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Exactly!! <i>The Lost Crown</i> makes OTMA seem less like centuries-old people stuck on photographs and more like the sufferers and martyrs that they really were. Vulnerable, scared of what's to come, yet graced with a supreme hope that everything will be all right. You did a great job with that, Sarushka. :-D

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Upcoming Books in 2012
« on: February 23, 2012, 07:48:53 PM »
I agree, Isabelle! I think it is going to be great . . . I'm so excited!!  :)

Having Fun! / Re: Rare Pictures XI
« on: February 20, 2012, 06:01:53 PM »
Aww! She was such a cute baby . . . and what a wonderful picture! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Agreed with everybody . . .

Sunny, I love your new banner!!!!!!! It's beautiful!!  ;) :D ;D

I'm sorry for my lack of information (I don't think I am one of the offenders, but it never hurts to be sure) but what is Wartski, exactly? It sounds like a museum, but I might (and probably am) wrong.

I am pretty sure that I haven't posted anything (picture-wise, anyway) on tiaras, but I am asking so that I will know when I am involved in these discussions in the future.

Thank you,
Olga Bernice

Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: Colors Of The Rose
« on: November 28, 2011, 04:16:00 PM »
Oh, yes, the chapter was lovely! It made me cry   :(

Hmm, I'll do that. Thanks, Andrea!!

Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: Colors Of The Rose
« on: November 28, 2011, 04:07:32 PM »
No problem, Sunny! Thanks for your answers!!

Seriously, though, if anybody has any advice on the Google Search thing, I'd like to kmow . . .

Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Cut Off OR Pinned Up?
« on: November 28, 2011, 03:48:33 PM »
Thanks! I suppose what the website meant was that they wre free to cut off their hair in any style they wanted and were not forced to wear it long, but they still pinned it up. Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: Colors Of The Rose
« on: November 28, 2011, 03:45:53 PM »
Thank you so much, Sunny! If you go to my website and look under the 'news' section, you will see a delightful interview with Sunny. Thank you so very much!! (Andrea, you are next, I just want to get some updates for my site before I do anything else . . . sorry! . . . )

I just have one quick question - does anybody know what setting it has to be on to be visible on a Google Search? I've looked up Romanov Sisters, OTMA Romanov . . . anybody know? Call it vain if you'd like, but if I work on this website, I want people to see it!!  >:( ;)

Olga Nicholaievna / Cut Off OR Pinned Up?
« on: November 27, 2011, 08:20:32 PM »
I know that when a girl got over 16 all their hair vanished - as in, they wore it up or cut it off. Which one did they do - cut it off of pin it up. I had always thought it was pinned up, but I was reading yesterday and the website said that when they got 16 they could cut their hair. Does that mean cut it all off? or did it just mean that they could style it but still pin it up?

(Sorry if this has already been answered. Feel free to merge the threads if need be.)

Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: Colors Of The Rose
« on: November 27, 2011, 03:51:32 PM »
I updated some and changed the link: Please visit! Some of the pages are in a different order, and I added an About Me page. Thanks!

Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Re: Colors Of The Rose
« on: November 26, 2011, 11:20:49 AM »
Thanks! Maybe I could interview you both . . .

I'm not sure why I chose those colors. I guess I'll go with this:
Blue: It tends to be a color of mystery (in my defense, before I looked it up, I had thought roses had really grown blue. Silly me)
Red: When I think of red, I think of lipstick and beauty. So that was Tatiana, to me, indefinitely.
White: Pure. Maria seemed to be the purest of the four.
Pink: Bright, cheery, vivacious. That seemed to be Anastasia - even if she was sort of a 'tomboy'.

Well, that's my reasoning. I should be updating sometime soon. Thanks again for your positive reinforcement!

Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Colors Of The Rose
« on: November 25, 2011, 08:49:52 PM »
This is my new Romanov website: It is still very much in progress, but I'm working on it. Please tell me what you think, and please, please, please visit it!

I'd love to know what you would like to have in it (pictures are coming later, so besides the background ones I'm still working on it) but anyway . . .

By the way, does anybody want to have an interview with me for the news section . . . if you are a  member here, chances are you know enough about the Romanovs to be included. Don't worry, we'll do the questions and everything over PMs, so don't let communication be a factor . . .

I'm not sure if this counts but Ra Ra Rasputin is on Just Dance 2 for the Wii.  :)

Tatiana Nicholaievna / Re: Seen as unlovable?
« on: November 22, 2011, 10:04:35 AM »
In my opinion, it is all right to say, "I like Olga because she was dreamy" or "I like Maria because she was kind" as long as we understand that there was more to them than just the dreaminess or the kindness. Olga's being dreamy or Maria's being kind was just one part of who they really were. But I think Olga really was dreamy, but she wasn't dreamy around everybody. I think Maria really was kind, but she wasn't necessarily kind to everyone. Who says Maria couldn't have pulled a prank or two? The only thing I think is really wrong with those assumptions is the fact that sometimes, people read them and think that that was *all* they were. Oh, the dreamy one. Oh, the kind one. Oh, the trickster. There was so much more to them than that, and some sides of their personality might never be discovered, or have yet to be. But, like Rachel said, they probably did act differently around different people. Around my family and my cousins, I'm the, well, *not* the quiet one, I tease people and joke around and everything. But around strangers, I'm totally shy. I say absolutely nothing. So a part of me is, indeed, shy, and a part of me is the jokester. I'm both, and not wholly either one. That was probably how it was with OTMA, it's just the documentaries and biographies describe them one way, and they pprobably were that and many other things. I guess what I'm trying to say here is in my opinion, it's fine to say 'Olga is the dreamy one' or 'Ananstasia is the prankster' as long as you realize that, like every other human, they are not just that. They are more.

Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia are, sadly, just long dead girls in sepia photographs...
Certainly they are that of course...but if that was all, we would not be here daily discussing them.  =)

I love that, bless OTMA!! Even though they are dead, they lived at one time and they made an impact on this world just by suffering so much and being in the spotlight. Yes, they are dead, but they deserved to be studied and honored because they lived.

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