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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2011, 08:00:08 am »
Don't murder me if I spell it wrong, but Cymru was the root word that caught my attention as well as other gaelic spellings that I am aware of through the little Irish I know. 
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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2011, 08:00:52 am »
Then good day to you, Sir. I suggest we cease these linguistic shennanigans and stick to the Queen's English.

My name is Chrystal and I am a stranger here.
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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2011, 08:03:31 am »
Don't murder me if I spell it wrong, but Cymru was the root word that caught my attention as well as other gaelic spellings that I am aware of through the little Irish I know. 

Your assumption was quite correct - and I rarely kill anyone who's bought me a drink.
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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2011, 08:07:16 am »
Then good day to you, Sir. I suggest we cease these linguistic shennanigans and stick to the Queen's English.

My name is Chrystal and I am a stranger here.

Aye, but the Queen's English absolutely bothers me.  As Michael Collins would say, English was never meant to be spoken this way.  I am a stranger as well.  I simply helped myself to absinthe and made myself at home.  I must say, I wish I had any grasp of gaelic as you do. 

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #54 on: August 07, 2011, 08:21:06 am »
Ah, Welsh is the language of my Fathers. It was suppressed by the English for many years but has been kept alive by a few stalwarts. Thankfully the language is having something of a renaissance in this century. But English is the lingua franca of this world we live in.

So, Stranger, what brings you to the Court of Miracles?

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2011, 08:23:32 am »
Every word except gypsy, which as I am not Romani, I can not proclaim, but I am very much a bohemian.  Why have you entered this most interesting stretch of the forum?

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2011, 08:29:49 am »
     I always wonder why people use the term "Bohemian" to refer to a hipster. The real me has Bohemian heritage on the side of my family that isn't Alsatian German (the other side of my family).
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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #57 on: August 07, 2011, 08:35:52 am »
    I always wonder why people use the term "Bohemian" to refer to a wanderer. The real me has Bohemian heritage on the side of my family that isn't Alsatian German. So I am actually a Bohemian in both senses of the word.

Bohemian refers to the Czechs.  However in the French use of the term which has been carried on throughout the West, it refers to the set of people who include poets, painters, musicians, and dandies who by choice take on a very wandering lifestyle.  (Central/Eastern Europe was considered exotic due to the high population of gypsies.)

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #58 on: August 07, 2011, 08:40:43 am »
Every word except gypsy, which as I am not Romani, I can not proclaim, but I am very much a bohemian.  Why have you entered this most interesting stretch of the forum?

I can only claim title to the word outcast, as I can never belong to polite society again. Circumstances have made a wanderer of me, always moving on, preferably before my curious situation is uncovered.

    I always wonder why people use the term "Bohemian" to refer to a wanderer. The real me has Bohemian heritage on the side of my family that isn't Alsatian German (the other side of my family). So I am actually a Bohemian in both senses of the word.

Greetings to you, good Sir. I have no claim to Bohemian ancestory. I am merely a stranger passing through.

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #59 on: August 07, 2011, 08:44:25 am »
Every word except gypsy, which as I am not Romani, I can not proclaim, but I am very much a bohemian.  Why have you entered this most interesting stretch of the forum?

I can only claim title to the word outcast, as I can never belong to polite society again. Circumstances have made a wanderer of me, always moving on, preferably before my curious situation is uncovered.

    I always wonder why people use the term "Bohemian" to refer to a wanderer. The real me has Bohemian heritage on the side of my family that isn't Alsatian German (the other side of my family). So I am actually a Bohemian in both senses of the word.

Greetings to you, good Sir. I have no claim to Bohemian ancestory. I am merely a stranger passing through.

I can pretend to belong to polite society which has therefore labeled me as a Dandy.  Danny the Dandy, what a great title. 

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2011, 08:58:52 am »
Hmm, personally I suspect most members of "polite society" are only pretending to belong, too.

Indeed, Danny the Dandy does have a certain debonair ring to it.

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2011, 09:04:34 am »
Hmm, personally I suspect most members of "polite society" are only pretending to belong, too.

Indeed, Danny the Dandy does have a certain debonair ring to it.

It is quite similar to looking to the New York Times Men's Fashion addition of a few years ago and going...."wow...plaid suit...$3000, I can get the same thing, with a "better aged" look for $5 at the thrift store."  Yes, I agree, we are all dandies.  And we look a lot better than the supposed upper crust. 

