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Informal Guide for Visiting the UK"We Americans build front porches on our houses because we don't want to miss the chance to see our neighbours, but 'John Britain' hides himself in a little box and plants a hedge around it to make sure he doesn't! On such a tightly-packed little island, privacy is part of the pursuit of happiness." - Know your Ally: Great Britain, United States War Department, 1944.Informal Guide for Visiting the UK by Willsormiston
I have a mate about to leave for the United Kingdom for her summer holiday soon, so I thought I'd take a break from politics and history (well, politics anyway) to give some pointers for visitors about our differences based on what I learnt from living here in London and travelling abroad. Just a little informal thing you could read, or show to your friends if they're going to visit.
Bear in mind that almost all of these largely apply to London and that some of these will vary elsewhere in the UK, particularily Scotland and Northern Ireland which each have their own set of laws.
Dinner with AmericaCracking open the ornate wax seal, a bespectacled man opens a letter addressed to him, a lock of his hair perked up like an antenna. Inside, the characters are reminiscent of eastern calligraphy, despite it being in English. The man took a sip of his diet soda before he began reading the message.Dinner with America by MrMadManiac
"Honorable Friend America,
It was very lovely to be over in your lands to experience your eclectic culture. It was fascinating, like a mixture of England's, France's, and Germany's cultures [Ehh... Yeah, I was kinda raised by those guys...]. I have done well to keep the photos of your hats, sports, and eating implements [Glad you had a good time, buddy]. I could not describe my intrigue with those you call 'forks,' and was even more impressed by the versatility of them combined with spoons [well, those aren't really that big a deal...]! That brings me to another aspect, your curious cuisine. I never knew such a tremendous beast would yield such a tasty meat! [
This is dedicated to my good friend who was kind enough to give me a personal tour around London, twice, while I was there. I’m so glad we were able to meet up. It was spectacular walking around the city and hearing your stories! Thank you once again for everything, you’re the best
Yes, I’m back now from my month long expedition to the UK. I absolutely loved my experience there! It was like fairyland to me. Now that the fun is all over I have to get back to reality. Boo Things do pile up when you’ve been gone for a month.
Current Residence: It varies within the Mountain States|
Favourite genre of music: Just about anything but country and rap
Favourite photographer: My cousin Angelic Jackson
Favourite style of art: Cartoony
Skin of choice: The one my moma gave me :3
Favourite cartoon character: LSP (Lumpy Space Princess)
Personal Quote: Water can't hurt beautiful people. Go enjoy the rain!
1.You must post the rules
2.Everyone must share one fact about themselves
3.No saying you don't do tags
4.You must make up 10 questions for everyone you tag
5.You can tag however you want :3 '
Here's the fact about me that I’ll share: I don’t have a middle name.
Questions I will answer:
1. Do you have a project you are working on?
A few. Mostly stories and more keeps coming in that I can’t keep up with. One is basically done, save for one last chapter that I’m draggin my feet with. I think that when I’m on a particularly LONG flight I’ll buckle down (literally) and finish. If you know what project I’m talking about… Yeah, it is long overdue.
2. What is your favorite food?
Homemade bread. We always had it in the house and one time store bread was bought when the wheat grinder broke while we waited for a new one to arrive. So I’ve been spoiled with it and still cling to making my own bread. I like just about any kind of bread, wheat, white, challah, sourdough, black bread, etc. All homemade bread is good bread… especially fresh out of the oven
3. Favorite Character (from anything. Movie, show, anime, video game, etc.)?
Oh gosh, I would have such a difficult time trying to not scare him away. Those eyebrows would be near impossible to not stare at either. I suppose I would stay quiet, stalking from afar. Yes, that might be best.
5. Do you have a favorite TV Trope?
It took me a while to understand what this is. I would say my favorite (that I know of right now) is the Show Don’t Tell tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…. It was a bit of advice I was given in a writing workshop I was a part of years ago. Blatantly narrating everything is dry and not creative. There is so much more that can be expressed by showing that words cannot cover. I like this best because people can interpret things so differently. It’s almost endless.
6. Do you rather chocolate, vanilla, or hot sauce?
Chocolate, yes I love chocolate!! I have developed a taste for hot sauce recently but CHOCOLATE!
7. If you could visit the world of any story, which would you visit?
Redwall. It is one of those imaginary places I love to go to every since I read them as a child. I think it is so unfair for Jacques to tease the reader at the end of his novels with the invitation to escape to Redwall. Why must you be so cruel?!
8. Favorite animal?
Hamster :3 Their pouching ability is the best, they are absolutely adorable, and they are hilarious entertainment. People may watch cat videos online but I watch hamster videos. [link]
9. If you could turn any story (including your own) into a movie, which would you choose?
I think the Sabriel series by Garth Nix would be awesome as a film series (provided it had a good director and a cast that can actually act). They wouldn’t have to include everything in the books, just do a proper job that isn’t embarrassing.
10. Fantasy or Sci-fi?
Hmmm… I would say fantasy because I love the idea of magic, mythology, and it can be a bit easier to follow than sci-fi. Although Sci-Fi tends to go into more detail about the world which can be cool. Sometimes I don’t always like the details.
Questions I will ask
1. What is your least favorite color?
2. Describe your ideal job.
3. If you could be in any TV show of your choice, what would it be?
4. Favorite board/card game to play?
5. What is your favorite YouTube channel?
6. What would you do if today was your last day on earth?
7. Do you have a pet?
8. Are you into sports at all?
9. Have you ever broken the law? Don’t worry, I won’t tell
10. What is the scariest thing you have ever experienced or done?
People I will tag