There are billions of stars, millions of planets, but there is only one man, Terrance McDoogal. Welcome to LIU Atlas.
About this creation
LIU Atlas - Ebrius
The Ludgonian Industrial Union's galaxy contains billions of stars and billions of planets. Unfortunately, most residents of the LIU could only name a handful of these worlds. In order to improve astronomy grades across the LIU, TV2 has started a new program called LIU Atlas. Follow our host, Terrance McDoogal, as he takes you on a tour across the LIU and some of its more obscure worlds.
Note: This episode is presented in full screen. The corresponding dialogue is underneath each photo.
Doog: “Welcome to another episode of LIU Atlas. I'm your host, Terrance "Doog" McDoogal. Today, we are here on the planet Ebrius. Ebrius is classified as a Forest World, and it is home to a planet wide forest. Forest Worlds, like Ebrius, are harvested every several years for their precious lumber."
Doog: "Alright folks, I've been dropped off at my guide's piece of c... I mean, quaint cabin in the middle of the woods. As you can see, Ebrius is indeed a Forest World."
Doog: "Ah, here comes my guide now, Lumberjack Foreman Borracho Wilson."
Borracho: "What in da heck is you? Why is you on my lawn boy?"
Doog: "I'm Doog."
Borracho: "You's a dog? Is dat some sort of joke?"
Doog: "No, not dog, Doog, from TV."
Borracho: "Oh, you thinks you can come a stomping in my lawn because you knows two letters. Well, I knows a few myself."
Doog: "No...I'm Doog from television."
Doog: "Sigh. Never mind. I'm a host for a show. You're supposed to show me around the planet."
Borracho: "You knows what? I do reckon I remember somthin bout that. Lets me get a look at you. I see ya gots a mustache. Dats good. I don't trust a man without a mustache. Dats kinda a weak mustache though. Heck, I thinks my wife's gotta a better stache than you."
Doog: "Uh, yeah, thanks. I bet she's a charming woman. Shall we get started?"
Borracho: "Yep. Let's do it."
Wife: "Now Borracho, you best be bringing home some money today, or I swear I'm a gonna hit ya with this here fryin pan."
Borracho: "Well, a least that there pan will finally be gettin some use woman. Come on Dog. We gotta make a quick stop before we gets started."
Doog: "It's Doog actually, but yeah, let's go."
Doog: "Wait. What's that?"
Borracho: "Oh, this here is just my still. I'm makin Bark Whiskey. I just has to fill up my here flask before we's get started."
Doog: "Bark Whiskey?"
Borracho: "Yep. We don't have much here on Ebrius other than bark. We uses it for food, shelter, and good ol drink."
Doog: "You eat bark?"
Borracho: "Oh yeah. Bark Stew, Bark Kebobs, Barkwiches, and Bark Pie. It aint da best, but it's all we has."
Doog: "Where are we headed now?"
Borracho: "Well, I figures I'd show ya some of the harvesting."
Doog: "Wow, what's that?"
Borracho: "This here is the LIU Heavy Lumberjack Hardsuit."
Borracho: "Da suit uses a mega-chainsaw and good ol brute strength to bring down trees. They never let me pilot her anymore. Somethin bout my whiskey problem, and that incident where I cut down a few of them there cabins. I say cabins are made of wood. What's da problem?"
Worker: "Sorry, we're late boss."
Borracho: "It aint no problem. Just go a get to cuttin."
Doog: "What are these?"
Borracho: "These are LIU Light Lumberjack Hardsuits. They aint as powerful as their larger counterparts, but they gets the job done. We -hic- use these suits to cut down da trees."
Doog: "Are you sure you should be drinking anymore? You sound pretty drunk. Although, you don't really talk right even when you're sober."
Borracho: "You -hic- are da one that sounds -hic- drunk Dog. Besides, I aint da one - hic- about to be crushed by a -hic- Tri Walker."
Doog: "A what...AHHH!"
Borracho: "A LIU Tri-Walker Stripper and Stacker -hic."
Doog: "And what does it do?"
Borracho: "It, it, it -hic- picks up da wood, and it picks it up."
Doog: "Yeah, it picks it up. I think we have that down. Then what?"
Borracho: "It -hic- picks it up, and picks it up -hic- and, and..."
Borracho: "And it uses its -hic- saws to cut off all da limbs. Yeah. It -hic- is a delimber."
Doog: "Now what is it doing?"
Borracho: "It -hic- picks it up again, and picks it up again -hic- and, and..."
