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States and Storms 2
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Published: August 28, 2011
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Its ok Pennsylvania we know you don't shop at Victoria Secrets.
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Lol, these cracked me up. That robe is awesome Penn, don't be ashamed. :D
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No problem. xD Seem to have somewhat of a PA/DE/NJ love triangle going on here huh? I read the profile for your NJ and you mentioned he cares about/likes Delaware a lot. I swear, Delaware is like pimpin or something, she gets everyone. :D I've seen MD/DE/PA and NY/DE/NJ love triangles before as well. xD I defy all logic and just ship NJ/PA. *Gets shot.* Though NJ/DE does kind of make sense. Someone once told me there are a crap load of places in NJ named after DE. xD People in PA are pretty crazy for DE to though, plus there is the fact she was joined with him in colonial times. so I think PA/DE is rather cute to. Wow...I-I'm rambling. Sorry...I tend to do that. Anyway, once again awesome work. It was a great laugh!
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No No I love talking about this stuff I only have like three other people that will out up with my states xD.

Yes back in the day Delaware and Pennsylvania were a couple, but then Pennsylvania started to ignore her and then she started getting to know New Jersey more and things went from there. Eventually she had enough of Pennsylvania being a jerk broke up with him, and went with New Jersey. Pennsylvania was heart broken because he realized what he had once it was gone. Now Pennsylvania is still very jealous of New Jersey plus the fact he hates him anyways. Their relationship is actually less complicated than my other states haha. Delaware is a polite lady though so she never brings up the painful memories for Pennsylvania, and tries to keep peace between Penn and NJ. haha. Thank you. <3
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I just really like the idea of state characters, so of course I get excited when I see something new with this sort of thing. :D

Penn, why you such a jerk to your lover? xD I myself am a Pennsylvanian. I find it amusing to see all the different interpretations and personalities people will come up with for my lovely home state. I tend to see him more as a polite, kind-hearted sort of dude. More passive then some of the other male states and a complete nerd/dork. :D I also imagine him having a one-sided love for Delware at one point, but them sharing more of a close friendship now-a-days. Oh me and my little head-canon. xD
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My Pennsylvania is a gentleman and he is kind of nerdy, but it comes off more as him being well educated. He was just kind of a jerk back then because he was busy, stressed, and kind of got his ego stroked. xD I'm from California so sometimes what I think states are like really aren't haha. Whatever you've heard about Cali though its probably true. lol.
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In all honesty, when it comes to making state characters I think it all comes down to where you are from. Since you're from the West Coast you are probably going to rely more on stereotypes, things you've heard about and your own personal opinions of the East Coast. I definitely agree with Pennsylvania being well educated and a gentleman. Though in the end I see him more as a clumsy sweet shy dork. xD If asked what people from Pennsylvania are like people often either say, "the people are so nice there!" or "that place is full of assholes." I think we're more soft-spoken then some of our neighbors, like New Jersey and New York. If we have something to say you can be sure you're gonna hear about it though. We don't know how to keep our mouths shut most of the time I've noticed. :D

Meanwhile I picture New York as somewhat of a badass mofo with a penchant for partying and a womanizing attitude. He has an ego the size of Texas and enjoys tormenting/picking on his younger brother New Jersey, but naturally deep down he cares about him. They are brothers after all and no one can mess with his little bro, but him. He's generally friendly with Penn, except football and baseball season, but tends to make fun of him as well considering he thinks he's better then anyone else. He's more of a city boy, but he likes to escape upstate to the countryside every now and then. Despite this he still picks on the Southern states as well as Penn (my version of PA is more of a country boy then city boy, though he does love his cities as well.) He can fall under the category of 'jerk with a heart of gold.' He can be a cool dude when he wants to be.

Then my head-canon New Jersey is highly sarcastic and somewhat of a cynic. He puts off the tough guy impression and certainly he is tough. You have to be to survive in Jersey. Most of the time he despises his brother, but he does actually care about him. He likes to pretend he doesn't care about anyone when underneath it all he's a bit of a softy. He enjoys gardening (he is the garden state after all) and will kick your ass if you dare question his manliness. Gardening is manly damn it! :D He sees Penn as somewhat of a rival and like to pick on him. Penn just usually ignores him. They have times where they can get along, but most of the time it's rare. This is actually basically my friend's NJ though. She's from Jersey. We started a state RP not to long ago due to boredom. This is probably part of the reason I Like NJxPA. *Shot.* Her Jersey likes my Penn. :D

I've noticed most people make California a whore and I think that's actually pretty rude. 0.o My head-canon Cali is a rather clever, somewhat badass woman. Maybe a bit on the spoiled side, she knows what she wants and is very picky. Perhaps a bit flirty and seductive, I don't really see her actually sleeping with every guy who wants some like some people describe though. However, I've never been to California and live pretty far away so I honestly don't know to much about this state yet except for your basic history.

So those are my versions of the states in least. Oh dear...this was very long. Me and my rambling again. I'm sorry. :(
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My New York is a bossy Jewish woman lol. She often acts as America's assistant because he can never seem to manage his money correctly. She also loves money, likes to shop, and loves the stock market. She likes Pennsylvania alright but wants to hit New Jersey across the head with a baseball bat. xD Her and California are in a firendly rivalry. She is very persuasive and serious most of the time. When she's drunk though she's very happy and silly unless your get her mad then she's going to kick your ass.

California is like well I like to think she appears to be stupider than she really is because she is extremely handy when it comes to technology and computers. However she is also extremely lazy so she just pretends to be stupid so people leave her alone. However sometimes she really isn't that smart and can be kind of naive about other states and countries. With her people she is street smart and understands when they're up to no good, but she can't seem to translate that over to her fellow personifications. Like when Arizona calls out Mexico and says he's just using her for money and a free couch to sleep on, she gets defensive saying that Mexico is her friend and that he helped her out a lot and that its only fair, which sparks an argument with Arizona and usually results in Arizona being called a racist. She's also oblivious to the fact Arizona likes her, basically she's kind of dense, I guess she inherited that from Spain. I do imagine her being picky about men though, unless she's high or drunk. Like hmm in my headcanon she's had about 7 different people she's actually slept with? Considering she's a few centuries old that isn't really a whole lot. About average for a regular person. She just kind of comes off as slut because of the way she dresses, and she is quite a flirt. xD Its not a problem i get excited when I see you left a comment <3
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Lol smooth Penn, real smooth XD
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You know Pennsylvania is a total player. I think I'll put his profile up tomorrow now. I'm actually glad you can read my chicken scratch, I think all the answers on Dottore are helping my horrible penmanship.
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...first panel, thought New York was really fat all of a sudden. *shot* I beat up on Penn so much. xDD
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You should be nicer considering you want to go to college there. lol.
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