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Here is your sword: faith in our life, in the human worth. August 7, 2011

Posted by Erin Ptah in Fandom, News Roundup.
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Quick things–

1. Had TDS and TCR tickets right in a row, but couldn’t find a place to crash overnight, so I had to cancel one. Opted to keep TDS, as I’ve already been to a TCR taping. The bus tickets are squared away; I’ll be seeing Jon do TDS live for the first time on August 18. (Now watch Colbert end up having an amazing guest on the 17th.)

2. There is an awesome magical girl multifandom fic swap currently acepting signups! Go check it out.

3. Thundercaaaaaaaaaaaats. *_* (More on this later.)

4. Til Ungdommen (“To Youth” – a Norwegian dirge) sung in Oslo Cathedral in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack. Someone on FFA did a quick translation, which I’m copying here for posterity, and because I know I want to be able to find it again.

Kringsatt av Fiender,
gå inn i din tid!
Under en blodig storm –
vi deg til strid!

Kanskje du spør i angst,
udekket, åpen:
hva skal jeg kjempe med
hva er mitt våpen?

Her er ditt vern mot vold,
her er ditt sverd:
troen på livet vårt,
menneskets verd.

For all vår fremtids skyld,
søk det og dyrk det,
dø om du må – men:
øk det og styrk det!

Stilt går granatenes
glidende bånd
Stans deres drift mot død
stans dem med ånd!

Krig er forakt for liv.
Fred er å skape.
Kast dine krefter inn:
døden skal tape!

Elsk og berik med drøm
alt stort som var!
Gå mot det ukjente
fravrist det svar.

Ubygde kraftverker,
ukjente stjerner.
Skap dem, med skånet livs
dristige hjerner!

Edelt er mennesket,
jorden er rik!
Finnes her nød og sult
skyldes det svik.

Knus det! I livets navn
skal urett falle.
Solskinn og brød og ånd
eies av alle.

Da synker våpnene
maktesløs ned!
Skaper vi menneskeverd
skaper vi fred.

Den som med høyre arm
bærer en byrde,
dyr og umistelig,
kan ikke myrde.

Dette er løftet vårt
fra bror til bror:
vi vil bli gode mot
menskenes jord.

Vi vil ta vare på
skjønnheten, varmen
som om vi bar et barn
varsomt på armen!

Surrounded by enemies
Engage with your time.
During a bloody storm
Devote yourself to battle.

You might ask, in fear,
uncovered, open:
What shall I fight with,
what is my weapon?

Here is your defence against violence
Here is your sword:
faith in our life,
in the human worth.

For the sake of all our future,
seek it, and venerate it,
die if you have to – but:
increase it, and strengthen it.

The handgrenades
glide silently.
Stop their journey towards death
Stop them with your spirit.

War is disdain for life.
Peace is creation.
Devote your strength to it:
death shall lose!

Love, and enrich with dreams,
all that was great!
Go towards the unknown,
cleave answers from it.

Powerhouses that have yet to be built,
unknown stars.
Create them, with the brave brains
of spared lives.

Humans are noble,
the earth is rich!
If there is need and hunger here,
it is because of treason.

Crush it! In the name of life
unfairness shall fall.
Sunshine and bread and spirit
is owned by all.

Then the weapons sink down,
If we create human worth,
we create peace..

Whoever that in their right arm
carries a burden,
dear and precious,
cannot murder.

This is our promise,
from brother to brother:
we will be good towards
the human earth.

We will guard and cherish
the beauty and the warmth,
as though we were gently carrying
a child in our arms.


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