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Let's spam it up. If you want to friend me, you can let me know here if you want. Or just friend me without asking, that's fine too. Journal's public anyway. Likewise, feel free to de-friend me if you want. I won't get offended or ask any questions.

I always leave anonymous commenting on and IP logging off, so feel free to bug me whenever about whatever.

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[identity profile] misdre.livejournal.com 2010-03-01 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello, I know you say in this post that asking isn't necessary but I myself think adding people without asking first is really uncomfortable so :<
I'm a completely random person but you share some interests of mine and I would like to friend you! If you don't like to add random people, it's okay.

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-03-01 04:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, I understand. Of course you can friend me, go for it! /o/

But I'll warn you ahead of time, I'm really boring and post too much. Hope you don't mind.

[identity profile] misdre.livejournal.com 2010-03-01 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
There is no such thing as posting too much. And I am boring too.. :'D

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-03-01 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
'kay, if you say so. And no worries, you'd be surprised how easily amused I am. ♥

(Anonymous) 2010-03-26 01:33 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-03-26 02:14 am (UTC)(link)

Like this? /smiles ಠ益ಠ
Edited 2010-03-26 02:17 (UTC)

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-04-01 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Testing... LJ, please dislodge the stick from your ass and let me comment.

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-04-01 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Whoo! \o/ Finally.

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-04-01 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
...Oh, that's nice. So you'll let me post on my own journal, but not on others'. I see how it is.

Kindly go die in a fire, lj.

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-04-01 10:14 pm (UTC)(link)
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Well y'know what? Fuck you, too! asdfghjkl;


[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-05-04 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
/uses as a notepad

Yamashita, Samuel Hideo. Leaves from an Autumn of Emergencies: Selections from the Wartime Diaries of Ordinary Japanese. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 2005. p. ##-##

(Anonymous) 2010-05-05 08:58 am (UTC)(link)
I saw
your reaction to what happened on the meme this day, I mean
n somehow
don't know, it made me feel good
knowing you reacted that way, I mean. 's good.
Maybe it seems, okay, like I'm saying "congratulations, you're a decent human being"
but there's more to it than that, you ken? Sticky stuff.
'm sorry, I just wanted to say this
'n maybe I don't make no sense. I dunno'. m so tired.

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-05-05 04:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Y...you saw that? Ahh, I'm so embarrassed now. /o\

I can't help it. I might be a wimp, but when people start picking on someone I care about it really sets me off. orz And my sister(maybe I should be calling her my brother, idk...) is transgender, so when they talk about it like that, I don't even...

You really need to go to bed earlier, man. You're going to make me worry more than I already do. :\

(Anonymous) 2010-05-05 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Saa, yeah. It was by chance. [/patpat]

Wimp or not, 's good that it's something you feel strongly about. (And re: your sibling, if they're ftm, should probably refer them as brother... but if you're not sure, maybe ask them?)


orz I'll try. I keep intending to go to bed earlier, but stuff gets in the way. Or I do go to bed at like 1 but then I spend the entire night rolling. I know, I know, no excuse.


[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-05-05 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you think so? Maybe I've spent too much time on the internet with ridiculously accepting people, but I think it's normal to feel that way. (I don't think, err... he cares much, honestly, but I probably should, yeah. I'll ask later.)

Well... not your fault. Hell, I'm not much better. You probably shouldn't be staying up to the point where you start typing like that, though. But maybe you did it on purpose, I dunno.

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-06-23 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Whoaaa, so many Pikachus. Maybe changing all those icons wasn't the best idea.

Spamming it up for serious

(Anonymous) 2010-11-03 01:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Heipä! I'm the non!Ardis from the meme, creeping over to your journal all stalker-y like because I really was obedient and went to bed before I got to read your last comment. BTW, don't ask why I started to write to you in two different mini threads. I have no idea.

