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Ng London Meet VII 2010

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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 05:18:02


At 7/28/10 10:30 PM, Black-Ops wrote: Up until a couple of years ago when I started attending Glasgow NG meetups I always thought of my folks as too protective of me (I don't blame them, I got mugged in my own town once, lolol). I probably wouldn't have gotten to see Doug and Kieran that fateful day if I went about it like it was some covert rendezvous, and have to make up stories or get people to lie on my behalf, there's so much that could go wrong. I told them about the Glasgow meet, replied to their questions honestly and they let me go. I guess it also helped that I talk about Newgrounds occasionally in casual conversation.

If you can be confident enough to tell your family what Newgrounds is about (for the love of God don't mention hentai), and why you wish to attend one of these meets, then you're confident enough to travel to one of these meetups with peace of mind that you're going to have a good time.

Exactlly.

Problem is a lot of kids now a days tend to cast out their parents and have this very angsty "I will do as I please" attitude about them. I understand that, yeah you're a teenanger whatever, you feel more independant, but at the end of the day London is a dodgy area. I've had countless pickpocketers try to steal from me, i've been confronted by groups and such, even in the towns i've lived in i've had some fairly serious issues with people. It's just not entirely safe, and unless you and your parents are both aware that you are responsible enough to go out and act like an adult (regardless of age) Then there's no point in you going.

As Luis was saying before, it also has to do with background.

It's good to know a lot of the younger users have had their parents around during the meets, just in the background but it shows good responsible parenting. You walk around my town, which is really only a little village, kids are always out and about, can't be any older than 13 half the time, it's just obvious their parents don't give a shit.

At 7/30/10 09:02 PM, Wonchop wrote:
Any good hotel suggestions or shall I just opt for a Travelodge again?

In all honesty Travelodge is your best bet, i've stayed in around 5 of them in London now and they've all been your bog standard hotel, nothing to complain about.

The prices are usually relatively affordable too.

Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 06:16:35


At 7/30/10 09:02 PM, Wonchop wrote: Any good hotel suggestions or shall I just opt for a Travelodge again?

Have you considered staying in a hostel? £12 - £20 a night, the beds are average at best, but if you're like me and can sleep anywhere then it's a good choice. Not for everyone's liking though.


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 06:41:32


At 7/31/10 06:16 AM, Will wrote:
At 7/30/10 09:02 PM, Wonchop wrote: Any good hotel suggestions or shall I just opt for a Travelodge again?
Have you considered staying in a hostel? £12 - £20 a night, the beds are average at best, but if you're like me and can sleep anywhere then it's a good choice. Not for everyone's liking though.

I like the convinience of having a shower and stuff if i'm going out, which is why I opt for the hotel.

Hostels always seem a bit off putting to me.

Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 07:58:12


At 7/31/10 06:41 AM, ChazzGoth wrote: I like the convinience of having a shower and stuff if i'm going out, which is why I opt for the hotel.

Hostels always seem a bit off putting to me.

Hostels have showers and bathrooms, the only difference between a hostel and hotel is that you are sharing a room with other people (in dorms). I've stayed in dozens, never had a problem. In fact It's a great place to meet people from all over the world.


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 08:01:03


I so wish I could've been there. Sad I can't.


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 08:02:20


if this was made in january why does it say it is in augest


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 08:03:17


At 7/30/10 09:02 PM, Wonchop wrote: Anyhoo, looking forward to the meetup next week. I've mentioned the meet to both Weebl and Akira the Don, so we'll see if those guys turn up.

On second thoughts, if Akira the Don is going, then I just might. I love his music.


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 08:23:25


At 7/31/10 08:03 AM, Limited wrote:
At 7/30/10 09:02 PM, Wonchop wrote: Anyhoo, looking forward to the meetup next week. I've mentioned the meet to both Weebl and Akira the Don, so we'll see if those guys turn up.
On second thoughts, if Akira the Don is going, then I just might. I love his music.

This guy? Damn, he's good. Dayuuum


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 08:35:20


At 7/31/10 07:58 AM, Will wrote: Hostels have showers and bathrooms, the only difference between a hostel and hotel is that you are sharing a room with other people (in dorms). I've stayed in dozens, never had a problem. In fact It's a great place to meet people from all over the world.

Yeah, I went backpacking around Europe and so stayed in hostels every night, it's great. Half the price of a hotel room for a little less privacy. But you have a bed, a space to dump your bag (probably the floor under your bed or similar), there's a toilet/shower down the corridor... They're fine, most of them aren't even communal showers anyway. And when you get back at 2am and you're pretty pissed it doesn't matter about sleeping in a room full of people, you just pass out.


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 10:11:55


At 7/31/10 08:35 AM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: Yeah, I went backpacking around Europe and so stayed in hostels every night, it's great. Half the price of a hotel room for a little less privacy.

what if you get put next to the guy who snores and farts alot?


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 10:19:01


At 7/31/10 10:11 AM, Luis wrote: what if you get put next to the guy who snores and farts alot?

Well at least he's not as bad as me and my explosive diarrhoea


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 12:52:20


At 7/31/10 10:19 AM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote:
At 7/31/10 10:11 AM, Luis wrote: what if you get put next to the guy who snores and farts alot?
Well at least he's not as bad as me and my explosive diarrhoea

And what if you have a scat fetish?

In all honesty i'd say that was heaven..

OBVIOUSLY in the eyes of a scat fetishist..

Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 17:04:53


At 7/31/10 10:11 AM, Luis wrote:
At 7/31/10 08:35 AM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: Yeah, I went backpacking around Europe and so stayed in hostels every night, it's great. Half the price of a hotel room for a little less privacy.
what if you get put next to the guy who snores and farts alot?

