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Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
12:05 pm - Post Turtle (warning, political content)
While suturing up a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand had been caught in the gate while working his cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama, and his being our president.

The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Obama is just a Post Turtle."
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked, "What's a "Post Turtle?"
The old rancher said, "Well, when you're driving down a country road, and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle."
The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain.

"You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he sure as heck ain't goin' anywhere, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there in the first place."

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Thursday, December 24th, 2009
2:02 pm - Annual End of Year Meme - 2009 (stolen from CrazyJen)
1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
Nothing of note.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don’t make resolutions.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Colleen has spawned another podling.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No people, but we’re all gonna miss Jellybean.

5. What countries did you visit?
Atenveldt

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
A peaceful life.

7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Every war and holiday that was ruined with drama and bullshit.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Sticking to my mantra.

9. What was your biggest failure?
My inability to help those who needed it the most.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Didn’t really get sick, but my back and hips have hurt most of the year.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Got the deal of a century on a Tau army.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My crew, every one of them is special……in every sense of the word.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
I choose not to be depressed, I don’t know if I was appalled by anything, but I was certainly disappointed in a few people’s choices.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent, Car, bills and games.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Watchmen was good, don’t know if I would consider myself really x3 excited though.

16. What song(s) will always remind you of 2009?
The End is the Beginning is the End.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Neither, I choose to be numb.
b) thinner or fatter? Probably fatter
c) richer or poorer? Poorer, definitely

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Reading, SCA, gaming with friends.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Wasting time in a dead end relationship.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Don’t know yet. Probably sleep late and sit around painting mini’s all day since the house will be empty.

21. How will you be spending New Years?
Destroying my liver with my crew.

22. Did you fall in love in 2009?
No.

23. How many one-night stands?
None, even if they were an option, there is no point to them anyway.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Heroes, Battlestar Galactica

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Nope.

26. What was the best book you read?
Paul of Dune

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
RockBand.....it is the awesome.

28. What did you want and get?
My back finally popped back into place after a week of agony.

29. What did you want and not get?
A life free from drama

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
The Watchmen, Star Trek, Paranormal Activity.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Dinner at Ali-Baba’s with a few people, turned 39 this year.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Less pain and the ability to sleep.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
Missing

34. What kept you sane?
My crew and some serious personal mental discipline.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Don’t know any.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Obamacare and anything else that is going to steal my paycheck in the name of Socialism.

37. Who did you miss?
I choose not to miss anyone.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I met only a few new people and haven’t interacted with any of them sufficiently to judge their character.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:
Everyone lies……thank you House.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

When you see a man and he's standin' alone
Well you might just take him for an easy mark
And there's many a man has tried his hand
And there's worse than wolves in the borderland dark

From the savage men to the government hounds
Try to take what's yours and tear you through
But them that run with me got my back
It's a fool don't know that his family's his crew

Don't tell me what I cannot do
Don't think I've got to run from you

current mood: gloomy

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
12:12 pm - 44 Things, stolen from DeAnna
If you opened this, FILL IT OUT! Learn 44 things about your friends, and let them learn 44 things about you!

1. Do you like blue cheese?
Sometimes, although I prefer Roquefort

2. Have you ever been drunk?
Um….yeah…Pirate!

3. Do you own a gun?
Enfield .303 and a .357 S&W

4. What flavor of Kool Aid was your favorite?
Red

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
Not really, I usually know what’s wrong already.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
Hebrew National’s are the best, but most are good.

7. Favorite Christmas movie?
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Coffee!

9. Can you do push ups?
Yes

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
I only wear my pentagram.

11. Favorite hobby?
Gaming & SCA

12. Do you have A.D.D.?
I have whatever the opposite of ADD is.

13. What's your favorite kind of shoe?
Boots

14. Middle name?
Alois

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
(1.) Man, my finger kind of hurts
(2.) Where should I go for lunch
(3.) I’ve got a lot of reports to do today

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
Iced Tea, Milk, Coke

17. Current worry?
Being broke.

18. Current hate right now?
Hate takes too much committment

19. pepsi or coke?
Coke (original recipe)

