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Title: 新年好! Happy New Year!
Post by: Akima on 29 Jan 2014, 13:49
Happy New Year! Good Luck and Prosperity in the Year Of The Horse!
新年好! 恭喜发财! 萬事如意! 馬年!
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Post by: LeeC on 29 Jan 2014, 13:58
Happy New Year!
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Post by: Kugai on 29 Jan 2014, 13:59
(http://www.emoticones-avenue.com/emoticones/chinese_new_year_drum_01.gif)
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Post by: pwhodges on 29 Jan 2014, 15:10
(I smile inwardly at the memory that my mother called my father by the nickname "horse", and he her "mare".  It's not relevant, but it reminded me.  Naturally, I was "foal minor".)

Happy New Year to all who are now celebrating it!
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Post by: jwhouk on 29 Jan 2014, 15:18
And a happy one to you too... "Year of the Horse" should make Broncos fans happy in Denver (Especially if they win on Sunday!).
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Post by: Patrick on 29 Jan 2014, 15:34
right back at ya, Akima, and to the rest of you forum lot! <3
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Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Jan 2014, 16:02
Well since Akima already started the thread!

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1689556_10152253145545815_1392644900_n.jpg)

Happy New Year everyone! Nice to see the year of the horse return for the third time in my life time.
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Post by: Carl-E on 29 Jan 2014, 20:43
Hmm... 5th time for me.  And a happy and prosperous one to you all! 
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 29 Jan 2014, 22:02
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Post by: Jimor on 29 Jan 2014, 23:15
Happy New Year, everybody!  :-D
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Post by: Loki on 29 Jan 2014, 23:57
Ohhey, it's my year!
Happy new year everbody!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Jan 2014, 05:31
Akima, or anyone else sufficiently versed in Chinese culture, where can I find a legitimate source of info on what year I was born in? My birthday is on Monday so different lists tell me different things because they've been simplified and ignore the fact that the calendars don't always match up.
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Post by: Loki on 30 Jan 2014, 10:06
WolframAlpha knows!
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=chinese+zodiac+01th+January+1970
Just replace 01th January 1970 with the date required.
Title: Re: 新年好! Happy New Year!
Post by: Akima on 30 Jan 2014, 13:41
Loki's link works fine, and gives your "element" as well as your animal. :-)  It isn't usually the day of the week that confuses people about the year in which they are born for the Chinese zodiac. People born in January or February can be confused because Chinese New Year is a "movable feast" falling in the Gregorian calendar on different dates each year between January 21 and February 20.

Pro tip: There are Five Elements (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Xing) in Chinese astrology/alchemy/geomancy: Wood (木 mů), Fire (火 huǒ), Earth (土 tǔ), Metal (金 jīn), and Water (水 shuǐ). The word "element" is really a mistranslation, derived by analogy from the Ancient Greek (and thus Western) idea of four elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water).

This is the year of the Wood Horse, so I suppose we should all beware Greeks bearing gifts...
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Post by: ev4n on 30 Jan 2014, 14:27
...but large wooden badgers are fine....
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Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Jan 2014, 15:32
Yes, that's what I meant - Monday (as in the one coming) is between those two dates, so sometimes it's before the New Year and sometimes it's after. Simplistic calendars that just say "February 1990-January 1991" or whatever overlook the slippage into which my birthdate fell.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Jan 2014, 15:37
I've known I'm a metal horse, but I'm not sure what that means exactly.
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Post by: Loki on 30 Jan 2014, 16:02
I am a cowboy
on a steel horse I ride
I am wanted
Dead or alive
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 31 Jan 2014, 00:08
That is terrible and THE BEST.
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Post by: Metope on 31 Jan 2014, 00:49
Happy new year! I am apparently an Earth Dragon, pretty cool.
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Post by: snalin on 31 Jan 2014, 01:16
Loki,



Also happy new year!
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 31 Jan 2014, 01:20
新年快乐!

Apparently I'm a fire tiger.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 31 Jan 2014, 14:11
Apparently Jimmy is as old as me. Take that, thread derail!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 31 Jan 2014, 14:14
Or significantly older! How many years older would that need to be?
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 31 Jan 2014, 14:14
all of them
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Post by: Barmymoo on 31 Jan 2014, 14:16
Aka sixty, according to Wikipedia.
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Post by: de_la_Nae on 31 Jan 2014, 14:29
That is less than my guess. D;
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 31 Jan 2014, 15:00
I've known I'm a metal horse, but I'm not sure what that means exactly.

