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The Good Old Days

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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
If you were granted a one week vacation anywhere in the world in any past decade, where and when would it be? And why?

Me: Paris, 1890's. I like fin de siècle, and would love to experience the decadence and degeneration that led to the world coming down in 1914. And I'd make sure to get my hands on a Toulouse-Lautrec or two.
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FalseShepherd Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd go back to the Era where The Pharaoh reigned supreme in ancient Egypt, to be one of their many kinky slaves. But some people try to deter me and tell me they weren't those kind of slaves. So I ask them, were you alive then? Didn't think so. Goodbye.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I suppose a slave was (and is) a slave, who - given some food now and then - could be used for whatever suits the owner :lol: - and some have probably been more kinky than others... :nod:

Did you know btw that the prime source of nutrition for egyptian slaves was onions...? There must at least have been a kinky odor of sweat, farts and onions...
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FalseShepherd Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It all sounds good until the part with the onions, that's a real deal breaker. :( time to find something new to want.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Yeah, the onions sort of ruined a beautiful illusion!

It's not kinky to realize, that the pharaoh's biggest expense (by far) was... onions. :no:
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FalseShepherd Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a sad realisation. I used to have a great respect for ancient Egypt but with the onion deal, I think it's just not possible to respect it anymore.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Throw your love on the ancient greeks, then. They drank wine and ate olives all the time - slightly more sophisticated!
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FalseShepherd Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Where I'm not really much of a drinker with alcohol, I do like grapes which are put in wine. And who doesn't like Greek mythology? Sounds like a Win-win to me.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Yeah, there should be material enough for a week's vacation... :nod:
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RobertRipley Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ill go back to the time of my ancestors so i can finally get their birthdates and deathdates right because every genealogy site i find has a different story for them (according to some, an ancestor was 3 when his son was born, and another died before his son was born)
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
:lol:

But why is that of such great interest to you...?
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RobertRipley Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I recently discovered a direct relative who fled france in 1700 because he was a Huguenot, and i found this very interesting so i looked at his family tree. I have some of his ancestors, but all the birth and death dates are wrong. I want to know more because they were aristocrats back then.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Ok, that makes sense. I know about my heritage pretty well, because I descend (as directly as possible) from Martin Luther on my father's side, and prussian military nobility on my mother's side - it's all in the records. :D
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RobertRipley Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am directly related to a few men who were slightly famous (an attorney from the salem trials, a rich manufacturer in New York, the Huguenot and his grandson were somewhat known) but no one really famous like martin luther.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Being related to a famous person is of limited value, unless a fortune and/or estate goes with it - it's more of a fun thing to talk about, but I can understand the interest. :-) The advantage of being related to someone like Luther is, that the family tree for several centuries is (for one direction at least) accessible.
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RobertRipley Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved learning how my family used to be rich and influential, but i can never talk about it around my stepmom because then she gets butthurt over the fact that my family had money while hers never did (truth is, the fortune disappeared during the depression and everyone who was around to still enjoy it before the crash has since died)
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
My family has been rich and influential in periods, but we always managed to lose everything - except dignity. :D

The relation to Luther is sort of funny (since I have bulletproof evidence), but (as mentioned) it's of very little (= no) real value. Richard Wagner is on the same family tree btw, but I don't descend from him directly.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
The Columbian Exposition. Because awesome technological marvels everywhere you look, impressive architecture, late 1800s culture all over the place, a giant ferris wheel, and the morbid excitement of a rabid serial killer. :dummy:
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I can imagine there would be quite an exiting mood in the air.

I'd like to experience London by gaslight...
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Well, there'd be fogy weather, well-suited gentlemen, and shit. Shit everywhere.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
And we love it!

There would be a certain serial killer as well, at some point. I'd like to know his identity.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
You and a few hundred of Scotland Yard's finest.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
At least! :lol:
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carusmm Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Alexrandria, The Library of. Before it was destroyed.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Fascinating choice! :nod: Remember to bring a camera!
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Cup-of-Javo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Well, since going backwards in time will inevitably get me lynched, put into slavery, beaten, or killed, I guess I'd go to the 1990s and relive that. And I'd go to a deserted island or something. Actually, we went to Britain in the 1990s; I guess I'd go back there because that was pretty cool. :nod:
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Interesting thoughts - and they make sense. Let's just imagine you have some kind of divine immunity - would that make you consider something more exotic? :-)
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Cup-of-Javo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hmmmm...

Probably the antebellum south, like in Virginia, the United States. I just find that to be such an interesting period in history and would love to explore it for myself. I'd probably end up a broken shell afterwards, but...oh, curiosity killed the cat!

I would have loved to have seen ancient Greece, too!

And I would still keep the 90s. :D I wish I had been old enough to comprehend things back then, because a lot of big events went on during that time and I was just a dumb child.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
That could indeed be interesting. Personally I probably wouldn't be in direct danger, being of german and scandinavian descent, but I would have to keep my mouth shot! :D

Ancient Greece? Yeah, why not. I'm not as fascinated with it as I once was, though...

I was a young adult in the 90s - it was a pretty good time, but looking back at it, it was also a strange, untroubled time, without the paranoia that came a few years later (9/11 etc.).
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picturefragments Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jerusalem. 30 A.D.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I get the point :-)
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krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
NYAA 2003
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Why so?
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krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Reasons :shifty:
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
That makes sense - thanks for making it more clear! :boogie:
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krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Any time :icongrinstareplz:
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Calvero Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student
New York, 1920s. I would need to do some research to find the exact dates, so I would know when I could see as many, of my favorite celebrities, as possible perform live.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Swinging NY. That could turn into quite a party!
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angelxxuan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
feudal Japan ! probably pre Tokugawa period because that point on things got so strange :| maybe Sengoku period or Heian period. sure Heian period is the classical era, but it did have a major turning point for Japan as well.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
That could be quite the vacation. Funny that I didn't think about that myself - I suppose my mind got stuck in Europe, like the rest of me. :D
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WeWillWeWill Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The middle of the Dark Ages a few mnth before The plauge began. My life as a serf would be so awful it would be grand.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
So, when they all start coughing, you're off to present time again...? :lol:
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WeWillWeWill Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nope. so i can live without having any choices of my own to make. be controlled by the church and whatever nobleman takes me in to work his land. and maybe gain some work ethic if i dont die or get beaten for not working hard enough
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
What are the odds? Are you lazy by nature...?
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WeWillWeWill Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a bit
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LoboSabio Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
1916. Zurich. Cabaret Voltaire. Let the madness commence.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Now that's an original choice! That would be interesting!
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VelvetFish Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
1960's San Francisco.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Why does that make me thin The Mamas and The Papas... :?
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VelvetFish Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
iunno.

drugs?
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
That could be part of it. That and [link]
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