20. How did you bring in the New Year?
Partying with the household

21. Where would you like to go?
Egypt

22. Name three people who will complete this?
Not sure who still does these.

23. Do you own slippers?
nope

24. What color shirt are you wearing right now?
Black

25. Do you like sleeping on Satin sheets?
I prefer Egyptian Cotton

26. Can you whistle?
A lively tune in fact.

27. Favorite color?
Black

28. Would you be a pirate?
Um….I thought I already was

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
I don’t sing for the safety of myself and others

30. Favorite Girl's Name?
Allison, Rachel

31. Favorite boy's name?
Morgan, Alexander

32. What's in your pocket right now?
Wallet, Keys, Bluetooth

33. Last thing that made you laugh?
Redneck photo’s

34. Best bed sheets as a child?
The dark ones.

35. Worst injury you've ever had as a child?
Paralyzed eye, shattered ankle, lots of broken fingers & toes

36. Do you love where you live?
San Diego is the best, although I would like a nicer place in it.

37. What did you want to be when you grew up?
An Archeaologist. I got the degree, just not the job.

38. Who is your loudest friend?
I think Mike and Joe are tied, but Joe wins during football games.

39. How many dogs do you have?
Dogs smell and destroy things, I prefer cats…..who smell and destroy things.

40. Does someone have a crush on you?
*ROFLMAO* Not likely in this life.

41. What is your favorite book?
Dune (but many others are a close second)

42. What is your favorite candy?
Rolo’s, Good & Plenty….and back in the day….Powerhouse

43. Favorite Sports Team?
Caid!.....but Football= Steelers, Baseball = who cares?,

44. What song do you want played at your funeral?
Pagan Born by Inkubus Sukkubus

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9:47 am - Well, that was interesting
So....I talked to Peg yesterday for the first time in over two years.

Apparently, she is now working in the lawn & garden center at the Lowe's in San Antonio, although she is currently down with a torn rotator cuff in her shoulder. Looks like we both decided to give ourself injuries for our birthday.

She is still living at home with her parents and around a dozen or so cats and an army of chickens. She has alot of regrets about her decisions over the last five years, but I have no sympathy for self-inflicted wounds. I haven't heard of her making any attempts to keep in contact with anybody out here either, although she was apparently planning a visit out here this week, if she hadn't injured herself.

I filled her in on all the latest events amongst us all. She plays WoW now for those who are interested, some server starting with a "T" name or some such.

On the plus side, I felt absolutely nothing during the conversation.

current mood: indifferent

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
12:26 pm - Tau Empire final numbers
1x Shas’o Commander 162 pts
Cyclic Ion Blaster, Missile Pod, Shield Generator, HW Multi-tracker, HW Target Lock, HW Drone
Controller, 2x Shield Drones, Bonded

1x O’Sho’Vah Commander 170 pts
Dawn Blade, Plasma Rifle, Shield Generator

2x XV8 Bodyguards 230 pts
Fusion Gun x2, Flamer x2, Missile Pod x2, Shield Generator x2, HW Multi-tracker x2, HW Drone
Controller x2, HW Target Lock x2, 4x Shield Drones, Bonded


3x XV8 Crisis Suits 215 pts
Burst Cannon x3, Missile Pod x3, Multi-tracker x2, Shield Generator x1, HW Multi-tracker x1,
HW Target Lock x1, HW Drone Controller x1, 2x Shield Drones, Bonded

3x XV8 Crisis Suits 251 pts
Plasma Rifle x3, Missile Pod x3, Multi-tracker x2, Shield Generator x1, HW Multi-tracker x1,
HW Target Lock x1, HW Drone Controller x1, 2x Shield Drones, Bonded

6x XV25 Stealth Suits 239 pts
Burst Cannon x6, Flamer x6, HW Multi-tracker x1, Markerlight Drone, Bonded

6x XV15 Stealth Suits 239 pts
Burst Cannon x6, Flamer x6, HW Multi-tracker x1, Markerlight Drone, Bonded


12x Fire Warriors 162 pts
Pulse Rifles x12, Photon Grenades x12, HW Multi-tracker x1, Markerlight x1, HW Drone Controller, Bonded

12x Fire Warriors 162 pts
Pulse Rifles x12, Photon Grenades x12, HW Multi-tracker x1, Markerlight x1, HW Drone Controller, Bonded

