Another Devmeet has come and gone so it's time for a bit of a review! It seems like as things gradually press on we get one or two new people come to the meets or at the very least long time members who have made swift returns. That being said, our newest person since I've been here was anazei who came for the meet and it was nice to meet him; he was a pretty cool dude. And along with him was myself, our other leading members Pasiphilo and justMANGO, as well as WildPencil (our unofficial photographer) and astralojia. Another member (ronbennett) was saying he'd come but he either didn't come or came to late; sorry that we missed you.
So the weather was nice and our trek from Younge station to the Brickworks was very good as it usually is. When we got there it was around lunch time; some of us packed our own and everyone else checked out the Brickworks farmer's market for theirs. I'm told they have awesome food, especially their french fries. Also, anazei brought some mini elk sausages for the occasion and they were delicious. And while we were eating, smallproblem showed up to join the meet with us. I'm not sure if she ate lunch as well, I had gone for a pitstop at the time she arrived.
Now normally we would head to the art gallery they have going on where the brick kilns are; but it's generally pretty boring and so we skipped it. On to the hike! We did our usual first stop which is the mini hill; and being the adventurers we are we walked half the default route and half our own! And at the top we had our group photo as seen below.
We look like we're having a good time right? Except it seems like something is missing from this photo. You know what it is? It's you! I know that a lot of you are active in this group even if you don't comment much and we would love to have you come sometime.
Now back to the meet at hand! So after our group photo we took our usual trip to the cliffs side of the Brickworks. It's not that you're not allowed to go on the dirt paths, it's just not part of the main path; and a few people do like to hike it like we do. So we took the paths which suited the level of difficulty we wanted to take on (no shame in taking an easier path) and off we went! We all made it back safely to the ground level so don't worry and then we took a bit of a break and some of us played Frisbee for a bit. Then to wrap things up we headed back to the main area but not before checking out the ponds where we found a ton of little turtles and even a few big bright orange fish!
At this point it was bit too early for dinner but there really wasn't much else to do at the Brickworks. Unfortunately astralojia had to leave early as he was feeling a bit under the weather. I'm pretty sure it was either too much sun or the heat; he was wearing a long sleeve shirt and pants on a hot spring day after all; it happens. So after we took the shuttle back we said our goodbyes and then began to head down the Danforth in search of where to go for dinner. We found a place called the "Pantheon" but it was still too early so we hung out at a nearby Tim Hortons to have some ice caps and talk. And that's when "DeviantArt" began turning into "DeviantDebaters" lol. There was a bit of back and forth earlier on in the meet, but it started getting more "passionate" as we were there. Don't worry, we weren't arguing or anything; everyone was still in good spirits.
And then finally dinner time was here! Debates still in full swing; probably it all peaked during dinner. I'm not sure how we even got to what topic we were at, topics just got increasingly more intense I guess? None the less, dinner was delicious and anazei treated everyone to some "Saganaki" which is pan fried and then flambeed cheese; crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. I couldn't have any cause I'm lactose intolerant but it looked pretty awesome. Dinner was short and near the end justMANGO's boyfriend Ian showed up so that was nice for a bit. Too bad he couldn't get too many words in what with all the passionate talking but what he could say was pretty good from what I remembered.
Then I had to leave, everyone walked me to Chester station and that's where the meet ended for me. Not really sure what people did after that; maybe they kept on for a bit or maybe they gradually split off as we normally do after dinners. So overall it was definitely an interesting meet it's safe to say. We'll post the next meet as soon as we figure out what to do and as far as I know, no Anime North meet. Well I'm not doing it, not sure if someone else will decide to take it on or not. But yeah, it was fun; thanks to those who came and hope to see more of you next time!