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32 minutes ago, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

 

The Apocalypse is upon us!! What happened? How do you survive? What is your special "niche"?

Knowing me?  I'd still be showing up to work to deliver office supplies to places... 

 

Either that or I'd stick it out in my living room, because hey, plenty of time to finish those minis and gunpla kits now! 

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33 minutes ago, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

 

The Apocalypse is upon us!! What happened? How do you survive? What is your special "niche"?

 

What happened: I don't know, something about aliens and Godzilla.How do I survive: barter. What is my niche: I can make booze out if just about anything with sugar. I imagine folks will trade with me. 

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24 minutes ago, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

The Apocalypse is upon us!!

A Warning to @everyone else:

this could get political quick depending on how you slant an answer. 

 

24 minutes ago, haldir said:

What happened?

The Sun runs out of Hydrogen. Initially it goes dark…and what little remaining light there is to reflect off the Moon turns it dark red. 
 

24 minutes ago, haldir said:

How do you survive?

I do not. 

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On 6/23/2022 at 8:30 AM, haldir said:

June 23rd QotD:

 

Are you a clean or messy person?

 

Yes. I try to keep my personal hygiene good but I am a farmer/rancher. I've been arms deep inside of cattle both living and dead, covered in oil and dirt until I looked like a coal miner and never scared of doing what needs to be done. My work areas tend to disorganised and when left alone the clutter tends to grow. I'm not the best at keeping everything in it's proper place especially when I'm using it. I live with a neat freak so other than my painting table in the basement I put things away. She spends more time cleaning and organising than doing anything else. For me that is definitely a lower priority. I focus on getting the job done and then clean up sometime.

 

30 minutes ago, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

 

The Apocalypse is upon us!! What happened? How do you survive? What is your special "niche"?

 

I'm playing Shadowrun videogames now so I'll go with what happened in it or Rifts. Magical energies return with a bang bringing many mythological critters along with it. Civilization is nearly destroyed as humans try to adjust to the newcomers wanting their piece of our world. I'm located far from the main focal points and large cities that attract creatures looking for snacks. I'm able to survive the initial disruptions because I'm a jack of all trades that is used to dealing with any problems by themselves. I'm surrounded by other people who are relatively well armed and as capable as myself. We have the knowledge to keep our vehicles running for some time without new parts, hunt and grow food. We're not a large enough group to attract much attention and capable enough to put down the few wanderers that try to mess with us.

 

My personal niche is militia captain because of my hobbies of military history, paintball and self defense. Lacking any professionals for the position I'm in the group of the best of the bad choices to organise the defenses. The biggest challenge is that nothing here is easily defendable. We lived on scattered farms miles from our neighbours and in small, sprawling villages. We have no heavy weapons capable of handling the big monsters so we try to use distraction to keep them away from the remaining towns where people have congregated. We only have enough people and resources to fortify a few places and rely on highly mobile patrols and scouts for warning. As our survival depends on scrounging and working away from the towns speed and mobility are important. Standard tactic is everybody is armed and every work party has dedicated guards. If anything too powerful is encountered the guards try to lead them away from the workers/gatherers while they avoid pursuit and head for the nearest safe place.

 

Our area has wood, coal and oil which we are struggling to maintain the pumps. When able we take caravans to the nearest surviving cities to trade our crude oil, food and scraps for other materials that we can't produce ourselves. The biggest problem is a lack of refining for the crude oil but so far convoys of trucks have been able to keep us somewhat supplied. It's a tough life but at the moment we're doing better than many.

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1 hour ago, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

 

The Apocalypse is upon us!! What happened? How do you survive? What is your special "niche"?

They are having hearings on that now.  No "niche", I am the MoAT.  I have a degree in Physics, was a varsity fencer, know martial arts, computers, electrical repair, auto repair, and am a packrat of all parts.  (for those that can't figure out MoAT it is the ETLA for Master of All Trades , ETLA is extended Three Letter Acronym)  I am not really a MoAT though, I do not fire weapons of Range very well.  I have the yips firing rifles.  When I was a teen, whenever I would start to fire the rifle, someone would pluck a hair from the back of my leg.

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7 hours ago, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

 

The Apocalypse is upon us!! What happened? How do you survive? What is your special "niche"?

Always carry an Apocalypse Preparation Kit. Just to be clear, you're not preparing for one in case it happens, it's for making an apocalypse happen on your own terms. Plan it so that you become the stern but benevolent ruler in the aftermath.

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8 hours ago, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

 

The Apocalypse is upon us!! What happened? How do you survive? What is your special "niche"?

I am the guy in the background who keeps the guns loaded and running for the others!

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11 hours ago, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

 

The Apocalypse is upon us!! What happened? How do you survive? What is your special "niche"?

 

(note: when I posted this, I was unaware of what happened in the USA this morning, just to be clear.)

The same way you are most likely to survive any disaster, knowing your neighbors, knowing what you have and being ready to pool resources to deal with things you are unlikely to live through alone. 

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20 hours ago, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

 

The Apocalypse is upon us!! What happened? How do you survive? What is your special "niche"?

 

(note: when I posted this, I was unaware of what happened in the USA this morning, just to be clear.)

 

Given the current World Events and my view on the three World Leaders at this time my answer would be too political.

 

 

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On 6/22/2022 at 10:11 AM, haldir said:

June 22nd QotD:

 

What's a great book you've read recently?

 

I haven't read any books recently.  I've been reading some manhwa, but none of them are something I would consider great.

 

On 6/23/2022 at 9:30 AM, haldir said:

June 23rd QotD:

 

Are you a clean or messy person?

 

If it's dirty I clean it up but I like a little clutter. 

 

20 hours ago, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

 

The Apocalypse is upon us!! What happened? How do you survive? What is your special "niche"?

 

By virtue of location I (and my neighbors) would have pretty good chance of surviving round 1 of whatever it is.  There is a third strike target about 40 minutes away, but by then the whole northern hemisphere would be radioactive anyway, there are slightly too many houses around to make for a good secret alien invasion location but the population density is low enough that infectious diseases have a harder time spreading, 800 ft above sea level, no fault lines anywhere close, etc.

 

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On 6/24/2022 at 9:14 AM, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

 

The Apocalypse is upon us!! What happened? How do you survive? What is your special "niche"?

 

(note: when I posted this, I was unaware of what happened in the USA this morning, just to be clear.)

 

I live under a rock, I would have no idea what happened. I would abandon the house, it's too close to the highway to be defendable anyway, and walk through the fields with my pets for a day to my parent's farm. Being food hoarders of a tremendous skill, we would never run out. I would ride the range on horseback, collecting dogs for my attack pack and wielding spears and firearms in a cowboy hat and slicker as a crusader, protecting pilgrims on their way to Zion. My niche is in agriculture, I've spent most of my life around livestock and gardens. 

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On 6/24/2022 at 11:14 AM, haldir said:

June 24th - 26th QotD:

 

The Apocalypse is upon us!! What happened? How do you survive? What is your special "niche"?

 

(note: when I posted this, I was unaware of what happened in the USA this morning, just to be clear.)

 

On 6/25/2022 at 7:22 AM, Glitterwolf said:

 

Given the current World Events and my view on the three World Leaders at this time my answer would be too political.

 

 

 

That about sums it up for me as well, although I come up with a lot more than three people.

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