zeitgeistzest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ψ(`∇´)ψZeit

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    • SirSailorStar asked zeitgeistzest a question

      Knock. Knock. If no one is there, how would you respond?

      Answered: Feb 23, 2018

      Haaaa. Actually this has happened, in the old place where I lived. Someone rang the doorbell, and after a momentary heart-attack I went to see to the door. Nobody was there. This happened several times until I heard noises in the backyard. The neighbors' kids had thrown a ball to the backyard by accident, and hadn't been patient enough to wait for someone to open so they entered our property without permission. I marched out, totally livid, and shouted at them to get their stupid ball and get lost, and that next time they ring someone's doorbell actually frigging wait for more than 10 seconds before dashing away then coming back. I was rather surprised their parents didn't come over later to scold me over that, but ehhh.


      Nowadays though? If someone knocks on my door and I know the maintenance isn't supposed to come over, I simply don't answer the door. Especially in the middle of the night (has happened, too). There's no peephole, nothing like that to check who it is or whether it's someone who just knocks on random doors then hides away. My family has my extra keys, so they could just walk in without having to knock... the doorbell on the outside wall of the building doesn't work, so anyone who hasn't announced their arrival well beforehand is an unwelcome annoyance and therefore not worthy of opening the door.


      ...Also, by what I've noticed it's pretty customary in Finland that if you want to go visit someone, even a good friend, you should confirm with them it's okay to go. Otherwise you might go there and knock, and nobody will answer the door. It's a bit awkward, but not totally rude since you didn't announce your arrival first.

    • SirSailorStar asked zeitgeistzest a question

      If a prince dressed in royal blue appeared on a white horse, how would you react to him letting the horse casually nibble on the shirt you were wearing? (Also, feel free to come ask me questions.)

      Answered: Feb 20, 2018

      Haha, I'd probably be weirded out and step away. Or try pat the horse. I used to ride in the past, like, uh, uhhh 16 years ago. Sadly I'm a bit scared of horses these days, so I don't think I'd let a horse close enough to myself to start eating on my shirt. XD

      (I'm really bad at asking people questions, but I can try!)

    • SirSailorStar asked zeitgeistzest a question

      I have neglected my duties as your friendly friend question giving commenter. Gomenosi (Sorry!)! Do you like elves?

      Answered: Feb 19, 2018

      It's alright! :D Don't worry!

      And depends on which elves we're talking about. For example the elves in Lord of the Rings films are cool, as are the elves in Dragon Age series (at least in Origins). :) In fact I often choose a (Dalish) elf in the DA games, hehe.

    • Dearly Beloved,

      4 days ago

      zeitgeistzest ψ(`∇´)ψZeit

      we have gathered here today


      to pay our final respects to a most loyal companion there ever was, Lorie-chan. 


      Lorie-chan and I first met in around the summer 2011. Or was it 2012. Well, anyway. We travelled a lot together, mostly between the towns of Tampere and JKL but sometimes as far as Helsinki. He was quite heavy to carry around and he'd take a lot of space, too, but it was always so hard to leave him behind despite these slight inconveniences. He was also quite expensive to have, so I did my best to look after him and rather took him with me than left him in the hands of others. 


      And though I put him through a lot of daily use, and I wasn't always sure what I was doing with him, Lorie-chan stayed with me and he has been my most trusted companion. Oh, we had our fights, sometimes over so silly things too, but we'd always manage to work out a compromise. 


      But in the past 2 years, I'd known our time together was coming to its end. He started having so many battery-related and overheating issues, and indeed just the other night he decided he'd had enough of my antics while I was figuring out how to get out of the poor ending in Doki Doki Literature Club. Thankfully he forgave me and recovered quickly, but I knew I should finally let him rest - I had occasionally looked up candidates to replace him, yet it was hard to let go - terrifying, too, because I knew it would become expensive. Looking up replacements also felt slightly insulting to him, since he was still performing well despite his age.


      Despite all the sentimentality, I knew it had to be done. So. Today I met my new best friend, PR3DDY.

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      So now I can finally let Lorie-chan retire and enjoy his final earthly moments in peace, without me demanding him to spring into action for several hours a day. So sigh with relief, Lorie-chan, for your excellent service has come to its end now! You will be missed, and you won't be forgotten. 


      Blessed be, Lorie-chan. Goodbye. <3

    • Finnish Friday: February Theme - Questionable Food Items I Can't Recommend

      1 week ago

      zeitgeistzest ψ(`∇´)ψZeit

      Hello friends! :D I am back with another Finnish Friday post, and this time I want to introduce you some cultural 'delicacies' every other Finn goes crazy about, but I think you need to be pretty brave / insane / both to actually enjoy these. <.<;;;


      First, something you might recognize and I don't think it's really from this part of the world in origins, but something a lot of people like. That is lakritsi = black licorice. There's even ice cream (jäätelö) with the stuff, and God knows what other products contain this... Like cheesecake. I don't know, is everyone else as crazy about licorice as Finns??

