June 25th, 2001
|01:03 pm - It's the end of the world as we know it....|
Well I survived Ragnarock.
Well sort of.
For thoose unfamiliar with it.
It is a week long campout where Dagorhir foam fighters go and beat each other all day long.
And they spend the night doing one of many things. most could be classified as reckless/immoral/illegal.
No its not a rampant orgy with druguse rampant. but to say these things didn't happen there wouldn't be true.
Now I was not there for the entire week and only got the abbrieviated version.
First thing you notice when you go to rag.
Lots of people.
i was given number 503 and most people were there on monday.
I found my groups site rather easily. heh I actually found it before i found the check in.
But after checking in at around 8 pm on friday i was delayed from setting up my tent by being told that everyone was going to the local all you can eat steak buffet.
This did not bode well for my loosing weight attempt though i did manage not to entirely pig out.
But i wandered around a bit on friday with piper. and followed him as we went to a couple of sites.
We saw one groups "Purgatory Night" temptress, satan, son of satan and such.
Then later went to another groups Marde Gra. though it was pretty much dead.
I saw a total of 2 sets of boobs. One of which I coulda done without. (Sorry gabe. Man-boobs aren't my thing. heh)
Wandered back to camp and crashed.
Oh I was forced a shot of irish whiskey or scotch i forget which.
Stuff burns like hell.
Though at purgatory i was handed something that i have no idea what it was.
Other then it was alcoholic.
Oh friday night it started raining so i got a tad bit wet though it was nothing like what i'm told happened earlier in the week.
Well I got to sleep and was woken up extremely early by what sounded like an inferno.
i looked outside my tent and saw a couple guys with flame throwers about 20 feet from my tent.
I found out then that i was basically camped right next to where the roast pig was going to be cooked.
Managed to get back to sleep and woke up at a more respectable time (after sunup)
Woke up and managed to put the finishing touches on the shield Paws made for me.
and did a little shopping bought a pair of leather gloves.
then ended up marching out with mine and another group for the days battles.
Well I died a few times and i survived some others.
It definately is different when dealing with hundreds of people then it is with twenty or so.
Nothing spectacular happened whith me on the field though the castle battle was certainly interesting.
but i went back and got a drink during the unit battles as i don't belong to a unit.
Never occured to me to just go out by myself.
My loss. And there is always next year.
After this was the feast which for me consisted of going getting food and coming back to camp to eat.
But then it started. The politics.
Dagorhir suffers like every other alternative group that i deal with.
It is clique based. Every idea, every position. is judged not on the merits but of the person behind the idea or the people they associate.
This is evident in the huge thing going on at the momment with various people trying to form a n national organization to blanket all the small realms.
But this wasn't what the politics i was faced with was about.
Instead its the "knighthood"
Kingdoms can have knights just like in ye olde days. To be a knight you have to know all the various rules/ combat etc but you also have to squire under a knight.
In our kingdom there are 2 knights (one of which i don't think i've met) and 2 squires.
Now squires have to basically take orders from the knights even if it isn't the one they are under.
Well the one squire wasn't happy with how he was being treated by his knight and basically started complaining around the campfire. Knight was not there.
And the knight was wearing thin on most of the others. (He does seam to have a stick up somewhere alot of the times probably also cause he has been doing it so long, etc)
(I personally do not follow the belief that just because you've been doing something longer you are always and automatically more knowledgable and or right)
Basically the chat around the fire went bad. With talk of him possibly challenging him or taking this action etc.
I didn't say anything and was starting to look for an exit when i saw said knight approaching.
My reaction. *shit* *walk towards my tent* *walk past* and keep walking.i ended up walking around the camp looking at the parties going on and sat for about 30 minutes just looking at the stars on this huge hill. "Was somewhat relaxing but also depressing as the partying could be heard.
Went back to camp. They were still talking so walked some more.
ended up just crashing.
I'm assuming they got it resolved. But it should of waited until wednesday when people weren't so sick of each other.
Went to bed woke up in the morning and got my stuff almost completely packed before anyone else was up.
Came home and gave the house a gift i picked up for them.
A gigantic beer bong.
Made from a traffic cone.
heh well i need to do some real work now.
I will talk to everyone later.
Oh I did buy something for myself. Will describe it later.
