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The Rusty Ruins
« on: May 01, 2012, 06:04:38 AM »

So, quick question to the random peoples out here; anyone else, after reading Bogus to Bubbly, think that the Rusty Ruins are the remains of Seattle? I mean, the picture they have in there has what's porbably the Space Needle, and its in the right place...
Just wondering if I'm on to something or I'm going the way of Zane here.
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Re: The Rusty Ruins
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 07:19:47 AM »

I think Scott mentioned at some point that it was Seattle. It would also make sense geographically. The other alternative is Salk Lake City, but I'm pretty sure it was Seattle.
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Re: The Rusty Ruins
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 09:16:22 AM »

It can't be Salt Lake City. It's too far south. There's a week-plus trip between Tally's City and Deigo (aka San Diego, AKA California). Also, they cross Death Valley on the way. Salt Lake City is near Death Valley.
So, I'm going with Seattle. Wonder why he chose it...
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Re: The Rusty Ruins
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 10:39:41 AM »

Maybe because of how it's an urban city in a fairly rural state? Also it's on the pacific coast, so the connection to Tokyo later makes sense.
It can't be Salt Lake City. It's too far south. There's a week-plus trip between Tally's City and Deigo (aka San Diego, AKA California). Also, they cross Death Valley on the way. Salt Lake City is near Death Valley.
So, I'm going with Seattle. Wonder why he chose it...
It depends how fast hoverboarding is. Although someone told me Diego is in Mexico, even though it sounds like it should be San Diego. I'm not sure if that's canon or not though, probably not :P
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Re: The Rusty Ruins
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 11:13:49 AM »

That's true. Don't I know it. And maybe he actually did some reasearch and found we'd be likely to survive the Oil Bug.
PRetty sure Diego is San Deigo. If nothing else, the culture is right.
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Re: The Rusty Ruins
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 11:44:25 AM »

True, I must not have thought of that. And the ethnic breakdown.
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Re: The Rusty Ruins
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 11:48:30 AM »

Yeah. Or what can be found through all the crazy surge they do.
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Re: The Rusty Ruins
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 11:52:48 AM »

And lack thereof, there were a lot of people who chose to stay ugly.
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Re: The Rusty Ruins
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 11:54:35 AM »

Good point. Which is actually ironic, considering how big plastic surgery is in California.
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Re: The Rusty Ruins
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 12:05:20 PM »

Haha xD But in that society, staying ugly is unusual enough that it would have a similar effect of innovation.
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Re: The Rusty Ruins
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 01:20:02 PM »

My thoughts exactly.
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