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(24th June 2015, 13:13)LostLocke Wrote:
(20th June 2015, 20:54)Aroura Wrote: Here my daughter posed with the younger fighter after their show.

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So wait, is that guy wearing real chainmail??

Yes he is! Only, as he explained to us, it's just called mail.  The word "chain" was a modern add-on that started in the 19th century. 

The swords were real too.  There was an overhead projector attached to the ceiling that one of them hit on an overhand swing (the area they had marked off to fight in was very confined, and the ceilings are low), and he scarred it about half an inch deep.  It survived though. Smile
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(24th June 2015, 04:36)A Theist Wrote: Great photos, Aroura. Looks like your daughter really had fun.

Messing around with some more photo editing. This one, I borrowed from an early '40s Alan Ladd movie, "China". The character that Alan Ladd played in this movie, and the character that Charlton Heston played in the movie, "Secret of the Incas", served as the inspiration for Harrison Ford's, "Indiana Jones"....

The hat is a Stetson Nutria fedora that was converted from a vintage Western hat

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I like the hat
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Your daughter is gorgeous Aroura, I have many sons..all of which are strong and well built...two of which remain un-promised, perhaps an arrangement can be made?

(I jest, I jest.....sort of............. Wink  )
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(24th June 2015, 15:16)Aroura Wrote:
(24th June 2015, 13:13)LostLocke Wrote: So wait, is that guy wearing real chainmail??

Yes he is! Only, as he explained to us, it's just called mail.  The word "chain" was a modern add-on that started in the 19th century. 
Ah ok, I just always used 'chain' myself. I thought it was to distinguish it from platemail, splintmail, etc....
I'd love to try a suit of real mail on, but I'd probably just fall flat on my face from the weight. Tongue
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I'd imagine with all that weight, back in the day, they would have all fought in slow motion, tai chi style.
No wonder the crusades lasted forever.
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(24th June 2015, 15:27)Rhythm Wrote: Your daughter is gorgeous Aroura, I have many sons..all of which are strong and well built...two of which remain un-promised, perhaps an arrangement can be made?

(I jest, I jest.....sort of............. Wink  )

Do I have to provide a dowry?  Angel
"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realise there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you". `The Tao

""God" is Tyler Durden." ~Darkmatter
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(24th June 2015, 19:44)Aroura Wrote:
(24th June 2015, 15:27)Rhythm Wrote: Your daughter is gorgeous Aroura, I have many sons..all of which are strong and well built...two of which remain un-promised, perhaps an arrangement can be made?

(I jest, I jest.....sort of............. Wink  )

Do I have to provide a dowry?  Angel

I'm pretty sure Rhythm would accept livestock.
Belief .. is the insistence that the truth is what one would .. wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. 


Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.  


- Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
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(24th June 2015, 15:16)Aroura Wrote:
(24th June 2015, 13:13)LostLocke Wrote: So wait, is that guy wearing real chainmail??

Yes he is! Only, as he explained to us, it's just called mail.  The word "chain" was a modern add-on that started in the 19th century. 

The swords were real too.  There was an overhead projector attached to the ceiling that one of them hit on an overhand swing (the area they had marked off to fight in was very confined, and the ceilings are low), and he scarred it about half an inch deep.  It survived though. Smile

Being a postman must have been a bitch back then.
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I've been having fun with that rainbow filter, as of yesterday. I took a new picture today to use with it.

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It has been a while since I've posted any photos from my garden.  For some mysterious reason I've been unable to sign onto my flickr account.  But I finally broke down and started a new one.  So here are some recent photos around the garden.

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Oh and here is one of my dog Heidi Rose playing my brother's Formosan Mountain dog/Lab cross Lily.

Lily with Heidi in the garden
Belief .. is the insistence that the truth is what one would .. wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. 


Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.  


- Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
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