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Jack in the Junkyard by DoodleBuggy Jack in the Junkyard by DoodleBuggy
An illustration of my Jack character in an environment
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flamehead23a Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Tetanus, thy name is scrap metal.
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DoodleBuggy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional
Eh? Isn't Tetanus muscle spazing due to a kind of neurotoxin?
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flamehead23a Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Yeah, but it's a toxin that accrues most often on rusty metal. So places like junkyards are rife with it.
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DoodleBuggy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional
holy cow! I had now idea! I should do more research on that! Jack is suppose to suffer from a lot of heath problems due to living in the junkyard! I should totally add that in some way or in mention or something!
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flamehead23a Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
for sure. Especially if she doesn't get regular immunization shots. That stuff is totally crawling on anything rusty.

And not because of the rust itself. it's actually because the bacteria that causes tetanus grows on things that are outside for long periods of time. (and rusty metal happens to fall under that category.)

/medicalnerdrant
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DoodleBuggy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional
fascinating! Jack is suppose to be kind of an illegal immigrant from France so she doesn't have health insurance in america. When she gets hurt she normally tries to hide it and take care of it herself because she is still trying to pay back the hospital bills from the first accident she got. But she pretty much lives in the junkyard.

Are you in the medical field? Cause I would love to know more. What other kind of illnesses can someone get from metal. How much do you know about junkyards? Do junkyards having problems like mercury poisoning or acid leaks or fires or junk avalanches?
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flamehead23a Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Sorry for the late reply! No, I'm unfortunately not in any way involved in the medical field. Just a writer with a lot of world experience and too much time on his hands.

Assuming it's a standard junk yard, then the only things in it would be old, used, broken machines. So no trash (mold/bacteria/pests) and no crazy chemicals from under the kitchen sink.

Probably no murcury, unless the junkyard is like all about thermometers. Lead poisoning is a threat though. As is burns/poisoning from battery acid (assuming whoever owns the junkyard doesn't take out the batteries like they're supposed to.) Maybe rabies from any animals that live there, but that might be stretching it.

Junk avalanches would only realistically happen if the metal was crazy old, like 100+ years. Or if the junk had been stacked against regulations. (yes there are actually rules for how to fill, load, and manage a junkyard.) Or Or if there was some serious inclement weather.

Hope this helps! let me know if there's anything else I can do. :)
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CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the color palate on this piece, and how soft and warm they are.
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EliJayne Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this! Its very good :squee:
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DoodleBuggy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional
Thank you!
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Green-Ruby Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Wonder if people will think he's a girl at first like I did. XD
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DoodleBuggy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional
she is a girl :) But I wanted to make her semi-androgynous
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Green-Ruby Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Well it sure as hell worked. XD
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superaura Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's very cute :)
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KerrArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice!
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