Now! Since this already is creepy and stalker-y, isn't this just the perfect moment to speak about you getting naked? Yes, I thought so too. <- This is famous Finnish diplomacy, delicacy and discretion in work. You must feel very appreciated to experience it first hand like this.

Let me tell you some naked!stories: there's an old lady living in my neighbourhood. She goes to swim everyday as long as there's no ice. She gets to the beach, takes of her clothes, puts on the swimsuit, gets in the lake. Comes out, takes of the swimsuit, dries herself, puts on her clothes and goes merrily away. Notice how I don't mention any changing rooms... I think it's really sweet! My goal is to be just like her when I get old. Only with more cats and mumbling to myself.

And when the Google street view cars captured pictures of corpses or illicit lovers in other places, Finnish headlines were really indignant because they had taken pictures of some perfectly normal middle aged man who was sitting outside enjoying the peace of his own garden. Without no pants or underwear whatsoever. I like his life philosophy! If you can do it naked, why bother with clothes? You just end up taking them of eventually. Winter is the only reason Finns originally ever warmed up to the whole idea of clothes. Nakedness is such a wonderful thing, you should really overcome your sauna shyness and embrace your inner naked barbarian!

Mm, and when I wrote Mariehamn (or some random typo version of it... yeah, it was late. That's my excuse) I of course meant Åland. Failing at your own country's geography is a precious, precious thing indeed. It's just that when the boats arrive there they announce arrival in Mariehamn... Sorry Ålanders, one day I will learn that there's more to your island than the capital. But maybe I can make some amends by saying that I really love the capital! It's so idyllic, pure children's books material. Berwald and Tino may lack some upbringing skills but they sure give good genes to their kids. Unless Åland = Hanatamago/Blomsterägget/Kukkamuna. That could explain why it doesn't really wish to be independent and why it is demilitarized. The thought of a cute fluffy puppy leading the army is... interesting.

...Can you yet guess that I'm seriously procrastinating some work I should very badly do? Well - at least this time I managed to keep it all in one comment, thanks for the small mercies?

Hyvää jatkoa!

Re: Spamming it up for serious

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-11-03 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello! And no worries, I think you're being more cute than creepy/stalker-y if anything. o3ob

Going to be honest, I actually cringed more at the thought of someone swimming in what's most likely freezing cold water than changing in front of everyone on the beach. I can understand after warming up in the sauna, but... Brrr. And I heard something similar happened with the Google cars in Denmark! Well, nothing wrong with that. I have no problem with other people being naked, I'm just too easily embarrassed myself.

And I figured Åland was what you meant, and Google picked Mariehamn up pretty quick, spelling errors or not. S'all good! (And I can't even name/place all the states in the US, so we can fail at our own countries' geography together. orz) I actually haven't bothered to look into Åland much at all. But if Mariehamn is anything like you say, I guess I'll have to. Gamla Stad was beautiful too, so I trust your judgement. ♥ Haha, I do like the headcanon that Hanatamago is Åland. Then again, Hana isn't all that bratty and she seems to like Finland too much to be Åland. Oh well, it'd still be really cute.

This is so late, but get your work done! And talking in more than one comment is totally fine, especially when you're anon, 'cause you can't go back and edit or anything, so don't worry about it!

Speaking of editing, I hope you're not tracking this 'cause if you are, your inbox is going to get so spammed. Sorry! /o\ /edit edit edit
Edited 2010-11-03 16:35 (UTC)

Re: Spamming it up for serious

(Anonymous) 2010-11-03 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Own country geography fail buddies! /Awkward high five that slips and ends up slapping your forehead

Although you have much more geography to handle! Finland is such a small country that I should be able to name stuff correctly. Last night I couldn't even decide should I use the Finnish name or be nice to all the numerous Ålanders in the meme and use the Swedish one. So I made up my own version as a nice little compromise. I'm handy like that.

