Meelis13 Estonian

24 years old
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from Estonia

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    • Rest in peace

      6 months ago

      Meelis13

      This is not fishing for sympathy, i just have to write this just to manage....

      Today, 30th of march 2017, 9:30 my dear grandmother passed away at age of 83. At time of her death, she had a daughter, 5 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren.

      She was sick for long time but it still hurts like hell. She was also only grandparent that was still alive when i was born- even more, she and i shared a birthday (13th august) with exactly 60 years between..

      She was very kind and caring person..


      Rest in peace, grandmother. I will miss you a lot.

    • Fact of the day (01.03.2017)

      7 months ago

      Meelis13

      I have to admit- this one is directly linked to news that popped up today.


      Operation Albion was biggest and most successful naval landing operation conducted by German navy during WW1. The aim of this operation was to conquer islands of Saaremaa, Hiiumaa & Muhumaa (all located in boundaries of modern Estonia, that at the time belonged to Russian Empire). It lasted about a month in late 1917. 

      Strategically, those islands were considered unimportant until revolutions happened- german high command tought it would outflank russian positions & open door to St. Petersburg to press newly-risen communist leaders to end war. Secondary motive is likely to give german navy something to do after above-water fleet was sitting in harbour for almost 1,5 years after battle of Jutland.

      Operation itself was successful. But it didnt bring consequence german high command was hoping- pushing Russia out of the war completely. That goal was achieved in early 1918 after germans occupied rest of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus & Ukraine, with navy approaching Petersburg.


      Why this fact? Battlefield 1 DLC content was revealed- and russian DLC contains operation Albion. I am incredibly happy over it as it is only the 3rd time AAA game has included Estonia in (excluding games with grand map gameplay, such as Hearts of Iron or Total War). First 2 were Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn (2 missions, GDI campaign openings) and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. I am most happy about this particular entry though as i am complete history geek

    • Featured user (and fact of the day 28.02.2017)

      7 months ago

      Meelis13

      Talk about pleasant suprises to wake up to- apparently i am featured user at moment of writing this journal. 

      Thank you a lot! I seriously dont know what else to say.. Except, hm.. How about a fact? :D


      First full-length narrative feature film (according to UNESCO) is considered to be "The Story of the Kelly Gang"- an 1906 year's silent film from Australia. It followed- as you can imagine by its name- gang of Ned Kelly, famous australian outlaw (irish descent).

      Movie was recieved critically well, it was directed by Charles Tait & filmed near Melbourne. It actually held another record during its release- it was the longest running narrative film yet seen in world, as it lasted over an hour & it had 1200 meters (4000 ft) of reel length. 

      In case you want to compare it to modern movies, its budget was either 400 or 1000 australian pounds (sources differ) and it made 25 000 australian pounds in box office. Adjusted for inflation its either 57,798.76 AUD (australian dollars) or 144,496.89 AUD. Box office made 3,612,422.36 AUD. 

      All in all, compared to modern blockbusters, this doesnt seem like huge ammount of money, but keep in mind back then there wasnt so big network of distribution & advertisment as there is now, so its decent.


      And in case you want to see the movie, im afraid most of the movie has not survived, although historians have managed to save pamphlets that describe how movie went as well as restore 17 minutes worth of footage, including key moment of Ned Kelly's last stand. Restored footage can be seen in movie's wikipedia page

    • Happy new year

      9 months ago

      Meelis13

      Happy new year to everyone in Rooster Teeth & Rooster Teeth community! This community is by far best i've seen

    • Twitter madness

      10 months ago

      Meelis13

      I witnessed very funny thing not too long ago. Well, funny for me. bear with me.

      I use my twitter mainly for throwaway stuff (i.e participating in giveaways, competitions), though lately i do more meaningful tweets (still, im not very tweety person- i only say stuff when i have something to say). During the time i have had twitter, i have 20 followers (hit the mark today (que most unimpressed "wow")), with most being spambots apparently, though one follower is person i know from real life. 

      Now, 20th follower is interesting, because apparently it is real person (posts regularly on his twitter) and he seems to be youtuber with respectable subscriber base (from what i can see, around 8 million- never heard of the guy though). Furthermore, twitter account seems to be legit from sources i can find.

      All seems good, right? i tought so too for splitsecond when i saw his 1 000 000 followers, but then i glanced at "following" number.

      How many people would you manage to follow? 50? 100? 200? Well apparently this guy is using good ol' "i follow you, you follow me" trade, because i saw him following 700 000+ (wont specify exact number- dont really want to rat person out- plus it would be free advertising) people. Seven hundred thousand (and im not making this up). Thats bit more than half the people that live in my country numerically speaking.

