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  • RelSundan
    Ich bin ein grosse Drache!!!
    May 26
    • lolien
      lolien
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      Both works just fine!!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      But you must keep in mind the random gender assignment to nouns in German.
      The word "Drache" is male. And therefore your adjective that describes the dragon must match the gender. So you would have to say "Ich bin ein großer Drache." Mind the "er" at the end of "groß".

      You have however correctly used the word "ein" in its male form. If you had a female noun you would have to use the female form of "ein" which is "eine".

      Believe me I know how much "fun" this is. It's the same in Italian which I'm currently learning.
      English is so much more comfortable to learn D:
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      Haha, I remember how this was the most annoying part in learning german.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      If you want to go crazy with noun gender try to learn two different latin-based languages... often common words, such as cheese, for instance, will have different gender assignments in Fench, Italian and Portuguese, for instance... It drives you crazy when you are learning languages that obviously have the same origin :)
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      But isn't cheese male in all those languages? Additionally it's also male in German.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Actually cheese is male in mentioned languages. I blame my zombie level sleepy state :)
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Sure blame the Undead. That's what I always do, too: Blame ANDUIN! I'm sure he doesn't mind :)
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      What is a zombie? Is it male or female? Surely they have to be both...
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Zombies are male of course as you can easily tell by ONE special piece of rotten flesh hanging from their bodies... ugh... *shudders*
  • Abort mission! The beavil is evil! I repeat: Abort the mission, it's a trap! The beavil is evil! Do not approach it!
    May 19
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      Critical Failure: Error: abort() -> Abortion denied by superuser : illegal operation
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      "Mission cannot be aborted, I repeat mission cannot be aborted. Approaching the beavil."
      "Agents, do not engage the beavil. A rescue team is on its way. Be careful and keep calm. Do not do anything to provoke the beavil! Avoid eye contact at all cost!"
  • Attention: If you ever considered learning German then heed this advise: Never, NEVER say that you are good to birds in German! It may not mean what you think it does...
    May 13
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Should I ask?
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Well if you did ask I could not answer that because it would be against the forum rules. Lol. That should give you an idea ;)

      As a German I have known about this all along of course. But I have been learning Italian. And I discovered that the Italian word for "bird" ("uccello") also has a double meaning. It's not the same double meaning as in German but in a way it's similar.

      So now I have begun to wonder what birds have to do with... human reproduction...
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Easily answered Shandyr :) Storks are birds:

      "Storks and childbirth
      Der Klapperstorch (The Stork), a painting by Carl Spitzweg (1808–1885)
      Stork bringing baby - Colmar, Alsace

      According to European folklore, the stork is responsible for bringing babies to new parents. The legend is very ancient, but was popularised by a 19th-century Hans Christian Andersen story called The Storks.[132] German folklore held that storks found babies in caves or marshes and brought them to households in a basket on their backs or held in their beaks. These caves contained adebarsteine or "stork stones". The babies would then be given to the mother or dropped down the chimney. Households would notify when they wanted children by placing sweets for the stork on the window sill.[127] From there the folklore has spread around the world to countries such as the Philippines and South America.[127] Birthmarks on the back of the head of newborn baby, nevus flammeus nuchae, are sometimes referred to as stork-bite.[142]"
      Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_stork
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Omg, it's even in English. Of course, I didn't realize. No, not with "bird" but a specific type of bird. Now I'm wondering about other languages. Just in how many languages does such a double meaning exist?

      Thank you Skatan. Very insightful! I know about the storks that bring the babies. I'm not sure it's the reason for the double meaning or the only reason for it. It may have played a role. But it may also be a result of it rather than a reason.

      Anyway, I will refuse to talk about birds in Italian.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Hehe, still don't understand the german and italian double meaning you are referring to, but I am glad I could help! :) I haven't dared to google it yet, hehe..
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      I don't get it...
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      In Italian, the word "bird" can be misunderstood with another different meaning... but we cannot write it because of the PG13 thing.
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      I'll just take your word for it...

      Come to think of it... I have never understood "the birds and the bees" either. What do birds and bees have to do with it?
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Now that's interesting, in German we say "bees and flowers" for "the birds and the bees". I second your question: What do birds have to do with it?
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      AHEM.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Not Italian birds :P Just ordinary, normal birds...
    • procco
      procco
      And interestingly, in the US showing someone your middle finger ( which is sign language for *unmentionable word beginning with the letter f*-you) is called "giving the bird."
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      We learn something new every day!
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      "Bees and flowers" actually makes much more sense. I still do not understand "birds and bees".

      By the way, I think "bird" can be synonymous with "girl" in British slang. Just thought I would throw that out there...

      Phylogenically speaking, dinosaurs are actually not extinct. Birds are dinosaurs.

      Hmm... I wonder what it would be like to have a pet bird... What kind of bird would make a good pet?

