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51 years old. I'm so grateful for all my many blessings. Life has never been easy, but I think I'm learning to make peace with the fact that true grace can only be found in the struggle.

This forum has been a blessing to me. Yes, sometimes it too has been a struggle. But I have found good friends and great encouragement through my time here. I have learned so much from so many different people about a variety of issues.

So thanks so much to those of you who have endured my arrogant and opinionated rants and have chosen to see something good in me. I am a sentimentalist, and I really do feel a sense of family with the people on this forum.

Please keep praying for this sinner.

Selam, +GMK+
 

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^^Many years, Gebre!  Lord, have mercy.

RaphaCam said:
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Apparently, not "American."  :laugh: ??? :-\  I find the irony amusing, but...
Am I mistaking you for someone else, or you're native?
You're probably thinking of Quinault (iirc myself).  I have very little Native American in me.  No, it's more I don't have any identity other than American, though not as a look or ethnicity.  I'm not connected to my hereditary culture(s).  It threw me off, but I knew what was meant, so it's sad, too.
 

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Ainnir said:
^^Many years, Gebre!  Lord, have mercy.

RaphaCam said:
Ainnir said:
Apparently, not "American."  :laugh: ??? :-\  I find the irony amusing, but...
Am I mistaking you for someone else, or you're native?
You're probably thinking of Quinault (iirc myself).  I have very little Native American in me.  No, it's more I don't have any identity other than American, though not as a look or ethnicity.  I'm not connected to my hereditary culture(s).  It threw me off, but I knew what was meant, so it's sad, too.
How does one "look" American apart fron dress?
 

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Despite Priest's opinions and judgements and contrary thoughts, . . This is Wesley.
 

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hecma925 said:
How does one "look" American apart fron dress?
Someone that looks Nordic, but overweight, with bad teeth and unhealthily burnt skin, looks redneck or hillbilly rather than from anywhere else in the world. They might as well be Boers or southern Brazilians, but you get the point.
 

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RaphaCam said:
hecma925 said:
How does one "look" American apart fron dress?
Someone that looks Nordic, but overweight, with bad teeth and unhealthily burnt skin, looks redneck or hillbilly rather than from anywhere else in the world. They might as well be Boers or southern Brazilians, but you get the point.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Wow.  No, I don't look like that.
 

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RaphaCam said:
hecma925 said:
How does one "look" American apart fron dress?
Someone that looks Nordic, but overweight, with bad teeth and unhealthily burnt skin, looks redneck or hillbilly rather than from anywhere else in the world. They might as well be Boers or southern Brazilians, but you get the point.
Sounds racist! 

(just playing)
 

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RaphaCam said:
Ainnir said:
Apparently, not "American."  :laugh: ??? :-\  I find the irony amusing, but...
Am I mistaking you for someone else, or you're native?
You're probably ~ Imagining~ what people look like.
 

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PorphyriosK said:
RaphaCam said:
hecma925 said:
How does one "look" American apart fron dress?
Someone that looks Nordic, but overweight, with bad teeth and unhealthily burnt skin, looks redneck or hillbilly rather than from anywhere else in the world. They might as well be Boers or southern Brazilians, but you get the point.
Sounds racist! 

(just playing)
Brazilians are racists.

(Mildly joking)
 

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Clothes and behaviour are actually the best tip for origins, though. Sometimes I realise people who may look phenotypically Brazilian (sometimes even of black skin) are American or European simply from how they're dressed and how they walk around. An Italian friend of mine whose mother is African Brazilian was in the city the last week, extremely well dressed (fine smart casual suit and fedora), and people even hesitated to speak Portuguese to him.

