Nostradomus

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  • Activity

    • Woooo!

      12 years ago

      Nostradomus

      Xmas break!
      Woooo!

    • Nothing new.

      12 years ago

      Nostradomus

      Eh.
      I have, as the title says, nothing new going on.
      At all.
      If you're wondering why I'm making a journal to say that I have nothing new, it's because I havn't made a new journal in three weeks.

    • Look!

      12 years ago

      Nostradomus

      I made this!
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    • Rememberance Day.

      12 years ago

      Nostradomus

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      In Flanders Fields
      By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
      Canadian Army

      IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
      Between the crosses row on row,
      That mark our place; and in the sky
      The larks, still bravely singing, fly
      Scarce heard amid the guns below.

      We are the Dead. Short days ago
      We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
      Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.

      Take up our quarrel with the foe:
      To you from failing hands we throw
      The torch; be yours to hold it high.
      If ye break faith with us who die
      We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders fields.


      McCrae's "In Flanders Fields" remains to this day one of the most memorable war poems ever written. It is a lasting legacy of the terrible battle in the Ypres salient in the spring of 1915. Here is the story of the making of that poem:

      Although he had been a doctor for years and had served in the South African War, it was impossible to get used to the suffering, the screams, and the blood here, and Major John McCrae had seen and heard enough in his dressing station to last him a lifetime.

      As a surgeon attached to the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Major McCrae, who had joined the McGill faculty in 1900 after graduating from the University of Toronto, had spent seventeen days treating injured men -- Canadians, British, Indians, French, and Germans -- in the Ypres salient.

      It had been an ordeal that he had hardly thought possible. McCrae later wrote of it:

      "I wish I could embody on paper some of the varied sensations of that seventeen days... Seventeen days of Hades! At the end of the first day if anyone had told us we had to spend seventeen days there, we would have folded our hands and said it could not have been done."

      One death particularly affected McCrae. A young friend and former student, Lieut. Alexis Helmer of Ottawa, had been killed by a shell burst on 2 May 1915. Lieutenant Helmer was buried later that day in the little cemetery outside McCrae's dressing station, and McCrae had performed the funeral ceremony in the absence of the chaplain.

      The next day, sitting on the back of an ambulance parked near the dressing station beside the Canal de l'Yser, just a few hundred yards north of Ypres, McCrae vented his anguish by composing a poem. The major was no stranger to writing, having authored several medical texts besides dabbling in poetry.

      In the nearby cemetery, McCrae could see the wild poppies that sprang up in the ditches in that part of Europe, and he spent twenty minutes of precious rest time scribbling fifteen lines of verse in a notebook.

      A young soldier watched him write it. Cyril Allinson, a twenty-two year old sergeant-major, was delivering mail that day when he spotted McCrae. The major looked up as Allinson approached, then went on writing while the sergeant-major stood there quietly. "His face was very tired but calm as we wrote," Allinson recalled. "He looked around from time to time, his eyes straying to Helmer's grave."

      When McCrae finished five minutes later, he took his mail from Allinson and, without saying a word, handed his pad to the young NCO. Allinson was moved by what he read:

      "The poem was exactly an exact description of the scene in front of us both. He used the word blow in that line because the poppies actually were being blown that morning by a gentle east wind. It never occurred to me at that time that it would ever be published. It seemed to me just an exact description of the scene."

      In fact, it was very nearly not published. Dissatisfied with it, McCrae tossed the poem away, but a fellow officer retrieved it and sent it to newspapers in England. The Spectator, in London, rejected it, but Punch published it on 8 December 1915.

    • Woopay!

      12 years ago

      Nostradomus

      My dad and I beat GoW Campaign!
      Woo!

    • ARGH

      12 years ago

      Nostradomus

      GoW IS COMING LATE TO MY TOWN TO DUE A SHIPPING ERROR!

      DEATH!

    • I made a halloween GoW picture.

      12 years ago

      Nostradomus

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      I'm sorry to any Mr.T or Dumbledore fans who are offended.

    • I WANT TENURE, BLAST IT!

      12 years ago

      Nostradomus

      ...even though I'm not a doctor. I want tenure in every job. :P

    • Halloweeeeeeen<wbr />.

      12 years ago

      Nostradomus

      Yep.
      That's it.

      Well, and this:The_King_of_Halloween_by_seifer_sama.jpg

  • About Me

  • Comments (307)

    • InfusedOne

      12 years ago

      oh no i didnt wrong person sorry

    • InfusedOne

      12 years ago

      well you do but you dont i played with you last night on gears

    • grngrunt

      12 years ago

      yeah, that kinda thing just seems to happen to me. I get something nice and it doesn't work

    • war2450

      12 years ago

      wait what?

