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February 9, 2013
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I'll die out here...

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Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This damn city and my damn college campus. Due to some weird weather thing that I won't explain, we get terrible air pollution during the winter time. All the cold air and pollution gets trapped in the city and it ends up looking like Silent Hill except a shitload colder. I tried to take a deep breath outside the other day and starting coughing, I ain't even getting a cold.

Snow supposedly clears it out, and 'luckily' it happens from time to time. The problem is that the pollution builds right back up to Silent Hill status after a couple days have passed. Oh and this winter, when it snows, it fucking SNOWS. We got like two feet a week or two ago, and it just keeps coming.

What do the schools and universities do that day? Call a snow day? Hell no! Fuck that! We're used to these winters, just tough it out. Nevermind that snow is up to our knees and driving is extra, extra dangerous. Oh and nevermind that entire neighborhoods don't have power. Suck it up and go.

Fuck you guys, just call a damn snow day, wtf is wrong with you people?

Next thing you know, we get freezing rain, like a few days later. I've lived here for 24 years and I've never seen freezing rain. I couldn't even scrape that shit off my car, and I fell three times just to get to it from the front door. You think that shit was safe? Nope, slipping and sliding and fuckin' cars doing 360 degree spins on the freeway. Did anything get called off? Nope, fuck you guys, you'll go to school/work or you'll die! It's a miracle I'm still alive and haven't had an accident yet. Although I'm sure this pollution has probably lowered my life expectancy by about 15 years already.

To top all this off, my university's parking situation is horse shit. The closest parking lots are like a mile away from any building and they're for teachers only. The next closest are for students with permits, but they're always full. Why would I pay these greedy bastards over $100 for a parking spot that may or may not exist when I need it? The entire campus is also on a damn hill, so the closest I can park is at the bottom and hike my ass to the top. I don't live far from campus, but I generally have to leave my house an hour early just because it's going to take me 30-45 minutes to walk from my car to where I need to go. Maybe even longer if there's snow.

At this point, it hasn't snowed for a few days, so the snow that is left (still deep, hasn't been warm enough to melt much) is like this nasty looking black shit. I don't know how snow gets so damn nasty just laying on the ground like that. I guess it's like all the cars pushing it to the side leaving mud, street grime, asphalt... tire particles, and childrens' tears makes it that way, but now I gotta walk through it. It gets somewhat tiring caring a backpack uphill through snow and ice every day, but with the pollution it means I'm breathing in a lot more of that shit than is even remotely healthy, and my pants are dirty because the snow's soaked in shit.

Now don't give me that crap about "derr just move if you don't like it." What are you, one of those dude's on South Park who says "If you don't like 'Murica, then you can geeettt out!" It ain't that simple. There's family, friends, school, jobs, and other things that tie you to a location. After that there are some good things about living here too, like overall low crime-rate compared to larger cities, it isn't super overcrowded, cost of living is cheaper than normal, economy is better than most places in the nation, etc. So no, I'll stay here and complain, and you'll fucking listen to it.

I just wish the people in charge would do something about it like passing better regulations for climate control or allowing people to work/study at home more often on days where the air quality reaches a certain pollution level.


TL;DR: Sphincter sores, herpes, and the brown mist...







Real TL;DR: cold weather/horrible pollution, silent hill, shortening life expectancy, schools/work/govt. not letting people stay home during unsafe conditions
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Scary..
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
ikr, still wondering when a monster is going to come shambling out of the mist.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
carry a sword. D:<
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
but they're so heavy! :noes:
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Then you get killed by monsters. :saddummy:
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I can swing my backpack, it's pretty heavy too.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
wahoo! :dummy:
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SilverChromeX Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you feel that this situation violates your safety so dearly then write your congressman a letter. Get others to join you too. There's no reason you should be left in a live/die situation with that type of a snow situation. If you were to die one day like that on the roads, I would imagine that the college would not so much like the idea of a student who died who could have lived staying home. Reputation is important like that.
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
My congressman is a fuckface, and he's not going to do anything with my letter except wipe his ass with it. There was a large group of protesters outside his building just the other day wearing gas masks and stuff, demanding some type of regulation and acknowledgment. Nobody official bothered to talk to them or accept their petition, they sent some poor old lady receptionist to take the petition from them instead. They asked if they could hand it to the Governor's Environmental Adviser in person, but they just barred the doors and said "he's not seeing anyone right now."

