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Discussion in 'Ontario General' started by Admiral_Thrawn60, Apr 14, 2002.

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  1. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Anyone here in London, or in the general area (wherever that may be)? I'm moving to London (from British Columbia) this summer to work, and I'm staying for a year. If anyone in the area is interested, I'd like to meet you, or ever start a FF chapter. So, who's with me?
  2. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Surely in a city of 350,000 there must be some JCers!

    Error: Only 1 message post per minute is allowed.

    You know, at IGN, we get one post every 30 seconds. :p
  3. Morrowind Jedi Youngling

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    You know we aint at ign!


    and where is london from Ottawa?
  4. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    [image=http://www.city.london.on.ca/Mapphoto/images/oneday.gif]

    Drive to Toronto, then keep going past that for about 2/3 of the distance between Ottawa and Toronto.

    I thought for sure you people would all know where it is. 350,000 people! I come from a little hick town in BC, so for me, that's a huge city!
  5. Mokitty Jedi Knight

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    I've never been to London personally, but my aunt (whose been around the world and back) describes London On. as the "city with the 1-pub strip" lol

    I guess 350000 is a lot of people, but isn't London sort of out in the middle of nowhere? Like, not too close to any REALLY big cities??

    BTW maybe someone can tell me... why can I find NO record of an Ottawa fanforce chapter???!? Do we not have one??? Man, if we don't, we need to get one started. I need an outlet for my weirdness.
    Anyone who knows if we have one or if not wants to/is getting one started send me an email (mokitty_mesu@yahoo.com), I wanna be involved!!

    -Mokitty
  6. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Canada has chapters for Victoria, Quebec, Niagara, and Toronto. None in Ottawa, but I don't think you're alone in wanting one there, so get some people together and form one!
  7. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Well, I'm here. I'm now officially an Ontarioite (or whatever you're called). Here's my initial findings of Ontario people:

    You're crazy! Completely, positively crazy! You, er... we... make Newfies look normal! You talk weird (what is a T'ranna anyway?), and you're always talking about you-know-what. This place is flat too. Last I checked, I wasn't moving to Regina. :p

    I must say that from what I've seen so far, BC people are much more normal. Considering they're all high, that's quite a feat.

    Well, I guess I'll become one of you soon enough. By the time I leave, if I do, I'll be saying "T'ranna", etc. Scary, but true.

    Also, everywhere you look, there's people! In BC, if you look around, you see trees, wildlife, trees, mountains, and trees. In London, you see people, buildings, people, cars, and people. Oh, did I mention that there's a lot of people here? There must be more people in this city alone than there was in the 500 square kilometres surrounding my home in BC. I'm sorta used to this becuase of my years in Germany, but that was so long ago. It's still a shock.

    Honestly. You people scare me. :p
  8. Primrodo Force Ghost

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    Hey I'm in london, and we're actually making a film, if you looked a few threads down at dark alliance :)

    London is fun eh, lol!
  9. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    I saw the thread.

    London's OK. I'm not used to big cities though. For 10 years, I've lived in a tiny, tiny city, and I was beginning to doubt if Canada really does have big cities. Then I came here. Wow! The roads are backed up with traffic, you have to watch for crime, and there's even street people! Amazing.

    I'm beginning to wish London was the size of St Thomas. St Thomas does, after all, have jobs. I'm related to the foreman at Formet in St Thomas, and he's going to get me in there. I didn't know wages were so high here. Is $14.63/hr to start good, considering I only have a high school diploma? Where I come from, minimum wage ($8) was amazing because it meant you actually had a job. In the town in BC where I'm from, the mill is the economy. Due to the softwood lumber dispute with the Americans, the mill is downsizing greatly, and may even close down, like so many others in the province. You take what you can get. You don't complain that McDonalds doesn't have enough hours. Here, the top two places on my list of places I want to work at are both hiring. (Formet and Future Shop)

    So yay for London!
  10. Uriana Jedi Knight

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    Awh... Sorry, Thrawn... I didn't think we were that scary. Man... *notes that down for future reference*

    *mutters* "what's a T'ranna" indeed... hmph...
  11. Primrodo Force Ghost

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    Yeah London bites all.

    I miss Mount Forest...

    St. Thomas is alright :) hardly been there though.
  12. Uriana Jedi Knight

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    Never been to London. Or Mount Forest. Or St. Thomas. I've been to Toronto (T'ranna?) though. Love it there. Live in Kitchener. Love it there, too. \m/
  13. Queen_Sara Jedi Master

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    I live in Brantford, that's about 60 miles from London.


    :) ~*^SARA^*~ :)
  14. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Updated impressions of London, and Ontario in general:

    It's too humid here! I should have known, since we're surrounded by water in 3 sides, but still...
  15. Uriana Jedi Knight

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    [color=3737AF]^^^^^^^^
    Yeah, it has been, of late. :( But it's cooler now. Well, at least it is where I am.[/color]
  16. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    The interior of BC, where I'm from, is very dry. In fact, it's Canda's only official desert. I'm not used to any humidity.
  17. Uriana Jedi Knight

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    Meh. Humidity sucks. :/ Would that Ontario were a desert... O_O
  18. Primrodo Force Ghost

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    Aye Aye.

    Try telling Americans that its boiling here :)
  19. Uriana Jedi Knight

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    Try telling Americans that it's boiling here

    *snorts* I know. They don't believe you. Apparently, it can't get hot in Canada.
  20. Primrodo Force Ghost

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    Quick ma! The igloo is melting, its gonna short out my computer!

    We just don't get as cold as fast :p

    Its fun though to play on stereotypes with them, liek having polr bears in our garbage and Polly the pet penguin :)

    Had my editor going one day, lol!
  21. HAN_SEABASS Jedi Knight

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    London is a cool town...now where I live, it sucks! I live about an hour from London in Chatham..(pop: 45,000) and we have nothing to do here! I'm trying to get transferred to London in hopes of having a life!
  22. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    New update about my feelings about London:

    I went to two job interviews. One was on Tuesday, and one was today (my 18th birthday). The first one pays $13.05/hr, and the second one pays $18.50 an hour. Where I'm from, you're lucky to get $8/hr, part time. $18.50 and even $13.05, both full time, are wages that I have difficulty believing.

    I got both jobs. I've already accepted both, so I'm quitting the first one. I now work at Ontario Energy Savings Corp. :D

    This economy rules.
  23. Uriana Jedi Knight

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    'Grats on the new job, Thrawn. :)

    Its fun though to play on stereotypes with them, liek having polr bears in our garbage and Polly the pet penguin

    [color=3737AF]Hmph. I want a pet penguin. :/[/color]
  24. Primrodo Force Ghost

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    lol! or beaver :)


    Congrats Thrawn. I hope to be makoing some serious dough, I am a designer :)
  25. Uriana Jedi Knight

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    [color=3737AF]*evil laugh* "Where's your pet beaver?" "Right here. ATTACK!" Bwahaha![/color]
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