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Re: moving to london

Post by __________ » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:37 pm

tr0tsky wrote: You speak English (and I bet you know fuck-all Cornish)
Its an injustice - not my fault - Cornish should be taught in schools in Cornwall just as Welsh people learn Welsh.
There's fewer than 100 fluent Cornish speakers. Fucked if I could learn it even if I really wanted to, but that's not the point.
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You use pound sterling
We have no choice! We have to represent ourselves some way, and we can't very well start our own currency without our own government, can we?
tr0tsky wrote:You're dependent on 'English' warships and planes for your 'defence'
Nobody ever has, or probably ever will try to invade Cornwall. There's fuck all left to invade! No warships down here. Some get repaired in Falmouth; but the proper Navy crew - you're thinking of Plymouth which is in Devon.
tr0tsky wrote:You study for GCSE's and A-Levels (or in your case, GNVQ)
Your bank account is based in the Gherkin.
Again, no choice. We can't change our education or economic structure without our own government, can we? Cornwall is, historically, on paper, separate to England. You can't dispute that - its 100% true!

Cornwall makes BARE (that's London speak) money from leisure and tourism. We could easily support ourselves year-round from our summer tourism takings, but instead we basically have our money robbed by the English government who rarely put it back into our local economy sensibly.
A year or two ago (probably still happening in fact) the government spent more on advertising Cornwall as a holiday destination for up cuntry and foreign people, than they did on building affordable housing for local people. Most young Cornish people have to move away because a £150,000 mortage on some of the lowest wages in the country just ain't happening. Tell me that isn't fucked up.

Didn't mean to hijack the London thread, but the Cornish haters can fuck RIGHT off...down a disused mine. Truth is there's bugger-all left of our Cornish identity after all these years of having it watered down and losing all our local industry, forcing many to move away, but we were once BADMAN, and you'll find true Cornish patriotism runs much deeper than that of the English!

The fine Cornish town of Camborne went from super-super-super-rich mining town to the home of sexual-manure-fetishes in a relatively short space of time.

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Re: moving to london

Post by magma » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:22 pm

I'm sorry if you got offended, £10 Bag, I was only joking to be honest... I like Cornwall and I fully intend to move back to the westcountry one day.

The Cornish coastlines are some of the most beautiful parts of Great Britain (at least we can agree you're part of that!) ... but for a guy moving to one of the biggest cities in the world from rural Australia, I'm not quite sure how relevant the comparison was! :D
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Re: moving to london

Post by pk- » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:05 pm

magma wrote:If you're into history at all, try this out... my brother (Uncle Bill) leant it to me when I moved to London and I read it off and on for the first year or so I was here (it's LONG and best read on sunny days in parks, I found!), but it's enriched my experience of this city no end:

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Re: moving to london

Post by future filth » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:39 am

lol i love how this turned into a massive hate thread :lol:

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Re: moving to london

Post by dubluke » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:55 am

£10 Bag wrote:fuck, i wouldn't move to london if you paid me £10 an hour to sit at home.
horrible, nasty, paranoid, unsociable, cramped, rude, stinky, dirty, dangerous place.

sounds of the universe is the best bit about london, but its got mail order, so don't bother actually going to the city for real.
yeah i spend all my time feeling really paranoid and meeting horrible people, I never talk to anyone and i'm always stuck for space, the other day a man shouted at me to fuck off, and everything smells :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

oh and I get shanked on the regs.

seriously man what a stupid post
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Re: moving to london

Post by dreamizm » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:58 am

@£10 Bag... don't they have their own currency in Cornwall now (or one of the smaller tourist hubs around there)?

Way to keep money in the local economy etc
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Re: moving to london

Post by mawltea » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:10 pm

Man, I've been thinking about moving to London for ages, but haven't done so because I don't know anyone there, and big city life can be fucking lonely and cruel if you don't know anyone. Tell us how it goes, and best of luck, mate! :)
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Re: moving to london

Post by hayze99 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:38 pm

Well, whatever. I live in Camden - Euston to be exact - and think it's the mutt's nuts. Im a brisk stroll away from everything. There's 3 good dubstep nights that are a 10 minute walk away, and the rest are in Old Street - a bus ride away. The one's close are SOME at The Den on Tottenham Court Road and RISE at the Purple Turtle in Camden town. Actually, also got Why Not? at SCALA on King's Cross not too far away. Then you've got FWD every Sunday (paused for now though) at Plastic People on Old Street, and then look around for other places, because dub nights are ALWAYS on. Fabric always plays dub on a Friday, especially in Room 3 and apart from that just look around. Once you go to these you'll get dub packs given to you outside. It'll just be 100 leaflets all for dubstep nights. Then you're sorted.

