I've seen one of those as well in Atlanta back in 1995! it moved in so fast that it remained a hurricane well inland. that was a hell of an awesome storm!
Kept hurricane status all the way to Tennessee!
Nice! I haven't seen a tornado yet but we've had a few in Siloam Springs since I've been here. Usually we have derechos.. apparently I live in "derecho alley" with an average of 4 derechos every 3 years.
I've seen a few historic weather events too like the 1993 Superstorm which gave Atlanta a blizzard when i lived there and the 2009 icestorm which was neat. The 2011/2012 drought sucked though. I hate droughts. Droughts just mean i have to water my garden everyday and we have infestations of grasshoppers that eat all my plants..
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Goth Day- Goth is a subculture that developed in England in the 1980s from the audience of gothic rock. It has survived much longer than other subcultures of the same era, as it has continued to diversify and spread across the world. Perhaps the most recognizable aspect of Goth is the style of fashion, which usually consists of dark clothing, pale face makeup, and black hair. Goth was and is greatly influenced by many artists and authors from the 18th-20th centuries, and many bands from the mid-1980s. In addition, multiple films from the late 20th and early 21st centuries are of a gothic style. Goth continues to draw interest from a large audience, even decades after its emergence.
Amy Lee is my favorite thing to have come out of the Goth subculture. That woman's voice is ethereal.
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The Earth has a Secret Ocean near its core.
Researchers have discovered a huge chamber inside the Earths mantle which has trapped the water from escaping. The inital amount of water inside this chamber is said to be able to fill Earths oceans 3x and has changed the theory that earths water was brought by raining asteroids to that when the Earths crust broke during the volcanic eruption upon the world which created the Earths atmosphere, it opened up another small chamber in the Earths crust and pushed the water out, and this water is what fills the oceans today.
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[quote=ozoi;35477937]I've seen one of those as well in Atlanta back in 1995! it moved in so fast that it remained a hurricane well inland. that was a hell of an awesome storm!
Kept hurricane status all the way to Tennessee! Nice! I haven't seen a tornado yet but we've had a few in Siloam Springs since I've been here. Usually we have derechos.. apparently I live in "derecho alley" with an average of 4 derechos every 3 years.
I've seen a few historic weather events too like the 1993 Superstorm which gave Atlanta a blizzard when i lived there and the 2009 icestorm which was neat. The 2011/2012 drought sucked though. I hate droughts. Droughts just mean i have to water my garden everyday and we have infestations of grasshoppers
My house lost its front gate, roof and wall in Ty. Yolanda, the strongest storm to hit land. We had to live in a friend's home for 7 months.
Our region, The West Pacific, is usually an easy-going, fun, relaxed region that welcomes anyone willing to be a part of it. But, we do have some rules that make life here better for everyone. In order to help you understand us a little better, we present you with this Code of Conduct. Please read it thoroughly and keep it close to your heart. Violation of the Code will result in (at the very least) a stern warning and (at the most) a one way ticket to The Rejected Realms.
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Follow the proper RMB Etiquette
Our RMB is a public place where we all come to chat, share something funny, debate or simply find entertainment. As such, we do not tolerate any inappropriate subjects being discussed there. Some examples are (but is not limited to); racism, sexism, Fascism, Nazism, overtly mature content, profanity and the like. This is not a complete list so you should always listen to your fellow TWPers when a topic of yours is not welcomed. The Delegate, Guardians, and Regional Officers have the authority to decide whether a topic is inappropriate or not and will act accordingly, which can mean anything from a public warning or suppression of your posts to banjection from the region without further warning. Please take a look at the complete RMB Etiquette Rules here.
Respect all our policies
We don't like troublemakers who come and try to, well... make trouble. There is a huge difference between joining the region and trying to make an impact, and just being a huge pain in the... "backyard". Remember that the Delegate is the ultimate authority in the region, and his Regional Officers and Guardians inherit the authority given to them by the Delegate and may use it at their discretion. So play nice.
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We do not allow inappropriate subjects or images in the name, motto, currency, national animal, demonym, capital city, leader, national religion, national flag, or banner of your nation. If you decide to something inappropriate with these fields, the Delegate or Guardians may or may not give you a chance to fix the issue. It's up to them. Most new nations who get banjected are gone because of a violation of this rule.
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We know that a lot of people are used to text-speak where words are shortened or initialed to make your point quicker. And we have no problem with the occasional "sup fam" or "IIRC" (we don't even mind the occasional use of emoji if you can figure out how to use them on the RMB). But remember that there are people from all over the world on the RMB and Forums. English may not be their first language and what seems innocent to you may be an insult or impossible to understand if shortened or initialed. So think before doing that too often. However, one thing that is not tolerated is speech like "if u gonna rite lik u know, tis, u no what I say?" That will get you a warning first then a banjection if it continues. Remember the words of Weird Al, "(we) hate these word crimes". Watch this video if you don't know who Weird Al is or what Word Crimes are.
Don't be a dick (should be self-explanatory)
All your chocolate belongs to Darkesia
Just remember that the Delegate and their appointed Regional Officers and Guardians are committed to allow The West Pacific to become your home region, and to make you feel welcomed. However, realize we have our own culture. We are snarky, sometimes cynical, sometimes satirical, but never pitiful or cruel. We aim to find entertainment in this game, without allowing anyone to ruin that entertainment. This is a GAME after all, and it is meant to be fun for EVERYONE. Have a playful spirit, be wise with your words and quick with your keyboard, and you'll fit in here.
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What's with the gothic theme? How is this Asiatic too? >_<
NVM, I just found the answer myself, hahaha. Thanks Craiolia
Sorry bro, you are way slow ;) See above
You sure about that? ;)
Chocolates you say.... time to get my sneak on!
*sips a small Glenlivet*
It’s been one of those days.
T May still hanging on in 10 Downing Street. I swear that woman is a total masochist. Her party says “go”, her Cabinet says “go” (the wardrobe and the chest of drawers were unavailable for comment). Even Larry the Cat (Number 10’s mouser) starts licking his bum every time she walks past.
Yet still she stays.....
Oh yeah, like the goth style WFE.
Hello? I've cleary missed a lot.
The whole Brexit mess has clearly been messed up ever since May touched it.
She's no Iron Lady and Merkel is exploiting that to her advantage.
And yea, what's up with goth? I mean, my parents wore that in the 80s.
Fake news, it's clearly PhotoChoppet xD
Because I can't help myself...
I looked it up and found this article from 2016. It explains why my now adult daughter occasionally still visits the place. Not sure if she buys. If they sell Harry Potter gear, she likely dumps a fair share of her disposable income at the place.