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Ben Higgins
post Dec 20 2012, 12:27 PM
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If you could go back and live in any age of history, when would you like to go back to ?

I could be tempted by any age when hair was long, swords were plenty and hills were home ! But I think I'd really feel at home in the Viking Age.. the beautiful countries of their origin, the seafaring and the overall simple lifestyle. smile.gif



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post Dec 20 2012, 12:37 PM
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Dark medieval times...but just for a day probably!
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post Dec 20 2012, 12:38 PM
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Mate, it's all romanticized you know... We think of it as a great thing but in reality, those times were times when a man's life was worth less than a penny and slaughter was a common thing unfortunately...

I think that I would've enjoyed living in feudal Japan, up to a certain point and in the viking times up to a certain point - the big question is? Are you ready to kill if needed? Because in those times, it would be needed for certain.


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post Dec 20 2012, 12:42 PM
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18th Oct 2012

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post Dec 20 2012, 12:43 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 20 2012, 11:38 AM) *
Mate, it's all romanticized you know... We think of it as a great thing but in reality, those times were times when a man's life was worth less than a penny and slaughter was a common thing unfortunately...

I think that I would've enjoyed living in feudal Japan, up to a certain point and in the viking times up to a certain point - the big question is? Are you ready to kill if needed? Because in those times, it would be needed for certain.


Yes you are right and that was one of my considerations. smile.gif

Not to mention there was more disease, lower life expectancy and nearly constant war.

I am definitely looking at it in a romanticized way. Maybe a better question would be 'What time would you like to go back and see / experience ?'


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post Dec 20 2012, 12:50 PM
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I'll be back in the beginning of 80's when METAL RULED THE WORLD!!!
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post Dec 20 2012, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 20 2012, 06:43 AM) *
Yes you are right and that was one of my considerations. smile.gif

Not to mention there was more disease, lower life expectancy and nearly constant war.

I am definitely looking at it in a romanticized way. Maybe a better question would be 'What time would you like to go back and see / experience ?'


Man I grew up watching anime like Kenshin, I'd love to go back to feudal japan, just to see the tiny villages and how peaceful people were. As they all work together as a community to keep everyone together. But then also to try some city food! Mmmmm sushi and steamed rice.


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post Dec 20 2012, 12:59 PM
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QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Dec 20 2012, 11:50 AM) *
Man I grew up watching anime like Kenshin, I'd love to go back to feudal japan, just to see the tiny villages and how peaceful people were. As they all work together as a community to keep everyone together. But then also to try some city food! Mmmmm sushi and steamed rice.


Did you guys know that the Samurai actually cultivated.. errr...intimate relationships with young men (well, boys..) to indoctrinate and introduce the younger men into Samurai life ? Women were only regarded for child bearing and household duties. This wasn't just a few, this was actually commonly practised, apparently right up to the Edo period.

I think I prefer the romanticized version too !! wink.gif


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post Dec 20 2012, 01:14 PM
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Ben have you read Cloud Of The Sparrow and Autumn Bridge by Takashi Matsuoka?


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post Dec 20 2012, 01:22 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 20 2012, 06:59 AM) *
Did you guys know that the Samurai actually cultivated.. errr...intimate relationships with young men (well, boys..) to indoctrinate and introduce the younger men into Samurai life ? Women were only regarded for child bearing and household duties. This wasn't just a few, this was actually commonly practised, apparently right up to the Edo period.

I think I prefer the romanticized version too !! wink.gif


There is romance there also! You know what they say with great power, comes responsibility! laugh.gif


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post Dec 20 2012, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 20 2012, 11:59 AM) *
Did you guys know that the Samurai actually cultivated.. errr...intimate relationships with young men (well, boys..) to indoctrinate and introduce the younger men into Samurai life ? Women were only regarded for child bearing and household duties. This wasn't just a few, this was actually commonly practised, apparently right up to the Edo period.

