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One for YT!
Board: Yakking It Up
Nov 1, 2006 12:18am
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I love the new theme... AQ, truly an International Letterboxing Site!
-wassamatta_u
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Reply to: #47043 by wassamatta u
Nov 1, 2006 12:19am
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I'm still seeing the halloween theme.

Shiloh
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Reply to: #47045 by shiloh
Nov 1, 2006 12:21am
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never mind....I figured it out

*slinking back into my hole*

Shiloh
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Reply to: #47046 by shiloh
Nov 1, 2006 12:49am
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I'm a bit late getting up this morning of all mornings. Wow - fireworks. Ryan you are brilliant (how many times can we say that)?

I love it, but I do agree Marjorie is really really spooky. You have found a very evil Guy Fawkes mask to use. Gunpowder and a bonfire with a guy in the bottom corners too.

The weather was unusually mild until yesterday lunch time, now it is very cold and crisp which is typical bonfire weather. We get all wrapped up and have baked potatoes and sausages round the bonfire. I am lucky because a neighbour always has a huge firework display which lasts about 1 hour (that is an awful lot of fireworks)

Thanks for the firework display GT

YT
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Reply to: #47047 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Nov 1, 2006 12:56am
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What's the story of Guy Fawkes and bonfire day?

Shiloh
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Reply to: #47048 by shiloh
Nov 1, 2006 1:25am
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Quote What's the story of Guy Fawkes and bonfire day?


"Remember, remember the 5th of November"

It is Bonfire Night. In 1605 Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament (with Protestant King James inside) by smuggling 36 kegs of gunpowder into the cellers. The Plot was foiled and ever since then we have burnt effigys of Guy Fawkes on Nov 5th to show that we won't have our Parliament messed with. - Nothing like holding a grudge is there LOL

Fireworks are a modern addition.

For those who would like to know more:-

http://www.bonefire.org/guy/

YT
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Reply to: #47049 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Nov 1, 2006 1:42am
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I remember this comming up last year but I didn't remember the details. Thanks for the link, I may have to try making the toffee.

Shiloh
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Reply to: #47047 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Nov 1, 2006 2:14am
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Quote You have found a very evil Guy Fawkes mask to use.


I had to use it! I was watching V for Vendetta when I first got the idea for creating a Guy Fawkes theme! =)

Quote We get all wrapped up and have baked potatoes and sausages round the bonfire.


Are you suggesting that I add a bunch of baked potatoes (i.e. jacket potatoes?) and sausages around the bonfire? =)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #47055 by Green Tortuga
Nov 1, 2006 2:42am
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GT your apparitions never cease to amaze me. You should be in bed, it must be about 2.40 am with you!

Quote Are you suggesting that I add a bunch of baked potatoes (i.e. jacket potatoes?) and sausages around the bonfire? =)


Nope, but I'll be passing them around on the 5th :-)

YT
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Reply to: #47055 by Green Tortuga
Nov 1, 2006 4:32am
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I LOOOOOVE this theme. i actually just watched this movie the other day, its one of my favorites, so to log on at 7 am and find this way sweet. Ryan you are my new favorite person.

kitten without mittens
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Reply to: #47049 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Nov 1, 2006 5:18am
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YT-

That was a fabulous site! I really knew nothing about any of this, so thanks for sharing!!

-Infinity
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Reply to: #47049 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Nov 1, 2006 6:12am
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In connection with bonfire night a series of massive illuminated carnival parades are held in this corner of England. The biggest are found only in the county of Somerset, though there are now some in neighbouring towns. The best two are held in Bridgewater and Glastonbury. See the links below for further information and pictures of the incredible carnival floats.

http://www.carnival.dsl.pipex.com/index.htm

http://www.isleofavalon.co.uk/glastonbury-carnival.html

The parades take more than two hours to pass and the heat from all those light bulbs can be felt by the spectators as the parade passes. Last year one float (or cart as they are known locally) had over 40,000 bulbs on it! No wonder that a powerful generator forms part of the rig.

DM
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Reply to: #47043 by wassamatta u
Nov 1, 2006 6:55am
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Agreed....I LURV this...lol

Of course, I'm an evil, evil woman.....

Jenni P McD
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Reply to: #47055 by Green Tortuga
Nov 1, 2006 7:40am
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You mean the little dancing congo line of sausages and potatoes at the bottom of the screen wasnt your idea??
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Reply to: #47071 by Infinity
Nov 1, 2006 8:12am
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Rent the movie "V for Vendetta". Awesome! V is HOT!

Stargazer
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Reply to: #47108 by Black Widow
Nov 1, 2006 9:08am
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Ok I manually changed themes to the halloween one early now how do I go back to it being automated? Under the exisiting themes the guy fawkes one is not listed and I REALLY want to see it!!!!!!

chadams
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Reply to: #47116 by chadams
Nov 1, 2006 9:10am
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Just delete what you have in the theme box and save.

TG
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Reply to: #47116 by chadams
Nov 1, 2006 9:10am
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ok nevermind I am an idiot!!! I figured it out. Just leave it blank.
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Reply to: #47117 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 1, 2006 9:11am
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Thanks TG you beat me to it. That was a very quick response! This theme rocks!
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Reply to: #47049 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Nov 1, 2006 10:47am
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Quote In 1605 Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament (with Protestant King James inside) by smuggling 36 kegs of gunpowder into the cellers. The Plot was foiled and ever since then we have burnt effigys of Guy Fawkes on Nov 5th to show that we won't have our Parliament messed with.


