There are two sentences I hear a lot about LARP.
„It's fucking childish." or „You need to grow up and be an adult."
For starters: I'm a realist. I know most people are close-minded, stupid and bitter, fixed on common notion of „normality." They just don't know better, in most cases it's not their fault and I don't think It'll ever get better.
People are tolerant these days – but not because they understand the specific problem. They are tolerant of some things, because they're told to be tolerant to these things, not because of a result of their own critical thinking.
But I sort of feel an urge to speak about why I do what I do, and why t
Crafting is the solidification of an immortal idea into the mortal world. The art of crafting is the art of nourishing an idea, to keep it warm, protecting it from harm and finally teaching it to stand on its own.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Too many to be accounted for
The dark matter
Total Annihilation, The Witcher 2
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
One hand on each arm. Ten fingers on each hand. And one imagination to rule them all.
I am just finished with two "Just because i can"-projects. Sometimes it feels good just to let all other stuff lie, and just make something else.
Coming up i a large larp project, which will no doubt test both crafting skills as well as leadership and logistic skills.
It will be a new group, but it will reuse a bit of the background from an old group. The aim is to become around thirty soldiers, both men and women, well drilled and trained to the task. It's gonna be very fun. =)
That will probably include making a new uniform coat, a new scabbard (or a new sword), some adjustments on armour and padding, and possibly a new shield or ten.
First of all I've separated from my girlfriend.
So, now being single I've got even more time to kill with crafting and preparing for larps.
It probably can't be good for me, but it is fun to craft nonetheless.
This summer I will attend a larp called Krigshjärta, "Warheart", where my fraction is a steampunk 16th century landsknecht army.
I will play a front surgeon, and lead a small team of medics just behind the combat line.
For this I am working on a complete makeover of my landsknecht suit from last year. The parachute harness will be strengthend and parts exhchanged for better material. I will make a new shirt, and new hoses wit
Some stuff I'll probably work with this autumn:
I've just re-riveted some of my armour straps, to prevent the original(very small) washers to get pulled through the leather when strained. New washers about twice the size. Some more work will be required though, as some straps are getting worn.
Fleckres is now added more or less permanently to my armour padding, and hopefully some kind of tutorial will make it's way here.
I've got a project featuring thin skin and 3D-embrodierment which looks very promising. First trials done, now going for the overworked "I've got no girlfriend"-look.
If i can get the leather for it I will make a water-re