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Industrial Nightmare 5 by wb-skinner Industrial Nightmare 5 by wb-skinner
Industrial Nightmare - part 5

'A Narrow Escape'


Leaping blindly from the conveyors above, Skinner finds himself falling toward moving cogs, chains, and wheels below. His feet strike a spinning flywheel which in turn sends him sideways slamming into a metal wall ... his breath is knocked from his chest as he plunges into yet another part of the machinery. A heavy chain pulls his arm into the fray and as he jerks frantically to pull it out he slides down an impossibly narrow gap between the whirring cogs and flywheels. The chain snags his shirt this time... as his head is pulled toward a sprocket, he embraces his certain death ... the shortest of moments becomes an eternity...

...and then it stops.

The machines and moving parts around him come to a complete halt and the deafening hydraulic and mechanical cacaphony ceases with one final hiss of compressed air escaping. Skinner doesn't breath for almost ten seconds as he realizes he is still alive. A scream of terror involuntarily escapes him and he struggles violently to free himself. After thrashing about he slides free of the confined space and finds himself dropping yet again into the darkness below where he lands with an awkward thud on a dirty concrete floor.

Skinner lays still for a few seconds until his breath returns and then surveys his situation. Somehow he has escaped serious injury! He lays for awhile longer shaking and breathing erratically until he can muster the nerve to start moving again. He crawls under pipes and the rusty underbelly of some vast machine toward a thin strand of light. Insane laughter and squeaking wheels can be heard fading off into the distance.


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more to come! ... thanks for your interest and support my friends! :wave:

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read these first!

Industrial Nightmare 1
Industrial Nightmare 2
Industrial Nightmare 3
Industrial Nightmare 4
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Given 2011-03-05
This image is one of those that makes you cringe when you first glance at it. Something that defies the ordinary but does it in an amazing way. Great work!
Industrial Nightmare 5 by *wb-skinner ( Featured by Kaz-D )
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JahirCeja-90 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
En este mundo moderno, solo miramos alrededor y todo ahora es una pesadilla industrial, con las maquinas y tecnologías altamente avanzadas.
Muy buena Foto.
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Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, you're inspiring a story I want to write as well. While a big story series still in the making proceeds safely, I can write one "What If?" about the opposite effect.
An older but nonexistent version of me is given the offer to work for a British competitor against his own company, to spare his friends' life. Here, he did sign up, so the new factory this competitor made used my alter-ego to design machines that would enable total world domination by owning all the world's technology....but worse still, the factory itself contains a horrible secret: Within its maintenance areas is a passage to an alternate dimension, the very Hell of all Machines. The evil seeping from there changes the mass-produced machines that would change every human that used them.

Sound interesting?
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Onelasttime5648 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Hey! Great work!
You seem like you might be interested in my group!

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-cody!
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
BZZT! "..let's play a game.." :iconchallengeacceptedplz:
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Oembboe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Very unsettling and just a little bit disturbing


I LIKE IT!
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mirosslav Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
прикольно
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Yamakoto120 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Brilliant !
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sesokonja Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
ouch.......... :x
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anonymous-bot Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Honestly this reminds of Final Destination: [link]
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RosutoUtsuro Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
O.O" kinda scary.
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Epicly Creepy! Well done
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
FREAKING AMAZING!! Congrats on the DD!
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Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. Sir Arthur Eddington
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IronNarwhal Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Sir, it appears you have a serious.. errm... headache.
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
eeep!
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Aeluxia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
A persons gotta wonder how they get themselves in that kind of situation xD
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tuff-enuff Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks like a "1000 ways to die" scenario.
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supbuddy999999999 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I didn't see the head at first. When I did it jumped at me!
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Ffex Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Whoa! That made me sweat!
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gureiduson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Hey, a DD?!
Nice dude. Congrats!
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archheruvim Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Photographer
a bit macabre but except for the head it's a great shot :)
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Gejsi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are already 5 Industrial nightmares here and in all of them the only one trapped in is Skinner.. I feel sorry for this guy :D
Great impact though!
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wabitgirl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
There aren't really words for me to express the amount of love that I have for this whole series. I'm a mechanophile myself (lover of mechanized things :D) and a steampunk geek, as well as a macabre writer and lover of dark, twisted story lines. This kind of hits all of those points. On the head. Beautiful, beautiful work and great writing to go along with it. Thank you for posting these!
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Kagsacar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks painful....
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tennyomelime Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
All the photos in this series are absolutely wonderful! Why did you put them in scraps?
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superturtle99 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Whoa, i am so high right now...
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MaverikKnight Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
HOY!!! That's a bad way to go!

Really fantastic work. I love this series, well done!
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RuneKerianDrake Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
This reminds me "Crow in Hell" and "Final Destination"
But it's awesome the adventure storyline...It's cool
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Deadbagheera Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Every Millwright's nightmare. Can I use it for safety meetings at work?
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LuLus-Photos Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Photographer
Wow - I'm not worthy! But shall be back for the next installment
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Definitely reminds me of the Saw movies. :o
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nipponfan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
heheee awesomee!! and now i shall go from the first one.
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IceVolvagia101 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
reminds me of "Modern Times " with Charles Chaplin
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Sorantheman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Jigsaw trap number 347.
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Tarquille Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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John--Anthony Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Nicely done Mr Skinner.
Mr Rat (this is my other account)
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KajaCamorra Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
this is going to give me nightmares x-x
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LordFreeza Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
dam!!!
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rasu-chi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
This shot's just amazing * w * I can't believe it took 4 years for it to get a DD xD Congrats btw :D
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gutheory Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011   Photographer
Great image, well done...:)
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Just thinking about how you'd pose for this image makes me cringe. I'd get so paranoid!

Brilliant shot, wonderful detail levels and the lighting is just right with how the colours are portrayed and the skin tones :)
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Alisbet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Looks like something from the Saw movies.
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Ptkostasdiamantis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Perfect Job!
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Iknow I've seen this and commented on it before but to see it again is mind blower again. Amazing shot John.
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Kraftbruhe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Ufff... heavy.
You must had a very bad night when you were dreaming such things ^^

cool! :+fav:
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studioQcreativeworks Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
!!!
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Excellent photograph Mr. Skinner. I love the sharp detail and the variety of colors and tones.
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JET-SUN Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Somehow i want to start singing I'm a little teapot short and stout, first comes my handle then comes my spout

Fabulous image
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Do you need any chocolate a glass of juice or last rites ???
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
talk about a grease monkey... :laughing:

Gripping my seat, waiting for the next installment...gotta go read it now!
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The5thFiend Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
I love pictures of gears...
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