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Hey everyone,

I know Pasiphilo just posted a small review but I thought I'd make a bigger one to entail more of the great experience we had! Also if you couldn't make this one, we hope to maybe see you at the next one. :)


So it was a cool windy afternoon at the Bowlerama near Finch Station and we all managed to find each other. It was myself and craftzilla followed by Pasiphilo, justMANGO, FireCatRich and her friends James & Scott and finally hazle2020. We proceeded down into the bowling alley to get our shoes which by the way, who knows how that works out. I'm a 12 in regular shoes yet a 10-11 in bowling shoes; what does it mean?! Anyway, after that adventure we headed to the lanes, split into two groups of 4 and had a bowling challenge!

Of course I figured with my many birthdays of bowling I'd have some unconscious skill that would rise to the surface once I began to bowl. Yeah that wasn't the case. Most people did the usual "stick your fingers in the holes and throw" but I tried the "throw it like a softball" trick and eventually the "granny shot" which is to throw it between your legs lol. Pasiphilo took a photo of that but the quality was kinda low and since it's a photo from behind me, I'm wearing all black and the ball is black the photo could be of anything really. The one continuous entertaining thing was James who with as much little bowling experience like the rest of us was pumping out strikes and spares like a machine! Which we later discovered was due to a magic bowling ball which we all ended up using and thus overused it's magic.

After two games of two different groups we headed off to the Chinese restaurant next door called "Congee Time". It's one of those places that has a huge selection (mostly rice & noodles) to share amongst a group of people which is what we were. There was green tea there but no sugar but there was a mysterious orange container which I thought might be honey. We tried to smell it but couldn't tell so I just emptied some in the palm of my hand; turned out to be vinegar. I had only one napkin so I couldn't waste it so I just gulped down that shot of Vinegar; it was sharp, gross and you should never do it lol.

Unfortunately justMANGO had to leave early but we got a photo of the group (which I need to find) so it was all good. Anyway, we got a whole bunch of stuff and had an epic feast! It was delicious and between us all splitting the bill it ended up only being $12 each which is pretty awesome. Along with the great food was interesting conversation about work, school and misc things about programming and the industry of publishing work. And then once we were stuffed we left; Pasiphilo drove there so he went his way and the rest of us took the subway, continued our fun conversation and then headed our separate ways.

So it was a 10/10 day and again we missed all who couldn't come. I'll try to find that group photo and post it and otherwise, see you next time!


-Awesome Josh

PS: "Awesome Josh" was my bowling nickname. XD
:star: Thanks to everyone who attended:

:bulletorange: craftzilla :bulletorange: FireCatRich :bulletorange: James :bulletorange: Scott :bulletorange: hazle2020 :bulletorange: justMANGO :bulletorange: Midnitez-REMIX :bulletorange: Pasiphilo :bulletorange:

We had a great time bowling - James turned out to be the pro among us, handily winning both games - followed by a lively discussion over authentic Chinese food at Congee Time. Read Midnitez-REMIX's detailed summary of our day.

Stay tuned for April's DeviantMEET announcements. See you next month!



What: Bowling Night
Where: Bowlerama - 5837 Yonge St. (just north of Finch Ave.) We'll meet at the main doors.
When: March 22, 2014 @ 3:30

:emailsend: RSVP here!

Join your fellow Toronto Deviants this month for bowling at Bowlerama followed by dinner at Congee Time (5817 Yonge Street).

:bulletblack: 3:30 pm Rendezvous at Bowlerama
:bulletblack: 4:00 pm Bowling!
:bulletblack: 6:30 pm Dinner at Congee Time

Minimum RSVP Required. We need at least 6 RSVPs for this DevMeet by Thursday, March 20, at 5:00 pm or it will be cancelled, so be sure to RSVP if you're coming. Bringing a friend is encouraged! You can RSVP here :emailsend:

Cost: The price to bowl is $28 per lane per hour with up to 6 people per lane, so the cost divided among all attendees should be manageable. You'll also need to rent bowling shoes, which are $3.75 a pair.

Directions by TTC: Take the Yonge/University subway to Finch Station. Walk north on Yonge Street from Finch Station to 5837 Yonge Street, approximately 5 minutes.

See you then! :wave:


This event is cancelled due to insufficient attendance. Till next month! :)





When: Saturday, February 22 @ 4pm
What: Card games of an assortment
Where: Media Room at 5460 Yonge Street (Finch & Yonge)

:emailsend: RSVP HERE!

