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Forum Announcements / Profile Help
« on: March 25, 2006, 10:41:08 AM »
Sorry to bother everyone, but I'm having problems accessing my profile on this new forum.
I am trying to modify my profile, but when I click on 'Profile', it says that there is an error, that the profile does not exist.
I also tried viewing my profile (which is done by clicking on my username) and it wont let me, same problem, that the profile never existed.  :-?
Im wondering if it is because I changed my username once, about 3 months ago?
How can I modify my profile if I cant access it? How can I acces it?
Thanks for any help.

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Having Fun! / Roleplaying!
« on: February 10, 2006, 12:06:31 PM »
Hey....has anyone ever roleplayed as the Romanovs on this forum?? !  ;D
If not, oh please do let's!  :D
Ok, first of all, you have to provide a profile of the person that you would like to roleplay as. Here is an example of a profile. (yes that is from a Chronicles of Narnia Roleplaying forum which I am a member of  ;))
If you would like to be, lets say, Maria Romanova, then you create a profile for her and post it here, but it has to be approved by me. Once we have a tleast one GD and Aleksei or at least N and A, we can start Roleplaying! :D
How's that sound?

Sofia

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Forum Announcements / What's Up With That?
« on: February 07, 2006, 03:41:24 PM »
Ok, I started a topic on Rasputin in his corresponding section, and while I was reading over my post, I saw that when I had written the word d-a-m-n, It showed up as d**m on the post....why is this?
I was using it to describe what Rasputin believed about pictures damning the soul......i wasnt using the word for any other vulgar purposes.
Is this a new profanity rule??
I have not been frequenting this forum as much as before, but did I miss this news??

~Sofia

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Rasputin / Was Rasputin Sane?
« on: December 31, 2005, 09:47:11 PM »
Hello, it took me sometime to get my bearings in order to start a new topic, but here it goes...
I was reading an earlier topic in this thread, and found myself wondering, "Has it ever been found or investigated if Rasputin had a mental disease or illness?"
Note that I am in no way suggesting that he was an insane person, or anything to that extent, but I would like to know your thoughts on this and if it has already been discussed or, at least speculated.
I believe that the reasons why I should suspect that Rasputin might have been the victim to some kind of mental illness are obvious.
I would also like to add, that what made me think of mental illnesses and Rasputin was that not such a long time ago (perhaps a week or two), a man in Miami's International Airport was shot and killed by the policemen because he was screaming madly that "He had a gun" and it was suspected that he was a threat to the plane he was on and its passengers.
The plane had not yet left the airport, so the workers and/or passengers were able to call the police and I already wrote what happened then.
As it turns out, the man had a mental illness, and that was what caused his threatening outburst.
I am terribly, terribly sorry, but my usual forgetful mind has forgotten the name of this mental illness that he had.
I will search for his name and the name of his illness just now, when I have the time. Anyway, the story is what is most important, I think.
Well, for some reasons, this man reminded me of Rasputin, and that was one part in what made me start thinking of starting this thread.
I am looking forward to any replies, they would be very much appreciated.

Sofia

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Forum Announcements / HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MEMBERS!!
« on: November 24, 2005, 08:57:03 AM »
I just wanred to be the first to say,
[glb]HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!!!! HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS FORUM[/glb]

sofi :)

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Romanov and Imperial Russia Links / Nikolai's Roof Restaurant
« on: November 22, 2005, 12:57:00 PM »
I posted about this restaurant on the Having Fun section of this forum. You can find my description there.
All I have to say is: It brings back the Romanovs!!!

Here are the links:

http://www.nikolaisroof.com/

and

http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/dining.jhtml?ctyhocn=ATLAHHH

Enjoy!!

Sofi :D

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Having Fun! / N & A restaurant in Atlanta!!
« on: November 13, 2005, 10:01:40 PM »
Yep, the restaurant is called "Nicholas and Alexandra"!!
My grandmother went there. The reservations are at least 6 months long, so you can imagine how much it would cost, too!
Russian waiters, Romanov family pictures, caviar, pirozhkis(sp?), and sooo many courses are what awaits you. Its at the top floor of a hotel in Atlanta. Ill post back with the name.
Between each course you cleanse your pallet with strawberries dipped in chocolate!! YUM

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;) ;) ;) ;) :-* :-* ::) ::) ::) :D :D :) :)

