May
05
2016
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So maybe you need to quickly pick out the SCAdian in a crowd.

I’m not asking why. That’s your business. But if you need to do it, play this.

‘This’ being Black Nag, which is one of the standard go-to beginning dances taught to all SCA newcomers. So… watch for the person who has cocked his or her head to the side, visibly counting the beats, and twitching his or her foot.  There. That’s your SCAdian.

Seriously, it’s like Pavlov’s dog with us.

Oct
10
2015
5

SCAdian-trained woman demonstrates sword techniques to home invader.

This ended well.

When a man broke into Karen Dolley’s home on Thursday night, her training in medieval combat came in handy. So did her sword.

…which is to say, it ended with the guy cowering manfully in a corner and being really really really sorry that he had invaded the nice woman’s house and oh, wow, here are some wonderful policemen come to save him.  My only problem with this story? Pretty much everybody I know is going to send me a link to it.

Via Raw Story, which by the way is apparently having difficulty telling the difference between ‘cosplay,’ and ‘martial art.’ Ach, well, sometimes it’s hard for the mainstream to understand the counter-culture. I need to remember that.

Aug
03
2015
3

Writing poems!

That’s what I gotta do tonight.  Well, more accurately I gotta revise poems, but that’s pretty close to what I’m doing.  Gonna be a surprise, but I don’t think very many of my household brothers/sisters actually read this blog anyway.

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Jan
19
2013
5

…I had forgotten how good venison stew can taste.

I haven’t had any in, like, five years. Which is, not coincidentally, how long it’s been since my SCA attendance went severely down because we had kids.

…Yeah. That’s why light posting today. I turned off all the electronics and went to an event. HA! In your face… I don’t know who’s face it would be in, but whoever’s face it was, consider it in yours.

Or something.

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Jan
11
2012
7

…And then there’s this.

People ask me – usually rhetorically – When’s the last time you’ve ever seen a Lefty who likes the Second Amendment?… and then they look shocked when I blink and say Umm, last Saturday?  Seriously, join the SCA and you’ll end up seeing every counterculture fusion there is.  Gun-toting hippies.  Neo-pagan Republicans.  Women who might think that your science fiction jokes are funny.

Plus, there’s beer.

Moe Lane

Feb
21
2009
3

Poem #4 (OK, I know…)

…but this one wasn’t actually half bad, if I do say so myself.
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Feb
21
2009
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Poem #3

Last one. (more…)

Feb
21
2009
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Poem #2

See previous entry.
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Feb
21
2009
2

Poem #1

I’m off to an SCA event today – medieval recreationist, for those who don’t recognize the acronym – so I thought that I’d load up a couple of poems that I’ve done in the past. I’m fairly fond of these; I think that they came out well.

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Feb
20
2009
4

Apparently, the meme is female eye-candy.

As exemplified by CNN (H/T: Protein Wisdom), which tells us that men see bikini-clad women as objects. This has been seized upon by large sections of the blogosphere as an excuse to show cheesecake, of course: fortunately, as a SF/fantasy/SCA geek I have a secret weapon.

Women in armor.

Pic after the fold. (more…)

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