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Rock Springs snowstorm

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For this update, I’m going to experiment a little with snow (In the middle of August? How could you!) Since Tom has climbed to the top of a mountain, I felt it fitting to add a snow-capped town, and to try and use a little photoshopping skill. Unfortunately, I don’t think the snow came out great.


Tom dozed off in the train, and was harshly awoken by the train sounding that it had come to a stop. Tom glanced out the window, and was completely shocked.




Everything was snow-covered! There seemed to be a small snowstorm too.




The train stopped at the only station for the town, Tom walked out and saw the name “Rock Springs Station”, indicating that this was Rock Springs. It didn’t seem like the place had much going for it.




Rock Springs is a coal mine town, where about 95% of the population work at the local coal mine. Over time, and with no economical way to get rid of it, Coal tailings piled up, leaving the town with an unsightly pile of coal that turned all the surrounding snow black




The mining operation was immediately adjacent to the tailings pile, and had a few surrounding businesses. Much of the coal was shipped out by train, or used to power the town. Tom was getting cold, as snow was something unexpected for him, he started going towards a less industrial part of the town in hopes of finding a place to stay.




Tom passed by main street, there were hardly any shops, and a small church. Soon though, a local asked if Tom needed some help, and offered up a place to stay, which Tom gladly accepted.




The local explained that there was in fact a nearby airport, which could take Tom home. The airport was dead south of Rock Springs. Tom was ecstatic! He could finally make his way home, if he could find the money…


That’s all for this update! If you have any suggestions on how Tom could get an airline ticket home…do say!

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Love the snow effects! I couldn't do that. (Because I don't have photoshop. )
BTW: Hot cocoa certainly also wakes me up, I'm drinking it right now.

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great work in creating the snow effects! :D it's beautiful. Feels like it's going to be a harsh and cold winter.

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What a lovely update! It's always cool to see some snow updates, specially when it's Summer in real life... In addition, you've made very well the snow effects! Furthermore, your usage of railroads keeps getting better update after update, in my opinion, the fourth pic is one of the best ever seen on this CJ.

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Awesome mining town. Everyone said it already, but I have to compliment you on your use of effects. Also the street layout really looks like a small town.

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The photoshopping helps so much with the snow effect! I don't like snow effects usually either but you did a great job with them well done!

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WOW! I just read this entire CJ and it is amazing!!! keep up the great work!
For getting an airline ticket, what if he shoveled snow for people, and got a little money, and got a really cheap flight.

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The snow looks a little unique, but then again, you journals are unique too. Nice update CTM!

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