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Their World and Culture / Russian Language Course on Duolingo
« on: December 20, 2015, 02:34:26 PM »
 Hey, I didn't know exactly where to post this, but I thought it would be a great share for the AP community.

 The language learning website and app, Duolingo, has recently released their Russian course in Beta mode. I believe you can apply as a course contributor for those that already know the language.

Forum Announcements / Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« on: December 15, 2015, 12:57:14 PM »
Welcome back. And I wouldn't be so hard on yourself. Though I wasn't around six years ago to judge like a number of other members on this forum the simple fact that you even found and joined a serious history site such as this at the tender age of 12 speaks volumes in and unto itself!


It seems to ebb and flow with most people. A burst of interest for a few months and then Romanovphilia recedes below the surface again. Funny thing is that I had a similar experience around the same age. When I was an adolescent in the early-90s, shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union, I remember having a burst of interest in this subject, mostly past down from my mother who had recently read Nicholas & Alexandra. It lasted for maybe a year. But I was young - only 11 or 12 - and history subjects weren't of immediate interest or concern. Then a few years later when the Jewels Tour made it's way to the U.S. I got interested again for a few months...would have been 17 or 18 at this time. But once again it vanished and I moved onto to other subjects of historical interest; American Civil War, Vietnam-era, WW2, etc. Finally the bug bit me again in 2011, almost out of nowhere, and while the last year and half or so has been a busier (hectic!) time in my life it's never really left me...

My Romanov interest hasn't really been revived, but I decided to look back at this forum for nostalgia's sake. Speaking of Robert K. Massie, I read his Catherine the Great biography when it was released, and loved it just as much as I did Nicholas and Alexandra.

I think you and I would definitely have gotten along then :-)

Aww, thanks! I remember getting along with people and they seemed to like me okay, but reading those old posts are quite cringeworthy. I know I was 12 and unsophisticated, but still.

As in "Miss Misery" Elliot Smith? That was at least a couple of years before you joined the AP I believe.

Yes, you're correct. He died in 2003, but we were talking about it years after the fact, around 2012 if I remember correctly.

What's interesting is some of the things I had forgotten about, such as my Romanov dreams and how I found the forum in the first place. I had completely forgotten all of that!

Forum Announcements / Re: Forum Members Not Heard From in a Long While
« on: December 13, 2015, 05:59:53 PM »
I decided to come back on here after a six-year hiatus. I'm surprised I remembered my login information! It's so weird coming back on here after all this time. It's like digging up a time capsule to my 12-14 year old self. I'm 20 now, and reading those older posts, it's a wonder anyone could stand me. I come off as so obnoxious, and my grammar is just hideous.

I can't really remember why I left. I used to have a DeviantART page under the name LadyLolitaLennon909 (and also used the name AnneFrank284 around this time), but I've since deleted that page. I guess the main reason why I left was because I lost interest in royalty and the Romanovs, and I was in middle school around this time and life got in the way. I remember being really depressed around the time I left AP and deleted my DA page. I don't really regret quitting my DA page, because I've been able to preserve a lot of the work I did around this time, even if I don't think most of it is all that great. I can do a lot better now. But, *sigh*, it's a reminder of how far I've come in my artistic abilities.

The only member on here that I remember talking to frequently was Hattie James. I remember she had a thing with Keegan, though I don't know what has happened since then. We had a lot of interests in common outside of the Romanovs, including The Beatles. I remember talking to her once since I left AP and it was about Elliott Smith's death. That was awhile ago too, and I don't know what she's been up to.

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: December 12, 2015, 10:52:25 PM »
Hello everyone!

I'm back...after several years. I feel like I'm revisiting my Internet roots or something. This is so surreal!

Anyway, I've done quite a few colorizations since then, and here they are:

Rosalind Russell in "His Girl Friday"

Karen Carpenter

Carole Lombard

C-3PO Conducting an Orchestra

Grace Kelly

Yvette Mimieux

Anna May Wong

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: June 24, 2009, 12:33:31 PM »
John Lennon

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXI
« on: June 23, 2009, 10:56:20 AM »
Alexandra Romanov

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: June 23, 2009, 10:16:18 AM »
Betty Grable

The Beatles

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: June 21, 2009, 08:43:40 PM »
^^Would say the new one.Color is more lively.

Sid and Nancy

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: June 20, 2009, 07:06:43 PM »
Bettie Page

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: June 19, 2009, 08:00:05 AM »
Brigitte Bardot

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: June 15, 2009, 03:39:52 PM »
Alessandra Ambrosio

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: June 15, 2009, 10:03:16 AM »
Redo Of Anne Frank(Before on top,after on bottom)

Brigitte Bardot

Bettie Page

Alessandra Ambrosio

Clara Bow

Peter Sellers as President Muffley in Dr.Strangelove

Alice White

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: June 09, 2009, 12:04:03 PM »
Bettie Page

Andy Warhol

John Pemberton,inventor of my favorite soda Coca Cola

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: June 04, 2009, 09:16:06 AM »
Bettie Page

Having Fun! / Re: Non royalty colored pictures!
« on: June 04, 2009, 08:53:25 AM »
Brigitte Bardot

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