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23 / F / Spokane, Washington
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Posted 6/14/13
I live in Washington State. Everyone says it is gloomy and rainy here; unfortunately, that is mostly true. Also, you are lucky if you find another anime fan here in the eastern part of the state.


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28 / F / California
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I'm from California and my friend who's from Michigan always assumed we Californians know how to swim. Her reaction was quite amusing when I told her that almost no one here can swim.

You live in S.D. and no one knows how to swim? lol
Maybe it depends on the area but everyone I grew up with knows how to swim. I learned when I was 5. When I was a kid everyone had their Birthday parties at the pool. Plus you have to take it in High school.

Anyways, people usually think of Cali like an episode of Laguna Beach or Keeping up with the Kardashians. That we are all a bunch of superficial idiots. Obviously there are a lot of people and areas like that, but not all. They have those "Visit California" commercials that are suppose to parody the misconceptions that people have of this state, but I don't think it helps the cause much. People just think we are a joke of a state, which is sad. I love it here, wouldn't ever want to leave ^___^
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27 / F / Southern Oregon
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I'm from Oregon.

Most of the stereotypes about the state are centered around one city in the state, Portland. This is because most of the populations lives there and they basically decide everything during elections. This upsets most of the state which is, with a few notable exceptions, made of small and very conservative towns.
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27 / M / Atlanta, GA, USA
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I was born in Georgia, have lived in Texas and Mississippi, and now live in Georgia again.

In Texas, we lived near Houston. My parents both worked with NASA, but soon moved back to Georgia, my father doing computer programming contracts for dams, traffic control, and such, while my mother is now a high school math teacher. Everyone I met there was highly educated. Roads were good, but the land was kind of flat, ugly, and treeless.

In Mississippi, I lived on a large family estate that we've owned for several generations. I've been asked if I swam in the swamps. Yes, I have, after getting appropriate shots, and there were sometimes a few alligators, but I usually didn't see any. There was a lot of unused farmland and even a few horses, but the last of the horses were finally sold. The only thing really in operation was a private runway, a hangar with a few small planes, and a machine shop for predator type drones, which my sister worked on as part of her degree at MSU.

As for Georgia... it's just kind of full of nice trees and pleasant people. Most of my family lives here, near Atlanta, for no particular reason. I kind of understand why, though. White, black, hispanic, asian... everyone is extremely kind and well-spoken. I've never witnessed any racism.


So, yeah, the only stereotype I can confirm from personal experience is that we swim in swamps in Mississippi. If there were uneducated, racist hick farmers around, I never saw them.
Posted 6/15/13
I come from Massachusetts and everyone seems to assume we're all liberal assholes.
Of course I am a liberal asshole, but that's besides the point.
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jakal56 wrote:
I'm from Colorado. I love it here!
Contrary to popular belief, not EVERYONE is high....at least not at the same time...

Colorado... Where drugs are legal and marriage isn't. Non sequitur aside, I like the state, so long as I can avoid pits like Cortez.

Kavalion wrote:
As for Georgia... it's just kind of full of nice trees and pleasant people. Most of my family lives here, near Atlanta, for no particular reason. I kind of understand why, though. White, black, hispanic, asian... everyone is extremely kind and well-spoken. I've never witnessed any racism.

I also live in Atlanta, and this is completely true. The people here are incredibly open and friendly, and it's a beautiful city. I want to live here forever.
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27 / M / Kentucky
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I live in Kentucky and all I ever get are Kentucky fried chicken jokes or redneck jokes. I guess people think of chicken and gun racks with gun racks on them for my state.
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17 / F / Cleveland, Ohio
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Posted 6/15/13
Nothing, hardly anyone I know talks about Ohio unless a family member or friend lives there.
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I recently moved to Washington from NY and when I ever I tell anyone they're all like "OH what part of the city!?" and I'm all =_= "No I lived in the country, in a little village east of Syracuse." and 8 times outta 10 I get "Since when does New York have country?"
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19 / M / Wales
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I live in the UK (Wales), they think of us as sheep shagging people, or a poor mans version of the English lol
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Well, whenever I tell someone I'm from Washington, DC, they assume that I'm either "belligerent," "loud," or "have no class." Of course, this is far from my actual personality, so it really is unfortunate that people are labeled because of where they live.
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Well, whenever I tell someone I'm from Washington, DC, they assume that I'm either "belligerent," "loud," or "have no class." Of course, this is far from my actual personality, so it really is unfortunate that people are labeled because of where they live.


Haha that's where I'm originally from! I've never gotten that list of labels, but when I first moved to TX, many people assumed that I had gotten the chance to meet the president before (did visit the White House once while I was living there, but never actually met him).
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23 / F / Colorado
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jakal56 wrote:

I'm from Colorado. I love it here!
Contrary to popular belief, not EVERYONE is high....at least not at the same time... haha!!

Fact. Haha xD We're not called "greenies" for nothing...(although some will deny it, and say it's because of our license plates).

I'm from Colorado too and I think it generally confuses people. CO is highly diverse depending on where one goes in the state...Greeley, Boulder, Denver, CO Springs, Cortez (I saw another person mention it), Evergreen...the list could go on and on frankly and ALL of those places can actually feel like visiting an entirely different state when you go there. The most typical preconceptions of CO I've heard of though, include people thinking we're always high, skiing/boarding all winter and then hibernating during the summer or something (or they think it's winter all the time ha), and finally that we all ride horses. All of which can be true for some places and all false in others. All in all, I LOVE it here in Colorado anyway haha - I'm never leaving this place for long that's for sure.
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Posted 6/16/13
i feel ya there bro
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29 / M / Seattle
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Posted 6/16/13 , edited 6/16/13

wistala wrote:

I live in Washington State. Everyone says it is gloomy and rainy here; unfortunately, that is mostly true. Also, you are lucky if you find another anime fan here in the eastern part of the state.




I live in Washington State, Seattle. People here are passive aggressive and complains about the weather much. The whole city shuts down on 1 inch of snow/ice. People not of this state jokes about it a lot. Just wait till they climb hills here with their car on an inch of black ice.

There are many anime fans here but you dont see them. They are ninjas so be one to see one heheheh

Note sakura con happens to be here once a year.
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