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Title: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 15, 07, 12:50:05 pm CDT
Ok so It seems like the guilds have become an endangered species. Less and less of the players are about, the boards are quiet and no new blood is being brought in.

So I pose this question. Has our time come? Are the Guilds Dead?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: battlemonk on Oct 15, 07, 02:49:44 pm CDT
That the boards are quiet doesn't mean much. A lot of the boards I'm on are quiet right now. When Lars starts selling Memberships again, I've got two friends lined up to receive 'em. So, I don't see as the guild's dead.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Pathos on Oct 16, 07, 10:56:00 am CDT
We go through spurts on the board but it's not like it used to be.

Post more, Gardo!!!





(he he...I said "spurts")
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 16, 07, 01:19:09 pm CDT
See i guess I worded it wrong. It has nothing to do with the boards as much as it has to do with the guilds at the fairs. I know in NYRF there has been a dramatic drop in the boyos showin up (I'm at fault here as well) the older guys have pretty much walked and let the pups loose to play... not that there is anything wrong with it its just that we loose so many of the traditions that have been set forth.

i guess I'm just starting to look back on the Good/Bad old days
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Oct 16, 07, 09:03:38 pm CDT
The Wenches and Rogues seem to be goin' strong up at CTRF. I participated in a serial roguing and then walked escort with the wenches on their walk. I was told this goes on every day there. I have heard that other faires have good guild activity as well.

I would guess that NYRF has become to big of a free-for-all lately. The faire has grown huge and everyone has their own fave hangouts now. It's not like it used to be there, where you really only had a couple of places to hang. So many choices now, so many places to play. Some days the bud wenches are runnin' ragged with rose tags and such.

I know that NYRF/FoF has at least 18 people that want to join the Privateers.

I was talkin' to Lars the other night at Forest of Fear and he says he has a bunch of back orders he has to take care of first, before he starts takin' new orders. He was also talkin' about trying to get his shop open again too, but he is really busy with NYRF. I think he is lookin' at mid-November to start takin' new orders, but that is dependant on NYRF's corprate cronies. There may be some new building going on soon.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Oct 17, 07, 08:09:46 am CDT
"I would guess that NYRF has become to big of a free-for-all lately."

Duh.  It's always been.  ;)  Basically each generation polices itself to some degree and looks at the previous for guidance to some degree.  Sadly most of us are now a generation or two off from the current or, at least, it feels that way.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Hallertauer on Oct 17, 07, 10:21:45 am CDT
I think it is a combination of things

1) You guys are getting a lot older. ;-)
2) life changes... some guys getting married, haveing kids, changing jobs.
C- Lets face it it is a BIG commitment being at faire (almost) every weekend.
 4] Disposable income

I work at a hunted hayride every weekend in October which is hard enough and I can not imagine committing most every weekend at the end of summer to faire.
My wife and I had our first date at Tux and we would go a couple three times a year till life started to get in the way.
So I would not say that they are dead but on life support. I think the guilds need a place like this (the boards) to pump some life in to the guilds. Some of the the older members (not in age but years of membership) used to post here with stories, banter and bust balls it drove a lot of people to the guild. My 2 cents
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Oct 17, 07, 10:57:54 am CDT
Yeah, us old timers need to visit and post a tad more I think.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Oct 22, 07, 08:21:54 pm CDT
My piraticalwench wife and I have Queen's passes to NYRF and have had them for many seasons. I am there both days, she usually only on Saturday, as she has church on Sunday, but Ren Faire is my church. heheheh.

We have been in attendance since 1976, but for the first few years it wasn't every season as I used to work in the music biz and was usually away on tour. The last 21 years though, we have attended every season. I am as old as most of you(age wise. Membership wise, my # is in the 800s so I would be a relative newcomer compared to you bronzeagers), older than some, younger than some, so age, getting married, having kids(mine was a faire slave for a couple of seasons) can always be worked around. Money is another story, but hey, it usually is. heheheh.

I was at closing weekend of MDRF and when I walked in, I saw 5 Rogue's Guild pins, right away. That was just walking in the gate. I saw more pinned rogues at that faire, than I have seen at any one faire in quite a while and that includes CTRF, which has a pretty active guild life. I met more new guild brothers than I have in a while. Ran into some old friends as well, but missed Gardo. How the hell did I do that??? Hmmmm. I must have seen him, but just didn't recognize him, since I don't think we have ever really formally met.

So, to make a long post endless, I think the Guilds are alive and well, but just in need of a little guidance.

Posting here as mentioned by you older guys would help I think and getting the renspace group moving along would help too. I think we have a total of 8 members and so far I have the only post on a fairly pristine forum.

Of course, all of this rambling is just that, rambling and purely my opinion and not meant to be taken any other way than that. Hey, I'm an old pirate and a little crazy from the salt and sun. heheheh
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Michele the Wicked on Oct 23, 07, 06:15:47 pm CDT
Guilds, boards, whatever. Dead? No, probably in ICU and the family stops visiting cause you won't die or get better.

So.

Michele
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Michele the Wicked on Oct 23, 07, 06:55:13 pm CDT
We can always fall back on talking about Dirty Things in General.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Perin on Oct 24, 07, 07:28:52 am CDT
Guilds?  No.  Wench's Board?  No.  Rogue's Board?  Pretty much....
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Oct 24, 07, 11:27:28 am CDT
So Michele, what can you and I do to bring the boys back out to ......... play?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Apropos on Oct 24, 07, 12:41:15 pm CDT
Hey, I will jump on them..I mean the bandwagon.  Capre Boyem!  What do we do to bring back the fun and flirting and the debauchery of the old days????  I'd rather play any day!  Innuendo Anon!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Oct 24, 07, 02:32:56 pm CDT
*evil grin* do I get to pick which part to carpe?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The Wizard on Oct 24, 07, 02:42:36 pm CDT
Just be gentle.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Oct 24, 07, 02:57:48 pm CDT
Gentle?  *blink*blink*blink* On the Rogues board?  *blink*blink*blink*grins as memories of Bren flash through my head*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Apropos on Oct 24, 07, 04:30:45 pm CDT
Gentle is for Himbos, darlin, and I certainly don't do gentle.  Hot, hard, steamy, sweaty, definately.  Gentle...not this wench.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Michele the Wicked on Oct 24, 07, 05:13:50 pm CDT
So Michele, what can you and I do to bring the boys back out to ......... play?

Spankings. Yep.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Oct 24, 07, 05:15:55 pm CDT
Was it spankings that does it or was it the oral sex?  I get so confused some times........ *turns on the grail beacon*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Oct 24, 07, 07:23:42 pm CDT
Hmm, both work fer me....errr, did I just say that out loud??? Hmmmm
:P

I have a nice little snake whip here, just cryin' to get broken in the right way..... Errr damn, did I just say that out loud too??? Single malt messin' with me filters tonight. heheheh.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Oct 24, 07, 07:45:32 pm CDT
Guilds?  No.  Wench's Board?  No.  Rogue's Board?  Pretty much....

ouch.. that hurts :p
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Oct 24, 07, 07:48:32 pm CDT
Not yet.  We can turn it back around, and I plan to do so.
I no longer have control of the member listing... BUT, I'll get a 'link' to it, so i can do fun things with that data!
Member's section, anyone?

Im still in the self-debate period with dumping these forums and going back to the one consolidated system (the one you dudes HATED for whatever reason... the death of the board)
sigh.  hey.. I TRY!  (ya dicks :D )
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Oct 25, 07, 08:59:01 am CDT
*pours Macko a glass of 20 year old single malt scotch and smooches MadMage's cheek* You do great sir!  I for one appreciate your efforts!  btw........is there a reason I can't see the smilies or put a profile pic in?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Oct 25, 07, 09:32:11 am CDT
*pours Macko a glass of 20 year old single malt scotch and smooches MadMage's cheek* You do great sir!  I for one appreciate your efforts!  btw........is there a reason I can't see the smilies or put a profile pic in?

yeah.. i need to fix that.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The Wizard on Oct 25, 07, 11:35:16 am CDT
Gentle?  *blink*blink*blink* On the Rogues board?  *blink*blink*blink*grins as memories of Bren flash through my head*

Well let's just say that I don't want my 'package' abused. Carpe Gently.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 25, 07, 12:17:45 pm CDT
Just be gentle.
BE Gentle ARE YOU KIDDIN ME?!?!?!? you need to be somewhere else I don't care where but just not here.

Be Gentle get the cock out of your mouth ans stop trolling rest areas if you want gentle

Cause between you me you aint gonna get it here, and if that make you cry and upsets your delicate balance here's a link for you http://kyushu.com/gleaner/editorspick/seppuku.shtml 
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 25, 07, 12:19:14 pm CDT
Gentle is for Himbos, darlin, and I certainly don't do gentle.  Hot, hard, steamy, sweaty, definately.  Gentle...not this wench.

A woman after me own.... well..
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 25, 07, 12:21:35 pm CDT
Hmm, both work fer me....errr, did I just say that out loud??? Hmmmm
:P

I have a nice little snake whip here, just cryin' to get broken in the right way..... Errr damn, did I just say that out loud too??? Single malt messin' with me filters tonight. heheheh.

