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The way that my self-confidence only tends to cause me trouble be being most of the time too (like seriously trouble-makingly) high and when needed, absurdly low...


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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I'm probably misinterpreting your post highlanders, but it seems like you're trying to dismiss the "complainers'" arguments simply on the grounds that you've never met the group of people that they're complaining about, and that there are other more dangerous groups out there. But that doesn't really make any sense or make their complaints any less valid. I've never met a pedophile or neo-Nazi so by your logic, anyone who's whining about pedophiles and neo-Nazis should worry about something else and "get some damn perspective." >_>

I dislike circlejerks, it's a sad thing that breeds more ignorance. It's almost comical. People put so much energy into discrediting grotesque versions of these ideologies that if anything they are giving it more exposure.

 

Feminism isn't about a war of the sexes, it never was. It's about accepting a more pluralist world view. Perhaps unexpectedly that's also the path that will give men more freedom as well. Patriarchy does exist, but it's not a social construct that systematically favours men, it's something far more subtle that permeates our society itself, so familiar to us that it's invisible. Society has shackles for both sexes.

 

Things get interesting when you add gender and sex into the equation. As a by-product of patriarchal society, only the female body is objectified. Women hold much of the cards in the dating game. The male body isn't sexualized at all, it's ignored. This is so ingrained that when scientists hooked up straight women to monitor their body's reactions to naked pictures, they found the women got more turned on by looking at naked women than naked men. Haha. Feel free to google the study, the results are quite interesting. Women didn't get turned on by naked men at all. Are women naturally bisexual or is it a by-product of society obsession with female bodies? Who knows, my bet is that women feel more comfortable to express their bisexuality. Society favours inflexible heterosexuality for males. If society changed to abandon patriarchy, we might see some interesting changes. If the male body was sexualized the same way the female one was, it's quite possible we would see women do the chasing. Men would be the ones getting wolf whistled in the street! Heh, wouldn't that be interesting? Of course all of this is speculation. Which aspects of this are biological, cultural, correlations? It's all rather complex. Feel free to ignore my ramblings, I'm a pervert and far more interested in the sexual aspects than the rest.

 

The other aspects of course. Empowering women means that male victims, of rape or domestic abuse for example, would be taken seriously. Not taking these victims seriously is the same as implying that women are too weak to cause any damage, this is damaging for both sexes involved. Child custody and so on. Fairly straightforward conclusions too boring to get into.

 

But it's far more fun to point out how wrong all the crazy people are than talk about the real thing. Thank you circlejerk, thank you for pointing out, again and again, how wrong all the stark raving lunatics are, I would have never noticed on my own. Thank you. Make sure to remind me constantly.

As I've said before, when it comes to stuff like this, I think you'd be a lot happier and less frustrated if you just worried about your own personal problems instead of society's, and then you structured your life such that society's problems do not affect your happiness. That's what I did at least and I'm happy as [bleep] now :D


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I couldn't find a single foot exercise I could do in the gym, because a ligament on my broken knee started cracking and my knee felt really unstable... Yet there is no way to get my muscles around that broken area stronger without those exercises!


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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So I was pretty excited once I heard that In the Heart of the Sea was getting a movie but when I watched the trailer all I could see was orange/blue contrast. Damn you Alg for even putting that idea into my head.

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Estonia is a baltic country, just like Lithuania and Latvia. All 3 are basically the exact same country, they just split them up because their languages are slightly different.

Slightly different language? How different must languages be to be "slightly" different? Estonian and Chinese are more closely related than Estonian and Latvian/Lithuanian. Hell, English and Russian are more closely related than Estonian and Latvian/Lithuanian.

Basically the same country? What the bloody heck are you talking about? It's the same as calling UK and Germany basically the same country. Yeah, we are all part of the European Union and well, Latvia borders us, but that is pretty much where the similarities end. Culture, language, economy, ethnic composition, genetic composition, everything practically is different.

 

In any measureable way we are more like Finland. We share the language, pre-crusader culture, we are closest economical partners, and as I said, pre WWII we were even richer then they were. Last 10 years or so talks have been up about building a tunnel or bridge over the Gulf of Finland.

