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  1. #11
    We caught the end of possibly the first rerun of this year's lantern-floating ceremony in Honolulu on TV tonight. It's a beautiful ceremony, Buddhist at it's heart, but I enjoy it, and I'm Episcopalian.

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/categor...ating-ceremony

  2. #12
    I just discovered a couple of days ago that Google Earth has worked my favorite park here in Hilo into their street views; not just the roads, but the handicapped-accessible footpaths, as well. That means some features can only be seen at a distance, most notably the tidepools and their many bridges, but there's a lot to enjoy while staying on the paths. There should be; this is suppoed to be the largest Japanese-style garden outside of Japan.

    You can thank Dave/SouthernDave for showing me how to link to Google Earth's maps and street views for this link. It should be right outside a torii (doorless gateway structure). You can explore the roads Dad and I take at least once a week, usually more, but I'd spin until I found the torii, and head straight towards it. You can actually enter thru this one, and explore the park from inside.

    https://goo.gl/maps/YUuTd7U8Pyw
    Last edited by Anne Elizabeth Baldwin; 07-21-2016 at 06:16 PM.

  3. #13
    This is in the wrong place. Sorry about that, but I suspect the right place is in a second "Game Hall" specifically for writing and research games, like that prompt game I started, as well as this and anything else which is too complex to really fit the Game Hall, but not role-playing. However, I don't know what to call it, so here's a link to a post on my blog on Blogger that I wrote the other day.

    http://aeb-anne.blogspot.com/2016/08...una-falls.html

    What it is, is an example of a family hobby, where we find legends that occur in specific places, take them back to the places, and try to fit the story to the place, and see what new stuff you might learn. Very often, a surprise pops out along the way, like exactly what you have to do to get a sick person to the healing pool at the top of the falls in that link.

    If we do get another gaming place set up, I'd probably copy the text so you could read it without clicking elsewhere, but since I'm in THIS thread, a link feels less jarring.

  4. #14
    By the way, I've been enjoying this video a lot. It's the theme song of the 2016 Rip Paralympics, where handicapped athletes compete in much the manner athletes compete in the regular Olympics.

    https://youtu.be/IocLkk3aYlk

  5. #15
    I found a video of the April Fool's Tsunami. This was not a joke. It was a real tsunami that really did hit my home town of Hilo on April 1, 1946. Both my Dad and my Aunt Marjorie have stories about encountering it, tho I only knew Dad's when I started the Tsunami story I honestly do intend to get back to some day. {smile}

    This video show real home movies of the event, and of the immediate aftermath. {smile}

    https://youtu.be/09xQ8n6GiTY

  6. #16
    I found the story my local paper, the Hawai'i Tribune Herald, ran in honor of the April Fools' Day Tsunami. It's mainly survivor stories; I think six of them. So don't worry; they're more hopeful than the video. These are from folks who lived, after all. {Smile}

    http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/...e-1946-tsunami

  7. #17
    What I was busy watching last night, and expect to be busy with tonight and tomorrow night as well: The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, the premier hula festival that takes place right in town (but you can see the dancers closer on TV than in the stadium, and without the fuss over trying to score tickets). Except since I live in Hawai'i, I can watch this on a TV station; I don't have to watch the webcast like folks elsewhere do. But the webcast does let you see it even if you don't live in Hawai'i

    http://www.k5thehometeam.com/categor...val-livestream
    Last edited by Anne Elizabeth Baldwin; 04-21-2017 at 03:00 PM.

  8. #18
    SammyV
    Gypsy
    Quote Originally Posted by Anne Elizabeth Baldwin View Post
    I found a video of the April Fool's Tsunami. This was not a joke. It was a real tsunami that really did hit my home town of Hilo on April 1, 1946. Both my Dad and my Aunt Marjorie have stories about encountering it, tho I only knew Dad's when I started the Tsunami story I honestly do intend to get back to some day. {smile}

    This video show real home movies of the event, and of the immediate aftermath. {smile}

    https://youtu.be/09xQ8n6GiTY
    That's scary. Tsunamis are devestating.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by SammyV View Post
    That's scary. Tsunamis are devestating.
    I know. My father outran that very tsunami on his bike, then helped with the cleanup afterwards.

    One of my aunts and her friend didn't have bikes, so they outran it on foot.

    My youngest aunt stayed in the car up out of danger, but remembers helping her mother, a nurse, treat some of the injured afterwards. {smile}

  10. #20
    Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans is a series of videos I just realized are a Beetles/Star Wars crossover, a combination I never expected to see. It tells most of Star Wars: A New Hope in filk set to the tunes of the songs of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club. It's... quite an experience.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...NuJiMNxs9QdthO

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