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Old 09-28-2004, 05:18 PM   #1
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Where Are You From?

Hey, I’m back, posting another POPULAR forum, like the one before.
This time I just want to where were you born, or where you live. (and if you want give an opinion about your country)
I was born in Argentina, 16 years ago, and I still live in it. Although, our economical situation is not the best we have had, I believe my country is a nice place to visit as it has beautiful landscapes. The only problem, is the people in here, I believe my people are kind of arrogant, but you learn how to handle that.

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Old 09-28-2004, 10:00 PM   #2
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Midwest US, baby!

St. Louis, MO fifteen years ago born and raised. I spent the first eight years of my life in the city, then our family moved out to West County. There's a slight chance I'm moving to London next year. If not, then when I'm 18 I'm gointg to either Vancouver or Sydney. I haven't decided yet. I'll probably end up in Sydney someday though; it's a beautiful city.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 09-29-2004, 03:14 AM   #3
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I was born in Finland almost 17 years ago, and I have lived all my life in a pathetic country village where you can't even buy comics. I think my country is great, but, like all countries, we have our problems as well.

I will move to a city within several years, but I have hopes of moving back in the middle of nowhere once I've completed my studies.


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Old 09-29-2004, 03:25 AM   #4
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Was born in Papua New Guinea 19 years ago and now live in Brisbane, Australia. But I have also lived in Melbourne, outback New South Wales and Indonesia.
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Old 09-29-2004, 05:06 AM   #5
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In Ireland galway, nearly 18 years ago. Live in a town caled tuam now not far away from it. Ireland is well known for its scenery and culture. Not a bad place not very exciting all in all.


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Old 09-29-2004, 08:52 AM   #6
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Originally posted by VampireNaomi
I was born in Finland almost 17 years ago, and I have lived all my life in a pathetic country village where you can't even buy comics.
What is so bad about it, I live in a big city (Buenos Aires), that is plagued with noises, pollution and crime, every day you have to take a new route to school (or work), because unemployed people are on strike. So in other words, I'd love to live in a small town.
Anyway, Thanks for replying.
Once I end school, I want to go to Seattle, WA (United States), to become a forensic scientist, I think Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities.
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Old 09-29-2004, 09:10 AM   #7
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I guess people are never satisfied with what they have. My village is so quiet, nothing ever happens. It's boring and I have to travel away if I want to buy anything interesting, see movies or just meet people.

But I don't think I would like it in a big city either.


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Old 09-29-2004, 09:40 AM   #8
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So you would like a medium size city. But anyway I believe Finland is a very nice country.
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Old 09-30-2004, 05:03 AM   #9
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I have a friend who lives in Brazil, and if what she says is true, then South America is a very nice place as well.


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Old 10-01-2004, 09:18 AM   #10
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I was born in High Wycombe, which is just a wee way outside London, and i've spent most of my time since then in a small town called Chesham, again, just outside London, but it's in the countryside.

So i get the best of both worlds, i live in this nice quite peacefull area but i can just hop on the tube and get into central london at any time.


You mean the way the sea stays steady as a rock and the buildings keep washing up and down? Yes I thought that was odd.
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Old 10-01-2004, 09:36 AM   #11
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your lucky, how's the weather, the sky is always grey, as they say?
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Old 10-01-2004, 10:24 AM   #12
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It's not as wet as, say, Wales where i'm currently at uni, but it does rain a lot yeah.

But you take the rough with the smooth as they say.


You mean the way the sea stays steady as a rock and the buildings keep washing up and down? Yes I thought that was odd.
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Old 10-01-2004, 10:42 AM   #13
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Wow, I envy you, I really love cold, rainy weather. In Argentina, I got really disappointed this winter, it wasn´t as cold I rainy as usual.
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Old 10-01-2004, 05:50 PM   #14
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Wow, I'd really like to visit Eruope, specially Russia. I envy you people.
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Old 10-01-2004, 11:39 PM   #15
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My dream is to visit Brazil one day to see my friend there. Maybe I would make a trip to Argentina as well.

Oh, and Hungary. I want to go there! So many countries I want to see. England, Japan and Australia are all on my list too.


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Old 10-02-2004, 05:06 AM   #16
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Some places you want to visit, I'll be happy by visiting Russia, it's my favourite country, but again Finland is not that far from Russia. It'll be nice if you come to Argentina.

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Old 10-02-2004, 06:54 AM   #17
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Why do you like Russia so much? I love their language and am going to start studying it in November, but I've never thought about travelling there -- despite that they are our neighbours in east.


