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Desperate Flight
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He heard the scream of utter terror behind him, and knew that the beast had gotten McNamara. Now it was just him, one man left alive from their entire squad.



He didn't turn to look, that scream said all he needed to know. All he could do was try to slog faster through this stinking muck. It sucked at his boots, holding him down like those nightmares where you can only run in slow motion. Only now the nightmare was real.



"Don't stop! Save yourself!" McNamara shouted, before his voice was cut off with a horrible wet ripping sound.



Had McNamara seen that he didn't hesitate, didn't so much as flick a quick glance back over his shoulder? Of course it was hopeless, they knew that. How many of their buddies had they already left behind in this panicked retreat?



Maybe it was aimed at salving his conscience a bit, should he by some miracle escape the beast and live to bear a survivor's guilt. McNamara was the type to do just that.



He'd lost his weapon, much good it did against that monster anyway. It was just ballast weighing him down when the squad broke and ran.



Still, it might be better to die facing the thing with gun blazing like the lieutenant, than running in terror. A tentacle tip flicked over his head. He knew it was over.



But still he kept trying to run.




Comments

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  November 17, 2011
well done! And welcome in my favourite, Sir! Regards - Jérôme
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  March 11, 2011
Wow... perhaps more disturbing than a few month's worth of Nannan Zhang's creations, and really well-built. It took me a few moments to figure out what arch elements those were... I envy your collection of them.
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  May 7, 2010
The lighting is excellent, I am at work and thus can not access flicker, but I will at home to see how you did it. Love the design of the tunnel, great bit of work.
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  May 7, 2010
This is probably the 4th or 5th time I have looked at this thing. My catacombs were heavily inspired by this. Thanks.
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  February 10, 2010
looks good!
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  May 3, 2009
also one more question? where did you get those walls from,please tell me.
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  May 3, 2009
cool!freaky!!!1000/1000!!!!but what does the creature look like,or do we have to imagine what it looks like.check out my mocs!!!!see ya.connor
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  April 5, 2009
That arch repetition is pretty cool looking, makes for a really neat corrugated look.
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  March 9, 2009
Excellent presentation and build.
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  February 7, 2009
Excellent! The use of those arches is the best I've ever seen, really ingenious!
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  February 5, 2009
the trick is to be faster then the other guy lol great job love it
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  February 3, 2009
Quoting Michael Rutherford ...we see all the action in the first three pics. The final four images don’t “earn their way” in the over all presentation. They are a little redundant redundant.
Agreed on the redundant redundancy. I wouldn't necessarily ditch the last four, but I easily could have (and maybe should have) cut the total number of pics in half. Not much room for different camera angles in such close quarters.
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  February 2, 2009
Pure win, from every standpoint. Well played, Mr. Young.
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  February 2, 2009
I like it It reminds me of alien the movie
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  February 2, 2009
Very neat. This is perhaps the creepiest MOC I've seen yet, good job with that effect :)
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  February 2, 2009
Excellent! The use of arches, the selection of minifig faces, the lighting, and even the little red light on the tunnel roof. The pics are clear and well chosen. A delight! But we see all the action in the first three pics. The final four images don’t “earn their way” in the over all presentation. They are a little redundant redundant. Attack!
  February 2, 2009
he looks desperate to stay alive, great parts usage and the trans green for a lighting effect, makes me want to do better. I have a desk lamp with a green shade gives a similar effect shame on me .
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  February 1, 2009
Wow amazing work, why does this remind me of Aliens?
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  February 1, 2009
Great photography, WoW, and the arches for the walls are ingenious. i'm just wondering what's the brown stuff they're walking chest deep in...
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  February 1, 2009
I love how so many genres fit into this. It works for post-apoc (mutants take over the world!!) and Black Fantasy. Also, who knows, it could be on some intergalactic spaceship.
Shannon Young
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George Kemper
  January 31, 2009
The sewer looks great. Where'd you get the sides? Or did you make them?
Shannon Young
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masterchief 1
  January 31, 2009
Brilliant!
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  January 31, 2009
Nice detail work on the ceiling, and also making the sludge look like it's actual moving liquid. Thanks for the behind-the-scenes thing, too.
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  January 31, 2009
Cool lighting, it makes me want some spearment gum.~LL
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  January 31, 2009
Not only a great build and story, but also a great illustration of just what a good angle and crop can do as well. Just checked out the flcker backstory -- until I saw it, I thought maybe you had stretched some of that green plastic wrap you see at holiday time in a frame to make a filter. Probably easier to do it the way you did, it really adds a creepy feel to the MOC.
