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Happy birthday Ignasia!

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‘appy birfday, guv! Hope you have a diamond of a day!

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Congrats on being the most diligent swimmer

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Happy Birthday! :)

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Halt birthday!

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So far all of the responses have been short and sweet. Well, I say that this isn’t a proper way to honor our dear Ignasia, the man who makes Donald Trump wish he could build walls as big as he can (except replace words with bricks). In the spirit of Ignasia, I feel it’s only proper to type out a very long wall of text to honor his post style. However, it’s almost 11 and I’m on my phone and that would take all day, so instead I’m just gonna insert a long passage from Dracula, in which Van Helsing explains the concept of vampires, since it’s almost October as well.

I’ll just first point out that this is all one whole paragraph in the novel, I don’t think there were any grammatical or spelling errors, and that the book is supposed to be told in the form of journal entries, and this section is no different. A character transcribed what Van Helsing said below supposedly word for word.

“There are such beings as vampires, some of us have evidence that they exist. Even had we not the proof of our own unhappy experience, the teachings and the records of the past give proof enough for sane peoples. I admit that at the first I was sceptic. Were it not that through long years I have trained myself to keep an open mind, I could not have believed until such time as that fact thunder on my ear. 'See! See! I prove, I prove.' Alas! Had I known at first what now I know, nay, had I even guess at him, one so precious life had been spared to many of us who did love her. But that is gone, and we must so work, that other poor souls perish not, whilst we can save. The nosferatu do not die like the bee when he sting once. He is only stronger, and being stronger, have yet more power to work evil. This vampire which is amongst us is of himself so strong in person as twenty men, he is of cunning more than mortal, for his cunning be the growth of ages, he have still the aids of necromancy, which is, as his etymology imply, the divination by the dead, and all the dead that he can come nigh to are for him at command; he is brute, and more than brute; he is devil in callous, and the heart of him is not; he can, within his range, direct the elements, the storm, the fog, the thunder; he can command all the meaner things, the rat, and the owl, and the bat, the moth, and the fox, and the wolf, he can grow and become small; and he can at times vanish and come unknown. How then are we to begin our strike to destroy him? How shall we find his where, and having found it, how can we destroy? My friends, this is much, it is a terrible task that we undertake, and there may be consequence to make the brave shudder. For if we fail in this our fight he must surely win, and then where end we? Life is nothings, I heed him not. But to fail here, is not mere life or death. It is that we become as him, that we henceforward become foul things of the night like him, without heart or conscience, preying on the bodies and the souls of those we love best. To us forever are the gates of heaven shut, for who shall open them to us again? We go on for all time abhorred by all, a blot on the face of God's sunshine, an arrow in the side of Him who died for man. But we are face to face with duty, and in such case must we shrink? For me, I say no, but then I am old, and life, with his sunshine, his fair places, his song of birds, his music and his love, lie far behind. You others are young. Some have seen sorrow, but there are fair days yet in store. What say you?”

There are quite a few similar speeches and tangents like this in the book. I have to say, copying and pasting all this content has given me a new appreciating for Iggy’s original posts that contain his own words and thoughts, as long and tough to read as they can tend to be. All this is to say, “Happy birthday!” (Hey, that rhymed!)

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LOL, had a pretty awesome day.  Zoo, Pizza, Breakfast with family at a favourite local joint, and good cake, topped off with my favourite ice cream.

I love it Eal.  LOL, especially when for me Dracula means quite a lot...oh, quite a lot.  To pick from Bram Stoker's work is nigh perfection and fits better this night than you know.  Of all those familiar with my person online, only Liamland knows my connection to this character.  For myself, Alucard is more than a name from Iggy's game (Igarashi that is).

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