Useful Things to Know about California

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    Aster Selene

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    Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by Aster Selene on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:45 am

    Useful notes about California, since sometimes the stereotypes are played on me on the Internet. I'm sick of it.

    * No, we do not use valley girl/surfer/Latino accents. If your accent doesn’t depend on your ethnicity, then you likely use either Northern Californian accent or what I’ve termed the “laid-back nobody-cares accent”. (Personally I use the laid-back nobody-cares accent with a very slight – slight if you listen closely – Korean accent. It’s barely noticeable.)
    * We do not call it “Cali”. Anyone who uses that term is not a native. Also, “SoCal” and “NoCal” are only used when a distinction is needed.
    * There is no sex in Orange County (at least from what I’ve heard, since I’m…15…). That’s in Los Angeles. (Once again, that’s what I’ve heard.)
    * Contrary to popular belief, Los Angeles is not a dangerous place to live in at all. (That is, as long as you’re not stupid enough to go down dark alleys at night.)
    * Warm, sunny beaches? All a lie. The water is too cold to go in. You will spend at most once or twice a year going to the beach, and that will prolly be the pier. Near the ocean, it’s cold!
    * It does rain in California. And if anyone tells you that there’s a schedule and it’s predictable, it’s a lie. We have no idea when it’s coming. I do give credit that when it does it usually varies between two days to a week (not much). But being May or August or February doesn’t influence the chances at all.
    * If it has carbon dioxide and bubbles, it’s called “soda”.
    * If someone’s really, really late, and you ask him/her to explain, and he/she says “traffic”, this is not an excuse, it’s perfectly viable.
    * Legal age is at 18. Our lives depend on the DMV. The evil, evil DMV.
    * I have been to Hollywood…prolly three times in my life. Given that I live in Los Angeles…
    * There are a lot of Jewish people in Los Angeles and Asian people in Orange County.
    * There are a lot of academically intense people.
    * There is a Chinatown in Los Angeles, but it’s…really small and insignificant (Koreatown and Japanese-town, on the other hand…)
    * Palm trees. The things are freaking everywhere. Even when you’re nowhere near a beach or desert.
    * Summer: Tanktop and shorts. Winter: Jeans and a jacket.
    * Schools are OPEN. As in, we do not go attend a big red brick building every day. We eat outside. We walk around outside. We spend our time panicked and attempting to run to the other side of the campus to get to our rooms outside.
    * A bunch of clustered skyscrapers – that’s only in downtown Los Angeles and central San Francisco. Elsewhere, you can prolly see over the buildings.
    * Yes, I've been to Disneyland, no, I don't go there often. ($70 for a ticket REALLY, DISNEY?)
    * We. Do. Not. Live. In. A. Desert.

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    Re: Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by Psycho↑ ↓ on Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:06 am

    Aster Selene wrote:* If it has carbon dioxide and bubbles, it’s called “soda”.

    uh...?
    I don't really get this one?

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    Re: Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by Tsumanne on Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:25 am

    Aster Selene wrote:* Contrary to popular belief, Los Angeles is not a dangerous place to live in at all.
    Unlike most parts of Australia.

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    Re: Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by Ezri on Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:23 pm

    Psycho↑ ↓ wrote:
    Aster Selene wrote:* If it has carbon dioxide and bubbles, it’s called “soda”.

    uh...?
    I don't really get this one?

    Some people call it "pop".

    Which is really weird.

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    Re: Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by Nanashi_Zokune on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:20 pm

    Aster Selene wrote:Useful notes about California, since sometimes the stereotypes are played on me on the Internet. I'm sick of it.

    * If it has carbon dioxide and bubbles, it’s called “soda”.
    * If someone’s really, really late, and you ask him/her to explain, and he/she says “traffic”, this is not an excuse, it’s perfectly viable.
    * Palm trees. The things are freaking everywhere. Even when you’re nowhere near a beach or desert.
    * Summer: Tanktop and shorts. Winter: Jeans and a jacket.
    * Schools are OPEN. As in, we do not go attend a big red brick building every day. We eat outside. We walk around outside. We spend our time panicked and attempting to run to the other side of the campus to get to our rooms outside.

    same in texas about soda~
    omg the traffic in california! DX me my grandmother and my brother have been through california NOT FUN DURING RUSH HOUR TIMES!!!
    we were heading back to texas from washington state.

    the summer stuff and the open school i actually found out about from my friend jon. he was raised in california most of his life and lots of the time he would go to school with flip flops on and and open shirt and shorts XD
    but then later he moved to texas and i met him ragnarok online and then later in real (he still owes me an autograph from laura bailey for when he worked at funimation D: ... i can fanboy just like the rest of you girls >.> DON'T JUDGE! D;< ).

    i miss hanging out with him. now he's bouncing from california and chicago working with and doing the art for the street fighter games and working on a comic book.

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    Re: Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by ThePianoChan on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:26 pm

    Hey, this would be fun to do for all the states Why not start a thread
    "Useful things to know about ...."
    then have the users post 5-10[sometimes more] facts that are AGAINST the stereotype of what they are given by living in that state ovo.

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    Re: Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by Nanashi_Zokune on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:29 pm

    like how texas isn't full of rednecks like people think and we created many great things and that most of the calculators you buy for highschool is most likely by texas instruments? and texas created the doom games as well as many other games and blah blah blah?

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    Re: Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by Winchester24 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:51 pm

    Nanashi_Zokune wrote:like how texas isn't full of rednecks like people think and we created many great things and that most of the calculators you buy for highschool is most likely by texas instruments? and texas created the doom games as well as many other games and blah blah blah?

    Retro Studios is in Texas~ X3

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    Re: Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by ThePianoChan on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:59 pm

    XD yes, ect. I'm in Oregon and most people think we're either stoners, hippies, or tree-huggers. XD pft.

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    Re: Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by zin on Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:27 pm

    Aster Selene wrote:
    * Yes, I've been to Disneyland, no, I don't go there often. ($70 for a ticket REALLY, DISNEY?)
    * We. Do. Not. Live. In. A. Desert.

    disneyland is indeed expensive.

    we don't live in a entire desert, but some of califorina is (like closer to the other states going east califorina turns in to a desert)

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    Re: Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by Aster Selene on Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:39 pm

    Nanashi_Zokune wrote:that most of the calculators you buy for highschool is most likely by texas instruments

    I did actually know that one. -cradles TI-84 Plus Silver Edition-

    I do hate TI though. Seriously, their technology in calculators has not improved since 1996.

    zinfandel wrote:we don't live in a entire desert, but some of califorina is (like closer to the other states going east califorina turns in to a desert)

    Right. But there are seriously people who think Californians live in the desert all the way through (like imagine Palm Springs taking up the whole state).

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    Re: Useful Things to Know about California

    Post by KaneYuki on Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:48 pm

    ThePianoChan wrote: I'm in Oregon and most people think we're either stoners, hippies, or tree-huggers. XD pft.
    we arn't?

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