0_o I think it's getting close to being scary how similar we are... I actually had the exact same answer to my own question. I don't get that cold that often, and I hate being warm and sweaty so i actually prefer being cooled down. And like you said, it's a little easier to be cooled down than it is to be warmed up, and being from Sweden, I'm used to the cold and having to wear layers and layers of clothing. So we're pretty similar in that way, but then I realised that I also prefer drinking to eating. Or at least drinking when I'm thirsty to eating when I'm hungry. All though that is a lot tighter race...
You ask very difficult questions my dear... I'm not even sure I can answer the second one, but I think I can answer the first one. Right Now, I think it's "La Noyee" by Yann Tiersen. It's from "Amelie" and it never fails to bring me chills and make me really, really happy. And it's not even song in it, it's just music! :D But It's SOO Happy!! And you get especially happy if you know in what scene they play the song. :) But that is Right Now. I can change by tomorrow... especially since I've re-discovered Kent. (again :p) And some of the songs I never really listened to before.
The second question... I don't hink i have an answer for that actually... I can't remember EVER saying anything mean and actually meaning it. I've thought mean stuff and meant it, but I've never said them out loud. I can't think of a single moment actually... :/ Hmm that is actually a little strange... I guess I'm a little Too nice to people, maybe I should start saying what I think. But I have a really hard time being mean. Sometimes I say exactly what i think about certain things, and I've had some people become upset by my veiws, but I don't hink that counts. Especially since we usually work out our differences rather quickly. So I'm sorry but I don't have an answer.. Your answers?
I agree about piano being dificult to learnm, but honestly I think the result is ultimately worth it, (depending on the result of course.. :p) It's just that lessions are really expensive. But yeah, doing one thing with one hand and something completely differet with the other might be little over my league too. Of course, I haven't tried... and who knows maybe I'm the next Mozart? Probably not though...
I've heard that Portal might make people sea sick and that some people have suffered major headaches from it, so it's really not a game for everyone, but I really suggest you try it. There is a wonderful computer program called "Steam", that is free to get and it lets you buy games off the internet directly. It's a very efficient way of buying games. Although I guess you could just go to a local game store... Anyway Portal Is avalible on PC (And Mac :D), so you don't have to have a playstation to play it. :)
I'll get off your back about this now... Have you read Watchmen yet? :p (joking of course)
I was actually really inspired by Will Grayson's way of deviding the chapters, so inspired in fact that I'm writing a story of my own with a similar theme. Only instead of having the protagonists be two guys named will grayson, it'll have one sociopath and one empath who go to the same psychologist. I think it's a pretty cool idea (If I intend to blow my own horn) and I've gotten pretty far in my head about how the story will go. And I've always felt that you should put your ideas to paper. So i sat at a café today and wrote in a notebook. It was nice. :)
... oooookayyy. This is slightly awkward. I think I'll just go straight back and continue to be witty and answer on your messages like nothing happened. And start checking this page more often, since apparently the mail-thing doesn't work.
Anyways, thanks for saying that my videos are great! :D I try to put in at least some work into them, and I try to actually be funny and interesting. It's pretty hard though, and about the "not knowing what to talk about crap" if that's annoying to you then maybe you shouldn't watch my later videos... :p
But now that I have your permission to talk about the philosophical stuff, that shouldn't be a problem, at least not for a while. :)
heh! I didn't know there where more people than I who made up stories abouut the LEGO stuff they built. I used to go on adventures with the "men" I built with my brother. And when the Bionicle thing came, we would buy half the set each and fight eachother with the creations. I actually still have a lot of them left on a bookshelf in my room, I don't play with them (>_>) but I think they're a nice reminder of that time. :)
I actually use music in that way too. ^^ I go on walks in combination with the music, so I get a little excercise, and I've found that it's a lot easier to think of deep philosophical things and stories when I'm moving around. It's like the brain gets more blood that way or something. Maybe I should start NOT bringing trouble into bed (I know... I sounds... :p), like I mentioned before, when I sleep, I sleep very deeply, but it the falling asleep that can almost be impossible some times.
