History UsefulNotes / Seattle

13th Mar '16 11:47:03 AM JustinCognito
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* ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent'' also uses Seattle as a sample setting, as all the tech firms provide good cover for [[DeusEstMachina the God-Machine]]. There's also a good glimpse of the city's history... seeing as the God-Machine performed an experiment that created splinter timelines set at various points.



-->'''Brain''': No, that was just a yellowish cloud.

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-->'''Brain''': No, that was just a yellowish cloud.
6th Feb '16 1:34:20 AM Dimas28
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* The second book of ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' features the appropriately cold Seattle. The heroes visit the Amazon HQ, run by the [[{{Pun}} actual Amazons]].
* ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'': Walt is from Seattle, where he lives with his mother.
21st Jan '16 2:27:20 PM Allronix
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Until the 2014 [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Seahawks]] team and their "12th Man" fan-brigade finally broke the drought, the city trailed only UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} in being the ButtMonkey of the US sports world due to its spotty track record in regards to major league sports. (Four championships in the entire city's modern history[[note]]the Seahawks, two by the women's basketball team, the Seattle Storm, and one by the NBA team that moved. The University of Washington Football team won between two and four national titles, depending on how one reckons such things. Back in the day, the Rainiers baseball team won a few Pacific Coast League pennants. Even further back, the long-defunct Seattle Metropolitans won the Stanley Cup in 1917[[/note]].) In recent years, the situation had been particularly grim, with even the once-powerful University of Washington Huskies NCAA football team [[SeasonalRot having the worst single season record in history]] and the Seattle [=SuperSonics=] NBA team being spirited away to ''Oklahoma City''. Not helping matters is the fact that the city is famous for coffee, computers, grunge music, liberal politics[[note]]three Socialist newspapers are based here, and a race between a liberal Democrat career politician and a Socialist economics professor in the 2013 elections ended with the Socialist winning by a 1100-vote margin, becoming the first Socialist elected to American public office in a century. This in contrast with America's [[CommieNazis usual attitude]] [[RedScare toward anything]] [[DirtyCommies resembling Socialism]][[/note]], and rain[[note]]Frankly, though, the rain isn't much worse in the city itself than it is on most the Eastern seaboard on average (the Eastside, being farther from the rain shadow of the Olympics and closer to the Cascades, actually gets more); the Olympic Peninsula (west of Seattle), on the other hand, is part of the wettest region in the continental United States (which stretches down from the peninsula to the northern part of the Oregon coast). It's the only area (outside of AK and HI) where yearly precipitation totals >100 inches (2,540 mm)[[/note]], which are decidedly at odds with the interests of the typical sports fan. The sports fans who ''do'' call the area home responded to the aforementioned pirating of their NBA franchise by latching onto Seattle Sounders FC of the [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer MLS]], and making it one of the few teams in the league to regularly sell out the stadium. [=CenturyLink=] Field (formerly Qwest Field), the home stadium to the Sounders and Seahawks, was from 2007 to 2010 true to the city's rebellious spirit by being the only stadium in the NFL to serve neither Pepsi ''nor'' Coca-Cola beverages on its grounds, [[TakeAThirdOption having instead]] awarded its concession to the locally-based Jones Soda Company. The rights have since been granted to Coca-Cola, which definitely makes going to Sounders games a lot less fun.