What's the general age group of the ninja meetings? Would an 18 year old scamp such as myself be welcomed?

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Re: moving to london

Post by rbnc » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:42 pm

future filth wrote:sweet dude, thanks :)

yeah i am seriously keen on seeing fabric! would be fucking crazy! are all those joints reasonably easy to get to from camden? i'm guessing public transport is pretty awesome over there
I moved to London in September, it can be hard work but it's worth it, in my experience it is the best city in the world, but as people have said, it can be lonely unless you make effort to meet people. No one gives a shit about you, but I love that, I went to a McDonalds in the East End my pyjamas with my girlfriend at 1pm and no one even took a second-glance.

In the last year I've been to New York, Barcelona, Ho Chi Minh City, Bankok, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Hamburg and Berlin. London to me is better than all of them. Paris, Hamburg and Berlin I visited whilst I lived here. I always love coming back. London has so much energy. So much shit going on every night if you go out and find it. London is 20 cities in one.

Public transport in London is fairly comprehensive. You can get almost to anywhere from anywhere in one or two changes. The underground can be pretty brutal, especially the Central line during the summer, expect 40 C heat and to get closer to a man you don't know than you ever expected.

Get an Oyster card straight away for traveling. Anyone can get one, £3 and you can sell it back at any Underground station for £3 if you ever leave the UK. It will allow you to travel for over 50% of the normal price. Everyone has an Oyster. Buses are £1 with an Oyster and within Central london you're capped at £5 something so you never get more than that taken off.

There are shit loads of night buses everywhere, esp to Camden.

Fabric has a ridiculously good sound-system and ridiculously good line-ups.

If you ever want to hang or need a tour-guide, hit me up.
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Re: moving to london

Post by rbnc » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:43 pm

pk- wrote:
magma wrote:If you're into history at all, try this out... my brother (Uncle Bill) leant it to me when I moved to London and I read it off and on for the first year or so I was here (it's LONG and best read on sunny days in parks, I found!), but it's enriched my experience of this city no end:

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I need this.

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Re: moving to london

Post by magma » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:46 pm

hayze99 wrote:What's the general age group of the ninja meetings? Would an 18 year old scamp such as myself be welcomed?
We're a pretty mixed bunch... as long as you can put up with tr0tsky saying he's fucked your sister, me trying to fuck your sister and faust actually fucking your mother you're more than welcome.

I think the youngest of the regulars is probably Rats... think he's 20ish, Grandad of the group is kay I think with Faust and myself shortly behind (we're both 27). We've all pretty much got ridiculous babyfaces though - helps with the sister fucking. ch3, tr0tsky and The Acid Never Lies fit somewhere inbetween.

More the merrier!

We need to arrange another pizza and pub trip actually... next Ninja outing is Bangface, but there's not much Dubstep on!
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Re: moving to london

Post by rbnc » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:48 pm

magma wrote: We need to arrange another pizza and pub trip actually... next Ninja outing is Bangface, but there's not much Dubstep on!
Are devout atheists welcome?
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Re: moving to london

Post by magma » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:50 pm

rbnc wrote:
magma wrote: We need to arrange another pizza and pub trip actually... next Ninja outing is Bangface, but there's not much Dubstep on!
Are devout atheists welcome?
:lol:

If I can manage to live in a flat with 2 hardline atheists, one Christian and my nambypamby agnostic ways, I'm sure I can handle a pint with one.

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Re: moving to london

Post by pk- » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:24 pm

hayze99 wrote:Euston ... think it's the mutt's nuts.
christ, really? I lived there for 18 years, couldn't wait to fuck off. somers town in the 90s was fucking grim

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Re: moving to london

Post by tr0tsky » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:58 am

hayze99 wrote: What's the general age group of the ninja meetings? Would an 18 year old scamp such as myself be welcomed?
No.