      What is the most intelligent bird? I hear that the Kea is quite intelligent...

      What is the most talented bird, vocally speaking? Is it the Lyrebird?

      What is the most colorful bird? Lots of options here I guess...

      Birds... Ornithology... Must... Learn!!!

      *Tresset becomes distracted by a raccoon in his back yard.*
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I believe Ravens are considered the most intelligent birds.
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      If you are interested in a large parrot and intelligence is a high priority, I would recommend an African Grey. I have bred and hand raised many types of birds. African Grey, Double Yellow Headed Amazon, Green Winged McCaw, Moluccan Cockatoo, several types of Conures, and of course Cockatiels and Budgies. They all have much to recommend them, both as pets and members of the family. But each have different characteristics.

      For instance, I found the Moluccans to be the best cuddlers, but also the most needy in terms of time and attention. Though in general, all of the large birds require a lot of social interaction.

      Both the Greys and the Amazons can be cleaver talkers but I would give the Greys a slight edge when it comes to intelligence.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      *insightful*
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      As Ravens were mentioned here, and they are dear to my heart, I thought I would mention a book that I found not only interesting but insightful and entertaining.

      Mind of the Raven by Bernd Heinrich

      They are truly extraordinary birds. :)
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      ..and where are all the books about magpies? :D
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Sadly, my library contains not one book on those delightful creatures. In the same family as ravens and crows and equally as intelligent, not to mention often better dressers ;)

      I will have to remedy this situation.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      I know very little about birds, but I believe it's called the "Corvidae" family of birds. I've used it as surname for some CHARNAMES.

      Do crows and ravens also mate for life? If I recall correctly, magpie's do, which is one more reason why I find them so adorable.
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      They do mate for life. I love the idea of using Corvidae as a surname for CHARNAME. :)
  • Tresset
    Fun with Google Translate!

    Sono Carston il Magnifico, Signore del Livello!

    Nein! Ersatz mir bitte! * Schluchzen * Ich bitte dich, tu mir nicht weh! Ich habe nie einen Schaden verursacht! Es war die ganze Maschine schuld, ich sage dir! * Schluchzen * Ich bin nur ein armer alter Mann, der in einem Glasfall stecken geblieben ist!

    La mia storia è veramente un racconto! Naturalmente, ogni storia su di me sarà grande semplicemente in virtù del personaggio principale.

    Oh, für die Liebe von Bhaal! Gib mir eine Pause!
    May 17
  • Aedan
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to... Hamburg, "Germany's Gateway to the world"

    May 12
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Nice! I'd like to visit some day.
  • Welcome to Würzburg! (please ignore the embarrassing last few seconds xD it's advertisement for a Bavarian radio station)

    May 9
  • *A wild Shandyr appears*
    *Italian language throws demonstrative adjectives and pronouns at wild Shandyr:
    "questo, questa, quel, quello, quella, quell', quei, quegli, quelle, quelli, quest', questi, queste"
    *Wild Shandyr is confused. Wild Shandyr has hurt itself!*

    HEEEEEEEEEEEELP!!!
    May 6
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      *Wild Shandyr despairs. Wild Shandyr runs off* :(
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Come on, wild Shandyr. It is like learning this, that, these & those, but in another language :)

      *Aedan throws a poké ball to wild Shandyr*
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      See? The English language has 4 forms, and those are sufficient. Why does Italian need so many forms? :(

      *Wild Shandyr has been caught. Would you like to add a nickname?*
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Okay, so I looked up the German demonstrative pronouns and... well... I think... I shouldn't complain anymore xD
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Did you learn the names of the days in Italian?
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      That would be very useful.
  • Aedan
    Our Sense8 are coming!
    May 4
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      YAY, Sense8 is returning, Aedan is returning! Everything will be great again! Hooray!
  • I cannot play youtube videos anymore on this forum. I can only click on them and then I'll be redirected to youtube. But I cannot play them anymore right on this site. Does anybody else experience this?
    May 1
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Happened with me as well...
  • Oh yes. The joys of learning pointers in the C programming language. I LOVE to hate it.
    It's time for pointer fun!

    April 25
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      C is so simple and clean. Now, watch this:
      leaq -4(%rbp), %rcx
      movl $10, (%rcx)
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      :O Well your code is so simple and easy that it is an offense for my highly elaborate and sophisticated mind to deal with it... So uhm... I'll leave it to someone else... :P
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Is that x86 assembly? It's been years since I saw anything written in it...
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      x86_64
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. I took a course in C++ back in high school, some 20 years ago almost, but never really learned anything.
  • Buttercheese
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Nope, I haven't played it yet. I'm gonna wait a year or so. There is no point in spending $50 or $60 for a game which has issues - when you can only spend $20 and get the game without the issues AND with additional DLCs but you have to wait a year or more. Then I'm rather gonna wait.

