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51 Re: Who's here? on Thu May 26, 2011 10:32 pm

Howdy!
I'm Vanessa (Taviannah from dA, for those of you who are there too). I'm a big military history fan, with the Civil War being first in my heart (Lora's news about doing a Civil War graphic novel has made me very HAPPY bounce ), but the Revolutionary War is a very, very close second.

Fave scene? The "talk" between Alan and Knowlton, about what to do when a girl's gotten under your skin Wink That, and Bea crying on Alan's chest...sigh. Sooo romantic.

I'm a homeschooling mom of a little girl (6), who is right now fascinated by the Civil War. We live in the Fredericksburg, VA area, so going battlefielding isn't a difficult thing. She has her little uniforms she dresses up in and hikes around the battlefields with me. We've touched on the Revolutionary War...we'll be going down to Yorktown sometime soon, and she's been to Williamsburg already. Guess I'll have to start sewing up costumes for that era too Smile

I also write and quilt on the side. I just finished a book on the Civil War, and was starting research for one based on Long Island during the Revolutionary War...which is how I came across The Dreamer...

(And I'm extremely long-winded, especially when waiting for my daughter to fall asleep. I'll stop now Embarassed )

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52 Re: Who's here? on Fri May 27, 2011 10:42 am

Aww! Your daughter sounds adorable. And you rock for home schooling! Very Happy

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53 Re: Who's here? on Fri May 27, 2011 11:36 pm

nessili wrote:
I'm a homeschooling mom of a little girl (6), who is right now fascinated by the Civil War. We live in the Fredericksburg, VA area, so going battlefielding isn't a difficult thing. She has her little uniforms she dresses up in and hikes around the battlefields with me. We've touched on the Revolutionary War...we'll be going down to Yorktown sometime soon, and she's been to Williamsburg already. Guess I'll have to start sewing up costumes for that era too Smile

Welcome Homeschooler!!!!! I have to say, I've never gotten to dress up for Williamsburg, even though I'd live there if I could! I am however plotting trying to give the staff an emotional paridox...by wearing a coat made from Union Jack patterned fabric with my British Flag t-shirt! I just haven't found the coat yet... Crying or Very sad
BTW, have you been to Petersburg Battlefeild, (not sure if I spelled that right, it's the site of the Crater)? I went there last summer and it was AWESOME!!!!!!

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54 Re: Who's here? on Sat May 28, 2011 12:29 am

Welcome Homeschooler!!!!! I have to say, I've never gotten to dress up for Williamsburg, even though I'd live there if I could! I am however plotting trying to give the staff an emotional paridox...by wearing a coat made from Union Jack patterned fabric with my British Flag t-shirt! I just haven't found the coat yet... Crying or Very sad
BTW, have you been to Petersburg Battlefeild, (not sure if I spelled that right, it's the site of the Crater)? I went there last summer and it was AWESOME!!!!!!

Homeschooling certainly is the best Smile she's learning so much more than she would in regular school, that's for sure.

No, we've not been to Petersburg yet. so far we've just done the 2 main Fredericksburg sites (sunken road and lee's hill) and Chancellorsville. We'll likely hit Spotsy next. But I've done most of the Richmond fields (used to work out in Hanover county), Antietam, Gettysburg, Chickmauga/ Chattanooga, Shiloh, Bull Run, Brandy Station, Appomattox and a few other smaller fields...

About the coat--have you thought about just making it yourself? or having someone make it for you. Shouldn't be that difficult a sewing project....

(the picture is of my daughter in her Yankee uniform at a small reenactment in WV)


Okay, I'll stop hijacking this introductory thread now Wink

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55 Re: Who's here? on Tue May 31, 2011 10:33 am

OMG, if only my future offspring could be so cute!!

