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Phillip M Jackson
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Current Residence: The darkest corner of England
Favourite genre of music: Contemporary Classics (A contradiction, but accurate appraisal)
Favourite style of art: Comic book/Anime/Manga
Personal Quote: "Fortune favours the prepared"
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In warfare, if the Brits are known for one thing, it’s lunacy. Read the history books and you’ll see the most bat-sh*t plans and proposals usually come from their demented generals and mad scientists. Go to war with them and there’s every chance you’ll win, but not before they’ve given you several reasons to go “what the f**k?!”.
During the Second World War, the Germans had technological superiority over the entire world. They had pretty much the best of everything and the resources of Europe with which to make everything even better. Britain, by comparison, had a few shoelaces and a bit of wood with a nail in it. So, they had to be clever and/or mental. The Nazis had scientists in fully equipped labs. The Brits had crackpot inventors in garden sheds.
Aircraft carriers made from icebergs, exploding rats, inflatable tanks, miniature submarines, a flying jeep, bombs filled with anthrax-laced darts, even RADAR was born from an attempt to build a Death Ray. The general attitude seemed to be: if you can’t achieve victory over your enemy, just f**k with their heads.
And it didn’t really matter how heavily fortified a target was, the Brits would come up with some deranged plan and take a shot at it.
The U-Boat pens and dry dock facility at St Nazaire in France bristled with armaments and was watched from all angles by anti-aircraft cannons, railway guns and 5000 German troops. Attacking it would be madness….. so the Brits built a floating bomb, loaded it with commandos and ploughed into it.

One of the more famous raids involving crazy people using crazy weapons was Operation Chastise, or as it has become more commonly known: the “Dambuster Raids”.
In 1943, the Ruhr valley in Germany was an industrial hub, powered by hydroelectricity from a number of large dams. Dams which the Germans knew would be prime targets for Allied bombers, so they put in place antiaircraft guns, barrage balloons and torpedo nets. Defences to counter all known forms of attack. So the Brits made up a new one: the bouncing bomb.
They were large, barrel-shaped devices that hooked under specially fitted bombers. When rotated backwards at a particular speed, they skimmed over the surface of the water, over any torpedo nets and into the dam wall.
Sounds like genius, but British genius is always partnered with British crazy. In order for the bombs to function properly, the planes had to be flying low. Very low. Very, very low. How low? One of the planes approached its targets by way of a firebreak in the surrounding forest. THAT low. And remember: this isn’t a fighter plane, it’s a bomber.
Also, in order to gauge their exact height prior to dropping the bombs, the aircraft had to point spotlights at the surface of the water. Which the Germans probably noticed and would have interpreted as the universal sign for “shoot here”.
The raid took out two of the three targets and 11 of the 19 bomber crews made it home.

Today, Squadron Leader Les Munro, the last of the Dambuster pilots, died at the age of 96. I felt it worth making mention of both he and his balls of solid steel.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-…

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GloriaisHot7644 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Da fuq
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xiao-mao2 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
idk
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jollyjack Featured By Owner 6 days ago
..........what the serious f**k?!
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Cenaris Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like an idea for your next Apsara piece.
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xiao-mao2 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
i have no idea i found this on the weird side of the internet-
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saberwarthog Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Welcome on Arte, the french/german cultural TV channel where strange things pops up at around 3 am....
Trust me, this is only a vert little part of a fucked up contemporary dance show, the complete one is even more weird, here is a little video of it : youtu.be/FbuluDBHpfQ
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Natebros Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2015
Bought some stuff from the site, very pleased with purchase. You are definitely one of my favorite artists Jack. Keep on Keepin' on.
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pegifan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
pleeease tell me yu take commissionns
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PaiRho Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Got any pack collections for sale of the older stuff?  Not just each listed on there own. 
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legalut Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
In some country, gargling blood of your mouth is consider an omen of good luck and prosperity, that or I have serious morality issues.
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Crossforge Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that we've gotten more info on it, do you think Fallout 4 might be getting too ambitious?  I mean characters voicing your main characters name, building settlements (which actually comes from a mod so at least the groundwork is still there.)

I mean we've already had one major disappointment this year in the form of Arkham Knight.   I'd hate to see another. 
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
I've seen the trailer. That's it. I've not watched any gameplay footage nor saught any info on it other than the release date. I want to PLAY the game, not get TOLD about it.
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Crossforge Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So you approach games the same way you do movies?  Ok far enough I guess.  Personally if I'm going to drop a bunch of money on a game (or ask someone else to do it for me being Christmas and all)  I like to know what makes it different from the last one.  Even if it's small things like more weapons or places to explore, people to meet, etc. 
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DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Have you ever considered making a Jollyjack hamster plushie? I'm sure there are many fans who would love to do a Helga cosplay.

Right? I couldn't be alone on that.
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