It's a shame when you learn more about history in one afternoon on a letterboxing board than you ever learned in school.

One more question: is "Guy" pronounced like it has a long i sound or a long e sound?
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Reply to: #47155 by Kirbert
Nov 1, 2006 10:54am
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Quote One more question: is "Guy" pronounced like it has a long i sound or a long e sound?


It is pronounced with a long i sound. Same as 'that guy over there' - the slang for 'man' over there.

YT
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Reply to: #47049 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Nov 1, 2006 10:57am
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OOO...thanks for the site, YT! The hubby will love it!

We loved the movie, and I love the theme! Go Ryan!!! :D

P.S. I think Marjorie make a very good Guy!!!

moonshowr ¤
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Reply to: #47155 by Kirbert
Nov 1, 2006 11:19am
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Quote It's a shame when you learn more about history in one afternoon on a letterboxing board than you ever learned in school.

One more question: is "Guy" pronounced like it has a long i sound or a long e sound?


The first time I remember learning about Guy Fawkes day was when we were visiting the Tower of London and they had a big display about the Gunpowder Plot, which just fascinated me. Amanda made the observation--which I'll always remember because I thought it was so funny--is that would be like us celebrating "Benedict Arnold Day" in America. =) The idea cracks me up.

I didn't think to make a theme out of it until I saw the movie V For Vendetta a couple of months ago. (Great movie, I thought--but I absolutely *loved* the scene at the beginning of the movie when V blows up the building with fireworks shooting off and and playing the Overture of 1812. Classic! One of my favorite movie scenes EVER!)

When it came down to creating a theme, I figured I needed to learn more details about this strange holiday, and I learned some other interesting factoids. I can't remember WHERE on the Internet I found this stuff, and some of it could be false. (It is the Internet we're talking about here.) But it was interesting enough that I didn't forget it:

* The word "guy" used in America didn't become part of the English language until Guy Fawkes came along. No relation to the English word Fox, however! =)

* Fawkes was supposed to be hanged, drawn, and quartered, but got out of it by jumping from the gallows and breaking his neck. (He still suffered plenty of torture during interrigation, however, so it's not like he got off "easy.")

* There is actually some controversy about what, exactly, the "drawn" part of "hanged, drawn, and quartered" means.

* Trying to find a website about Guy Fawkes that's NOT about V For Vendetta is more challenging than you might think. =)

* I wanted to figure out what the story was behind the Guy Fawkes mask. I'd never heard of a Guy Fawkes mask, and I don't remember any masks playing a prominent roll in the Gunpowder Plot. So I did a Google search and found a blog at http://lyingeyes.blogspot.com/2006/03/so-this-guy-in-guy-fawkes-mask-walks.html -- which I had a lot of fun reading and completely understand this poor guy's frustration. =)

Who knew that creating themes on Atlas Quest could be so educational. =) Even stranger, who knew that this sort of information I can actually use in the "real world." I always thought my teachers were kidding when they said that. =) (Not that they ever taught me anything about the Gunpowder Plot, but there were quite a number of things they did teach which I was sure I'd never, ever use in the real world and was proved wrong!)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #47162 by Green Tortuga
Nov 1, 2006 11:44am
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"The first time I remember learning about Guy Fawkes day was when we were visiting the Tower of London and they had a big display about the Gunpowder Plot, which just fascinated me. Amanda made the observation--which I'll always remember because I thought it was so funny--is that would be like us celebrating "Benedict Arnold Day" in America. =) The idea cracks me up"


I have heard it said that the Gunpowder Plot was the last time that anyone went into Parliament with honest intentions.

y-nought
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Reply to: #47164 by y nought
Nov 1, 2006 11:54am
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Quote I have heard it said that the Gunpowder Plot was the last time that anyone went into Parliament with honest intentions.


And that's another thing.... I was trying to figure out exactly what people are celebrating: The failure of the Gunpowder Plot, or it's attempt? Even with all my Google searching, I still haven't found a definitive answer as to whether people think of Fawkes as a hero or a villian. (Even in the movie, it's not always obvious what to think of him!)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #47164 by y nought
Nov 1, 2006 12:01pm
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Quote I have heard it said that the Gunpowder Plot was the last time that anyone went into Parliament with honest intentions.


You are looking for trouble - just remember Guy Fawkes only did one little thing wrong in 1605 and we have burnt him every year since. LOL

YT (who is keeping to herself that Guy Fawkes was a Yorkshireman)
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Reply to: #47169 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Nov 1, 2006 12:09pm
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Quote just remember Guy Fawkes only did one little thing wrong in 1605 and we have burnt him every year since. LOL


I've always felt kind of sorry for Guy Fawkes. To have several effigies burned of you for hundreds of years can't be nice! But I do love Bonfire Night. Wish we had it over here.
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Reply to: #47043 by wassamatta u
Nov 1, 2006 12:20pm
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Hey, Ryan, I wouldn't mind keeping this one past the 5th. Any chance of getting that URL so we can add it to our preferences?

Knit Wit
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Reply to: #47162 by Green Tortuga
Nov 1, 2006 1:04pm
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It's interesting. I learned about Guy Fawkes Day in high school but I attended high school in Europe so that might explain it? Of course I didn't really get US history until college and then it was like drinking out of a fire hydrant because up til that point I'd had world history over & over & over again.

Guy is also a French name although it would be pronounced 'ghee' like that lovely dairy-by product consumed more often in places more distant from the US. ;)

daelphinus
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Reply to: #47169 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Nov 1, 2006 1:35pm
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...penny for the guy....

jackbear