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Well, I'm finally broke enough to open up for commissions. I've never done this before, don't really know how it works, so I apologize in advance for any difficulties that may arise.

===FLAGS AND SEALS===
*Flag or Seal with existing logo - $5
**Variation with different existing logos - $2 for each additional flag or seal
*Flag or Seal with modified logo - $10
*Custom Flag or Seal - $20

===MAPS===
*Small Wikia style map - $5
*Large Regional Map - $10
**Country and Ocean Labels- $5
**Sea Labels - $5
**City Labels - $10
**Rivers - $10
**Longitude & Latitude -$5
**Weathering - $5
**Mars Map - $5
**Flooded Earth Map -$5

===Characters===
Single character sketches: $25
Single character animated style: $50

All prices are in $USD
Payment in points
Payment in advance: Money up front, or else I'm not doing the work.
No refunds. I'm not doing work only to find out the customer wants their money back.
- Fair warning, turnaround will vary.
- Feel free to scan my previous work if you want something similar as a reference
- all work will be uploaded online unless specified (surprise gift perhaps?) 

FIRST IN FIRST SERVED.
I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE

I'll update the IN PROGRESS ticker as this goes on.

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Commissioned Seal by YNot1989 

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Sean McKnight
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm just another denizen of the internet trying to add a little nuance where its needed, and a little bluntness where it's not.

I'm from Western Washington, though I currently reside in California.

I'm an actual Rocket Scientist (did research with rockets, and am an Aerospace Engineer).

Politically I can best be described as Liberal American Imperialist; so basically I want Universal Healthcare as an excuse to annex Canada.

I love sci-fi movies, books, and TV shows, classic cars and modern ones too, bitching about politics, speculating about the future, and analyzing the past.

Current Residence: Lancaster, California
Favorite genre of music: Rock in all its forms and all its glory!
Favorite animated character: Spike Spiegel
Favorite literary character: Takeshi Kovacs
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Second Vietnam War

Americans love to say Mexico started the Mex-American Cold War when they annexed central America. Mexicans say America started it when their colonies created the Quantum Economic Model. While the mass deportations of the Lachman years highlighted the tension between two countries who had known relative peace for more than a century, it was the QEM that many felt was the true cause of the confrontation. For this contingent of Mexican society (the business class) the true conflict was not to their neighbor to their north, but to their neighbor's children: the American colonies. By the end of the 21st Century, Mexico had risen to become the world's 3rd largest economy, largely due to an extremely market oriented society built on International Trade. Mexico had far less territory to travel between ports to both oceans, and could support a much more rapid exchange of material goods between the world's oceans than the US. In essence, the flow of global trade for many countries was controlled by Mexico. As such, the QEM was the greatest danger to Mexico's very society. Or, so the business class believed; regardless, it was this way of thinking that governed Mexico's efforts to stop the spread of the QEM to Earth.

In 2101 Vietnam held the most contentious election in its history. Nguyen Tan Luong was a reformer who called for Vietnam to adopt the Quantum Economic Model, much as its neighbor China was attempting to do, and unite the East in a common market. Luong was opposed by candidates backed by Mexico, and were vehemently opposed to the QEM. Luong narrowly won the election, leading to riots across the country's northern territories. Luong was captured in a military coup shortly after taking office, and a Junta was put in place that called for new elections. The US supported Luong's election and Mexico supported the claims by the Junta that Luong was a dangerous radical. What followed was a costly war in Southeast Asia that would lead to the collapse of China and redefine the balance of power across the Earth.


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Well, we may only be into February, but I think I'm ready to edit the Second Renaissance and give a name to the 2020 Democratic Candidate... Corey Booker. Now, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: I do not know if Booker will win the nomination, but my gut tells me someone like him will be the likely winner: a centrist Democrat, who's a bit more moderate than Clinton in his support of Free Trade, who has been willing to admit that his party has made mistakes and has made overtures that Americans (ALL Americans) must come together. If you want a preview of what his convention speech will sound like take a look at Barbara Jordan's Keynote address to the 1976 Democratic Convention. Most importantly the nominee will be someone with the Presidential Voice. After 4 years of Trump, Americans are going to latch onto someone who actually sounds like a president.