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Until the 2014 [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Seahawks]] team and their "12th Man" fan-brigade finally broke the drought, the city trailed only UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} in being the ButtMonkey of the US sports world due to its spotty track record in regards to major league sports. (Four championships in the entire city's modern history[[note]]the Seahawks, two by the women's basketball team, the Seattle Storm, and one by the NBA team that moved. The University of Washington Football team won between two and four national titles, depending on how one reckons such things. Back in the day, the Rainiers baseball team won a few Pacific Coast League pennants. Even further back, the long-defunct Seattle Metropolitans won the Stanley Cup in 1917[[/note]].) In recent years, the situation had been particularly grim, with even the once-powerful University of Washington Huskies NCAA football team [[SeasonalRot having the worst single season record in history]] and the Seattle [=SuperSonics=] NBA team being spirited away to ''Oklahoma City''. Not helping matters is the fact that the city is famous for coffee, computers, grunge music, liberal politics[[note]]three politics[[note]]The WTO mess of 1999 is still a contentious matter, three Socialist newspapers are based here, and a race between a liberal Democrat career politician and a Socialist economics professor in the 2013 elections ended with the Socialist winning by a 1100-vote margin, becoming the first Socialist elected to American public office in a century.century. She was re-elected two years later by a more comfortable margin. This in contrast with America's [[CommieNazis usual attitude]] [[RedScare toward anything]] [[DirtyCommies resembling Socialism]][[/note]], and rain[[note]]Frankly, though, the rain isn't much worse in the city itself than it is on most the Eastern seaboard on average (the Eastside, being farther from the rain shadow of the Olympics and closer to the Cascades, actually gets more); the Olympic Peninsula (west of Seattle), on the other hand, is part of the wettest region in the continental United States (which stretches down from the peninsula to the northern part of the Oregon coast). It's the only area (outside of AK and HI) where yearly precipitation totals >100 inches (2,540 mm)[[/note]], which are decidedly at odds with the interests of the typical sports fan. The sports fans who ''do'' call the area home responded to the aforementioned pirating of their NBA franchise by latching onto Seattle Sounders FC of the [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer MLS]], and making it one of the few teams in the league to regularly sell out the stadium. [=CenturyLink=] Field (formerly Qwest Field), the home stadium to the Sounders and Seahawks, was from 2007 to 2010 true to the city's rebellious spirit by being the only stadium in the NFL to serve neither Pepsi ''nor'' Coca-Cola beverages on its grounds, [[TakeAThirdOption having instead]] awarded its concession to the locally-based Jones Soda Company. The rights have since been granted to Coca-Cola, which definitely makes going to Sounders games a lot less fun.
20th Dec '15 9:23:41 PM Geoduck
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Until the 2014 [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Seahawks]] team and their "12th Man" fan-brigade finally broke the drought, the city beat only UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} as the ButtMonkey of the US sports world due to its spotty track record in regards to major league sports. (Four championships in the entire city's modern history[[note]]the Seahawks, two by the women's basketball team, the Seattle Storm, and one by the NBA team that moved. The University of Washington Football team won between two and four national titles, depending on how one reckons such things. Back in the day, the Rainiers baseball team won a few Pacific Coast League pennants. Even further back, the long-defunct Seattle Metropolitans won the Stanley Cup in 1917[[/note]].) In recent years, the situation had been particularly grim, with even the once-powerful University of Washington Huskies NCAA football team [[SeasonalRot having the worst single season record in history]] and the Seattle [=SuperSonics=] NBA team being spirited away to ''Oklahoma City''. Not helping matters is the fact that the city is famous for coffee, computers, grunge music, liberal politics[[note]]three Socialist newspapers are based here, and a race between a liberal Democrat career politician and a Socialist economics professor in the 2013 elections ended with the Socialist winning by a 1100-vote margin, becoming the first Socialist elected to American public office in a century. This in contrast with America's [[CommieNazis usual attitude]] [[RedScare toward anything]] [[DirtyCommies resembling Socialism]][[/note]], and rain[[note]]Frankly, though, the rain isn't much worse in the city itself than it is on most the Eastern seaboard on average (the Eastside, being farther from the rain shadow of the Olympics and closer to the Cascades, actually gets more); the Olympic Peninsula (west of Seattle), on the other hand, is part of the wettest region in the continental United States (which stretches down from the peninsula to the northern part of the Oregon coast). It's the only area (outside of AK and HI) where yearly precipitation totals >100 inches (2,540 mm)[[/note]], which are decidedly at odds with the interests of the typical sports fan. The sports fans who ''do'' call the area home responded to the aforementioned pirating of their NBA franchise by latching onto Seattle Sounders FC of the [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer MLS]], and making it one of the few teams in the league to regularly sell out the stadium. [=CenturyLink=] Field (formerly Qwest Field), the home stadium to the Sounders and Seahawks, was from 2007 to 2010 true to the city's rebellious spirit by being the only stadium in the NFL to serve neither Pepsi ''nor'' Coca-Cola beverages on its grounds, [[TakeAThirdOption having instead]] awarded its concession to the locally-based Jones Soda Company. The rights have since been granted to Coca-Cola, which definitely makes going to Sounders games a lot less fun.

