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accio
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Happy Birthday!
[Party]

Birthday wishes from the other side. (just in case)

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Λαβύρινθος
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Thank you, Keiko. At least my thread was not in vain.

Happy birthday, Mr Card. I'm still waiting for I-Con2(R)!

I wrote you a little, lame sonnet, too:

Today, kind sir, your day of birth has come,
And none of us forgot it’s a delight;
You shall be praised all day long though the night,
Until you drink the pain way with rum.
You see, I think that you’re better than some,
For you’re a polymath – and at first sight:
That’s why we all think that you’re made of might
Who studies till all topics end up numb.
This day I wish you birthday presents more,
For you deserve the most that all can give!
You gave us books – we read them to the core,
To you I dedicate the game of Civ.
Be free and drink your troubles all away,
For this, sir, is your ultimate-joy-day!

I know it's not up to your reading standards (not to mention writing), and I can hardly say it is up to mine (and I read much crap), but this is from me to you. I didn't entitle the sonnet, by the way. How about "On Card"?


Yours truthfully,
Jonathan Howard

[ August 24, 2005, 08:04 AM: Message edited by: Λαβύρινθος ]

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Hamson
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Just thought I'd stop by here to wish you a happy birthday before I set out for school. So without further ado... Happy birthday! [Party] [Hat]

Thanks for all of the wonderful stories you've shared with us (and hopefully will keep sharing with us).

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Happy Birthday!
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ElaRibeira
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday, though I admit I did not actually know the date, and I am completely trusting the Original Posters assesment that this is the date. I just got out of Science Fiction class (1st day) and ironic as it is, your compendium of Sci Fi masterpieces is required reading. So in honor of both occasions Ill compose a minor poem.

There comes a time but once a year
When men are counted older
Where marks of age gradually appear
The temperature wanes a bit colder

Where walking seems no longer as grand
And running loses appeal
Food starts tasting alittle bland-
All common things men feel

The candle costs on every cake
Start getting quite expensive
Fingers hands and arms do quake
Arthritis gets extensive

The world, less like the home we knew
And People look like strangers
Our friends alive appear to be few
The only abundance are dangers

You might throw your hip
You might get cancer
Lose feeling in your lip
Forget the right answer
Fall down the stairs
Lose your eye sight
Chemo out your hairs
Sustain rabid dog bite
You could fall into a coma
Turn out red piss
Succumb to nematoda
If you know what that is

(take a breath and pause)

If my writings gave you a chill
And you dont want to live at all
I pray although your over the hill
I hope your hills' real tall

Yes your more of whiner today
More prone to tears of weeping
But last of all I'd like to say
Theres enough of you worth keeping.
-Taylor B

All joking aside I would like to sincerely Thank you so much Mr. Card for living to see another day and blessing all of us with the benefits of your existance. May the strength that has borne you thus far, repeat this task again. Happy Birthday feel free to tell us all how old you are today.

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Happy Birthday Mr. Card
Live long and enjoy it!


[The Wave]

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Happy Birthday!
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W00t! happy birthday OSC!
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Λαβύρινθος
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Great job, blacky! Good poem, though it needs a little touching.

But who gives a damn? My sonnet sucks anyway.

Happy birthday, Mr Card, for the 2576238476234th time.

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Holy merciful crap. Everybodys birthday is in August. My Nephew, my sister, my brother-in-law, my step-dad, and now my idol.
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Happy birthday! I hope it goes well- which really means- I hope you're having a better time than just sitting around hoping your fans to remember your birthday.
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Hope you get to have a nice restful Birthday! And then get to work on Lovelock!
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Happy Birthday Mr. Card!
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speaking of coincidences: What does it mean that I join this chat on OSC's birthday? Happy birthday! And hello, everyone!
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I was out of town and off-line on your birthday, so Happy Belated Birthday! And thanks for the many presents you have given (and continue to give) to us!
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Today's my birthday. August is certainly an august month, isn't it?
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Happy Birthday OSC! I have to post this amusing birthday poem I found online.

Happy birthday, darling!
Even though you're not with me.
Right now you're with someone else
Temporarily.
I know I am the wild cat
Who'll get you in the end,
Not only your hot lover, but
Your best and truest friend.

So have a happy birthday
And remember my sweet kiss.
It's waiting for you when you turn
To me, your fated bliss.

[ROFL]

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