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So where are you from?

Discussion in 'FanForce Community' started by Obi Anne , Sep 20, 2005.

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  1. Twinnie

    Twinnie Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [face_laugh]

    Nice places in Swansea, Wales (bwaaah! DV10, you get to live in the Land of the Sheep! You're so lucky!!! :_|):
    [link=http://www.castlewales.com/swansea.jpg]Swansea castle[/link] (now, what happened to the BT Tower that looms behind it? [face_laugh]), [link=http://www.swan.ac.uk/education/images/mumbles%20pier.small.quick.jpg]The Mumbles,[/link] and [link=http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southwest/slideshows/images/wind_street340.jpg]Wine, err, Wind Street[/link].
     
  2. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i`m from [link=http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/] Birmingham, U.K. [/link] , here`s a link to our Fan Force [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Midlands/b10718/] board. [/link] the most active chapter in the U.K. :p
     
  3. Cobblestone

    Cobblestone Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm from [link=http://www.ambuehler.ch/trip_reports/2003_schweden/2003-08-06/stockholm-einfahrt-2_big.jpg]Stockholm[/link], sweden, but night now I go to school on the west coast, a small town called [link=http://www.grebbestads.fhsk.se/konferens/grebbestad.jpg]Grebbestad[/link] :)
     
  4. BlackSun45

    BlackSun45 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Dec 6, 2004
    I'm from Sacramento,Ca. We have the Kings and that's about it.
     
  5. Darth_-A0shi-

    Darth_-A0shi- Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm from Western MA. Farming, blue collar proud Americans.
     
  6. AT-AT_Commander

    AT-AT_Commander Jedi Master star 4

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    Here is the link to home town tourist section. Its nice place run by stupid people. Pretty in the fall. Leaves change color so people who don't see trees come here and tie up traffic. but besides that not too bad of a place.


    http://www.frontroyalchamber.com

    Oh by the way, I live in Front Royal, VA!
     
  7. edgejedi88

    edgejedi88 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 13, 2005
    ....I am from the beautiful wilds of the North East of the UK...http://www.visitnorthumbria.com/

    Where men are men....(and sheep are nervous...[face_whistling] )

     
  8. ForceMedic

    ForceMedic Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Live in FR Va. as well.
    At-At forgot to mention the noisy people that try and play music almost every friday night during the summer. They play at a gazebo in the middle of town.
     
  9. LordDarthDevaious

    LordDarthDevaious Jedi Youngling star 3

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  10. Mara-Jade-Skywalker

    Mara-Jade-Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm from [link=http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/travel/dg/maps/14/750x750_newyork_m.gif]Rochester, NY[/link] and used to be part of the local Fanforce, but I'm more of a member of the Buffalo Fanforce (not really technically, but still :p ) now since my boyfriend is a member and I get to go to a lot of FF stuff with him. ;)

    Note that I think Rochester is a little too far south on the map I posted, but it's really close... my house is 5-10 minutes away from the lake. :p
     
  11. Baby_Death_Star

    Baby_Death_Star Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'm from Regensburg, Germany (capital of Upper-Palatinate district in the State of Bavaria).

    Regensburg (formerly known in english as "Ratisbon") was founded as a Roman city in the year 178 AD by Emperor Commodus (the evil guy from "Gladiator" ...) at the River Danube's northern-most point, housing the 3rd Italian Legion close to the border to Germania (in fact exactly at the border, so my home town is almost 2000 years old.

    One building from 178 remains till today - the Roman City's North Gate - the [link=http://www.kwj.de/text/titus/portapraetoria.jpeg]Porta Praetoria[/link].
    It's one of our 3 city symbols (the others are the [link=http://www.kwj.de/text/titus/stonebridge-cathedral.jpeg]Old Stone Bridge from the 12th, and the gothic St. Peter's Cathedral from the 13th century)[/link].

    We have the largest medieval city center not altered or destroyed till today in Germany, and with more than 6000 buildings and sites protected as "monuments" or "historic sites" a world record-worthy amount.


    Of course now there are some newer buildings too ... ;)

    In WW2 1 in 3 Messerschmidt fighter planes were built in Regensburg, as were many small 2-man-submarines, today - besides of being one of Germany's leading centers of bio-technology (private sector & universities) - there's Toshiba's main European notebook factory, Siemens VDO's world center, other big factories of Siemens, Infineon, BMW ...

    Right now there are slightly more than 150,000 people living (officially) in Regensburg.

    Our partner/twin cities are Aberdeen(Scotland), Odessa(Ukraine), Tempe/Arizona(USA), Pilsen(Czech Rep.), Brixen (South-Tyrol/Italy), Clermont-Ferrand(France) and Budavar (Hungary).