      I've heard of people doing so in scales of 2-3000, but this scale? Simply baffling. And whats even more mindblowing for me is that people still fall for this. Just... how? Im laughing so hard but at same time im honestly shocked by that as well. This is just so ridicolous!

    • fact of the day 03.11.2016

      11 months ago

      Meelis13

      Witch's cake sounds more like halloween dessert, but that is one food you never want to touch. See, this particular cake was made out of ashes, rye flour & witchcraft's victims urine. It was used to determine who was responsible for victims condition.


      How it worked was that this cake wasnt (thankfully) fed to human, but to a dog of the family (poor dog). That was supposed to get dog talking to reveal witches name. Why a dog? Dog was believed to be a common familiar associated with devil

      First known case of usage of witch cake was during Salem witch trials (at very start of them i might add).

      I can also say that the time it was used during Salem trials it didnt work, plus church was quick to denounce it, with people connected to making it ended up being on trial themselves (one died in prison, other confessed (which granted her exemption from execution) & later turned into accuser).

    • fact of the day 02.11.2016

      11 months ago

      Meelis13

      The term "dogfight" originates from WW1. While earliest plane vs plane battles happened in 1913 during Mexican revolution, term originates from air battles held over ww1 theatres, when pilots had to turn off the engine so it wouldnt stall on quick turns in air. When pilots restarted the engine in midair, it made sound similar to dog barking, hence the term "dogfight".

    • been busy

      11 months ago

      Meelis13

      last week & 2 have been rather busy for me (hence not posting fact of the days). Been curing my big toe from bone infection, looking for job, getting few game reviews written and i got promotion to news team director in total war fansite (that site is probably the biggest source for total war mods). So needless to say, i've been very busy.

      Still, will resume with fact of the day as soon as possible.

    • gaming toughts

      11 months ago

      Meelis13

      Been playing Mafia 3 a lot last couple of days. That game, as weird as it sounds, considering largely justified critisism, is actually reminding me of few good old games and overall old days of gaming. If you look at mafia 3, it has flaws, repetitive missions & not so smart AI among them. But as weird as it might sound that is actually part im having most fun with, as they spark my creativity.

      I dont even bother trying to describe them, but lets just say leaving explosive suprise is one of most boring things i've done.

      Anyways, mafia 3 aside, its soundtrack reminded me few old games (well, that & upcoming release of Battlefield 1). Specifically Battlefield 1942 & vietnam. I still play BF1942 a lot (granted, modded), but vietnam not so much. Those 2 games are fantastic and its sad to see them not being popular anymore.. time moves on i guess.

      Still, i hope both 1942 & vietnam get remasters (and yes, im aware of BF1943, console-only thingie that only featured pacific maps & didnt include piloting ship option). I mean updated graphics & animations with few minor gameplay changes, with overall gameplay remaining rather similar to original- i miss sneaking into enemy team carrier & highjacking it, driving it off-map (but not destroying it) or using enemy ship against them.

    • fact of the day 18.10.2016

      11 months ago

      Meelis13

      I wouldnt be suprised if you havent heard about tree of the year competition in europe, which is ongoing since 2011. In 2015 tree chosen was very interesting- oak tree that sits right in middle of football (soccer) field in Orissaare stadium (Estonia).

      And this is no small tree, but huge, over 150 years old mighty oak. It grew beside stadium until 1951 when stadium was expanded, but since tractors at the time failed to uproot it it stayed there and has become unique symbol of the area.

      And to top it off, its used rather lot the stadium. True, mainly for school students, as stadium belongs to local school, but its also been used as home stadium for Orissaare team in "Rahvaliiga"- amateur league that is outside of league system in Estonia (meaning everyone can make their own team & go for it) and few similar-scale friendlies as well.

  • Comments (6)

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

      7 months ago

      Was quite surprising to see and Estonian flag on the home page of Rooster Teeth =) Gratz on the feature

      • Meelis13 Estonian

        7 months ago

        Aitäh :D

        Its rare to see fellow estonian here too. And do believe me- it was quite the suprise for me too (but positive one)

    • Kevinet496

      7 months ago

      Congrats on the the feature.  donut

      • Meelis13 Estonian

        7 months ago

        Thank you a lot!

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

      7 months ago

      Congratulations of being Featured User, and hello from Texas!

      • Meelis13 Estonian

        7 months ago

        Thank you a lot! Got to admit- its extremely pleasant suprise to wake up to

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