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Palimpsest Iowa by tard15 Palimpsest Iowa :icontard15:tard15 13 8 Palimpsest Star Spangled Banner by tard15 Palimpsest Star Spangled Banner :icontard15:tard15 4 0 Palimpsest Betsy Ross Flag by tard15 Palimpsest Betsy Ross Flag :icontard15:tard15 6 2 Palimpsest 15 States US flag by tard15 Palimpsest 15 States US flag :icontard15:tard15 8 0 Palimpsest Liberia and Western Africa by tard15 Palimpsest Liberia and Western Africa :icontard15:tard15 15 7 7th Doctor by tard15 7th Doctor :icontard15:tard15 1 0 8th Doctor by tard15 8th Doctor :icontard15:tard15 2 0 Palimpsest Europe Map by tard15 Palimpsest Europe Map :icontard15:tard15 21 4 The 12th Doctor and Bill (as Muppets) by tard15 The 12th Doctor and Bill (as Muppets) :icontard15:tard15 3 0 9th Doctor by tard15 9th Doctor :icontard15:tard15 1 0 The War Doctor by tard15 The War Doctor :icontard15:tard15 1 0 10th Doctor (Blue Suit version) by tard15 10th Doctor (Blue Suit version) :icontard15:tard15 0 0 10th Doctor (Brown Suit version) by tard15 10th Doctor (Brown Suit version) :icontard15:tard15 0 0 Palimpsest Earth (#6 of 8 Original Variations) by tard15 Palimpsest Earth (#6 of 8 Original Variations) :icontard15:tard15 4 0 Dalek3D by tard15 Dalek3D :icontard15:tard15 2 0 11th Doctor by tard15 11th Doctor :icontard15:tard15 3 0


Drednanth WP by GabrielGajdos Drednanth WP :icongabrielgajdos:GabrielGajdos 208 42 Crimson destiny World Map Country Names by Lordnarunh Crimson destiny World Map Country Names :iconlordnarunh:Lordnarunh 10 4 Alternate Congress of Vienna by LoreC10 Alternate Congress of Vienna :iconlorec10:LoreC10 23 23 Atlantean Empire (mapping) by DimLordofFox Atlantean Empire (mapping) :icondimlordoffox:DimLordofFox 29 5 Italian Unification Bicentennial by bryanIII Italian Unification Bicentennial :iconbryaniii:bryanIII 50 16 The third reich (mapping) by DimLordofFox
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The third reich (mapping) :icondimlordoffox:DimLordofFox 18 14
The 56 States - map by Neethis The 56 States - map :iconneethis:Neethis 51 25 The Empress of Mars by DoctorArtWho The Empress of Mars :icondoctorartwho:DoctorArtWho 1 3 Ost-india by mynameisyourbatya Ost-india :iconmynameisyourbatya:mynameisyourbatya 28 5 Love Arrow by Aniwayalone
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Love Arrow :iconaniwayalone:Aniwayalone 149 19
Selfie by Ayu2HamiRenders
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Selfie :iconayu2hamirenders:Ayu2HamiRenders 56 2
Lonely Deadpool by TenguSenpai Lonely Deadpool :icontengusenpai:TenguSenpai 160 15 Thersis Geographycal Map by n-a-i-m-a Thersis Geographycal Map :iconn-a-i-m-a:n-a-i-m-a 49 18 Makrostates (Stupid Countries 8) by PolandStronk Makrostates (Stupid Countries 8) :iconpolandstronk:PolandStronk 20 8 Fictional map of California Republic by WolfGrid Fictional map of California Republic :iconwolfgrid:WolfGrid 19 7 South African Style Great Britain Flag by zalezsky South African Style Great Britain Flag :iconzalezsky:zalezsky 20 9


Palimpsest Iowa
A map of Iowa, and the surrounding states in my Palimpsest Universe.

Despite the name of this deviation, and the way the map is laid out, it is pretty obvious that this map is not so much about what's there, but is rather much more about what *isn't* there. It's not really about the big chunk of what in OT is part of Minnesota being within Iowa's borders... this deviation is so much more about: "What the heck is that thing surrounding what should be Des Moines???"

Welcome to Shadownia!

Population: 1

Shadownia came into existence (in Fact, if not yet in Law) on November 11th, 1986, at twenty-two minutes and four seconds past eight o'clock in the morning, when a 15-Dimensional being accidentally made contact with part of our 4-Dimensional Universe. To be more specific, this entity [now known as "Shadow" - its real name unpronounceable by human tongue] made contact with the center of Des Moines, Iowa.

As an unfortunate side effect of Shadow's 15-Dimensionality's incompatibility with our 4-Dimensional universe's laws of physics, within an instant, every living thing within a radius of 47 miles was dead. Bacteria. Insects. Reptiles. Plants. Birds. Fish in the rivers. Farm and Domesticated Animals. Humans. Every living thing dropped dead where they stood (or flew, or swam). While never officially confirmed, the death toll was estimated as 895,654.

...and more than that, the "death-zone" remained active. Any living thing that crossed (even just partially) the invisible border between what later became known as "Shadownia" and the rest of Iowa died instantly. Thousands more died before the roads approaching Des Moines, and the skies over Iowa - for the zone also extended upwards 5 miles at its central point - were shut down.

