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Oh, and accepting coffee from Russians is a bad idea, of course.

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I've never felt threatened in London - although I've (mostly) avoided the rougher areas. If you look like you know where you're going and what you're doing, people do tend to just get the hell out of your way. I don't really tend to go there on a whim any more, though. When you don't live there, London is definitely a place you approach with a plan of action.

Any time I think about London these days, though, I think about how Nick Cave summed it up.

Quote from: Nick Cave
I started thinking about London,
And how nothing good ever came from this town,
And if the Thames weren't so filthy,
I'd jump in the river and drown.

I've rarely ever felt threatened either in London, even in the so-called "rougher" areas.

That said, the city itself feels menacing and wrong on some deep level.  Like someone nuked the site 20,000 years ago and even though all the readings say it's safe...you can't help but feel the possibility of unseen death in the air.

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I've just realised now I'm moving back to London, I can far more effectively troll OKCupid and Craigslist, because I'll always have the potential to meet people in real time and do the same.

I am prepared for epic and terrible dating adventures.

Ohhhh my god.

I can't even imagine dating in London. It... just no.

Whats special about dating in London? Like, ive noticed in bigger cities its a heartless and cutthroat style, but idk if you mean that.

Well, Londoners can be like New Yorkers in that respect.  Everyone has somewhere they need to be, and either you're actively helping them, or you're in the way, and need to get out. In a literal and romantic sense, that is.

But London also has 25% of the UK's population, and probably 90% of its wealth (pulling figures out of my arse here).  It's cosmopolitan, but curiously parochial.  It's image obsessed and subculture obsessed.  It is a melting pot insofar as it manages to combine the worst aspects of every culture the city chooses to "celebrate".  It is, in short, a shiny, self-obsessed shithole with expensive drinks and food, which attracts people who find those qualities to be positives.

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I just tried to fight a dragon in Inquisition.

I officially suck.  I even changed the difficulty down to normal, and still got rekt.  :cry:  I was promised 28 second high dragon kills.  Admittedly, I'm not a level 24 assassin dual wielding masterwork fade-touched obsidian daggers with master runes of dragon slaying, but not the point.  I totally dominated dragons in previous games.

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So for 50,000 years men and women existed in different parts of the world?  And even after they got together, it took them 20,000 years to figure out how to make babies.

Sounds legit.  The Bible has some really long living people in it, ya know.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Meet The Greyface
« on: December 19, 2014, 11:02:10 am »
Could I get a mod to move this to Literate Chaotic?

Done

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Principia Discussion / Re: What degree are you?
« on: December 19, 2014, 11:01:54 am »
I'm, like, an English Comparative Literature and Theory major, but I'm also doing a minor in Doctor Who studies.

:lulz:

Seriously, you'd be surprised how many of them are out there.  Every single person I have an above 90% compatability match with on OKCupid, for example.

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I've just realised now I'm moving back to London, I can far more effectively troll OKCupid and Craigslist, because I'll always have the potential to meet people in real time and do the same.

I am prepared for epic and terrible dating adventures.

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Speaking of which, this now means you can chew vampires, werewolves and other unnatural, unliving abominations to death.

Assuming they didn't cheap out on the silver, that is.

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Post of mine from another forum, no context will ever be provided:

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Yeah, but that's easy.  Chopin was born in the city of Bulgaria in 1805, the illegitimate love-child of Eva Peron and Otto von Bismarck.  At that time, Bulgaria was part of the Hanseatic League and thus at war with Argentina, meaning Chopin's early life was filled with much poverty and need.  Only once he emigrated to Lichtenstein (which most people mistake for a country, but is in fact a variety of cheese popular along the Adriatic coastline) did he find commercial success with his breakthrough single - "Smack my B*tch up".

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Dying of flu means I get an extension on my essay, though.  I'm surprised, as I didn't expect to get one, under the current conditions, but my lecturer suggested I write in anyway.

Congrats on your results, by the way.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: X Reasons Tumblr is Terrible for Social Justice
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:22:07 am »
I wish I had time to bullshit on the internet.  I mean, more than I do here.

I may do, once this course is over, but damn.  Alot of my criticism of tumblr and the blogosphere comes back to the fact they have an awful lot of free time to bullshit on the net.  This isn't a bad thing in and of itself, but it does mean "the conversation" is dominated by middle class people and students, in response to what is happening online.  People struggling to pay their rent don't figure into "the conversation", because they're too busy doing shit to survive.

Having that level of comfort and luxury time does tend to skew ones priorities somewhat.  And given the way Twitter and FB are going, it does lead to a monocultural expression, where everyone is tightly in their bubble, always blogging about the same thing everyone else is.

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Dying of flu, taking a day off from my counter-terrorism paper.

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Principia Discussion / Re: What degree are you?
« on: December 17, 2014, 07:50:21 am »
I'm, like, an English Comparative Literature and Theory major, but I'm also doing a minor in Doctor Who studies.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: tulpas :^)
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:58:19 pm »
I think the Daily Dot had an article, but their archive is...not easy to navigate.  Same for Reddit's thread on it. which probably had the DD link.

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