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Luceti Mods ([personal profile] lucetimods) wrote in [community profile] lucetilogs2012-02-22 08:24 am

Brrr, it's freezing!

Who: Anyone around the village
What: Freezing rain!
When: The 22nd and the 23rd
Where: All around the village
Summary: The weather takes a turn for the worse as freezing rain comes down across the village. Don't slip and fall!
Rating: F for freezing

Rain begins falling early morning on the 22nd. By 9 AM, there's a good layer of ice as it continues to rain on and off throughout the next two days, sometimes drizzling, sometimes coming down hard for a few minutes. By the evening of the 23rd, it stops raining. Ice buildup is between one and two inches (2.54 cm to 5.08 cm), enough to put some strain on trees, break some branches, and even knock out electricity in some areas despite the lack of any visible powerlines.

((Have at it! Also if you want to use this thread for any post-storm clean up - melting ice, clearing away fallen branches, patching things up - go for it!))
broji: (crash landing; dazed)

Around your town, crashing the party...

[personal profile] broji 2012-02-22 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ginji's on his way to the smithy, arms filled with books on electricity that he's returning as well as a paper bag lunch. It takes him a while to notice the current form of precipitation is different from either snow or rain. His first thought is "hail", but this isn't like that either. Whatever it is coats the grass and the tree branches, making them look like glass.]

[It covers the ground, making it slick, treacherous, and absolutely killing any traction his boots would otherwise provide him with.]

[And so it is that Ginji's attempts at being prompt backfire. Within steps his legs inevitably fly out from under him and he goes slipping, sliding, and careening into the nearest object.]

WHAM! Down he goes!.]

[The books, meanwhile, skate a few feet across the ice-coated square before coming to a stop.]

Edited 2012-02-22 21:21 (UTC)
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[personal profile] goldenglasses 2012-02-26 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm, I give that fall about an eight for presentation and the flying of books. [Don't mind another guy who won't admit he just picked himself off the ground. Vash leans down and picks up one of the books that just went flying.]

Might not be the best day for a trip to the library, your books are going to get wet.
broji: (ouch!)

[personal profile] broji 2012-02-27 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
[Ginji slowly lifts his head to look up at the judge, then glances across the way at the scattered books.]

Oh. Thank you. I think I'd rather not try that one again, though. Not without planning it out first...

[With an effort, Ginji begins pulling himself back up to his knees from where he crashed into the ground. Fortunately, nothing seems broken. He thinks he'll probably have some nice bruises to match his wings and jacket, though.]

And actually, those belong to Sokka. I was on my way to the smithy, but I didn't realize how bad the conditions were before I left.
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[personal profile] goldenglasses 2012-02-27 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, Sokka, huh? Normally when I see someone with so many books they got them from the library. [Vash leans down and picks up another one.] This rain sure is something! A lot colder out than I thought it'd be without snowing!
broji: (a change of direction)

[personal profile] broji 2012-02-27 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
That'd be my first thought, too, but not this time.

[Ginji reaches out to grab the book nearest him (fortunately it doesn't seem to be too badly damaged) and slowly pulls himself back up to his feet. He's sore, but, he's experienced way worse than this.]

Yes, you're right. I thought it was raining at first, but I'm pretty sure it's frozen solid before it even touches the ground. Is there a name for something like that?

[He bends carefully to retrieve another book.] Not hail...
goldenglasses: Maker on LJ (brb - loling)

[personal profile] goldenglasses 2012-02-29 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
[Vash gives a shy, amused shrug.] I'm afraid that I'm the wrong person to be asking something like that. I have no idea.
broji: (a change of direction)

[personal profile] broji 2012-03-05 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
It's okay. In that case, we can both not know together.

[He's retrieved a few more books by now, as well as his lunch bag - complete with sandwich that is probably a little flatter than usual. Oh well.]

Or we could make a name up for it, but I get the feeling an actual trip to the library would answer that question.

