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Good evening and greetings from a German living room. Writing to you is an 18 year old by the name of Charlie. Vegan, atheist, bisexual, obsessive compulsive barefoot runner and yogini in training. Though I doubt I'll ever leave the in training stage because honestly, who can say they are a master at anything?

English is my second language, though I dare say that it's become something like my second mother tongue. I spent eight years living in the USA and have come to hate both the German and the American school system.

I love meeting new people, whatever kind of people they may be. I tend to see the good in a person, even if that's not always the best way to go. I've always been somewhat of an outsider at school, but from the looks of things, I'll fit right in here.

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05-24-2011 06:39 AM
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Welcome. Don't get scared off, these people are fucking insane. It's pretty much a futile effort to remain sane, so don't even bother.

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05-24-2011 07:18 AM
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Welcome... I just joined too. Yeah this place is cool... I think it is... there are some interesting characters.

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charlie you sound like a very capable individual and I welcome you here too SS. Absent is right in that some people here are very mentally ill but its our mission to provide these sick individuals a sanctity so they can express their insanity within a harmless outlet so to speak.

Anyway I welcome you and wish you... Good evening..

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Es ist gut, ein Deutscher Typ hier zu sehen. Du wirst bald finden, dass bei SS Dinge nie sind, was sie scheinen zu sein. >.>

I hope I wrote that right D:

Let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes common as grass.

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05-24-2011 04:41 PM
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Faby Wrote:Es ist gut, ein Deutscher Typ hier zu sehen. Du wirst bald finden, dass bei SS Dinge nie sind, was sie scheinen zu sein. >.>

I hope I wrote that right D:

Sehr gut!

Are you learning German?
05-25-2011 03:51 AM
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HeartofShadows Wrote:charlie you sound like a very capable individual and I welcome you here too SS. Absent is right in that some people here are very mentally ill but its our mission to provide these sick individuals a sanctity so they can express their insanity within a harmless outlet so to speak.

Anyway I welcome you and wish you... Good evening..

Thank you kindly. You can plonk me right in the middle of the other mentally ill people, I'm sure I'll feel quite at home.
05-25-2011 03:53 AM
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Absentinsomniac Wrote:Welcome. Don't get scared off, these people are fucking insane. It's pretty much a futile effort to remain sane, so don't even bother.

I gave up the sane a long time ago. The insane kind of people are usually the most interesting.
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bleedingfeet Wrote:
Faby Wrote:Es ist gut, ein Deutscher Typ hier zu sehen. Du wirst bald finden, dass bei SS Dinge nie sind, was sie scheinen zu sein. >.>

I hope I wrote that right D:

Sehr gut!

Are you learning German?

Yeah, but wow dude, I think you German guys have this obscene need to take deep breaths every three seconds, the way you put commas after every clause, lol.

Let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes common as grass.

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05-25-2011 04:07 AM
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Faby Wrote:
bleedingfeet Wrote:
Faby Wrote:Es ist gut, ein Deutscher Typ hier zu sehen. Du wirst bald finden, dass bei SS Dinge nie sind, was sie scheinen zu sein. >.>

I hope I wrote that right D:

Sehr gut!

Are you learning German?

Yeah, but wow dude, I think you German guys have this obscene need to take deep breaths every three seconds, the way you put commas after every clause, lol.

It really is ridiculous. It drove me mad while learning German grammar.
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Greetings new person! Just one small request, could you please use the bucket over there and mop up the bloody footprints you left on the way here? Thanks... Biggrin

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SoulRiser Wrote:Greetings new person! Just one small request, could you please use the bucket over there and mop up the bloody footprints you left on the way here? Thanks... Biggrin

What size strait jacket would you like?

I have OCD, I mop up each footprint directly after each step.

I'm thinking medium would do nicely. No leather straps please.
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