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Aimlessly

Aimlessly

Juokse = Run (as in a command), Juoksennella = to run around aimlessly.
Juoksentelisin = I would run around aimlessly (-isin means that we're talking about "I" here, and it also includes the "would" in the -tel- part combined with the -isin.) ((it would be "juoksentelen" if the person was doing it right now))
Juoksentelisinko = Would I run around aimlessly? (-ko signifies that the person is not sure and asks a question, "Would I?"
Juoksentelisinkohan = I wonder if I should run around aimlessly? (it looks unreal that a simple -han could add this much stuff but yeah, it does. The word can also mean "I wonder if I WOULD run around aimlessly?")
In a same fashion you can say, for example, "rakentelisinkohan?". (Rakentaa = to build. Rakentelisinkohan = I wonder if I should/would build (something) randomly/aimlessly?"
And that's Finnish for you. Don't ask how native Finns learn that shit, I'm not even sure myself.

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Cold but heating up

Cold but heating up

Russia has no policy for personal space.

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What comes around goes around

What comes around goes around

I did a report on the history of witches as my final project for my religious studies, and I learned some very interesting things.

If you go back before the big Christian witch hunts you'll see a lot of reports of people getting burned for accusing others of being witches. The explanation was because the church believed that only through God could you perform "magic" so even if someone tried to cast spells and what not it would be ineffective. Therefore the belief that others could perform magic was seen as just as pagan as people attempting it.

So if you accused someone of being a witch there was no grantee the "witch" would get killed, but you sure as hell would just for thinking witches existed.

As we all know the church eventually gave in to the people's demand for "justice" and the big witch hunts started.

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27th of February

Frozen Scandinavia

Frozen Scandinavia

Left to right: Svalbart as Elsa, Norway as Anna, Saami as Kristoff, Denmark as Hans, and Sweden as the Duke of Weselton.

I wasn't going to do anything with Frozen until I was informed that all three of the Scandinavian countries are represented in the movie.

Arendelle is Magic Norway (very obvious), The Southern Isles are Magic Denmark (hint being that Denmark is mostly made up of islands and the most southern of the Scandinavian countries), and Weselton is Magic Sweden (hint being that Weselton is Arendelle's closest trading partner, which is historically Sweden to Norway).

Saami is, well, the Saami character, though he's not impressed with his clothes which doesn't look like any real Saami clothes.

And it all make a fair amount of sense considering how Denmark and Sweden have been fighting over Norway for centuries.

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Be my John Frum

Be my John Frum

On the island of Tanna they have cult all about worshipping America (Or at least the American army) and their "Jesus" is a soilder named John Frum. Sometimes he's black, sometimes he's white.

John Frum Day is on the 15th of February, the day after Valentine's Day.

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Creeping

Creeping

In Germany a barn exploded because of cow farts.

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No Surprise

No Surprise

Denmark doesn't care what you are. Only thing that matters is if you want to have sex with him or not.

Thailand is a kathoey which is different from a trans woman in that they often still identify as male on some level, or third gender. You should look it up. :)

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28th of January

Like a cloud

Like a cloud

America isn't wearing her sunglasses in his because I wanted to show her facial expressions.

Also, I chose America for this because it's a complaint I mostly hear from the USA, though I'm sure it's a white compulsion all over the world.

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White Wonderland

White Wonderland

We have started getting some snow in Europe but we still don't quite beat North America.

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Coming of Age Day

Coming of Age Day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming_of_Age_Day

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