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(NASA)   See how Hurricane Irma turned the Carribean from the World Of Balance to the World Of Ruin   ( earthobservatory.nasa.gov) divider line
    More: Scary, Caribbean, Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tropical cyclone, United States, Operational Land Imager, maximum sustained winds, northernmost Virgin Islands  
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2240 clicks; posted to Geek » on 12 Sep 2017 at 5:20 PM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-09-12 12:35:29 PM  
Jesus.

Now I know one quick way of assessing hurricane damage.

(Can someone locate similar before/after pictures for Florida, Cuba and other parts of the Caribbean?)
 
2017-09-12 04:11:47 PM  
We need a gofundme account to get everyone to move off of all the leeward islands.
 
2017-09-12 04:26:25 PM  
Bravo subby, haven't seen a FF reference in many moons

/it does even look like part of the map
//now where did I put my emulator and roms
 
2017-09-12 04:57:58 PM  
Bravo to subby.

/and we all know who the clown is
//there was even a Bannon
///still waiting on the purple octopus
 
2017-09-12 05:25:22 PM  
+1 for FF6 reference
 
2017-09-12 05:45:38 PM  
You sound like pages from a self help booklet!
 
2017-09-12 05:53:16 PM  
Son of a submariner!
 
2017-09-12 05:57:13 PM  
World of Ruin theme just popped on my iPod.
/it's relaxing music, hush...
//off my 16-bit lawn...
///Kefka > Joker...
 
2017-09-12 06:00:13 PM  
I read that as "World of Rum"....

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Maybe I just wanted an excuse to....... "RELEASE THE KRAKEN!"

/Just a good a reason as anything else
//Had a shiatty day
/// *hic**
 
2017-09-12 06:05:21 PM  
I always let Celes try to commit suicide in that mini-game scene. Seems more fitting and tragic that way. If the game ended there, it would have been the best RPG ever.

I actually don't like playing the game past that point.
 
2017-09-12 06:12:49 PM  

Ishkur: I always let Celes try to commit suicide in that mini-game scene. Seems more fitting and tragic that way. If the game ended there, it would have been the best RPG ever.

I actually don't like playing the game past that point.


I trust you're a fan of Shakespearean 'everyone dies' type of stories? :-)
 
2017-09-12 06:13:00 PM  

Ishkur: I always let Celes try to commit suicide in that mini-game scene. Seems more fitting and tragic that way. If the game ended there, it would have been the best RPG ever.

I actually don't like playing the game past that point.


Why would you ever. She's the developers' (I think the one of the writers) waifu and stealth main character.

/Terra still a best
 
2017-09-12 06:19:18 PM  

Beerguy: I read that as "World of Rum"....

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Maybe I just wanted an excuse to....... "RELEASE THE KRAKEN!"

/Just a good a reason as anything else
//Had a shiatty day
/// *hic**


Read it that way too.  Prep work and cleanup in Atlanta has me maxing out hours tomorrow, so unless the ghosts of Christmas visit my boss tonight and get him to change a decade+ "there is no such thing as OT" policy, Irma has netted me a four day weekend...
 
2017-09-12 06:19:32 PM  

Flt209er: I trust you're a fan of Shakespearean 'everyone dies' type of stories? :-)


Not particularly, just wanting some variety in "hero saves the world" JRPG stories.

How about a story where you don't succeed? Where your quest is ultimately a failure (or at least bittersweet/conflict neutral).
 
2017-09-12 06:20:52 PM  
I have fond memories of lazy beach days on St. John.  Now I have a sad.  :(
 
2017-09-12 06:26:05 PM  

Ishkur: Flt209er: I trust you're a fan of Shakespearean 'everyone dies' type of stories? :-)

Not particularly, just wanting some variety in "hero saves the world" JRPG stories.

How about a story where you don't succeed? Where your quest is ultimately a failure (or at least bittersweet/conflict neutral).


Nier?
 
2017-09-12 06:32:15 PM  

hammer85: Ishkur: Flt209er: I trust you're a fan of Shakespearean 'everyone dies' type of stories? :-)

Not particularly, just wanting some variety in "hero saves the world" JRPG stories.

How about a story where you don't succeed? Where your quest is ultimately a failure (or at least bittersweet/conflict neutral).

