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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Another entry? I am spoiling you...
Just two more sets of photos to pimp, but in the meantime I'm going to take advantage of the fact that I'm not in work to do a bit of an update.

Firstly thanks to all for kind birthday messages. I feel very much of the age where a birthday becomes less of an event, so that people sent best wishes and came out last night to watch me fall asleep in my curry was appreciated. I get the impression from now until about 65 it's the wilderness years of increasing bitterness about lost youth and other opportunities.

The weekend itself was spent in a muddy field. Sometimes this is just shorthand for "LRP" but in this case it's true. Though "cold muddy field" would be more accurate. The advantage of modern/sci-fi LRP is that wearing layer upon layer of technical ski thermal is not only permissible, but advised. At least (with a nod to a Labyrinthe experience) the "cold moon" was represented by a "cold campsite" and very little imagination was required.

The game itself had a slow start for us, but Saturday picked up and there were lots of bits and pieces to play around with to keep us busy (or not). My fear of dancing kept me (literally) in the cold for brief periods but at least my reputation survived. Do spare a thought for poor bacony though who had to drink two bottles of port on her own, then was literally rained out of bed by a hole in the tent. One new crew member recruited and if the MIA ever do return it's going to be very cosy onboard.

After the game were brief moments of "Oh, I recognise your shape - you normally wear a big pointy mask" and "You made me a cake - and I have only just realised". Unfortunately these were in the car on the way home so I must try and be more observant in the future to avoid appearing rude. Thankfully being in an observant mood by this point meant that I was able to survive the driving snow and rain.

Sheffield tonight is off, which saves me some driving - so more chance to attempt to absorb my OU course by staring at the covers. I must take some more photographs (concluded over curry) but at least it's nearly time for skiing. At which point I'll disappear from LJ again but suspect few of you will notice!!!

Oh yes, photos under the cut from (other) LRP.

EOS - Encounter at Archway




Click for larger, as usual, but no-one ever does.

Full set at http://www.disturbing.org.uk/portfolio/portfolio-eos0710.php.

Maelstrom XV - Harvest Time




Click for larger, as usual, but no-one ever does.

Full set at http://www.disturbing.org.uk/images/lrp/pd/harvesttime/index.htm.

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gothadh From: gothadh Date: November 19th, 2007 10:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Belated happy birthday!

I'm kind of relieved that Sheffield is cancelled tonight as well as I really need the time to get my body back to UK time and I'm out for most of the week as well. Ah well here's hoping that they re-schedule the gig for some other time.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2007 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. It's kinda a mixed blessing. I'm sure it would have been a good gig, but I'm not sure I have the energy.
wibblefish From: wibblefish Date: November 19th, 2007 10:54 am (UTC) (Link)
another belated happy birthday.

Someone really should have told the lass in the last pic she still had the price tag on her jacket. Or has that chav fashion hit the LARP world too? ;-p
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2007 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)
The curse of the modern LRP world. If I could be bothered to remove every lammie from every photo I would never get anything done!
wibblefish From: wibblefish Date: November 19th, 2007 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
guessed that's what it was. Odd that you must wear proper outfit/armour etc for these things and then have to wear an anachronistic plastic tag.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2007 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Really though it's the issue there is no "proper" and the standard of the real item is seldom as good as it "should" be. Plus they act as an aide memoire and proof in some cases.

Some people wear them more obviously than others though.
velvet_the_cat From: velvet_the_cat Date: November 19th, 2007 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)
"I get the impression from now until about 65 it's the wilderness years of increasing bitterness about lost youth and other opportunities."

Only if you believe that to be the case. Age is a state of mind! I have more drive and ambition now than I did 15 years ago - might even turn some of it into reality. ;o)

Missed the OU course thing completely. What you studying?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
It was all rather tongue in cheek. I would say you were a good example, but that would go some way to revealing your age :-P

OU - Shaping public policy: contexts and processes. It's going to be a challenge to get it done with all my other (over) commitments.
furzepig From: furzepig Date: November 19th, 2007 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Only if you believe that to be the case. Age is a state of mind! I have more drive and ambition now than I did 15 years ago - might even turn some of it into reality. ;o)

I concur! I'm not as fit as I was (and I really miss the dancing - especially at the moment for some reason) but I think I'm wiser and happier.

Your comment brings to mind one of my favourite - though perhaps over-used - quotes on the matter:
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." (Originally Mark Twain - I had to look that up).

Your comment also prompts me to suggest maybe meeting up when I come South in about 2 weeks? Can take it to email if you like. Trying to resist the urge to relive my clubbing days - I just know I'm no longer cut out for it even if I could find a replacement for Eddies.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Depends when. I'm only in the country for about a week of December...
furzepig From: furzepig Date: November 19th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
No worries - I had a feeling you'd be busy skiing. :-)

I'm down from Saturday (afternoon) 8th - Tuesday (late evening) 11th Dec. Predominantly to deliver pressies in the East Midlands but it's easy enough to hop on a train elsewhere.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm in France.
uberredfraggle From: uberredfraggle Date: November 19th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Top left in second set is incredibly cute. :D
agentinfinity From: agentinfinity Date: November 19th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I still owe you money for that photo. Email me with details.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't have a working email for you. At least, not on me now.
agentinfinity From: agentinfinity Date: November 19th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
a...i....@hotmail.com
marcushill From: marcushill Date: November 19th, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't decide whether samharber is deep in thought or painfully constipated in that photo.
davefish From: davefish Date: November 19th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope you had a good birthday, curry-napping aside.
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: November 19th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to miss your birthday curry, feels like ages since we've seen each properly.

Hope to rectify that soon, what dates are you skiing?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
1st 2 weeks Dec
Over Christmas (back for NY and no plans)
4th Jan for 3 weeks
1st 2 weeks Mar

Of course we have Futility before then.
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
As long as the ignorance was mutual :-)
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Anonymity can be helpful. It saves me being pursued by hordes of fans.

Or something like that anyway.
From: choccoweeble Date: November 19th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wish I'd known it was your birthday :( I could have given you a really nice present...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tease :-P
From: choccoweeble Date: November 20th, 2007 09:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Well it wasn't for want of trying... (as dicussed)

"The weekend itself was spent in a muddy field. Sometimes this is just shorthand for "LRP" but in this case it's true."
Surely LRP is the shorthand hon?

Oh and as for the cold, it was worse for those of us who had to walk around constantly going "We're having quite a warm spell at the moment", whilst trying not to shiver! (and therefore providing no huddling together for warmth excuses).
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 20th, 2007 10:00 am (UTC) (Link)
LRP is so yesterday's abbreviation - 2008 will bring great changes in this field - I feel it in my bones.

But yes, I suppose I meant "code" instead of "shorthand" :-P
blackvelvetmag From: blackvelvetmag Date: November 20th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool pix. I think you need to put some ABOVE the cut though. I am never tempted to click the link for a cut unless I've seen a pic. I wasn't going to this time but decided to come and tell you! I think you should at least put one pic before doing a cut.
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