I was in a dorm once where a guy was snoring so badly my bed was shaking. He ended up being kicked in the head by someone to stop him snoring.


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 17:29:52


At 7/31/10 05:04 PM, Will wrote: I was in a dorm once where a guy was snoring so badly my bed was shaking. He ended up being kicked in the head by someone to stop him snoring.

You describe the incident with such detail I am forced to conclude that you were the offending party. Your third party language can't fool me!


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 18:55:44


Hey guys just booking my tickets now (I know late but I live on the edge) what sort of time should I be in London in the morning. 10? 11? also what time will you guys be heading off to the pub/karaoke bar/ strip club/secret underground death fortress? As I will make a swift exit (with many explosions) at such a time.

Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 19:15:47


At 7/31/10 06:55 PM, SuspiciousPenguin wrote: Hey guys just booking my tickets now (I know late but I live on the edge) what sort of time should I be in London in the morning. 10? 11? also what time will you guys be heading off to the pub/karaoke bar/ strip club/secret underground death fortress? As I will make a swift exit (with many explosions) at such a time.

Everyone meet at 1pm, except Luis who meets at 2pm (lmao), so give yourself half an hour to get across london. We'll probably go off to our BSDM den at about......... 7ish maybe? idk. Something like that.


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 19:32:19


At 7/31/10 06:55 PM, SuspiciousPenguin wrote: Hey guys just booking my tickets now (I know late but I live on the edge)

I'm booking them on the day.


This too will pass.

Memento mori

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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 19:36:26


Right tickets done, I also bought a NG shirt though I don't think it will get here in time as I had to buy 'el cheapo' shipping which takes 1-2 weeks. Can't wait. I am very excite.

Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 20:05:11


At 7/31/10 07:15 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: We'll probably go off to our BSDM den at about......... 7ish maybe? idk. Something like that.
BSDM

Did someone forget to send me the memo?


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 20:28:57


Just be cautious if you're planning to book a hotel on the day of the meet, since most hotels don't let you check in until after 2pm (though with some Travelodges you can pay an early check in fee of about £10), meaning you'll have to try and meet up midmeet or carry all your luggage with you.

Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 20:34:28


At 7/31/10 07:32 PM, Lost-Chances wrote:
I'm booking them on the day.

You have to let me know how much it cost you, so I can be a total dick and say "Hah, I saved a shitload by booking them in advance online", because otherwise what was the point of giving yet another website my card details?

Small victories, and all that.


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-07-31 21:14:19


At 7/31/10 08:34 PM, LazyPint wrote: You have to let me know how much it cost you, so I can be a total dick and say "Hah, I saved a shitload by booking them in advance online", because otherwise what was the point of giving yet another website my card details?

Small victories, and all that.

I think part of the reason why I'm not booking in advance is I don't know how my sleeping will go. Last year, I slept through. This year, my sleeping pattern is really fucked up so far. Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if you have a much cheaper bill. I was last quoted for about £40.


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-08-01 13:01:11


5 days left!

Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-08-02 05:59:28


At 8/1/10 01:01 PM, funkycaveman wrote: 5 days left!

I'm not going to make it guys :( I have to take care of myself and bubble, so tearing up London with lots of alcoholic beverages and bad shoes isn't an option for me this year.
Hope you have a fabulous time, though :) Drink one for me.


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-08-02 08:29:23


I'll be attending after all.

You guys must be lucky.

Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-08-02 08:53:50


At 8/1/10 01:01 PM, funkycaveman wrote: 5 days left!

Man, I can't believe it's only a few days time until I see you all in person. It's going to feel weird seeing people I only know from the internet but I'm sure I'll easily settle in with those who I've talked to via webcam on Stickam such as Coop.

At 8/2/10 08:29 AM, TimFrommeyer wrote: I'll be attending after all.

You guys must be lucky.

I feel lucky enough just to be there but what truly amazes me is that I'm going to see Weebl and the Super Flash Bros. They were some of the artists that brought me to this site in the first place!

Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-08-02 09:00:35


At 8/2/10 08:53 AM, Bahamut wrote:
At 8/1/10 01:01 PM, funkycaveman wrote: 5 days left!
Man, I can't believe it's only a few days time until I see you all in person. It's going to feel weird seeing people I only know from the internet but I'm sure I'll easily settle in with those who I've talked to via webcam on Stickam such as Coop.

You'll be surprised how quickly you gel in with everyone, to be honest. That's the good thing about groups of people with the same interest :)


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-08-02 09:31:15


At 8/2/10 05:59 AM, Cally wrote:
At 8/1/10 01:01 PM, funkycaveman wrote: 5 days left!
I'm not going to make it guys :( I have to take care of myself and bubble, so tearing up London with lots of alcoholic beverages and bad shoes isn't an option for me this year.
Hope you have a fabulous time, though :) Drink one for me.

Aaw Cally, that's going to kill Bex - she was really looking forward to seeing you again (as was I, but I've got other plans as well to rebound onto) :(

Don't let me down next year. Please *puppy eyes*

At 8/2/10 09:00 AM, Cally wrote:
At 8/2/10 08:53 AM, Bahamut wrote: Man, I can't believe it's only a few days time until I see you all in person. It's going to feel weird seeing people I only know from the internet but I'm sure I'll easily settle in with those who I've talked to via webcam on Stickam such as Coop.
You'll be surprised how quickly you gel in with everyone, to be honest. That's the good thing about groups of people with the same interest :)

Hell yes... and the fact we have dodgems and arcade games to play on.


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-08-02 10:18:30


hot shit is hot, tim


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Response to Ng London Meet VII 2010 2010-08-02 12:43:14


Hell yes... and the fact we have dodgems and arcade games to play on.

Always a good ice breaker! :D


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