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56 Re: Who's here? on Tue May 31, 2011 11:03 am

Thanks Very Happy

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57 Re: Who's here? on Tue May 31, 2011 11:05 am

She's not as tall as her musket yet, though. Couldn't have enlisted in the Revolutionary War! Razz

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58 Re: Who's here? on Tue May 31, 2011 3:13 pm

was that the requirement? gosh, considering how long some of those muskets were, I'd never be able to enlist (I'm only 5'2.) I had enough trouble with my rifle when I did CW reenacting that they ended up giving me a carbine to use instead (that's a carbine she's holding, a real 1860 Gallagher--one of the Rebs who "captured" her let her hold it for the picture Smile )

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59 Re: Who's here? on Tue May 31, 2011 3:15 pm

Yeah, the Brown Bess muskets were about 5' tall. You had to be as tall as your gun, and have at least three teeth to enlist, lol! (So that you could bite open the paper cartridge that held the musketball & powder.)

No minimum age requirement!

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60 Re: Who's here? on Tue May 31, 2011 10:12 pm

Well I'd meet the height requirements and I do have teeth, but given the grief I have gone through for my teeth I'm not sure I'd have had 3 by this age back then!!! lol

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61 Hey! on Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:52 pm

Hey guise!

I discovered this webcomic only a couple days ago, while doing research on my favorite Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton.

I've already read all the comics to date!

Anyways, a bit about me. I'm a International Relations major, with a minor in History. That's my goal at least, I'm still in college.

I'm 19, and from California. This isn't my first web forum, I'm a moderator on another site, Pixar Planet. I've had a life long love for history, especially American History. My favorite historical figures are Alexander Hamilton, Robert E. Lee, and Theodore Roosevelt.

I can't wait to start posting and make some friends!

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62 Re: Who's here? on Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:32 am

Helloooooo Dreamerfans! Smile) Call me ilovefrederick because that's my username and I do! He's like my favourite character and I have no idea why.
Anyway, just finished the series last week and waiting for more! It's awesome, Comic chic Smile) Keep up the good work!

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63 Re: Who's here? on Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:54 pm

Hi! And your avatar is Luna which means you are AWESOME!!!

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64 Re: Who's here? on Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:33 am

Hi Ilovefredrick! I second Caera's statment!!!

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65 Re: Who's here? on Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:54 pm

Greetings all!
I've been a Dreamer comic creeper for several months now, and comment only occasionally on the blog and updates. Probably high time that I introduce myself, I suppose Smile

So I'm this geeky nerdy wacky crazy (etc etc etc..) fifteen-goin'-on-sixteen-year-old. I'm from the Poconos in PA - dear old US of A, of course.
Seeing as several of you are or previously were homeschooled, I'll say that I am among the ranks of homeschooled antisocialites as well. Wink I suppose it's why my incredible fascination with the American Revolution has bloomed into a real passion.

My favorite historical people would be...ack! So many choices...I have a million old-time heroes...
Lafayette, Washington, John Paul Jones, Nathan Hale, snarky ol' Hammy, and John Adams are among my favorites. (Not exactly in that order either..)

And my favorite Dreamer moment? I'll second the person who quoted Nathan's "God forgive me, God forgive me!" as he took off Bea's hoops, and the moment just prior, when he yelled, "Pull up your skirts!!"
For the 21st century, the time when Ben grabs the red petticoat and uses it as a cape - "All for one and one for all!"

Ta-ta, laddies, till next time Wink

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66 Re: Who's here? on Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:49 pm

NikitehhWriter wrote:Greetings all!
I've been a Dreamer comic creeper for several months now, and comment only occasionally on the blog and updates. Probably high time that I introduce myself, I suppose Smile

So I'm this geeky nerdy wacky crazy (etc etc etc..) fifteen-goin'-on-sixteen-year-old. I'm from the Poconos in PA - dear old US of A, of course.
Seeing as several of you are or previously were homeschooled, I'll say that I am among the ranks of homeschooled antisocialites as well. Wink I suppose it's why my incredible fascination with the American Revolution has bloomed into a real passion.

