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Moriquendi
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  • Member since May 14th 2008
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  • our next movie: The Princess Swap!

    Posted by Winnie

    • Sounds about right to me! *laughs* It shall be checked out soon^^
      (I loved your Pikachu gifs, by the way xD)

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • Happy belated birthday! Hope your next days are awesome!

    Posted by Amber The Gay Fox

  • Happy Birthday friend :)

    Posted by Winnie

  • hope all is well where you are xo

    Posted by Malia

    • Thank you <3
      Yes, I am well. Everything is in order to take over the apartment I bought on the 1st of August. We're spending a lot of time dividing all our things now. Otherwise, we're going to a big viking market next week :) I hope you're also doing well.

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • Nodded <3 GL with the move <3 <3 How are you feeling these days?

      As for me, I'm getting used to new meds, and that's going better than I hoped haha. I love my cat and my sister is super supportive :) :) So it's slow, but it's progress <3

      Posted by Malia

    • I'm glad to hear that :)
      I'm feeling quite good, actually. I feel about ready for a new adventure. Both my wife and I have handled everything as smoothly as possible, so I'm quite encouraged by our future as friends because of that. We're still not sure about the furbeast, for now, though. It would be a better area for her to continue living with my wife, as long as she doesn't move anywhere. But for the cat itself (company and care), it would probably be better for it to come with me. But it spends most of its time outdoors, so.. We shall see.

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • I'm happy to hear that! Brandon and I are on really good terms with each other. It can be hard some days def, but I've a friend for life. I hope that's the case for you and her too :) And as for the kitty, that's tough. I had to leave my cat Binks in the US. I would've taken him with me tbh but he's so old, and can't even stand a 5 min car ride. Don't think he would've liked traveling to the other side of the world for 26 hours D: I miss him every day, but it was for the best for him to stay with Brandon. I hope your kitty issues go smoothly <3

      Posted by Malia

    • Good :) Yeah, I believe we'll be friends for life as well. She's in the social circles I intend to keep as well, of course.
      At least the cat isn't far away. I think she'll stay with her for now and we'll see how it goes. I'll need to submit an application to have the cat there anyway. I think it may be for the best, but we'll see what the cat thinks :p
      It isn't further than 25 minutes by car in my case, at least.

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • I may or may not have stalked your wall, but I want to say that the mosquitoes are massive in Alaska too. Texans always try to claim the biggest everything but they’re dead wrong. I felt a mosquito take steps in my hair earlier this year.

    More stalking: I’m not a big fan of our capital either :p

    Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • Haha^^ I can imagine Alaska being similar in that regard as well. I really want to go there one day, it looks amazing.

      I'm not surprised :p It's actually more or less Eastern Norway as a whole. In many ways it feels like a very different kind of people. It probably seems strange due to it being small country, but it has traditionally been rather divided because of all the mountains. That's the reason for all the different dialects we have as well. I certainly don't envy people learning "Norwegian" and then going anywhere except the capital and expecting to understand us xD

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • Sorry to hear your news, I'm sure it must be a tough time for you.

    Posted by Skywing

    • Thank you :) I've had some time to adjust and get used to it, so I'm doing fairly well.

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • I've never been one to have a travel bug, but your pictures are always a delight. I think the beautiful landscape along with your own modest personality makes me think it's an appealing place to live. What's your town like if you don't mind me asking?

    Posted by Rambo

    • I currently live in a sparsely populated valley, so that's very peaceful. I'll be moving within the month, though. The closest city is Bergen, that's the second largest in Norway. To me, it feels more like a large town rather than a small city, so that's in its favor in my book. I'm not a fan of our capital. The nature is often very beautiful and helps to strengthen the long traditions of hiking most families have. People themselves are usually more on the reserved side of things. Norway is expensive, though, so it's not always the easiest country for tourists. But it tends to be worth it, I believe :)

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • I love the convenience of larger cities, but I certainly do prefer being in the countryside with less people and more room to enjoy the land freely. Not that you shouldn't be friendly with the neighbors one does see! I could get used to a reserved population though. There's nice people around my current community, but it also seems like everyone runs around in crisis mode making big problems out of minor things lol. It's good to be around people that know how to slow down and enjoy life. My dad worked in the North Sea for a time. He spent most of his time on the oil wells offshore, but he had nothing but good things to say about Norway itself.