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      (pingviini = penguin, one of the most popular ice cream brands here)


      Next, something you might also recognize and have heard differing opinions about its tastiness. This supposed cultural treasure is called salmiakki = salmiac / salted licorice, and there are Finns who'd call me a traitor for speaking badly of this 'candy' - that I can't be a Finn because I strongly dislike this work of the evil. It can be added to apparently anything at all, because there exists such horrors like salmiakkikossu (shortened to salmari), which is salmiac Koskenkorva vodka, salmiakkijäätelö, salmiakkisuklaa (salmiac chocolate), .. and much more. 

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      Like why would you do that to good milk chocolate is beyond me...


      Next, something that is a regional 'yum' from around the place where I used to live. This is mustamakkara = black sausage, often 'enjoyed' on its own or with lingonberry jam (puolukkahillo), another thing I can't stand. Don't ask me what goes in the sausage, I've never wanted to find out.

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      And then one of the traditional Easter time uhmmm desserts, which you might also heard of maybe, called mämmi - there's no exact English translation for it, but it's ... sort of like rye pudding. It's often offered in a box that looks like it's made out of birchbark, and it's not too bad tasting if you have it with like a litre of vanilla ice cream or custard. You'll probably agree with me that it looks like runny poo, though, and will be deterred from eating it just because of the appearance. And I for one wouldn't judge you for not even wanting to taste it. 

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      ..I think that's enough of disgusting things to view for today. I'm sure I've missed a couple, but yucccck.


      Next time, my own personal favorites~~!

    • Valentine's... Includes an Old Poem

      1 week ago

      zeitgeistzest ψ(`∇´)ψZeit

      Hyvää ystävänpäivää kaikille! That literally translates as Happy Friend's Day to all, but the correct official translation is Happy Valentine's.


      To me, this day has never hold any special meaning. Not even while in a relationship. And it's not as a commercialized day here as it's elsewhere. Like I've basically seen zero adverts about it except on YouTube and Spotify. Anyways!


      To those whom it means something.... If you are happily with someone, YAY <3 for real. :) Go you! If you're not with someone and still glad for those who do have someone, yay! <3

      If you're alone & miserable about it, awh <3 you still have all your friends, right. :) Maybe remember the Finnish word ystävä = friend for this day.


      In any case, long ago on my old dA account I wrote more poems, & took part in April's National Poetry Writing Month. The following was written for that one year, but I thought it'd be perfect to post for today. A bit of humor for all. Excuse the not so exact traditional form of a sonnet lol. *clears throat* Ok I didn't have a proper title for this before but now I name it How to Repel Unwanted Suitors.


      "Shall I compare you to this blue cheese?
      You are just as smelly and just as emetic.
      Blunt words spoken at raw rough unease;
      See, you do not appeal to my aesthetic.
      Sometimes first meeting is well enough,
      By a glance at clothes and the face,
      To know whether you’re real or a bluff:
      Yet a deep sniff is needed, just in case,
      To ascertain to me your truest self.
      With perfumes ‘n soaps of candy odour,
      You can try ‘n fool me from your scent:
      Yet it is pugnant, loathsome, vile, ‘n sour.


      So as long as you stink like this,

      So as long you won’t get a kiss!"


      *bows* You are all welcome.


    • SirSailorStar asked zeitgeistzest a question

      Okay. Okay. Round one of that was cruel and unusual punishment. I'll make up for it. 1. Would you rather visit the the Effiel Tower for one weekend or turn into a fairy princess for a day?

      Answered: Feb 13, 2018

      Hmmm, again I'd rather do neither. XD I have no interest in visiting Paris, & I am not into fairy princess stuffs. But... If I had to choose, I'd go for the Eiffel Tower. Could take some cool photographs from up there!

    • Zeit Tries to Date, part 6

      1 week ago

      zeitgeistzest ψ(`∇´)ψZeit

      So hey long time no update about my 'dating' life. Haha. Not that there's much happening. Haven't been out with anyone in about a month or more? 


      And though I kept getting matches on Tinder, I finally made the decision last week to delete the profile and app.... It's a slow way to get to know someone via their messages system, and the notifications wouldn't always update unless I opened the app....


      Not to mention the last two matches I got were just... urgh. It basically went down as following:


      Recent match 1: Hi.

      Me: Hi.

      Rm1: Interested in submission and light bondage?

