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14 years 7 months ago #8805 by StephenG
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I'm sure V FOR VENDETTA piqued interest in the holiday; plus it's a right spiffy mask...Hate masks on ppl yet i collect em....figure that one out....

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14 years 7 months ago #8892 by AcroCake
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StephenG wrote:

I'm sure V FOR VENDETTA piqued interest in the holiday; plus it's a right spiffy mask...Hate masks on ppl yet i collect em....figure that one out....

Hehe, I don't like people wearing masks either, creeps me out. But Slipknot doesn't really bother me..
The V for Vendetta / Guy Fawkes masks are quite spiffy :)
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14 years 7 months ago #8897 by Envy
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Around here, someone graffiti-spray-painted the guy from 'V for Vendetta' all over the city in really unusual/near impossible to reach places. :dry: The authorities gave up removing them because so many popped up around the city.

I quite like masks. :P

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14 years 7 months ago #8930 by anastasia13
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We don't have any of that in Texas were I live, but could you post some history, what it actually is, I would love to know from someone that celebrates it, not just from research on my own.

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14 years 7 months ago #9042 by AcroCake
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anastasia13 wrote:

We don't have any of that in Texas were I live, but could you post some history, what it actually is, I would love to know from someone that celebrates it, not just from research on my own.

Check Morgana's earlier comment:

Guy Fawkes was one of a group of conspirators, who planned to blow up Parliament and thereby assassinate the King of England, in 1605. The plot was discovered (on November 5) before they could carry it out, and the conspirators were hanged. Fawkes was the leader of the group, so every year on November 5 bonfires are lit to celebrate the saving of the king's life. Effigies of Fawkes are burned as well, I think.

The leader of the group was Robert Catesby but Guy Fawkes had the job of putting the plan into action. There were religious motives behind their actions, in that the group wanted a greater tolerism toward Catholicism.
Other 'celebrations' include kids and teenagers (usually chavs) constructing grotesque effigies of Guy Fawkes and begging \"Penny for the Guy?\". Quite irritating..
We call it Bonfire Night where I live.

Is there anything else in particular that you would like to know? :laugh:

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12 years 7 months ago #36259 by black_magnolia
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Happy November 5th everybody! :)

The odd thing I have to note today is that a lot of my Croatian friends have November 5th status updates on Facebook. :huh: Looks like the movie V for Vendetta has popularised the day very much worldwide. Assume the appeal is even bigger now with all these protests against the government etc. all around the world.

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