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Aedan

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    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Wha...? No! But but but I wanted to impress you D: How can I do that?
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Hi, Charlie!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      "The uploader has not made this video available in your country." :(
      Again! Aedan's videos don't like me!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Now I will never know who Charlie is :(
  • Shandyr
    Notable is the answer at 05:00. In Germany when you ask someone if they want something to drink and you answer "no" then you probably will not be asked again.

    There are other cultures where it works differently. Let's assume someone asks you if you would like to have a piece of cake. And you do want it. But naturally you say "no". Why? Because you want two things actually: You want the piece of cake AND you want to appear modest. And you actually expect to be asked again. And if you are asked again you will naturally say "no" again. Because it's really important that you appear modest. You will only say "yes" when the other one makes it appear that you would actually do them a favor by eating the cake.

    That's not going to work that way in Germany.

    May 20
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      The main difference to some other cultures is to my eyes that in some other cultures feigning interest is a natural part of being polite. They may not even perceive it as "feigning". Whereas in Germany when you pretend to be interested in something although you're not, or to like something that you dislike that is actually seen as an offense, especially in friendships and closer relationships.

      Because you may exchange pleasantries for the sake of it with strangers. But real friends are there to tell you the truth. And it does not hurt because you know your friend wouldn't say it to hurt you. Actually your friend is your friend because he tells you something directly and honestly.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      But as you can see from the video, even within Germany do the opinions differ on that matter. ;)
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      This Germany lesson was provided by Shandyr, Vanilla Forums and Beamdog company.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      theviewsopinionsandbeliefsexpressedtherindonotnecessarilyreflectthoseofbeamdogwizardsofthecoastanditsaffiliates
  • Shandyr
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      I wanna get to know you that good...
  • Shandyr
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      "The uploader has not made this video available in your country." :(
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      It seems you do not deserve Ricky Martin :P
  • Shandyr
    So now let's see what it would be like to date an Italian man. Very interesting indeed... :tongue:
    "They love the slow process of seduction" ... I see...

    May 12
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      I laughed a lot!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Italian men seem to be a real charm ;) Very passionate, attending to your needs, good at cooking not to mention they're handsome and sexy. Who'd want a boring German guy when they could date an Italian one? :(
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Maybe an Italian? :)
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *The shy smile on Shandyr's lips tell you that that was what he hoped to hear.*
  • Shandyr
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      I have just watched the first episode and it is AMAZING!
      So powerful, so meaningful, so epic... I am glad that Sense8 is back!
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Are you watching the second series?
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Sorry, I meant the second season!
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Skatan: hijack thread: *success*

      I have to say I think season 2 is soooooo slow. There's some glimpses of action in between, but the number of dreadfully long scenes of ppl dancing or eating or sleeping or whatever ruins any tension in the actual storyline. I don't even remember the first season, just some bits and pieces here and there, so maybe that makes the series less interesting for me as well.
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      I watched just the first episode at present - I will share my thoughts when I have the chance to see more.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      The thing with the "actual storyline" is that it's almost - mind you, almost - decoration. The focus of Sense8 has always been on the character interaction, of their bonds and bonding. And what this situation does to them. And Sense8 highlights this with some very beautiful, emotional, sensual and partly also erotic scenes. These scenes can be breathtaking.

      This does take so much focus and room in the TV show that yes, in fact, there is not much room for the main story. The main story will probably always only advance at the very beginning and ending of a season just like it did this time.

      For me Sense8 is not about telling the main story. It's about human interaction, bonding, acceptance, tolerance, communication, family, friends, values and so much more. There's so much, and it's beautiful in my eyes.

      But if you are mainly interested in the main plot then as I said you can pretty much just watch the first and the last episode only and that's it. You may be disappointed then.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      I see what you mean and based on what I've seen so far, I believe you are indeed correct @Shandyr. It is without a doubt an incredibly well-made show and some scenes are truly amazing, but it's just not my cup of tea.
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      I watched the second episode today and I enjoyed a lot!
  • Shandyr
    Now that you're married you probably don't need this video anymore :tongue: But nevertheless it may give you some insight into German guys.





