Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Sunday, 23 June 2013
This is an anecdotal and utterly geeky post (be warned), but it is also in a way a post meant to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the region I am from. I mostly write about it in French, I thought I would do it in English too. You can see at your right a picture of Chicoutimi, the city I am from. It is now a borough of Ville de Saguenay, but this is a stupid, stupid, stupid rename. For any practical purpose, Saguenay is, in fact... Chicoutimi. As my readership knows already, Chicoutimi means "where the water is deep" in Montagnais. Freely translated into English, it could be Waterdeep, which is the name of a city in the Forgotten Realms setting of Dungeons & Dragons. I never liked Forgotten Realms. I prefer settings created by the players and DM. But as a player, I always thought this was an amusing coincidence. As you can see on the picture, Chicoutimi does not look one bit like a medieval or pseudo-medieval city, but it does have deep water.