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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #405 on: April 22, 2010, 10:09:07 PM »
Oh here's a good one! So my campus has some pretty popular ghost stories about certain buildings, and we had a "ghost tour" tonight, so one guy was setting up this creepy story about some lady who was murdered, and he goes "They whipped her, but they didn't know she was a hemophiliac" and I go "WOMEN CAN'T HAVE HEMOPHILIA!" and ruin the whole thing. lol.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #406 on: April 22, 2010, 10:40:08 PM »
ok being a ghost "believer" do you remember the place behind the story? like where was the woman "haunting"? I'm really curious now... what can i say.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #407 on: April 22, 2010, 10:57:16 PM »
It's the castle here on my university campus. It used to belong to a really rich entrepreneur who built it to show off. Him and his wife didn't get along and supposedly his wife found one of his mistresses and whipped her as a punishment, but she ended up bleeding to death, and supposedly every time they tried to paint over the walls in the room the blood would seep through, so they eventually just painted the room red. I dunno, seems kind of like a fishy story to me.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #408 on: April 23, 2010, 06:21:01 AM »
Actually, in my sister's biology class a girl said she had haemophilia when she was a baby. They corrected it soon after. Apparently it's like a million to one chance or something. But idk.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #409 on: April 24, 2010, 07:34:12 AM »
How interesting!!

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« Reply #410 on: April 24, 2010, 02:14:58 PM »
Another... I'm sure I'm not the only one here who uses Alexandra's "Becker" phrase casually to refer to the very same thing...

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« Reply #411 on: April 24, 2010, 02:42:57 PM »
Another... I'm sure I'm not the only one here who uses Alexandra's "Becker" phrase casually to refer to the very same thing...

oh dear i do when it comes I'm like "oh man not Madame Becker come on!" so oh yeah i always use the phrase ha i never thought about that one nice one nice one! I remember the first time i used it and i warned my grandmother i had "Madame Becker" and she like what the heck are you talking about which then changed after she knew what i meant to where the heck did you get that from? I'm quite amused by her confusion even after i told her where it was from she just finds it funny that i call it that now and sometimes goes why can't you just call it what it is (you know: "the time of the month", etc) and all i can think of is that it's a better "cleaner" way of actually mentioning it besides just saying "have 'you know what'" and nod your head or something like that!  :D  ;D
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #412 on: April 24, 2010, 11:00:16 PM »
Romanov History Buff, that hilarious...and I'd love to know WHO Madame Becker was...someone the  Hess girls didn't like I'm thinking!!lol!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #413 on: April 24, 2010, 11:37:05 PM »
If it wasn't for the fact that Alexandra referred to Becker as a separate entity, I would almost say it was a name for a different "mood" of hers brought on by that time... Like, if she's feeling cranky she ceases to be Alix and instead becomes Madame Becker... but it's just a silly theory of mine.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #414 on: April 25, 2010, 11:08:01 AM »
Cool, botma!!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #415 on: April 29, 2010, 03:02:13 PM »
You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... you hear Coldplay's Viva La Vida and all you can think about is poor Nicky.  Here are the lyrics:

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Nor in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own.

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing,
"Now the old king is dead, long live the King!"

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand.

Chorus:
I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Calvalry choirs are singing.
Be my mirror, my sword, my shield,
my missionaries in a foreign field.
For some reason I can't explain,
I know St. Peter won't call my name.
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world.

It was the wicked and wild wind,
blew down the doors to let me in.
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become.

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be King?

Chorus.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #416 on: April 29, 2010, 04:23:56 PM »
I know!! That's the first thing I thought when I heard that song! My sister reccomended ot to me becuase it sounded "very Romanov-ish".

YKYOW You smile every time you flip past the pages in your history book with photos of the IF included
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #417 on: April 29, 2010, 04:49:03 PM »
That's true, Jess and Abby!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #418 on: April 29, 2010, 05:26:50 PM »
Maybe not exactly about Romanovs, but anyway:

You know you are obsessed with the Imperial Russian military and the Table of Ranks, when you start imagine what rank would probably have in the Imperial Russian table of Ranks your uncle, Captain of the Russian Police and younger brother, Lieutenant of the jurisprudence service. All in all they would be in the 8th and 10th ranks in the Table of Ranks respectively;).
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #419 on: April 30, 2010, 03:22:34 AM »
And when you are delighted to find that Fyodor Petrovich has appointed you a naval Captain 1st Rank on his Table of Ranks!

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