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OK, it's beginning to look like freaky super storms are the new normal. We all gotta live with it… and it ain't a lick o' fun. But maybe we can change that… at least a little? It's humiliating to have your yard trashed by "Hugo" or your house buried in snow by "Candy". So my proposal is this: when cyclonic storms reach category one, they are official renamed after supervillains! That makes ya feel a TINY little better about having all your worldly belongings destroyed by wind and water… at least that's my theory.

So imagine the forecasts and headlines?! "Darth Vader is expected to roar into South Carolina in the morning and all coastal residents are urged to evacuate." "Galactus slams New York, leaving billions in damage in his wake." "Goldfinger is making a b-line up the coast and should be delivering a withering attack on New England in the next six hours."

And then the cool conversations at parties? "So did ya take much hurtin' from Lex Luther?" "FEH! For all the headlines, the Wicked Witch of the West was a total wimp…"

Humans. We're adaptable. If we gotta live with this freaky climate, we may as well try to get a (dark) chuckle out of it. Write your Congressman and urge them to act on the Arcas Storm Name Bill immediately!

And now – art for art's sake. Click the thumbnails to embark on a wondrous journey of exploration… or just to kill time 'til the chicken comes out of the oven (you omnivorous lot, you….)

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  • Watching: Homeland S1
  • Playing: with changing my name to Nancy
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Arcas, as usual you are an attune and visionary mind but it seems maybe Henry Rollins had you beat in this particular concept even if his timing was pre-climate change based: Swear Warning: NSFW for you corporate weanies playing online when you should be working! [link] "Goddamn you....motherf*cker!" haha, I'm sold with villians too.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Damn that Henry Rollins and his big muscles! He's always stealin' my thunder. The man's just an Arcas-wannabe ;p
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Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Haha, indeed!
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love the idea.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey... if you can't laugh a little at your own disasters, well....that seems pretty bleak ;)
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Any way we can get this passed?
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I wonder what board deals with this? I wonder if it's a NOAA thing? I can't imagine that it's any kind of actual "law".
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I would just want to get rid of all the "cute" storm names and name them after sinister things...like Hurricane It, Super-Storm Cujo, etc.
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Writer
The Weather Channel beat you to it. Sorry my friend.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
:shakefist:
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh, and my father explained the reason behind naming all hurricanes after women (which is how it used to be). Remember, he was head of disaster relief operations for the Red Cross in the Northeastern USA. He said:

Hurricanes are just like women. Before they arrive, your life is peaceful and quiet. When they're with you, it's confusion and chaos. When they leave, your life is a giant mess.

He was a wise man.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Ah...the good old days.

Do you remember the Onion headline after Bush was (cough) elected?

"At long last, our national nightmare of peace and prosperity is over!"

Who knew how true it would turn out to be? Does anyone even remember what a booming economy Clinton left us with?
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
That certainly is one of The Onion's most profoundly prophetic pieces. I've re-read it several times. It reminds me of my diary entry on Sept.12, 2001. I felt like I had a crystal ball, that day.
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formula78583 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it's plausible. I don't buy the whole global-warming hype, but we already have official names for hurricanes. One downside to that is that after a major hurricane, that storm's name is often stygmatized, (When was the last time you heard of someone named Beulah?). I'll wager not many girls are going to be named Katrina in the near future.

Giving the storms characters' names sounds like a lot of fun, and a little Reagan-esque (Remember Star Wars?). Lets hope that Disney doesn't get a foothold in it, or all we'll get is Disney villains (Dress warmly. Here comes Baston!).

It looks to me that, unofficialy, the non-hurricane naming trend has begun, the trick will now be to convince the meteorologists to go with this idea. Maybe we need to submit this to Joe Bastardi.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well... if it doesn't happen officially, I'll at least name 'em myself in 2013 :p
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formula78583 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool. My vote is for Sinestro or Killer Frost.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Good point- Sandy was barely more than a tropical storm at its' height; it certainly wasn't when it hit NYC. If it hadn't been for the totally coincidental convergence with an incoming snowstorm, the full moon and a high tide, it wouldn't have been much of anything, and shouldn't be considered much of anything. The Snow Hurricane of 1804 was bigger. Hell, the two hurricanes that struck NYC within a week of each other in the mid-50s, were far more powerful than Sandy- the only difference between then and now, is the 1200% increase in infrastructure along the coast.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well Sandy did get the whole "Frankenstorm" name thing. That was a step in the right direction!! ;)
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Lespion1944 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Good idea, but category 1 is a bit low for a supervillain weather event. They should be at least category 3.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Spoken like a man who's not usually on the hurricane track! ;P
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Lespion1944 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Category 1 is the lowest level of hurricane. In this part of the world we get winds that strong on a regular basis.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, but it's the combo deals: wind, rain, tidal surges. That's what gets ya.
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Lespion1944 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I wonder if you would trade that for seven months without leaves on the trees and five to six months of snow.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm only a couple of hours from the border, so that's just about what we get - no leaves from mid-Oct to 1 May. :)
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good idea , I mean , gosh golly , gee willikers when I used to think of Sandy it was Orphan Annie's dog . Good golly the mess Sandy made up here was amazing . I mean I have friends that don't have neighbors anymore cause the houses are gone . I stopped counting downed trees before I got to the end of my street because there were so many " 1.5 miles " on the way to work . Yummy dinosaur for dinner . " a chicken is a Theropod " chuckle one of my kids was wondering what a dinosaur would taste like one time and I just said " chicken " it's nice to have science back you up .
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Man, can you imagine a Thanksgiving with a T-Rex on the table?!
GOOD EATS! ;P
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine it , but I'm thinking we would be the meal .
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Emperorkalan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
You say that now, but after a couple of years it'd be down to the C-list villains: the driving winds of Paste Pot Pete, the blinding snows of Killer Moth.

On the other hand, it might be worth it to watch Al Roker try to pronounce Mxyzptlk.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wouldn't you be surprised if he handled it flawlessly?? ;)
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool idea, I like it!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm hoping it'll catch on ;)
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Taka67 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Hmm, chicken!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
*stomach grumble noises*
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