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Until the 2014 [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Seahawks]] team and their "12th Man" fan-brigade finally broke the drought, the city beat trailed only UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} as in being the ButtMonkey of the US sports world due to its spotty track record in regards to major league sports. (Four championships in the entire city's modern history[[note]]the Seahawks, two by the women's basketball team, the Seattle Storm, and one by the NBA team that moved. The University of Washington Football team won between two and four national titles, depending on how one reckons such things. Back in the day, the Rainiers baseball team won a few Pacific Coast League pennants. Even further back, the long-defunct Seattle Metropolitans won the Stanley Cup in 1917[[/note]].) In recent years, the situation had been particularly grim, with even the once-powerful University of Washington Huskies NCAA football team [[SeasonalRot having the worst single season record in history]] and the Seattle [=SuperSonics=] NBA team being spirited away to ''Oklahoma City''. Not helping matters is the fact that the city is famous for coffee, computers, grunge music, liberal politics[[note]]three Socialist newspapers are based here, and a race between a liberal Democrat career politician and a Socialist economics professor in the 2013 elections ended with the Socialist winning by a 1100-vote margin, becoming the first Socialist elected to American public office in a century. This in contrast with America's [[CommieNazis usual attitude]] [[RedScare toward anything]] [[DirtyCommies resembling Socialism]][[/note]], and rain[[note]]Frankly, though, the rain isn't much worse in the city itself than it is on most the Eastern seaboard on average (the Eastside, being farther from the rain shadow of the Olympics and closer to the Cascades, actually gets more); the Olympic Peninsula (west of Seattle), on the other hand, is part of the wettest region in the continental United States (which stretches down from the peninsula to the northern part of the Oregon coast). It's the only area (outside of AK and HI) where yearly precipitation totals >100 inches (2,540 mm)[[/note]], which are decidedly at odds with the interests of the typical sports fan. The sports fans who ''do'' call the area home responded to the aforementioned pirating of their NBA franchise by latching onto Seattle Sounders FC of the [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer MLS]], and making it one of the few teams in the league to regularly sell out the stadium. [=CenturyLink=] Field (formerly Qwest Field), the home stadium to the Sounders and Seahawks, was from 2007 to 2010 true to the city's rebellious spirit by being the only stadium in the NFL to serve neither Pepsi ''nor'' Coca-Cola beverages on its grounds, [[TakeAThirdOption having instead]] awarded its concession to the locally-based Jones Soda Company. The rights have since been granted to Coca-Cola, which definitely makes going to Sounders games a lot less fun.
15th Dec '15 12:43:45 AM pratchettgaiman
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* ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' is supposedly set in Seattle (the opening shots show the Space Needle), but was actually filmed mostly in nearby Tacoma.

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* ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' is supposedly set in Seattle (the opening shots show the Space Needle), but was actually filmed mostly in nearby Tacoma.Tacoma, most notably at the aforementioned castle-like Stadium High School.
15th Dec '15 12:42:16 AM pratchettgaiman
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About half an hour to the south is the city of Tacoma (the "Tac" in [=SeaTac=], which is a geographic area as well as the nickname for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). It used to be a fairly industrial town, infamous for the horrible "Tacoma Aroma" produced by the city's paper mills, but has undergone revitalization in recent years due to increased port traffic, various downtown renewal projects, and an influx of consumer dollars from troops stationed at the burgeoning Joint Base Lewis-[=McChord=], an Army/Air Force facility just to its south. Even the former site of the ASARCO smelting plant is being turned into luxury housing (why anyone would want to live over a former toxic waste site is another question). Its most famous son is arguably the one-eyed glass artist Dale Chihuly, whose works are all over the city (from Seattle's Benaroya Hall to one of the [=McDonalds=]). Unlike Seattle, Tacoma hosts no major league teams of its own, though the Mariners' triple-A affiliate (the Tacoma Rainiers) is regionally popular, and the Tacoma Dome (in addition to being an occasional Wrestling/{{WWE}} venue) has occasionally hosted Seattle's teams while their home venues were being renovated. Its other famous piece of architecture is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadium_High_School Stadium High School]], most famous for being where Film/10ThingsIHateAboutYou was shot, and for looking like a castle. About 10 miles southeast of Tacoma is the smaller city of Puyallup, a local shibboleth (in case you're curious, the correct pronunciation is something like "Pew-AL-up."

