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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 1:52 p.m. PST

Im thinking about making a tiny poster for 15mm (1/100) SF or Post Apocalyptic terrain.

Perhaps announcing a snorkeling event at a sunken amusement park. Or maybe a medical promo poster offering to surgically graft on gills (or thick fur, whichever the case), but at half price on Embrace Climate Change Day (aka "Evolve" Day, EVO-Day?). At 1/100 it will have very little text, and the artwork can't be too "busy", of course.

A) Would June 21, the longest solar day, be good enough?

B) How about October 22, which would be six months after Earth Day (April 22)?

Any other suggestion? :)

Dan
PS. Maybe a parody of this, for a Post Apocalyptic desert outpost. Maybe it could just say "Embrace Change":

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Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 2:08 p.m. PST

Rather, make it an aspirational holiday set on the Winter Solstice (December 21) in hopes the day should be warmer than normal!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 2:11 p.m. PST

Oooo, like for an iced over planet, I like that!

Dan
PS. I actually liked quite a bit the film The Colony (2013). Their weather control stations looked interesting too:

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pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 3:41 p.m. PST

Can we get some scientists working on moving the Earth a bit farther away to reduce solar heating?

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member30 Jan 2018 3:45 p.m. PST

04/01: April Fool's Day

dragon630 Jan 2018 3:56 p.m. PST

Instead of a tiny poster why not a billboard?
Easier plus it allows creative expression and even people as blind as I can see it

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 4:28 p.m. PST

April Fools is an excellent suggestion!

Ooo, billboard!

At 1/100, how big would a billboard be? What's the size of a typical billboard?

Dan

EDIT
I found this: "Typically 14 feet high and 48 feet wide"
So 4.27 meters by 14.63 meters, I think. At 1/100 that's 42mm (1.65 inches) x 146mm (5.74 inches). Nice size indeed!!!

Legion 430 Jan 2018 4:47 p.m. PST

Pretty fishy looking guy …

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 4:53 p.m. PST

Why not Feb 29th?

War Monkey30 Jan 2018 5:46 p.m. PST

I would go with June 21 myself for it would also mark the beginning of the hot period for the northern hemisphere!

Terry3730 Jan 2018 8:57 p.m. PST

If I were doing it, I would make it the same as Earth Day. I would also design my own sign, maybe using cut and paste and some kind of editor. As for billboard size they are typically 14 ft high by 48 ft long.

Terry

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member30 Jan 2018 9:38 p.m. PST

Love the billboard idea.

If you want to be ironic, maybe you could include a diesel generator and fuel tank to supply power for lighting. A nice oily stain running down the side of the tank and a blackish puddle indicating a spill. Also, make sure the exhaust stack on the generator is good and soot stained as well.

Zephyr130 Jan 2018 11:05 p.m. PST

"Why not Feb 29th?"

I was going to say Feb 30th, myself… ;-)

Instead of a specific date, just go with something like "Next Monday…" (or some similar day you think is bad luck… ;-)

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2018 7:17 a.m. PST

30th might be better.

I picked the 29th because it was an actual date. The "sky is falling" crowd could have a special day but, the rest of us wouldn't have to experience it/them too often.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2018 9:37 a.m. PST

I just noticed that the fish guy has no gills OR nose. Must be a "mouth breather" for sure. :)

Dan

Coelacanth31 Jan 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

15 November, which is J.G. Ballard's birthday.

Ron

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2018 3:24 a.m. PST

That makes perfect sense to me!

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Dan
PS. I don't know about you guys, but I had never seen this cover before:

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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Mar 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

Every day is Earth Day.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2018 7:49 a.m. PST

Yes, but which day would be Welcome Climate Change Day? :)

Dan

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