PS: I actually put my new webcam to use and did a couple of vlogs. :) I was wondering, is it OK if I talk about what we discuss here? Like, our extremely philosophical questions? And I was thinking that maybe I could answer old questions more thoroughly in video format. :)
I'm not sure whether a World Peace Machine would be possible, but I think it might be a little much to ask of Santa. ;) The only think I want is anAperture Science Handheld Portal Device, capable of creating intra-dimensional gates, and making it possible to jump from one place to another withing literally a second.
BTW if you haven't played Portal you need to remedy that Right now! It's not very expensive and as someone put it, it's the most fun you can have with your PC right now. I don't know if you've played a lof of computer games, but Portal really is as mindbending as Inception, only you're the one doing the stuff. :)
I don't really listen to music when I get Up in the morning. But I DO listen to music when I go to bed, I really amost can't sleep without music in my ears. Or I can't get to sleep, I can sleep prefectly well without music but falling asleep is pretty much impossible.
I did like Will Grayson, Will Grayson very much. ^^ I really liked the way the split up the boolk. I'm actually thinking of writing something similar, about an empath and a sociopath. What did you think? (did you read it?)
Ok so, here's a weird question: Do you prefer to be cooled down after being really hot, or being warmed up after being really cold? Which feels better? :p
Have a nice day/morning/evening/night/whatever it is where you are.
Not only do I think that escaping reality for a while is good for you, I think it's essential to your mental health. There is So much Suck in the world that experiencing it all, all the time without breaks, is really something that will eventually send you to a small room with mattresses for walls. I'm a member on a website called The Escapist, so maybe it doesn't come as much of a shock that I like to escape, by playing videogames and watching TV-series and movies.
Another way I escape is my boulding with LEGO. I mean I don't do that anymore (;) but when I did it, it was like a Zen moment for me. I was completely relaxed and concentrated on nothing but the next piece in my awesome construction. Do you have something like that? A moment where you feel like you're in you own little private bubble and nothing can get to you? It's a pretty great feeling.
Yes, I have in fact seen Inception; I thought it was brilliant. ^^ It was like the feeling you got when you saw the Matrix for the first time. Only people had told me what happened in the Matrix, and I knew almost Nothing of Inception. So to me it was actually More impressive. :)
Both Inception and The Matrix made you question if your reality was the real one, and I lay sleepless at night trying to find and answer, which is ironic when you think about it. But I really like that about Inception.It made you see things is a slightly different way. :)
Here's some more stuff by TimMinchin. I think both those songs are bloody brilliant, And he's amazing at playing piano! *_* I've actually serioulsy started thinking about aquiring a piano of some sort and start playing. I don't know how yet, but I'll think of something. :)
Spent it like I always do. With my dad during the afternoon and early evening and my mom the other times. I didn't get a lot of stuff that was on my list, I got alot of money though. So I've been spending them on late christmas presents to myself. I bought a pretty expensive web cam (with a mic!) for example. ^^
My New Years was actually completely different from how I normally spend it. This year I went to a party my friend was having instead of staying at home with my family. It was pretty great actually, I don't normally feel really comfortable at parties (on the count of how I don't drink) but since I knew the hosts, I actually felt right at home. :) And I made some new friends in the process, And I actually got to know some Nerdfighters! :O I never would have guessed, I thought Umeå had like maybe 5 people who new what that was, but as it turns out, At least 5 people know what it is. :p And I'm in the process of telling some of my friends that they shouldn't freak out, but their bodies might be made of awesome. They're a bit skeptical though...
I also get facinated by coincidences like that. Especially time related coincidences; like this one time, I was teaching my little sister how to count, and I was like "1, 2, 3, 4..." and then I saw that my watch was at 12:34. :D I started to laugh, no-one else got it though. :/p>
Hmm I'll have to remember to ask you about David Tennant and Matt Smith in the future. I haven't gotten that far yet. I had a sort of Doctor Who frenzy, and now I'm sort of sick of it. (for the moment :p) I watched the first 2 seasons in like a weekend, so I'm not really that into the idea of starting a new season. For a while. Have you ever had that, you "over watch" something and now you don't want to even hear about it? (for a while)
I'm glad you don't hink it's weird that I care about fictional charaters. I thought about it and, well, I say: if the characters are "real" enough to form an emotional bond with you, then it's obviously a good show/game/film/whatever. And I'm all better now, I think it affected me so much because one of the characters reminded me of someone I really care about, who I can't meet anymore.. but then again, that's just good characterisation. :)
I honestly don't know if I would take a job with HUGE responsibility, even if meant I could change a lot of things for the better. Beacuse I think It's very easy to have to make decisions that has no clear winners. I think that is a lot of the things in politics. Just trying to keep everybody happy, while fighting a war and a global recession (if we take the job as the President of the United States of America). I think that sort of work would be soul-crishing eventually, and you would just turn into a boring gray politician after like the first week on the job.
