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Casual Raiders, A True Kinship

Casual Raiders, a true kinship for all,
On Brandywine, still standing tall,

Casual Raiders, the ever daring,
Taking challenges, headlight staring,

Casual Raiders, a mix of casuals and hardcore,
Stronger and larger than ever before,

Casual Raiders, with our beer and wine,
Daring, defying, conquerer of the Nine,

Casual Raiders, a family kinship,
Built on respect and trust and friendship,

Casual Raiders, helpful and willing,
Raiding in game or in TS chilling,

Casual Raiders, a way of life, a shinning ray,
Striving to keep the darkness at bay,

Casual Raiders, the familiar song,
Our home, this is where we belong,

Casual Raiders, a true kinship for all,
Risen to occasion and to never fall.

Casual Raiders, A Tale To Tell

Casual Raiders,  a tale to tell,
Sound the alarm, ring the bell,

We started with an idea,  a vision, 
A true kinship of people, without division,

Loyalty is something that cannot be taught,
Good people above good players we sought,

Many answered my plea, my call,
To pick eachother up when we fall,

We filled our ranks, we steadily grew,
Conquering many challenges with our crew,

A kinship was born, we are here to stay,
Leaving behind people, mean and fey,

Casual Raiders,  taking everyone along,
This is our kinship,  it’s where we belong.

A Tale of Casual Raiders

Hello, let me tell you a story tonight,
About our kinship, of it’s glory and might,

Casual Raiders is the name of our kin,
Casuals and hardcores, together for the win,

It started with pugs, with a vision in sight,
A community of players, close-knit and tight,

Then craters and trophy collectors joined our ranks,
We accepted amazing healers, dps’ers and tanks,

Slowly and steadily it grew,
Having fun like I never knew,

Raiding daily, facing challenges head on,
Estelali and by his side mower of lawn,

The love for Tolkien forever in heart,
Always together and never apart,

If you’re wondering what this kin is about,
We laugh,  we smile,  we raid,  we shout,

To be with us, you gotta have a thick skin,
We are a casual kin,  we’re not mean within,

As long as you’re respectful, you’re free,
You are welcome to join raids or chill in Bree, 

Our kin is friendly and a safe place,
After raids we like to do a DoS race,

We got creepy Wednesdays and throwback Thursdays,
Orthanc Fridays and Ereborian Saturdays and Sundays,

On top of it, we love our surprise raids and runs,
Rift and DN, OD and BG, and other classical ones,

We love taking the first timers along,
Their happiness is music to our song,

All these rhymes and verses I wrote,
I still think about my abandoned boat,

Roaming Middle-earth from Gondor to Bree,
On Brandywine, Casual Raiders is the place to be,

The haters are gonna always hate,
But hate doesn’t make anyone great,

It’s about inclusion and not exclusion,
Join us and draw your own conclusion.

Black Sheep

In a bar of sheep black,
The discussion among our wolf pack,

Different opinions,  strong views,
The passion in words,  the valid argument they use,

A country divided, who is right,
Poor are suffering,  rich have the might,

Every region has a story, crisis around,
Every country suffering, ego on the ground,

Shall we sit and discuss or start a revolution,
Is it time to take actions,  it is time to find the solution,

The  discussion is never ending,
The people involved just keep pretending,

To know it all,  but fact of life,
Is complex and complicated,  the strife,

The effort never ends,  people in power lie,
But in the end we all die,

We want to help the people in need,
Provide shelter for them and feed them,  and do a good deed,

Egoism brings us nowhere,  in giving is the true joy,
Life is a precious gift,  it is not a toy,

Individuals cannot save the world, we must gather the troops,
In company of like minded people,  helping others in groups,

Rise rise rise and take what is yours,
Take the control,  take the reigns,  the power is yours.

For Me?

Wish I didnt have to do it,
There is no chance to avoid it,
They said I was mad to do it,
But this is what fate had for me,  

This cursed life on the run,
Sweating under the sun,
Mourning while holding a gun,
There is no escape for me,  

I run and death follows,
Betrayed by all my fellows
No goodbyes and no hello’s,
There is no friend in need for me,  

I remember when life was pleasing,
Enjoyed being fun and appeasing,
Flirting with them and teasing,
Now there is no savior for me,  

These hardships, twists and turns,
To kindle that fire which burns,
A fire of passion, a job that earns,
In crisis, is there any hope for me?  

