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  1. That reminds me, I never really listed the actual cities I've been to.


    Cyprus: Paphos

    Denmark: Copenhagen, Billund (Legoland tour)

    Estonia: Tallinn, Pärnu

    Finland: Helsinki, Tampere, Turku, Naantali, Porvoo, Varkaus, Pielavesi, Ähtäri, Ranua, Kittilä (Levi), Sotkamo, Kuusamo, Nurmijärvi, Hyvinkää, Mäntsälä, Vaasa, Joensuu, Vantaa, Espoo, etc. Lots of places I can't even remember.

    Greece: Rhodes

    Germany: Lübeck

    Italy: Florence, Terracina, Siena (tour), Pisa (tour), San Gimignano (tour), Rome (tour), Naples (tour), Pompeii (tour)

    Latvia: Riga

    Lithuania: Vilnius, Kaunas (tour)

    Poland: Krakow, Lublin, concentration camps (Majdanek, Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau)

    Portugal: Praia da Rocha, Sagres (tour)

    Russia: St. Petersburg

    Spain: Mallorca

    Sweden: Stockholm, Visby, Kolmården Zoo

    Turkey: Alanya

    UK: London

    Vatican: St. Peter's Basilica (tour)


    I've probably forgotten a few places since I was a kid in countries like Cyprus (10), Denmark (4), Greece (2), Spain (6) and Turkey (8).

  2. 4 hours ago, Lantean_Pegasus said:


    @Beldarius: Wow, you sure travelled a lot ! Were all the trips equally great, or did you have favourites ?


    My favorite trip was my history class trip to the Baltic countries and Poland (our main destination was Auschwitz). It was the first time I'd been abroad without my parents and it was so cool - we were traveling in a two-decker bus, and each student had two seats so we could sleep if we wanted to (one day we sat in that bus for 13 hours nonstop). We saw the fire-breathing dragon statue in Krakow, went inside the old royal palace on Wawel Hill, touched the huge cathedral bell (there was some legend associated with it), ate genuine Krakowska outside at midnight (teacher treated us), took part in the March of the Living 2006 (the only Finnish class that year, plus one of the few non-Jewish), ate Jewish food in the Kazimierz district... in Lithuania, my friend and I debated about humanity and nature on the bank of the Neris River... met a live bat in the 9th Forte (a Lithuanian fortress). Our Estonian bus drivers got us lost in the middle of a Polish village - passed through the center of the village three times, and each time an amused old man on a bicycle started waving at us. And finally, at the Latvia-Estonia border, we started watching the truck drivers on the opposite lane. One of them was a Russian leaning on his truck's horn and yelling something from the window. One of my classmates hollered "He seems like the type of guy with a baseball bat under his seat!"... 10 seconds went by, and the dude got out of his car carrying one. XD I haven't experienced anything like that ever since.


    Other trips that I remember well are London in 2008 (I was 20) - met a restaurant owner who looked like Charlie Chaplin and could walk like him. Went to Portobello Road market (which I hated because crowds)... my favorite things were the Charing Cross bookstores, Westminster Abbey and seeing Geoffrey Chaucer's tomb, driving on Tower Bridge, seeing unicyclists at Covent Garden (and the peacock installation), the crypt shop of St. Paul's Cathedral...


    And Florence in 2013. The tour of Tuscany we took on the second-to-last day was spectacular - drove by bus through the Tuscan countryside, visiting Siena, Pisa (yes, I've seen the tower) and San Gimignano (medieval town with huge towers).


    Oh, and Portugal for three reasons: a pirate ship cruise (where "pirates" took my dad below decks, out of every tourist on board), a bus trip through a cork wood forest to Sagres Point ("the cape at the end of the world") and a waterpark show with sea lions and humans playing pirates. ...I still hope to see a show like that again one day. Those sea lions were smart (one of them stole a map from another human's pocket, and then pulled a raft with his human "partner" on it across the water).


    ...Yikes, that's a lot of text.

  3. Finally updated my passport. Now I've added a list of cities I'm missing, to make it easier for everybody to check. XD


    Of course, I'll always offer free tickets to people who want them. I bred Nicosia and Torshavn today - only Nicosia made a ticket (which went to Mow).