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Old 10-02-2004, 07:55 AM   #18
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You're going to start studying russian?
I've been studying it for two years now, with books I've bought, I wish I could go to a course but my school already gives us courses on english & french, basically I spend 8 hours at school so I have no time .once I end school I am going to go to a course. , who knows maybe I can start on summer, I have learnt the alphabet & other stuff.
I don't know why I like Russia, I think their culture is great, they have fought a lot for their freedom and all. Besides it is an empire which's history is barely seen on schools, althought they were the last empire to stand (USSR). Anyway I believe the russian revolution was one of the most important things of the 20 century, I believe the USSR was another of the most important things which ever happened on the earth. I also believe THEY won the WWII, as they lost millions of people.
PS: Seems you like learning languages, don't you?
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Old 10-02-2004, 08:43 AM   #19
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Oh yes, Russia is a very interesting place. I like Lenin a lot, and their revolution was one of the reasons why my country was able to become independent.

I love studying languages and would do anything to be able to study Hungarian. And Portuguese too.

Do you study French? I don't, which is good because then I wouldn't have time for Russian.


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Old 10-02-2004, 09:24 AM   #20
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Lenin, Trotsky, Marx & Engels, all were great, too bad Stalin destroyed all the things Lenin and Trotsky achieved, although the worst was Stalin killing Trotsky, in order to rule Russia, I believed he would have made Russia one of the most important countries.(have you noticed that the revolutionaries on the Blue Casket, who I really like, mention both of them if you do something, I don't remember what)
It's not my decission learning french, it's compulsory on my school, but still it's a nice language. It's a pitty no one takes the russian language as an important one, it's a very nice (but difficult) language.
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:23 PM   #21
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Oh yes, all those men were interesting and they had some fascinating thoughts. I think their ideas could work, but no country has been able to make good use of them yet. I wonder what our world would be like if Lenin had lived longer.

Compulsory? Really? Well, it's good that you still enjoy it.


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Old 10-03-2004, 03:34 AM   #22
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Me too, the only problem is, their ideas were a bit harsh, but if they were just slightly changed...
It's a pity all the problems between communism & capitalism, but well.
It's compulsory, still I enjoy it, but we have to learn english (which I'm thankful for), and french in my school (besides spanish of course)
PS: Isn't socialism a very present theme on the GF, I mean the whole Terry thing, and liberating the free souls, Salva's ideas, etc.?

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Old 10-03-2004, 05:25 AM   #23
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Is your town near Helsinki?
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Old 10-03-2004, 08:08 AM   #24
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I always thought that there were pretty much politics and other "adult themes" in GF. Salvador and his thoughts fascinated me and I have thought about what he would do if he had survived. Would he have tried to take over the Land of the Dead in order to make sure that justice prevailed, or settled with getting rid of Hector?

Nope, my town is not near Helsinki. It's in west and the nearest big city is Vaasa/Wasa.


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Old 10-03-2004, 09:02 AM   #25
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So your town is isolated, as you said.
If it wouldn't be for GF I wouldn't have started reading all the politics articles, besides now I'm very interested in socialism, still I don't belong to any political party.
I believe Salva would have done what he thought best for the Land Of the Dead, but he would have killed Hector, and helped the rest of the souls, but who knows.
There are a lot of adult themes in GF, but as they are difficult to notice, there's no problem with kids playing it, for example the violence (not too much of it, but still some) on the game, and there's also a lot of romance on it, the last scene of the game, with the train leaves a lot to think about.
It's a very deep game.
It would be nice to start a revolution in real life.

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I was a bit surprised with all the sexual tension in the game. It's not obvious, but there are certain lines and actions that speak for themselves.

If we want a revolution, first we need someone evil to fight against. Like... I don't know.


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Old 10-04-2004, 12:23 PM   #27
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You're right we need someone evil to fight against, but still there's a great strategy game called Republic:The Revolution, where you have to start a revolution against a dictator.
The sexual tension is subtle, but still it is there, for example, when Manny meets Meche on The Edge of The World, when he insinuates about her realtionship with Domino.

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I believe that another great thinker was N. Machiavelli, the fact I like his ideas & read all his book doesen't mean that I'm an evil and sellfish person, but his ideas were missunderstood, if someone follows his ideas, that person will creat order, still would be considered as evil, but as he said a prince is not made to be loved.
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Old 10-06-2004, 05:19 PM   #29
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just to add my two cents as i seem to be a posting whore tongiht after silence for a while:

i was born in wrexham maelor hospital (uk) on 18th february 1985, making me 19. currently in my second year of a physics degree at warwick uni, also uk. which is kinda cool, but a bit stressful coz it's a good uni and i, basically, like my ale, as you may have gathered from me posting at 2 in the morning my time.


and so being young and dipped in folly,
i fell in love with melancholy.
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Physics degree?! My worst subject, I hate, hate and hate everything that has something to do with Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics.

I admire you for having the courage to tacke Physics...


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Israel, look at that, one of my professors was born there.
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