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Vaporman87
I have lived here all my life. And for a significant part of it I have felt like I don't "fit in".

I live in an extremely rural area, as most of you know. Directly across the river from West Virginia, we may as well all be West Virginians here. This all equates to a certain stereotype being at least somewhat proven accurate every day.

I have so little in common with the average person living here. 

While they are out hunting for deer, I am hunting for action figures.
While they are repairing cars, I am repairing website issues.
While they are watching the football game, I am watching 30 year old cartoons.
While they are discussing the woes of employment, I am an employer.
While they are sipping on a "cold one", I am drinking from a juice box.
While they are dreaming of a new motorcycle, I am dreaming of a Delorean.

The point being, I'm not in my element... at all. And yet, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Because home will always be home, even if you don't "fit in". But it is difficult sometimes to understand why I am the way I am, and they are not. Why did I become interested in everything that they aren't? Why do I loathe everything that they don't?

So I'm just wondering, in what ways do you feel like you don't "fit in" where you live?

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ThatDudeintheHoodie
A northerner in the south and I'm extremely nerdy. I barely act my age and I keep to myself a lot. 
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kidcoffee
I've never really fit in which is why I love this site so much. For the first time I feel surrounded by people who get me. 
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echidna64
kidcoffee wrote :

I've never really fit in which is why I love this site so much. For the first time I feel surrounded by people who get me. 
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As a kid and adult even, sometimes I drift into my imagination thinking of ideas for movies, books, games, etc. As an introvert it can be hard to make friends, but here I feel like family. 
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Vaporman87
kidcoffee wrote :

I've never really fit in which is why I love this site so much. For the first time I feel surrounded by people who get me. 
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echidna64 wrote :
As a kid and adult even, sometimes I drift into my imagination thinking of ideas for movies, books, games, etc. As an introvert it can be hard to make friends, but here I feel like family. 
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That was a significant part of my reasoning behind starting the site.That and making it a priority to get feedback and make it suit those who wanted to be a part of it.
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Rick Ace Rhodes
Ehh... not really. I was born and raised in New York, and when I moved to PA I found myself surrounded by the more country, small town types of people. The area of PA where I am now is far more different from that original area.
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ThatDudeintheHoodie
Rick Ace Rhodes wrote :

Ehh... not really. I was born and raised in New York, and when I moved to PA I found myself surrounded by the more country, small town types of people. The area of PA where I am now is far more different from that original area.
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What part of NY?
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echidna64
I lived in Brewster which is about an hour north of NYC. I also lived in Albany for two years for the first half of my undergrad. Go Siena Saints! lol
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Vaporman87
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Go Siena Saints! lol

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I lived about 3 hours from home during my college years in a town called Mount Vernon, Ohio. It was a nice little town.

Go Mount Vernon Cougars!
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vkimo
My wife is from Pennsylvania. I'm from northern California in one of the wealthiest counties in the US. My family is actually lower middle class though, my folks lucked out on the house when the real estate was still logical. So we're smack dab in yuppie central. The people are uptight, wealthy and drink exotic brew tea. It seemed different when I was a kid, but after spending time on the east coast in a town that never made it out of the 80s I realized how much my hometown changed.  I feel comfortable around broke, honest people. I definitely feel out of my element at home, and it sucks. 
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Rick Ace Rhodes
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Rick Ace Rhodes wrote :


Ehh... not really. I was born and raised in New York, and when I moved to PA I found myself surrounded by the more country, small town types of people. The area of PA where I am now is far more different from that original area.
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What part of NY?
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The Hudson Valley.
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