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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Hmm...
    Except she's real, not created.

    5/13 is the 100th Anniversary of the 1st Apparition at Fatima.
    (off to the religion thread!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Except she's real, not created.

    5/13 is the 100th Anniversary of the 1st Apparition at Fatima.
    (off to the religion thread!)
    The person was real. The persona was created.

    OK, so I have always been confused about "Fatima." There are multiple Fatimas (Fatimae?) right? On the one hand I hear the word mentioned in connection with the "black Madonnas" of the Gothic age (which I also don't understand, but anyway), but on the other hand there's a Fatimid Caliphate in Muslim history (although I don't remember where it is -- North Africa maybe? You could play as them in a Civ 3 DLC).

    So what's the deal? Are they related -- do they relate to a place? Are they totally unrelated and it's just a coincidence?

    Edit: OK, I used the google machine.

    Fatima was Mohammed's daughter so it's a common Muslim name (and the dynasty traced their lineage from that daughter). One particularly cute Fatima got herself kidnapped by a proto-Trumpian Christian in the 16th century and was then, depending on your source, either Stockholm Syndromed -- Christian sources, or raped -- Muslim sources and in all honesty a lot more likely, given how the victorious Christian Spanish defined "the spoils" of the Reconquista. "Plus Ultra," baby.

    There's a town in Portugal named after the unfortunate sex slave. In 1917, three school kids with a lot of free time and even more imagination had visions of Mary in the town, and Rome marketed the sh-t out of them, so now Mary has "Fatima" tacked on to her styling, which given Mary's spotty sexual history was maybe just a bit too on the nose even for the Holy See.

    I see no connection with the black Madonnas so evidently I conflated that, but I did learn that it's the medieval Poles who served Mary "black, like my men."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    The person was real. The persona was created.

    OK, so I have always been confused about "Fatima." There are multiple Fatimas (Fatimae?) right? On the one hand I hear the word mentioned in connection with the "black Madonnas" of the Gothic age (which I also don't understand, but anyway), but on the other hand there's a Fatimid Caliphate in Muslim history (although I don't remember where it is -- North Africa maybe? You could play as them in a Civ 3 DLC).

    So what's the deal? Are they related -- do they relate to a place? Are they totally unrelated and it's just a coincidence?

    Edit: OK, I used the google machine.

    Fatima was Mohammed's daughter so it's a common Muslim name (and the dynasty traced their lineage from that daughter). One particularly cute Fatima got herself kidnapped by a proto-Trumpian Christian in the 16th century and was then, depending on your source, either Stockholm Syndromed -- Christian sources, or raped -- Muslim sources and in all honesty a lot more likely, given how the victorious Christian Spanish defined "the spoils" of the Reconquista. "Plus Ultra," baby.

    There's a town in Portugal named after the unfortunate sex slave. In 1917, three school kids with a lot of free time and even more imagination had visions of Mary in the town, and Rome marketed the sh-t out of them, so now Mary has "Fatima" tacked on to her styling, which given Mary's spotty sexual history was maybe just a bit too on the nose even for the Holy See.

    I see no connection with the black Madonnas so evidently I conflated that, but I did learn that it's the medieval Poles who served Mary "black, like my men."
    The Miracle of Fatima. 10/13/1917.

    We should continue this in the religion thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    There's a town in Portugal named after the unfortunate sex slave. In 1917, three school kids with a lot of free time and even more imagination had visions of Mary in the town...
    Shrooms. They had a vision quest, as the Native Americans would say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    The Miracle of Fatima. 10/13/1917.

    We should continue this in the religion thread.
    Yup, I got it on the re/search.

    Religion is so much more interesting without the hocus pocus. And one would think that if miracles are possible, maybe a little less of the appearing to kids on break and a little more of say stopping the Holocaust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Shrooms. They had a vision quest, as the Native Americans would say.
    Hungry people see sh-t, too. Jesus went into the desert and starved himself and met the devil. If I go an hour past lunchtime I start seeing Cornell forwards who can stickhandle.
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    That's brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    If there's a female character that's ever been created, and kids who saw that character in a game/show/etc. that they really enjoyed and have since grown into men, there's guaranteed to be some porn based upon her.
    Poor Erin Esurance. Drowned in a veritable tsunami of lewd fanart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Poor Erin Esurance. Drowned in a veritable tsunami of lewd fanart.
    I'd never even knew that character had a name, and completely forgot about it. I did a Google search for the name, and the images are less official and more said fanart. Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Poor Erin Esurance. Drowned in a veritable tsunami of lewd fanart.
    I remember hearing about that. And was unsurprised.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    If it's Tuesday, they're doing WHAT! in Belgium?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Poor Erin Esurance. Drowned in a veritable tsunami of lewd fanart.
    People beat off to the perfect Alyson Hanniganesque manic pixie girl? There's a shock.
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    Your pee better be clear enough or Texas coach Tom Herman.

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    M - A - I - N - E Goooooooooooo see the doctor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    M - A - I - N - E Goooooooooooo see the doctor.
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    You're a bad, bad person.
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    8 year old drives his sister to McDonald's for a cheeseburger. Told the cops he learned to drive by watching YouTube videos.

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    NYC gets its metaphor.
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    Back in the holler, one of my neighbors is furiously filing a patent infringement suit.
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