Macko I wouldn't be braggin about your lil nothin my friend :D
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 25, 07, 12:23:15 pm CDT
Not yet.  We can turn it back around, and I plan to do so.
I no longer have control of the member listing... BUT, I'll get a 'link' to it, so i can do fun things with that data!
Member's section, anyone?

Im still in the self-debate period with dumping these forums and going back to the one consolidated system (the one you dudes HATED for whatever reason... the death of the board)
sigh.  hey.. I TRY!  (ya dicks :D )


Mage the boards were fine and still are I appreciate as i know the rest of this Motley bunch the work you put into it 
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Oct 25, 07, 12:25:07 pm CDT
Mage the boards were fine and still are I appreciate as i know the rest of this Motley bunch the work you put into it 

I know ya do, man. thanks :)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Oct 25, 07, 12:26:00 pm CDT
BE Gentle ARE YOU KIDDIN ME?!?!?!? you need to be somewhere else I don't care where but just not here.

Be Gentle get the cock out of your mouth ans stop trolling rest areas if you want gentle

Cause between you me you aint gonna get it here, and if that make you cry and upsets your delicate balance here's a link for you http://kyushu.com/gleaner/editorspick/seppuku.shtml 

o here we go...
*grabs the popcorn*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Oct 25, 07, 12:37:59 pm CDT
A woman after me own.... well..

*wicked grin* Yeeeeeeesssss?  *hides the chocolate sauce*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Oct 25, 07, 12:39:11 pm CDT
o here we go...
*grabs the popcorn*

*opens the bar up and dusts the bottles off grabbing a drink and munching on some popcorn*  Bars open.  Help yourselves!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Oct 25, 07, 12:40:57 pm CDT
I know ya do, man. thanks :)

*smooches Madmage and hugs him*  I see smilies and my avatar again!  *more smooches*  And honestly?  Thank you for keeping the board alive and for your time!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Oct 25, 07, 12:51:37 pm CDT
*smooches Madmage and hugs him*  I see smilies and my avatar again!  *more smooches*  And honestly?  Thank you for keeping the board alive and for your time!
its my pleasure.    lets get the boards going again. i'd love to see them back to their original glory (and perhaps more so!)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 25, 07, 02:28:04 pm CDT
*opens the bar up and dusts the bottles off grabbing a drink and munching on some popcorn*  Bars open.  Help yourselves!

Ahhh Guinness and Popcorn, good times good times
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 25, 07, 02:44:04 pm CDT
its my pleasure.    lets get the boards going again. i'd love to see them back to their original glory (and perhaps more so!)

The glory is still there we need to bring back the troops and get in some new blood, a virgin to sacrifice, a tasty wench to eat...

What say you...

Friends!!! Brothers!!! Sisters!!! Get me a bear

I come to bury the Bronzes, not to praise them.
The Bronzes that women do lives after them;
The Rogue is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Wolf. The noble Gardo
Hath told you Rogues were ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Rogues answer'd it.
Here, under leave of Rogues and the rest—
For Rogues is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men—
Come I to speak in Rogues funeral.
They were my friends, faithful and just to me:
But Bronze says I was ambitious;
And Bronze is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to to the guild
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in the Wolf seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, the Wolf hath laughed:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet the Bronzes says he was ambitious;
And the Bronzes is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
You thrice presented me a kingly pin,
Which I did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet the Bronzes says I was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Bronzes spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with the Rogues,
And I must pause till it come back to me.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Oct 25, 07, 02:50:42 pm CDT
Wenches to eat?  *wicked grin* What did YOU have in mind *wink*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Oct 25, 07, 03:17:27 pm CDT
Get you bear??  Grizzly or brown??

And where u gonna get the virgin sacr....oh, hello Wizard    ;)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Oct 25, 07, 03:24:06 pm CDT
Get you bear??  Grizzly or brown??

And where u gonna get the virgin sacr....oh, hello Wizard    ;)

Mebbie he means a polar bear?  *snicker*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Sarah on Oct 25, 07, 04:05:22 pm CDT
I will admit, I do miss the mischief and mayhem of the Boy's board.  sometimes the Wench Board is just too damned touchy-feely, pass-the-kleenex and all around way the hell too NICE.

and Gardo... man, if I wasn't in your fan club before, I am now. 
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Apropos on Oct 25, 07, 04:13:58 pm CDT
Christ..I can swear without getting flamed.  FUCKFUCKFUCK!!!! 

Oh and I can mention SEX!!!!!!!!!!!!  Hard, deep, all night sex!!!!!

Now, if I can get my quotey thingy to work....

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Michele the Wicked on Oct 25, 07, 06:42:35 pm CDT
ouch.. that hurts :p

Have I told you lately that I love you?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Oct 25, 07, 07:18:43 pm CDT
Have I told you lately that I love you?
no...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Oct 25, 07, 07:35:47 pm CDT
Christ..I can swear without getting flamed.  FUCKFUCKFUCK!!!! 

Oh and I can mention SEX!!!!!!!!!!!!  Hard, deep, all night sex!!!!!


yup. say anything you want. no censorship here. welcome to the club :)

and sex... yea.. SEX. who doesn't love sex?!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Dmitri on Oct 25, 07, 09:19:57 pm CDT
SEX. who doesn't love sex?!

the 12 year old tied up in my trunk...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Oct 25, 07, 10:58:34 pm CDT
o here we go...
*grabs the popcorn*

Naw darlin', save the popcorn and for Gods sake, don't waste good Guinness....

Considering the subject matter (not you Gardo, obviously) I predict a quiet slink-into-the-night exit... I mean, he did want gentle and all. *eye roll* Gods save us all from dickless wonders, thankyouverymuch. puh-lease Apparently, they either misread, or just plain misunderstood what the hell they were signing up for when they signed on as Rogues.



Now....where were we? Did someone say sex? I know I saw steamy....Appie, that was you, wasn't it....



Steamy's all well and good, but I like slick with a bit of salt....



oh, and let me throw in an obligatory FUCK for good measure, as I'm not in censorship-land anymore......



*snatches a handful of popcorn from Mage before he stashes it*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Oct 26, 07, 05:14:11 am CDT
the 12 year old tied up in my trunk...
tru dat.   freek.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Oct 26, 07, 05:16:51 am CDT
Apparently, they either misread, or just plain misunderstood what the hell they were signing up for when they signed on as Rogues.

yeah.. we get that alot.  oh well! try as we might, we just all can't be like the dirty thirty. ;)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 26, 07, 08:32:18 am CDT
the 12 year old tied up in my trunk...

Damn you Wolf... I just had to replace my monitor and keyboard....  Fuckin waste of good coffee
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 26, 07, 08:32:43 am CDT
yeah.. we get that alot.  oh well! try as we might, we just all can't be like the dirty thirty. ;)

What OLD
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Oct 26, 07, 08:37:46 am CDT
What OLD

YEAH... OLD!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Michele the Wicked on Oct 26, 07, 08:51:28 pm CDT
I love you.

You set my soul on fire; ees not a spark-- ees a FLAME!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Christopher the Adequate on Oct 26, 07, 09:17:13 pm CDT

Have I showed up in time for the Viking funeral? 

Lets just call in the dogs and piss on the fire,  there is a Renaissance quilting bee I have had my eye on recently that is looking for new members...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Pathos on Oct 26, 07, 10:35:47 pm CDT
I'm not sure how to respond to that.

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Oct 27, 07, 09:00:13 am CDT
I'm not sure how to respond to that.



Call him an old sheep fucker, slap him on the back and offer to buy him an ale.

Seems the best route I can think of Pathos.

/waves to Christopher...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Dmitri on Oct 27, 07, 10:05:07 pm CDT
Yeah we're older... But Youth and vigor will NEVER win over age and treachery....

Kids, watch yer grrlfriends...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Phoenix McHeit on Oct 27, 07, 11:10:32 pm CDT
Yeah we're older... But Youth and vigor will NEVER win over age and treachery....

Kids, watch yer grrlfriends...

I always thought it was 'youth & enthusiasm'... and lawd knows I loves me some enthusiasm!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Oct 28, 07, 01:32:37 am CDT
Hey, I'll go for age and experience any day.  I hate the idea of potty training a new one..........
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Oct 29, 07, 09:31:16 am CDT
Yeah we're older... But Youth and vigor will NEVER win over age and treachery....

Kids, watch yer grrlfriends...

Yeah, Viagra just tilted the level right out of the playing field.  Them young-in's is screwed.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Oct 29, 07, 09:52:18 am CDT
Yeah, Viagra just tilted the level right out of the playing field.  Them young-in's is screwed.

And that's screwed in the literal sense.

I'm lucky - my husband has no need for viagra.  He's got me. 
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Dmitri on Oct 29, 07, 06:32:29 pm CDT
Yeah, Viagra just tilted the level right out of the playing field.  Them young-in's is screwed.

Viagra!?!... what rogue needs viagra?.... If I find any that do need it they are persona non grata...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Pathos on Oct 29, 07, 09:24:24 pm CDT
Like any drug...there's a difference between "need" and...well..."useforthehellofit."

Big difference.

