Spoiler alert: This is another one of those “a KoopaTV staffer might be dead/dying” articles that we get on a disturbingly regular basis. (See the footer of this article for a list of all the ones I can remember.)
Have you noticed that KoopaTV staff member RawkHawk2010 has been a lot more prolific lately? He published three articles in the span of one calendar week at the end of August. (Read his takes on that solar eclipse, turtles in Dragon Ball, and Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle that ended up being a top five recommended article in August) ...There's also a lot of stuff from him that are sitting as drafts.
As a reward (and to get him out of the way so I can take control of my own site's publishing schedule), we sent Rawk on a leisurely vacation to Florida! I mean, after all of that stress dealing with natural disasters with our KoopaTV office in Sierra Leone, a vacation in the tropical paradise of Florida is just the incentive a KoopaTV staffer should want!
|“The skies are so blue, but with your vote, we'll fill the map with red!” |
- Bravura Blaze on Alabama.
(But it clearly applies to Florida's skies as well.)
Look! There's a bunch of doves perching on a power line. Rawk wants to perch with his fellow avians as well, basking in the beautiful, perfect skies in Florida.
...But, wait, why are the birds all perching on a power line? Apparently, they detect some kind of... trouble. Like a hurricane?
There's a massive hurricane heading for Florida named Irma (as opposed to Hurricane Ike or... Ivanka) that promises to destroy the entire state of Florida. Whether or not we can trust Irma to keep its promise is up for debate, BUT... Rawk is probably in danger.
Kamek, being a pretty good prognosticator and worldly fellow, warned Rawk that this hurricane would be coming ahead of time and to not take his vacation. Rawk demanded that he take his vacation because he knew that KoopaTV wouldn't get refunds on his plane ticket or reschedule his vacation for another time. And so, Rawk went to Florida for vacation, knowing full well that Irma would also be taking a vacation to Florida at the same time.
Maybe Rawk is secretly dating Irma or something, and that's why he wants to see Irma. I don't think it's a coincidence that they're both converging to Florida at the same time. Back in the wrestling world, Rawk's old nickname was “The Feral Nuclear Reactor”. Irma's nickname is “The Nuclear Hurricane.” CLEARLY, THEY HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON.
Rawk has a very real chance of getting killed if his romantic skills aren't good enough. And, believe me, they're not. You think Irma is going to let Rawk just go home after being a crappy date? No way. He's not going to pay for her dinner with money (which he doesn't have as an unpaid KoopaTV staffer), but with his LIFE.
Meanwhile, some corporations may get pay-outs from Irma. I'm convinced that Nintendo is having a theme park built in Orlando (which will be affected by Irma and many hurricanes to come) to get some kind of insurance money. I don't really understand why anyone would build ANYTHING (much less live) in a perpetual hurricane zone. Plus, there's a high cost of living.
The only benefit I can see is that Florida is one of the only states in the country that Nintendo cares about and will have events in.
We urge any readers (and staff members) in Florida to evacuate. ...That said, if you're trying to evacuate, know that the roads are completely clogged up and at a stand-still. Also know that Florida apparently has a tendency to have random gunmen shoot you while you're in your car. Just another reason not to go to Florida to begin with, and certainly a good reason not to be stuck in traffic at the mercy of every whacko gunman in Florida. (Sorry, gunperson.)
I'd say vote for Team Plane over Team Car, but the airports are shut down now, too. I guess innately being able to fly would help yourself evacuate! While Rawk may be a bird... he cannot fly.
Rest in peace, RawkHawk2010.
If you think that Ludwig should go on a vacation for all of the hard work that he puts into KoopaTV every day, let him know in the comments section below. Alternatively, if KoopaTV's standards for granting vacations seem too low to you, your input would be valued for that.
In May 2017, KoopaTV was concerned that staffer Vortexica may have been killed in the Manchester terrorist attack.
In April 2016, KoopaTV was on a hiatus due to the Royal Koopa Family getting Zika.
By May 2015, one of KoopaTV's staffers actually had been killed by ISIS and never seen ever again.
At the end of October 2014, the whole KoopaTV staff was quarantined due to possibly getting Ebola.