Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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Freedom! (Wait, wrong country.)

I think it's pretty funny that on the day we end up having a discussion about the dangers of the "love at first sight" plot device in relationship to The Little Mermaid, one of the Disney pages we follow updated their cover photo to something from the Little Mermaid ride, and another one posted a picture of Sleeping Beauty and Prince Philip with the text "You'll love me at once the way you did once." Way to help the cause there. (Actually, the first one's just a funny coincidence. The second one, though...)

Anyway, I remembered the thing I wanted to talk about yesterday, but I'm not sure I have a whole lot to say about it. When we went to our regular Monday fast food place, we went later than usual, so Athena and I had a chance to talk to one of the employees that Mom and Steve knew well (they go even more frequently than we do) but that we hadn't seen much of. Mom and Steve mentioned his "weird" hobby of crafting swords in a "sword guild," and we were like, "Dude, that's awesome!" Not that we would be capable of carrying on a conversation about smithing, but it's still pretty cool. So of course, Mom and Steve decided they had to get us talking about it with the swordsmith himself. This was only really a problem because, as previously stated, we're not really capable of carrying on a conversation about swords.

So this guy came over to ask us if everything was okay, as is the custom at this fast food place, and that's when Steve grabbed the opportunity. We found out that he's part of a group that...reenacts old Irish battles. Only they don't really "reenact" the battles--it's more of a free-form kind of thing in the old Irish fighting style. It sounded like a pretty fun way to get some exercise.

The whole time, Steve was sitting back with this look on his face like, "Okay, you people are crazy, but whatever." He's a total geek about certain stuff (the way he talks about Star Trek...), but he draws the line at cosplay for some reason. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, because when you're watching movies, you're basically watching people cosplay, and nobody thinks the actors are crazy. ...Well, they probably do think some of the actors are crazy, but not for dressing up in costumes. The point is, I think somebody needs a new pair of pajamas.

Today I'm thankful for getting to play Chain of Memories last night, having enough quarters to do laundry, remembering to pay the rent, being done with the hardest part of laundry (getting started), and amusing ThinkGeek product descriptions.
Tags: cosplay

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