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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

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    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
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The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Last Saturday I went to a Renaissance Faire with my younger brother and friend.  We had a blast and have decide next year we’re going to make more people come with us. 🙂  This was the first Renaissance Faire I had ever been to.  I’ve been wanting to go to one ever since I learned there were places that still held them, so going was this Medieval/Fantasy nerds dream come true. 🙂

Some of the things we did… We got Henna tattoos (dragons of course), homemade root beer (that was amazing and came in awesome glass bottles), weapons (yes we did, I got a dagger and my brother got an ax), a crystal piccolo (cool story with that, I’ll have to tell it in another post) and tried out some sweet Mongolian bows.  Watched a joust/tournament (that was pretty sweet), laughed at the antics of an improv show, (they were good, but the Green Leaf Improv team in KA had them beat 😉 ), and had fun seeing all the costumes and merchants there.

All in all you had a fantastic time and are already scheming *cough* I mean, planning what were going to do next year and who we’re going to drag, *cough* I mean, bring with us.  I wonder who all we can get to dress up… *muses as she plays with her new dagger*  Hehehe. 😛

Here are some pictures.

All of us in our costumes. (left-right) Garret, my brother Steven and me.

Pirates! Um.. wait.. excuse me *cough* PrivaTEERS.

This just made me laugh. Poor guy. If you can't read his sign it says: "Starving, please help (free hugs!) XXX"

Dude with an awesome shield, spear and costume.

Robin Hood and Mini Robin Hood.

Knight charging into the joust!

A satyr and fairy. He was making funny faces (or satyr like faces?) at someone taking their picture.

The website of the faire we whent to.:  http://www.washingtonfaire.com/

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  1. MONGOLIAN BOWS?!! Did you get a picture of them??

  2. And I wanted to come but the weekend didn’t work to get days off…. 😦 Perhaps next year I can be one of those people you drag *cough* bring?

    • storygirl308

       /  August 19, 2011

      I didn’t get a picutre, but the site is linked in the post. Their called Seven Meadow Archery. The bow are just beautiful and pulling back on the sting, taking aim on it… oh, ’twas amazing. 🙂

      Yes! You should definitely come next year! And just think, you have a whole year to work on a costume. 😉

  3. That looks so awesome SG!!!!! *wants to see your dagger* *looks at your Snidbits of news* I’m reading Masters and Slayers too!


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