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June 29th, 2006
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Eat that, Hastur!
Arkham Horror is fantastic, although longpig was somewhat too tired to fully enjoy it, her character actually closed the final gate, sealing Hastur away once more. elanya, xypharan and myself enjoyed it immensely - we might try and fit in another game before Hazel and I head out to New Brunswick (which I'm really looking forward to!)

I don't think there's any way I can get the game back to the UK, although I'll have a go at repacking to fit it. I'm thinking of buying some new clothes while I'm here, too (so cheap!) so there's really no spare room in my luggage. If only it were made of sapient pearwood.

Anyways, something else that's bothering me is whether I actually want to bring it back. I don't think it'd be too hard for me to find some kind of job in this city - not a games programming job, but something that would pay enough. Then I could go back home, sort out what can be chucked out and what needs shipping, and start working here. Moslty, I think it'd be dumb to change my plans so quickly, and I admit that I'm a little scared of getting rejected by all the games companies I've been applying to. However, I really do like it here - it's not London, but it's nice, and the average Torontonian is considerably more likeable (and polite!) than the average Londoner. Also, the chances of me landing a games coding job in London were slim-to-none anyway.

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From:wererogue
Date:June 29th, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC)
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Career prospects and a job that challenges and interests me :/
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From:wererogue
Date:June 29th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
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But you're right - I don't think I'd be unsatisfied with that setup!
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From:rumor_esq
Date:June 29th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
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Sure, Toronto sounds nice, if you compare to London. You're not setting a very high bar for yourself, kiddo.
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From:wererogue
Date:June 30th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
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Hey, London is AWESOME. It's just not nice ;)

I like cities. I get really bored away from them.
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From:freakwoman
Date:June 29th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
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heh, if you can convince Hazel to stay in Toronto it would be awesome. The boy and I may be heading up in a year or so. U of T is on his list of potential places to continue his career as a professional student.
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From:latsyrk
Date:June 29th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Glad you like it here, but you might also want to check out the job possibilities in Vancouver or Calgary. Big enough centres that you'd have lots of job options and she'd be in "arts" places. Check the online job listings, I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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From:longpig
Date:June 29th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
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That's so *far* though... :/
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From:wererogue
Date:June 30th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
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Well, I was going to have a look at the job listings in Canada in general, just as soon as I'm online with some real free time.
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From:latsyrk
Date:June 30th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Thing is, British Columbia is so beautiful (they even write that on their license plates) I think you'd both fit right in. Vancouver is a large city with lots of greenery/scenery and they have a lot less winter than the rest of Canada and the Arts community is amazing. This is our friend's business in Miramichi. I'm not sure exactly what you do, but they keep expanding all of the time. They've got programmers working on other people's video games right now but have plans to make their own someday. Check it out: http://fatkatanimation.com/
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