But on the other hand I would really like to be able to make a difference in the world... you ask tough questions my dear... Do you have an answer for you own question?
And also keeping in the spirit of really deep questions: You've been a REALLY good person and Santa grants you ONE wish for christmas. It can be anything, he's got an amazing creator-machine and he can make any material possession. Any, even if it doesn't exist yet. The only thing it can't make is peace in earth or for people to realize that we're all human even if we look different.
You can have ONE material thing. What would it be? (you can narrow it down to a few options if you want... I still haven't thought of anything... :p)
Merry Christmas, and if I don't hear from you 'til then Happy New Year. And make sure you Don't Forget To Be Awesome next year too. :)
And BTW, I don't think you're weird for understanding that not everything will last. And not wanting it because of that. And If you are weird for thinking that then I'm weird too.. That has been my opinion on relationships for a while, and I even thought about it before I read An Abundance of Katherines. Realtionships Always end in heart ache. Once you've started a relationship it can end in either break-up divorce or death. Which has almost been enough for me not to want one. But only almost. And Hey, if it ends in death, then at least you (hopefully) had a lot of time together... it's a tricky thing, it begs the question: Is the happiness in a relationship worth the sadness when it ends?
Like I said, I believe that life is a sequence of highs and lows, and if a relationship and end with mostly highs, then I guess it was a good relationship.
I think I'll have kids though... just not now. I sort of fell like you in a way, why plan so far ahead when plans are basically designed to not go as planned? (which is ironic when you think about it :)
I Have actually started watching Doctor Who now. :D (the last 5 seasons)(ok just the first 2 of the last 5 but I'm getting there)) So far, my favorite episodes have been "the Empty Child/The Doctor Dances and the one I saw a while ago called Blink. Just because both of them are Realy creepy :S but in a good way. ^^ I got them on my computer through the help of a friend, and so far I'm loving every second of it. :) BTW Which doctor do you like better David Tenannt or Christoffer Eccleston? ( I haven't gotten to the 3rd doctor yet...) I must say I like the style of the Eccleston Doctor, but the Tennant one is growing on me...
So much for quicker answers huh? I guess you're probably with your family right now, having dinner or sitting infront of a fireplace or something. I sort of am too, but I thought I should respond before christmas... (think of it as an early christmas present ;).
I'm not exactly a big fan of carols either, mostly because I think they are bad songs. Kind of like Hank is with the "Happy Birthday"- song. I thought about this whe I got my hair cut today (my dad told me to smarten up before christmas), and the salon was playing christmas carols on repeat. I just thought "God, I don't think I would be able to work here if this is what it's like before christmas"..
Time really is a cool thing, Today went by pretty slowly for me, I had SO much stuff to do, like get a haircut, buy christmas presents, bring a HUGE bag of LEGO's to a friend of mine, and wrap the presents I had already bought. I've heard somewhere that time isn't the same in every place. Like for example, if you're travelling at close to the speed of light, time (in your rocket) moves slower, or faster depending on how you see it. And apparently (my brother told me this) if you were to see someone get sucked into a black hole (space/time singularity) the person will never stop being sucked into the black hole. I mean once they've moved past the event horizon they get stuck there... (according to your perception of time) It's as if someone took a picture of them just as they went over the horizon and then just left it there. No light escapes so it would look like the person was frozen in time... which is really cool. :) (sorry about the physics rant...)
Do girls get taught by their mothers how to get liked by boys? Of course, girls are not really an area of expertise for me :p but I've never talked to my dad about how to get liked by girls... Do you think that this is a gender difference or a cultural difference? (or maybe just me being weird...)
My question for you is: one that needs a little background story.