      Rm1: Do you live alone?


      Recent match 2: Omg hell yeah first time giving a Super Like and instant match!

      Me: :D

      Rm2: Hopefully there's no more need for that, if you know what I mean.


      Sooo umm yeah. I don't even have the time and energy to try create new friendships or whatever. I barely 'have the time' to see my girlfriends (read: I let my social anxiety tell me not to go anywhere), I barely have any interest in my studies, and I still need to do a lot of self improvement too. So yep. BYE TINDER. 3rd time with you was the last straw.


      I still sometimes exchange messages with duderino, but IDK.


      Anywaaays! So yep. :D I'll just be practicing flirting in the form of Dragon Age.... bwahahahaha. Fenris why can't you be accessible in Inquisition.


    • SirSailorStar asked zeitgeistzest a question

      1. Would your rather eat blue cheese covered in strawberry jam or dip put an oyster in coffee before drinking it? 2. This or That: Chocolate donuts or Raspberry tarts?

      Answered: Feb 12, 2018

      1) Neither. ;w; I love strawberries but can't stand blue cheese (the smell alone makes me want to puke). Oysters, ewww. Coffee, mehhh my stomach still disagrees with that stuff. ><

      2) Raspberry tarts.

    • Finnish Friday: February Theme - Some Cultural Delicacies

      1 week ago

      zeitgeistzest ψ(`∇´)ψZeit

      Hey hey! :D So here's some of the many foods that are considered iconic cultural delicacies in Finland that may seem odd to the visitors~!


      korvapuusti is a type of cinnamon bun that literally translates as "a slap on the ear", as the buns are apparently shaped like an ear. :D

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      Next, these slightly sketchy looking pastries are really YUM. It's often called riisipiirakka or karjalanpiirakka, piirakka = pie / pastry, riisi = rice, Karjala = Kariela. Slather it with butter and warm it up, then nomnom!! Some people add egg butter on it or something, but that is ew ew stuff...

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      Then, a squeaky cheese everyone else seems to love but I don't get it... leipäjuusto, leipä = bread, juusto = cheese. It's apparently eaten with some jam, like cloudberry jam, and I've seen people dip it into their coffee.... *shudders*

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      Different versions of potatoes are enjoyed often, too, with stews and sauces like nakkikastike (wiener sauce), and meatballs = lihapullat. Mashed potatoes with sautéed reindeer (and lingonberry jam) is nom nom! 


      Fish is also included in many dishes, like lohikeitto (salmon soup), paistetut muikut (baked vendaces), and smoked salmon.


      Peasoup, hernekeitto, is also quite popular. In fact, Thursdays are dedicated to eating hernekeitto - and some pannukakku for dessert! Literally, pannukakku means 'pancake', but since it's made in the oven I usually nowadays call it ovencake when speaking to English speakers. :P The picture is not too enticing looking, but with strawberry jam this stuff is HEAVENLY.

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      It's basically just flour, sugar, and butter.... Hahaha.


      Different types of bread also are often offered for meals, ranging from wheat and oat to rye bread. Toasted rye bread with edam cheese on top is amazing.  Add to that fresh cucumber, too, and it's even better! There is also this yum bread called rieska, a thin unleavened bread made from barley or oat, and traditionally it's considered to be more of a Lapland thing.


      Casseroles are also popular, such as potato casserole (perunalaatikko), liver casserole (maksalaatikko, or just maksis for short), and swede / rutabaga (lanttulaatikko). Some of these are considered traditional Christmas foods, though.


      Some other cultural delicacies involve lakritsi (licorice) and salmiakki (salmiac / salty licorice), but especially salmiakki I'll deal with the next post where I'll showcase some of the foods I personally think people should be warned about to avoid... ahahah. 


      There are probably many that I'm forgetting about from this list right now, and some I'll introduce in the later posts this month. :P 


      Anyways, hopefully this gives you some idea what gets eaten around here! XD 


      Oh yeah! I want to mention this here right now, even though it's not really a traditional food per se. Finns also like to eat what we call tortillat. Now, I've been told by Americans that to call them that is wrong, that tortilla is just the flat bread and burrito is when it's filled with whatever you want in there. But to say to another Finn "Let's have a tortilla night!" makes more sense and they know to buy more than just the flat breads! My own favorite fillings are some cheese, chicken, cucumber, and tomato, but everyone else seems to prefer minced meat instead of chicken... 


      ....Writing this post is making me hungry... and now I wish I had stuff to have some tortillat... Damn!

