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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1910 on: February 25, 2011, 04:53:39 am
@Jad - I'm definitely liking the track, especially since I've been in a SNES-style music phase, granted this is much higher quality. It's really quite enjoyable. :)
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Reply #1911 on: February 26, 2011, 01:12:54 am
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Jesus. I was about to suggest you and Ptoing going for the second loop but apparently you can't with 2 players, which is silly. I'm not going to even bother trying until I get a stick...

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1912 on: February 26, 2011, 01:28:45 am
Heh, it is quite possible that if Helm and I played 2 player mode we would destroy the 1st loop pretty good, just survival style.

I might try to get to the 2nd loop at some point, but for that I need a bit more practise (and time, which atm I do not really have)
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Reply #1913 on: February 26, 2011, 09:37:43 am
We've met up enough times and we never thought to play two-player DDP? Insanity. Must do in the next meet. I guess we both thought of shooters like a solitary sport, right? I remember we played DDP on a laptop once, but one at a time and compared scores! That's not what friends do! Must amend.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1914 on: February 27, 2011, 12:59:40 am
Hey guys, we had another major earthquake here in Christchurch New Zealand, the power and water are back on, just wanted to let everyone know I'm fine, but the death toll has already passed 100 and there are still hundreds missing.

Some photos if you're interested:
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/02/new-zealand-earthquake-search-rescue-and-repair/100016/
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/02/earthquake-in-new-zealand/100013/ (that cathedral in the first photo was part of my highschool)
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Reply #1915 on: March 01, 2011, 03:17:06 am
Glad you're doing fine, Taka. Can't believe New Zealand got hit like that. Terrible. Oddly, we just had a minor earthquake here, too. Central US.

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He went back and edited every single post, I'm impressed. What the heck . . .

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Reply #1916 on: March 01, 2011, 11:14:02 am
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1917 on: March 02, 2011, 08:17:55 pm
I can't imagine how it must be to have solid ground buckle and roll, it must be terrifying. I hope no one close to you was harmed, Taka.



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Reply #1918 on: March 03, 2011, 03:54:27 am
We've been getting minor aftershocks since the other big quake in September (we had another on boxing day) so you do kinda get used to them, but the one last week was pretty insane, I could see my room twist and shake while everything just bounced around like it was nothing.
I think at this point I can safely say no one I personally know was killed, most people had a close call story or two, but it's really quite lucky. My brother for example was just about to put his 4 month old to bed when he started crying, then the bookshelf walked in and bodyslammed his crib, one of my friends is an emergency medic so he was riding with an ambulance and army escort all day, carrying bodies, helping treat people, evacuate schools, etc, he even got to raid supermarkets and pharmacies for medical supplies and food/water for neighbourhoods.
My day was pretty tame, just sat outside in the driveway, got the generator going so we could charge our phones and watch the news, eventually the neighbours started coming over so we got the BBQ out and had a big neighbourhood BBQ going.


Everything is still really weird, the roads are like waves, there's liquifaction everywhere which is basically quicksand, it was very windy yesterday so you couldn't see to the other side of the street at some points, we've had looters but on a pretty small scale, and some of the international search and rescue workers have said this is the most organized operation they've been a part of.
Some of my friends have already left, and others are planning on leaving which really sucks, I absolutely understand- but it still sucks.

This photo is probably the best example of the overall attitude for Christchurch:

We'll be fine.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1919 on: March 05, 2011, 01:04:26 am
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junkboy? c: Art looks real nice!