12x Fire Warriors 162 pts
Pulse Rifles x12, Photon Grenades x12, HW Multi-tracker x1, Markerlight x1, HW Drone Controller, Bonded

12x Fire Warriors 162 pts
Pulse Rifles x12, Photon Grenades x12, HW Multi-tracker x1, Markerlight x1, HW Drone Controller, Bonded

12x Fire Warriors 162 pts
Pulse Carbines x12, Photon Grenades x12, HW Multi-tracker x1, Markerlight x1, HW Drone Controller, Bonded

12x Fire Warriors 162 pts
Pulse Carbines x12, Photon Grenades x12, HW Multi-tracker x1, Markerlight x1, HW Drone Controller, Bonded

12x Kroot Carnivores 121 pts
Kroot Rifle x11, Shaper + Pulse Rifle x1, Armor

5x Devilfish Transports 500 pts
Burst Cannon x5, Smart Missile System x1, Gun Drones x8, Disruption Pods x5, Target Lock x1,
Seeker Missile x5

8x Gun Drones 96 pts
Twin-linked pulse carbines

7x Gun Drones 84 pts
Twin-linked pulse carbines

8x Pathfinders 136 pts
3x Rail Rifles, 5x Pulse Carbines, HW Multi-tracker x1, HW Target Lock x1, HW Drone Controller x1,
Markerlight x5, Bonded

2x Piranha 125 pts
1x Burst Cannon, 1x Fusion Gun, 4x Gun Drones


3x XV88 Broadsides 290 pts
Twin-linked Rail Cannons x3, Smart Missile System x3, Multi-tracker x2, Shield Generator x1
HW Multi-tracker x1, HW Target Lock x1, HW Drone Controller x1, 2x Shield Drones, Bonded

2x XV88 Broadsides 215 pts
Twin-linked Rail Cannons x2, Smart Missile System x2, Multi-tracker x1, Shield Generator x1
HW Multi-tracker x1, HW Target Lock x1, HW Drone Controller x1, 2x Shield Drones, Bonded

1x Hammerhead Gunship 180 pts
Rail Cannon, Smart Missile System, Disruption Pods, Multi-tracker, Target Lock

1x Hammerhead Gunship 145 pts
Ion Cannon, Smart Missile System, Disruption Pods, Multi-tracker, Target Lock

1x Sky Ray Missile Launcher 185 pts
6x Seeker Missiles, Smart Missile System, 2x Burst Cannons, Disruption Pods, Multi-tracker,
Target Lock, Targeting Array

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
10:49 pm - Figured I should post this again now. *LOL*
Now accepting applications for "Full Time Girlfriend"

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Must be a gamer (or willing to learn)
Must be SCA (or willing to be indoctrinated into our insanity)
Must be intelligent (non-negotiable)
Sci-Fi / Fantasy geekdom preferred.
Nocturnal nature preferred.
Must understand that hygine is not optional
Must love a wide and eclectic selection of music (Folk, Classical, Rock, Industrial, etc...)
Must have an interest in history…especially Ancient Egypt, Rome, Middle Ages, Age of Piracy,
Victorian Era, Roaring 20’s, and the 1940’s.
Must love vampires and pirates….or both together...in fact a general love of the horror
genre is probably mandatory.
Must not be a chain-smoker.
Must enjoy relaxing with a good movie on the couch.
Must enjoy a nice dinner out.
Absolutely no children.
Pagan preferred, open minded is fine as well.
Must not get jealous of dancers while I am drumming…I hardly notice them anyway, just
ask Klaus.

In addition,
I would like to not be the low man on the priority totem pole…I don’t expect to be #1, but it would be refreshing to be rated above sleep, cigarettes, video games, or TV. I spent many years at the bottom of the list and can do without that fun again.

All applicants would be required to undergo a rigorous screening process by the ladies of the Iron Maiden so that household compatibility issues would be resolved. Those who fail to pass will be given a full burial.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2009
8:32 am - Name My Tune (stolen from Rebekah)
Post a reply with the song that most reminds you of me, and I will do the same for you.

