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(Corporate Mofo)   Corporate Mofo vs. the SCA, Round 2: The Amazing True Story of Cloak Boy (not safe for work, boobies at bottom of page)   ( corporatemofo.com) divider line
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2002-01-21 09:14:44 AM  
2002-01-21 09:17:13 AM  
This is what happens when you piss off the nerds that actually get out of their parents basements.
2002-01-21 09:17:36 AM  
If you can't wear a cloak without people making fun then the terrorists have already won.......
2002-01-21 10:25:34 AM  
Fetus I resemble that remark!
2002-01-21 11:12:06 AM  
What, no pics of cloak boy?
2002-01-21 11:22:43 AM  
I don't actually have any photos of Cloak Boy... and also I felt he deserved some degree of anonymity...
2002-01-21 12:51:22 PM  
I still don't see what's wrong with wearing funny-looking clothes and getting drunk. If I want historical facts I join the Scottish Society and go to Highland Games. If I want to goof off with a bunch of social outcasts like myself I go to SCA events. Besides one person's fun is another's hell, look at the Packers and Rams game.
-Bigred "Lame...and proud of it."
2002-01-21 01:39:21 PM  
Both of the SCA articles just make me laugh my ass off. I've know too many of those people, and I recognize them (or their clones) in almost every sentence. Never got involved in it myself, and I'm glad that somebody made it out alive. Most of the SCA freaks I knew graduated to hard drugs or something more mature, like playing "Magic: The Gathering".
2002-01-21 01:59:06 PM  
2002-01-21 01:59:15 PM  

Being an SCA member for quite a few years I have just one thing to say..

I laughed my ass off.

I've know quite a few cloak boys in my day.
I do SCA because I enjoy it. Granted mostly for the fighting. However I have an almost completely acccurate (except for the grill on the helmet) set of armour. But there are quite a few pickle barrels and leather armour by cloak boys.

Let's face it. I'm a network admin, SCA member, and I read fark daily (that last one damns me to hell for sure).

All of that = geek and if we can't laugh at ourselves then who can we laugh at.

I'm just glad I don't look the part at least :)
2002-01-21 02:01:44 PM  
No offense. But you admittedly took sloppy seconds from Cloak Boy.
2002-01-21 02:08:39 PM  
I don't like to make a lot of blanket statements, but the SCA is less about medieval reenactment and research, and more about a social gathering where fantasy role players get together to find like minded people who won't make fun of them. With high hopes that they'll all get laid by the end of the feast.

Bigred is right. People seriously interested in research and culture wouldn't be there. There's nothing wrong with dressing up and the like (to a certain extent) but as long as they don't kid themsleves and call it something it's not, I won't bug them about it.

Next weekend there's some annual SCA Festival of the Maidens where but I try to avoid them like the plague. They've caused legitmate students of the sword a lot of grief. No one will take a legit group seriously because in the past the SCA has crashed their party and made a drunken mess of what was supposed to be educational and informative.

Won't say too much more... my swordsmanship instructor met his wife at an SCA event....
2002-01-21 02:13:06 PM  
Let me explain something to you: geeks listen to indie music, dress in an offbeat but cool way, and are colorful, creative people. In short, geeks have style.

If you are into star trek, SCA, swords, make your own armor, etc... you are not a geek, YOU ARE A NERD!
2002-01-21 02:14:42 PM  
chicks in chainmail + booze(mead) + hard drugs = happy Bigred..."Whyyy shuure I love your c-c-corset, m'lady! *hiccup*"
2002-01-21 02:18:25 PM  
Hope I didn't insult Xanthier up there. He's in the SCA for the right reasons. Having fun, and showing off a better kit than the real geeks out there!
2002-01-21 03:03:59 PM  
Tostfeld: Sure, I dated the same girl as Cloak Boy, but there was a whole summer between us. I'm sure in those months she showered at least once.

Then again... Oh, God. Maybe not.
2002-01-21 03:06:48 PM  
I would just like to point out that Corporate Mofo is wearing his Pennsic XXV shirt today. Make of that what you will. :)
2002-01-21 03:57:42 PM  
No insult taken Shagrat.
I mostly enjoy SCA due to a select group who all fight, camp, and party together.

I would absolutely love to get into real swordsmanship, unfortunately I have looked and there is absolutely NOTHING within a 5 hour radius of me.

Like I said. I have seen every single one of Corporate Mofo's examples. You go into a situation like the SCA (or any other group for that matter) you're gonna find some wakkos. I go to have fun with some friends who also enjoy the same thing as I do.
2002-01-21 05:30:46 PM  
I'm just glad to see Ph00dz fueling the flames of the geek/nerd conflict.
2002-01-21 10:53:48 PM  
Xanthier (and everyone else who wants to get into real swordsmanship): Ask on the "Historical European Swordsmanship" forum of swordforum.com where there's a school near you.
2002-01-22 02:45:49 PM  
I'm hoping this thread is dead, because I just wanted to see if the word snatchmouth made it by the filters.

Sorry for any inconvenience.
2002-01-22 02:46:06 PM  
2002-01-22 02:46:33 PM  
snatch twat pillowbiter
2002-01-22 10:02:40 PM  
That's farkin hilarious
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