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Oct 29, 07, 09:28:43 pm CDT
useforthehellofit = priapism anyone?  that's like eating lead chips for the hell of it.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Dmitri on Oct 29, 07, 09:56:08 pm CDT
Like any drug...there's a difference between "need" and...well..."useforthehellofit."

sorry I use girls and my own virility 'thankyouverymuch"...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Oct 30, 07, 08:35:37 am CDT
<glazed dreamy look>  I know.... (sigh)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Oct 30, 07, 09:40:58 am CDT
<glazed dreamy look>  I know.... (sigh)

Lucky bitch.  :D
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 30, 07, 09:47:38 am CDT
useforthehellofit = priapism anyone?  that's like eating lead chips for the hell of it.


Fuck the call to the Doctor, I'm having an open house!!!

And why eat lead chips when Chinese Toys are tastier
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Oct 30, 07, 10:05:24 am CDT
conyo, gardo!  lol


but Mags...and ladies...I share ;)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Oct 30, 07, 12:25:05 pm CDT
conyo, gardo!  lol


but Mags...and ladies...I share ;)

And this, oh and the fact that you're just bangin' HAWT, and just the beginnings of the reasons why we love you mo deirfiúr.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Oct 30, 07, 01:26:40 pm CDT
YAY LOVE!   (does the skippy dance)  :D
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Sarah on Oct 30, 07, 01:43:34 pm CDT
yer so cute.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Oct 30, 07, 01:51:07 pm CDT
LOL!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Dmitri on Oct 30, 07, 02:02:55 pm CDT
and ladies...I share ;)

and THAT children... is why "I" win...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Sarah on Oct 30, 07, 02:06:56 pm CDT
and THAT children... is why "I" win...

I dunno luv... sounds like a 'win-win' situation to me.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Oct 30, 07, 02:11:18 pm CDT
SI!   It's nice when your beau and u share a common interest ;)-
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Oct 30, 07, 02:12:03 pm CDT
SI!   It's nice when your beau and u share a common interest ;)-

That'd be boobs.  ;)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Oct 30, 07, 02:20:34 pm CDT
mmmmm, boobies......
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 30, 07, 02:41:16 pm CDT
SI!   It's nice when your beau and u share a common interest ;)-

Ahhhh the good life, but when I met my wife I realized I failed sharing in kindergarten so those days are over for me
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Oct 30, 07, 02:45:09 pm CDT
mmmmm, boobies......

boobies....a gently rounded belly.....a woman's back....butts....thighs.......




work sucks.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Oct 30, 07, 02:46:43 pm CDT
yes, hermano, but then with the woman you got, no one else holds a candle to her, so why bother?  ;)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Oct 30, 07, 02:48:15 pm CDT

work sucks.


me too          i mean ....what?  uh....LOOK, a badger!   www.badgerbadgerbadger.com
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Oct 30, 07, 03:20:01 pm CDT
boobies....a gently rounded belly.....a woman's back....butts....thighs.......

The gentle slope of the neck the smoothness of the the chin.... Oh I can have happy thoughts all day as long as I don't leave my desk... xp
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Oct 30, 07, 03:22:18 pm CDT
boobies....a gently rounded belly.....a woman's back....butts....thighs.......

I had to lower my chair in my cube just now thankyouverymuch.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Oct 30, 07, 10:48:21 pm CDT
*pours Macko a glass of 20 year old single malt scotch and smooches MadMage's cheek* You do great sir!  I for one appreciate your efforts!  btw........is there a reason I can't see the smilies or put a profile pic in?

Ah, smooothh. Thank ye kindly.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Oct 30, 07, 10:50:39 pm CDT
Macko I wouldn't be braggin about your lil nothin my friend :D

Me snake be a 4'er with a very nasty bite. Heh.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Arias Mourns on Nov 02, 07, 05:14:35 pm CDT
I'm only just now starting to come back around. I haven't been able to attend faire in a couple of years. The last year I went I only was there a few hours because my knee was in a brace from an accident at work and I couldn't get around the faire here in Stl. Since then work has prevented my return and then my divorce and subsequent loss of ALL my gear and garb, thanks to the ex, I didn't get to go this season. Either way though I know have alot of me time and will be at faire next season. Will also go to more than my home faire. Will also be on the boards more when I can find a spot to throw myself back into the fray.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Nov 02, 07, 05:33:05 pm CDT
don't worry so much about finding a spot luv...just throw yourself in and enjoy.


Though...hmmmmm, finding the *right* spot is always a good play.......




well met
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Arias Mourns on Nov 02, 07, 07:03:04 pm CDT
Well then, I believe it is a good thing that I've never had trouble finding the *right* spot.

Well met to you as well M'lady.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Nov 03, 07, 07:31:35 pm CDT
I'm only just now starting to come back around. I haven't been able to attend faire in a couple of years. The last year I went I only was there a few hours because my knee was in a brace from an accident at work and I couldn't get around the faire here in Stl. Since then work has prevented my return and then my divorce and subsequent loss of ALL my gear and garb, thanks to the ex, I didn't get to go this season. Either way though I know have alot of me time and will be at faire next season. Will also go to more than my home faire. Will also be on the boards more when I can find a spot to throw myself back into the fray.

Ah, welcome back, mate. Sorry to hear about yer woes, but glad to hear yer bouncin' back.
As far as the loss of garb and gear, all that is replacable and not really as important as just bein' at faire with yer friends and guild brothers. So, we look forward to runnin' into ye at faire someday soon. Even if ye be lookin' like just another 'dane'. heheheh.
Besides, shoppin' fer new stuff is always half the fun at bein' at faire, even if ye don't  find somethin' right away.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Dmitri on Nov 05, 07, 06:59:37 am CST
Well then, I believe it is a good thing that I've never had trouble finding the *right* spot.

And yet she left you and took all your shit... Hmmmmm...

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Nov 05, 07, 07:53:56 am CST
And yet she left you and took all your shit... Hmmmmm...

ahahahaaa!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Nov 05, 07, 12:40:14 pm CST
And yet she left you and took all your shit... Hmmmmm...



Perfect luv...you are just...perfect. *rotfl*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Nov 05, 07, 01:45:51 pm CST

Though...hmmmmm, finding the *right* spot is always a good play.......


See I love the hunt for the right spot(s) why stick to one when the entire body is a playground of sensations 8)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Nov 05, 07, 01:47:50 pm CST
And yet she left you and took all your shit... Hmmmmm...



God I love you Dmitri, you are such a Bitch with a capital C
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Nov 05, 07, 02:00:04 pm CST
See I love the hunt for the right spot(s) why stick to one when the entire body is a playground of sensations 8)

Sort of like a treasure hunt of pleasure.  Yummy!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Phoenix McHeit on Nov 06, 07, 07:09:35 am CST
And yet she left you and took all your shit... Hmmmmm...



You

Fucking

ROCK!!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 03, 08, 02:54:20 pm CST
Here's the problem, you men (and ladies too) need to come play in AZ. Not a fucking Rogue in site. Not a one. No pins either.  :P

I miss you all and I miss a guild around me. Here I am a party of one, and while that can be fun, I wanna share.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 03, 08, 02:59:28 pm CST
0.0      Dammit, D, get me JetBlue on the line, there's a sexy wench in AZ who wants to share!!!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 03, 08, 03:22:02 pm CST
0.0      Dammit, D, get me JetBlue on the line, there's a sexy wench in AZ who wants to share!!!!

JetBlue, Southwest the all fly here, and remember my darling, I am an hour flight from Vegas.... oh the trouble we could cause.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Jan 03, 08, 06:53:09 pm CST
JetBlue, Southwest the all fly here, and remember my darling, I am an hour flight from Vegas.... oh the trouble we could cause.

.... ROAD TRIP!!!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 03, 08, 06:55:30 pm CST
.... ROAD TRIP!!!!

Should I bring up that like 10 of the Bone Crew will be here Pres. day weekend, even the Other Tink and Sputty I hear are coming out.  I got lots of floor space a back yard you can pitch a tent in *giggles I said pitch a tent*

OH and it was like in the 60's today.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Jan 03, 08, 07:02:05 pm CST
Should I bring up that like 10 of the Bone Crew will be here Pres. day weekend, even the Other Tink and Sputty I hear are coming out.  I got lots of floor space a back yard you can pitch a tent in *giggles I said pitch a tent*

OH and it was like in the 60's today.

I'll see whats up. we were tossing the idea around about getting an RV and doing a real road trip! wooOT!

and i thought that sputty and tink were going, but werent doing teh faire. hmph.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 03, 08, 07:07:51 pm CST
I'll see whats up. we were tossing the idea around about getting an RV and doing a real road trip! wooOT!

and i thought that sputty and tink were going, but werent doing teh faire. hmph.

WHAT no faire! That I didn't know. Have you seen pictures from our faire? How can you pass it up. :) My crew takes over a tent most of the time so lots of shade and it is right by food and booze. And Ye' Ole ATM for when we've had a lot of food and booze
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Jan 03, 08, 07:10:06 pm CST
WHAT no faire! That I didn't know. Have you seen pictures from our faire? How can you pass it up. :) My crew takes over a tent most of the time so lots of shade and it is right by food and booze. And Ye' Ole ATM for when we've had a lot of food and booze
Actually... I've never seen pics. :(   but i have heard from many folks that we do need to visit ya!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 03, 08, 07:11:35 pm CST
Actually... I've never seen pics. :(   but i have heard from many folks that we do need to visit ya!