  • About Me

    Laura / zeit / ZGZ, also Lil' Vampire, Countess Zeitula, Zesty the Besty (Val's nickname for me haha), Zeit the Game Breaker, and Usabankathi (a nickname I got because of my first ever profile pic haha) -- whatever you wanna call me I'll probably be fine with it. I go by zeitgeistzest on DeviantArt, Discord, Mixer, Sarahah, Steam, Tumblr, Twitter, and Xbox; zeitgeistzest__ on Instagram, and Zeit Geistzest on YouTube. 

    I'm quite socially awkward, so I might appear cold and rude at first (in real life). I either speak very little, or way too much.

    My many interests include video games, literature (both reading and writing), photography, yoga, translation, linguistics (especially word formation and how meanings get communicated via different media), taking walks in the forest, sitting by the lakeside, driving a car (currently don't have my own), listening to music... uhhh... I also sometimes doodle and crochet, and dabble with stuff on GIMP. 

    Final Fantasy III to XV (excluding XI and XIV but including Dirge of Cerberus and A King's Tale), Halo, Warframe, Bioshock Infinite, Dragon Age series, Forza Horizon, Metro 2033 Redux and Last Light Redux, Watch Dogs, Spyro the Dragon, Deus Ex - Human Revolution, Stardew Valley; I also have the following games, untouched so far: Doom, Destiny 1,Skyrim and Minecraft Story Mode.

    Some of my fav shows and book / manga series: Fullmetal Alchemist, Red vs Blue, Day 5, RTAA, House, Helix, Black Mirror, NCIS, Revelation Space, The Wheel of Time, Chronicles of Shannara, Discworld, Inside Out (by L. R. Jones), ...

    +Cats and dogs and seals are cute. C:

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    • Izayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Stories

      3 weeks ago

      These are the Burnie vlogs that keep me motivated:


      Motivation

      Failure

      Saying Yes

      Taking Risk

      Inspiration


      I forgot to give you them. 

      • zeitgeistzest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ψ(`∇´)ψZeit

        3 weeks ago

        !

        That's fine, buddy! :) Been sick for almost a week now so it'd slipped my mind, too. Thank you for the links !! Better late than never! :D

  • Questions answered by zeitgeistzest

    Haaaa. Actually this has happened, in the old place where I lived. Someone rang the doorbell, and after a momentary heart-attack I went to see to the door. Nobody was there. This happened several times until I heard noises in the backyard. The neighbors' kids had thrown a ball to the backyard by accident, and hadn't been patient enough to wait for someone to open so they entered our property without permission. I marched out, totally livid, and shouted at them to get their stupid ball and get lost, and that next time they ring someone's doorbell actually frigging wait for more than 10 seconds before dashing away then coming back. I was rather surprised their parents didn't come over later to scold me over that, but ehhh.


    Nowadays though? If someone knocks on my door and I know the maintenance isn't supposed to come over, I simply don't answer the door. Especially in the middle of the night (has happened, too). There's no peephole, nothing like that to check who it is or whether it's someone who just knocks on random doors then hides away. My family has my extra keys, so they could just walk in without having to knock... the doorbell on the outside wall of the building doesn't work, so anyone who hasn't announced their arrival well beforehand is an unwelcome annoyance and therefore not worthy of opening the door.


    ...Also, by what I've noticed it's pretty customary in Finland that if you want to go visit someone, even a good friend, you should confirm with them it's okay to go. Otherwise you might go there and knock, and nobody will answer the door. It's a bit awkward, but not totally rude since you didn't announce your arrival first.

    Haha, I'd probably be weirded out and step away. Or try pat the horse. I used to ride in the past, like, uh, uhhh 16 years ago. Sadly I'm a bit scared of horses these days, so I don't think I'd let a horse close enough to myself to start eating on my shirt. XD

    (I'm really bad at asking people questions, but I can try!)

    It's alright! :D Don't worry!

    And depends on which elves we're talking about. For example the elves in Lord of the Rings films are cool, as are the elves in Dragon Age series (at least in Origins). :) In fact I often choose a (Dalish) elf in the DA games, hehe.

    Hmmm, again I'd rather do neither. XD I have no interest in visiting Paris, & I am not into fairy princess stuffs. But... If I had to choose, I'd go for the Eiffel Tower. Could take some cool photographs from up there!

    1) Neither. ;w; I love strawberries but can't stand blue cheese (the smell alone makes me want to puke). Oysters, ewww. Coffee, mehhh my stomach still disagrees with that stuff. ><

    2) Raspberry tarts.

    Well I enjoyed the first 3 seasons I saw, I just got busy with other things so I haven't had time to catch up yet! :D It's in my to-watch-list, though!!

    Are you feeling better?

    | Asked by: SirSailorStar 2 weeks ago

    I am, thank you! :) No more fever, just a stupid persistent cough left!

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