      What I did though was checking out the M/M romances on Youtube. There are a lot of issues with them too. But there is one I really like despite its brevity.

      I think this will be how I'll handle Bioware games in general from now on.
  • No, I am not banned, obviously. And the image is a faux image anyway.

    But I would like to raise attention that someone has been banned. I do not question that decision. He had it coming. It was justified to ban him.

    But despite his actions that lead to his ban he also contributed to this community, for years.

    And I refuse that he should simply be banned and we act like he never existed in the first place.

    So shawne, as I said before, I am not your friend, I never was your friend and I don't pretend to be BUT
    I have come to respect your contribution to this community and the way that you protected and defended "people who are like me".

    So thank you for that. And may you find a new, good online community to which you can contribute.

    And for the moment I would like my profile picture to be a remainder of you. Yes I think your ban was justified. But I don't think that you should be banned and just be forgotten.
    April 15
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Any posts below this that question the ban itself will be deleted without further notice. I am not posting this to question the ban. In fact I have never posted anything doing that.

      I just want to raise awareness that shawne is gone now, for good.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      We may have lost a rule breaker with him gone, but also a valuable contributor to our community.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      A few years ago I clashed so badly with him and boy back then I would have loved if he had gotten banned.

      So I am more than aware of his ways to provoke people.

      The thing is over the years I have come to see that he doesn't just randomly insult people for the fun it.
      In a very drastic way, that DID break the forum rules, yes, he defended people like me who are part of the LBGT community.

      And that is what he has always done. And that is why, with that realization in mind, his ban does upset me.
      Even though he himself caused it.

      I am most angry at shawne himself because he is not dumb. He must have known that this was going to happen. His cause was to call out certain people, but now that he has caused his own ban he has hurt his very cause the most.
    • typo_tilly
      typo_tilly
      I'm sad to see him go. :( I posted an epitaph track. He was observant, well critical, and defended LGBT people like me. If he could've held back on insulting people and instead stuck only on picking apart their arguments... -_-
    • Kurona
      Kurona
      I liked shawne. His "critiquing the EE" threads were one of the first things I've read on this forum.
    • Artemius_I
      Artemius_I
      'Tis a shame indeed. I hadn't interacted him much in the last couple of years mostly because I tend to stay out of the subjects he got involved in, but he was always civil towards me and I thought he was a reasonable person with valid thoughts. That said, I can't defend his behavior in good faith and in my honest opinion it's probably for the best for everyone involved that he's gone, even if it is a great loss.

      What disappoints me the most is that he himself held no value towards his place in this community and was so willing to have himself be forcibly removed over his vitriolic hatred towards... well, those people that I won't name, despite the fact that quite a few members here held him in great regard and have voiced their sorrow or disappointment right here which goes to show how much he was valued. And yet he effectively chose to leave over a few bad eggs. That... saddens me. It really does.

      Anyways, I really don't like posting about these sort of matters. I'm not great at expressing my thoughts the way I process them in my head. However, shawne was kind enough to host one of the first mods I ever created for over two years, so I needed to say something.
    • Nonnahswriter
      Nonnahswriter
      I liked shawne too, and it deeply saddens me to see him gone. :(

      I didn't always agree with him, but I knew as soon as I'd see his name at the top of the post, I was about to read something intelligent. Sometimes he was snarky, sometimes too much so. But I always appreciated his blunt and critical perspective. He was the chain that kept us Earth-bound when euphoria and nostalgia tried to whisk us away. He was a defender for the LGBTQ community whenever things went south. And he wrote some of the best character reviews I'd ever read online, particularly for Hexxat.

      He will be missed, and I wish him all the best.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Well spoken, Shandyr. You're a good person for doing this in such a excellent manner.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Thank you all for your contributions on this. I hope shawne will find your messages one day. He can still read the forum after all even if he cannot login anymore.

      Anyway my goal was to say farewell to him. I would have disliked him to be banned and not to be mentioned anymore at all.

      So thanks you guys. And thanks Skatan for your kind words.
  • Shandyr changed their profile picture.
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    April 19
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      My handsomeness has been fully restored!
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      You would look better with a picture of Kaidan.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Be glad I didn't take a picture of Reyes Vidal. I do like him! But I thought I should be considerate of you... :P
  • Shandyr changed their profile picture.
    Thumbnail
    April 15
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      Bandyr :D
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Thanks for the heart attack. ;)
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Aaawww... My weird creature!
    • Buttercheese
      Buttercheese
      You gave me a f***ing heart attack, man!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      I know how to draw attention, don't I? Sorry for shocking you guys.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      I find this video so beautiful. It's amazing how it can put my mind in a state of peace and serenity. Of course being posted on youtube you will find very hateful comments there.
      But they don't spoil the video for me. In fact I just need to rewatch it to wash any hateful thoughts from my mind.

