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AnachronicSpike glanced out the window and froze. "What on Earth are they doing?"

"What?" Dawn didn't look up from her observation post.

"There's a bunch of people in the park waving sticks about in slow motion."

Dawn passed Spike her binoculars. "Tai Chi with walking sticks? Golf practice? Self-defence for seniors? "

"They're waving swords about," Spike snorted in amusement. "I think it's the local chapter of SCA."

Joining Spike, Dawn shook her head. "Idiots. I'd have their legs off before they blinked."

"Maybe their plan of attack is to incapacitate their opponent with hysterical laughter."

"I'd say it's working."


open_on_sundaychallenge #158: fools
Part of the London!verse


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3rd Apr, 2006 12:18 (UTC)
I can hear the hysterical laughter swelling in the background.
3rd Apr, 2006 12:21 (UTC)
Much laughter. At least they weren't wearing the armour as well.
3rd Apr, 2006 12:47 (UTC)
I'd be wearing the armor. Not against enemies, but to keep from hurting myself. :-(
3rd Apr, 2006 12:19 (UTC)

Having once briefly dated a boy deeply mired in a local chapter of the SCA, I'm with Dawn.
3rd Apr, 2006 12:26 (UTC)
This drabble is almost verbatim from walking the dogs yesterday morning. The things you see in the park when you don't have a gun.

The SCA do tend to be wacky. Well, the ones I've met are. On the bright side, the do seem overly attached to their armour, will don it for any occasion and seem quite happy to let you shoot them. Admittedly, it was only with 10kg recurve bows and the arrows were fitted with rubber stoppers, but I can still make them hurt.
3rd Apr, 2006 15:39 (UTC)
LOL, that's great!
3rd Apr, 2006 22:20 (UTC)
Many thnaks!
17th Apr, 2006 06:52 (UTC)
*giggles* I like Dawn's suggestions as to what the stick waving people were doing.
17th Apr, 2006 09:09 (UTC)
Why on earth would you expect people to be waving swords in a public place? I really should have taken a photo of the nutballs that inspired this, it would have made an apt icon.
17th Apr, 2006 13:02 (UTC)
*giggles* i enjoyed that! you made me chuckle. great work :P
17th Apr, 2006 22:27 (UTC)
Always happy to amuse.
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