Pennsic!

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In case you desperately missed me, I was at the 44th Pennsic War – it’s hard to describe, but, basically, it’s a two week medieval encampment.  I camp, I go to the field and do fencing tournaments and huge melees (I am in the Kingdom of Aethelmearc, in case you are in the SCA and were wondering which side I was on) – for melees think two large groups of fencers fighting each other …

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that-fabulous-bastard: Encampments at Pennsic

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runplod: And for good melancholic measure, here are some beautiful Pennsic photos taken by Darter the Chronicler http://www.pbase.com/darter02/p34_001. le sigh. The Pennsic war is a place of magic…you can fence all day, then walk around and look at the beauty of the fire-lit camps and the moon over the lake, hear distant drums and the laughter of friends.  I really do love it.

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It feels like that time of year. I know that there is still, technically, lots of summer left to go, but still…to me, it feels like Fall. I spend big chunks of my summer contemplating, preparing, and sewing for the Pennsic War, and so, when it is over…when I have spent my week outside, fencing all day and enjoying the magic of firelight and drumming and good humor all night…and I go to my …

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So, a little while back, someone made a smart remark about authors and personal posts on their journals, and I thought I’d shrugged it off but somehow I never get around to cross posting my LJ posts here any more. So, here’s some cool stuff about Pennsic, then I’ll post something else, a good proper post. 🙂 If you read my LJ, ignore this, you’ve seen it.  

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Writing is actually going pretty well. Not great…my daily word counts are laughable…but Jacob and The Blue Girl keep pulling me along. Jacob is an escaped slave who ends up helping the woman who helped him escape. She’s a strange woman, a stately, quiet creature who doesn’t really belong to our world, and she won’t tell me her name, so I end up calling her the Blue Girl. She gets her name from the …

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It’s so hard to keep up with a blog sometimes…I was a bit over taken by life, so I apologize for the long time I was gone. First, some Pennsic Shots. There aren’t a lot…when you’re wandering around you see tons of cool stuff, but since this is supposed to be a medieval re-enactment, it’s kind of hard to whip out the camera and click the shutter. I carried it around with me everywhere, …

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I’ve been trying to form the words for this post since I got home…I don’t want to forget anything, I want to capture the whole of the Pennsic experience, but I’m not sure how. Partly it’s because there are SO many different versions of Pennsic, because there are so many things you can do. There are classes galore (I forgot to take any, or didn’t have the time.) some people are really big into …

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So, I am all ready.  I think. Plenty of clothes.  Enough food.  I look at the stack of stuff I’ve packed, this of what my father said about “light packing makes for a light heart”, feel like I’ve messed up, go through my stuff again, realize that I’ve packed about as tightly as a fencing, middle eastern dancing, wants to be prepared for all eventualities in a reasonable manner female can do.  Tomorrow, on …

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I’ll be going to Pennsic next Monday.  As I mentioned in the past, I had been planning to go to the International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention in Michigan, but I couldn’t get the money for it.  *sniffles and waves pathetically at the fine gentlemen who run the convention…*  Pennsic, I can afford, and I’ll get to fight with swords there, too, so I will be happy…especially since Pennsic has more of my friends, …

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