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Hey... I've been raised on Moomin's (I used to cut and collect the strip in the daily newspaper I learned english with it (it was translated then in english)...
Wow... That's a sudden time trap ! :-)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Mon Feb 26th, 2007 at 05:27:26 PM EST
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It is a darker world than you might imagine ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Feb 26th, 2007 at 05:28:43 PM EST
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Very true... Specially that I always thought they were Hippos !
I thought the Trolls were all those little gnomes running on the island ...

I must have been almost 25 when I discovered with awe that the Mommin Maiden was a Troll... (What a shock) !

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Mon Feb 26th, 2007 at 05:33:07 PM EST
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I have lived this same life out in the archipelago during the summer. You are out on an island for two months in the Baltic, like Robinson Crusoe, with nothing to do but ponder, look at the sea and sauna. Every three days you take a boat and go to the nearest island to shop for supplies - especially crates of red wine.

Sometimes friends drop by unexpectedly and you party. Sometimes it rains. Sometimes the mosquitoes are intolerable. Every night you light a bonfire and stare into the flames. You read a lot of books, especially in a little hut where you crap and there are even more mosquitoes - and possibly snakes.

It is the best time a human being can have...

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Feb 26th, 2007 at 05:45:40 PM EST
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Er... We might be trolling this diary ! Why wouldn't you make one on the Moomin's background (the islands) ,

For several winters I nearly went there from Leningrad, but never found the time (Rabot, rabot)!

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Mon Feb 26th, 2007 at 05:56:27 PM EST
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Don't quote me on this, but I think the comic strips were actually originally written in English, for the London Evening News or somesuch.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Mon Feb 26th, 2007 at 05:32:49 PM EST
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It must have been in the" Statesman" of India... Baap Arhee bab ! (loud sigh)

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman
by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Mon Feb 26th, 2007 at 05:34:13 PM EST
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In Finnish-Swedish originally, I think - but like you said, 'don't quote me'

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Feb 26th, 2007 at 05:35:46 PM EST
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