      One day Australia, one day you'll be there. And as I am watching the progress in Australia I hope that one day my own country will support marriage equality.

      I am very hopeful. For Australia and Germany it is not a matter of "if" but "when". And many people in Australia and Germany start wondering "why not?" instead of "why?.
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Cute - thanks for sharing!
    • procco
      procco
      Whoa! That must have been mind-blowing back in the innocent '90's!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      This trailer was on one of the discs from one of the other games. I don't know which one. It was either Baldur's Gate 1 or 2 or Icewind Dale. However, I never bothered to play Planescape, lol.

      Only in 2014 or 2015 did I first play it finally. And boy my mind was blown. Planescape Torment is not just a video game, Planescape Torment is an EXPERIENCE.

      Oftentimes when people talk about old video games and how great they were they are accused of nostalgia. And nostalgia may actually PARTLY play a role.

      But I first played it only a couple of years ago and I was fascinated by it. There was no nostalgia involved.
    • taclane
      taclane
      The trailer was included on the original Fallout 1 release CD.

      The funny thing was that after you installed Fallout, you didn't need the disk to play it later. Practically nobody ever knew that trailer existed back in 1996...
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      The thing is I... -prepare for the shocking revelation- have NEVER played any Fallout game. *GASP*
      Yes I know. Well actually I don't, because I never played them.

      So the trailer MUST have been included in at least one other game as well. I think it was during or after the installation of one of the other games.
  • Aedan
    JUST IN CASE YOU FORGOT IT

    17861854_1616127878415359_3148854353841705664_n
    invia immagini

    April 10
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      How could I ever forget? :D
  • mlnevese
    I just watched the first episode of The Expanse because you speak so highly about it... Now you owe me extra time in my day to watch all the other episodes :P
    April 10
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Oh yes, spread the word about "The Expanse"! But credits should go to Skatan. I only started it because of his recommendation. And for me it's easily one of my most favorite TV shows ever which consist of "Game of Thrones", "Westworld", "Breaking Bad" and now "The Expanse".

      And should "The Expanse" end before the story can finish then I would start reading the books.
  • The dust of the Mizhena dispute settled on this forum a long time ago but now Bioware is hit by the Mizhena 2.0 shitstorm hate wave for the inclusion of a transgender character in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

    May the hate thrive. There are no more important matters in this world.

    I reserve the right to delete any disrespectful/insensitive answers to this post.
    April 6
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      (I only deleted your comment to show you that I can :P )
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      Hah! It's ok!
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      *considers deleting every wall post because he can*

      *gives up... too much work*

      :)
  • "You have posted 3 times within 60 seconds. A spam block is now in effect on your account. You must wait at least 120 seconds before attempting to post again."

    No... nononono! No! I was merely editing one and the same post 3 times within 60 seconds! That should not count!
    April 1
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Wow... Now I got that error when I tried to post something on someone's wall. And it was my first attempt to post it. Something is not working properly...
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      You're verified... not in the automatic spam filter... so the only explanation is Vanilla...
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      "You have posted 1 times within 60 seconds. A spam block is now in effect on your account. You must wait at least 60 seconds before attempting to post again."

      Now I got that when I tried to reply to someone in a private message. It was the first attempt to send that message.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      It even says "You have posted 1 times within 60 seconds". One time within 60 seconds should be okay, no?
    • brus
      brus
      You have been waylaid by spam block and must defend yourself.
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Vanilla thinks you are a spammer. I agree.
    • Buttercheese
      Buttercheese
      I've been getting these error messages all day :/
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      But I'm a handsome spammer, right?
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Weren't we trying to discover if Shandyr was a clever AI Spambot for some time now? Looks like Vanilla has decided the issue :)
  • Aedan
    You drink oil.
    You look like a salmon.
    You have some worms under your shoes.

    ... It's Duolingo's fault!!!
    April 1
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Ewwww.... ewww... x_x
      Makes me curious though what the two last sentences would be like in Italian.
      How do you say "You look like a salmon." and "You have some worms under your shoes." in Italian?
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      You look like a salmon -> Hai l'aspetto di un salmone.
      You have some worms under your shoes -> Hai alcuni vermi sotto le tue scarpe.
  • Oh my god... I just found out that Il Volo are going to give two concerts in Germany this year. Holy cow...
    How can I possibly resist?

    March 31
    • Buttercheese
      Buttercheese
      Is that ... a classical music *boy band*?
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Operatic pop boy band :)
  • Oh my Gawd. It's Friday and I am wearing a tie! Skatan will be so proud of me!
    March 31
    • Xeroshi
      Xeroshi
      my personal favorite piece from planescape
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      *everyone's
    • typo_tilly
      typo_tilly
      I prefer the catacombs battle and the civic festhall. n.n

      ... But this one's good too! :u