I am broken, confused and lost,
Army of devils, no heavenly host,
Willing to endure and suffer the most,
Is there any atonement for me?

I believed

I believed in a thing called love,
Eternal happiness, blessing from above,

I believed in a thing called loyalty,
Promises kept, unquestionable fidelity,

I believed in making up,
Talking things over, patching up,

I believed in destiny,
Power of love, not money,

I believed in goodness, in empathy,
Caring for fellow human, in sympathy,

I believed in truth of friendships,
Sticking together through all the hardships,

A Song

I am walking here and walking along,
Thinking of life, waiting the dawn,
People who left, people who are gone,
Best friends forever? No I was so wrong,
But life goes on,
I gotta be strong,
I have to move on,
They didn’t belong,
so I sit here and write this song,
With my herb in the bong,

He Lived

It was a cold starry night and he just got back to Amsterdam in train. Today he went to meet his friend in another city. He had met him through internet before but today was the first time they ever met. John took him to his home and they had second breakfast together. Then they went for cycling around the beautiful green woods and played Tolkien trivia. It was a beautiful sunny day but the clouds had started gathering.

He got off the train at central station and went to the tram stop. It was cold but he felt so much full of energy and full of confidence. He looked to his left and saw a beautiful girl also waiting for her bus. Gathering up his courage, he approached her and asked her ,”How are you doing?” The girl smiled and said,”I am fine thank you, How are you?” “Fine too”, he replied. “I came from Italy for a week”, he told her.

“Oh that’s really great. Are you enjoying it so far?”

“Yes it has been really great. There is some big party tonight that I was invited to. Do you want to come?”

“Oh I don’t really go to parties that much but thanks”, she backed away a bit.

You idiot, what was the hurry. You blew your chance. “Oh no problem. So what do..”, he started but was cut off because she had started talking to couple of guys who were standing to her right.

Feeling mixed emotions he put a smile to his face and nodded a good bye to her as she took her bus with the other two guys.  What a bitch..Nah! What an idiot who doesn’t know how to ask out a girl.

He took his tram back to his hotel. Alex and Cameron were waiting for him when he reached his room.

“Let me just change my clothes and then I am ready to go”, he told them before they could complain about him being late.

John’s mother made a traditional Holland dish for him. Mashed potatoes with sausages and vegetables. He really liked it and complimented her on her cooking. John’s room was a mess, a mess full of books. They both were huge Tolkien nerds. He convinced John to install LOTRO and he did, they made a character for him, a temporary character obviously, till John could come up with a unique elvish name. After playing some LOTRO, they took his dog out for a walk, they walked on old mounds and also tried to find the bunnies, but they never found any.

Which shirt to wear. Ah this one. Holding up his black Stone Cold t-shirt. He quickly changed into it. They decided to walk to the club. It was crowded when they arrived there. The music was loud. They got the drinks. He had never been to a club before, nor had he ever danced before. But his metamorphosis had started.He liked the sound of music, the beat, the shaking of butt, the dancing. He knew no moves but he was athletic enough to copy others. He saw a group of girls dancing and he started copying them, Soon enough they noticed him and asked him to join them.

ooo Yeah! He did.

He told them about himself and his week vacation. They were all very friendly and inviting. One girl especially got his attention. She had a certain mean girl look to her, which he loved so much in girls, and she was a blond.

“So are you single”, the words escaped his mouth before he could stop them. What the fuck is wrong with you!!

But to his surprise she did not mind the question, probably because she was drunk or maybe its a blond thing. Whatever it was, they started talking and dancing together. Music does bring people together. After sometime it became difficult for him to breath. Lets say it was because of the heat and loud music.

“I will be right back, need to smoke”, he lied. He fought his way across the jam packed dance floor and into the smoking/pool room. He got his breath back.

There is just something about Indians and Pakistanis, that no matter how you are dressed or what your hair style is, you just instantly recognize each other. So when this two Indian guys entered the room with beers in their hands, he spotted them at once and they spotted him at once. The language they spoke is called Punjabi, which I will not write here. In the common tongue this is what they said..

“Hey dude! Pakistani or Indian?”, the more stylish looking guy asked.