Taaadaaaa

http://www.igotboned.com/AZRF_06/

Yeah the first one I look totally shit faced
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Madmage on Jan 03, 08, 07:12:34 pm CST
Taaadaaaa

http://www.igotboned.com/AZRF_06/

Yeah the first one I look totally shit faced

woot for shitfaced!!!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 03, 08, 07:13:03 pm CST
Woot! I just now got an email saying Ray (AKA HELIOS) and his woman will be here Feb 15th at 11:55 am
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 04, 08, 09:51:37 am CST
(http://www.igotboned.com/AZRF_06/images/IMGP0325.jpg) (http://www.igotboned.com/AZRF_06/images/IMGP0324.jpg)

A cutie with an oral fixation.  I'm buying my plane tickets now...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 04, 08, 09:53:03 am CST
(http://www.igotboned.com/AZRF_06/images/IMGP0358.jpg)

FREE NIPPLE PIERCINGS WITH EVERY PIN!!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 04, 08, 09:56:18 am CST
awwwwww, that fey was adorable!!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 04, 08, 10:03:04 am CST
All right Tipsy, you can go first...as long as we can watch.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Jan 04, 08, 10:28:39 am CST


FREE NIPPLE PIERCINGS WITH EVERY PIN!!!

Silly man.  That's not a woman getting a nipple pierced.

That's a woman getting boned!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 04, 08, 10:31:19 am CST
...obscured from the picture is the man behind this willing lass...

Ah!  Faire!  All's fair at Faire which is faire and square, after all.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 04, 08, 10:58:08 am CST
Silly man.  That's not a woman getting a nipple pierced.

That's a woman getting boned!!

Right you are Missy, as I tell all the lads, "it's a boning nor a piercing"
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 04, 08, 11:32:58 am CST
All right Tipsy, you can go first...as long as we can watch.


YAY, you get sloppy seconds, I get filthy firsts!  I just wanna squeeze her till her lil wings pop off!!!!!    0.o
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 04, 08, 12:32:15 pm CST

YAY, you get sloppy seconds, I get filthy firsts!  I just wanna squeeze her till her lil wings pop off!!!!!    0.o

She got all sad last year when I asked for the fly swatter.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 04, 08, 12:51:23 pm CST
noooooooo no swatter!   Although the CT Faire had a huge one made from a screen window that had the glittered imprint of half a fey's face, a hand & a wing....funny!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 04, 08, 01:14:28 pm CST
noooooooo no swatter!   Although the CT Faire had a huge one made from a screen window that had the glittered imprint of half a fey's face, a hand & a wing....funny!

Dear gods I want that. Holy crap I need that!!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 04, 08, 01:24:02 pm CST
heh...u'll hafta fight a lot of ppl there....even the fairies have stolen it a few times, i hear!   I just wanna know how they got the glitter paint off them once the imprint was made, as u can see an open mouth & where the eye is scrunched, all silhoutteded on the creen in glitterpaint!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 04, 08, 02:07:30 pm CST
I'd love to see a picture of that.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The Wizard on Jan 04, 08, 03:56:24 pm CST
noooooooo no swatter!   Although the CT Faire had a huge one made from a screen window that had the glittered imprint of half a fey's face, a hand & a wing....funny!
Maybe we can make one for the NYRF?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Jan 04, 08, 07:29:09 pm CST
Maybe we can make one for the NYRF?

The Fairy Hunter would love that at NYRF. Heheheh.

Saw that cute fae out at CRF. She looks even better in person.

Thinkin' about going out to ARZ this season. My neice dances out there and her BF is Sluj (Ded Bob). When we saw him at CRF he practically begged us to go out this year.

Not sure if I can swing it though. The budget demon is awfully stingy this year. If we do go, I would really like to do "Pirate weekend" and see if me and me piratey wife can win the competition there as we did at CRF. I took first, she took 2nd. The Captains that were judgin' all said it was me swagger that won the day. Yarrr. Heheheh.

Wonder if I'll get a hard time from the airlines when I try to check in our weapons. We use a locking golf bag case that looks like a photon torpedo. Heheheh.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The Wizard on Jan 05, 08, 09:17:13 am CST
The Fairy Hunter would love that at NYRF. Heheheh.
Imagine her with the swatter rather than the mallet and coming up against the 'evil fairy godmother'
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 05, 08, 10:52:49 am CST
The Fairy Hunter would love that at NYRF. Heheheh.

Saw that cute fae out at CRF. She looks even better in person.

Thinkin' about going out to ARZ this season. My neice dances out there and her BF is Sluj (Ded Bob). When we saw him at CRF he practically begged us to go out this year.

Not sure if I can swing it though. The budget demon is awfully stingy this year. If we do go, I would really like to do "Pirate weekend" and see if me and me piratey wife can win the competition there as we did at CRF. I took first, she took 2nd. The Captains that were judgin' all said it was me swagger that won the day. Yarrr. Heheheh.

Wonder if I'll get a hard time from the airlines when I try to check in our weapons. We use a locking golf bag case that looks like a photon torpedo. Heheheh.

WE fly with weapons all the time, a hard sided golf bag with TSA locks is all it takes. We walk it to the guys who xray it they open it xray it then lock it again in front of us and we're done.

Arizona has an open policy on weapons so they are welcome and my crews table is right outside the Ded Bob show. Our big evasion usually happens Pres day weekend, but Pirates weekend is March 1st. I have no idea if there is a contest though for it.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 05, 08, 12:13:35 pm CST
Imagine her with the swatter rather than the mallet and coming up against the 'evil fairy godmother'


The swatter was bigger than poor Courtney, she;'d never lift it.  Besides, she's taking the Lady Cottington route.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The Wizard on Jan 05, 08, 12:55:35 pm CST

The swatter was bigger than poor Courtney, she;'d never lift it.  Besides, she's taking the Lady Cottington route.
Lady Cottington?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 05, 08, 01:11:44 pm CST
From Monty Python i believe....would write a journal about the fairies in her yard & snapped them in her book whenever they flitted about to make a "pressed fairy" book (like pressed flowers)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 05, 08, 01:14:07 pm CST
hers a link: 
  http://www.worldoffroud.com/www/cott/lcbook/index.cfm
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 05, 08, 02:26:27 pm CST
LOL!  I think we all had a different form of...erm, pressing in mind for that fairie.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: JohnBroadfoot on Jan 05, 08, 02:37:54 pm CST
While I'm doing my best to get the idea of faery pressing out ouf my mind, let's get back to the original query. NO, the Guilds are NOT dead! At least not at CRF. We (as Macko and others will confirm) had a banner season, Guild presence stronger and more influential than ever.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 05, 08, 02:39:28 pm CST
...and the guild's libido CERTAINLY is not dead either.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: JohnBroadfoot on Jan 05, 08, 03:07:29 pm CST
Preach it Brother Ron!!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Jan 05, 08, 03:44:32 pm CST
And may I please add a:

Thank God!!

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Jan 06, 08, 11:49:22 am CST
WE fly with weapons all the time, a hard sided golf bag with TSA locks is all it takes. We walk it to the guys who xray it they open it xray it then lock it again in front of us and we're done.

Arizona has an open policy on weapons so they are welcome and my crews table is right outside the Ded Bob show. Our big evasion usually happens Pres day weekend, but Pirates weekend is March 1st. I have no idea if there is a contest though for it.

Ah good, we haven't flown with weapons since 9/11, so we weren't really sure what sort of reaction we would get.

As far as the contest, according to the AZ website, there is going to be one. Lookin' at the pictures posted up, we will have some better competition this time as well.

Hmmmm, gotta look at me finances an see if I can be beatin' the Budget Monster into submission. Hmmmm.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The Wizard on Jan 06, 08, 12:13:25 pm CST
While I'm doing my best to get the idea of faery pressing out ouf my mind, let's get back to the original query. NO, the Guilds are NOT dead! At least not at CRF. We (as Macko and others will confirm) had a banner season, Guild presence stronger and more influential than ever.
That's part of the problem: how much presence is too much and how little is too little? Lars' guilds are primarily roleplaying guilds to enhance the Faire experience for everyone involved. We need to participate in the Fair enough that the management wants it to continue, not so much that we would be banned. In this vein I think that the RenMercs' Guild is probably the most practical since they would be 'armed' protectors of Wenches on a Wenching and could potentially be called upon by Security if additional help is needed by them.

Except for last year's Rogueing of Robin Flanagan for her many years of service I have never seen any IBRSC actions at NYRF and although there was a 'Wench Walk' on last year's NYRF schedule I didn't see one in the five days that I attended.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: JohnBroadfoot on Jan 06, 08, 12:22:25 pm CST
Have you been to CRF? We've worked for YEARS (a combined group of Rogues, Wenches and Mercs) to achieve that balance and we finally have done so.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The Wizard on Jan 06, 08, 12:42:40 pm CST
Have you been to CRF? We've worked for YEARS (a combined group of Rogues, Wenches and Mercs) to achieve that balance and we finally have done so.
My finances are such a mess that I barely manage NYRF.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 06, 08, 05:45:49 pm CST
We have a small group of wenches here and when my crew flys in to visit we have about 11 of is that are all wenches/rogues/mercs and privateers. They don't do rougings but we have done wenchings and we strive to maintain our Merc standing. I have a booth all ready for a hostal but I need more folks
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: JohnBroadfoot on Jan 06, 08, 06:34:43 pm CST
If you mean AZRF, your faire and mine are run by the same company. Therefore, at least in a corporate sense, they're sister faires. You're welcome to e-mail me if you'd like some input on our struggles with Jeffrey.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 07, 08, 08:04:56 am CST
Lars' guilds are primarily roleplaying guilds to enhance the Faire experience for everyone involved.