    May 10
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Very funny and interesting! ;)
  • Shandyr
    First day without Aedan. I'm lonely. *sob* :'(
    April 24
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      (Offers Shandyr a consoling hug.) But you are not alone. :)
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Thank you ._.
      And so the second day without Aedan begins :(
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      Rip Shandyr.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      (Offers Shandyr a consoling hug.) But you are not alone. :)

      (Slowly.. slowly.. steals Shandyr's shiny coins while giving hug)
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      *Pickpocket: failed*

      Oops..
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *The circle around Shandyr's feet turns red*
      *Shandyr becomes hostile.*
    • deltago
      deltago
      *casts Charm Person on Shandyr*
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *Charm Person fails. Shandyr can only be charmed by handsome Italians. Hint: Cast "Polymorph Self: Handsome Italian" first and then try again.*
    • Kurona
      Kurona
      *casts Polymorph Self: Obese Bavarian*
      *casts Domination on Shandyr*
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *The circle around Shandyr's feet turns yellow*
      Better part of valor! Better part of valor!
      *Shandyr runs away in panic*
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Ciao Shandyr!
      I logged in just to hug you.
      I will be back buona the end of the next week.
      Greetings from Portugal!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Awwww!! Did you see that! He only came back to hug me! AWWWW!
      *feels all warm and fuzzy inside*
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Aww.. that's so cute! Come here, friend! Let's sit close and.. talk.

      *Skatan: pickpocket Shandyr*
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *Pickpocket: success*
      *Skatan gains a Rogue Stone*
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      *Pickpocket success*
      *Anduin gains a pair of pants*
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Uh… Um… (Averts her eyes.)
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpWOvK-mz7U
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      *Skatan: reverse pickpocket*
      *Pickpocket: success*
      *Shandyr gains a carebear*
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      A pair of pants? Why did Shandyr have a pair of pants in his pocket?

      *Wisdom check: fail*

      Let's pick those pockets again...
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *Pickpocket: success*
      *Skatan regains carebear*
      *Skatan: Inventory full!*
      *Skatan loses Rogue Stone*
      *Rogue Stone falls into Shandyr's pocket*
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Note: I may have mistaken Anduin for Skatan. Or I did it on purpose to add to the confusion.
      In any case, one of you now has a carebear.
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      *Pickpocket: success*
      *Shandyr gains a cookie*
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Uhm, well. That escalated quickly.
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      *Pickpocket success*
      *Anduin gains a rogue stone*

      A rogue stone! Yay! I swear I felt some more jewels in that pocket... But do I risk it...
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      At least no grenades were involved...
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      *Pickpocket success*

      Hmm.. these stones feel oddly.. mushy and.. warm. Dammit! I can't seem to take them, they seem attached to something.. oh.. wait a minute.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *Trap triggered: Lightning Bolt*
      *Skatan, new status effect: Fried Magpie*
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      "Squeeeek! Does anyone have an antifriedmagpieator?"
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I have a scroll of reverse time... but you must be able to cast 10th level spells...
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Damnit, with only 47k exp I am far, far from level 10 spells.
  • Shandyr
    Now that I am your Pokémon you need to teach me moves... How about we start with Bodycheck and Bodyslam?
    You need to show me first. So, uhm, I guess you should attack me with your body... *You can't help but notice a hint of eager anticipation in Shandyr's voice*
    May 6
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      I think I will start with Double Slap.
      *Aedan slaps Shandyr twice*
      *Aedan is waiting for his reaction*
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *Shandyr uses Lick on Aedan*
      *Aedan is paralyzed and can't move!*
      *Shandyr uses Charm on Aedan. Aedan's attack value drastically reduces!*
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      A pokemon battle?! Awesome!
      *Tresset uses Doom Desire*
      I choose Doom Desire as my destiny!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Wait... where did you learn Doom Desire? That's Jirachi's signature move. I doubt that LimLims can learn that.
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      I'm the move tutor. I know all the moves that Pokemon learn--every one of them--and I can teach Pokemon those moves. I can teach a move to a Pokemon of yours if you'd like. I'll do it for a Heart Scale. I'm collecting those now.
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Yoo think you can lower my attack? You fool!

      *Aedan uses Sword Dance*

      Prepare to be destroyed!!!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *Shandyr uses Harden...*
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      *Aedan uses Bodyslam*

      A critical hit!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *Shandyr's focus band activates! Shandyr has 1 HP left!*
      *Shandyr uses counter. Shandyr does twice as much damage to Aedan than Aedan did to him!*
      *Aedan has only a few HP left*
      *Shandyr uses Quick Attack. Shandyr attacks Aedan before he can react! Aedan is knocked out.*
      *Shandyr wins and gains 500 XP.*
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      WT...

      I used Bodyslam to confuse you with my body! How is it possible that it did not work???
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Bodyslam only confuses me when my opponent removes at least 50% of their clothes before the attack... :P
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      *Tresset's Doom Desire attack hits Aedan, but it has no effect!*
      Rats... What move should I use next? OH!