My favorite historical people would be...ack! So many choices...I have a million old-time heroes...
Lafayette, Washington, John Paul Jones, Nathan Hale, snarky ol' Hammy, and John Adams are among my favorites. (Not exactly in that order either..)

And my favorite Dreamer moment? I'll second the person who quoted Nathan's "God forgive me, God forgive me!" as he took off Bea's hoops, and the moment just prior, when he yelled, "Pull up your skirts!!"
For the 21st century, the time when Ben grabs the red petticoat and uses it as a cape - "All for one and one for all!"

Ta-ta, laddies, till next time Wink

Oh my gosh! It is so esciting to meet a fellow Revolutionary War addict! I mean, there are tons on here, but the more I meet makes me feel better about my own crazy addiction! Very Happy And I second you on the heroes list. One question: Is Thaddeus Kociouszko on that list??????? He was awesome!Welcome fellow Dreamer follower an Revolutionary war enthusiast!

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67 Re: Who's here? on Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:42 pm

I've never heard of Thaddeous...Thadd...whatever... Wink Who was he? Ha and aren't we all Rev War addicts? This here be the nerd's corner of cyberspace, I thought! Very Happy

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68 Re: Who's here? on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:31 pm

Welcome fellow Home schooler/Dreamer addict/History GEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is Deborah Samson anywhere on that list? Or Phillis Wheatley??????? Question

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69 Re: Who's here? on Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:26 pm

NikitehhWriter wrote:I've never heard of Thaddeous...Thadd...whatever... Wink Who was he? Ha and aren't we all Rev War addicts? This here be the nerd's corner of cyberspace, I thought! Very Happy
Thaddeus Kociouszko was a Pole who served as a volunteer in America's army. He was an engineer. It was his plans of West Point that Arnold stole before committing treason.I cannot write his whole biography in just a few sentences, but I can recommend an excellent book on him: Peasant Prince- Thaddeus Kociouszko and The Age of Revolution by Alex Storozynski. Thomas Jefferson called him, "The purest son of liberty I know." Washington highly praised him. He was also granted honorary American citizenship. Smile
And yes, this is the nerd's corner of cyberspace. Very Happy

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70 Re: Who's here? on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:35 pm

Aha! Thank ye kindly for shedding light on that! I'd always wondered how on Earth evil ol' Arnold had gotten his paws on the West Point plans...I will certainly look into the book... Cool

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71 Re: Who's here? on Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:10 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm Tara, and I'm from Massachusetts. Very Happy

My favorite moments would be the conversation with Alan and Bea at the end of Issue 8, page 18 of Issue 10, and, you know, those most recent pages Razz .

But those are just a few of my favorites. Of course, I love every page of this!

I'm not really a webcomic person; I stumbled upon this just searching the internet. I'm so glad I did! The American Revolution is one of my favorite time periods, and this is such a fun read. I recommended it to some of my friends and they fell in love with it, too.

Keep up the fabulous work, Lora. Very Happy

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72 Hello! on Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:13 pm

Greetings from DC! I was link hopping when I discovered this wonderful comic and haven't been able to stop reading it (yes, even reread it multiple times..) Now I've began a hunt for stories like it.

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73 Re: Who's here? on Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:16 pm

Hello all!! My name is Samantha and I'm originally from Atlanta, GA but I've been a local of Charleston, SC for quite sometime now. It's great being so close to the ocean and Charleston is like a huge Revolutionary War historical site (along with the Civil War), so you bet I enjoy that! Very Happy Anywho, I guess my favorite Dreamer moment would have to be when Nathan said, "Pull up your skirt!" That page just never ceases to make me smile! Yep, I'm definitely a Nathan Hale fangirl Smile

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74 Re: Who's here? on Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:22 pm

Samantha, I'm Team Peeta too! ^__^ I can't wait for the movie!!

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75 Re: Who's here? on Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:58 pm

Eeeep!! Another Peeta fanatic! Very Happy I can't wait either!! I'm literally like counting down the days til' the movie comes out Smile By the way, LOVE the comic!!!

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