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Jan. 25th, 2018


heeey so, THAT'S what being heroic feels like.

BA, lend me your healing powers.

btw, do we eat the kraken now?

Jan. 16th, 2018


Since we've mostly got our battle plans sorted I want to talk about evacuations as well. There's getting to be a lot of us and in a crisis things get confusing so knowing in advance what to do will go a long way to making sure it goes right.

• Almost all the time when an evacuation alert goes out there's not going to be time to do much except get to the lifeboats on Deck 6. You should probably check where they are at some point so you know where you're going.
• A lot of us have pets and I know no one wants to leave them behind. If they're out with you that's not much of a problem but otherwise you should pick one person per suite to go and grab them if there's enough time. We have to be realistic that sometimes there won't be, and I'm not just saying that for everyone else - I always have at least my budgies that are confined to their cage and sometimes my Eevee stays behind too.
• Relatedly, Rogue suggested that it might be a good idea to pack a go bag for emergencies so that if there is a little more time you can grab it instead of trying to figure out in the moment what to bring. You shouldn't need to worry about food and things, so it's better to pack light so we don't take up too much space. A few clothes, medications, things you really don't want to leave behind.

Now the important bit, not leaving anyone behind. We need a way to know who's already boarded a lifeboat and who hasn't, which Tony should be able to do using the bracelets. (I'm assuming?) We also need a couple of people for each floor who can do a quick sweep to make sure everyone's left and to make sure the lifeboats are boarded efficiently. You will most likely be the last people to leave, so keep that in mind. For floors 1-4 and 7-10 that'll probably be banging on doors, for the others a quick check of all the public areas. Then when that's done, get to Deck 6 to help load.

I've only evacuated towns and cities before so please weigh in on any of this ^ if you think there's a better way of doing things. And if you want to be a floor monitor or floor captain or whatever, sign up here. 18+, minors should go directly to the lifeboats. Everyone else make sure you know who's responsible for the floors you spend most time on.

adding: Since each accommodation deck has their own lifeboat, based on Anakin's experience it's best to stick to what's been assigned. People responsible for clearing the matching floors will also have the final call on when to launch, even if someone's missing. So, make sure you have a decent idea of who should be there and make note of whether any of them are clearing public decks and can be expected to take a little longer. Tech, I'd still like a way to check people off as they board lifeboats if we can so we know if anyone hasn't turned up. The way people come and go it's going to be more reliable than memory.

Other things people have pointed out
• Make sure your floor coordinators know who's in charge of fetching pets so they can expect who'll be around
• There was talk about swimming lessons for anyone who doesn't know how which I would definitely recommend, having literally been marooned on a Caribbean island
• Gansey's going to check with the robots to see if there's a way to teach some people to row. We do have a couple people with water powers which would be the ideal but let's try not to rely on it.

List of decks )

Jan. 5th, 2018


A very happy new year to you, fellow displaced folks. Seeing holidays in different verses never gets old. I have to say, the celebrations here are very similar to the ones from my home verse. Except instead of a ball dropping, we ignite a large sphere of flammable material, usually organic and from local farms, and launch them at a ten-foot flotation device in the middle of the river. Fascinating stuff. Christmas, though, is pretty much the same.

Resolutions, though! Resolutions are worldwide and universal, methinks. I've got a whole list prepared for mine, starting with being more productive with a new business I'm opening up. That's right, after helping out with the West-Allen household and the Manor with their decorations, I've decided my area of expertise lie in -- drumrolls, please -- DESIGN.

That's all I've got, no name yet. I'm sure I can come up with something at some point. That's my next resolution anyway.

Let's hear some of yours!

Also, B.A., your new abode in this place was lacking a turtle. I got you a turtle. The previous owner had named it Wartortle. Not sure what that means. But you can change it whatever you like.


Okay. I've given myself several weeks to get used to the idea that we now live in Texas -- complete with our loft from Central City which is.. well I don't know how it works but I'm not complaining -- and there's no telling ever if any of us would go back. So, that said, I guess it's time to start job hunting around here!

Still currently deciding between wanting to go back into reporter mode or try my hand at something else with a psych degree.

Jan. 1st, 2018


I don't have any place to live anymore.

This reminds me of a few years back... I don't like it.

Dec. 21st, 2017


WHO: Everyyyyyyyyyone
WHEN: Whenever
WHERE: Wherever
WHAT: We're meant to be together. No, but seriously. Do your gifts here. Keep them all in one nice little place!
WARNINGS: Man, I hope not.

Holiday gifts. )
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