      Sorry to hear you're going through a rough time. You seem like you're handling it pretty well and better than most. However, if you ever feel like you're going crazy, feel free to hit me up bud.

      Posted by Rambo

    • Mm, I'm certainly more of a countryside person as well. The apartment I've bought is close to civilization, but it also has forested areas right outside. I'll be able to walk to work, which is also a very nice addition.
      Heh, I can see what you mean about crisis mode. That does become rather tedious :p
      Ah, cool! I have some family who worked (or works) in the North Sea as well. I'm glad to hear that he had a positive view of us^^

      Thank you, it's highly appreciated. Yeah, I'm doing alright. It's sad, of course, but we're both handling everything in a sensible way, so there aren't really any problems. It will be strange living on my own, but I am looking forward to it as well.

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • The sass is not appreciated

    Posted by Lady Sunshine

  • Yuru Camp is basically an anime where adorable anime high school girls similar to Keion! or Lucky Star go camping and made traditional Japanese dishes. It is a fantastic show.

    Posted by Serenity

    • Hehe, sounds adorable :) Thank you. Encouragement of Climb is about a small group of school girls who discover the love for hiking. Also while being somewhat informative :) We mainly clicked on it because we liked the art style. It's been quite some time since we saw an anime before that, and after it, for that matter :p

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • Yuru Camp seems a bit like Encouragement of Climb, though camping is admittedly a less rigorous hobby compared to hiking, but I'm definitely into hiking, and would do that first over camping, or hiking followed by camping, since I've done off-the-grid style camping before. There's a lot of hobby anime out there, though not all of them are bangers.

      Posted by Serenity

    • I've told my wife about it, perhaps we'll get to see it as well^^ Camping is fun as well. We've actually bought a big "ticket to the moon" hammock that we're going to try this summer. Along with mosquito net and everything. I'm looking forward to that :)

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • Ah yes I remember mosquitos. You have mosquitos in Scandinavia?

      I've slept out on the beach with only a tarp and sleeping bag, using the sand itself as cushioning, and my clothing as a pillow. Lol interesting times.

      Posted by Serenity

    • That we do. Less insects in general than in warmer climates, but they're certainly present in summer. Strangely enough, the mosquitos are largest in Northern Norway :p

      Aw, that sounds nice^^

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • THat last picture in the scrapbook is stunning

    Posted by Lady Sunshine

  • Do you know Danish, since you speak to danes recently? Makemake wau e loaʻa iāʻoe ka lā maikaʻi, nā mea maikaʻi loa (hawaiian langauge, said have nice day etc)

    Posted by Thankful America Spooner

    • Now that is certainly different! Very exotic and fascinating to me^^
      I have no trouble understanding Danish, usually. Nor Swedish, for that matter. I can usually understand Icelandic as well, but they can be harder :p Scandinavian speakers usually understand the others for the most part, I think.

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • I would agree with that. It's a shared language between speakers after all. Yeah. I am of some Hawaiian descent, so thought, I'd surprise you! (It a mostly vowel language)

      Posted by Thankful America Spooner

    • It's separate languages, but they are very close. Our imported Dane has been living in Norway for many years, though, so he doesn't speak quite "Danish" with us. But it still stands :)
      Cool^^
      "Ha en fin dag" would be "have a nice day" in Norwegian.

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • Hmmmm. That's good you still consider him alongside you.
      One thing I do know about Scandinavians, is the sense of humour is splendid they have!
      You can share a joke and they get it ya know? It's a pleasant feeling.

      It's boiling here. I don't have air conditioning, so I deal somehow lol

      Posted by Thankful America Spooner

    • That might be :)

      Ah, the weather is warm? Here it's around freezing point and it varies every other day with snow or rain. Not the most pleasant time :p

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • Echoing Winnie -- Those snow pictures are breathtaking. Damn it she even used the word breathtaking.