And ice swimming builds character! Unfortunately it also breaks toes if done carelessly. Last winter I swam without shoes and my toes got so numb that I abused them while climbing up from the lake. But I'm sure I grew a level or two while doing it!

Hana is also my real headcanon for Åland but yes... the actual Åland acts more like a bratty teenager than a favourite pet. I guess Hana just concentrates to personify all those pretty gingerbread houses and sea views and leaves the politics alone. If you like Astrid Lindgren-y atmosphere you'd probably like Mariehamn. But if you like old royal feel then it's Gamla Stan all the way. And if I remember correctly that's where Sweden lives according to the Prussia cleaning game. :p

Unfortunately I didn't get work done, you should have shouted more since it's totally your responsibility whether a some foreign anon works or not. Internet, you are an amazing place and will eventually cause me to lose all my contracts. Although I don't want to imagine translating without you.

Tracking? That would involve some sort of technical savvy. I'm a humanist. In my case these things don't go together. The same goes with stuff that includes numbers. Or, you know, some sort of everyday logic. /Hugs obscure philosophies and poetics and translation theories and pretends they're enough to survive in the practical world

Re: Spamming it up for serious

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-11-03 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Ow. /sob

Well, it's generally called Åland when referring to it in English, but I would've known if you'd used Ahvenanmaa! Or the capital, or a misspelling of the capital, it all works!

I think I'd be more afraid of losing toes (among other appendages) to frostbite than breaking them. D: Or getting hypothermia nngh.

Y'know, considering the fact that Finland's personality is completely off in terms of stereotypes, it'd be perfectly plausible if Hana!Åland's was too. Though I have to wonder if Himaruya has even researched Finland enough to pick up on Åland's very existence.

I pretty much like any buildings that aren't clearly from an American suburb and aren't a box with windows. I'm not familiar with Astrid Lindgren's works though, so I'm afraid that description's lost on me. I'm sure it's lovely though.

...And that so? GO DO YOUR WORK NOW. (╬ ≖益≖)(╬ ≖益≖)(╬ ≖益≖) Is that better? Geez man, do you know how terrible I'd feel if someone lost all their contracts 'cause they were too busy procrastinating and talking to me? Make like a Finn and go finnish your work. ...♥ o3oa That is, assuming you shouldn't be in bed already. It is getting late there.
Edited 2010-11-03 20:31 (UTC)

here there be essays

(Anonymous) 2010-11-03 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry... that's what usually happens when I try to be all cool and suave.

But not after ice swimming! After that you feel like you could fight bears with your bare hands. Or face molotovcocktails! Or maybe just the bears.

Ah, the stereotypes. Finland should be the grim one and Sweden too jolly for comfort. But if you consider politics Fin is a little thing usually trying to please everyone while Sweden has had its moments of "hey, it'd be a great idea to be an empire, y/y?". But that doesn't really explain Hana!Åland - maybe the puppy was just a cute idea.

I live in a box with windows. Cheap brick architecture glory... But at least its red. At one time no Finnish architect was able to fight their unhealthy affection for grey concrete. I guess it went well with the general gloom of the economic depression.

Now why did I think the whole world has read Lindgren? Anyway, they're really nostalgic and idyllic Swedish children's book where everything is bright and full of life. The town's only police knows everybody by name and all the kids know how to sail and are free to run wildly through the endless summers with their dogs and other assorted animals.

And YES SIR! =o=7 Thank you for that much needed management by perkele moment! Will do my work! First thing tomorrow.

But first I'll ramble a bit about the difficulty of getting jobs in Finland without being fluent in official languages since last night I wasn't awake enough to comment on anything sensible.

Good part of the east and north tend to go "what, two official languages, nobody sent us the memo" and many (I'd guess most) people in professions where they in principle should be able to speak fluent Swedish can't really serve customers or speak with clients in that language.