Borracho: "It, it stacks them. Yeah. -Hiccup-"
Borracho: "Once -hic- we get her stacked, we...hold on let me get a sip...we wait for the buyers to come."
Borracho: "Da LIU sends -hic- buyers to price our haul. We trades the -hic- wood for whatever supplies we be needin."
Borracho: "Ah, here they comes now."
Doog: "What's this?"
Borracho: "This here -hic-, is the LIU Lumber Loader. The buyers load up -hic- our haul, and they load it up. Yeah."
Borracho: "The -hic- logs fit right nicely in da -hic- clamps. It is then transported -hic- to that there lumber factory up north. Oh -hic- great. Here comes that no good buyer now."
Borracho: "Look at this -hic- son of gun, not a mustache hair on that there -hic- face."
Buyer: "Nice to see you again Mr. Wilson. We've collected your haul, so let's begin negotiations. Today, we have our two standard deals."
Buyer: "We can give this bundle of cash which amounts to about five thousand credits, or..."
Buyer: "...we can give you this six pack of beer and assorted flasks of liquor."
Borracho: "You -hic- think you can pull one over on me? I know -hic- what da best deal is. We'll take the booze."
Buyer: "Well, I think your getting a steal Mr. Wilson, but it's a deal."
Worker: "Not again Boss! We need the money for real food! Well, I guess it's Barkgetti and Barkballs again this week."
Borracho: "Dis is da best -hic- day ever Dog." gargle gargle
Doog: "Wait Borracho, we're not done with the show yet! What about the lumber factories?"
Doog: "Well folks, it appears Borracho is passed out. So I guess we'll just end the show here. See ya next time!"
Recipe - Barkgetti and Barkballs
4 oz. bark
3/4 cup of water
Quoting Eric Mickle
I commented earlier but I have a question.
Will the episodes come out every week on friday?
I wish, but no. I had a stretch of uninterrupted building time where I was able to pop out three Atlas episodes a week apart, but life is too unpredictable to achieve that every week. They kind of just come randomly, whenever I have time. I have the rough idea down for my next Atlas, but I haven't built a single thing for it yet. It's still in its research phase, and it probably will be a longer time before it comes out. You never know though, the stars may align, and I might have another building binge.
All right, you win. I bow to your mastery.
Lovely hardsuits, excellent story, and after seeing the lumberjack's wife, I think I'm in love. That could be the bark whiskey talking, except for the fact that I don't drink.
Another pretty entertaining episode. I think I had barkballs once. Nice lumberjack machines. Poor Terrance never seems to have much luck with his interviews, I bet that keeps the ratings up, people would tune into see what shenanigans the big D gets up to each week. i know I would. Wait, barkballs is a food? Nope, I never had that. I was thinking of something else. see ya. garth
This -hic- is really -hic- great! Th -hic- is is your -hic- best yet! *I ain't drinkin dem whiskey. I got da hiccups.* ;)
November 5, 2010
in spanish barracho means "drunk" so i think u got that character rite!
I like it
November 5, 2010
Wow man this series is coming along great, maybe something on a desert planet next, or maybe you could start doing it on the moons of some of the planets...just some ideas. Anyways i must say this was a great episode, and can't wait till the next one~Nick
I like it
November 5, 2010
awesome all of your creations are big and awesome
I like it
Oli "shroom" Harding
November 5, 2010
cool, those tree-chopper-thingies are really good, well done.
another awesome and informative episode of LIU Atlas. u must remember to keep a spatula near my computer, for you continue to make my jaw hit the floor.
also, do you think i could use that arm design from the light hardsuits?
Quoting Joshua Benjamin
So do you just have an army of "involunteers" or something making all these, because my god you put these out fast =0
Haha. No involunteers yet... There wasn't really too much background work on this atlas. I only built two forest scenes and just mixed them around a little bit to give the illusion of more scenes. The rest was all little vehicles or suits, which I knocked out in a day.
Quoting Topsy Cret
Is it safe to assume that 2x2 round bricks in brown were on sale when you made this? Either way, cool stuff.
Haha. Actually yes, I found 80 of them on bricklink for cheap, real cheap. The seller had them priced about 3 times cheaper than some of the other bulk sellers. The rest I acquired by buying several of the pirate raft sets.
So THAT'S where the whiskey concentration in my cabinent furniture wood came from. Hehe. Splendid creation, once again... you certaintly have an impressive collection of elements! Great build, great fun.
Ak! I just finished building a Mysterion that looks like it came out of this planet! ... Too bad they ain't got deep-fried 'chitlins in Ebrius. It would wash down nicely with bark whiskey! Yet another hilarious episode!