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Re: Going to the military, brb
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2009, 06:41:55 pm »
When he isn't being all military, finn here spends all of his time on Dragon Age Origins. I mean like ALL of it.
Untrue! I deny these accusations! I have also managed to start a new pen&paper RPG campaign (running pretty slow, though >_>), as well as made significant progress on my ruleset regarding ranged weapons and taking damage in general.


... all in all, I only use about 50% of my time on Dragon Age Origins. If you don't count sleeping, which I also do plenty of.

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Re: Going to the military, brb
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2010, 07:05:36 pm »
Hello there. What's up? It's been a pretty cool year for me all things considered. I'm a sniper-trained military police squad leader now, which is pretty badass. Lots of interesting times have been had, and lots of awesome things have been done.

I'm about to head off back to the brigade in a few hours for a week of returning equipment and giving/getting feedback about the service and so on. And then getting the heck out of there on Friday. After that I'll have to see about fitting into civilian life again. And getting back into shape. The military thing hasn't been very good for general fitness, I'm afraid; my cooper's test result dropped around 300m, I do half the chin ups I did before service, and my back muscles are fucked. I'm going to have to see about getting a massage or five before starting to train actively again.

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Re: Going to the military, brb
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2010, 08:21:49 pm »
Nice to see you're getting back to civilian life again :) It sounds that your year has been quite excellent and that you've gathered lots of "once in a lifetime" experiences and also leveled up :D Things have been tad quiet here on forums lately. It almost seems that some people do actually have other life outside forums and internet...?
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Re: Going to the military, brb
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2010, 03:49:40 pm »
It almost seems that some people do actually have other life outside forums and internet...?

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Re: Going to the military, brb
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2010, 05:10:05 pm »
It almost seems that some people do actually have other life outside forums and internet...?

Not true.
Sun shines on cloudless sky, people gather to beaches and... I'm sitting here before my computer thinking how happy I am for not being only one who likes to hang around in digital wonderland :)
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Re: Going to the military, brb
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2010, 09:50:47 pm »
It almost seems that some people do actually have other life outside forums and internet...?

Not true.
Sun shines on cloudless sky, people gather to beaches and... I'm sitting here before my computer thinking how happy I am for not being only one who likes to hang around in digital wonderland :)

I'm part Irish, why would I want those cloudless days anyways, pfft :P

Strange, usually military life was supposed to keep you "conditioned" and in a consistent state of physical fitness...maybe that is just a stereotype.

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Re: Going to the military, brb
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2010, 01:22:02 am »
It almost seems that some people do actually have other life outside forums and internet...?

Not true.
Sun shines on cloudless sky, people gather to beaches and... I'm sitting here before my computer thinking how happy I am for not being only one who likes to hang around in digital wonderland :)

I'm part Irish, why would I want those cloudless days anyways, pfft :P

Strange, usually military life was supposed to keep you "conditioned" and in a consistent state of physical fitness...maybe that is just a stereotype.

Depends on what you mean by "conditioned". If you're an athlete, military service is bound to get you out of shape, since they want their people to be allarounders, and often prioritize general resilience over how many chin ups you can do, and how long you can keep on walking over how fast you can run in one minute.
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Re: Going to the military, brb
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2010, 07:41:13 am »
There's also 2nd explaining factor : Finnish Army is notorious for it's "sotku" or "sotilaskoti" and it's berliner's. First alternative of place's name is shortened form of latter one having doublemeaning "mess up". Latter one could be translated as "soldier's home". It's cafeteria-type service and really popular one :)
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Re: Going to the military, brb
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2010, 11:55:13 am »
It also depends heavily on the sort of service you're set to do. I, for example, ended up in an administrative position. At the time, I was actually pretty fit, and while I didn't lose too much of my muscles or anything during the year, I did gain a lot of weight, 10-15 kgs, mostly fat.

You see, army food is rich in energy, meant to work well for those of us who had the most active duties. I had a pretty good appetite, as I had been pretty active up until joining the army. Add those together, and, well...
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Re: Going to the military, brb
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2010, 05:39:52 pm »
It's over. That's cool. Now I just need to find out what the crap I'll do now. :D

Depends on what you mean by "conditioned". If you're an athlete, military service is bound to get you out of shape, since they want their people to be allarounders, and often prioritize general resilience over how many chin ups you can do, and how long you can keep on walking over how fast you can run in one minute.
This, I think. I wouldn't call myself an athlete, but constant parkour and general dicking about did leave me really very fit when I started my service. I wasn't able to keep up the training pace in the military and my results have dropped, though not drastically. I'm still in pretty good condition, and it won't be that long until I'm as fit as I was before service. The back is an actual problem; I've got muscle knots the size of melons everywhere, and just stretching now doesn't seem to do the job. Nothing a couple of massages won't fix, however. There's nothing wrong with anything but the muscles as far as I can see.

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