I've also met several people who work here but can't speak either language. Some admittedly clean metro stations but some work in universities, Nokia or advertisement firms. Some teach English for more advantaged students in unis, firms or open universities. All in all I think that the field and location both affect the language question a lot. But basically it's the people in customer service who need the language skills. If you're going to do something else, well, all your colleagues speak English anyway!

And as racist as it is, getting a job here is probably easier for an American than to many other foreigners. Our TV is full of (Alfred F. Jones type of) American culture, it doesn't scare people so much.

Re: here there be essays

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
Your body doesn't go into shock or anything? Oh man, I think I'd even take fighting bears and molotov over the swimming in ice water to begin with! /)_(\ It sounds dangerous. Unless you're a polar bear.

I'm pretty sure Hanatamago was just a cute idea. But it's fun to think of her as Åland sometimes anyway.

Bahhh, yeah, like I said back on the meme, it's one of the downsides of Finland. Some buildings are really nice, but judging by google's street view, most of the them are just boxes with windows. But I hear good things about Finnish design, so I'm sure the insides of some are much more interesting.

I recognize the names of some of Lindgren's books, but I haven't actually read any of them. But I think I get the picture! It sounds nice. *3* I wonder if I could catch a boat to Mariehamn while I'm in Turku...

And thank you for boosting my confidence in finding work there! Not gonna lie, I worry about it a lot. I mean, I hear finding work there even if you're Finnish can be hard, so I can only imagine what a pain it is for foreigners.

But that makes me feel a lot better about it! You are awesome. ♥


(Anonymous) 2010-11-12 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
Hello, I hope you're feeling better! Although I fear that your ears will never recover from the horrible abuse. That's a bit sad... How did you manage to develop a taste in those songs? Maybe when you come here you can try some ice swimming and get yourself sorted out. I swear you don't go into shock although sometimes spleens drop and everybody dies.

Finnish architecture never really had a change, poor thing. First everything kept burning up. Then during the sixties people suddenly wanted to give only the best things for the future generation and logically that meant tearing up everything old and building really practical and rather ugly buildings. And now bigger cities can't slap apartment blocs together quickly enough for all the people who want to move in them after their jobs. I guess in Turku there's Vanha Suurtori and, and... yeah, that was it.

I guess Finnish design can mostly boast about... saddle chairs. And mugs and stuff. And Klaus Haapaniemi draws some pretty pictures in his mugs.

Come here we have mustamakkara mobile phone throwing ...trees?

Re: hugs

[identity profile] diplopod.livejournal.com 2010-11-12 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
........ It is like 5 AM, why are you awake? ಠ_ಠ

Much better now, no worries! Oh man, I'm gonna get you. щ(≖n≖щ) They are wonderful and catchy and clearly you just haven't listened to them enough! Three of them are Finland's even, geez. But I think I will just stay out of the ice water. I'm quite happy with my spleen right where it is.

That's so sad. But hey, nothing wrong with practicality. The cities are still kind of pretty. Even if the buildings are boring, the cities have a lot of trees and just... green from what I can tell. At least much more than around here. So there's that!

/looks up Haapaniemi... Oh, this stuff is weird, but I like it! I like marimekko's stuff too. And I saw some really nice glassware from Finland on ebay. There's plenty to boast about. o3ob

You also have lots of taxes, lots of nature, and lots of peace and quiet compared to here. Just try to keep me away.

Re: hugs

(Anonymous) 2010-11-12 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
Insomnia, the best reason ever to torment the English speaking part of the internet with my sleepy typos! You make me cry... Yes, they're catchy. So is measles. And come on. When was the last time you used your spleen for anything? They're so overrated.

The green we do have. When I was a kid we had this European friendship thingie and wrote to some other class. Their teacher suggested that we'd write the story of some tree since in their city all of them had been planted by someone famous. We, on the other hand, were rather confused about their sudden desire to have biology lessons. "There were some seeds and then there were trees. Which is awesome since that's how we get vastas. The end."

And you're too cute to keep away.

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