Now it might not be Booker, there are a handful of other Democrats with the characteristics I just described: Joe Biden, Deval Patrick, Michelle Obama (please, please, please, please, PLEASE RUN MICHELLE!), or it could honestly be someone entirely unheard of. Someone who is active at the state level, or been retired for a while, hell it might even be a Republican who switches parties. But Booker is the most visible example right now, and I'm tired of just referring to the next president as BLANK. So at the risk of me jinxing the outcome of the next election as I had pretty consistently throughout 2016, I'm just gonna make BLANK Corey Booker for now.
  • Listening to: Stan Rogers
  • Reading: Geopolitical Futures
  • Playing: Nothing
I have always said that my timelines are my best guess at what I think will happen, not what I'd like to see happen... I sincerely hope David Frum is wrong with his timeline. www.theatlantic.com/magazine/a…
2080: US Territorial Acquisitions in the Americas
The 21st Century saw a rebirth of nationalism worldwide, and while for Eurasia this meant balkanization and internal strife, for the US it meant a level of territorial expansion unseen since the 19th Century. The US, like other countries in the mid 21st Century was starved for skilled labor, and one advantage of the Flood was that there were plenty of climate refugees looking to relocate and work in the United States. The US also sought to expand its reach into South America to take advantage of equatorial launch sites during the Little Cold War, and in fact accelerated that effort after the breakup of the Russian federation as private launch contractors saw a surge of contracts from companies taking advantage of the Cislunar Rush and Mars colonization. This so called, "Return to Manifest Destiny" while decidedly a product of nationalism, was a far cry from the religiously motivated and often overtly racist movement of the 19th Century. In the 21st Century, the US saw its expansion as an act of extending the American Way to more people, which given the state of Eurasia during this period, wasn't a hard sell.

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Well, we may only be into February, but I think I'm ready to edit the Second Renaissance and give a name to the 2020 Democratic Candidate... Corey Booker. Now, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: I do not know if Booker will win the nomination, but my gut tells me someone like him will be the likely winner: a centrist Democrat, who's a bit more moderate than Clinton in his support of Free Trade, who has been willing to admit that his party has made mistakes and has made overtures that Americans (ALL Americans) must come together. If you want a preview of what his convention speech will sound like take a look at Barbara Jordan's Keynote address to the 1976 Democratic Convention. Most importantly the nominee will be someone with the Presidential Voice. After 4 years of Trump, Americans are going to latch onto someone who actually sounds like a president.

Now it might not be Booker, there are a handful of other Democrats with the characteristics I just described: Joe Biden, Deval Patrick, Michelle Obama (please, please, please, please, PLEASE RUN MICHELLE!), or it could honestly be someone entirely unheard of. Someone who is active at the state level, or been retired for a while, hell it might even be a Republican who switches parties. But Booker is the most visible example right now, and I'm tired of just referring to the next president as BLANK. So at the risk of me jinxing the outcome of the next election as I had pretty consistently throughout 2016, I'm just gonna make BLANK Corey Booker for now.
  • Listening to: Stan Rogers
  • Reading: Geopolitical Futures
  • Playing: Nothing

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:iconfreedim:
Freedim Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
Are you gonna do the remake of the 2055 map soon?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It got back burnered for a bit, but yeah.
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naf140230 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Have you seen my pages on the Yangtze Federation and Saturn?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes
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:iconnaf140230:
naf140230 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I have also created page on Neptune.
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naf140230 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Now, I have created a page on the Khuzestan War.
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:iconfreedim:
Freedim Featured By Owner 2 days ago
1. Could you see the election of Perez to the DNC as foreshadowing the rise of Dylan Price and the Progress Party, as well as the rise of either Booker or another moderate Democrat in 2020?

2. Do you think Perez will ultimately be able to bring together the Conservative and progressive Democrats together to effectively take on Trump and the GOP?

3. Some political experts aren't so confident that the US will win the new cold war with Russia. Do you believe it?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. Eh, maybe. Perez is only a moderate when compared to Ellison. You don't get tapped for labor secretary if you're a moderate.

2. I have no earthly idea. Personally I think the reality of Trump is doing that for him.

3. Those people have wildly overestimated Russia's stability and power.
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Freedim Featured By Owner 2 days ago
The first question was meant to reference the fact that the Conservative and progressive factions of the party have different views on things, and while they'll likely unite against Trump, the divisions between the two will likely widen if and when they succeed against him. And it's especially likely that they'll agree to nominate a candidate who can go between the lines for both sides, and those of moderate republican voters as well. Doesn't that make sense?
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Freedim Featured By Owner 2 days ago
www.wsj.com/articles/thats-the…

Could you see this as being a catalyst for the rise of the seventh party system?
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