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Friday, May 8th, 2009
8:08 am - SCA Meme, Stolen from Ty
GENERAL SCA
- Been an officer? (Local, Regional, Kingdom, Society?) – Yes
- Do you have an SCA name? – Yes.
- Do you have an SCA persona? – Yes
- Changed persona because of different garb? – Nope
- Had a name and/or device accepted by the SCA College of Arms? Yep
- Had a name and/or device rejected by the SCA College of Arms? Yes, apparently cannons on ships didn't have wheels according to the heralds.
- Been taken or taken an apprentice, protege or squire? – Nope
- Have rank higher than an Award of Arms. If so, what? – Order of the Crescent of Caid

EVENTS
- Been an Event Steward/Autocrat? - Yes, many, many times
- Kingdom level or local level? - Local.
- Cooked an Event? – Worked in the kitchen
- Taught a class at an event? - Yes
- Run an activity at an event? - Yes, many, many times.

FIGHTING/MARTIAL ARTS
- Ever fought at an event? Yes, even won a rapier event at Queen's Champion back in the day.
- Ever fought at Pennsic or another War? Potrero and Estrell, more times than I can count.
- Done a different martial art at an event? Other than the fencing? Yep, Heavy and Lights
- Ever run a martial activity at an event? Yep...been MiC many times.
- Ever fought in a Crown Tourney? Nope
- Won a tourney or contest at an event? Yes
- Made your own armor? Partially with my Heavy Armor
- Made your own weapons? Yep
- Been a squire? No
- Have rank as an archer? No
- Have rank as a fencer? No
- Created a seige weapon? No

ARTS & SCIENCES
- Have you ever entered an A&S contest? – Does a drum competition count?
- Have you ever won an A&S contest? - No, but I was bumped from "novice" to "advanced" levels
- Ever run an A&S contest? – No
- Ever judge/critique items in an A&S contest? – Nope
- Ever Wordsmithed a scroll? - No
- Illuminated a scroll? - No
- Done the Calligraphy for a scroll? - No
- Made your own paper? - Yes
- Made a book? - No
- Make someone's order medallion? – No
- Write someone in for an award? – Yes!

- Have you ever sewn your own garb? Just repairs.
- Sewn Garb for others? - Nope
- Ever been sewing on the way to an event? - Yes
- Ever finished an outfit before an event? Nope
- Researched and completed an outfit from said research? - Nope
- Ever taught a class on sewing? -No
- Finished a hat? - Nope

- Do you know how to spin? – No
- Ever woven your own fabric? –See above
- Do you know how to knit? – See above
- Do you know how to crochet? – No
- Have you ever dyed your own yarn or fabric? – Yes
- Embroidered a garment? - No
- Beaded a garment? - No

- Ever entertained at a feast? - Yes
- Ever ran a bardic circle? - No, unless the Hafla counts
- Ever performed in a bardic circle? – No, unless the Hafla counts
- Had songs requested from you at such? - No
- Ever competed in a formal bardic? - No, unless a drumming competition counts
- Know any period songs? – Yep
- Been banned from a bardic circle for a song/performance, or have a piece you perform banned/controlled? - No.

COURT IN THE SCA
- Ran a court as Royalty (King/Queen or Baron/Baroness)? - No
- Ran a court as Herald? - Yes
- Heralded at Court? - Yes
- Been an Attendant, Guard or Champion at court? - Yes
- Been called to court to receive an award, if so which one/s? - Trident, Serpents Flame x2, Dolphin, Crescent, Harp Argent.
- Been called to court to present something, if so what? – Yes
- Been called to court for punishment? - I plead the 5th
- Been part of a court 'shtick?' Yes
- Done something while watching court, e.g., spin, sew, embroider, if so what? – Yep
- Had a royal comment on what you're doing? - Yes
- Have awards from more than one Kingdom? - No


PENNSIC All of these are a 'No' for me
- Have you ever gone to Pennsic? -
- Ever done Zero Night? -
- How many Pennsics have you gone too? -
- Ever Taught a class at Pennsic? -
- Taken a class at Pennsic? -
- Gone to Opening ceremonies? -
- Been a waterbearer? -
- Worked a shift at Chirurgeons Point at Pennsic? -
- Worked a shift as security at Pennsic? -
- Volunteered in any other capacity? -
- Ever merchanted at Pennsic (we'll take shopping as a given)? -
- Gone to the swimming hole Classic or family? -
- 'Trolled the Bog for parties?' -
- Hosted a party at Pennsic? -
- Been part of a 'Pennsic building project'? -

TRAVEL IN THE SCA
- Ever traveled more than 8 hours each way for a one day event? – Does taking your sweet time to get to Estrella count?
- Gone to a different Kingdom for an event? – Yep
- Lived in a different Kingdom? - No
- Have trailer hitch and trailer, mainly because of the SCA? - I did.
- What ridiculous lengths you've gone to get to an event? - Driving to Estrella with stuff piled on my lap to the roof of the car.