Sofi

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Research Russian Roots / ROMANOV MARRIED WITH SPANIARD??
« on: November 13, 2005, 05:08:58 PM »
 I was wondering if any Romanov royal ever married a Spanish royal. I am distantly related to King Fernandino of Spain and would like to know.
You see, my family members say that one of our distant cousins, who belonged to the Spanish royal family, married a Romanov.
I would be delighted to know the truth!!
(you know how people claim one thing that is fictionallly made up in their minds)

Sofi  :)

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 :-/ Overall this book had an interesting plot, pictures, and a glossary of Russian words, but the pictures were distorted and badly printed, it was a short story, and there were many mistakes in spelling, dates and names. In other words, i was left wanting more.
This book was more like for someone to start learning about alexei rather than learn MORE.
It was historic fiction.
Please post if youve read it. and if there are anymore Alexei-based historcial fiction books out there.


 Hugs,
  Sofi ;)

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I am mostly interested in photographs of the Romanovs-espexially Aleksey ;)-I have read a great deal about the dynasty, but every book that I get my hands on is pure literature and only a couple of formal portraits compiled here and there which I have seen wayyyyyy tooooooo many of . The Romanov Family Album sounds like the perfect book for me, but I cant seem to find it anywhere!!HELP SOS (ASAP)
thanks,

  sofia


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Imperial Claimants Post Here / PAST LIFE? OR COINCIDENCE?
« on: October 17, 2005, 10:00:00 PM »
I first grew interested with the Romanovs as a 7 year old, when my grandmother, who owned an antique shop, gave me a Russian Easter Egg from Peter Faberge's collection, a priceless piece, of course.
Prior to this, I had no knowledge whatsoever to the Romanov dynasty, Russia, or any bloody massacres. I do remember that before and after that gift, I had always had dreams of playing with this family in scenic lakes:
a little flash of a sailor suit-it sounds fake, but is not-a
boy with pink cheeks and blonde hair, always merry, his parents, who were always discussing something imporant, and lots of pets. Mostly, I dreamed with the boy, but sometimes I would find a group of girls giggling together along the shores.  
THe faberge egg my grandmother had given me played an old Russian folksong when you opened it, no one quite adored it as I did. As I grew up, my grand mother parted with her Russian antiques or books and handed them down for me to cherish and keep.
I got my first book when I was merely 10 years old, by then reading tremendous amounts and playing the piano at top speed for my age. Every person I met claimed that I was an 'old soul', too wise and grief-stricken for my age. I had a look in my blue eyes which were as if I had lived  and knew about a great many things. I ignored it and called these casual ramblings off.
Meanwhile, I took to copying down the Russian alphabets from my grandmothers books. I compared how many symbols there were in a Russian word to an English word and deciphering these clues, storing each fragment by memory. Soon, I coul write the Russian alhpabet down, very quickly, for I was gifted at school, and using the Russian alphabet in secret notes to my friends during classes. They struggled with this foreign tongue while I merely scribbled things down out of memory,  and correctly.
One day, as I was surfing through the channels on my television, I came across a movie called Nicholas and Alexandra. Hence, my obsession dawned. Of course, with my atrocious luck, I only catched the later half of the movie, but was not lost, anyway, in some abnormal way. Every day, after I saw that movie, I was haunted by sudden shedding too many tears to count, for no possible reason. I was diagnosed with depression, and I knew why.
I went to Barnes and Nobles and looked through historical Romanov books. There, I found a picture of the real royal family. They were so beautiful. I brought it and showed it to my grandmother first. She exclaimed, I looked like them she said.
I was puzzled, for how could I? Alright, well my family does have distant royal bloodlines from Alfonso the King of Spain, but that surely wasn't enough for me to resemble OTMA.
I took the book to my school one day, asking for my friends to be honest, who did I look like out of OTMA?! Mostly everyone says I look most like Marie, having her eyes, along with Aleksey's eyes, the color of blue, and the sisters' hair. I have Marie's mouth and chin, her eyebrows, and Olga's high cheekbones. My nose is that of Marie's also. I have a passion for classical music and history, whereas no one from my generation cares. Teachers claim that I am of 'higher class' than their other students, not by social status, but how I carry myself.
My last inquiry is that of my cursive. Almost all the students at school dont have the shadow of a doubt that I write cursive the most exquisiteley. I do not practice tremendously, maybe a few curly cues here and there, but not often. Y
et, I believe in reencarnation and if that is the case, then ...I consider myself a Romanov.

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