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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia Stats
« on: November 24, 2008, 10:20:02 PM »
I always thought it was funny. They didn't really know how dangerous it was back then, did they? I remember Lanie always saying that they weren't real cigs they were smoking...hmm.

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia's Potty moth
« on: November 24, 2008, 10:16:31 PM »
I don't think them having dirty mouths had anything to do with whether or not they were promiscuous.

I cannot WAIT to see this film! I know it's on youtube with subtitles, so I just have to get around to watching it. I always remembered seeing clips when I was younger and it intrigued me.

Also, what does the title translate to in English?

"I see nothing but good things in his future... Of course, I could be wrong."

Am I the only one who laughed at this?  Not in a "funny-ha-ha" way, but in a "Ouch, that hurt!" way.

Yes, I agree. The jokes are funny, but that one made me sad.

This however:
"I really like Rasputin, 'cause I don't realize. I only like Rasputin, 'cause I am hynotized. Hey!"

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Anastasia's Potty moth
« on: November 23, 2008, 11:38:22 PM »
I haven't had time to read the whole thread so I'm sorry if I'm repeating this, but I also recall a little anecdote of M. Gilliard teaching "Les Miserables" to Olga and he told her to underline whatever words she didn't understand. She underlined "merde!" and instead of asking GIlliard, she asked her father at teatime. Later the oblivious Gilliard went for a walk with the Tsar and he said "You are teaching my daughters a very curious vocabulary". Gilliard was very embarassed, and didn't have a clue what was going on.

I thought that was pretty cute.

Anastasia Nicholaievna / Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« on: November 23, 2008, 11:33:09 PM »
That is weird. I don't like it!! Haha.That reminds me of the Type O Negative cd "Dead Again" with Rasputin on the cover, and a picture of OTMA from 1906 on the back. Hmm.

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured pictures XXVII.
« on: November 23, 2008, 11:19:38 PM »
Which program do you use?

I use Photoshop and I play around with the opacity and different types of fill option for each layer to see which one is the best.  Sometimes I have like 2 or more layers for each part to make the colors stand out more. 

I use Photoshop. I do all those things, but the skin usually looks so blah, or overbearing. Do you use overlay or normal mode when coloring?

I love both of their histories and them. However, i really think Alexandra was more tragic because Marie-Antoinette was much more oblivious about it all.

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured pictures XXVII.
« on: November 23, 2008, 02:08:47 AM »
How do you get the colors to pop out so? I just cant figure it out. =[

French Royals / Re: Mistresses of the French Kings
« on: November 23, 2008, 02:03:14 AM »
Well, many of the characters are different than in reality. But that is true. DuBarry was blonde, very buxom, and almost cherubic. Not exactly Asia Argento, but regardless I enjoyed her portrayal.

Imperial Succession and the Throne / Re: Prince or Grand Duke?
« on: November 22, 2008, 07:17:19 PM »
Wow, thanks everyone. Completely answered my question!

Having Fun! / Re: Do you know anybody that hates the Romanovs
« on: November 20, 2008, 09:35:58 PM »
Oh, for sure. My friend's boyfriend is a history major and he believes they all deserved to die. A friend of mine from Russia also agrees. When I am at work, sometimes I may be reading a Romanov book and occasionally customers will ask what I'm reading and when they listen they tell me how the Romanovs were stupid or Alix was stupid and that they deserved to die. It makes me mad.

This book is a wonderful read. It's my favorite and possibly the most accurate source about the last Romanovs.

I agree completely....this book was total trash!!

I too enjoyed Alexandra, as well as Erickson's other novel about Marie Antoinette. In fact, I thought it was wonderful. I jumped for joy and ordered this book the second I saw it, and I payed a pretty penny too.

I was never one of those people that say a book was so bad that they couldn't even enjoy it. That was until I read this book. It was so riddled with errors. Author's creative license or not, when one is writing a book about such a documented time in history, they simply can't veer off so ridiculously without expecting immense anger and backlash from ardent fans such as ourselves.

The whole sex thing, the treatment of Alix, the ridiculous portrayals of Nicholas as a pushover womanizer, Olga a jerk, Minnie Feodorovna as a wicked grandmother, the lack of sisterly love, and the RIDICULOUS ending and subplot about Tania leaving the palace to live among the ranks as a peasant was simply too too much.


Imperial Succession and the Throne / Prince or Grand Duke?
« on: November 20, 2008, 08:55:13 PM »
I have recently been wondering and am not too sure about this... Why were the children of a grand duke or duchess named prince or princess instead of also being bestowed the title grand duke or duchess? For example, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna's daughter Irina was called a princess. Why is it so?

help me on this one here guys. haha.

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