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Re: moving to london

Post by tr0tsky » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:03 am

magma wrote: We need to arrange another pizza and pub trip actually... next Ninja outing is Bangface, but there's not much Dubstep on!
Next Friday is bangface, how about the Monday or Tuesday after that? Especially if Travis and Marco and Martin can't make BF?

Pizza again or should we be more adventurous?


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Re: moving to london

Post by future filth » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:25 am

hayze99 wrote:Well, whatever. I live in Camden - Euston to be exact - and think it's the mutt's nuts. Im a brisk stroll away from everything. There's 3 good dubstep nights that are a 10 minute walk away, and the rest are in Old Street - a bus ride away. The one's close are SOME at The Den on Tottenham Court Road and RISE at the Purple Turtle in Camden town. Actually, also got Why Not? at SCALA on King's Cross not too far away. Then you've got FWD every Sunday (paused for now though) at Plastic People on Old Street, and then look around for other places, because dub nights are ALWAYS on. Fabric always plays dub on a Friday, especially in Room 3 and apart from that just look around. Once you go to these you'll get dub packs given to you outside. It'll just be 100 leaflets all for dubstep nights. Then you're sorted.
MUCH appreciated dude, i'm gonna be trying to get out to as many dub nights as possible when i get there, best way to make friends i guess apart from working. nice to know there's some close clubs that play dubstep!
rbnc wrote: I moved to London in September, it can be hard work but it's worth it, in my experience it is the best city in the world, but as people have said, it can be lonely unless you make effort to meet people. No one gives a shit about you, but I love that, I went to a McDonalds in the East End my pyjamas with my girlfriend at 1pm and no one even took a second-glance.

In the last year I've been to New York, Barcelona, Ho Chi Minh City, Bankok, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Hamburg and Berlin. London to me is better than all of them. Paris, Hamburg and Berlin I visited whilst I lived here. I always love coming back. London has so much energy. So much shit going on every night if you go out and find it. London is 20 cities in one.

Public transport in London is fairly comprehensive. You can get almost to anywhere from anywhere in one or two changes. The underground can be pretty brutal, especially the Central line during the summer, expect 40 C heat and to get closer to a man you don't know than you ever expected.

Get an Oyster card straight away for traveling. Anyone can get one, £3 and you can sell it back at any Underground station for £3 if you ever leave the UK. It will allow you to travel for over 50% of the normal price. Everyone has an Oyster. Buses are £1 with an Oyster and within Central london you're capped at £5 something so you never get more than that taken off.

There are shit loads of night buses everywhere, esp to Camden.

Fabric has a ridiculously good sound-system and ridiculously good line-ups.

If you ever want to hang or need a tour-guide, hit me up.
really appreciate it dude. i've heard about the oyster card and everything, my cousin has lived there for a while so he can hook me up with all that shit. i'll no doubt see you around dude! thanks :)
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Re: moving to london

Post by magma » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:56 am

tr0tsky wrote:
magma wrote: We need to arrange another pizza and pub trip actually... next Ninja outing is Bangface, but there's not much Dubstep on!
Next Friday is bangface, how about the Monday or Tuesday after that? Especially if Travis and Marco and Martin can't make BF?

Pizza again or should we be more adventurous?


Fancy a spicey Indian, Simon? (hahaha I've never made that one before)
Yeah, I'm up for that. Ninja Christmas Outing! I think Martin is coming to Bangface isn't he? We'll have to get him on Facebook or something, he's apparently forsaken the SNH!

I'll pretty much eat (half of) whatever's put in front of me... especially if it's spicy Indian meat.
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Re: moving to london

Post by tr0tsky » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:29 am

magma wrote: I'll pretty much eat (half of) whatever's put in front of me... especially if it's spicy Indian meat.
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Re: moving to london

Post by tr0tsky » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:30 am

future filth wrote:. nice to know there's some close clubs that play dub!
STOP CALLING DUBSTEP 'DUB' YOU FUCKING AUSTRALIAN tnuc. IF YOU KEEP DOING IT I WILL PERSONALLY MAKE SURE YOUR EXPERIENCE OF LIVING IN LONDON IS ONE YOU WOULD RATHER FORGET.
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