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user-inactivated  ·  1632 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what's one of your interests that you don't think other people on Hubski share?

I dunno who I'd vote for, but I like watching elections in countries other than my own. Do you play political forum games? I play lots of those.




swedishbadgergirl  ·  1632 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No I don't but I'm very, very intrigued, please tell me more.

user-inactivated  ·  1632 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's a video game company called Paradox Interactive (they make various political strategy games), and on their forums many people create political games where a group of people act as a parliament of a nation. It's very fun, and there is lots of drama. I'm not very active in the game I'm in, though. I should change that.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  1632 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh! Sounds charming.

user-inactivated  ·  1632 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sorry, I can only answer you between plays. The Lions are playing.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What sport?

user-inactivated  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would be hopping all over this, but b_b already did a good job of explaining it. Thank you, person.

b_b  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That would be American Football. The Lions are the team from Detroit, which happens to be my home town, so I'm guessing Waterford and I live close to one another.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Haha. I only spent a year in the US, but it was the year the Green Bay packers won the super bowl. I loved seeing everyone be so happy. But I did defend people who slagged off the vikings, 'cause I'm Swedish and Minnesota is full of Swedish descendants. There are still people in Minnesota that speak Swedish. I know - I've spoken to one.

b_b  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lots of descendants of immigrants from your region all over Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. My mother-in-law grew up in a house where Finnish was regularly spoken. My heritage is a mixture of Norwegian and Fin.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And Sweden has opened up to that. We have a much beloved show were Americans of Swedish descent get to come to Sweden and learn about their heritage in a summer camp environment. And this Christmas there was a Christmas special where they celebrated Christmas in Sweden

Fun fact, you might be (kind of) Swedish since until 1905 (I think) Norway was a part of Sweden and the Norwegian harbor Is closer geographically to some provinces in Sweden. So if the only thing recorded is which harbor your ancestors left from... But it doesn't really matter since most farmers and such didn't really have a strong national identity back then.

And Finland was a country that Sweden owned for a while and treated horridly.

l Almost every Swede has American relatives though most are not in touch.

That is one reason why I really loved being in Wisconsin, it was different but at the same time similar. The nature was like Sweden in so many ways and the culture to. It was nice to see.

b_b  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    And Finland was a country that Sweden owned for a while and treated horridly.

Yes, from what I understand of my heritage, my ancestors actually moved from Sweden to Finland during this period, although through the ensuing generations, they took on a more Finnish identity (surname Lahti, spoke Fin, etc). So if we go back far enough, I do have Swedish blood, which I love, because my biggest sports hero is a Swede (Niklas Lidstrom).

swedishbadgergirl  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

http://www.svtplay.se/allt-for-sverige i don't know if you can watch it outside Sweden but there it is.

b_b  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Although I can't read the text, I gather that it's telling me to fuck off.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Probably.

swedishbadgergirl  ·  1630 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Aww, that is amazing. I love Nordic history, because it is really full of power-structures and wars.

Fun fact - countries with most wars against each other?

Sweden-Denmark.