WHAT!?!!??!!!??!??!???!??!??!???!??!?  BWAHAHAHAH!!!!!  Dude...really...c'mon now.  (I'm cryin' I'm laughin' so hard.)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: JohnBroadfoot on Jan 07, 08, 09:30:04 am CST
WHAT!?!!??!!!??!??!???!??!??!???!??!?  BWAHAHAHAH!!!!!  Dude...really...c'mon now.  (I'm cryin' I'm laughin' so hard.)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 07, 08, 09:45:55 am CST
Well, John, that was informative.  Are you agreeing with me by simply quoting me or did you have something to say and forgot to add it?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Pathos on Jan 07, 08, 09:53:57 am CST
Well, John, that was informative.  Are you agreeing with me by simply quoting me or did you have something to say and forgot to add it?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Jan 07, 08, 10:08:48 am CST
Damn!  It's contagious!  Pathos has got it now as well!!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 07, 08, 10:22:49 am CST
Apparently I'm speaking such amazing Truth that I'm striking them all dumb...or where they already that way? ;)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Jan 07, 08, 10:55:30 am CST
Apparently I'm speaking such amazing Truth that I'm striking them all dumb...or where they already that way? ;)

This is just a test to see if:

A) Mr. The 6th Rogue is speaking such amazing Truth to strike folks dumb.

B) They were that way already.

C) The Quote option is mucked up.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Pathos on Jan 07, 08, 11:03:30 am CST
This is just a test to see if:

A) Mr. The 6th Rogue is speaking such amazing Truth
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 07, 08, 11:07:33 am CST
Yup, Maggie, looks like B is definitly getting the vote.  LOL!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: JohnBroadfoot on Jan 07, 08, 12:51:25 pm CST
The quote option was/is mucked up as Maggie so intelligently surmised. What I was going to say was, that Wizard's impression of what the Guilds are "for" is not how Lars explained it to me. Also, since he's never been to CRF, I'm wondering how he concludes that we're part of the alleged problem.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 07, 08, 01:13:13 pm CST
John, if I could get that guy to ever return my calls we'd be one up on it, but sadly we don't have enough guildies to do anything at this point so that is a battle I will save for another day.

And I am not sure I would ever think of us as
Quote
Lars' guilds are primarily roleplaying guilds to enhance the Faire experience for everyone involved.

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The Wizard on Jan 07, 08, 01:28:57 pm CST
The quote option was/is mucked up as Maggie so intelligently surmised. What I was going to say was, that Wizard's impression of what the Guilds are "for" is not how Lars explained it to me. Also, since he's never been to CRF, I'm wondering how he concludes that we're part of the alleged problem.
I never said that anyone was 'part of the problem' I never even said that there is a problem. What were Guilds in the Renaissance? They were Unions of the most restricted sort and Lars' Guilds are certainly not that, anyone can pay the fee and become a member of the group. No tests, no apprenticeships, no initiation ceremonies. You can now work as a part of the group to enhance the enjoyment of the Faire by yourself, by other members of the group, and even by nonmembers. -- Hence the term Roleplaying.

Do the Vampire Hunters really hunt Vampires? Do the Pirates really roam the seas?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Jan 07, 08, 01:33:25 pm CST
That's part of the problem: how much presence is too much and how little is too little? Lars' guilds are primarily roleplaying guilds to enhance the Faire experience for everyone involved. We need to participate in the Fair enough that the management wants it to continue, not so much that we would be banned. In this vein I think that the RenMercs' Guild is probably the most practical since they would be 'armed' protectors of Wenches on a Wenching and could potentially be called upon by Security if additional help is needed by them.

Except for last year's Rogueing of Robin Flanagan for her many years of service I have never seen any IBRSC actions at NYRF and although there was a 'Wench Walk' on last year's NYRF schedule I didn't see one in the five days that I attended.

Who. the. FUCK. do you think you are? From your post it is readily apparent that you haven't a bloody fucking clue as to what the Guilds are, why they were established at all, and I cannot *believe* that you are such an ass that you would come in here attempting to play like you know anything of Lar's mind in this matter.

Turn off your computer, and GO. THE. FUCK. AWAY. Your idiocy might be contagious to any newbies...like rabies, and we don't want it to spread.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Sarah on Jan 07, 08, 01:54:25 pm CST
What were Guilds in the Renaissance? They were Unions of the most restricted sort and Lars' Guilds are certainly not that, anyone can pay the fee and become a member of the group. No tests, no apprenticeships, no initiation ceremonies.

Yup.  You're proof positive of that.

Now, go play in rush hour traffic and let us get on with our lives.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Jan 07, 08, 01:57:11 pm CST
Yup.  You're proof positive of that.

Now, go play in rush hour traffic and let us get on with our lives.

*snerk* Someone missed a clorine treatment in THAT gene pool apparently.....
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 07, 08, 02:14:30 pm CST
hrm.........you boys are being nice.  You haven't cut him down to size yet.

*sniffle*  I'm so very disappointed.   ;)

Maybe if he uses his powerchair he can sit down and figure out what a rogue is?  .............  Nah.  That takes thought.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Perin on Jan 07, 08, 02:22:58 pm CST
That's part of the problem: how much presence is too much and how little is too little?

I never said that anyone was 'part of the problem' I never even said that there is a problem.

Do you see an issue here?

Lars' guilds are primarily roleplaying guilds to enhance the Faire experience for everyone involved.

Umm, ok, sure.   :D

Except for last year's Rogueing of Robin Flanagan for her many years of service I have never seen any IBRSC actions at NYRF and although there was a 'Wench Walk' on last year's NYRF schedule I didn't see one in the five days that I attended.

So you missed them in the few days you were there.  Doesn't mean they didn't happen.  I saw many of them in the 17 days I attended. 
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 07, 08, 02:25:32 pm CST
Hey Wizard - go earn a Darwin Award or something.  Your usefulness here just ended.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Jan 07, 08, 02:32:44 pm CST
I was at first passing curious as to how someone who's been a member of the Guild for all of what....5 fucking seconds, could have made any kind of analysis regarding whether the Guild's presence at Faire sites was a problem with management or not.....


then I realised *who* had posted it, and gave the amoeba the treatment it deserved. Good fucking g-d...the rampant stupidity it's spewing makes me sad that it's wearing a pin at all....
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 07, 08, 02:34:18 pm CST
I was at first passing curious as to how someone who's been a member of the Guild for all of what....5 fucking seconds, could have made any kind of analysis regarding whether the Guild's presence at Faire sites was a problem with management or not.....


then I realised *who* had posted it, and gave the amoeba the treatment it deserved. Good fucking g-d...the rampant stupidity it's spewing makes me sad that it's wearing a pin at all....

See it's posts like this that make it look like we don't want new members, I mean really *cough choke coughs*



 :D oh fuck who am I kidding, you were far to nice to start with
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 07, 08, 02:58:13 pm CST
*hands Tink a nice glass of mead for that cough*

That one is just a prime example of the fact the pin does not make the rogue.  The rogue simply IS then he wears a pretty piece of metal.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 07, 08, 03:25:24 pm CST
The greater effrontery, really, is to the originating Rogues which Lars based the guild around the exploits of in the first place.  You get opinionated jackholes like The Wizard who come in and try to rewrite history well...stupidity is it's own punishment and entertainment for the rest.  Sadly, this time around, it stopped being entertaining.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Jan 07, 08, 04:40:54 pm CST
Wait.  Did someone mention roleplaying?

/Mags grabs a d8 to see if the Rogue nearest the bar will buy her a drink...


Now that's somthing that would enhance the Faire experience for everyone involved.  Especially me if I make the roll!  :D
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Cyranno DeBoberac on Jan 07, 08, 05:40:21 pm CST
Wait.  Did someone mention roleplaying?

I'll be the escaped prisoner, and you can be the warden's wife.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: JohnBroadfoot on Jan 07, 08, 07:20:06 pm CST
Well now, I did have a scathing reply to Wizard, but I see my Brethren and Wenchefriends have beaten me to it. Well spake ya'll!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Fritz on Jan 07, 08, 07:24:09 pm CST
Maggie...I will admit I am newer than most, but any Rogue waiting until you role a dice before buying you a drink has their priorities far out of line.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Dmitri on Jan 07, 08, 08:41:06 pm CST
I never said that anyone was 'part of the problem' I never even said that there is a problem. What were Guilds in the Renaissance? They were Unions of the most restricted sort and Lars' Guilds are certainly not that, anyone can pay the fee and become a member of the group. No tests, no apprenticeships, no initiation ceremonies. You can now work as a part of the group to enhance the enjoyment of the Faire by yourself, by other members of the group, and even by nonmembers. -- Hence the term Roleplaying.

Do the Vampire Hunters really hunt Vampires? Do the Pirates really roam the seas?