[Ginji gathers his pile of books into a stack and turns towards Vash.] Either way, you seem to be handling it pretty well. Any advice?
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[personal profile] goldenglasses 2012-03-05 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Try not to slip? I actually haven't managed that part as much as I'd like. As you also seem to need to keep moving or you'll get covered in ice!
broji: (a change of direction)

[personal profile] broji 2012-03-06 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ginji nods.] Then it might be better if we got out of the rain. I wouldn't want you to get frozen to the spot on my account.

[He's not sure if that's even possible, but you know.]
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[personal profile] goldenglasses 2012-03-08 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I already got my hair frozen once today, probably shouldn't do it twice! Come on! Let's go! [Vash turns to go, and immediately falls over.] WHHAAA!
broji: (ah sorry!)

[personal profile] broji 2012-03-08 03:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, you're probably right. [Is that how he got it to stand stright up like that? Oh! Uh-oh!!]

H-hey! Are you okay?! [Ginji hurriedly turns to offer the guy a hand, but his foot slips and down he goes again. WHAM!! Fortunately he manages to hold onto the books this time - but it also means he hits the ground harder. So what was that, a seven for timing?]

...That wasn't supposed to happen.
goldenglasses: Maker on LJ (y u do dis?)

[personal profile] goldenglasses 2012-03-08 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe this stuff isn't as neat and interesting as I first thought it was. Are you alright there, brother?
broji: (a change of direction)

[personal profile] broji 2012-03-09 05:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I wouldn't say that. It only means that the rain's neat, interesting, and hazardous.

[Ginji offers a weak smile, but he's also about ready to call it quits and wait for the frozen rain to pass.]

Oh, I'll be all right. What about you? That looked like a pretty rough landing.
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[personal profile] goldenglasses 2012-03-10 05:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I've had rougher. [Carefully Vash gets back up to his feet.] Maybe we should just give up and head for home today.
broji: (thoughtful; considering)

[personal profile] broji 2012-03-11 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
I hope you had some warning, at least.

[Ginji slowly pulls himself back up.] Mmm... That'd be the safest bet, but I really should stop by the smithy sometime today. These books might not make it all the way back to the house in one piece, and I needed to pick up some nails, too.
goldenglasses: Maker on LJ (Have you seen my eye?)

[personal profile] goldenglasses 2012-03-11 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, I'll walk with you there at least. That way if one of us breaks a leg, maybe one of us can still go for help!
broji: (calm; confident; flying ace)

[personal profile] broji 2012-03-13 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ha ha...]

Thanks. But I'm not sure it's a good idea for us to be joking about that, given the odds. Going for help isn't a problem, but I'd hate to be the one to explain what happened to my sister.

[Actually, he'd just hate to be cooped up indoors with a broken leg.]
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[personal profile] goldenglasses 2012-03-14 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I guess I see what you mean about that.

So you're sister is here with you? That must be nice to have family with you.
broji: (calm; confident; flying ace)

[personal profile] broji 2012-03-28 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
She is. [He offers a smile.] Actually, I get that a lot. It's nice most of the time, but when bad things start happening...

[He trails off, eyes darting upwards.] ...It's a miracle I have any hair left.
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[personal profile] goldenglasses 2012-03-29 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, the experiments can sometimes make it not as nice to have family and friends around.
broji: (a change of direction)

[personal profile] broji 2012-04-08 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
You're absolutely right about that. Still, it'd be awful to go around not making any friends either, so I guess it's something that all of us have to learn to deal with.

[But talking about it's kind of a downer.] By the way, I'm Ginji.
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[personal profile] goldenglasses 2012-04-08 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
My name's Vash.
broji: (calm; confident; flying ace)

[personal profile] broji 2012-04-09 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
Nice to meet you, Vash.

[Well, at least neither of them's been knocked over again. Ginji carefully gestures ahead of them towards the smithy.]

Hey. It looks like we've just about made it.