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Offline Kalafrana

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #420 on: April 30, 2010, 07:29:51 AM »
When you decide to treat yourself to 'Conspirator' (Helen Rappaport's new book about Lenin in exile) and 'The Last Englishman' (a biography of Arthur Ransome, who was a correspondent in Russia during the Revolution and married Trotsky's secretary).

Then you go to the bookshop, and come out with, in addition, a biography of Catherine the Great and a detective yarn set in Moscow in 1876.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #421 on: April 30, 2010, 07:32:15 AM »
Oh yes, Jessamy, that sounds very Romanovish! Poor Nicky! I have a song that I think should have been written about NAOTMAA in 1918 Ekaterinburg, it is (Yes, Leticia! Really!) 'BrokenPromiseLand' by Bon Jovi. The lyrics:
Angels falling from the sky,
Imagine that, imagine that,
Nobody's getting out of here alive,
No turning back, No turning back,

Who's gonna bail out all our shattered dreams?
And scrape some truth off of these city streets?
No time for praying, get up off your knees,

Chorus:
There's hope I know, out on that lonely road,
'Cos home is where you are and where I am,
Breathe in, breathe out, there's only now,
And all I got I'm holding in my hands,
We're breaking out of BrokenPromiseLand.

Let's close our eyes and just disappear,
Slip through the cracks, no looking back,
We'd get a million miles away from here,
And let the past just fade to black,

So what you learn to live with your regrets,
No need to fear what hasn't happened yet,
Well I'll forget you but you can't forget.

Chorus.

So rise my fallen angel,
Come on now, come on now,
Shine, don't let 'em break you,
Come on now, come on now,
Come on now, Come on now,

Come on now, come on now,
Come on now, come on

Chorus.

Breaking out of BrokenPromiseLand,
Breaking out of BrokenPromiseLand.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #422 on: April 30, 2010, 10:08:20 AM »
Bon Jovi ROCKSS!!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #423 on: April 30, 2010, 10:30:51 AM »
And when you are delighted to find that Fyodor Petrovich has appointed you a naval Captain 1st Rank on his Table of Ranks!

Ann

Ann, that was only example. No appointments at all. You can appoint yourself according to number of post with an any rank from Infantry, Cavalry, Naval or what you want.

Btw, Feodor is responsible only for the Civil Ranks, while Lieutenant of the Imperial yacht Standart Nicholay Valerov is responsible for all the military equivalents;).

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #424 on: April 30, 2010, 02:49:59 PM »
There is also a thread for songs about naotmaa somewhere in this forum that has a lot of other possibilities. ;)

Here's one... when you go to see the thesis presentations at your college to get ideas for yours, and all you can think about are possibilities for centering yours on the Romanovs!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #425 on: April 30, 2010, 08:17:44 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;).

I've kind of wondered about this too but of course know next to nothing about it! :D
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #426 on: April 30, 2010, 08:22:47 PM »
YKYBWTHW: Every time you pass a bookstore you go in to see of they have any Romanov related books to expend your collection.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #427 on: May 01, 2010, 08:28:53 AM »
True, Joyan!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #428 on: May 01, 2010, 01:15:56 PM »
Another... when your friend mentions how the tip of her nose sticks up, you go "You have a humble snub!" And then everyone looks at you strangely...

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #429 on: May 01, 2010, 07:03:16 PM »
You wish you could build a time machine so you could go back and warn the Romanov's about their fate, or, get them out yourself.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #430 on: May 01, 2010, 11:09:30 PM »
You wish you could build a time machine so you could go back and warn the Romanov's about their fate, or, get them out yourself.
Indeed Tim.  What you say reminds me of an idea I had in the late 60's when I first read their story. I wished I could bring them to an air conditioned theater to get a break  from the Ipatiev  House oppressive heat!  lol!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #431 on: May 01, 2010, 11:40:07 PM »
YKYOWTRW you start a rant on how unfair their murder was and don't know when to shut up once you get started on the subject! I have a "typist's" cramp right now from ranting and raving about on the AIM (for those who know what AIM is)! I am very "passionate" about unfair things in history and now (this, Jane Grey, uh Salem Witch Trials... don't get me started on the holocaust if not started on this) and about now (Witch persecution, Jewish and other minority persecution, etc) just because u don't understand don't make it evil! OK I'll stop b4 i start here on the board!  :-X
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #432 on: May 02, 2010, 10:05:36 AM »
You wish you could build a time machine so you could go back and warn the Romanov's about their fate, or, get them out yourself.
Indeed Tim.  What you say reminds me of an idea I had in the late 60's when I first read their story. I wished I could bring them to an air conditioned theater to get a break  from the Ipatiev  House oppressive heat!  lol!

Lol!
I always imagine that I'm back on the Romanovs time! But I always think that I'd miss technology! lol

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #433 on: May 02, 2010, 10:22:33 AM »
YKYBWTHW: Every time you pass a bookstore you go in to see of they have any Romanov related books to expend your collection.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #434 on: May 05, 2010, 10:27:55 AM »
When you need a new computer password and instantly think of something from Russian history.


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For the moment I am honoured to be a Captain Fist Rank in the Imperial Navy, but given that I am susceptible to seasickness I may seek a place in the army instead. Now, can I avoid looking foolish on a horse enough to be a Colonel of Hussars, or would I be better in the infantry?

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