For the next two days, chaos reigned. People fled the southern half of the state, clogging the roads, and nearly overwhelming the surrounding states. Iowa's State Government had been decapitated. Governor Terry Branstad, the Deputy Governor, and most of the Executive branch and the State Supreme Court had been in Des Moines, and for a while it was not clear exactly who was supposed to be in charge. Eventually, the Secretary of Agriculture, Robert Lounsberry was found to have survived, and President Nancy Kassebaum appointed him the interim emergency Governor to help bring Iowa back under control with the assistance of a military appointed Deputy Governor, General Patrick McGrtknlskeiyj.

First contact from within Shadownia came on November 14th at 5:34pm when a telephone on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office in the White House began to ring. The fact that that particular telephone was not connected to an outside line, and also had no ringer caused considerable consternation. When President Kassebaum answered she heard what sounded like the voice of a young male child, who introduced himself as the being responsible for what had happened in Iowa, and asked if they might meet.

(I'll expand this section a little more later if there is interest)

In the years since, the United States Military has established an exclusion zone surrounding Shadownia, extending the radius around the renamed city of Des Mon* by another 7 miles (it was discovered that the water in the rivers flowing out of Shadownia was incapable of supporting life for that distance). Cities and towns within that zone, already mostly abandoned in 1986, have since been totally taken over by the military as bases of operation. Despite the heavy military presence, some people (thrill seekers, daredevils, Iowan Militants, lunatics) still manage to sneak into the exclusion zone. Most are apprehended before reaching the border of Shadownia - those that are not caught, are eventually located dead at the border and their bodies recovered and removed if possible.

*Des Moines, was satirically renamed "Des Mon" (intended to be pronounced "Demon") by a West Coast cartoonist by the name of Jeremiah "Jake" Phillips working for the San Francisco Torch soon after the truth of Shadow was released to the general public. While Jake was quickly fired for his lack of respect shown to the dead of Iowa, the city's new name stuck in the popular consciousness, and was eventually adopted by Shadow as well.

Apologies to any fellow Deviant's who live within 47 miles of Des Moines, by the way! :D
Palimpsest Star Spangled Banner

This flag became the official United States Flag in my Palimpsest Universe on May 1st,1795. 

The 17-star, 17-stripe flag was authorized by the Flag Act of January 13, 1794, which allowed for the adding of the 2 stripes and 2 Stars. This flag was the only U.S. Flag to have more than 15 stripes.* 

It was immortalized by Francis Scott Key during the bombardment of Fort McHenry on September 13, 1814 with the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" - the poem, later renamed with the flag's name from the closing lines of the first stanza later became the National Anthem of the United States.

*Realizing that the addition of a new star and and a new stripe for each new State would quickly prove impractical, Congress passed The Flag Act of 1818 which provided for the modern rule of having fifteen stripes to represent the original fifteen colonies and having the number of stars match the number of states. It also provided that subsequent changes in the number of stars be made on July 4, Independence Day.
Palimpsest Betsy Ross Flag
The 15-star, 15-stripe flag produced by Betsy Ross in the United States that exists in my Palimpsest Universe.
Palimpsest 15 States US flag
The first official flag of The United States in my Palimpsest Universe. This 15-Star Flag became the official United States Flag on June 14th, 1777 and is the result of the congressional action that took place on that date.

Each star and stripe represented one of the original Colonies - of which there were fifteen - united nearly one year earlier by the Declaration of Independence.
Palimpsest Liberia and Western Africa
The Great (former) State of Liberia and Western Africa surrounds as they were before the end of the Africa War in 1950.

Liberia was originally established as The Commonwealth of Liberia when several colonies established by individual state-based "colonization societies" (such as the Virginia Colonization Society, and the Quaker Young Men’s Colonization Society of Penn’s Sylvania) merged in 1838.

In 1915, with financial backing from several wealthy former slaves in Oklahoma, and also the United States' federal government, the Commonwealth purchased Sierra Leone from the United Kingdom, and the western half of Côte d'Ivoire from France.

On October 11, 1929, the Commonwealth of Liberia was admitted to the United States of America as the 67th State.

Due to 
United States’ Territory of the Philippines officially becoming the 66th state earlier in the year, there was a brief movement in Congress for the United States to officially drop the words "of America" from the nation's name. This proposal was defeated when the representatives from the two new states joined the majority in voting against the motion.

Sadly, statehood was not a particularly long experience for either Liberia or The Philippines.

The Philippines fell to the invading Japanese Empire during World War Two on March 3, 1942, and Liberia was surrendered to the combined forces of South Africa and 
Neu‑Deutschland on April 25, 1950, during the African War.

As an act of defiance and national pride, the stars that represented both Liberia and The Philippines remained on the flag of the United States until July 4, 1951, when they were removed at the order of President Thomas Dewey (a decision that so badly affected Dewey's popularity that it is seen by many as one of the main reasons why the President decided not to run for re-election in 1952).

(edit to deviation to change name to make it fit in with other works from my Palimpsest Universe)


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Peter Shaw
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I am an artist with my main area of interest lying in the areas of SciFi (mainly Doctor Who and Star Trek, but many others) and Horror (as my gallery, as it currently stands, mostly Zombies).

I create my art in traditional Pen and Ink, then scan and adjust/complete in several computer programs.


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Doctorwithaspoon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!  Thanks so much for adding "Lemon Drop Skies" to your favs!  Great work here too!