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Fealiks 09-17-2006 03:38 PM

Where do you live?
 
Lets see where you live then, fatty.

Where, what, why, when, waterfall?
I live in Nuneaton, West Midlands, England. It's nice but full of chavs which is a shame. It's not at all famous, except for, perhaps, being the home of George Elliot, the female writer called Anne Evans who adopted a dude's name so that her books would be published. This was a long time ago, we were all dead then.

What does it look like?

The newest, most exciting thing that's happened round here is the addition of a big ass shopping centre nearly a year ago. It's called Ropewalk. This is the best (and virtually only) picture I could find: http://www.vinci.plc.uk/new-PLC-page...s/ropewalk.jpg

This is, by the looks of it, really out of date, but anyway this is the town centre:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...neaton_WEB.jpg

This is a crap fountain that the council put in a few years back. They only made it because some other place in Australia had one. http://www.nuneaton-online.org.uk/im...20Nuneaton.jpg

This is somewhere too but I can't figure out where. Looks nice though:http://www.nuneaton-online.org.uk/im...s%20Houses.JPG

This is the toss museum. It's full of crap about George Elliot (who was a female writer from here) that no one cares about (or notices): http://www.nuneaton-online.org.uk/im...n/DSCN1255.JPG

This is riversly park, and yeah, that is the museum in the background. But you didn't really notice that, did you? This is the part by the long abbandoned band-stand. I've never seen it this full. The most attention it usually gets is a few chavs playing football with a duck. No, really. http://www.nuneaton-online.org.uk/im...ley%20Park.JPG

Anything particularly interesting about it?

As I said, it's home to George Elliot, but also, it's where Larry Grayson lived. I went to his old infant school :)
Edit:
Oh, and the river Ankh runs through it. Well, the river Anchor, which is where Terry got the idea. Anyone apart from Joshi know what I'm on about?

Anything else you want to ass?

That's about it.

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Use that as a template. Or don't, you ungrateful tosspot.

Das Mole 09-17-2006 04:10 PM

your mom.

Fealiks 09-17-2006 06:29 PM

none of those are as nice as my 4th picture, which I'm still sure isn't Nuneaton but whatever.

Joshi 09-18-2006 04:15 AM

Hmm, should I post Northampton? Or Newcastle. My Current residence is Newcastle, but everyone already knows what that's like, so I'll do Northampton where I grew up and my parents still live.

Let's see, famouse fo shoes, Des O'Connor used to live there, we have the only marketplace in england that still has cobblestones in the floors.

Oh, Princess Diana's buried in Northamptonshire, in her Brother, the Earl of Spencer's house, Althorpe.
We're apparently the largest town in England.

Picatures.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Guildhall.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ton_market.jpg
(Yes, those aren't cobblestones, they're around the edge of the market)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...orthampton.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Lift_tower.jpg

Fealiks 09-18-2006 01:13 PM

Damnit they took the cobblestones out of the marketplace in Nuneaton only a few years ago!

Oh, and also, we are home to the longest street in England without a pub :)

Das Mole 09-18-2006 05:13 PM

so...what's the difference between northampton and northamptonshire? or are they the same thing?

england seems like a very confuzzling place to live.

Joshi 09-19-2006 03:46 AM

Northampton is in Northamptonshire, a shire is a place that usually (but not always) holds a town with a few surrounding villages (can sometimes hold two or more towns)

Fealiks 09-19-2006 03:03 PM

Well, I live in Warwickshire... And Thrik lives in exactly the same place as my Grandma (and Auntie) :D cool!

Ray Jones 09-20-2006 11:18 AM

Yeah, I think I was somewhere in Northamptonshire already, but not Northampton. But in Southampton and -shire. I also have been to Brighton and Eastbourne, London, Liverpool, Canterbury and some more places I cannot remember right now.
Oh, and not to forget Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch.

Samnmax221 09-20-2006 04:03 PM

I allways thought Ray lived in sin

Joshi 09-21-2006 03:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ray Jones
Yeah, I think I was somewhere in Northamptonshire already, but not Northampton.