<deep frustrated and world weary sigh>


OK.... Wizard. I am trying to find the best way to answer your two posts. I could wax pathetic as to your ignorance and your obvious hunger for shoe leather (an acquired taste over many years I'm sure) I could berate, chastised and otherwise show the universe how incredibly small and insignificant your are. I could just be direct as to no one cares what you think. Yet, I would just be reiterating what was more eloquently written before I had chance to put fingers to keyboard (don't go getting all moist and girly you wenches).

Nay I'll take a different path... Tho' sadly a path I find myself on more often than not.

First the guilds are not, in anyway shape or form to be considered SERIOUS... They are first and foremost fun and silly. They were NEVER intended on becoming as big as they are, in fact they started as a personal joke amost the Lunde crew and NYRF. If I told you the impetus of the creation of the IBRSC, you may not want to be one... Then again maybe you would... but I guarantee you wouldn't be let in.

Do we rogue and wench? YES... Indeed there was AT LEAST one wench walk a weekend at NYRF this year. As there were at the CTRF (even if they were dopey enough to ask if tehy could wench me, there are rules and whatnot!) As for rogueings, there were several this year, and they are NEVER supposed to be organized, they are more of a hit and run type of thing. As such it does not suprise me that someone with such a slippery grasp of the obvious, such as yourself, did not witness any of the rogueings this year.

You bought a $35 piece of cast pewter. It's got this cool motto and a neat little wolfguy in a jerkin and cavalier boots with a cute heart spit on the tip of his rapier. I would hope that with such a 'sacred' relic you received the Grimoire Libertine; the bible of the IBRSC. In this libram is only truth. Read it carefully, if you look at it, and take any of it seriously, go get that 12 gauge with the toe-trigger attachment.

I'm a Rogue, some may say I'm THE Rogue, and I proudly wear the mantle IBRSC Wolf. I was given this title Styles, the original Wolf, he is 'THE ROGUE...'

You have a pin, you have (assumption) a dick, you have an imagination... But does this make you a rogue?

I don't know about you... But I have references...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Jan 07, 08, 09:10:05 pm CST
Hmmm, I guess I imagined the several rogueings I participated in this past season at NYRF, including Robins. Hmmm, I guess I did imagine ducking at least 3 wench walks I saw in progress, when I just happened to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time. The wench's did try to have a scheduled walk each day.

The rogueings and the wenchings were done by the book at NYRF, because we want them to continue there and NYRF does like us doing them, as long as we remember that NYRF is a family oriented show.

CTRF has a quite active guild scene as well. In fact their show producers encourage the rogueings and wenchings, as they do them right as well. The rogueing I did at CRF was a lot of fun as well.

I will say I was part of a rogueing in PARF that I thought went a bit over the top, but at least it was in a semi-private place and not overly out of hand. The liason was out that day with a back injury so there wasn't proper control in place, but it passed without incident. As I only visit PARF, once, or twice a season, I'm not real sure if that was normal for them.

So, lets see, 1 wandering rogue (me) 4 different faires, lots of guild activity. Oh and the guild prescence at Maryland (make that 5 faires) was awesome as well, but I didn't participate there. Just watched. heheheh.


As far as roleplaying, since when did we become LARPers? I play a role with FoF, but thats street theater for the faire and I have always been rogueish, even before I joined the guild. Like it says in the poll, "Badges? We don' need no stinkin' badges". Haaahahahahahaaaaa.
Actually, I fibbed there, I like my shiney pewter. heheheheh, but if you know me, you know that already anyway. Harrrr.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Dmitri on Jan 07, 08, 09:26:38 pm CST
I like my shiney pewter.

Yeah but you'd love one of my trophy bronzes.... nyah-nyah....


And don't knock LARPers, because in theory (unless your are acting as your persona per a script, you ARE larping) Maybe you aren't swinging a padded sword or throwing a beanbag and saying its a spell, but you're LIVE, in ACTION, and you are ROLEPLYING...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: JohnBroadfoot on Jan 07, 08, 09:44:02 pm CST
Yeah but you'd love one of my trophy bronzes.... nyah-nyah....


And don't knock LARPers, because in theory (unless your are acting as your persona per a script, you ARE larping) Maybe you aren't swinging a padded sword or throwing a beanbag and saying its a spell, but you're LIVE, in ACTION, and you are ROLEPLYING...

In my beloved "home" village of Fairehaven (CRF) we call the sort of roleplaying we do, "Between the Cannons". Our faire opens and closes with a deafening cannon shot. All's fair/faire...you get the idea.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Jan 08, 08, 09:07:29 am CST
OK - now that I have time to post more than a smart alec remark...

I love being part of the Wenches Guild.  Being a member has allowed me to meet some prople I otherwise would have and gives me so more things to do while at faire - Walks and such and participate in events that help raise money for worthy causes.

However, does being a member of the IWG "enhance my roleplaying experience"?  Not really.  With the exception of participating in a Walk, I'd be doing the same things at faire, with or without a pin.  Being a member of the Guild does not make me a Wench nor does it make me "more" of a Wench.  I was born with that.  I did not joing to learn how to be or act like a Wench.  I joined the IWG because it sounded like fun.  I am sure it like that with most of the Lunde Guilds.

As for roleplaying, acting, giging or whatever you want to call it.  Sure I do it - every time I talk funny or bow to the Queen but for the most part I am just me at faire, dressed up in funny clothes. "Maggie" is just me only with a bit more sassy attitude that is appropriate for faire and not for the world outside the gates. ;)

Oh - Bob and Fritz....  Should we ever have the chance to meet up in person, I will be discussing each of your proposals with you.  :D
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 08, 08, 09:43:48 am CST
*smooches*  Too late!  You mentioned wolf fangs and growling a while back and I was lost..........

(don't go getting all moist and girly you wenches).

I was in the SCA wearing italian and german ren garb being asked about the psi rating of the fabric long before I ever heard about the guilds.  There is something pleasing to me to watch a guy freeze as he watches me breathe and knowing that I was able to do that to him.  Well, to be fair, I learned things like good back massages and such there as well........

I found the wenches guild and loved the idea and the ladies I met there.  It's home and I have found a whole new family to be proud of there.  The pin didn't make me, just like Maggie, I was before and will be after, a wench at heart.


Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 08, 08, 09:48:23 am CST
Egh, I was a Merc and a Privateer first, Wench was an after thought, I mean who can pass up Battle Bytch! I found the guilds from a fellow Merc that I RP with, I called up Lars to join and got roped into working at Stockwood, the people I met there made me want to join the guilds, one to support Lars and two to make sure I always kept those folks around. I am not one of those that thinks because you bought a pin you are part of the brotherhood or sisterhood in any way shape or form. That is a right you earn.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Jan 08, 08, 10:41:22 am CST
I'll be the escaped prisoner, and you can be the warden's wife.

I wanna be the naughty prisoner, who's up for Guard Duty?? :police:
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Jan 08, 08, 10:51:56 am CST

<deep frustrated and world weary sigh>


OK.... Wizard. I am trying to find the best way to answer your two posts. I could wax pathetic as to your ignorance and your obvious hunger for shoe leather (an acquired taste over many years I'm sure) I could berate, chastised and otherwise show the universe how incredibly small and insignificant your are. I could just be direct as to no one cares what you think. Yet, I would just be reiterating what was more eloquently written before I had chance to put fingers to keyboard (don't go getting all moist and girly you wenches).


Fuckitall D....too late.





** someone please get me a towel....and something to bite when I scream.** :laugh:








You have a pin, you have (assumption) a dick, you have an imagination... But does this make you a rogue?

From a review of all of it's posts on both Boards....I'd say A - the aforementioned assumption is incorrect and as such it should shamefully renounce it's claim on said pretty piece of pewter and apply for the Order of the Himbos....and pray that they are kind enough....or bloody desperate enough to take it in.... and B - it's very dearth of imagination (from aforementioned review of posts) most definitively casts it out of Roguedom and into the realm of the pathetic.




I don't know about you... But I have references...

I have not had the please of a face-to-face meeting yet, but I'd be happy to provide a reference as well. (see original statement in this post.  :D)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Jan 08, 08, 11:05:05 am CST
I'm out here in the fawking Tullies. We don't have a Guild presence....at. all. In fact... I don't think *anyone* can name me who the Madame is for our Local 52. Gods knows, I can't. We're spread from California to all-the-fuck and beyond up to Alaska. We don't Walk....and the only Rogues I've seen are my husband and two others. Needless to say, there is no *presence* here.

Does that stop me? Erm....no. I made a name for myself lllllloooooonnnnnnggggg before I was given a Wench number. 2694 does not *make* me Bonnie Strangeways....I *am* she, and the number is just the icing on the cake. Trust me, anyone who has met me in person can attest that I am a Wench 24/7, with or without a leather bodice and a sword belt. From the boardroom to my band's performances in local biker bars... my personality doesn't change.

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Jan 08, 08, 11:59:24 am CST


I'd say A - the aforementioned assumption is incorrect and as such it should shamefully renounce it's claim on said pretty piece of pewter and apply for the Order of the Himbos....and pray that they are kind enough....or bloody desperate enough to take it in....

I can think of not one Wench *that* desperate for a Himbo Bonbon.  Or that kind.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 08, 08, 12:41:37 pm CST
I can think of not one Wench *that* desperate for a Himbo Bonbon.  Or that kind.

