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Call from Mother

Call from Mother


It’s a surprisingly common misconception that everyday Danes doesn’t understand English.

Anyway, I often forget that Niels is a native Dane who is in fact an “illegal alien” in USA. It was rather interesting to make him speak Danish while sitting between Natalie and Duncan, because it’s a weird collision between his past in Denmark as the doctor’s son, and his new life in America as crime lord and killer.

I originally planned for him to talk with his mother for a lot longer, but it wouldn’t have been interesting for anybody. Boring for people who doesn’t understand Danish for obvious reasons, and boring for those who understand Danish because he isn’t saying anything of interest to anybody.

A translation of what Niels says to his mother:
Hi mom. How are you? Yes I’m sorry I didn’t call you yesterday, but I was busy. How’s dad? That’s nice. It’ll probably do him good to get out more. One would think he knew better. He is after all a doctor himself.
Listen mom, I’m talking with some friends right now, so how about I call you back later? Yes, it’s Duncan and Natalie.

I’ll talk to you later mom. Yes, I’ll ask her.


27th November 2009

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2 years ago #9430283          

Poor Niels' mother... I just started reading this today and I must say that I absolutely adore it!! They are all so adorable in their messed up ways <3



3 years ago #9179444          

I think this one is one of my favorites!



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4 years ago #8971814          

Haha :D
Well, I don't speak Danish, but I'm Norwegian, so Danish is cool :D



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4 years ago #8794815          

I started to translate it, then realized it was in the description. Oh well, nice to know some of the Swedish lessons stuck. (yes i understand they are not the same, but i can understand a good bit because of them.


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5 years ago #8748290          

Nope, UKE: Unidentified Killing Entity.



5 years ago #8622127          

I only just started reading Niels. I thought he didn't get along with his parents?



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5 years ago #8620275          

Pffft! That's a heck of a mistake, Duncan. xD





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5 years ago #8456206          

Mom's you've always gotta becareful what you say, and what they hear. Otherwise you become very hated very quickly.





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5 years ago #8384344          

I'm sitting in class, reading this. (DOn't worry, I'm done, so its okay ;D) But I can't really laugh and... OMYGOSH I'M DYING!



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5 years ago #8326512          

Niels is a UKO : Unidentified Killing Object



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