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The Australian Thread

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I’m feeling a little patriotic… So why not? 😄

After a quick search of the site, this thread doesn’t seem to have been created yet, bloody outrageous! I’ve been finding myself desperate for new things to do so I had hoped that in this new thread I could engage with any fellow Aussies or anyone curious to learn about the greatest country in the world as we battle through this virus!

So yes, it’s no secret that I’m Australia, born and raised. On one side of my family, my ancestry dates back to the British convicts of the First Fleet, the first European people to settle in the country. Because of this. I pay may respects to the Indigenous population or rather, first people of this land and their elders, past and present.

Post in this thread if you’re Australian, live in Australia, been there on holiday, know anybody from there, etc… Tell the rest of us about your experiences, thoughts, things you love, things you dislike, funny stories about tasting Vegemite! (I LOVE it!) OR you can also take this opportunity to ask any of us Aussies your burning questions! Post memes, videos, gifs, etc…

Rules!

  1. No politics. Enough said.
  2. Crazy conspiracy theories are OK, just keep it respectful.
  3. Keep it SFW.
  4. Keep banter at an appropriate level, racism will not be tolerated.
  5. No confusing us and New Zealand!

SOLO: A Subtler Remaster of ‘The Bold One’
(My homeworld is Australia so be wary of timezones!)

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Magpies suck, spiders scare me, 90% of the country is too hot 90% of the time. I first saw kangaroos at a school camp when I was thirteen. The next time was at a caravan park where one got within five yards of me - a rather scary experience.

I oscillate between thinking that the stereotypes of Australia and the seemingly alien perception of the place by Americans and others is entirely bullshit and thinking that Australia really is an insane place. I suspect neither is really true/

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Welcome to the family, stickydixon!

stickydixon said:

Magpies suck,

Exactly why I never leave the house during spring.

spiders scare me,

I hate spiders.

90% of the country is too hot 90% of the time.

YES!

I first saw kangaroos at a school camp when I was thirteen. The next time was at a caravan park where one got within five yards of me - a rather scary experience.

Holy shit! Not until you were 13! I had a close call with a bunch of them when I was 5… I got separated from my parents while we were visiting Queensland and I had to hide behind an outdoor vending machine! True story. 😄

I oscillate between thinking that the stereotypes of Australia and the seemingly alien perception of the place by Americans and others is entirely bullshit and thinking that Australia really is an insane place. I suspect neither is really true/

It is an insane place. But regardless, a lot safer than most other places.

SOLO: A Subtler Remaster of ‘The Bold One’
(My homeworld is Australia so be wary of timezones!)

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Chase Adams said:

Welcome to the family, stickydixon!

stickydixon said:

Holy shit! Not until you were 13! I had a close call with a bunch of them when I was 5…

That’d suck. I grew up near Melbourne and My family would only ever go leave Victoria to go to the gold coast for holidays. So I never really was in proximity to proper Aussie wildlife.

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stickydixon said:

That’d suck. I grew up near Melbourne and My family would only ever go leave Victoria to go to the gold coast for holidays.

Hey, I live in Melbourne! Always have, my family only went to the Gold Coast that one time. Other than that, I’ve hardly ever left Victoria. Also, I have actually never been overseas! 😄

SOLO: A Subtler Remaster of ‘The Bold One’
(My homeworld is Australia so be wary of timezones!)

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I am a little diappointed that Chase hasn’t posted upside down in this thread - a like true Aussie would have! 😉

Top idea for a thread Chase 👍

No fate but what we make - apart from force dyads!