On the wenches board it did say it wanted a girlfriend and a place of its own for Christmas.  I have yet to hear of even one wench desprite or willing enough to take THAT piece of work on.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Private Rauol D'Lackey on Jan 08, 08, 09:06:40 pm CST
I never said that anyone was 'part of the problem' I never even said that there is a problem. What were Guilds in the Renaissance? They were Unions of the most restricted sort and Lars' Guilds are certainly not that, anyone can pay the fee and become a member of the group. No tests.



Actually there is a test to see if you are rouge material. Hell, I had the test administered by styles. So I will join in with the rest and say go play in traffic.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Jan 08, 08, 10:05:03 pm CST
Yeah but you'd love one of my trophy bronzes.... nyah-nyah....


And don't knock LARPers, because in theory (unless your are acting as your persona per a script, you ARE larping) Maybe you aren't swinging a padded sword or throwing a beanbag and saying its a spell, but you're LIVE, in ACTION, and you are ROLEPLYING...

Arrggghh, bronze*drool*, good memory there mate. Still crushed by that quick no back at the guild meeting. heheheh. Lars finally did come through and get a new pin out to me, with a slightly lower # too. Yarrr, Lars ROXORS. :D

Not really knocking larpers, my daughter has been one for many years, I just find the spells, latex weapons and chanting, 5 damage, 5 damage when swinging at someone a bit funny. I know of much better uses for latex, then fake weaponry. Heheheh  ;)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Jan 09, 08, 09:01:39 am CST
I wanna be the naughty prisoner, who's up for Guard Duty?? :police:

Well Bonnie we can play Interrogator and POW.... I'll get the rubber hose and <wink wink> cuffs  8)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 09, 08, 09:04:38 am CST
"Who knows the penalty for a slave striking a Roman Citizen?"

"Oh!  I know!  I know!  You shove a live snake up his ass!"

"Kinky...but wrong!  Who else?"
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Jan 09, 08, 10:12:07 am CST
Ok Mr. Wizard,

You have been lambasted, ridiculed and expressly told to go FUCK OFF.

Let me present a few facts and restate a few statements.

First up... A rogue is who you are not what you do. Its an attitude, a point of being, a sense of core and free self  (expressing Nietzsche theory of Existentialism)

Second - The Rogues Guild was created by the Wenches... Yes boys the wenches gave birth to our happy little club of misfits, as a dating pool for the Ladies

Third - The Guild being what it happened to be was an Elite club that members were initiated into and sponsored by active members, until Lars smartened up and realized that he can cover his bills on mass producing these little trinkets (Bully for Lars!!! Hey its the American way)

and D - Fuck you you fucking fuck
How dare you try to compare us to this feeble fantasy that you have played in your mind.  The truth being said "It is not the Pin that makes the Guild, It is the People that Live its part!"
I can't speak for everyone here but I know That I was a "ROGUE" long before the guild was created or when I was grabbed by 8 of my fellow Rogues and was inducted into the guild for Roguing without a license. I accepted my lil Badge Book and Cards with a good humor but really never took myself too seriously... well not all the time anyway  8)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 09, 08, 10:41:44 am CST
Thanks Gardo.  I've been a bit too distracted of late to put things into words that well. 

The whole thing boils down to - you don't play a Rogue, you either ARE a Rogue or you've just got a pretty pin.  The Guild's tenets and behavioral standards weren't made up: the were observed.  The shit those of us have pulled off, exploits we have achieved and legends wrought about us are what became the Guild's Guidelines (written, spoken AND implied, bitch).  If it doesn't come naturally then it's not in you.  I'll leave our proud member Boomstick to explain the rest of it to you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PoKPjohpN0
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 09, 08, 10:51:04 am CST
Well said Gardo

Case in point, my first year back at AZRF I ran into a pinned Rogue. He didn't drink, he was shy around women, he couldn't look me in the eye and was the just about poster boy for Himbo. NOT a rogue in anyway shape or form. Fuck I have more Rogue in me than he did.

*waits for the comments on that one*

Now shut up  :P

Point is, as Gardo said, a pretty pin means nothing but you know how to fill out an order form.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 09, 08, 12:52:18 pm CST
and D - Fuck you you fucking fuck
How dare you try to compare us to this feeble fantasy that you have played in your mind.  The truth being said "It is not the Pin that makes the Guild, It is the People that Live its part!"
I can't speak for everyone here but I know That I was a "ROGUE" long before the guild was created or when I was grabbed by 8 of my fellow Rogues and was inducted into the guild for Roguing without a license. I accepted my lil Badge Book and Cards with a good humor but really never took myself too seriously... well not all the time anyway  8)


Hey now, hermano....I dunno what fantasy ur talking about, but i can vouchsafe his imagination is anything but feeble.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Jan 09, 08, 03:40:49 pm CST

Hey now, hermano....I dunno what fantasy ur talking about, but i can vouchsafe his imagination is anything but feeble.

Hey Hermana - the D was as in A B C D not the wolf  :D Sorry for the confusion there  :angel:
It might have been better said and FORTH - Fuck you you fucking fuck

I don't want to know what fantasies are running in that mind  :P
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 09, 08, 03:45:54 pm CST
Ah, wrong D   LOL   

As for fantasies....I can assure u they involve obscene amounts of chocolate, .....and oil, rubbersheets, and egg beater and some AA batteries....
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 09, 08, 03:48:39 pm CST
I've seen pictures.  I've figured out what the yak and the 18 feet of rubber tubing are for but the purpose of the midget totally mystifies me.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 09, 08, 03:54:10 pm CST
The midget?  for the hard-to-reach spots .....    :o
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 09, 08, 04:37:41 pm CST
No one uses fur, feathers, chocolate, massage oil, silk and leather anymore........*sigh*


 ;)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 09, 08, 04:46:16 pm CST
of course not honey...that was LAST week!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Jan 10, 08, 08:08:42 am CST
No one uses fur, feathers, chocolate, massage oil, silk and leather anymore........*sigh*


 ;)

Yea but some of us don't us them any less either :D
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Jan 10, 08, 09:04:36 am CST
I've seen pictures.  I've figured out what the yak and the 18 feet of rubber tubing are for but the purpose of the midget totally mystifies me.

In addition to the hard to reach spots, the midget is quite possibly there for comic relief inbetween rounds.

'Cause midgets are always funny.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Jan 10, 08, 12:21:00 pm CST

As for fantasies....I can assure u they involve obscene amounts of chocolate, .....and oil, rubbersheets, and egg beater and some AA batteries....

Go Energizer....they keep going...and going...



I'm a duracell-girl myself...I find them more reliable.


Love my midget!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 10, 08, 02:27:04 pm CST
Now didnt we just have a discussion not tootoo long ago about how Bob likes the cheapie batteries becuz the good ones short him out?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Jan 10, 08, 02:58:13 pm CST
Now didnt we just have a discussion not tootoo long ago about how Bob likes the cheapie batteries becuz the good ones short him out?

My goodness Vel - what a fabby midget pun!

Told ya midgets were fun.  :D
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 10, 08, 03:41:33 pm CST
0,0  DOH!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Curben on Jan 10, 08, 04:51:17 pm CST
That's part of the problem: how much presence is too much and how little is too little? Lars' guilds are primarily roleplaying guilds to enhance the Faire experience for everyone involved. We need to participate in the Fair enough that the management wants it to continue, not so much that we would be banned. In this vein I think that the RenMercs' Guild is probably the most practical since they would be 'armed' protectors of Wenches on a Wenching and could potentially be called upon by Security if additional help is needed by them.

Except for last year's Rogueing of Robin Flanagan for her many years of service I have never seen any IBRSC actions at NYRF and although there was a 'Wench Walk' on last year's NYRF schedule I didn't see one in the five days that I attended.

*storms in*

Open your damn eyes!

*waves to everyone else he hasn't seen in a while*

I actually got a phone call to point me out to your ignorance!

Now Many Members and Wenches have said things reasonably well enough. And Dmitri spelled out alot as well, but i still feel the need to sound off and help pound a lesson through your skull. Honestly, You got off easy by the responses you have gotten . . . where the hell is brennan anyways? Like I said I have been off the boards a while, just too much other parts of my life?

Yes, Anyone can buy a pin, and I have seen that anyone has a few times. The rogues I work with at Bristol are a good group, some are more rogue then others. and some of the true rogues at our faire are not pinned. That being said, we are active, We have fun, and Faire appreciates us. At Bristol the Rogues and Wenches are both known and respected by managment. 

The guilds are a chance to be a greater part of the thing we love, Faire, and the guilds themselves have a life of their own made up of the members at each individual Faire. Now most of this may not make sense to you, but if you want to call yourself a rogue then pull your head out of your ass and actually get involved before trying to throw your weight around. Learn your place from this if your a man, and run if your less then. I can't say run if your a woman as the women here are much better then the women your are probably used to dealing with.

If you just want to criticize my brothers and sisters in the guilds then I would be willing to refund your money myself so you can get out.

However, If you think you are man enough and have what it takes to actually be a rogue then Sit down, Shut Up, Learn the pecking order, then get involved!

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 10, 08, 05:43:10 pm CST
where the hell is brennan anyways?