 

 

If it makes you feel any better, fair Estonian, I (a Brit of Italian descent) already knew this, and I think it's only in America that the idea of the Baltic states as a homogeneous entity exists. In fact I spent a long part of the summer listening to songs sung by Georg Ots (e.g. Saarenmaan valssi) after hearing one of his other songs (I think it was Mustanmeren valssi) in an Aki Kaurismäki film. And of course at the end of Don't Forget Your Scarf, Tatjana, the destination of the characters' escape is Tallinn. 

 

Am I also right in thinking that Hungarian is much more like Estonian and Finnish than anything else, at least linguistically? 



"Imagine yourself surrounded by the most horrible cripples and maniacs it is possible to conceive, and you may understand a little of my feelings with these grotesque caricatures of humanity about me."

- H.G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau

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Saarenmaan valssi would be in Finnish, as would be Mustanmeren valssi. Saaremaa valss in Estonian is a lot nicer.

 

And yes, it is. Hungarians, Finns and Estonians are the only ones in the Finno-Ugric group that have their own country.

I found a really cool language heritage tree the other day.

 

 

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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If it makes you feel any better, fair Estonian, I (a Brit of Italian descent) already knew this, and I think it's only in America that the idea of the Baltic states as a homogeneous entity exists. In fact I spent a long part of the summer listening to songs sung by Georg Ots (e.g. Saarenmaan valssi) after hearing one of his other songs (I think it was Mustanmeren valssi) in an Aki Kaurismäki film. And of course at the end of Don't Forget Your Scarf, Tatjana, the destination of the characters' escape is Tallinn. 

 

Am I also right in thinking that Hungarian is much more like Estonian and Finnish than anything else, at least linguistically? 

After looking it up, though, it sounds like how Estonia is portrayed in Scandinavia and the World... Whose artist is Danish.

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Saarenmaan valssi would be in Finnish, as would be Mustanmeren valssi. Saaremaa valss in Estonian is a lot nicer.

 

And yes, it is. Hungarians, Finns and Estonians are the only ones in the Finno-Ugric group that have their own country.

I found a really cool language heritage tree the other day.

 

 

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Thanks, I didn't know Saarenmann valssi was Finnish. I guessed because Ots was Estonian he was singing in his own language, although the album is called Suosikkia or something like that, so I should have guessed.

 

Also, love the language tree, but couldn't help but wonder why Basque isn't there (I know you didn't make it but I'm wondering aloud). I know it's not formally Indo-European, but given that the hypothesis is that it existed in S France / N Spain before any of the Indo-European languages, it's surely "European" enough. Although I suppose nobody really knows the former extent of its usage, which would make putting it on the map futile. 

 

Edit: on the topic of Estonia being quite rich in former times, wasn't that because the wealthy nobility in the general Baltic area was German speaking and they ran away during or were impoverished by the whole Russian revolution debacle? 



"Imagine yourself surrounded by the most horrible cripples and maniacs it is possible to conceive, and you may understand a little of my feelings with these grotesque caricatures of humanity about me."

- H.G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau

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Well, they were kinda ran away and their property taken by the country during our War for Independence.

Our richness came from our high-quality food and oil shale industry. At times, there were talks about having regional lock for Tallinn sprats, which were copycatted all over Europe. Also Estonia made most of high-tech lubricants and stuff from oil shale to whole Middle-Europe.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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How easy it is to misclick on things when browsing websites on a cellphone.

I just went in the wrong thread, ended up in real life pictures thread and then accidentally liked an old post from 2013 where somebody posted a picture of them. Scroll all the way up so I can go back to main page of the forums, then as the page finishes loading, it goes back to that post and I end up hitting Like.

Well now that's awkward.

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Did you proceed to un-like the post?  :XD: 


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Accidentally liked your post, sry, on phone.

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Ya, fairly certain they still get the notification for it though o.o

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Nah I don't think you get a notification

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On another forum I used to frequent, back when they used the same forum software as TIF uses, you could spam someone with notifications by repeatedly Liking and Unliking their post.

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Crickets. They smell horrible, they die really fast, and they are hard to catch.


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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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