thanks to all who participated, and many thanks to Dok.A for the sweet prize! :)
*note: the comments section (with your emails) has since been closed to public-viewing*
In 1890 the French explorer Stephan LaPodd lost his arms, legs and one lung in an unfortunate miscalculation whilst on a trip mapping new Volcanoes in the south Pacific. Luckily, due to his huge family wealth and favorable connections within "The Ministry's" department for cyber-steam development, he was able to attain the use of a prototype "self ambulatory environment protection suit" initially intended for deep-sea divers. After a trip to his Taylor to make the thing "Look respectable at dinner parties and the theatre" he successfully re-entered polite society ...... this is the story of the Cephalapod Mechtorian and in appreciation of my valued readers (truly) both Doktor A and myself have a brand new contest for YOU to win an authentic hand-drawn ink drawing by Doktor A!!!
measuring 6" X 8" and drawn in Japanese calligraphy ink on very heavy weight watercolour paper (its like board with a jolly nice hammered texture) - the Cephalapod Mechtorian can be YOURS just by leaving your email address in the comments section (and maybe a little reason why the Cephalapod Mechtorian should be yours, yeh? just for fun *heh*) = dateline for entry is 24th July (midnight, Singapore time) whereby a single lucky winner will be drawn to receive this drawing = *GOOD LUCK!*