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St Georges Day again? How many is that since I started on Torn?
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Hengist
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Apr 23 2013, 2:23pm

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St Georges Day again? How many is that since I started on Torn? Can't Post

 I'm not sure exactly what date I first started here on Torn, but I think it was in April -- 13 years ago! Smile .If someone had told me then that I'd still be posting here now or how much I have gained from being here I would never have believed them.

I still remember one thread on this day on the old boards that had myself posting as St George (before we banned alternate names Blush) battling Smaug (can't remember who was posting as the dragon). It's a shame that thread was lost to the dark places of the old boards Frown Any one else remember it?

Anyway Happy St Georges Day everyone and may you have success at slaying your own particular dragons this year.


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entmaiden
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Apr 23 2013, 3:25pm

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Happy TORNiversary! [In reply to] Can't Post

I wonder how many message boards have so many members who have been around 10+ years. I know there are a lot of us. Here's to many more!


DanielLB
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Apr 23 2013, 3:43pm

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Happy joint TORniversary and St George's Day! [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's to many more years of happy posting. Smile I hope I'm still here in 10 years time. We might be discussing The Children of Hurin TV programme by then!


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greendragon
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Apr 23 2013, 4:11pm

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No dragon slaying, if you please! [In reply to] Can't Post

Happy TORniversary, Hengist! Time flies when we're having fun! And Happy St George's - and Shakespeare's birthday! A proud day to be a Brit - cheers! Smile

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imin
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Apr 23 2013, 4:19pm

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You mean English Greendragon? And Happy Torniversary Hengist! [In reply to] Can't Post

St. George is patron saint of England and Shakespeare was English as far as we know. Minor thing really. Another note I always think its a little odd we have St. George as the English Saint anyway, lol.

But yes Happy St. George's Day to my fellow Englishmen and women (though of course anyone can celebrate it and all things English and Happy TORniversary Hengist. Smile

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Apr 23 2013, 7:12pm

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A very lucky 13 years! [In reply to] Can't Post

Happy TORNiversary Hengist.

So, is St George's Day marked at all in the UK? St Patrick's Day has green beer and bread - so for St George's you ... do what?

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imin
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Apr 23 2013, 8:05pm

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Nothing happens anywhere pretty much [In reply to] Can't Post

It is not a national holiday for England and i have seen no flags or parties for this day anywhere i have lived or been on this day in the past.

I think it is down to perhaps less importance placed on English culture compared to what the Scots, Welsh or Irish place on theirs and in England it is almost seen as a bad thing to be proud of your country or to celebrate English culture.

England is becoming increasingly multicultural though which could be causing a dilution of what is classed as English culture and so people just don't care? I have no idea why it isn't - just not a very patriotic lot and i don't see anything too wrong with that, lol.

I think it would be nice to have a day to celebrate all that is English though and have a day off for it, would be fun.

And Iluvatar spoke to Ulmo, and said: 'Seest thou not how here in this little realm in the Deeps of Time Melkor hath made war upon thy province? He hath bethought him of bitter cold immoderate, and yet hath not destroyed the beauty of thy fountains, nor of my clear pools. Behold the snow, and the cunning work of frost! Melkor hath devised heats and fire without restraint, and hath not dried up thy desire nor utterly quelled the music of the sea. Behold rather the height and glory of the clouds, and the everchanging mists; and listen to the fall of rain upon the Earth! And in these clouds thou art drawn nearer to Manwe, thy friend, whom thou lovest.


Roheryn
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Apr 23 2013, 10:58pm

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I remember [In reply to] Can't Post

at least one thread of silly dragon-battling fun on a St George's Day. I suppose I could be remembering what you're remembering! And it *was* fun dressing up with our alternate nicks on special days!

Happy St George's Day, and more importantly, happy TORniversary to you, Hengist. :-) Glad you're still here after 13 years. I do wonder if other message boards have this same level of longevity!


SirDennisC
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Apr 24 2013, 2:04am

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A long standing tradition it's become [In reply to] Can't Post

and marking St. George's Day too.Wink

Thank you for your many years of service to our community. Llongyfarchiadau.


dernwyn
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Apr 24 2013, 2:16am

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And many happy returns of your TORniversary! [In reply to] Can't Post

St. George and Smaug? Unless he's got an ancient Black Arrow, he might not stand a chance! Laugh

My eldest once drew a picture of St. George battling the Dragon - in a game of chess.