    Scratch that then. They're stunning x.x

    Posted by Lady Sunshine

    • Haha, thank you^^ The blue hour can be quite spectacular, if you're lucky :)

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • Your photos are the best Mori--your shots in the snowy woods are breathtaking!

    Posted by Winnie

  • Had a little trouble understanding if you were talking about your hamstrings or something else. Regardless, that exrx.net has a body map where you can click the muscle and look up stretches.

    Here's hamstring stretches
    exrx.net/Lists/ExList/ThighWt.html#Hamstrings

    Body Map. It's technically NSFW though it's an educational diagram. (You will see a cartoon penis when you click this)
    exrx.net/Lists/WtMale.html

    Posted by Rambo

    • Thank you, that is very helpful :)

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • Any specific hamstring stretches you're fond of, by the way? I've tried before, but I've probably not been consistent enough to have a lasting effect.

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • I can't really tell you one thing is better than the other. A basic bending over and touching your toes, then splitting your legs and going to each side is what I prefer. If I have a barbell and an elevated surface, I like holding a barbell with light weights and just do a "dead hang".

      You could also change the angle of your knee when you touch your toes. Do one with straight legs, and then a slight bend just enough to feel a deeper stretch.

      Personally, I'd just experiment with it and if you feel a particular tightness in the way you do something, do that stretch. You may have a better stretch sitting vs standing, etc etc.

      Posted by Rambo

    • Excellent. Then I have something to try out :) Thank you very much^^

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • Hey man, how’s everything been? I saw your post about -15C, I bet your hands were happy! I miss chopping wood, my dad still has an old wood stove and it’s gloriously warm. I recall loading up a bit too much oak one winter night and having the windows open because it was so hot lol.

    I just got back to Alaska a couple days ago, it’s been pretty chilly here as well, though virtually zero wind so that’s nice. -11F today, but without the wind it’s not too “bitey”

    Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • I've been quite well! Had a written exam yesterday as part of getting my diploma as a shoemaker. Haha :p Yes, it actually felt nice enough to saw wood in that setting. The stars were up and everything (even though it was like 17:30) when I went out to do it. Yeah, it can be a bit challenging to get the right temperature that way *laughs*
      I had a mixture of oak, pine and spruce, by the way. It's cleared trees from the property here.

      Zero wind really helps, that's certainly true. Welcome to the cold :)

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • These short days are messing with me lol. My sleep is all screwed up. Of course, traveling ~12 hours against time zones will do that to you xD

      Thank you for the warm welcome! There isn’t much wind here so the cold isn’t as bad as I expected...yet. Im surprised you didn’t cut down ALL THE SPRUCE haha. We rarely burned conifers (except for outdoor fires). Cherry, ash, and maple grew abundantly and we were very fortunate to live a bit out of the way lol.

      Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • Haha, yes. That is to be expected :p Hopefully you'll get around again to a normal sleep schedule again soon :)

      I'm glad :) It's gotten a bit milder again here, though it will get colder again during the week. Yes, burn all the spruce :p Except for when we decorate it with nice things and then burn it afterwards *nods* I imagine cherry trees smelling nice.

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • MAKE ME YOUR BUTTERBEER DRINK PLEASE AND THANK YOU

    Posted by Lady Sunshine

  • OMG I love your pictures you posted today! That nightlife place looked awesome and that absinthe looked like something outta HP :B

    Posted by Lady Sunshine

    • Thank you :D It was very crowded in the evenings, especially with tourists, but it was worth seeing. I love absinthe^^ That's actually the way you're supposed to do it (though without the dry ice).

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • Where did you get that leather jacket? I must know

    Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • I got it in Germany, actually. I think it might be American or Canadian, though I couldn't find anything about it at the moment. "Wilderness Lodge, quality leather, trapper valley" and a wolf head is on the inside :)

      It's the best one I've had.

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • I looked it up right after I saw this message and it appears to be shut down. :(

      Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • Aw.. perhaps that was why it was on sale when I got it. I've had it for a few years now.

