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Merry Christmas and SHIPS!!!

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 4:25 AM


I friggin' love this grey weather, like you have no idea. So I leap on any chance I get to go out into it, and as always I force :icongellyh: to come with me. Following some advice we went to the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam yesterday to see the LKJSDKLZDJLKS replica of the18th century East Indiaman Amsterdam.


Caution: Slippery when wet.


EEEEEEEEE SHIPS!!! Of course this totally counts as research for my animation major this year and everything,


The Captain gets all the best things.


Chillin' in the Captain's Cabin.


To the Captain's Command!

We found some BARRELS!!


Biggest goddamn barrels I've ever seen.

And also tried our hands at the guns.


Gellyh knows how to use a swivel cannon.


Evidently ... I don't.

But it was seriously cramped in there, especially in the guests' cabins for transporting important people.



No, I mean really, really cramped.

Fooling around top-side:



Fabulous view from up here, daaarling~

And then there was a gallery full of sexy maritime facts and sexy maritime instruments and sexy maritime paintings and it was bene~



Unfortunately, Gelly managed to hurt her knee somehow so she's a little bit invalid now. Hopefully if all goes well we'll be catching The Hobbit tonight in theaters regardless, even if it means I'll have to carry her around if I wanna sightsee some more ...

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, and Have A Damn Good Day Anyway to those who don't. I'm not religious myself but I get aaaall the feels regardless, and I think you all should too!


--Sak

  • Listening to: Christmas Carols
  • Reading: Signs written in Dutch ...
  • Watching: Movies I need to catch up on
  • Playing: Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Eating: OLIEBOLLEEEENNNNN!!!!!
  • Drinking: Soy milk.
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:iconshadowofnights:
ShadowOfNights Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heeheee, looks like a lot of fun. Hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New YEars!
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:iconjsweethome:
Jsweethome Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Ships are the best, the Star of India is a great ship too.
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:iconyourownshadow:
YourOwnShadow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I rode by that ship when I took my little boat trip through Amsterdam. :3
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LadySparrow01 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, looks like you guys had a lot of fun. XD Happy Christmas!
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:iconelectricpoodle:
ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good God, you look so cute in these pics! :) I take it, touring the ship made you UBER-happy, no? Merry(belated)Christmas to you, too!
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:iconmarissasunshine:
MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hahaha, your pics were funny ^^
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:iconpier101:
pier101 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Hmm. How tall are you? Back then the higher average height for a man was about 5'6".
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:iconcanadian-rainwater:
Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I believe I'm just over 5'7".
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:iconpier101:
pier101 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Huh. Maybe I got it wrong. Then again, sailors have usually been pretty short. I went to the Battleship Wisconsin with my family. My Dad is 6'4", my older brothers are 6'2" and 6', and I'm teetering on the edge of 6'1". If I had a nickel for every time we hit our heads, I'd be a very rich man indeed. Only my mom and little brother were in the clear.
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:iconcanadian-rainwater:
Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Those cabins were forsleeping in only. I don't think maximum comfort was what they had in mind when they constructed it.
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wahh, oliebolleennnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconaika17:
Aika17 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
you look right at home on that ship Sak. life at sea seems to suit you. Happy (belated) Christmas.
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:iconredrebel353:
RedRebel353 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Enter Smosh Reference here -->) CANON PEN1S!!!!!
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Tarenja Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How long are you going to be in Amsterdam for? I live there myself. I was kind of going to ask if we could meet up but I'm afraid I'd make a huge idiot of myself and stand there grinning sheepishly if I did see you XDD
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:iconsandalwood01:
sandalwood01 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas to you too :)
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:iconveyn:
veyn Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Oh good grief. You two make the most wonderful faces. XD
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:iconkwallie:
kwallie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh man, I work like five minutes walking from there! (:
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:icondarkthiefaya:
DarkThiefAya Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Oooooooooook I'm happy you had fun. Very lucky!
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:iconmurielle:
Murielle Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
AH! LUCKY! Nothing beats first hand reference! And gawd, I could spend forever taking pictures of every little thing on that boat! *quietly saves a few*