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  January 31, 2009
I'm sad I didn't see this earlier, Shan! Excellent in every way. You have excellent writing skills. You could be an author if you felt like it. Again, very well done all around!
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  January 31, 2009
I would HATE to be in either of their positions! ;) P.S. Thanks for joining S.N.O.T.! S.K.
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  January 31, 2009
To answer the ubiquitous "where'd you get the parts?" question, one word - BRICKLINK! (I had a bunch of those arches from the classic Castle sets of years gone by, but have acquired more through the magic of Cracklink.) To anyone who's curious as to how the lighting was done, here's a behind the scenes look on flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/66535891@N00/3241426547/ You normally don't get to see the seamy underbelly of my MOCs, so you should feel privileged.
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  January 31, 2009
Absolutely brilliant. Great techniques, great lighting.
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  January 31, 2009
That is awesome! The muck and the roundness of the sewer are awesome, and so is that monster! pretty creepy story.
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  January 31, 2009
Great sewage water and lighting! Did you see my newest Vig? "When Treadmills Speed Up"
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  January 31, 2009
Nice little scene, love the writing and overall idea, nice build!
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  January 31, 2009
thats awesome its only a couple shots and i want more its scary like it couuld be made into a comic, check my stuff
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  January 31, 2009
Looks amazing. Great lighting, good minifigs, interesting story, and the sludge looks great!
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  January 31, 2009
Very interesting i like the wall design a lot. keep up the great work!
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  January 31, 2009
awsome story line!Awsome!
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  January 31, 2009
Can I just say that I'm a little creeped out here. And that's a good thing! A very, very good thing. You know on my homepage where I say that your writing almost overshadows your builds? This is a prime example of that. Good show sir. ~ Chris.
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  January 31, 2009
Brilliant idea! and great write up for the MOC... simple, creative and interesting... keep on the great work >>> peace.. Fofo
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  January 31, 2009
I really should get different colored light bulbs... Or at least Lifelites. Good day
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  January 31, 2009
Simple and with efficient techniques. The moment is very well obtained.
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  January 31, 2009
Wow! It's really great!
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  January 31, 2009
Wonderful! At my first look,I thought those tube was wasnt lego! And I postedmy Moctag on January 27th And read my comment before you bombard me. And one more thing; Id rather call it desperate escape or fight. Catch ya later
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  January 31, 2009
Walls and lightning are amazing, and the story is great, reminds me of Lovecraft, and Alien obviously. Very nice !!!
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  January 31, 2009
Of course, it's been said before (curse my timezone) but this is an amazing MOC. The story is scary, and the great photography makes the action even better.
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  January 31, 2009
Great tunnels, from the walls over the mud to the pipes and lamps. Great MOC.
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  January 31, 2009
Awesome, great scene, great job
  January 31, 2009
Nice story! Kind of reminds of "Alien" for some reason. Good work Shannon. By the way, I read some comments, and clever use of the archs, but... where on earth did you get those things?!
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  January 31, 2009
Those arches are perfect! Wonderful presentation and writing. Now can we see the cutaway of what that tube is in? =)
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  January 31, 2009
Cool look. Sure didn't pay to get up out of bed today for that guy in the back of the scene. Oh, well, there's always a red shirt. Nice use of the arches. I'm already thinking of other uses for that idea. Excellent scene. see ya. garth
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  January 31, 2009
Clever build and awesome presentation. Well done, Shannon.
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  January 30, 2009
Quite nice. Simple build, but the lighting and backstory add a great deal. It's as I always say: a good presentation is VITAL for a good moc.
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  January 30, 2009
Quoting Nathan Stohlmann What parts are you using for the walls? They work really well whatever they are.
The walls are undersides of 1x12 arches. 52 total (all I own in light gray) were used in this MOC.
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  January 30, 2009
Brilliant photography to go with another great storyline and build. Really, though, the lighting and camera angles are just terrific! Love it, ShanY...LOVE it!!!
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  January 30, 2009
This looks like something from a sci-fi/horror movie that I would be willing to go see! Kind of reminds me of Aliens when Ripley is running away from the Queen.
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  January 30, 2009
I love how you put the "Mud" skooshing up in front of the fleeing soldier, like he's really moving.
  January 30, 2009
What parts are you using for the walls? They work really well whatever they are.
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  January 30, 2009
Scary! Yay! First comment!
 
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