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • How was your trip?!

    Posted by Lady Sunshine

    • Hi^^ It was amazing. It was great to be able to live with a local and get shown around, with hand-picked things to try. Particularly since he's very interested and food and drink :p It was a different country, though. Not all things work as well as we're used to with corruption and way of government. It was very interesting to see, though.

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • I'm glad! Just saw your post about drinking. What was your favorite wine you tried? And huh, never pegged Hungary for having tons of corruption, but then again, I'm in America.

      Posted by Lady Sunshine

    • Surprisingly enough, it was actually a white wine. I've never been particularly find of those, but this one was amazing. I'll try to find out what the grape name was :) (So many impressions :p) I'll probably need to continue with the other part at a later time, since I'm off to work soon. But it was allied with the Soviet until that fell, and since then the "history" has been altered more and more. I'll continue later :p

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • Haha yeah! Let me know! I'm the same, I'm usually a red wine person myself.

      Posted by Lady Sunshine

    • I think I'll move this to "conversation" instead, if that's alright :) Wall of text incoming :p

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • American wine? You must have been drunk before you even bought it!

    Also Happy Birthday Lars!

    Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • I know! In my defense, it was my wife who bought it :p If you hadn't had any other wine before, it was quite good, actually. But we had a milder-tasting one before once, and that was not an experience I want again.

      Thank you^^

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • Happy birthday friend!

    Posted by Winnie

  • Happy late birthday, bud! I'm jealous of that hike. There's not many nice hills my way without a decent road trip

    Posted by Rambo

    • Thank you! It's still today, actually. 20th :)
      Aw, that's a shame. Norway in general is pretty much mountains, so there are no lack of that here :p

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • Lars!

    How the hell are you? :)

    Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • I'm well! Busy writing about you, actually! xD

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • Yes, yes, and yes. To the fire, mead, and stars.

      I usually drink lager when I'm enjoying a fire and stars, but I'm willing to expand my horizons :D.

      I would very much like to make a trip out there next (early) summer, if that would be a good time for you. Better weather too haha.

      Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • Sounds good^^

      Hopefully, that will fit in :) At least there won't be a snowstorm, or completely dark, so that's something!

      Are you otherwise doing well? I'm heading to bed quite soon. There is a fire safety course tomorrow before work, so I have to leave earlier than I usually do.

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • Indeed. It sounds like the best time for both of us haha. I'll get my first taste of the darkness when I get back to Alaska later this year.

      I'm doing great! Still chugging along, trying to better myself each day.

      How are you and your wife? I saw the viking market pictures; I would love to see something like that one day

      Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • I suppose you will, yes. Where I live is equivalent to the lower part of Alaska, only featuring the Gulf stream :)

      Sound good! Can't do much more, really^^

      We're doing well. I'm glad you liked them. I'll write more later, leaving for work :)

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • HOW HAVE YOU BEEN DOING, DEAR FRIEND?! ;) :cheers:

    It's the Solar Eclipse today!!

    Do you know if you can you see it from the area of our world where you are living:?! :moon:

    Blessed be, my dear friend!! ;) :heart:

    Posted by Tuf Pic

    • Hiya :)

      I've actually only heard about it here on ZU, so I doubt it. Have fun watching :)

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • Hello,

    I have seen you recently on the board, and I thought that I would introduce myself here.

    How are you?
    Tead.

    Posted by Tead

    • Hi there!

      That's Nice of you. I've seen you around as well, though I don't post all that much outside of Farore :p

      I'm good! Looking forward to being done With work and enjoy the weekend. How about you?

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • Yes. I am just trying to relax this weekend myself as well.
      I see. I have recently been thinking about leaving Nayru for Farore. Their Forum must be rather interesting if you reserve yourself for there. I believe that I will find out for myself within a month. I have already posted in Nayru to let them know about the switch.
      I have some things that I want to get caught up with this weekend; I would like to straighten up here a bit (I am renting a cabin) then go for a nice walk, and hopefully get some artwork finished (I am working on my signature). Perhaps I will watch a movie later.

      How will you be enjoying your weekend?
      Tead.