Happy Christmas! [link]
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:iconcanadian-rainwater:
Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
There are dozens more photos where this came from. I'll have to do a cross-section of the ships again after this!
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:iconmurielle:
Murielle Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Sweeeeeet.
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:iconlady-crusaderkira:
Lady-CrusaderKira Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D And a Merry Christmas to you too!
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DragonoftheMoon13 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, I can totally picture you as Louis and Gelleh as James in these pics... NICE! XD
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:iconfarbjous:
Farbjous Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I can hear your brain orgasming from looking at the ship from here. XD
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:iconcanadian-rainwater:
Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Sak brain-cum. Just everywhere.
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:iconreneerienties:
ReneeRienties Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You guys are insane!!! I LOVE IT! XD
And a verry merry christmas to you guys!!! :D
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:iconsaya-aria:
Saya-Aria Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
That looked very fun!
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:iconherebellama:
Herebellama Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Merry Christmas! ^^
(and watch where you aim that gun/cannon.)
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:iconmyricae91:
Myricae91 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope you're having fun ( ok, I see it XD ). Merry Christmas!!
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StarFlucks Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thos photos XDDDDD
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:iconmataalturtle:
MataalTurtle Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Merry Christmas :D :D This looks like you had so much fun. Me? I just hung around a bunch of drunk Russians (vodka, vodka everywhere. It was fun, though).
And I am jealous o0o I want to see the Hobbit, too. But I need to finish the original trilogy first v.v
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:iconcanadian-rainwater:
Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well technically The Hobbit takes place before LOTR.
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:iconmataalturtle:
MataalTurtle Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah XD But I'm the kind of person that watches/plays/reads media in the order it comes out...though maybe I'll sneak into the theaters with a friend and see it sometime soon.
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Cloudrunner64 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That ship looks amazing. I want to touch it. But I see you already did. :eyes:

Merry Christmas to you and Ghelly both! :la:
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:iconbethanneart:
BethanneArt Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you two had fun!
Derpy fun is best fun.
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
:la: That looks awesome, and I love how excited you get about ships. I would have too!
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:iconstupidyou3:
stupidyou3 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol your Swivel Cannon pic XD
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:iconoptio-centuriae:
Optio-Centuriae Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Merry Christmas! :tighthug:
Love the photos and James and Louis!
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:iconlesatho:
lesatho Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas you crazies! Looks like you're having a great time :D
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:iconcanadian-rainwater:
Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
So much fun!! Too bad Gelly's knee is all banged up right now, AAAAALL THE SIGHTSEEING!
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:iconlesatho:
lesatho Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Taking it too rough on the poor girl ;)
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:iconcsnsai:
CsNsAi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Merry Christmas 8{D
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:icondeppfan85:
deppfan85 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love, love, LOVE your coat! Sojealous :/
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:iconkimmicomics:
KimmiComics Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Research ALL the ships :D
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:iconkaiju-borru-zetto:
Kaiju-Borru-Zetto Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wrrryyyyyyy! THOSE SHIPS! THEY ARE A KICKASSNESS * A *
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xxTmaar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
If you're interested and (might) have some time to spare, in Lelystad (about 20 minutes away from Amsterdam) there's the Batavia dockyard, complete with forge, a cannon collection and VOC ship The Batavia. Also, during the christmas holidays they have tons of workshops to do and re-enactments...So yeah! :) And Merry Christmas of course to the both of you!
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:iconcanadian-rainwater:
Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
We know of it, but it's a little too out of the way. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Glablit Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist
You look like alot of fun to be around. lol
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:iconjowain92:
Jowain92 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Merry Christmas, I envy you to go aboard that ship, I'm a sucker for those old time ships :P
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:iconfreakxofxnature:
FreakxOfxNature Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Christmas! You guys look like you have a lot of fun together XD
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