No, I should think if you were actually in Northampton, I'd have felt a great disturbance in the force, as if a million tiny pantees cried out, and then instantly stopped.

Ray Jones 09-21-2006 05:27 AM

Harrington, yes Harrington! Pantees? Hmm. *nods* Uh-huh.

Huz 09-23-2006 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fealiks
Well, I live in Warwickshire... And Thrik lives in exactly the same place as my Grandma (and Auntie) :D cool!

It's literally true folks. Thrik occupies the same space as two of Fealiks' relatives, but in different dimensions.

My knowledge of Nuneaton was previously limited to being aware of its existence as a passing annoyance when travelling between London and the northwest on the train. So thanks, Fealiks. I now know that should the train ever catch fire while in the area, I might as well jump in front of the next one to come along.

I, myself, live on Jupiter.

Fealiks 09-24-2006 07:22 AM

Well, ok, not literally... Mansfield, though.

I went to Jupiter once. It was ok, nice and pretty, but the lack of police and transport kind of lets it down.

Edit: Huz, you had a knowledge of Nuneaton? I thought it was one of those places where if you bring it up in a conversation, it sounds, to the other person, like a nonsense word... I didn't realize anyone knew it existed...

Tall Guy 09-24-2006 03:06 PM

ive gotta agree with huz on this one, the only time i ever hear of nuneaton is when im passing through on the train or when im stood on a platform at warrington bank quay and some guard informs me of its existance because the 17:34 to london euston will be passing though....or something.

seeems the place does exist after all :)

13.46 says ill never go there...

Huz 09-24-2006 03:15 PM

Yes, it sounds as though Nuneaton has earned its rightful place alongside Crewe, Banbury and Watford in the hallowed ranks of "places that have train stations.... and nothing else".

Congratulations.

Thrik 09-24-2006 03:59 PM

Hee. :~

There's a place called Newstead on the train between Mansfield and Nottingham (The Robin Hood Line!) which sounds lot like those. You pull up, and you can literally see the entire town below since the station is on a bit of a bank. There's also a grotty pub next to the train station. I think that pretty much describes that entire town's amenities.

Mansfield on the other hand is a superb town with lots of facilities. It's also quite a big town by common standards so the fact I live in it as well as the relatives of someone else on LucasForums doesn't massively surprise me. ::

Fealiks 09-28-2006 04:10 PM

A superb town? Your ASDA sucks! Noodles for 47p? When I can get them for 17p where I live? Pfft...

Commander Obi-Wan 09-28-2006 10:58 PM

Sweet. I can advertise my city.

I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Edmonton

Places you can miss:

West Edmonton Mall, W.E.M again and the Edmonton Oilers.

Those are the only big and worthy attractions to see.

There are photos there for you to see.

Joshi 09-29-2006 03:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fealiks
A superb town? Your ASDA sucks! Noodles for 47p? When I can get them for 17p where I live? Pfft...

17p noodles?! Have you never heard of Netto (or Aldi)?

elTee 09-29-2006 10:27 AM

Forgive me for sounding like a snob, but where I'm from we have a little thing called taste which prevents us from buying so-called '17p' noodles. I'd rather buy a pack of noodles for 2 and go hungry for a week than eat that kind of cardboard poison.

edlib 09-29-2006 10:28 AM

I are Here.
Notable for being both the birthplace of 2 American presidents (a father/ son political dynasty... though probably not the ones you are thinking of... :dozey: ) and the cryptic catchphrase "Kilroy Was Here."

Other than that, it mostly serves nowadays as a suburban bedroom community to Boston.

Joshi 09-29-2006 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elTee
Forgive me for sounding like a snob, but where I'm from we have a little thing called taste which prevents us from buying so-called '17p' noodles. I'd rather buy a pack of noodles for 2 and go hungry for a week than eat that kind of cardboard poison.

Well where I live, I'm a student and eat what I'm given without fussing.