So, sometimes when I've read a book or played a game or watched a TV-series and it's over I feel sad. Especially if I really liked the characters and such. And I can stay sad for quite some time. The reason I'm telling you this is two fold. One: I've just finished watching Azumanga Daioh, and I'm really quite sad to have it be over. I've been moping about for two days now. And two: Has something like that ever happened to you? If so; which movie/book/game/TV-series? And if not; am I weird for feeling sad when it was just a bunch of fictional characters who never even came close to being real? (wow, looks like we're back on philosophical questions :p)
I Hope you have great day and I give you Best Wishes!
Can you guess what it's about? :p To be fair, this one has a little more focus on love that the other two, at least more than Azumanga Daioh, and it get's really confusing (I thought) but it's also very, very funny. :)
There is a page called Revolution Anime where you can watch complete 22 minute episodes without having to watch the "Part 1 of 3" on youtube. Or you can just download them. X)
I have a confession to make... *takes a deep breath* I havent' really watched Doctor Who...
I understand if you don't want to be friends with me any more, but please don't tell Hank or John! They'll have me kicked out of Nerdfightaria! :(
Seriously though, I have watched like two episodes, one was "Don't Blink" with the weeping angels. *shivers* and the other was when the doctor and Rose (I think her name is) go to the furture and watch the detonation of earth. I really like both those episodes but I haven't been keeping track on when it's been on TV, and I feel like it's something you really can't watch on you computer.
(And I don't really know how to download things, as you know. But I have been getting better! A friend taught me how to use a torrent program :) I also feel like it's been going on for EVER. I looked it up and it said that Dr. Who had been going on for 26 seasons! And i don't knwo which ones are good or where to start, so I just put it down.
But if you have something from the show to recommend I'll gladly watch it. I mean (I hope) you watched the anime I sent you. :p The reason I upload that picture was really none other than I thought it was very clever, and I know what all those things in the Diagram are, so I thought it really belonged here. :)
I think I actually may try to find the Hunger Games on a library in Umeå too. It seems like a Very good book (series), and don't worry, you just finish Watchmen when you feel like it. :)
Umeå copes quite well with the snow. We have very efficient snow ploughs and pretty much everyone has a snowshovel in their home. We get a ton of snow every winter, so we're sort of used to it. :p But it is quite difficult to drive at times. Not because there's a lot of snow on the roads, the ploughs take care of that, but because the roads can be pretty slick and slippery. So you really can't drive as fast as you can in the summer. But my dad pointed it out to me that if you learn to drive under tough conditions, you will know what to do next winter. And you will think it's amazingly easy to drive in the summer. :)
If I got a job at a circus I would most likely either be a clown or a stage magician. I think both those jobs would be very fun. Or maybe I would just work as one of the "monkey workers". You know, the workers that prepare the ring and stuff.
I can in fact reccomend you some anime! :D I have a couple of really funny ones that I really reccomend, unfortunately they're not very long. Only like 26 episodes... but it's very good 26 episodes. :) The first one I reccomend is called Ouran High School Host Club. It's about a scholarship student at a REALLY fancy school, who accidentally ends up in the Host Club. It's really funny. :) The next one I reccomend is called Azumanga Daioh. It's also about a group of High School students. (I've found that anime set in Highschool settings are often the funniest ones :) And Lastly I reccomend School Rumble.
I also thought it was kind of weird that she wouldn't say "You get the job", but I guess she didn't want to get my hopes up and then have them be crushed. (again...) But it seems more and more likely I'll get this job. :) Well, regarding your job opportunity I think you're pretty lucky. It's great that it would (maybe) be closer to where you used to live. :)
*cringes* blech! Boy am I glad I didn't have to hear them discussing child birth.. Hmm I think it's sort of strange that you have people who actually WANT to be housewives when they grow up. I mean if you ask any girl in Sweden if they would want to live at home and cook and clean and take care of children all day I don't think anyone would say "Oh yes! that is the goal of my entire life!". ( I'm not suggesting that is what the girls in your class are like,and I'm exaggerating quite a bit, but I hope you get my point). Maybe it's a cultural thing... anyway, good on you for not going with the flow (I guess if that is the flow), and I agree. I think you need to do a lot more with your life than just finish school before you should have kids.