    EDIT: I'm kind of amused that the cities I've travelled include half of the actual countries I've been to. Cyprus, Estonia, Finland (home), Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Spain and Vatican. Still missing Denmark, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey and the UK. Travelled to all of them by the time I turned 20, so it was nearly one country per year (plus several extra trips to Sweden and Estonia, and one more to Italy).

  4. 5 hours ago, WaterScorpion said:

    @beldarius: oooh, board game party? sounds fun.

    We basically play like 3-4 rounds of Trivial Pursuit with men vs. women teams, and occasionally take up another board game. It's kind of skewed in the favor of women, though, since it's just my parents and me, our neighbors (husband and wife) and their friends (husband and wife). It's always four women vs. three men that way. XD


    Though then again, the husband of the neighbor couple is a walking encyclopedia so the men often win thanks to him. (I'm the encyclopedia on the women's side, though I know far less than he does.) It's always exciting since you learn something new each time we play - the encyclopedia guy often explains the stories behind his answers, making it like a history lesson~


    Not to mention he's hilarious and sometimes breaks out talking in gibberish that sounds like a language (remember "What languages sound like to foreigners"? What he does is similar.). He's especially adept with gibberish Estonian, German and Russian.

  5. Sitting here waiting for New Years' Eve. ...I'm just utterly excited thanks to our annual New Years' "board game party" with the neighbors. dfkjdsglg


    And still fangirling about the Super Robot Wars X announcement. I didn't think Banpresto's decision to release their games in English was a permanent one. Yet SRW X is coming out in English in April/May and I'm flipping ouuuut. alot  Ended up pre-ordering the game right away to boot. (Super excited about finally getting to play Dunbine, Gundam Wing, Mashin Hero Wataru and Nadia of the Blue Water. First time for Nadia, too - battleship protagonists weren't a thing before the previous game.)

  6. Now that the notification feature is a thing, following projects like these got a lot easier. XD


    If anyone needs tickets to Baghdad, let me know! I'm still missing a great deal from my passport too (I really want to start breeding tickets to Samarkand).

  7. Fudgenugget, I should follow this topic now that it's a feature.


    I've updated the list of available breeds again. https://forums.dragcave.net/topic/155149-travel-through-europe/?do=findComment&comment=7894692 I decided to keep Lunar Heralds etc. as one breed since they look the same despite the color change, but made every Zyu, Xeno and Fire Gem their own "breed" since they all look different. Let me know if you want them to be kept as single breeds (though since the red Zyu is used as a representative, the "single breed" rule would invalidate the other Zyus).


    PS. If anyone needs a 2G from Nicosia (Pink) or Torshavn (Teimarr), let me know and I'll get you one.

  8. The easiest way to avoid viewbombers is to hide your eggs and hatchies until they hit the 4-day mark, then unhide them and post them in an ER. And if they were eggs, just hide them again after they hatch. I've been doing that for years.

  9. I got a very, very bad code for one of my new Christmases. XD Oh man...

    And the second new Christmas seems to be very depressed about something. https://dragcave.net/lineage/WOEso


    During Halloween, I got a girl that seems to be "Bringing Lady Back"? idk https://dragcave.net/lineage/LbAcK

    Omen Wyrm that likes Fire Emblem. https://dragcave.net/lineage/geTfe

    Another Omen Wyrm that thinks she's a mythical bird. https://dragcave.net/lineage/FsROC

    And this one's eggnog fell a little short. https://dragcave.net/lineage/GGN0G

  10. I'm kind of disappointed in USUM, to be honest. There are so many things GF could have done better, like allowing us to actually explore Ultra Megalopolis, making the Rainbow Rocket storyline more than just battles, anything. Now it just feels like they copied SM, slapped a few gimmicks on it and sold it as a "new" game. I actually liked Sun and Moon better since at least the Looker & Anabel arc was more fun to play than the Rainbow Rocket one. *facepalm*


    It's also kind of funny how overpowered Mudsdale is - back in SM, I could solo the entire Elite Four with my level 80 Mudsdale. I can nearly do it in USUM, too. XD (My Ultra Sun post-game team is Primarina, Mudsdale, Tyranitar, Salamence, Volcarona and Dawn Mane Necrozma.)