Current Mood: varied
Current Music: Bambee - Candy Girl
wow the mystery of dagorhir's weeklong Rag ventures have always been a curiosity to me...
sounds like the grounds around a grateful dead concert with foam weaponry instead of nitrous tanks.
Did you have any fun at all?
|Date:||June 25th, 2001 11:12 am (UTC)|| |
I had fun when i got to do what little fighting i did and it was generally relaxing.
Favorite part had to be being on the hill at the dead of night.
Felt nice though i did have odd thoughts during that point. But i shalln't go into details.
Cause it would only make me seem perverted heh.
Only really really unsettling point was when i went shopping. I encountered a dealer who was ummm.
exceptionally large. and showed ALOT of flesh.
I had blacked it out. His were the third set.
I later found out he was "King of the naked people" but that didn't console me.
As to if i had fun at all.
Answer is yes.
Would I go for the weekend next year? not likely.
Would I go for the entire week. Yes.
I need to get adjusted to an environment or else i'm shy as all heck. and 2 nights didn't give me enough time especially with everyone stretched thin by the week.
well glad you had some fun beating the snog out of people.
maybe your king of naked people was the kid of a few years ago I saw at the water park...
I'm not social enough for stuff like that
|Date:||June 25th, 2001 11:39 am (UTC)|| |
Thing is the general deal with most things.
To have more fun at this sorta thing, you go with friends.
With friends it isn't so scary.
But then again that's if your with your friends.
reminds me I need to get around to buying a tent the herd's supposed to do another mohican weekend some time in july or august.
right in tornado alley again
|Date:||June 25th, 2001 11:55 am (UTC)|| |
Cool canoeing i'll assume?
I'm trying to cut down on them honest ;)
Last year we went and Buffet Boy was WHITE with fear cuz he's terrified of water.
Been to mohican the last couple years? at it's DEEPEST it's been 2 feet I think.
Funnier still, him and Puff in a boat.. they kept grounding it!! *snrk*
Go ahead with the comments
now I'm curious.
|Date:||June 25th, 2001 12:10 pm (UTC)|| |
Heh. Comment was mearly mentioning that i have a tent i'm willing to share.
And no its not a 1 person tent. it's off decent size.
What you thought i'd make a pitch a tent refrence hehe?
Last time i would of been at mohican would of been around 6years ago when i was still in scouts.
We would go be in the canoe race each year.
Of course our goal was always to have the longest time. Stop at the river bars along the way. Never paddle unless we had to.
I love water heh. Its generally better to be cool and wet then dry and hot.
unless its freezing of course. :)
well i can let you know when we're going and you're more than welcome to come along. it's a typical Herd event.
And trust me, watching Puff and Buffet Boy pitch their Big Lots tent and stuff themselves into it is quite an interesting few moments of entertainment...
let's not even get into his "I was in the boy scouts I know how to start a fire" comment as he dug up mucky wood from the lake. I swear to you that's what he did and flumped this huge soppy log on the fire, promptly causing it to smoke and snuff out.
he's such a jerk.
I thought Pyro and Lefty were gonna fling him in the lake. lol
We were contemplating this Saturday or Sunday to head out that way to Borders. I have a company function in the evening, so it'd have to be late morning/early afternoon or sometime Sunday if you wanted to grab some caffeine or something.
Akira's calling meeeeee
told ya, I travel with an entourage LOL.
|Date:||June 25th, 2001 12:36 pm (UTC)|| |
Bah he was never truely in scouts then.
Boy Scouts top ways of starting fire.
2. Bug Spray
Either time would be fine. And i'd love to go camping. Pending the usual not killing each other thing or running away at sight etc.
Next time you have a problem with him at a campout. Tell him to go find a left-handed smoke shifter.
heh its like finding a snipe.
he's so naive it's easy to trick him at that stuff
|Date:||June 25th, 2001 01:20 pm (UTC)|| |
Well I only did fall for the snipe hunt once.
Darn my parents.
I did too but I was 8 so I guess that's ok.
|Date:||June 25th, 2001 02:14 pm (UTC)|| |
Falling for it once its nothing big. falling multiple times however..... :)
or worse, falling for it as an adult!!
I have a feeling we'll ALL be having lots of fun this summer
long live masterful intelligence
Yeah, that sounds like the Boy Scouts I know.
Explosive, potentially lethal, and a hell of a lot of fun.
Gotta love it.
|Date:||June 25th, 2001 02:14 pm (UTC)|| |