      *Tresset uses Genesis Supernova!*
      *The battlefield becomes weird!*
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      We should open a thread dedicated to pokemon battle between forumites!
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      *Crevs uses Bite : Sandwich*
      It's super effective!
      Sandwich has lost 34% of its HP!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *Sandwich uses Acid Armor. Sandwich turns sour. Ewww!*
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      Nimran uses Moonblast!

      *pulls down his pants*
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Hey the forum is teen rated! Pull your pants up right now!
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      *streaks through the forum*
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      *Tresset uses Glare!*
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Skatan casts blind on: Skatan: *success*

      Pffewwh..
  • Shandyr
    Mi fai sciogliere come gelato al sole. :love:
    May 7
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Are you still learning Italian?
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Of course I am :P I admit that I copied the above but I understood it except for one word. "sciogliere" was new to me. Tomorrow will be another session at my Italian learning course.
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      BRAVO!
  • Shandyr
  • Shandyr
  • Hey, forumites! Aedan The Groomgroom is back!
    May 6
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      GROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM GROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Welcome back! :)
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Groomgroom is back! *Shandyr casts "Polymorph Self: Happy puppy"*
      *wags tail, jumps up and down* *jumps at Aedan* *wag wag wag*
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Casts 'permanency' Shandyr

      So good polymorph can be made permanent :)
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Welcome back Aedan!

      Oh look, a puppy!!! :)
  • Shandyr
  • Shandyr
  • RelSundan
    Recently saw some pictures on the "Valley of lights" in Italy. Do you live there or have you been there? Looked so friggin awesome.
    April 25
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      The Valley or Lights is in Brescia (Lombardy). I live in Milan, which is in the same region and not too far from Brescia.
      Please let me know if you plan to visit Italy - I will give you some hints with pleasure :)
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      I see. Currently got no plans for it but I think Brescia would be where I would go. Def will Aedan. :-)
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Oh.My.God. Look at him Mr Handsome! *swoons*
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      LET ME HUG YOU!!! UNTIL YOU TURN BLUE! *squeezes Aedan until he turns blue* :)
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Shandyr just make sure that he reaches a shade of blue that combines with the suit...

      By the way... why are you posting in the forum?! Go enjoy your moment! :)
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      :O Look at that, his suit is blue too! Oh my, maybe I squeezed a bit too much...
    • Buttercheese
      Buttercheese
      I am so happy for you, I wish you and the hubby a bright future :'O
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      You look handsome as hell, but next time I'll teach you to tie a proper Windsor ;)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Holy crap, that is handsome.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      18 Charisma :D
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Thank you, guys!

      @Skatan
      I am not good with ties, I admit it :)
  • Shandyr
    Ladies and Gentlemen, when you look at his avatar you see a handsome and newlywed man!

    Happy honeymoon! :)
    April 23
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Thank you!
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      What a dashing bridegroom you make!

      I wish the both of you a lifetime of joy!
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Thank you, Raven!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Uhm wait a minute. Does "bridegroom" make sense here? I mean, there isn't a "bride" here.
      Shouldn't we say groomgroom? He's the groom's groom after all!
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Either some English words will need new meanings or some new words will have to be created... Fortunately in my own language the term used is neutral so we'll have no problems there :)
    • Buttercheese
      Buttercheese
      "Groomgroom" :D
      I like it :D
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      GROOM GROOM!! CONGRATULATE AND SMASH!
      *winds giant club*
      GROOM GROOOOOM!!
      *speaks in barbaric*
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      Congrats!
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Haha, groomgroom! :D That's a great new word!
  • I am going to get married.
    -3
    April 19
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Wow! Congratulations!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Actually you're getting civil unionized, but let's not be picky :P I wish you all the happiness in the world for your marriage :) My best wishes to you and your finacé. Oh yeah one more thing, if you think I'm gonna stop flirting with you... you're wrong :P
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      So to the both of you, how do I wish you all the best in Italian?
      "Che la fiamma del vostro amore arda vivida per tutta la vita." (shamelessly copy+paste :P )
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      Congratulations!
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      Congrats!

      Shandyr you are hopeless ;)
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Congratulations! :)
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Congrats!
    • kaguana
      kaguana
      Many blessing.
    • JuliusBorisov
      JuliusBorisov
      So happy for you! Enjoy the years ahead together!
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      Eyyyyyyy! Congratulations! I'll send you a cookie!
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Thank you very much, guys!
      Tomorrow... :)
    • Buttercheese
      Buttercheese
      OH MY GOD CONGRATULATIOOOONS!!!
      How did the engagement go???
      I NEED DETAILS!!!!!
  • Nimran
    Here's a :cookie: for your wedding! Have a wonderful time together!
    April 21
  • Shandyr
  • Shandyr
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Frohe Ostern!