  11. I always forget it's an instant Game Over when the protagonist dies in Persona 5.


    I've actually gotten really good at not dying in this game, but I didn't know the Despair status insta-kills after a few turns. Those dang Lamia caught me off-guard. ...I have no idea how that status even affected my characters since I had Despair-blocking equipment on. ****

  12. I've been playing Everlong (a freeware RPG Maker game) and Persona 5 recently. Intending to start playing Virtue's Last Reward, Zero Time Dilemma and the first Assassin's Creed game (I bought all AC games for the PS4).


    I forgot how fun Everlong was, though the boss battles are obnoxiously tedious sometimes. It just takes SO LONG to kill them. ...And you don't even get EXP from battling them, just a Beherit (an item that's only used in the end-game).

  13. Currently re-reading The Diamond Throne and Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings, for like the fifth time. Dave is my favorite author and I own all of his 24 fantasy books in both Finnish and English, and some of them in Swedish.


    Also re-reading Lloyd Alexander's The Book of Three, Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising and Anu Holopainen's The Kingdom of Crystals. ...These three are my favorite authors alongside Dave. Intending to re-read The Prince of Shadowland by Ullamari Kellomäki.

  14. I have quite a few anime going at the same time, but I'm mostly focusing on One Piece at the moment.


    Also rewatching Future GPX Cyber Formula, Ginga Nagareboshi Gin and Ginga Densetsu Weed. I own the official subbed boxes of all three (English for CF, Finnish for Ginga).

  15. Who is/are your favorite characters from any of the video games you play (doesn't matter if it's PC or Wii, NDS, ect.)?


    Zero Escape series

    Snake so far (still need to play the sequel games)


    Fire Emblem

    Xander and Niles from Fates; Gerome and Stahl from Awakening; Lukas, Fernand, Python and Conrad from Echoes


    Suikoden Tierkreis

    Asad, Conon, Luo-Tao, Logan, Diadora, Nova


    Super Robot Wars

    Kyosuke Nanbu, Axel Almer, Gilliam Yeager, Tetsuya Onodera, Sänger Zonvolt, Wodan Ymir, Elzam von Branstein, Akimi Akatsuki, El-Selda Shun, Al-Van Ranks, Jua-Mu Dalby, Latooni Subbota, Lefina Enfield


    Which characters would you ship as a pairing?


    Suikoden Tierkreis

    I always shipped Sieg with Maybelle, and later Diadora with Nova.


    Super Robot Wars

    I love Elzam and Cattleya's story so much... I'm still bummed they had to kill Cattleya off in a flashback.

  16. My favorite game of all time has been Suikoden Tierkreis for like 9 years now. ...Though there have been some fairly good contenders recently, like Super Robot Wars V, the Zero Escape series and Fire Emblem.


    I still wish Snake had been playable in Virtue's Last Reward and Zero Time Dilemma. He was my favorite character in 999.

  17. I keep going back to Suikoden Tierkreis since it's my favorite game. I also tend to replay my Pokémon games, Tales of the Abyss, Fire Emblem and Project X Zone/2.


    I'll also likely end up replaying Super Robot Wars OG: Moon Dwellers and Super Robot Wars V once I get through them.

  18. Favorite Type: Ice for the most part. I also like Electric and Poison, the latter especially because its type combos are very effective. I once did a Poison monotype run in Pokémon X and didn't have any difficulty at all beating the game.


    Favorite Pokémon: Mew, Torterra, Crobat, Volcarona, Decidueye and Mudsdale. ...That would probably be my team, given the amount I chose. XD


    Favorite Shiny: Sylveon. It looks so good with a blue body and pink eyes.

  19. I like quite a few game quotes, but this is currently the only one I remember. It's from Everlong, an RPG Maker game.


    Prophecy does not exist to deny the notion of free will. It is meant as warning so we might prevent the otherwise inevitable.