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  • Thank you for the follow, good sir. I once wrote an essay on one of your wonderful, ribald comedies - “Lysistrata” - back in university.
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    Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    Wonderful! What did you think of Lysistrata?
    J A N D E K
    J A N D E K
    It is a timeless, hilarious comedy classic. How could a play about a woman-led sex-strike, to stop a war, not be?!
    Saw you said you are into HEMA, is that a good place or should I look else where for spear hunting? Looks like I'll have a chance come this summer and I don't want to end up too mauled.
    Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    If you're looking for spear fighting techniques, HEMA is a good place to start. There aren't too many sources on spear hunting specifically, but a number of combat techniques can be applied in the context of hunting.
    Bassomatic
    Bassomatic
    Thank you kindly, figured it'll be close but wondered if there was something aimed more for that vs another person. There's a big school near me I'll have to poke my head in.
    Wanted to keep it out of the thread but this is getting down right scary with Lucas.. I dunno exactly what line is crossed but maybe some of us regs should powwow a PM about if/what to do?
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    Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    Yeah, Lucas has crossed into the grey area where it becomes vague as to if intervention is the right thing to do, as it could potentially make the situation worse. The Farms has dealt with sex offenders before, but this time seems more confusing.
    Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    I would say the best thing to do at the moment is to archive everything in the thread, and make sure nobody does anything that will tip Lucas over the edge. Getting a mod's perspective on this issue may clear things up a bit.
    Bassomatic
    Bassomatic
    You are right that is our best bet, I'm sure one would be happy to chime in and advise since they would know this stuff probably a lot more efficiently and effectively than we would.
    What kind of re-enactment do you do? I minored in history and am also a costumer.
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    Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    Pirates were always have a lot of fun at the shows we've shared with them, as do the Wild West and Cold War guys.
    Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    I would say that the "lolcows" of the reenactment world mostly seem to be either US/English Civil War, Napoleonic or WW2 folks. Those periods seem to be a major attraction to cows somewhat, and also have the tendency to be extremely accident-prone.
    Chandler Cats
    Chandler Cats
    Isn’t that the truth. Our joke here about US Civil War reenactors is when does that battle for the Funnel Cake stand occur? I’d love to see the book you mentioned. Re-enactment battle field injuries are often horrible and hilarious at the same time. There’s a great reenactor meme site on FB somewhere which is often hystericalif you are a smart person who knows history.
    So youre a history buff i see?

    what do you focus on the most in your subject?
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    Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    My degree program at university is Ancient and Medieval History, so I tend to focus mostly in those areas - so my period of study covers everything from the end of early Egypt right through to the late 15th century AD. I'm currently working on my dissertation for my final year, and I chose late Medieval Scandinavia a my main research area. Plus I So quite a variety really.
    I like to imagine you're Lucas with one iota of awareness. Welcome to the Farms, friend.
    Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    Thanks, I've encountered a fair few folks with bipolar in my life time, so I've gained some sense of awareness as to how it affects people such as Lucas.
    Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    I'm happy to be here at the farms, and thank you forn the warm welcome.
    Rumpled Foreskin
    Rumpled Foreskin
    You're most welcome. I just hope you've lurked a sufficient amount/understand the atmosphere here. You seem like a stand up character, and I, as well as others I'm sure, appreciate your input. Salut.
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