THE MUNDANE OF THE SCA
- Run out of closet space because of garb/gear? – Definitely
- Ever crammed more than 4 people into a hotel room? - Yep
- Met your future spouse at an SCA event? - Nope
- Met most past significant others in an SCA setting? – Nope
- Have better research books than your library? - No
- Is your tent bigger than your first apartment? - Pretty close
- How many sewing machines do you have? - none
- Own an anvil? not anymore
- Added something to the YKITSCA-When lists? no

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
1:56 pm - For Ketill (sp?)
Loyalty: I hold loyalty above all other virtues except Honor. I find that one of the greatest sorrows of the modern age is the fact that a concept like loyalty is so seldom found in people's character. I doubt you could find a person who has not had someone cheat on them or sell them out for their own benefit. It seems like most people live in a permanent "grass is greener on the other side" sort of mentality and just cannot remain content with the situations they have chosen. I rank honesty in the same boat, since one often lives or dies alongside the other.

History: I've always had a love of history, the facts and legends of days gone by fascinate me to no end. I feel like an information sponge when it comes to these kind of things and although I have a preference for Egyptology, Greco-Roman, Civil War, Roaring 20's and WWI - WWII eras, just about anything historical will pique my interest. Knowing the past allows you a greater understanding of how the present will evolve into the future. Things like looking how "well" bullshit tactics like appeasement have worked in the past, and shuddering when you look at how this Country is going to be approaching future terrorist attacks.

Babylon 5: Quite possibly the best TV show ever made. It was epic in scale, had characters you could really get to know and respect and just enough humor to keep things in perspective. The writing has left a great many quotes that still seem profound to anyone who "gets it". If you haven't seen the series, I can't recommend it enough.

Drumming: I just sort of stumbled into drumming to have something artistic to do, I always enjoyed the drumming sounds and the dancing circles and after a bit of practice, I found that I have a natural knack for it. I'll never be one of the great drummers in the world, but I'm competent enough that alot of camps will seek me out to organize and lead the drumming for thier parties. I enjoy teaching as well, and one thing we need is drummers who can play something other than drunken Beledi.

Books: I love books, I know this may be a revelation to some, but I love being surrounded by the written word. From game books to novels, from reference material to periodicals....I love those printed tomes. No amount of electronic PDA, PDF or other three letter doo-dad will ever supplant holding a nice book and reading for me. I'll ready anything in a pinch, but tend to stick mostly to sci-fi, fantasy, historical books and the occasional biography....not to mention a vast and ever-growing gaming library that threatens to devour the living room and everyone in it.

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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
10:27 am - For Ty
Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.


Pagan: This may shock some people, but....I am a witch. Actually, I grew up in a pseudo-Pagan household. By this I mean that my mother and grandparents pay lip-service to Christianity, primarily because in the 30's-50's, you couldn't really do otherwise, but their active beliefs is a sort of mix of Shamanism and general faith. That side of my family is very tied to our Choctaw / Cherokee heritage and growing up, it showed in their reverence to "the spirits". In my teens I began to read a great deal to try to find something more suited to what I saw in the world and eventually settled upon what amounts to a combination of traditional Wicca, mixed with alot of Cabalistic Enochian Magick. As far as I know, I'm one of the few Ordained Wiccan priests here in San Diego (although all it really takes is filling out a form....ordination is no great thing). This allows me to perform legally binding marriages, and has led to many occasions where I've been able to counsel people, sometimes by giving spiritual advice, other times by just being there to listen without expectations or preconceptions. Sometimes it can get a bit difficult, such as when the latest crop of "rainbow chasing smurf herders" causes people to look upon witchcraft as a less than serious religion, but I just remember that the other religions have their flaky idiots as well and deal with it. However, between Hollywood and Emo kids, it's an uphill battle all the way.

