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Anonymous asked Based on where you are, do you think you would survive a widespread nuclear attack?
As in, would I survive the initial bombs and stuff? Well, right now I’m in a smallish brick apartment building that’s on the cheap side, with a big window behind me, so… probably not. Though if there was some kind of forewarning about a nuclear attack I’d probably bunker down in my parents’ basement since they have a big solid cement house that isn’t going anywhere. Or maybe an actual fallout shelter, I think there are still some around here.
If you mean the post-apocalyptic aftermath of the attack… probably, if I didn’t get leukemia or something. I’m at least mildly athletic, I can run pretty fast/far, I’m resourceful, I know rudimentary survival skills, I’ve got melee weapons at home and my family has hunting guns… I don’t think I’d do TOO poorly. And I’d probably band together with people I know if they weren’t all dead, and there’s definitely power in numbers.
So I’m going through my cousin’s family records because she’s hiring me to draw a family tree for her grandparents on her father’s side, and MAN. Genealogy is SO NEAT. Even though this particular tree doesn’t pertain to me at all since it’s the side of her family that I’m not related to by blood, it’s still really cool to see so many generations of people stretching backwards through American history towards colonial times and stuff. I forget how damn young this country is, compared to how old things are elsewhere.
It really makes me want to go do a bunch of genealogy research of my own so I can make some kind of really hardcore, detailed family tree of my own someday. I think my mom’s done some research already, so maybe I can compile the data she’s found so far. I’m pretty sure I’m mostly French, English, and Scottish though.
At least this kind of thing will be super easy to track in the future. You won’t have to go through land deed records to find out who your ancestors are, you’ll probably just be able to go on Facebook and find their centuries-old selfies and stupid status updates. Or their tumblrs.
So I’ve been reading a few Homestuck liveblogs lately…
Namely LOBAC, Bloggery, Lil’ Sis, and PrecisionFStrike (there were a few others, but most of them stopped posting for one reason or another). I like them a bunch, because it’s always fun to see people’s first reactions to things you love. And I was thinking about the impending Final Homestuck Update in the future and thought, why not do a liveblog/audio react for it? I dunno if anyone gives a shit about my reaction to watching Homestuck videos, but still, this will be the LAST time I’ll be able to be surprised by ANY Homestuck updates forever. I kind of want to record my reaction/impressions for posterity for my own sake, you know? I’m all about keeping sentimental stuff and concert ticket stubs and journal entries and that kind of thing, and this is basically the same principle. And if I’m gonna do it anyway, I might as well post it! But we’ll see. It seems like it might be a pain in the ass to write out commentary while I’m reading, so maybe I’ll just do an audio react. We’ll see.
Either way, I should probably post my theories about what I think/suspect will happen towards the end of Homestuck beforehand, so maybe I’ll post about that soon. Could be fun to get it all out in text, even if I’ll likely be proven drastically wrong on all of it.
So, I’m reading/studying this book on freelancing so I can bone up on the whole businessy/networking side of things. One section is talking about getting your website up to speed for marketing yourself online, but it’s describing different “expertise” levels like Apprentice Level, Journeyman Level, and Master Level websites… which just makes me think of things like World of Warcraft or RPG profession levels. DAMN IT, HOW DID THEY KNOW THAT VIDEO GAME TERMINOLOGY IS MY ONE WEAKNESS!?!?*
But for real, it immediately gave me a weirdly visceral urge to “level up” my website so to speak and meet the arbitrary criteria the book gave for each level. It makes me wonder if I should start turning ALL of my life into video game terminology so I’m more motivated to get things done after a lifetime of video game conditioning. Filling experience bars for practicing different skills for certain amounts of time? Keeping track of made-up stats for things like punctuality or strength or whatever? Giving myself tangible rewards for reaching a new level? I dunno if I’ll go through with it, but it doesn’t seem like a half-bad idea. :P
or maybe I have problems lol
*(yes I know that those particular video game profession terminologies come from real life things, video games are just what they make me think of due to repeated exposure)