    • BreezyShel

      12 years ago

      hey will you please vote for me here??
      rvb.roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=1406038

    • T_Flaems

      12 years ago

      you still need to post in the journal to collect participation mods

    • T_Flaems

      12 years ago

      my contest is over, check the results

    • grngrunt

      12 years ago

      yeah i know...I just thought, I needed more time for Bungie.net friends, If you wanna talk to me IM me or e-mail or, if you have bungie account, Talk to me on there. My account name is the green grunt

      If you have myspace(I think you said you hated it though) Request me there. Mike Adams or That Diabetic Kidâ„¢


      Well dude I'll catch you later...
      Grn grunt aka Mike

    • tetsuiga101

      12 years ago

      I don't see why you had to point out that I comment on myself, no big deal, but it's not I'm mentally retarded, OR AM I!? just joking

    • grngrunt

      12 years ago

      I have to wait until christmas to get the game.

    • grngrunt

      12 years ago

      ooh awsome

    • kanoka

      12 years ago

      kool smiley8.gif

    • grngrunt

      12 years ago

      Yeah the poem is a bit umm bloodthirsty.

    • war2450

      12 years ago

      and i should give a fuck why?

    • war2450

      12 years ago

      aqnd you care about that why?

    • monkeyelf

      12 years ago

      Its only a joke. i know ppl read lol.

    • Zeta_Avatar

      12 years ago

      talk to wingwarrior2 to join

    • twoo

      12 years ago

      one
      another
      this is all i could find, if its not what you wanted sorry smiley2.gif

      Post edited 10/23/06 6:23PM

    • Zeta_Avatar

      12 years ago

      it was long ago I got the guy on my list

    • twoo

      12 years ago

      i will neg mod you though, but i will take it away.
      What Now?!
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      This is not mean I just wanted for you to laugh smiley0.gif

    • LSA

      12 years ago

      English please.
      If your going to insult America, do it in English.
      If you don't like baseball that doesn't mean that billions (yes...billions) don't or aren't supposed to.
      Were I come from, sports is just another part of life. Except for hockey, which sucks ass.

    • IRLP

      12 years ago

      Dick.....

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    • NegroPlz

      12 years ago

      you must really love pirates of the carribean...or just johnny depp O.o

    • Scrabbit

      12 years ago

      same lol

    • Scrabbit

      12 years ago

      lol so whats up?

    • Scrabbit

      12 years ago

      because i always say lol


      lol

    • Scrabbit

      12 years ago

      hey lol

    • JonMtn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Late

      12 years ago

      It still isn't showing up. What is it?

    • JonMtn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Late

      12 years ago

      What did you post in my personal comments? Because it doesn't show up.

    • LSA

      12 years ago

      lol.
      Can I send you a FR?

    • grngrunt

      12 years ago

      hmmm i really don't know

    • JonMtn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Late

      12 years ago

      I just found a contest you can enter. It's a sig contest, which is something you want to make anyways. Anyway, it's here, and the prize is 25 mods.

    • grngrunt

      12 years ago

      :)

    • grngrunt

      12 years ago

      not bad at all, just bought a cd(Only one for the year. I don't buy music much). But all good here.

    • JonMtn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Late

      12 years ago

      I don't know, try to get sponsored, try to reach a certain karma level, etc.

    • DrKilljoy

      12 years ago

      Not that I'm aware of.

    • twoo

      12 years ago

      no more random pics, i need some1 who can make them.

    • JonMtn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Late

      12 years ago

      Okay, thanks, I'll try that now.

    • 123457

      13 years ago

      wow, thanks..

    • furdane

      13 years ago

      What the Fuck! why did you kick me off your friends list?

    • war2450

      13 years ago

      uh what?

    • crazychikn99

      13 years ago

      yeah but i got grounded for 3 days and i might have missed it sorry

    • crazychikn99

      13 years ago

      why did you delete me from your friend list?

    • grngrunt

      13 years ago

      Dude tommorrow is national talk like a pirate day!(At least here it is)


      It's just odd we have this kind of day!

    • kanoka

      13 years ago

      donate please my journal

    • MyKayla8

      13 years ago

      oh ok then

    • MyKayla8

      13 years ago

      arent u at school?

    • dark_assassi

      13 years ago

      lol

    • dark_assassi

      13 years ago

      nvm its workin now

    • dark_assassi

      13 years ago

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      that one image in ur descripition dont work

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