About myself and my "hobby"
Thursday, February 07, 2008
OK, so I said more later. And here's some more. For anyone wondering what the heck is that odd getup that I'm wearing in my picture, I shall now explain. I am a card-carrying member (no joke) of the Society for Creative Anachcronism, which is a Medieval re-creation group. Anything that was done from about the fall of Rome to about 1600 A.D. is what we are interested in. We research, make, play and do all we can to make this middle ages period come alive, and we do it simply because we enjoy it.
I happen to be extremely involved in Heavy, or Armoured combat, wherein we gear up in mostly steel and leatherarmour, and hit each other with weapons made of rattan ( a bamboo-like material) wrapped in duct tape. It is kind of a martial art, and kind of a sport, with rules, armour standards, etc.
If you're at all interested in this craziness, check out the link above.
More later! :-)