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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by SeverinR, May 14, 2013.

  1. pmmg

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    I dont think washington is far enough south. In my version of washington (DC). Just the threat of snow causes everything to close down. And two inches is a big snow. Snowed last night but i can still see the pavement.
     
  2. Chessie2

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    I agree that it is still too far north. We're thinking Utah, Arizona...maybe Palm Desert? Idk. Somewhere winters are mild.
     
  3. ThinkerX

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    and miss out on the long brutal winters so essential to your stories?
     
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  4. Ban

    Ban Sir Laserface Article Team

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    It was 20 degrees celsius even here in the netherlands last week.


    :p sorry
     
  5. Sheilawisz

    Sheilawisz Queen of Titania Moderator

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    Well, I am almost sure that you guys would love my beautiful Pachuca! The weather here is rather unusual, but I love it forever. We get to enjoy a daily combination of warm days and cold nights all year, so the city never becomes too hot and never too cold either. Also, we have wind almost everyday and the often crystalline air provides a wonderful view of the mountains.

    Tired of brutal winters? Pachuca does get cold sometimes, but the day quickly warms up even after the coldest nights. Tired of brutal summers? Guess what! While searing heat can take place during two or three months of the year, sunset comes and the temperature drops immediately. No hurricanes here! No tornadoes! Very few insects and bugs! Nice supermarkets and shopping mall! Also, the city is pretty much safe from dangerous quakes.

    The downside is that we do not have actual seasons, sunlight is extremely dangerous and our mountainous air can sometimes be dry enough to cause frequent discomfort and even nosebleed in those that are not used to something like this.

    If you miss the North, we have conifer forest up in the mountains that resembles those of high latitudes very well. The city has almost anything that you could need, cost of living in general is low and there are tons of nice places nearby to visit in the weekend.

    Sorry, that was expat me talking... but yeah, you definitely should move here! =)
     
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  6. Chessie2

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    Sounds like a nice place. :)
     
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  7. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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  8. Chessie2

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    Oh, I do so love torturing characters in blizzards. :D

    Reaver, summers are gorgeous here. They are also hotter than hell but I like that. It's the gray in the winter that massively triggers my S.A.D.
     
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  9. Reaver

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    Winters are pretty bleak out here so you have my sympathies, Chess. I guess I'm lucky because I have a bunch of awesome snowcapped mountains nearby to look at when I'm feeling down.
     
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  10. Sheilawisz

    Sheilawisz Queen of Titania Moderator

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    Pachuca is a nice place for sure, very peaceful and I would even call it lovely. The only problem is that the city's weather is a bit extreme by Mexican standards, and locals always complain about it. Also, most expats prefer to live in more moderate climates like those of San Miguel de Allende and the famous Lakeside community.

    I do not understand those people, Pachuca and other similar cities are the best!

    If you enjoy summers, then Pachuca would not be the best place for you. June to September are all part of the rain and storms season, which is way colder than the hottest time of the year represented by April and May. The rain then recedes and Frost Season starts, lasting all the way back to March and then April once again.

    Curiously, Liverpool and other similar stores still sell their season-themed clothing even if real seasons do not exist here.

    The near constant wind, freezing nights, nearby mountains and beautiful forests to visit have all been very important, satisfying and inspirational for me as a Fantasy writer.
     
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    Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines is getting a sequel!

    To those not in the know, this game has been a cult classic ever since it came out in 2004, despite the failure of its production company Troika and despite countless bugs. People managed to accept all of that simply because the game has such phenomenal storytelling. My PC can't even begin to handle this game yet I'm still beyond excited. WOO!
     
  12. Futhark

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    Me when I was young. Girl says ‘Want to come over? There is no one at home.’
    Me. ‘Nah, I got stuff to do.’

    Eight hours later. ‘Oh, wait..,’
     
  13. CupofJoe

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    The invitation to "Help me Babysit" was too often refused...
     
  14. Chessie2

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    I find it entertaining that our cats like to watch each other constantly. They watch each other eat. They watch each other play. They watch each other fight. They watch each other use the bathroom, get pettings, jump on counters, destroy shit, get in trouble, etc. They instigate battles and if two are engaged in a fight, the third will jump in and swat. If the kitten is chased by the calico, the siamese will chase the calico out of the room. If the kitten harasses the siamese, the calico will chase the kitten, and so on. I find their behavior intriguing.
     
  15. Futhark

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    Autumn in Australia

    Installing...
    Installing...
    Installing...

    Installation Failed. Continuing 60+% humidity and 30 degrees Celsius (in the shade).
     
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    I wasn't aware that this existed. But now that I know about it, I love the idea. I support anything that exposes people to the writings of Tolkien.
     
  18. CupofJoe

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    After a day away from the web [and other forms of news], I come back to see and read about Sri Lanka...
    I won't despair about this world [been there, done that], but sometimes it takes more work than others to see the good that is around us.
     
  19. Ned Marcus

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    And just when the trouble seemed to be over.
     
  20. Orc Knight

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    I know I have not the greatest writing habit, but it's strange when I write almost a thousand words for some papers for a short presentation on fish and fishing of all things for work and can't put any other writing to pen. So to speak. On the other hand, presentation and fishing afterwards.
     
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