Thirteen years? That's a lucky number! Smile


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Kelvarhin
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Apr 24 2013, 2:22am

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Happy TORniversary Hengist :) [In reply to] Can't Post

and a Happy St Georges Day to you too :D



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Apr 24 2013, 3:17am

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Happy TORniversary, Hengist! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wowie, 13 whole years! It *is* amazing, isn't it, to think back to your 13 and 1/2 years ago self and imagine being part of a web-based community for so long? I must say It's been an honor and a pleasure knowing you, joking around (not that we *ever* do that around here Laugh) and 'working' with you for the past decade+. Here's to another, and another!


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Apr 24 2013, 3:24am

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Happy TORniversary! [In reply to] Can't Post

And happy St George's Day - a most auspicious date to celebrate your anniversary!


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Apr 24 2013, 3:40am

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I do believe [In reply to] Can't Post

there was a Glaurung the Magnificent at one point.Wink


DanielLB
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Apr 24 2013, 8:36am

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I think this is it ... [In reply to] Can't Post


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England is becoming increasingly multicultural though which could be causing a dilution of what is classed as English culture and so people just don't care? I have no idea why it isn't - just not a very patriotic lot and i don't see anything too wrong with that, lol.


I only knew it was St George's Day when logging on to here. Do I care? A bit, but I don't see why we should make a big fuss out of it, like St Patrick's Day (which really only promotes excessive drinking). I think it's definitely a case of people not caring, for a variety of reasons (people not knowing the actual data, people not caring, a growing non-religious community in England, lack of knowledge from younger generations, growing ethnic community in the UK and so on). I find the concept of having a patron saint a little baffling. But then again, I am not religious, especially as the story also has nothing to do with England.

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Apr 24 2013, 9:25am

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Happy TORniversary! Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post


I went looking for that thread... be alas... WHAT FUN!

Thirteen years look good on you :D And here's to 13 + 13 + 13, etc.

Cheers, Hengist!


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Apr 24 2013, 1:35pm

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Words for St. Georges to live by. Literally.

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greendragon
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Apr 24 2013, 3:33pm

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No, I chose my words carefully... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm British; and on St George's day, I celebrate the English part of that, just as I celebrate the other parts on the other saints' days! So yes, St George is patron saint of England and Shakespeare was English; and that makes me proud. But I'm a Brit. Smile

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imin
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Apr 24 2013, 3:55pm

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Ah ok [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't see myself as British in a way - i know it's what my passport says etc but i am English not British.

Thinking about it now i think you are the first person i know who thinks of themselves more as British than English, Scottish, Welsh - i am sure there are loads of people like you but i had not met any until now.

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And Iluvatar spoke to Ulmo, and said: 'Seest thou not how here in this little realm in the Deeps of Time Melkor hath made war upon thy province? He hath bethought him of bitter cold immoderate, and yet hath not destroyed the beauty of thy fountains, nor of my clear pools. Behold the snow, and the cunning work of frost! Melkor hath devised heats and fire without restraint, and hath not dried up thy desire nor utterly quelled the music of the sea. Behold rather the height and glory of the clouds, and the everchanging mists; and listen to the fall of rain upon the Earth! And in these clouds thou art drawn nearer to Manwe, thy friend, whom thou lovest.


Eledhwen
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Apr 24 2013, 5:48pm

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Happy Torniversary! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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dormouse
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Apr 24 2013, 6:07pm

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There was a St George's Day parade in Brighton this year.... [In reply to] Can't Post

... at least I think it was Brighton - on our local news, anyway. Loads of cute kids in pillow cases with red crosses painted on, wearing cardboard knight's helmets and waving flags - and some dressed as dragons too - to celebrate multiculturalism, according to the news report. I've never known that happen before, but it seemed like a fun idea. Lots of talk of St George's Day on Twitter too - perhaps it's making a comeback.

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Hengist
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Apr 24 2013, 6:19pm

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Not green ones obviously! [In reply to] Can't Post

And actually better not talk about slaying red ones round here either!


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Hengist
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Apr 24 2013, 6:23pm

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Its had a bit of a resurgence [In reply to] Can't Post

possibly because of Welsh/N.Irish/Scottish devolution. Ive heard of more events about it


" So let me get this straight. You want to fly on a magic carpet to see the King of the Potato People and plead with him for your freedom, and you're telling me you're completely sane? "


Hengist
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Apr 24 2013, 6:28pm

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I know a few [In reply to] Can't Post

but then I'm English and have lived in Scotland and am now living in Wales


" So let me get this straight. You want to fly on a magic carpet to see the King of the Potato People and plead with him for your freedom, and you're telling me you're completely sane? "


Hengist
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Apr 24 2013, 6:30pm

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Thanks all [In reply to] Can't Post

Torn is such a nice place to hang around


" So let me get this straight. You want to fly on a magic carpet to see the King of the Potato People and plead with him for your freedom, and you're telling me you're completely sane? "

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