Thrik 09-29-2006 12:38 PM

So is elTee. :D

But yes, 17p noodles? Wow, you're right. I'd better move out of here immediately.

elTee 09-29-2006 12:45 PM

You eat what you are given? Why don't you get your own food?

I'm fed up of people hiding behind the pretence of being a student for eating and drinking absolute shіte.
"Look stan, look, we got a cake for 12p!"
"It has a footprint on it."
"We'll eat round it man! And we got - get this - twenty-four cans of lager for 4!"
"Lager is horrible when you pay for the good stuff, so what the hell is this sailor's piss?"
"Oh man, chill out, we're students."

Fυck all that. I worked hard and earned my money, and instead of spending it on lots and lots of cheap food I spend it on food that tastes nice, and I eat a bit less. God, I'm crazy.

Fealiks 09-29-2006 02:00 PM

Ever heard of Heart AttackChip Shops?

Huz 09-30-2006 09:36 AM

I think Thrik has.

elTee 09-30-2006 11:46 AM

Yeah, along with the Chinese takeaway and the pizzeria.

Thrik 09-30-2006 12:31 PM

You know me too well. :(

Fealiks 10-01-2006 11:39 AM

There appears to be alot of unhealthy british people in the MI forums at the moment... how un usual

Seriously, we're turning into America's 52nd state. Or 53rd or whatever. Schools have proms now and everything! With balloons! Ballooooons!!!

Thrik 10-01-2006 12:47 PM

I think you're thinking of a ball, which some upper schools and colleges tend to have at the end of the year. And what has eating chips, pizza and chinese got to do with America? The concept of being unhealthy isn't an American invention, you loon. ::

Das Mole 10-01-2006 01:31 PM

prom is gay. don't go.

i love how our school has a homecoming king and queen, but not a prom king and queen. so ****tarded.

Fealiks 10-01-2006 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thrik
I think you're thinking of a ball, which some upper schools and colleges tend to have at the end of the year.

No, I'm thinking of a PROM. Most schools have started to have a prom at the end of year 11. A PROM!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thrik
And what has eating chips, pizza and chinese got to do with America? The concept of being unhealthy isn't an American invention, you loon. ::

What? of course it is!

Samnmax221 10-01-2006 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fealiks
No, I'm thinking of a PROMA PROM!

A Boob! A Boob!

Thrik 10-01-2006 05:57 PM

It must just be your weird area, Fealiks!

Joshi 10-02-2006 03:52 AM

I don't eat unhealthily, I just eat cheaply. There's a difference.

Thrik 10-02-2006 08:35 AM

Of course the lines become a bit blurred once you get into the range of 20p cola and such! I'd seriously rather drink battery acid than that shank.

Joshi 10-02-2006 09:08 AM

Oh no, I still pay the extra 5p and get the 25p cans of Pepsi (if I feel like consuming caffiene that week... I tend to alternate which really begs the question of why I decided to quit caffeine in the first place if I'm going to give in to weaknesses and drink pepsi).

And I still buy good quality food, but then I don't like it when people class good quality food as 3 pieces of chicken that cost 6.50, when much cheaper food can still give me the same food. I'm not about to do my food shopping at Harrods (if they ever sold food) just so I can get the best, when i can get enough from places like Netto and Aldi.

Fealiks 10-02-2006 12:25 PM

I remember when Irn Bru was only 19p. Now there's proof that the cheapest things can be the best. To be hontest, though, there is some reason behind the fact that some chicken costs much more. That being, obviously, that the cheap stuff is pumped full of antibiotics, giving you a bit of an immunity to them. Oh, and it has chicken crap in it's pores.

Huz 10-03-2006 07:51 PM

Lidl, man, Lidl.

Have you noticed that Asda's own-brand lemonade and coke is cheaper per litre than its bottled water?

18p for a two-litre bottle of Asda Cola, man. 18p!

In other news, where is Nuneaton again? Oh oh! I've forgotten! Why is that? It must be because I've mastered the art of getting trains that don't stop there! Congrats Nuneaton, you join Stafford and Coventry in the long list of "places I don't have to see more than a fleeting glimpse of any more".


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