Nier?


You mean basically every Yoko Taro game right?
 
2017-09-12 06:36:49 PM  
Actually, with the heat and ashfalls, the Pacific Northwest seems a bit more in keeping with Scadrial, although I'm sure Ati would be just loving what's going on in the Gulf and the Atlantic.

Sazed would be pissed but wouldn't get involved.
 
2017-09-12 06:55:08 PM  

cybrwzrd: hammer85: Ishkur: Flt209er: I trust you're a fan of Shakespearean 'everyone dies' type of stories? :-)

Not particularly, just wanting some variety in "hero saves the world" JRPG stories.

How about a story where you don't succeed? Where your quest is ultimately a failure (or at least bittersweet/conflict neutral).

Nier?

You mean basically every Yoko Taro game right?


Fair enough, but I don't have a lot of experience with his other stuff.
 
2017-09-12 07:00:03 PM  

Ishkur: How about a story where you don't succeed? Where your quest is ultimately a failure (or at least bittersweet/conflict neutral).


::shrug:: I hear you, but IMO, that's exactly what ff6 does. Sure, you win insofar as you finally succeed in killing the bad guy, but the world is still ruined. Maybe even worse, because now magic is gone too. If it's your first run through, Celes has probably tried to kill herself, Shadow is probably dead on the now-not floating continent, and you probably never found 1 or 2 of the other characters again. Besides:

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It doesn't get much more bittersweet than that. But in general, I'm with you in regards to happily-ever-after endings.
 
2017-09-12 08:18:38 PM  
If there's a Zone Eater in the Caribbean, I'm headed to the airport right fuggin' now.
 
2017-09-12 09:59:30 PM  

Ishkur: Flt209er: I trust you're a fan of Shakespearean 'everyone dies' type of stories? :-)

Not particularly, just wanting some variety in "hero saves the world" JRPG stories.

How about a story where you don't succeed? Where your quest is ultimately a failure (or at least bittersweet/conflict neutral).


I could recommend a game, but doing so will outright spoil its ending.

(I could also recommend Mass Effect 3, but the game that I want to recommend handled the plot in a much better way)
 
2017-09-12 10:01:48 PM  

doglover: If there's a Zone Eater in the Caribbean, I'm headed to the airport right fuggin' now.


The Bermuda Triangle may just be a sunken Triangle Island...
 
2017-09-12 10:41:48 PM  
Well, this is not entirely surprising, considering that the Leeward Islands basically had the equivalent of a 70-mile-wide high-end EF4 with embedded EF5 level sub-vortices hit.  (Yes, it still sucks.  But I have brought up the fact that the winds were high enough to be better rated on the Enhanced Fujita Scale rather than the Safford-Simpson scale for a reason--Irma was a mean, mean biatch for a few days.)  As I understand it pretty much almost all the islands that got hit are being evacuated and won't be livable for the better part of a year (at least).

And tip of the hat to the subby with the all-too-apt FF6 ref.  (FF6 is best FF IMHO :3)
 
2017-09-12 11:30:05 PM  

Beerguy: I read that as "World of Rum"....

[img.fark.net image 341x475]
Maybe I just wanted an excuse to....... "RELEASE THE KRAKEN!"

/Just a good a reason as anything else
//Had a shiatty day
/// *hic**


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Approves
 
2017-09-12 11:37:23 PM  
I can't believe the pics of these islands and the keys and that people are still there. They aren't even located where help can get into them easily and just basics like food and water will be hard to get. These places will be different then what they once where and will take years to recover.
 
2017-09-13 08:58:08 AM  

pirviii: I can't believe the pics of these islands and the keys and that people are still there. They aren't even located where help can get into them easily and just basics like food and water will be hard to get. These places will be different then what they once where and will take years to recover.


It's going to take years to get back to normal, but we're not entirely unaccustomed to having bad hurricane seasons or long recovery periods.  There is a lot of corruption down here and many of those sitting in power are entirely incapable of handling any form of responsibility. It has a tendency to complicate everyday problems, and so disasters turn into extremely bad disasters.
When People from the outside see this play out they shocked by the level of governmental incompetence on display.

/They incorrectly believe that this is an atypical state of affairs.
 
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