Family: My biological family and I are not close. I see my mom and grandfather a couple times a year, my local aunts, uncles, cousins maybe once a year and I talk to my mom about once every couple months. That's about all the involvement I care to have. These days, I have little in common with them and my life is too busy to make room. My real family is my SCA Household. I've managed to put together a menagerie of some of the finest people I've ever known and I consider every one of them a member of my family. Farlin and Ty are like my brother and sister, to the point that on most occasions we share a brain. Every member of the house knows that I would go to the ends of the earth to help them on a moments notice, and the great thing is that they all do the same for each other and myself. We may have moments of annoyance, like any family....but if you screw with the Maiden, you screw with all of us. The bonds of loyalty between the house gives me my greatest sense of pride in this life.

LARP: Live-Action-Role-Playing is how I seem to have met a great deal of my friends. I enjoy gaming beyond almost any other activity and LARPing is especially fun. It's like gaming, acting and costuming all at the same time. Many of us met either in the old Battlefield San Diego game or in the Baptism of Fire game that I ran. In the hey-day of LARPing, we used to get 70+ people together at least twice a month for some fantastic storytelling. These days, with the advent of WoW, Online Gaming and other sedentary distractions....most LARP's count themselves lucky to get 15-20 people together. A sad end to a once great era, but it is just not possible to effectively run a LARP with less than about 30 people. One of these days, If I can gather enough people who can show up consistantly, I may put together another LARP, but the last attempt could only gather 10-15 at any given time. Hardly even worth the effort it seemed.

Drinking: I like to drink, although I've found that my drinking has significantly dropped off in the last couple years. I only drink significantly at war, parties and the occasional special occasion (like last nights B-day party). Otherwise, I'm content to have a beer or two and call it good. Over the years my taste in alcohol has been refined to the point where now I tend to only go for good rum, good single-malt scotch, premium beer and the occasional Saki binge. The days of "drinking to get messed up" are long behind me, although getting messed up as a side-effect of drinking good booze is always an added benefit. Don't get me wrong though, my tolerance is still pretty damn high and I'll wager I can drop most people under the table due to my weight, experience and near-pickled liver.

SCA: Probably the defining trait about me. I joined the SCA in February of 1991 at the time of Estrella VII. This means I've been a SCAdian for 18 years now. Pretty close to half my life. Rathflaed said it best in his song "30 years". "30 years have come and gone, and with them many friends, pass the bottle round me boys, and we'll drink again." I've seen a great deal of changes, both in membership and attitudes in the last 18 years. Some good, some not, but like all things, it is a growing and evolving entity. I've been an authorized fighter for 17 of those years, and although a spinal defect, my own weight and a decade in heavy armor have taken their toll on my health, I wouldn't have traded my memories and experiences for anything. Farlin asked me for my SCA resume awhile back.....in putting it together my jaw dropped when I realized just how much I've packed into the last couple decades of activity. Where else could one have such a diverse range of experiences and gain lifelong friends as a perk. Being able to put together my SCA household is the thing that has brought me the greatest amount of joy in my life, I look at it now and know that it is no longer just a collection of "my" friends, but a self-sustaining entity that will likely outlive me and become one of the "primary" households in the SCA. We already rank in status with Drafn, The Abbey, Corvus and 9th Legion as one of the "older" households out there.

The Honorable Lord Alastar de Coursayre,
Graduate of the Baronial Household
Order of the Golden Trident
Order of the Serpents Flame (Middle Eastern Studies)
Order of the Serpents Flame (Performance Drumming)
Armiger of Caid
Order of the Dolphin of Caid
Order of the Harp Argent of Caid (Middle Eastern Studies)
Order of the Crescent of Caid

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Sunday, January 25th, 2009
8:00 pm - weekend = suckage
Well, my iron constitution has finally been beaten down by some sort of sinus and throat head cold thing. For two days it has felt like every time I swallow my throat was lined with broken glass and sand.

After Nyquil, Dayquil and alot of Fallout 3 on the couch, things are beginning to feel a bit more normal, at least I can swallow with only minor discomfort instead of stabbing pain from my throat to my eyes.

I blame Lou, for the last 3-4 months, he has been coming home sick damn near every other weekend.

