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Greetings from Scandihoovia.
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Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Hello. I'm a Norwegian teenager (please note that English is not my native language), not a big fan of school, and mostly a nice chap. Right now the time here is approximately 4:05 am, my school bus leaves in a little over three hours, and I'm not at all motivated to go to school tomorrow.

Anyway, nice to meet y'all.

(At a party last night, I found myself in a semi-drunken conversation about cargo cults; hence the username.)
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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Welcome! Norway? That's awesome, do you listen to black metal and burn down churches? /badjoke
Also your English writing seems better than that of most native speakers.

Anyway, I'm sure you'll fit pretty well right here... so long as all the pointless fighting and "anarchy" don't bother you too much.
Would you like to share what exactly do you find negative about school?

Enjoy your stay...

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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Si jeni?

Awesome! I have a tad bit of Norwegian in me.

Hope you like it here.

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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Welcome.

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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Thanks for your welcomes!

I don't listen much to black metal and I haven't burned down any churches as of yet. I'm such a bad Norwegian. Razz

What I don't like about school: Firstly, it takes up large swaths of my time; time that I (hopefully, I'm not as well-organized as I would like to be) could have spent in better ways if given the chance. Secondly, being a "night owl" and having to wake up at half past six in the morning is very impractical. Thirdly, I have and have had a lot of crappy, uninspiring teachers. Some teachers are inspiring, motivating and knowledgeable, but there are too few of them (at least at the schools I've been to) to make school worthwhile. There are a lot of other reasons why I don't like school that much, I'll get back to them later.
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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Welcome to SS John.
Shame about that bombing but people will call of duty in real life eh?
Anyway enjoy your stay and don't take people too seriously when they spew their shit.

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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Welcome to the forum Biggrin

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Welcome Pirate

Quote:I don't listen much to black metal and I haven't burned down any churches as of yet. I'm such a bad Norwegian.
Laugh

Playing "Fire water burn" by Bloodhound Gang in a church counts as a close second best... I did that once... accidentally. Does that make me half-Norwegian? Wasntme

Your English is very good, btw.

What are 'cargo cults'?

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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Welcome to SS. Enjoy your stay, you seem like eh pretty cool guy.

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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Ello there, I am Amortisatie (Amort for short, see what i did thar?), an on and off denizen of the forums, nice to meet ya Biggrin

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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

I like Dimmu Borgir.

That being said, HELLO THERE. I hope to start studying Norwegian in a few years.

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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

(10-18-2011 12:24 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Playing "Fire water burn" by Bloodhound Gang in a church counts as a close second best... I did that once... accidentally. Does that make me half-Norwegian? Wasntme
Hm. I don't know. Maybe, if this happened in a stave church.
(10-18-2011 12:24 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  What are 'cargo cults'?
You know, when primitive tribal societies in Oceania and Asia had their first encounters with modern Western civilization, and started believing that plane wrecks were gifts from the gods. The John Frum cargo cult is one of the few that are still active; they believe that an American man called John Frum will return to their island on February 15th (year not specified) and take them to some sort of promised land.

(10-18-2011 05:27 AM)Faby Wrote:  I like Dimmu Borgir.

That being said, HELLO THERE. I hope to start studying Norwegian in a few years.
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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Hei, velkommen til SS!

I've picked up odd parts of norweigan, swedish, finnish and danish through world of warcraft, I should really get around to learning one of them since they are similar but they all speak really good English...

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(10-18-2011 05:20 AM)Amortisatie Wrote:  an on and off denizen of the forums

This is so true. You literally need to look no further than this post; it's his first one in months.

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(10-18-2011 06:51 AM)The Desert Fox Wrote:  
(10-18-2011 05:20 AM)Amortisatie Wrote:  an on and off denizen of the forums

This is so true. You literally need to look no further than this post; it's his first one in months.

I am slightly flabbergasted at this piece of information.
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RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

Ello! I'm half Norweigan.

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Again, I agree with you. School does teach you things. And once again, you are missing the point entirely. It's not that I disagree with school's mission or the things it teaches. What I object to is that the students are deprived of any choice in the matter. As benign as the intentions may be, any system that forces people into an environment where they have no say in their lives is a situation ripe for abuse of power.

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(10-18-2011 07:19 AM)John Frum Wrote:  I am slightly flabbergasted at this piece of information.
Why?

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Do you talk like Skwizgar or Toki????

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In other words...welcome. Razz
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