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fenrir-kin:

larpersbazaar:

Another shot of Kayden from Dumnonni Chronicles taken by the insanely talented Roy Smallpage

The funniest part about this is that he’s posing behind the post because the night before he got drunk and sliced his trousers open down the inside seam. The morning this was taken I heard the very unmistakeable cry of “what the FUCK happened last night??”

It all happened because those briganti women were talking to me and davies charachter.He proclaimed real men show their thighs and the women agreed, so i demanded a knife to cut up my trousers… of course davies had a knife so.. the trousers met their end.
I remembered none of this when i woke up however

fenrir-kin:

larpersbazaar:

Another shot of Kayden from Dumnonni Chronicles taken by the insanely talented Roy Smallpage

The funniest part about this is that he’s posing behind the post because the night before he got drunk and sliced his trousers open down the inside seam. The morning this was taken I heard the very unmistakeable cry of “what the FUCK happened last night??”

It all happened because those briganti women were talking to me and davies charachter.
He proclaimed real men show their thighs and the women agreed, so i demanded a knife to cut up my trousers… of course davies had a knife so.. the trousers met their end.

I remembered none of this when i woke up however

Ask me anything

Ok so I have a slow day waiting on a lot of other people so have some time to answer any questions on my pics, costume, LARP, events etc.. please ask away =)

Were viking warbands made up of 50% women?
NO
were viking women more than able of picking up a shield and kicking ass next to their men?
YES

Were viking warbands made up of 50% women?

NO

were viking women more than able of picking up a shield and kicking ass next to their men?

YES

Raining On Your Parade About Those Women Viking Warriors | Stuff You Missed in History Class

bantarleton:

seasoned-fan-girl:

bantarleton:

Sorry folks, but I knew as soon as I saw so many non-historian peeps flogging this thing that it would likely be tenuous at best. Remember, changing the past to suit the present = one of the biggest crimes a historian can commit. 

I’d like to add that it was TOR, a pop-lit publishing house that pulled the 2011 journal article and just took it to a nutso extreme.  This is why I loathe and detest journalists who don’t do their research, and publicists who want to catch everyone’s attention with BS.

Here’s a link to the original article: 

McCleod, Shane

2011      “Warriors and women: the sex ratio of Norse migrants to eastern England up to 900 AD.” Early Medieval Europe19 (3), pp.332-353.

Yeah, the fact that it’s 3 years old and is only now just appearing on non-historical sites seemingly at random should set alarm bells ringing. 

ah a sigh of relief the internet fixed itself 

The New Scribe

A fantastic blog that focuses on all things LARP, with some great posts on costuming, designing a charachter, PVP, camping etc

People under estimate how useful a shield is as an offensive weapon.
Here we have the danes charge out of their fort to take the fight to the Fir Bolg

People under estimate how useful a shield is as an offensive weapon.

Here we have the danes charge out of their fort to take the fight to the Fir Bolg

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com

larpfiend:

bisexualpiratequeen:

"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

(Bolding mine)

ohhhhhh I hope this gets confirmed, fingers crossed!

Naughty Jamie read the scholarly article this … shame of an article is based on.. the skeletons found was 13!!!… not enought o make a sweeping statement like YUP 50% of warriors were women. More importantly the scholarly article doesnt make this claim.. the author of the tor.com artice does.. What IS interesting about this is it will change how we assess skeletons from this period.

But until someone comes with a find from a major battle and finds that half of the warriors there were women, sensationalist headlines regarding history should be left to the daily mail

LARP rant

larpersbazaar:

Why as a LARP organiser would you do your level best to piss off and alienate a large group that attends your events… then when none of them book onto one of your events do you theme that entire events plot around events entirely instigated by the group who no longer attend??

UUMM literally none of the systems you just mentioned.. never done LT or CP and this is not an empire rant.. for once lol

LARP rant

Why as a LARP organiser would you do your level best to piss off and alienate a large group that attends your events… then when none of them book onto one of your events do you theme that entire events plot around events entirely instigated by the group who no longer attend??

surely that will be dull as funk for the players that do attend because they had no input or say into the events whatsoever..

congrats thats good event running right there

On the subject of Never Never Land

So i touched on this briefly in an earlier post but felt today was a good a day as any to go into more depth as to why Hook had such an effect on me as a child and I beleive went a long way ( with my parents help) to making me who I am today

i saw hook for my birthday ( whichever one it was) and at the time i spent all day every day dressed as Laurence of arabia. after seeing hook and seeing how much it affected me my mum started maybe twice a week opening all my bedroom windows ( big french windows like in the film) and sprinkling my bedroom floor with leaves dusted with gold glitter ( fairy dust) i tended to have very vivid dreams as a kid usually as a result of whatever id seen during the day so i was having dreams of going to never never land but obvs was convinced they were dreams
when i woke to see the leaves all over the floor and the windows open i asked my mum ( who for reference spent my childhood convincing me she was queen of the fairies) and she told me that id spent the night in never never land
this continued for years with me waking and every now and then.. open windows and leaves
she also bought me what to me at the time was the exact copy of peter pans sword from never never land
she wrote a message on old paper like in Hook to me from peter pan with clues as to where the sword was hidden
when i found it in the garden there wasa note saying hook was after it and i had to protect it until peter came and asked for it back
i slept with that sword in my bed for like 2 years before one morning i woke and it was gone and there was a note from peter pan saying thankyou