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Hello Finland!

February 15th 2016, 05:01 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
...and the rest of the Dink community of course. How are ye? Good to see this little corner of the internet still exists.

So yeah, Finland: the most Dinkish country bar the Netherlands. I'm going there this summer! Since there are so many Dinkers from Finland (though not sure if they still frequent the forums), I thought to seek some advice. Where to go? Where not to go? Where are all the hot girls? Are there really that many mosquitoes there?

Me and a close friend of mine are thinking about doing nature trip. Camping, canoeing, and all that jazz. Any advice on that? Much appreciated!

And ehh. What's going on here lately?
February 15th 2016, 05:08 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
You missed out on the misachanyun spam of '16.
February 15th 2016, 05:45 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Welcome back, you lazy bum. I'm still waiting for Scenia: Shadows of the New Order!

Where in Finland are you going to be? Somewhere around Helsinki/southern Finland? (I'm not too familiar with that area. Although I kind of suck at thinking of places to see, in general. )

Mosquitos can be a huge pain in the ass when you go out into nature. It's usually not that bad in high summer, but if it's closer to autumn or a colder-than-usual summer... Well, it's part of the authentic experience, I guess. (Buy bug spray and keep tent flaps closed)
February 15th 2016, 06:05 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
You could also not go camping. Then you can avoid mosquitoes, itchy plants, shitty toilets, nothing to do at camp, lack of internet signal, totally pointless places to walk to which end up in wetness, aching, and general unpleasantness, heat, flat sleeping quarters that shouldn't ever be used, bear invasions, showers that are a hundred miles from your section, shower invasions, stepping on a mine, stepping on a leaf trap and becoming impaled on sharpened sticks, having to escape from giant rolling boulders, being mistaken for a deer and having a bunch of hicks carry you to their camp to make you their trophy to compensate for their tiny wieners, waking up covered in a fire ant colony, being kidnapped by a fire ant colony, being sacrificed by a fire ant colony, smokers (maybe just campfires, but not exactly safe anyways), obnoxious dinks singing unbearable songs while roasting sugar cylinders, tripping over the occasional trash, your tent being stolen by forest elves, a band of lumberjacks coming in and toppling the entire forest onto you, your tent being engulfed in flames, your campfire being engulfed in tent fabric, sudden rain making all of the above worse except the fire related ones since fire is kind and goes away so water can have a little fun, the ground opening up and absorbing the entire campsite, big foot punching you in the nads/vag, some careless fisher accidentally hooking you and launching you into the shallow river, a volcanic eruption, fire tornadoes, fire rain, acid rain, acid tornadoes, exploding tornadoes, exploding rain, slipping on mud, becoming dirty from stepping outside for 1 second, and not being able to ever leave when you notice your car got ducked by anything I listed.
February 15th 2016, 07:25 PM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
Go to Lake Bodom and try not to get murdered.
February 16th 2016, 02:54 AM
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RichHomieQua
Ghost
 
You could also not go camping. Then you can avoid mosquitoes, itchy plants, shitty toilets, nothing to do at camp, lack of internet signal, totally pointless places to walk to which end up in wetness, aching, and general unpleasantness, heat, flat sleeping quarters that shouldn't ever be used, bear invasions, showers that are a hundred miles from your section, shower invasions, stepping on a mine, stepping on a leaf trap and becoming impaled on sharpened sticks, having to escape from giant rolling boulders, being mistaken for a deer and having a bunch of hicks carry you to their camp to make you their trophy to compensate for their tiny wieners, waking up covered in a fire ant colony, being kidnapped by a fire ant colony, being sacrificed by a fire ant colony, smokers (maybe just campfires, but not exactly safe anyways), obnoxious dinks singing unbearable songs while roasting sugar cylinders, tripping over the occasional trash, your tent being stolen by forest elves, a band of lumberjacks coming in and toppling the entire forest onto you, your tent being engulfed in flames, your campfire being engulfed in tent fabric, sudden rain making all of the above worse except the fire related ones since fire is kind and goes away so water can have a little fun, the ground opening up and absorbing the entire campsite, big foot punching you in the nads/vag, some careless fisher accidentally hooking you and launching you into the shallow river, a volcanic eruption, fire tornadoes, fire rain, acid rain, acid tornadoes, exploding tornadoes, exploding rain, slipping on mud, becoming dirty from stepping outside for 1 second, and not being able to ever leave when you notice your car got ducked by anything I listed.

you really hate the outdoors don't you
February 16th 2016, 03:31 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
He does love commas, however.
February 16th 2016, 07:42 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
AYYY WHAT IT DO,MAN?
February 16th 2016, 02:52 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
We are not sure yet where we'll go exactly. We will probably be going to Helsinki for a day or two as well, but we mostly want to travel through the woods and the lakes and stuff. Any cool places you know we should visit?
February 17th 2016, 01:25 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
I heard that summoning trolls is a popular Finnish activity.
February 17th 2016, 07:05 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
It's kinda hard to say where you should visit, cause it all really depends on what you're personally interested in. I mean, Helsinki is great if you want to just hang around in a city and part-take in some cool activities. It's certainly the most tourist-attraction filled place (with museums, a nearby zoo, amusement parks, shops and marketplaces etc.), but I always try to remind people that there's more to Finland than just Helsinki, and that if you want to see the "real Finland" (for better or worse) you definitely need to travel outside of Helsinki. And there's just as much cool stuff out there. For example, there's lots of old castles to visit and stuff all around the country, but you'll have to travel quite a bit to get to some (closest to Helsinki is probably the one in Turku, which is about 200km away). One thing I personally enjoy doing is visit different churches in towns and on the countryside and old villages. There's tons of them and most are open during the summertime to visit as sort of museums. Some even have guides. So in case you're interested, that's a thing.

Travelling through woods is pretty much possible wherever you are here. There's barely a place in the dang country where you can't see a forest. But I'd suggest sticking to the south/south-west parts for walks in the woods. The forests in the mid-west especially I find are ugly and a bitch to have casual, relaxing walks through. And there's barely any lakes there.

Mosquitoes are unavoidable anywhere, but even more so in Lapland. I wouldn't say they're a huge pain, as Scratcher put it, in the south. But go in the woods and you'll definitely hear one buzzing in your ear most of the time. Other than that, we have your usual bees and horse-flies. Oh, and every time you've been in the forest, make sure to check your hair and clothes for deer flies, afterwards.
February 19th 2016, 05:10 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
I always wanted to visit an indestructible Nokia factory.
February 19th 2016, 03:15 PM
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Godley_Ghost
Ghost
 
Arent you the guy who dated Joycelanie, or whatever her name was?
October 31st, 01:21 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
i think christiaaaaan might have taken half of yeoldetoasts's advice.

i'll start.

christiaan was a lazy bum. he would always (sometimes) grace us with his presence and do something.

bout all i got. anyone else knew him better?
October 31st, 11:28 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Skurn:
i think christiaaaaan might have taken half of yeoldetoasts's advice.

Do you mean you think he was murdered and that this explains his absence from the DN?

i'll start.

christiaan was a lazy bum. he would always (sometimes) grace us with his presence and do something.

So, is this supposed to encourage him to stick around if he visits this website again?

bout all i got. anyone else knew him better?

I have no idea what you are talking about, but then, I've only been an active (contributing and commenting) member for the last few years and for many years prior just lurked around here while downloading many dmods.

November 3rd, 04:58 PM
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Bouncycles
Peasant Male Germany
I've got no mouth 
Make an account June and be one more Finnish here in the community
EDIT: instead of just staying on discord