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I caught the train from Westminster to London Bridge, but on the train, I saw a station two stops past my destination and… I just had to what was up with that.
"What was up with that" seemed to be just a street called Canada Water and a couple buildings named after Cansdian cites and provinces, but at least now I know.

I caught the train from Westminster to London Bridge, but on the train, I saw a station two stops past my destination and… I just had to what was up with that.

"What was up with that" seemed to be just a street called Canada Water and a couple buildings named after Cansdian cites and provinces, but at least now I know.

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The highlight of this photoset isn’t the London Eye or the great views it offers. It’s the picture illustrating why I should never try to take a selfie again.

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Buildings I’ve seen in person:
British Parliament
Buildings I haven’t seen in person:
Canadian Parliament

Buildings I’ve seen in person:
British Parliament

Buildings I haven’t seen in person:
Canadian Parliament

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Having been born in New Westminster, it felt appropriate to start my true sightseeing in Old Westminster. Really, Really Old Westminster. The Abbey doesn’t allow pictures inside most of its grounds, so its exterior splendour will have to suffice.

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As I was walking down the street, I could only see part of this building’s facade, and it was like looking at an optical illusion. My eyes did not want to believe the perspective they were seeing. Seeing it in full dulls the effect, but it still weirds me out.

As I was walking down the street, I could only see part of this building’s facade, and it was like looking at an optical illusion. My eyes did not want to believe the perspective they were seeing. Seeing it in full dulls the effect, but it still weirds me out.

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In London, I’m staying at a place called The Hide. It’s a little out of the way – at the border between the third and fourth transit zones, when most of London’s attractions are in Zones One and Two – but it’s cozy and quiet.

The room’s size shocked me a little; I knew European hotel rooms generally weren’t the size of North American ones, but the bathroom being literally half the room’s size was unexpected. Not that I mind. As a generally single traveller, I always find myself with ludicrous amounts of space in North America. This is better.

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It turned out that the transfer point between the tube from the airport and the tube to my hotel was King’s Cross. So I decided to head above ground for a second and look around.

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In my thirty-one years of life, I’ve been to exactly two countries: my home nation of Canada, and the United States. So I decided that it was high time I expanded my horizons a bit.
This is the plane that will be taking me to London. (England, I feel the need to clarify, since so many times around here people mean London, Ontario.) After a few days there, it’ll be off to Paris, then Rome, Munich, and finally Cologne.
I’m under orders from practically everyone I know to take lots of pictures, which is something I usually don’t do. So I figure that, as long as I’m taking pictures, I may as well blog about it too. (When I have Wi-Fi access, because I am not using data roaming over there, oh no.)
So that’s right, folks! Three weeks of pictures of real world things instead of ponies kissing or what have you. I’m sure you’ll survive.

In my thirty-one years of life, I’ve been to exactly two countries: my home nation of Canada, and the United States. So I decided that it was high time I expanded my horizons a bit.

This is the plane that will be taking me to London. (England, I feel the need to clarify, since so many times around here people mean London, Ontario.) After a few days there, it’ll be off to Paris, then Rome, Munich, and finally Cologne.

I’m under orders from practically everyone I know to take lots of pictures, which is something I usually don’t do. So I figure that, as long as I’m taking pictures, I may as well blog about it too. (When I have Wi-Fi access, because I am not using data roaming over there, oh no.)

So that’s right, folks! Three weeks of pictures of real world things instead of ponies kissing or what have you. I’m sure you’ll survive.

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Watching the “Battle of the Bands” video a few times, I find myself more and more intrigued by the role Sunset Shimmer is taking in Rainbow Rocks.

First, she was the one giving the new girls a tour of the school. I wonder if that’s part of the community service that was placed on for the events of the last film.

Second, there’s the expressions on her face as the Dazzlings’ song evil necklaces turn the crowd to their way of thinking. It’s like she recognizes what is happening oh wait she did the exact same thing herself before to create the cliques. (And she did it with no magic, only the unfamiliar tech of the world she landed in. Point, Sunset.)

And this all leads to what we know from the synopsis of Rainbow Rocks, that Pony Twilight will somehow be summoned to help against the Dazzlings. The issue is that it seems like this would sideline Sunset after she was so important for a good portion of the film. That wouldn’t be very cool… unless, of course, she got sidelined by something important to her.

My hopeful prediction for Rainbow Rocks is that, in order for the portal to work outside of the thirty moon timeframe, an exchange has to occur; somebody has to go to Equestria in Twilight’s place. Sunset volunteers and heads through the portal.

And she ends up running into Princess Celestia on the other side.

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There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.

I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.

Unfortunately, those numbers don’t apply here; it was five female characters and fifteen male characters, twenty characters in total, so only 25% were female. I for one would not be surprised if male gamers saw a “majority” of women at even lower percentages than the average male.

Of course, these were numbers from back in January. Now Smash has 24 males characters, 8 female characters, and 4 characters where the player can choose either male or female. (These numbers are if you consider all of the announced Pokémon as male, which people always seem to, probably because of the idea that male is default. =P)

I just want to imagine how our Council of James up above is reacting to the cast of Hyrule Warriors, currently up to six females and just one male.

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