      Posted by Tead

    • Sounds like a good plan :) Ah, that's nice^^ I'm sure Farore will welcome you. For my own sake, it's probably something to do With habit as well since I've been a member there for many years and grown fond of People who Return every now and then :p

      Renting a cabin sounds fantastic. I'm hoping to go on a hike With my wife on Sunday, perhaps. We shall see. Other than that, I'm going to work out Sunday morning and probably not do much except relax at home tomorrow after work.

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • Budapest! That should be fun, have you been there before?

    And meeting up with Nesi would be cool, but I haven't seen her around/been able to get ahold of her lately. Have you been in contact?

    Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • I have, actually. But I wasn't very old when I was there, so I can't say that I remember much.

      I haven't spoken with her in a long while, either. I believe she's probably busy with her regular life, but I don't know for sure. She had a rather hectic university life the last time we spoke. I'll be staying for 4-5 days, though, so I'm hoping to get to poke her. But we shall see :)

      The friends we're visiting are salesmen (a man and a woman who work together) at viking and medieval markets during the summer. We've been sitting around fires and talking a lot together during the markets over the last few years. Often bringing along special alcohols for the others to try :p
      One of them is very interested in food and drink, so I believe that foodwise it will be a great trip :3

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • That is my experience with Canada haha. Was quite young.

      Mmmmm food. I love trying food and drinks from other places <3

      Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • Haha^^ My family have always traveled a lot since we had a camping car. So I've been in a lot of places around in Europe where I can't really remember that well :p

      Mm.. Important business :3

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • :D I'm sure you had a good time even if you can't recall the experience haha.

      And yes. Very important indeed. I take my fooding very seriously. XD

      Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

  • I got some Danish mead! I couldn't find any from Norway :<. I'm excited to try it

    Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • Ooh! Neat. Then it depends.. I know of two Danish ones: One brewery makes amazing mead and one brewery makes a horrible, sugary mess.. :p

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • Hmm, somehow I feel like I got the sugary one. I haven't tried it yet though.

      Dansk Mjod (I'm not sure how to get the o with a diagonal line through it) Vikingernes Mjod?

      Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • Is it in a ceramic/stone bottle? Brownish? Featuring a picture of historically inaccurate vikings with horned helmets? :p

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • I have a photo but it won't let me upload it here lol. I don't see vikings on it, but I believe it is a ceramic bottle

      Posted by Bartimaeus Sex

    • Ah, then it's actually a kind we don't have here! I haven't tried it :) Do tell how it is, then^^ This is the terrible one images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=ht…-denmark-10505962.jpg&f=1

      One would think that it's sweet enough when it's based on honey :p

      We actually don't have much of a selection of mead here in Norway. It's mainly in recent years that a few have taken an interest in making it. And it does take some time to make, so.. The one I like best is some home-made by someone we know and the other Danish one I mentioned (Mjødurt). We sometimes have one alright one here as well from a brewery called Ægir.

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • HI!! ;)

    Posted by Tuf Pic

    • Hi there, how are you doing? :)

      Posted by Moriquendi

    • Fine, & yourself?! ;) :cheers:

      Do you perchance have the Nintendo Switch?!

      I DO!! :mastahsword: :DD :D

      Posted by Tuf Pic

    • Good, thank you :) It's a weekend off from work with lovely weather. I'm heading out to be a hobby-gardener quite soon.

      No, we didn't have money to spend on it at the time. But I have been playing Breath of the Wild on the Wii U^^

      Posted by Moriquendi

  • HI!! ;)

    Posted by Tuf Pic

  • You have a degree in biology?! That's so cool, does it apply to your job/career goals?

    Posted by Winnie

    • Yeah, that was my main interest and direction of study. So I have a bachelor's degree in biology. Focused partially on ecology and flora. But as I was studying, I got a part-time job as a shoemaker and that escalated from there. I'm rather fond of working with my hands and I'll be taking over the business. So biology is mainly a hobby, but it also helped me understand a lot of things about us and the world around that I'm very grateful for :)

      Posted by Moriquendi