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must be shit if they're all topping themselves
have a language with 25 vowels or something
I quite fancy it
bumsore Estonians and Russians
Finns were outnumbered 10/1 I think, yet still fought off the Russian bear.
Finns say their lakes are filled with the bodies of dead Russians.
I saw one docco on it where a group of Finnish soldiers crept up on a Russian camp, not realising the soldiers were already dead.
A previous group of commandos had arranged then in lifelike poses while the bodies were frozen stiff
but I occasionally worry you might one day carry out some kind of mass murder.
cant remember what the one I saw was, but was quite comprehensive...3 hours long I think.
Books - no idea sorry
They're the ones not talking to eachother."
we're definitely Finnish
I also recall reading a story about an English guy who lived in Finland. He went to a house party, walked into the front room, and everyone was sat in silence, each quietly drinking away.
This phenomenon was explained to me using the long, cold winters as one of the reasons. Apparently, Finns are just totally ok with silence, and, in general, feel no need to make small talk in order to feel comfortable together.
lad i know from sweden at uni was very adept at answering the innocent intro 'hows things?' very honestly.
but yes, I quite enjoy the Scandanavian thing where they don't need to fill up every silent moment with words.
and midly laughed. well, smiled. well, smiled inside.
were his parents siblings?
She's great, took me a while to warm to her though because she's the most reserved person I've ever met in my life. Can be hilariously tactless, one time we were at a dinner thing at someone's house, a dozen or so people sitting around the table and she hadn't said anything for a while, so someone asked her if she was OK and she smiled very sweetly & said "No I'm fine, just a little bit bored".
They go to Finland every year for the summer, and from the photos the countryside looks like one of the most beautiful places on earth. The family has a summer house on its own island in this elaborate system of waterways, and it's all swimming and kayaking and fishing and gathering wild berries and hanging out in the sauna. I'd really like to go.
and the fellow with the VCRs
but fairly atypical in her mannerisms. She left because she wasn't very 'Finnish'.
No great affinity for the country or the people either way tbh.
cover the right side of the screen and guess everyone's age on Hel Looks