“Pakistani here and you guys must be from India..I came here for a week from Italy”

“Yes brother we are Indians. Welcome. Enjoying the party buddy?”

“Yeah bro its really great. Do you guys smoke?”

“Yeah, you have some?”

“Yeah, I bought it yesterday”. He took out his smoking pipe and filled it and lit it. You were allowed to smoke anything in the pool area. I took a long shot and passed it to his new friends. They took the hits. The magic pipe at once started its magic and in just 5 minutes they were all playing pool together and laughing and dancing. Talking about life and its mysteries and how their pool table was like the solar system and the balls were like planets and what would happen if we got hit by an asteroid right now. It was a merry moment.

Oh damn!! the girl!? “I should go now, it was really nice meeting you guys, peace brothers!” He rushed back into the dance room before they said their good byes. He fought his way across the dance floor back to where he was before, but the beautiful blond fairy princess was gone, and two dudes were sitting where she was. He gave himself a hard-ish slap on his head and sat down. Soon Alex and Cameron also joined him.

“Where were you, we were looking for you everywhere”, Alex said.

“Yeah just dancing and meeting people”, he said, forcing a smile on his face.

They stayed there some more and danced together before leaving for their hotel.

They finally found two empty seats. John sat in front of him. They played “speaking elvish” on his way back to Amsterdam. John had to get off because it was late and he had to return to his home taking the last train. An old guy replaced him on his seat. On his right, 3 girls were sitting. They started talking in loud voices and somehow they started talking to him.

“You look really cute, you wanna go grab a drink when we reach Amsterdam?”, one of them said.

He had a puzzled look on his face and didn’t know what to make of this invitation. But before he could say anything, the older guy sitting in front of him spoke,

“Leave this poor guy alone you three, if you want drink, go have them yourself, you hooligans”

“Thank you for that”, he told the man.”I am Ali, I came here from Italy for a week”, he gave him his hand.

“I am Thijs Berg, I direct movies”, he said, shaking his hand. They talked about what movies he made. He told him that he often comes to Italy, while the hooligans were still talking in loud voices but they ignored them. They got off at Amsterdam Centraal.”Well it was nice talking to you Mr. Thijs Berg. Good Bye”, he waved. “Likewise. Good Bye”, he walked to his taxi and he walked to his tram stop.

They reached their hotel, all exhausted and tired. He waved them bye to their room before going to his own. It was a good day today. For the first time in his life he lived. He changed into pajamas and went to bed dreaming about the beautiful blond fairy princess angel.

The Religion

Hi to my JiGs, Kliq, Scouts, Friends and all visitors.
 
The Introduction:
Today i am going to share with u a very important part of my life, which i hold dearer to anything else, offcourse i am talking about My Religion. My religion is very important to me and I am a believer of God to its full extent. The name of my religion is Islam. The word Islam comes from the arabic word salam, which means peace and also from salm, which means submitting, so the word Islam means “The peace attained by submitting your will to the will of God”. Islam is not only a religion but its a complete way of life to live a perfect life. Islam is based on five Pillar, namely:
1.Believing that there is only one God and that Muhammad(peace be upon him) is His Last Messenger and Prophet
2.Praying five times a day to be in constant rememberance of your Creator
3.Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan
4.Giving 2.5% of your wealth to the poor and needy as obligatory charity
5.Performing pilgrimage to Mekkah once in a lifetime if you have resources
 
The followers of Islam are called Muslims. Other then the above fiver pillars, the muslims also believe in:
 
All Prophets of God including Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad(peace be upon them all)
All Holy Books from God including Bible(Given to Moses,David and Jesus(peace be upon them all) and Quran(Given to Muhammad(peace be upon him)
All Angels of God including Gabriel, Michael etc
 
Muslims are to believe in all above without even an ounce of doubt in their mind. To deny any of the above is to deny Islam and anyone who denies them is no longer a Muslim. Muslims also believe without even an ounce of doubt in:
 
The Miraclous birth of Prophet Jesus(peace be upon him)
The Virginity of Maria/Merry(Mother of Jesus)
The Miracles of Jesus(peace be upon him),Giving life to dead,healing people who had diseases,making a bird from clay and it became real etc
The Miracles of Moses(peace be upon him),Spliting the sea in two halves,turning his staff into serpent etc
The Day of Judgment
Life after Death