I think I prefer the romanticized version too !! wink.gif


There are written papers confirming this - Sensei told us about the surprise he got, by reading some laugh.gif


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post Dec 20 2012, 02:16 PM
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I'd gop live on the plains of North America before the Europeans arrived!!
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 20 2012, 11:42 AM) *
18th Oct 2012

I had a really nice meal out that night

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post Dec 20 2012, 02:24 PM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Dec 20 2012, 08:50 AM) *
I'll be back in the beginning of 80's when METAL RULED THE WORLD!!!


80's??? smile.gif


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post Dec 20 2012, 02:25 PM
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i like this stuff and times around Merlin so why not Avalon and the roots to good old --today called-- Europe .

Atlantis maybe too

and yes @Sensible Jones I'd gop live on the plains of North America before the Europeans arrived!! -- thats good too for me smile.gif




QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Dec 20 2012, 02:24 PM) *
80's??? smile.gif



thats cool 80`s for me with full and long hair tongue.gif and without money dry.gif
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post Dec 20 2012, 02:37 PM
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I'd go back to December 1282 when Llywelyn, Wales last prince was killed and tell him "don't go out of the castle tonight mate, something bad's gonna happen". If you want to know the full story there's a book about it by Sharon Penman called The Reckoning, I think there's also a band about with the same name biggrin.gif
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post Dec 20 2012, 02:46 PM
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Oh, I would like to go to 30s - 40s Chicago! You know mafia, gangsters, great classical outfit and cars and jazz, lots of jazz.. cool.gif


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post Dec 20 2012, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 20 2012, 12:14 PM) *
Ben have you read Cloud Of The Sparrow and Autumn Bridge by Takashi Matsuoka?


I haven't, no smile.gif

Do they talk about the Samurai man-love ?

QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Dec 20 2012, 01:16 PM) *
I'd go live on the plains of North America before the Europeans arrived!!
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One of the biggest travesties of history. I was watching a program and a guy of American Indian descent said about the people taking their land and killing etc.. 'There was loads of land.. all they had to do was ask !'

That says it all smile.gif


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post Dec 20 2012, 03:53 PM
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Cloud of Sparrows

Warrior clans nursing ancient grudges. Western missionaries brandishing pistols. Beautiful geishas who are deadly ninjas.

1861 - after two centuries of isolation Japan has been forced to open its doors. Now new influences are tearing apart the old order. Japan is as unprepared for outsiders as missionaries are for samurai assassins, executions and honour killings. Genji's life is at risk. He plans his escape to the Cloud of Sparrows but the road is long and there are many places along the way for brutal samurai to attack -The demons of the past, the treachery of the present, an uncertain future are about to collide in the most terrifying ways.

Autumn Bridge

The year is 1311, in the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman watches from the window as the city is set alight and a mob runs riot destroying everything they can lay their hands on. She begins to write down the events unfolding around her and the secret history of the Okumichi Clan. Six centuries later the lost scrolls fall into the hands of American missionary Emily Gibson, a new arrival at Edo Harbour and racing from her tragic past. Emily quickly finds herself translating the text, caught up in the gripping tale of ancestry, heroism and forbidden love. At the same time Emily is desperately traying to unravel the complexities in her own life as two men fight for her love. As Emily sifts through the fragile scrolls, she begins to see threads of her own life woven into the ancient writings. As past and present collide, a hidden history comes to life, and with it a secret prophecy that has been shrouded for centuries and may now finally be revealed.


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post Dec 20 2012, 04:54 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 20 2012, 11:59 AM) *
Did you guys know that the Samurai actually cultivated.. errr...intimate relationships with young men (well, boys..) to indoctrinate and introduce the younger men into Samurai life ? Women were only regarded for child bearing and household duties. This wasn't just a few, this was actually commonly practised, apparently right up to the Edo period.

I think I prefer the romanticized version too !! wink.gif


Apparently this is the romanticized version? Sword fighting indeed! ohmy.gif


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post Dec 20 2012, 05:03 PM
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I'd go back to the 60's / 70's and go to the concerts of all these awesome rock bands that were around that time biggrin.gif

And I'd probably start my own band and be one of the pioneers of punk laugh.gif


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