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About half an hour to the south is the city of Tacoma (the "Tac" in [=SeaTac=], which is a geographic area as well as the nickname for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). It used to be a fairly industrial town, infamous for the horrible "Tacoma Aroma" produced by the city's paper mills, but has undergone revitalization in recent years due to increased port traffic, various downtown renewal projects, and an influx of consumer dollars from troops stationed at the burgeoning Joint Base Lewis-[=McChord=], an Army/Air Force facility just to its south. Even the former site of the ASARCO smelting plant is being turned into luxury housing (why anyone would want to live over a former toxic waste site is another question). Its most famous son is arguably the one-eyed glass artist Dale Chihuly, whose works are all over the city (from Seattle's Benaroya Hall to one of the [=McDonalds=]). Unlike Seattle, Tacoma hosts no major league teams of its own, though the Mariners' triple-A affiliate (the Tacoma Rainiers) is regionally popular, and the Tacoma Dome (in addition to being an occasional Wrestling/{{WWE}} venue) has occasionally hosted Seattle's teams while their home venues were being renovated. Its other famous piece of architecture is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadium_High_School Stadium High School]], most famous for being where Film/10ThingsIHateAboutYou Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou was shot, and for looking like a castle. About 10 miles southeast of Tacoma is the smaller city of Puyallup, a local shibboleth (in case you're curious, the correct pronunciation is something like "Pew-AL-up."
15th Dec '15 12:41:25 AM pratchettgaiman
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About half an hour to the south is the city of Tacoma (the "Tac" in [=SeaTac=], which is a geographic area as well as the nickname for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). It used to be a fairly industrial town, infamous for the horrible "Tacoma Aroma" produced by the city's paper mills, but has undergone revitalization in recent years due to increased port traffic, various downtown renewal projects, and an influx of consumer dollars from troops stationed at the burgeoning Joint Base Lewis-[=McChord=], an Army/Air Force facility just to its south. Even the former site of the ASARCO smelting plant is being turned into luxury housing (why anyone would want to live over a former toxic waste site is another question). Its most famous son is arguably the one-eyed glass artist Dale Chihuly, whose works are all over the city (from Seattle's Benaroya Hall to one of the [=McDonalds=]). Unlike Seattle, Tacoma hosts no major league teams of its own, though the Mariners' triple-A affiliate (the Tacoma Rainiers) is regionally popular, and the Tacoma Dome (in addition to being an occasional Wrestling/{{WWE}} venue) has occasionally hosted Seattle's teams while their home venues were being renovated.

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About half an hour to the south is the city of Tacoma (the "Tac" in [=SeaTac=], which is a geographic area as well as the nickname for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). It used to be a fairly industrial town, infamous for the horrible "Tacoma Aroma" produced by the city's paper mills, but has undergone revitalization in recent years due to increased port traffic, various downtown renewal projects, and an influx of consumer dollars from troops stationed at the burgeoning Joint Base Lewis-[=McChord=], an Army/Air Force facility just to its south. Even the former site of the ASARCO smelting plant is being turned into luxury housing (why anyone would want to live over a former toxic waste site is another question). Its most famous son is arguably the one-eyed glass artist Dale Chihuly, whose works are all over the city (from Seattle's Benaroya Hall to one of the [=McDonalds=]). Unlike Seattle, Tacoma hosts no major league teams of its own, though the Mariners' triple-A affiliate (the Tacoma Rainiers) is regionally popular, and the Tacoma Dome (in addition to being an occasional Wrestling/{{WWE}} venue) has occasionally hosted Seattle's teams while their home venues were being renovated.
renovated. Its other famous piece of architecture is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadium_High_School Stadium High School]], most famous for being where Film/10ThingsIHateAboutYou was shot, and for looking like a castle. About 10 miles southeast of Tacoma is the smaller city of Puyallup, a local shibboleth (in case you're curious, the correct pronunciation is something like "Pew-AL-up."
29th Nov '15 4:32:34 PM Risaga54
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