Hana of the Clan Anorexi-Lion (c00kie) wrote in catastrophes,
Hana of the Clan Anorexi-Lion
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catastrophes

First Post:Hi Everybody!

Name: Hana.
Favorite historical catastrophe:

There are far too many to list. The Tambora Eruption in 1883 is the first to come to mind though, and is a favorite, just because of the impact it had globally. But, it's just one of the long list of catastrophes/disasters.

Favorite future catastrophe: This is an easy one. The Yellowstone Eruption.

Favorite disaster movie:

Armageddon. I know it's unrealistic, but it's still funny.

Favorite disaster book:

I don't have any, but I'm looking forward to reading the recommendations of everyone here.

When did you first become interested in catastrophes/disasters?

I've always been interested in catastrophes/disasters, especially of the natural kind. Our planet is a dangerous place sometimes, which makes it beautiful. As a historian, I especially love to look at the impact these disasters have had on the course of history itself. Two semesters ago, I took a class on Natural Disasters that was probably one of the most interesting classes I've taken so far.

Have you experienced any catastrophes first-hand?

I live in Kansas City, which, while we have a tornado/storm Season, I've never actually seen a tornado up close, nor have had any damage done to my property because of it. I have dealt with severe storm damage though, and I loathe ice storms. We had our power knocked out for about a week a couple years ago because of a particularly bad ice-storm. No power, no heat, nothing. We couldn't go anywhere because it was just too risky. It's not glamourous or exciting I know, but thats all I've got.

Anything else to say?

I look forward to getting to know my fellow catastrophe lovers.
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Hi there! What did you learn about in the Natural Disasters class..? Which ones..? (Sorry if I'm being nosy lol!)
Oh,we learned lots of stuff. We started with the earth-sun-moon, went on to plate techtonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, fires, severe weather, tsunamis, floods, each chapter had a few major events that we studied. As fun as it was, it was very difficult. Like for instance, on our tests, we would have to answer an essay style question about say, what the events of the mount st. helens eruption. Details, how many died, what occured to set the event off, the time, date, etc. It was hard!

We also did astral impacts and famines,droughts, etc. I still have my notes for the class around here somewhere, underneath the mess of clothes and books.

I swear, my room could be considered a disaster.