Then it turns out the Governor himself was in Washington D.C. the day of the protest. It must be nice for him to be able to just fly out of this crappy weather, get paid for it, and not have to give a shit.

The University doesn't care either. In December, one of their Ph.D professors slipped on the ice and broke his shoulder early in the morning before most people were up there. He could barely manage to get help, had to go to the ER, and had to miss work for awhile. You'd think they'd be a little more willing to call a snow day at that point, but no. :(
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:iconcopaceticchaos:
CopaceticChaos Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Sprinkle salt everywhere.
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I don't have enough :(
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, dumb ass! How is having a dangerously high sodium level going to help anything?
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:iconcopaceticchaos:
CopaceticChaos Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, he could die and not have to deal with all the snow. Or he could make a nice picture on his campus's lawn.
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Touche, madame.
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:iconrobstrand:
RobStrand Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I come from Wisconsin. Horrible smells, cold weather working in the snow. It is nothing new to me.
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Smells aren't necessarily bad for your health though.
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:iconrobstrand:
RobStrand Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
You have never been around the smell of cabbage and papermills have you?

Personally I would get a bike Cost nothing park that.
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Cabbage, no. Papermills, yes... however I don't know that it is hazardous to your health, but it did smell terrible. I could be wrong though, maybe it is. I can't imagine any cabbage smell would cause harm to your lungs though.

A bike would work if the campus wasn't on a hill... Biking uphill is more effort than walking. :(
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:iconrobstrand:
RobStrand Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Where do you go it school of it is not so personal?
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Silent Hill.
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:iconrobstrand:
RobStrand Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Funny, you should say Silent Hill because I hail from Gatlin, Nebraska.
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
The real Silent Hill is apparently in Centralia Pennsylvania.
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theleaveshaveeyes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Down here, they'll call a snow day for a 1/2 inch of snow. :bucktooth:
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
So I've heard, don't know why we can't do that up here once in awhile for a foot or two.
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Sounds shit. I can solve one parking spot problem. Stick a bike into your car, park it and then cycle to college. Probably, not a good idea in the snow though. I wouldn't really know, since it hasn't snowed here in 3 years and it just really... rains... >.>
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Plus riding a bike uphill is pretty tough.
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Still, it's an idea. =B
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Maybe a segway... but I think those cost more than my car.
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Maybe, but they don't require tax, well, not that I know of.
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
How could they not require tax?
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Pretty sure they don't tax them here, since the only people that use them here are the cops in Dublin. :shrug:
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
In America they tax everything... :(
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:icondezenerate:
Dezenerate Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Can't really think of any helpful thoughts for this, so: :pointandlaugh:
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Then what good are ya?
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:icondezenerate:
Dezenerate Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
No more good than you, lazy fricker.
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Man fuck you, I been workin' my ass off.
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:icondezenerate:
Dezenerate Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Wrong.
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
No I have.
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:iconeldru:
eldru Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"TL;DR: Sphincter sores, herpes, and the brown mist..."

Made my day.
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Sounds like you've had a shitty day. :lol:
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:iconeldru:
eldru Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really but it was an interesting way to sum up your post even though it isn't an actual summary. :lmao:
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
word :nod:
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hippo-rim-job Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is there maybe a Taun-Taun you can cut open?
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I smell bad enough as it is.
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:iconnicholai-nii:
Nicholai-nii Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can picture is Silent Hill now. :stare:
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
What else would you have pictured?
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Trampire Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Snow is fun! What's wrong with you!!!
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:iconcorvalian:
Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Maybe, if you have money for gear and time to enjoy it. If not, you have to go about your usual day with all the cold, slippery, wet, unpleasant, dangerous conditions it creates. Plus if it doesn't melt for awhile it gets all dirty and gross.
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Trampire Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Buy a good pair of shoes and you'll be set. Unless you have to travel long distances and you don't have a car!!
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I don't think shoes will protect me from this air pollution. :(
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