BTW, since he and a friend from upstate was here, I went around as some kind of a touristic guide around Rio, which reminded me of how amazing our good ol' tropical Paris is. I love statues/busts/bas-reliefs (point taken, Catholics) and took pictures with at least three figures I admired. Carlos Drummond de Andrade is one of my favourite poets ever, truly a master of language. Every time someone says literary modernism is trash, I slap their faces with a Drummond compilation. Carlos Gomes was a composer, sometimes internationally reckoned as the greatest opera writer outside Europe. Estácio de Sá was the founder of Rio de Janeiro. I actually descend directly from a cousin of his, which in turn connects me to Portuguese nobility. Nothing special in the last part, though, since everyone in Portugal descends from high nobility. Portuguese nobles were hardcore womanisers and our gene pool is among the least diverse of Europe due to late founder effect.





 

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What did you write on your cross?
 

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hecma925 said:
What did you write on your cross?
It's a secret  :laugh: Anyway, we write some Bible or prayer quotations plus names of living and departated people that are important for us and/or need prayer.
 

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Dominika said:
hecma925 said:
What did you write on your cross?
It's a secret  :laugh: Anyway, we write some Bible or prayer quotations plus names of living and departated people that are important for us and/or need prayer.
Thanks!
 

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1999 vs. 2019



Apparently I've been living up to stereotypes for 20 years. Scruffy-looking, long-haired, faded t-shirt-wearing 20 year old? Check. Boring, balding, thick-glasses-wearing, goatee-having, plain-shirted 40 year old? Check.  :p

(half-sister is blurred out since I didn't ask for her permission in posting the image)
 

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hecma925 said:
You seem like the most interesting man in the world. I hope you get royalties when people use the images you are in.

(also lol at the image width)
 

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Asteriktos said:
hecma925 said:
You seem like the most interesting man in the world. I hope you get royalties when people use the images you are in.

(also lol at the image width)
Ah, being a stock photo model and video actor is not about becoming rich.  It's love of the game.
 

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hecma925 said:
Ah, being a stock photo model and video actor is not about becoming rich.  It's love of the game.
You've been brainwashed by the capitalist pigs, who are using your likeness to line their pockets while you slave away at oc.net posts. Rise up, comrade, and let us all fight the man!
 

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One more photo before I flee the world to become a disciple of Abba Hezekiah.  I couldn't decide whether to post in the beard, body building, chotki, or tattoo thread, so I went with this one.

 

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hecma925 said:
One more photo before I flee the world to become a disciple of Abba Hezekiah.  I couldn't decide whether to post in the beard, body building, chotki, or tattoo thread, so I went with this one.

That's badass my brother!

Selam
 

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A woman approached me yesterday, pulled me aside, and discreetly asked: "Tell me the truth. You're a vampire hunter aren't you?"

"Yes, I am."

"I knew it!" she said. "I could tell by that beautiful Cross around your neck."

True story.


Here's one of my old reggae dub poetry jams my wife and I made some years ago:
Burn Vampires
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcjvCVQpgc8

Selam


 

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I will visit some countries in Eastern Europe this spring, searching for a wife and a place to settle.
Best outcome if she happens to be EO, then I'll join The Church.
 

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Only not very Eastern ) Because until we finally back away from God, we will have various shocks all the time - and I'm talking not about raising the mortgage rate.
 

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sestir said:


I will visit some countries in Eastern Europe this spring, searching for a wife and a place to settle.
Best outcome if she happens to be EO, then I'll join The Church.
I thought you were a woman, probably because "sestir" sounds like "sister".
 

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RaphaCam said:
I thought you were a woman, probably because "sestir" sounds like "sister".
:D
When in lower secondary school (ca age 12), we were assigned to write a fantasy-story about a mythological kind of wild horse called "Bäckahäst". It should be at least ten pages long. I had just read JRR Tolkien's books and felt inspired, so I handed in ten notebooks...
Anyway, I set my story in western Mongolia, alternatively Dzungaria, and used an Atlas to try anfigure out what people in that area might be called. One of the main characters got named Sestir, because I con-langed a rule where an s- is prefixed to mark something as a proper name: s+aestir, where *aestir was my attempt to reconstruct a plausible old Indoeuropean word for star.

It became my username on various Internet sites from the shift of millennia.
 

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RaphaCam said:
Many years! He's my age.  :D
I keep thinking you’re in your mid-20s for some reason.  ???
 
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