At least it gave me time to finish painting some more Tau figures

current mood: sick

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
6:32 pm
On the twelfth day of Christmas, shroud1 sent to me...
Twelve crzydemonas drumming
Eleven bigtalls piping
Ten chillblogs a-leaping
Nine zymergists dancing
Eight grrms a-milking
Seven wyngdlyons a-swimming
Six jubelohs a-wargaming
Five ci-i-i-insangels
Four theblackaces
Three owls
Two pirates
...and a horror in a history.
Get your own Twelve Days:

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
8:42 pm
McCain
You preferred McCain's statements 89% of the time
You preferred Obama's statements 11% of the time

Voting purely on the issues you should vote McCain

Who would you vote for if you voted on the issues?

Find out now!

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Sunday, September 21st, 2008
1:14 am - Is this a shock to anybody?

Your result for Which Vampire the Masquerade Clan Are You?...

The Serpents {Followers of Set}


The wickeldy seductive Followers of Set{Setites} are a vampire clan that stands at odds with all the others. They follow the Ancient Egyptian pagan doctrine and believe the Desert God Set to be the first vampire. They wish to ensnare all the other clans under their power. Indeed, they will use all the means of the modern nights to do so. Be it drugs, sex, power, love, weapons or any other desire, the Setites will supply it, for a cost. They crave power above all others. They see the other clans as weak and barely regard them as vampires as the other clans believe the biblical Caine to be the first vampire. Setites know how to get attention. They are impeccable dressers and they speak with a gold plated tongue. They know what people want and they know how to get it.


For you to be a Follower of Set means that you are a manipulator of great skill. You realize that everyone may have a use to you someday so you try not to alienate anyone. You use subtle means to slowly control those around you. You befriend, manipulate, control and dominate those around you. You have no empathetic care towards others but you do have a great sense of empathic awareness in knowing what people want. With these traits you have the power to be a great leader or one of the most dangerous vampires to walk before the sun.

Take Which Vampire the Masquerade Clan Are You? at HelloQuizzy

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12:57 am

Your result for Reincarnation Placement Exam...

Dante's Inferno


Ooh! Bad luck, old chap.



We nearly put you into the Pleasure Dome of Kublai Khan. You missed it by *that* much. Remember, you were graded on a curve, so somebody else nudged you out of that slot.



According to your answers you can handle the crowds, chaos and complications of your new home. You may even find it a bit romantic, in a twisted way. But you don't indicate much ardor for civilization, nor for the folks who build it -- your fellow man. Nor do you seem to care for your fellow man's love of life, spirituality, pleasure and... just plain fun.



So, this is the only place we could really fit you in. Welcome to Hell. We hope that before you arrived, you took advantage of our special, limited-time offer to spend three weeks in Miami Beach. But... that's all over, now.



I know it's crowded, but there's no use complaining. At least it's warm. Here's a shovel. Get to work.

Take Reincarnation Placement Exam at HelloQuizzy

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12:42 am - Stolen
You are a

Social Conservative
(25% permissive)

and an...

Economic Conservative
(65% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Republican




Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test
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Saturday, September 13th, 2008
12:20 am
How to Win a Fight With a Liberal is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Conservative Identity:

You are a Free Marketeer, also known as a fiscal conservative. You believe in free-market capitalism, tax cuts, and protecting your hard-earned cash from pick-pocketing liberal socialists.

Take the quiz at www.FightLiberals.com








How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are a Social Justice Crusader, also known as a rights activist. You believe in equality, fairness, and preventing neo-Confederate conservative troglodytes from rolling back fifty years of civil rights gains.

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Monday, September 8th, 2008
1:47 pm
Your results:
You are Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
80%
Data
71%
Spock
70%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
65%
Geordi LaForge
60%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
55%
Mr. Scott
45%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
40%
Mr. Sulu
40%
Will Riker
40%
Worf
40%
Deanna Troi
40%
Chekov
35%
Beverly Crusher
25%
Uhura
20%
A lover of Shakespeare and other
fine literature. You have a decisive mind
and a firm hand in dealing with others.


Click here to take the "Which Star Trek character am I?" quiz...

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12:25 am - I think it means I'm crazy
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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
10:13 pm

I'm a Porsche 911!



You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it.


Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

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