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  1. MelodicRose(OD)

    Weather Nerd Kait's Balloon Launch Videos

    As I posted in a status over the weekend, the Carolinas had a really fun snow event this past weekend. We typically don't see this much snow this early in the season (most of our snow comes in late January/early February), so of course the weather nerds were outside in it. But we were also outside for other reasons! I am part of a research team with my adviser of my meteorology department. During snowfall events with totals that reach a certain threshold.. or during Northwest snowfall events.. we launch weather balloons! We also make this data available to neighboring National Weather Service offices, which they use to tune their forecasts - as they are now getting live data from the storm. This is very useful data and this dataset is incredibly rare. We had some issues with our balloons: ice accumulation ended up bringing most of our balloons back down to surface (got up to about 700mb, then the ice accumulated and it started going back down to the starting pressure... woops). It was a very odd scenario, so out of 5 or 6 balloons launched, we only had viable upper-atmosphere data for 2 launches. Very sad. Regardless, launching the balloon is super fun.. being in the snow is super fun.. and getting followed by Alex Wilson from the Weather Channel was a highlight. Seeing/hearing thundersnow in Asheville was even better (and I rubbed it in Cantore's face as he was in Boone, hahahahah!). If you have any questions, pleaaaaaase ask. I'd love to answer them. If anyone knows how to download Twitter live videos.. please share knowledge. I have livestreams on there as well.. they just want to be argumentative. Some of them are a little loud, so be wary ~ They are within the vimeo links below: First Balloon Launch (that I got to see): Snow! :
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    Weather Nerd Kait's Balloon Launch Videos

    Update: @DBZ(OD) became the real MVP and sent me links that will potentially work! They've been added to the original post. Thank you DBZ 😄
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    Weather Nerd Kait's Balloon Launch Videos

    Well I am not sure what's wrong.. It says its public. So nvm i guess..
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    Weather Nerd Kait's Balloon Launch Videos

    Eugh.. I will try to fix it.
  5. I will find a way to download my videos from my personal twitter so I can post them here.. Aside from that - I'm drowning in take home finals, lack of sleep, and boredom b/c I'm out of FFXIV game time. Send prayers (jk). Goodnight ❤️

    1. Ray(OD)


      BOOM chaka laka laka laka laka

  6. I am going to make an attempt to stream my weather balloon launches tomorrow! I know for sure I will be on Facebook Live and Twitter.. but if you are curious what I do as part of my research - please tune in tomorrow ❤️ I'll post all my links here.

    1. Purplez(OD)


      I would love to watch your weather balloon launches!

  7. After a whole lot of stress.. My plane tickets to Michigan are purchased ❤️ .. And half my finals were cancelled due to the snow storm

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    2. Terra


      Haha! Your finals for your college course on weather study was canceled due to weather! I don't care what you say, that's god damn classic.

    3. Ray(OD)


      damit terra

    4. Purplez(OD)


      Whether your weather the weather, hopefully your holidays will be smooth sailing 🙂

  8. I will get off your lawn for only this one day. Happy birthday 🙂

  9. The way things are being handled is kind of demotivating.. feel free to call me whiney again for saying that.

    1. Sassy


      ❤️ ❤️ don’t be sad kait ❤️ ❤️

      you whinny I don’t think so hunnie let others say that we know the real kait they obviously do not ❤️

  10. MelodicRose(OD)

    New Guild Emblem Suggestions

    Not in the division, but the blue is nice and simple. Just the letters are fine, anything else would be too small to see.
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    Just for fun

    Kaitlyn is bringing key lime pie and kebabs!
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    Thankful Times Contest, Clan Wide!

    Overall, I am thankful for my family and the unending amount of love they give to me, even when I'm two hours away and have basically been MIA for the past 3 months due to school. I am thankful for being able to even attempt to further my education, I'm a first generation college student,.. and I will be thankful when I get that diploma in my hands after all this chaos. I am thankful for the time I have spent in OD, though it has been diminishing quickly as of late for many reasons - OD will always have a special place in my heart and I will always be grateful that I met a lot of you. I am thankful for making it to 22, wew! I'm thankful to gaming in general for plopping a great set of friends from my home state into my life, ultimately blossoming a beautiful relationship with someone, that is already shaping my future after school. *hm* I have too many things that I am thankful for. It's taken me a very long time to reach a point in my life where I am happy with where I am and where I came from, so I think about this stuff a lot 🙂 The last few years have been a mess for me and I'm blessed to have been surrounded by people who have held me up when I wanted to give up completely. *end sappy Kaitlyn* P.S., @Purplez(OD) your picture seems to be slightly broken..
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    Thankful Times Contest, Clan Wide!

    Are there prizes outside of JSP for everyone else who does not play diablo2 (I have never seen another division other than yall use JSP, so curious how this will work clanwide outside of D2).
  14. Disappointed.

    1. Sassy
    2. Terra


      I see your Disappointed, and raise you a Gleeful Cheerfulness.

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    FFXIV Fanfest Updates!

    Hey all, it's been a while hasn't it? I figured it would be a good idea to bring up some of the really exciting new content that was announced at fanfest. I'm pumped! There will be a new expansion in the upcoming year, specifically releasing Summer of 2019. This expansion is to titled Shadowbringers. They are also releasing a new class, Blue Mage, ahead of the release of Shadowbringers, in patch 4.5. Level cap will be raised to 80 with the expansion and there was even word of a new playable race, though not specified. Get hype folks 😉 Link to a generalized overview, including both the Shadowbringers trailer and the Blue Mage class reveal (it looks awesome and I'm so ready for this class): https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-xivs-next-expansion-is-shadowbringers-1830496316
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    Show me your gaming setup

    Where is @CompFreak(OD).. XD *summons comp*
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    Sort of but not really resignation?

    I don't even see a post by Dreg on that post xD? Are we talking about the same person? I'm referencing the maker of the thread: http://prntscr.com/liym9r
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    Sort of but not really resignation?

    Interesting.. His profile says october 11th
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    Sort of but not really resignation?

    I would just like to point out that this thread was in September.. and that the last time this user visited forums was mid-October...
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    Stan Lee died

    *casually curled into a ball in bed* *why on my birthday* *what kind of bad luck is this* *why the great marvel man of all people*
  21. RIP Stan Lee ;(..

  22. MelodicRose(OD)

    Destiny 2 is Currently Free!

    I was unsure if anyone had seen this or if there were people still interested in Destiny 2, so I figured I'd make a little post here. Destiny 2 (PC version) is currently free on battle.net for people who do not own the game yet. This is the base game without any of the DLC/Expansion-y things. The game is only "free to claim" from Nov. 2-18, 2018.. so if you want it, now is the time to grab it. When you log into the battle.net launcher, it'll show up in your gifts in the top right. I tried it, it worked, so I'm assuming it'll work for all of you 🙂 Link to article for proof: https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/22649418/destiny-2-pc-free-on-battle-net-through-november-18
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    Selfies time !

    The swag in those glasses thoughhhh.
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    Destiny 2 is Currently Free!

    Likely not - both times the Destiny 2 division has made an attempt of life, it has died. I don't intend on purchasing more DLC packs when I did that for FFXIV. That and I don't particularly want to fail at leading another division..