn't eat you first!) Law and order in this place all originate from the sole heirarchy (sometimes "soul") at Monster Mountain...

Much of the storyline is still very much under development, and progresses a little at a time...

NOTE: Since there is much detail here, I would download the largest size available and (if possible) make use of the zoom tool on either your image viewer, or preferred photoediting program...


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11/19/11 6:21 AM GMT
Quite a fantasy alright, Ron! What a piece of work! I see a town where many politicians live the coastline. It's aptly named Stench! You sure did a lot of work on this one. Great job and best of luck in the contest.
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11/19/11 7:51 AM GMT
Can I put it on a GPS Sat nav then?...

Whoo Hoo...great works mate..and good luck to yer
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11/19/11 1:58 PM GMT
Fantasy Indeed. Good Work.

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This Image GRABBED my EYE. That's Why I Stopped By. Thanks For Sharing ! Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience
11/19/11 2:07 PM GMT
Very Clever! :)
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11/19/11 2:17 PM GMT
Absolutely a new and unique approach to the subject. [LOL]
Very creative, funny, so congratulations, dear friend.
Yours SAM
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
11/19/11 4:58 PM GMT
Haha! A very creative approach indeed, you clever boy you! ;) I like when somebody can think outside the box :)))
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11/19/11 11:35 PM GMT
Got lost there once. I discovered the present day didn't exist when I ordered a pizza and it came yesterday!
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What is life, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare - and take pictures!
11/20/11 11:54 AM GMT
Ghoulspray, Poesville, Crowley, Just exploring names is fun. I read a lot of high fantasy and the first thing I check for is a map. It usually means the author has gone into as much detail on the world structure as the character. I eagerly await your first publication.
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11/20/11 2:41 PM GMT
Best of luck to you in the contest:)
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The most precious jewel you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children♥
11/21/11 2:05 PM GMT
That is fantasy and a great entry for the contest. Good luck!
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11/21/11 11:18 PM GMT
Outrageously clever Ron!!!!!!!! I love the town names and the "Road of the Serpent" designated as north and south forks- usually attributed to streams or rivers but then again, who said you were in your "right" mind anyway!:):) Totally cool buddy:)!!
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11/28/11 7:42 AM GMT
reminds me of Piers Anthony,:) good job.:)
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01/06/24 5:27 PM GMT
This is awesome, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the names... And, of course, it's gotta be in Pacific Northwest (or so I choose to interpret this). You put quite a lot of work into this!
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