Exactly nothing, unless you want it to.

The Chinese Zodiac is about as reliable as the European one in that it gives very general traits that may or may not apply to literally anyone.

If it resonates with you and if it helps you in your life I suppose there's little harm in it, other than willfully believing false information which is silly.
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Post by: Lines on 31 Jan 2014, 15:09
Apparently I'm a fire tiger.

Me too! Thanks for sharing that link, Loki. Very interesting details.

Happy New Year everyone!
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Post by: GarandMarine on 31 Jan 2014, 15:20
I've known I'm a metal horse, but I'm not sure what that means exactly.

Exactly nothing, unless you want it to.


Well yes I knew that bit. It was more what aforementioned general traits assigned to said metal horses were.
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Post by: pwhodges on 31 Jan 2014, 15:29
I like being a

(http://cassland.org/images/QC/Fire_Dog.jpg)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 31 Jan 2014, 15:38
Lots of fire type individuals around here.

Metal Horses:
(http://3b4efb995be6c5c64252-c03f075f8191fb4e60e74b907071aee8.r12.cf1.rackcdn.com/334343_1373476519.3193.jpg)
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Post by: Metope on 31 Jan 2014, 16:32
My boyfriend is a fire dragon. No wonder he's so smokin' hot! Also a relationship between two dragons has got to be pretty sizzling.



(... That is probably not how this works at all but I am going to say it is anyway)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 31 Jan 2014, 16:51
Akima's gonna come back to this half a page or so of derp and just be like:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dfAfdhqOtD0/UjYZJvgjyOI/AAAAAAAAAxU/MLfPEcIQ47A/s320/itcrowd-facepalm.gif)
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Post by: Metope on 31 Jan 2014, 16:55
 Yeeeep I am fully aware. Sorry in advance, Akima.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 31 Jan 2014, 17:42
My zodiac sign is a fluffy unicorn. I'm sure that exists, look it up.
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Post by: jwhouk on 31 Jan 2014, 19:12
I'm just a fire ram.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 31 Jan 2014, 20:21
Hmmmm....I am a wood ox and husband is a water dog. Not sure how those interact!  :-P




Happy New Year!
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Post by: GarandMarine on 31 Jan 2014, 20:54
(http://www.dogwallpapers.net/wallpapers/portuguese-water-dog-with-a-ball-photo.jpg)

The cheese's hubby?
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Post by: Lines on 31 Jan 2014, 21:11
Hmm, my husband is also a fire tiger. One of us is a Capricorn and the other is a Taurus. I'll let you guess who has the more fiery personality... :-P

(I don't really believe in astrology, but it makes an interesting read.)
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Post by: Metope on 01 Feb 2014, 00:56
Yeah no, I am a Libra and a dragon which I believe should mean I'm pretty much the ultimate leader type, which is probably as wrong as it gets. Astrology can be pretty fun to joke about, but it doesn't go much deeper than that.
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Post by: Carl-E on 01 Feb 2014, 17:41
Water Tiger. 

(http://www.martinspribble.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/tiger-swimming.jpg)


I always found it interesting that they're the only big cat that swims. 
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Post by: Redball on 01 Feb 2014, 18:26
I wonder what they look like. They wouldn't be caught dead dog-paddling.
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Post by: Carl-E on 01 Feb 2014, 19:07
Fixed the image.  Look up. 
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Post by: Lines on 01 Feb 2014, 19:10
Still broken...
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Post by: snalin on 02 Feb 2014, 03:08
"The owner of this website (www.martinspribble.com) does not allow hotlinking to that resource (/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/tiger-swimming.jpg)."

You can copy-paste http://www.martinspribble.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/tiger-swimming.jpg into the url to see it.
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Post by: Carl-E on 02 Feb 2014, 19:56
Oh, for the love of... 

How about now? 

(http://indulgy.net/57/jF/i8/146296687864841114LMmuYZgbc.jpg)
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Feb 2014, 19:58
Rawr!
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Post by: pwhodges on 03 Feb 2014, 01:28
What people miss is that once their browser has shown them the image, they will continue to see it even if they set up a hotlink which is blocked (until their cache expires it, anyway).  The way to check if your link is working is to open the forum in a different browser which doesn't have the image cached.
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Post by: jwhouk on 03 Feb 2014, 02:36
Welp, that wasn't exactly an auspicious start to the Year of the Horse - at least, not in Denver.