    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regensburg](wikipedia, US)[/link]
    [link=http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regensburg](wikipedia, Germany - much more info & pictures!)[/link]
    [link=http://www.regensburg.de](city website, includ. english pages)[/link]
     
  12. Jedi_Jimbo

    Jedi_Jimbo Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oct 1, 2004
    Heston, Middlesex, UK.
    Right near Heathrow.
    So if anyone flies in, give me a wave.
     
  13. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jun 28, 2003
    Like Mara-Jade-Skywalker I'm also from Rochester, NY and am currently its Chapter Representative.

    I'm probably about a 15 minute drive from Lake Ontario. In my youth/pre-car days I would ride my bicycle from my house to the beach. Can't do that anymore... :p

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  14. mirax80

    mirax80 Retired Midwest RSA star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm from Eagan, MN. Just minutes sound of the [link=http://www.365onlinemall.com/Citys/MINNEAPOLIS.JPG]Minneapolis[/link] & [link=http://www.twin-cities.com/pics/st-paul.jpg]St Paul[/link].... aka: The Twin Cities!

    Famous for the [link=http://static.flickr.com/21/25385185_6bb981f052_m.jpg]Cherry In the Spoon [/link] sculpture! (don't ask... it's "ART")
     
  15. Jedi Girl of Corellia

    Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Where am I from... such a complicated question.

    It all started in 1696 (well it started way before then but this is what's on paper). Adam Xaverius administrator of the Magyarovar domain granted 42 Joch to 68 people. The particular town they had been granted, Sankt Andrea, had been abandoned for nearly 200 years. Then the evil Count (later Prince) Esterhazy decided he was going to take the land instead. So my family moved from their to a town to the North East, Halbturn (at the time it was actually called Feltorony). For 170 years they lived there until, due to the fact everyone in the town was related to everyone else, they moved to North Dakota, (which conincidentally everyone there is now related to me as well as the entire family decided to move there, which consisted of a very large group).

    Ok, that's the 1st 1/16th...


    [face_devil]

    Nah, I'm not going to continue... ;)

    I'm actually living in COlorado Springs right now, although since I'm an Army brat I guess you could say I'm from everywhere.
     
  16. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    So Hungarian ancestors if I understand it correctly?

    Finding ancestors is fun. If I don't go in a straight line I can actually trace some kind of relation to Charlemagne.
     
  17. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm from Glasgow in Scotland! A great place to live!!!
     
  18. Master-Kenobi

    Master-Kenobi Jedi Master star 5

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    wow I think it is so cool that I can talk with all of you guys all over the world..


    I'm right now in the USA (Florida) moved here about 3 years ago.
     
  19. Darth Gangrenous

    Darth Gangrenous Game Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I live in [link=http://www.explorestlouis.com/pdf/maps/metroArea2005.pdf]St. Louis Missouri, USA[/link]. [link=http://www.explorestlouis.com/]More information about St. Louis.[/link]


    [image=http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/darthgoza/OldCourtHouse.jpg] [image=http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/darthgoza/ArchatNight.jpg]
     
  20. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Ooops I should have posted a link for info on my wonderful city :oops:

    Glasgow, Scotland

    http://www.seeglasgow.com/seeglasgow/photo-gallery
     
  21. evil-incarnate

    evil-incarnate Jedi Youngling star 7

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    Jun 30, 2004
    I hail from Adelaide, South Australia.

    The only state in Australia, not to be settled by convicts... [face_laugh]

    Our best points are, Grange Hermitage wine, our touring car event which is a 3 day city wide party & its the home of Lleyton Hewitt. (depends if you like Lleyton of not ;))
     
  22. hyperspace_police

    hyperspace_police Jedi Master star 4

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    Jun 22, 2005
    I'm from Arkansas,
    We have a presidential Library...
    Lots of trees (ooh, pretty colors)...

     
  23. NaomiOrganaSolo

    NaomiOrganaSolo Jedi Knight star 4

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    Apr 8, 2005
    *muses about a guy I used to know from Adelaide*

    No, let's not get into that.....
     
  24. BrotherHalo

    BrotherHalo RSA Emeritus and Heckler star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO!

    I need to find a really good picture, though.

    We celebrate our tricentennial this year. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts!

    Balloon Fiesta, green chile, the Dewback Ridge Squad of the 501st, gorgeous sunsets, beautiful mountains, breathtaking plateaus, and amazing history!


     
  25. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I used to live [link=http://www.mairie-vincennes.fr/]here[/link]. Nice, cozy little town, with a castle, a park, a zoo...

    Now I live [link=http://homepage.mac.com/davidclifford/]here[/link] :_| I bet there are more kebab shops than people!!
     
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