Nothing like a dream that glows in the dark, is there?
No, there really isn't... it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
Well, you know what they say: "Nuke 'em till they glow in the dark and then shoot 'em!"
I'm not a big horror movie fan so I never saw DotD (just the original, back in college). So I didn't know the bit about the nuclear power plant.
OTOH, I did see a thing a few years ago where there were serious considerations to have small household sized systems so everyone could have their own personal atomic power plant in their yard.... There was also an essay written for some SF magazine years ago (late 60s or early 70s) where the author looked at ALL factors in energy generation (including building the infrastructure and dealing with transportation as well as environmental costs) and concluded that nuclear power was the most cost efficient in the long run.
I grew up near the Indian Point Power plant (which serves NYC as well as Westchester County). And I remember the summer where a lightning strike during a freak thunderstorm knocked out one of the reactors and NYC had no power for something like 3 days -- in the middle of July.... (There was a blue glow off in the distance which was Indian Point, which I think was about 20-25 miles away; years later, I had a summer job in college and a co-worker grew up down the road (as in a couple of miles at most) from Indian Point; and SHE said that where she lived the glow wasn't blue -- it was RED....
It had been a weird bad storm (the really bad storms all come out of the Northwest in that part of the country), and I remember this HUGE and very low dark cloud going over my house. Don't remember if our power was out for as long as the city's (I grew up about 50 north of Manhattan). Just that the radio station I listened to went and set up temporary digs in the Empire State building to get back on air, and the first couple of songs they were able to play....
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth
That story is a lot scarier than DotD was.
This is true... we'll never be without our inks or bamboo pens, at any rate.
Please forgive my boldness, but I want to complement you on your handwriting... it has really improved... I no longer have any difficulty reading it... congratulations.
Easy. Like anything else after a zombie/nuclear apocalypse: using a powerful gun. 😁🔫
You and me, both, kid.
Be well all.
Edited by ParkerDuofold, 17 February 2018 - 06:48.