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Inbrünstig singt die Mannschaft, jeder für sich:
Gott, behüte mich vor Unglück,
Vater, Sohn und heiliger Geist,
Daß mich nicht Granaten treffen,
Daß die Luder, unsre Feinde,
Mich nicht fangen, nicht erschießen,
Daß ich nicht wie'n Hund verrecke
Für das teure Vaterland.

Sieh, ich möchte gern noch leben,
Kühe melken, Mädchen stopfen
Und den Schuft, den Sepp, verprügeln,
Mich noch manches Mal besaufen
Bis zu meinem selgen Ende.
Sieh, ich bete gut und gerne
Täglich sieben Rosenkränze,
Wenn du, Gott, in deiner Gnade
Meinen Freund, den Huber oder
Meier, tötest, mich verschonst.

Aber muß ich doch dran glauben,
Laß mich nicht zu schwer verwunden.
Schick mir einen leichten Beinschuß,
Eine kleine Armverletzung,
Daß ich als ein Held zurückkehr,
Der etwas erzählen kann.


The men are singing fervently, every man thinking of himself:
God, protect me from accidents,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
Don’t let shells hit me,
Don’t let those bastards, our enemies,
Catch me or shoot me,
Don’t let me snuff it like a dog
For my dear Fatherland.

Look, I’d like to go on living,
Milking cows, stuffing girls
And beating up that blighter Sepp,
Getting tight many more times
Before I die like a Christian.
Look, I’ll pray well and willingly,
I’ll say seven rosaries a day,
If you, God, in your mercy
Will kill my friend Huber, or
Meier, and spare me.

But if I get my lot,
Don’t let me be too badly wounded.
Send me a slight leg wound,
A small arm injury,
So that I may return home as a hero
Who has a tale to tell.

— Alfred Lichtenstein, "Gebet vor der Schlacht" ("Prayer before Battle"), 1914

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El-Thorvaldo
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Salutations, dear visitor! I am El-Thorvaldo, alias Thorvald of Lym, or simply Thorvald. In whatever spare time isn't consumed by computer games, I draw cartoons. I've been doodling since before I was in school, and while I will probably never make a career out of it, it's a hobby I enjoy and continue to improve upon. I've been told I am also a gifted writer, although I have yet to complete anything worth formal publication. The common topics of my musings include comedy, war and geopolitics, and the fantastical/supernatural, which when taken together have provided the foundation for a number of projects over the years.

Those that know me, know me over at CivFanatics as one of the lead contributors to and de facto boss of the collaborative comic, "DRAW Your Own Story". I'm also an on-and-off participant in the "Imperium Offtopicum" geopolitical roleplaying games likewise hosted on CFC. Most of what I showcase here has to do with one of these two subjects.

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GenSamus Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dolan Trump is a reality:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oiAuU…

(Fast forward to 2:10 mark)
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El-Thorvaldo Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You'd think with a title like that, the least they'd do is dedicate the whole vid to him... HAV - Henry VIII of England 3 
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GenSamus Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any future Roll to Dodge rounds, don't notify me about them since all I do is get killed and get bad rolls in them.
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El-Thorvaldo Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
lol k c:
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GenSamus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First Brexit, now Trump :|
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El-Thorvaldo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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GenSamus Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But Rocket ain't no Tym Nightshade :p. Rocket is more overt where as....Tym is more subtle :p.
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El-Thorvaldo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
At least, he will be once we get to that comic... 10 Wink
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GenSamus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my feeling of the US Election in a nutshell:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBH_QW…
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El-Thorvaldo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
"Be sure to tune in this Tuesday for the series finale of America!" :XD:

I was going to ask if returning blank ballots is a thing in the US, then I remembered it's the electoral colleges that decide who's President so it wouldn't matter anyway.
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