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #62 on: August 07, 2011, 09:09:03 am »
    Now that I look more into the use of the term "Bohemian" in a non-ethnic context I really don't qualify at all. I thought it just meant a wanderer. You're right, D. Oakes.
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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #63 on: August 07, 2011, 09:15:48 am »
    Now that I look more into the use of the term "Bohemian" in a non-ethnic context I really don't qualify. I thought it just meant a wanderer. You're right, D. Oakes.

Now "wanderer" there are Irish, Roma, and Sinti, as well as quite a few others.  As hard a lifestyle as it is, we all should respect it and the art and music is absolutely amazing. 

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« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2011, 09:21:02 am »
     I should have clarified, I meant "wanderer" fecetiously. I have dreams of travelling the world. I also have a tendency to pace. I'm not actually constantly on the move like some people are (Would I have much time to be on this forum if I were?).
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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #65 on: August 07, 2011, 10:28:42 am »
You may. I hope you don't mind me looking. *begins sketching*

are you done yet sir? i am sorry to say that my back is geting sore and i must shift soon

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #66 on: August 10, 2011, 08:48:25 pm »
Ah, begging your pardon, Miss Ella. *closes sketchbook*
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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #67 on: August 22, 2011, 06:48:52 am »
Chrystal slips through the door and heads for the bar, treading carefully to avoid stepping on anybody's foot / hand / tentacle and making as little sound as possible.
"Wow," she breathes. "I missed some party here!"
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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #68 on: August 26, 2011, 04:26:19 am »
Time traveller, just passing through. I recommend the installation of the newly patented Tea, Coffee, Cocoa, and Bovril machine, the 'Terpsichore'.  It has four copper-clad boilers with brass taps and is cleverly piped to warm the sofas and chairs in which Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts may find Refuge, reviving their spirits for the dance.  (Those, of course, who prefer the drinks which 'cheer, but do not intoxicate..' Not that one is averse to a Livener from a hip flask in an emergency. ) Outcasts, in my experience in many realities and timestreams, often suffer from frequent respiratory complaints, and need hot drinks above all, not to mention sympathy.
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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #69 on: August 27, 2011, 07:07:47 am »
Hello Arabella,

good to see someone else awake. Your machine may indeed be a useful addition here. In the meantime, may I offer you a refreshing hot beverage? I'm sure others will be joining us as they wake.

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #70 on: August 27, 2011, 05:48:49 pm »
Dear Lady,

So kind. The Irish coffee, I think.  The underwater city was somewhat chilly.  There seem to be those here who are poised for flight -- rather like myself, who am always popping in here and then to view historical moments or visit the WC -- and who are trying to make themselves invisible, almost as if they were being hunted. . . There is a very filmy small girl.  She might creep into a wing chair over there in the shadows, away from the raffish ones near the barrels (could they be hung over?), with a cup of cocoa, and no-one would notice her.

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #71 on: August 27, 2011, 05:55:56 pm »
Here you are, and welcome. That'll warm the cockles of anyone's heart.

Yes, I fear some of our compatriots are a little worse for wear after the events of last night - which we may get to hear about sometime, if we're lucky.

There are indeed many here who prefer not to be noticed by certain others. But you may rest safe in the knowledge that no legal authorities enter here and we rarely see any form of trouble here.

I think I will have a Klah and settle on this stool for the time being.

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #72 on: August 27, 2011, 06:32:49 pm »
I see a lot of people here mentioned being an outcast even amongst outcasts.. I myself have wondered for a while now: if one is an outcast amongst outcasts, does that make one a more extreme outcast or does it make one normal again?

I have somehow managed to be an outcast in an entire study filled with outcasts, which I why I wondered. Should make me fit in here nicely, one would think  ;)

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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #73 on: August 27, 2011, 06:35:48 pm »
If Lady Chrystal gets yer cockles too warm, for a small fee we can supply you with a bit of ice to rub on them.
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Re: The Court of Miracles: A Refuge for Ragamuffins, Gypsies, and Outcasts
« Reply #74 on: August 27, 2011, 06:39:10 pm »
Interesting image, Sir.

How about an iced tea or coffee?

I think I'm about to fetch a bottle of wine. Grab your glasses, anyone who'd like some.

(BTW - for our American companions, it's evening over here.)