Whoa whoa WHOA, what have I been doing? :O
OK, the last time that I posted in here was around March. But I could've caught up here in the middle of April, when I created the .txt file with part of the catch-ups.
Right, I never touched it again. Until now...
HOWEVER, most of the things that I had written there were pretty obsolete, that it wouldn't make sense to post them. Thus, I deleted the entire file. Restarting everything.
Anyway, new .rtf file (not .txt anymore), catch up streak continue!
What I achieved over the past two (three?) months:
Not everything, it isn't necessary to post 12k and 13k saves :P
40000 Total Points;
Total VP 11.00;
Top 1,000 Exp
Top 200 B/P
To sum up - a bunch of stuff.
Now... I still have to catch up on some older Auz posts that I had been skipping even though I was still posting regularly. BEGIN:
At 3/20/10 08:15 AM, Auz wrote:
Sir-Nuts replies coming up later.
THIS is what I've been skipping forever. NOT ANYMORE, HAHAHAHAHA!!! ;P
At 3/20/10 09:15 AM, Auz wrote:
(Cool I've hit the maximum character limit)
Great, but the problem is that I'll need to do some manual work consisting of "colon-space adding, copy-pasting quotes, more colon-space adding." :P
I really think the Wi/Ht could use a longer character limit per post. Like... 10,000 characters?
At 3/16/10 05:09 PM, Sir-Nuts wrote:
Break-outs aren't more difficult to happen. Despite being crowded, they won't hesitate in shooting whoever tries to leave.Heh, yeah it's not like they can go anywhere I guess. If they leave they'll get shot so... For the police it's just a matter of waiting until they give up.
But yeah, once a year or so we see riots where the prisoners take over the place and start demanding things, such as the liberation of certain prisoners (like "bosses" of drug dealing). They either give up or the police represses them, and their penalty is extended.
Indeed, they could just wait until the riot cools down, but they often hold whoever works in the prisons as hostages. Those are the tension moments, because they can't just shoot them out of nowhere, and there's the necessity of negotiating with the prisoners, which isn't a easy job. :/
I don't really remember, I haven't studied the history of the Portuguese language. All I know is that it's a variant of a region in Spain. Maybe Spain was more connected with Portugal?Well Spain and Portugal are neighbors so... :p Still doesn't explain why you guys speak some Greek though. Is it Basques (or whatever that language is called) what you guys speak by the way?
Still, the majority of terms are Latin, some are Greek.
Actually, since I wrote this, my Portuguese / Literature teacher began to teach us the history of the Portuguese language. Here's why we have some Greek therms in our language:
When the Roman empire (Latin-speakers) conquered Greeks, they didn't "erase" their culture, which was really vast and fascinating. Instead, they incorporated is to their culture, including art, lifestyle and their language!
Thus, pretty much any country that has a Latin-derivative language is likely to have Greek therms in their language as well. CONGRATS, YOU GOT AN A IN PORTUGUESE HISTORY. :)
Oh, and I think Basques is spoken in the North of Spain, as a secondary language, I think. Two of my friends lived in there for a few months, and they recently came back. :)
Nah, not really. The two major countries would be Brazil and Portugal, with some countries in Africa, but none in South America. There are fewer than 300,000,000 lusophonics, I'm sure.I thought you guys would have way more inhabitants than that, considering the size of your country.
Brazil is nearing 200 million right now.
That's a good guess, but you'd have to consider that we have large forests (the rain forest is OURS, not world-patrimony!), and we still have large farms and stuff.
Or are you guys like Australia and China, where the majority of the people lives along the coast? I bet there aren't many people living in the rain forests at least...
That's true, but hey, I live in the middle of nowhere (check the map :P) and there's about 3mi people living around here. More history lessons ahead:
Back in the 1700 / 1800s, there were plenty of expeditions to the West of Brazil, to gain more territory and, mainly, find gold. This "Western march" created some major cities in the middle of Brazil. Although where I live was a plan during the 50s to move the capital to the middle of Brazil. :)
And our neighbours speak mostly Spanish, with the exception of French (French Guiana), English (Guyana) and Dutch (Suriname). See, you can live in South America if you want to. :)Haha yes I could go live in Suriname if I want to. I know many people in Holland wouldn't mind living there, due to the much better weather they have. Plus the Suriname people always seem way more relaxed and happy than we are.
Wait, what's the difference between calling Holland and Netherlands?
Well, if you know English, you can survive pretty much anywhere. :PWhen I go to France on a holiday, it's still difficult though. Most French people just don't want to speak or learn English. Mainly the older generation doesn't understand a word you say. The younger generations do learn English now, but they don't seem to like you much if you start talking to them in English =/
Yeah, I'm starting to learn why this happens now. Basically, they used to fight.
A lot. :P
I have been taught a little bit of French myself fortunately , but just enough to be able to order a sandwich or ask which way I have to go :p
My dad used to have French classes, but he has forgot most of it, due to lack of usage. And he has forgot part of his English as well, thus he relies on me to translate so things to him, heh.
I'm still thinking whether or not I should learn a third language...You speak English and Portuguese right? Well like you said, if you speak English you could go almost anywhere. In your case it might be handy to learn some Spanish though, if most of your neighboring countries speak Spanish. Unless of course you never go there and never meet any tourists.
Also, I was thinking of working as a tourist guide during the 2014 World Cup, since my town will be one of the hosts. Maybe I should take some Spanish classes, since there should be lots of Spanish-speaking people around here by then.
And yeah, I have yet to visit some of our neighbour countries, mainly Uruguay and Argentina. My grandparents go there a few times during the year, maybe I can convince them to bring me during of of these trips. :)
--Time for some quoting-pasta. :P--
Oh, and my dad wrote a mini-article for the newspaper that got published regarding the governor's situation. In his words, "Federal intervention NOW!". I think it's his third article in the newspaper. :)
So your Dad is some kind of journalist? Cool! Was it for a big newspaper?
Not really, he's graduated in Civil Engineering, but he works as some kind of high-ranked manager in the post-office social security (I don't know exactly what he does :P).
However, he has a great critic sense, and often writes mini-articles for the biggest local newspaper. I think it's the third time he had something published... He doesn't get anything for that, aside from having his words published. :P