I haven't exactly written a story about Jank, (yet) I think I got a little carried away... I've noticed that whenever I think I should do something it's always like just thinking that I will do it is enough... So I've been thinking about a story about Jank and the ZPB. It's in my brain, but I haven't put it down on paper yet. I don't know if I ever will, since I think it's enough to just have it in your head... :P But I'll try to get it down.
That's also the thing about me wanting to read War&Peace, I don't think I ever actually will get around to it, but since I have the thought in my head I'm like "Yeah well, I'm almost halfway there just by thinking about it, so why actually read it? I'm still awesome just by thinking about it!" :p
I've found it's a good way to decrease world suck. And both you and the old lady are happy. :)
I like to bake. Just not for chistmas... It's too bloody difficult to make good pepparkakor (which doesn't contain any pepper :) Just cloves, cinnamon and ginger :) And saffron buns are flippin exensive to make. Saffron is like 4 euros per half a gram. I enjoy baking spongecakes, and chocolate fudgecake though. But I digress, how did your baking with EVERYONE go? :p
I haven't read the LOTR books, but I liked the movies. I think it was pretty good. I think the "nothing happening part of the movies" are a good contrast to the huge battles that are taking place. But I guess it's a matter of personal taste. I haven't seen OR read War&Peace, but I intend to. I think I'll try to read it though. But If I can find the movie(s) I'll most certainly check them out when I've read the book. :)
I really, really, really really... (you get the idea) like Harry Potter. I absolutely LOVED the books, pretty much all of them. I was 12 when the first movie came out so I was the same age Harry was, so I HAD to go and see it. I never really hoped for a letter from Hogwarts, but I dreamed about it a lot. And I've since I read the books, I've been trying to be as "more-than-normal" as I can. Just you know, tryng to act like a hero so I might actually get an adventure of my own... (I think I've said too much :S)
THe thing is, I've stopped watching the movies. I just thought the books did it better. I haven't seen the Half Blood Prince yet for example. I've heard that the latest movie is great, so I might check them out but I've sort of lost interest in HP. (the MOVIES! not the books! :p) But yeah, I would say that Harry Potter was a pretty huge part of my childhood. I'm actually planning on re-reading the books again. To get some inspiration, and to y'know enjoy some very good literature.
Hmmm... I totally get it... Maybe these comments are a little too long... it takes me in general like 2 hours to write back... (by that I mean I think about what I'm about to write too... I have a slow brain xP). I think I'll make this a short one. but I'll try to reply a little faster then instead... :p
YEs I did indeed take the job at the other place. And the woman was like "Well, you might still NOT get the job... but we're gonna say you do. For now." But it looks like I'm actually gonna get it. So I'm happy. :) <--- see?
I'm glad that you also got a job, even if it's more like a practise placement. I mean you're virtually guarenteed a job then right? ^^ (right?)
I really did get inspired to write a story about the ZPB and Jank. :) I also thought of a way to encompass the Evil Baby Orphanage, but it's pretty similar to your idea, so I think I'll combine them. haha lol ^^ "That's Dsigusting!" No not everyone has the required level of awesome to be a nerd(fighter). But the picture was really awesome. :) When (if) I make it a book, I think I'll (with you permission) put in some of our pictures. Like with the "Gus is A Bug" book. :) But I'm also working on like 3 other stories, and I just got a great idea for a superhero, so I'll try to make a comic too. And get more jobs AND learn how to drive a car.
That is coming along actually. I've taken one practical lesson, but I've scheduled a few more next week. The lesson went allright. I only drove against traffic once, and when the lesson was over she said, "you're good at driving. really good" So I'll take that as a positive sign. I've been practising a lot woth my dad, so I hope my license isn't that far away. I don't think I'll get it this year though... But early 2011... YEah! :p
Smiling really is a great and effective way to decrease world suck. I've never had an encounter with a stranger quite like that, but I've helped a lot of strangers. old ladies trying to get of the bus and stuff.
Wie gehts dir? Ich stress mich zur Zeit voll in der Berufsschule und stell dir vor: eine Kollegin dort ist auch Nerdfighter. Sie ist jetzt frisch angemeldet :) Die augsburger werden immer mehr haha