Join us for a nice relaxing night, sheltered from the elements, where we have rounds of good laughs with Cards Against Humanity. There will also be Uno and regular playing cards for when our stomachs hurt too much from laughing. Feel free to bring your own broad and card games as well.

:star: We'll meet in the main lobby of 5460 Yonge Street at 4:00 sharp and proceed to the Party Room. You are strongly encouraged to send justMANGO a note requesting her mobile number so that you can call to gain entry if you're late.

Directions by TTC: Take the Yonge Subway northbound all the way to Finch Station and walk south about 2 blocks to 5460 Yonge Street, which is this building.

Directions by car: There is free underground parking for visitors. Drive south from Finch/Yonge, turn west on Kempford Blvd, and turn north into the first set of driveways. Go straight to the gates, buzz the concierge through the intercom and tell them you're visiting suite 909 (that's me). You may park on floor P1, in any of the spots painted yellow and number as "V-number".

We hope to see you there!

Hey everyone,

Well another meet here and gone; it was pretty good! Of the 7 signups we had 5 which is alright; better than 0. So it was myself, Pasiphilo, sodalicious, WillNicholl and craftzilla.

The rink was busy but still free enough to skate and the weather turned out to be pretty good so it was fun. Me and Joe (Pasiphilo) were pretty much set but Mandi (Sodalicious) and Gillian (Craftzilla) needed some help along the way. And that's good, a balance of good-bad skaters is just as good as us all being good or bad. It helps show we're on different levels and that's okay. So I was a couple minutes late but I made it in time and we skated till at least around 6PM I think.

Well except for Will who wasn't into the skating. But he was with his camera and he was taking photos of us and the surrounding city and that's cool too. And then supper time came along and we headed off to the Pickle Barrel for some grub. We shared some Nachos, talked about a variety of random stuff and also had our dinner of course. Some time around the middle an old friend of Mandi's came along to join us for supper and hey, the more the merrier right?

That was followed by a lot more conversation, randomness and laughs and then we all peeled off to our different directions for home. All in all I'd say it was at least a 3-3.5 our of 5 stars. We still haven't come up with anything for February, but as usual if you have an idea feel free to suggest it. Check out the photos as soon as they get uploaded (soon?) and maybe see some of you next meet. :D

-Midnitez
Just to remind everyone that it's this Saturday that we will be meeting. Some have asked how to spot me; I'm tall with black pants, a black jacket and a bright red laptop bag. I may be 5 or 10 minutes late since I have to bus in but no later I doubt. See you Saturday! :D


Hey everyone,

Midnitez-REMIX here letting you know the next DevMeet has been scheduled! Due to the crappy weather that stopped December's meet up we've agreed to re-schedule it for this month's meet.

Here's the info of what we are doing and where we are going:

What: Skating & Dinner
Where: Nathan Phillips Square / The Pickle Barrel
When: Saturday, 25th January @ 4:00 pm


:bulletblack: 4:00 pm - Skating at Nathan Phillips Square (we'll meet at the Skate Rental)
:bulletblack: 6:00 pm - Dinner at the Pickle Barrel Restaurant



As usual, if this is your first meet or you are uncomfortable about coming on your own feel free to bring a friend or family member. All are welcome as this is an all ages meet and we hope to just have a casual hangout of skating and dinner together afterwords. If you can come please RSVP and if you can't make it just make sure to let us know.

-Midnitez


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:icondezinated:
Dezinated Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Will there be an Anime North meet this year?
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Midnitez-REMIX Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Not sure yet. We tried it one time but the turnout wasn't too great but we'll still see. :)
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Pasiphilo Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Considering that only 2 out of 10 RSVP's showed up at last year's, probably not. 
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Dezinated Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe we could get some more people this year
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Pasiphilo Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm sure lots of people would say they were interested - just like they did last year - but there is just so much going on at a convention like Anime North that people either forget about the meetup, get delayed on their way from a panel, or find something else they'd rather do instead. 
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Faeleena Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am ridiculously excited to announce that I won't be working weekends soon and I have a friend who said they're excited to come to a deviant-art meet. SO, MARCH! I am excited to meet up and maybe sit around sipping some coffee while I doodle.
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Midnitez-REMIX Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That sounds awesome, it's always good to know we'll have more people coming more often. :D
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:iconthatonesmurfx103-9:
Hello, fellow Torontonians, I am from Toronto, I've grown up with the city and in the city as a young kid and are there any rules and how to join this group?

Thanks :)
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Midnitez-REMIX Feb 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No rules, just join.
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Sin-Q-Bus Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't only posting photos from a devMEET a rule?
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