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Offline Eli_Freysson

Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9992 on: October 20, 2017, 08:57:49 AM »
I was in a Modern Studies class yesterday and I got reminded of some cultural differences. The teacher is German and so is a large chunk of the class, and he encouraged students to to meet with him about the final exam. And he reminded everyone that in Germany it's a very formal affair of booking a meeting with Herr Meckl and signing stuff... and in Iceland you just drop by at the office and go "Hey, Markus!" He got a round of laughter, but that IS exactly how we do it.  :)
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« Reply #9993 on: October 20, 2017, 06:55:32 PM »
Is it me or have these forums been quiet lately?
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9994 on: October 20, 2017, 08:10:03 PM »
Is it me or have these forums been quiet lately?
Seriously too quiet. Someone needs to start some trouble.

I have a big favor to ask you, Eli. In a book series I have a few parts that are Iceland related. I did way too much research for the amount of Iceland content that I ended up using, but I would love it if I could get someone from Iceland to look over my shoulder and tell me if I got anything wrong.


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« Reply #9995 on: October 20, 2017, 08:31:53 PM »
Is it me or have these forums been quiet lately?
Seriously too quiet. Someone needs to start some trouble.

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I have a big favor to ask you, Eli. In a book series I have a few parts that are Iceland related. I did way too much research for the amount of Iceland content that I ended up using, but I would love it if I could get someone from Iceland to look over my shoulder and tell me if I got anything wrong.

Could you clarify? And I remind you that, what with my autism, my viewpoint may not be typical.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9996 on: October 20, 2017, 09:05:18 PM »
Could you clarify? And I remind you that, what with my autism, my viewpoint may not be typical.

I have no problem with that. In fact I really value an autistic perspective. It is hard to get a pure unvarnished response from most people. It can be painful, but then truth told plain is something that goes hand in hand with the autistic view. Someone who is not autistic will be much better at hiding their true response and feeling.

I have written a seven book series, over a million words. One of my favorite characters in the book is a black Deacon who has Asperger's. He is also a death. This is set in 1977 so the term used is high functioning autism. He is a very religious, 2000 year old, financial genius who is constantly trying to help people around him. Despite that, he creeps people out and offends them without knowing why. He has just learned to expect people to suddenly get upset.
 The main character, Ben, is OCD but the Deacon is convinced that he is autistic as well.

 In book two, I have a very short encounter with an Icelandic fishing boat captain. One of the critical locations visited in book five is near Mt. Hekla. By my research, that seemed like the best place to put Mimir's Well.
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« Reply #9998 on: October 21, 2017, 01:07:44 AM »
Is it me or have these forums been quiet lately?
I've been dealing with classes and classes and... Yeah. But it's been a great week! Our acapella group had a concert last night, and it was awesome. We did way better than I expected. I've learned a lot of things, which is always good. I'm still connecting with more students, and I think next week I'll be able to start calling and form an official board. Very little homework to do this weekend, which won't last long but it's awesome!

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9999 on: October 21, 2017, 03:49:44 AM »
Meanwhile, in Iceland...

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/20/climate/iceland-trees-reforestation.html?_r=0

I hope that goes well for them. In the USA we seem to be trying to pollute every water source and poison the wells. I am glad that someone is thinking long term.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10000 on: October 21, 2017, 12:10:49 PM »

Sharing this here because.... I really have no idea where else to put it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kIsEzEmI9w

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10001 on: October 21, 2017, 02:21:50 PM »

Sharing this here because.... I really have no idea where else to put it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kIsEzEmI9w


That was so good.  ;D ;D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10002 on: October 21, 2017, 04:22:45 PM »
So *that* is a fidget spinner :o
I've heard so much about it, no idea what it was, hehe

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