Doing his limbering exercises before giving The Wizard the Tea Bagging he's earned. 
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Pathos on Jan 10, 08, 06:10:50 pm CST
*waves to everyone else he hasn't seen in a while*

Wow...the Curbman!

Was wondering when you'd show up.

*otherwise stays out of the argument since I never considered myself to be exactly an authority on the Guild*

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Pathos on Jan 10, 08, 06:12:52 pm CST
I just noticed the poll at the top of the thread is closed. It says it closed January 13th, 2008.

I seem to be experiencing what alien abductees refer to as "missing time."

 8)

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Curben on Jan 10, 08, 07:16:23 pm CST
I just noticed the poll at the top of the thread is closed. It says it closed January 13th, 2008.

I seem to be experiencing what alien abductees refer to as "missing time."

 8)


Closes, not closed
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Jan 10, 08, 07:39:06 pm CST
where the hell is brennan anyways?

Oooh, I remember the tirade he had about posting our guild #s in our signature and that was a minor thing. I can just imagine what he would have said if he saw this. heheheh.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 11, 08, 05:42:43 am CST
I wanna be just like Brennan when I grow up!!!!! :D
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 11, 08, 09:22:36 am CST
That's gonna take a lot of growing, Tipsy, he's a pretty big boy.  :)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Gardo on Jan 11, 08, 10:19:34 am CST
Quote
where the hell is Brennan anyways?

Be wary of waking old demons my friends they are not vanquished so readily once conjured 
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 11, 08, 10:46:09 am CST
...and be sure you have plenty of popcorn for after you've summoned them.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 11, 08, 10:57:58 am CST
*rolls the bar in and puts out the libations*

And plenty of drink as well 6th.

Mead or ale anyone?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 11, 08, 11:12:17 am CST
Yes.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 11, 08, 11:14:07 am CST
That's gonna take a lot of growing, Tipsy, he's a pretty big boy.  :)


Isn't that why Saphyne married him?   ;)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Jan 11, 08, 11:17:53 am CST
*rolls the bar in and puts out the libations*

And plenty of drink as well 6th.

Mead or ale anyone?

Whiskey, Kitty Cat...you know better. Red Breast please....
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 11, 08, 12:03:46 pm CST
Whiskey, Kitty Cat...you know better. Red Breast please....

*wink*pulls a bottle out from under the bar and hands it to Bonnie*

Now would I forget?  *chuckle*hands the tequila bottle over as well and grabs some scotch for myself*

Everyone help yourselves.  Now who had the popcorn?

And Curben?  Verra nice post *smooches*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 11, 08, 12:47:20 pm CST
I'm more of a Knob Creek Whiskey person myself.  When I gave out flasks to the men in my wedding party they came filled with Knob Creek.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 11, 08, 02:04:38 pm CST
huh huhuhuh he said knob huh huh
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Katie OBookWench on Jan 11, 08, 02:41:39 pm CST
huh huhuhuh he said knob huh huh

Give me a minute...I'm still trying to clear the mental image you gave me a page ago when you put the words Tootoo and Bob in the same sentence.

I've had flashing images of Bob in a tutu ever since....  :o

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Pathos on Jan 11, 08, 02:44:52 pm CST
Bob's been known to don a bodice from time to time so it wouldn't be much of a stretch.

But then...given his size it probably would be quite the s-t-r-e-t-c-h.

 :D
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Jan 11, 08, 02:46:18 pm CST
Give me a minute...I'm still trying to clear the mental image you gave me a page ago when you put the words Tootoo and Bob in the same sentence.

I've had flashing images of Bob in a tutu ever since....  :o



**visions of Bob in bodice and tutus blast through my head now.....etch-a-scetch...etch-a-scetch.....etch-a-scetch......**
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 11, 08, 02:55:44 pm CST
Give me a minute...I'm still trying to clear the mental image you gave me a page ago when you put the words Tootoo and Bob in the same sentence.

I've had flashing images of Bob in a tutu ever since....  :o

 :-X  I knew I shouldn't have had lunch before reading that............ *erp*

BRAIN SPORK!  STAT!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Katie OBookWench on Jan 11, 08, 04:43:26 pm CST
I have to admit.... the intricate swirls of leg hair visible under his white tights is kinda HIP-MO-TIZING...  ;D

yeah, I know... I've got a really vivid imagination.... maybe too much so.




umm... how's that lunch, there, Am?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Apropos on Jan 11, 08, 06:48:16 pm CST
Ok, I put down Guitar Hero for a few days and started to play catch up.  I was laughing so hard at a circle of us "summoning" the Brennan.  Then I kept reading and it went to hairy legs and tutus.  Then forgive me....the summoning just went so wrong after that. 

Yo Curben, you should wake up a little more often from your beauty rest!!!!!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Pathos on Jan 11, 08, 06:54:00 pm CST
Ok, I put down Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero?  Pffftt!!!

ROCK BAND, BABY!!!!!

 8)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Private Rauol D'Lackey on Jan 11, 08, 08:34:41 pm CST
. . . where the hell is brennan anyways?

It's winter. The sheep are cold and lonely.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Katie OBookWench on Jan 12, 08, 09:13:17 am CST
Ok, I put down Guitar Hero for a few days and started to play catch up.  I was laughing so hard at a circle of us "summoning" the Brennan.  Then I kept reading and it went to hairy legs and tutus.  Then forgive me....the summoning just went so wrong after that. 

Yo Curben, you should wake up a little more often from your beauty rest!!!!!

Well, some of us got distracted while waiting for Curben and 6th to finish drawing the symbols around the chalk circle.... you know how it is.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Curben on Jan 12, 08, 10:58:39 am CST
*wink*pulls a bottle out from under the bar and hands it to Bonnie*

Now would I forget?  *chuckle*hands the tequila bottle over as well and grabs some scotch for myself*

Everyone help yourselves.  Now who had the popcorn?

And Curben?  Verra nice post *smooches*

Scotch, cider, mead . . . . whatevers recommended to imbibe in ;)

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Curben on Jan 12, 08, 10:59:48 am CST
Ok, I put down Guitar Hero for a few days and started to play catch up.  I was laughing so hard at a circle of us "summoning" the Brennan.  Then I kept reading and it went to hairy legs and tutus.  Then forgive me....the summoning just went so wrong after that. 

Yo Curben, you should wake up a little more often from your beauty rest!!!!!

Perhaps, but i need all the beauty sleep i can get, my insurance has stopped covering "unruly mobs with torches and pitchforks"
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 12, 08, 11:57:45 am CST
*pulls out the handy dandy book of summoning "Summoning for Dummies" and flips a few pages then closes it*

I'm pretty sure that circle won't contain him if we do manage to summon him.  *grin* 

*pulls out the abridged "Katie Sutra" and smiles wickedly*

Wouldn't this be more fun to be distracted by?  There's this lovely chapter on libations, applications, and food related fun.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 12, 08, 12:01:29 pm CST
Scotch, cider, mead . . . . whatevers recommended to imbibe in ;)


Now you've gone and done it.  I haven't had hard cider in a long time and that just sounded good.

*offers you some of my scotch*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Curben on Jan 13, 08, 10:19:23 am CST
It got lost in the move but i have supplies somewhare to firment the gallons of Cherry Cider i get near me
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 14, 08, 09:43:49 am CST
Oh my, that does sound good.......... Now how do I get to sample some when you brew?   :D

I really do understand about things coming up missing in moves.  Somewhere I have some coffee liquer I started then proptly lost in my moving boxes.  I started it about 8 or 9 years ago and it must have been put into a box for storage.  I have no idea if it would still be usable if I found it.   ::)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Apropos on Jan 14, 08, 11:04:43 am CST
Quote
ROCK BAND, BABY!!!!!

Considering I have never even held a guitar, I am doing pretty good.  I will graduate up to Rock Band, after all, I had to swallow before I gargled!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: bonniestrangeways on Jan 14, 08, 12:28:10 pm CST
Stringers luvvie, it's all about being able to let it sling out...and then sssssuuuuuucccccckkkkkkkking it back in.....





yep, nuthin' like playing with your food...... :D
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 14, 08, 02:54:43 pm CST
ooooooookay, from cherry cider and coffee liquer to stringers?  How on earth did we make that jump?

*shakes head and pokes thread*

Anyone there?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 14, 08, 03:04:52 pm CST
Rhubarb?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 14, 08, 03:37:19 pm CST
<jumps in>  Did you know that rhubarb leaves are very poisonous, containing oxalic acid, which is the stuff that kidney stones are made of & that u find in things like polish for metals & some inks?   ::)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: The 6th Rogue on Jan 14, 08, 03:47:00 pm CST
...and now a word on Nutrition...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 14, 08, 03:54:18 pm CST
Nutrition?  I thought I was in charge of Disposals?   .... Hey Wizard....salad? 
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 14, 08, 03:57:22 pm CST
Nutrition?  I thought I was in charge of Disposals?   .... Hey Wizard....salad? 

 :-*   :laugh:

*smooches Tipsy*  You rock hun!!!

*starts mixing a salad dressing* Now was that bitter almonds or peach pits........... *goes digging for a cook book*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 14, 08, 04:06:12 pm CST
(same thing...though oddly enuff, while cyanide supposedly tastes like almonds, it's made from apple seeds....looooootss)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 14, 08, 04:18:33 pm CST
*checks the fruit bowl*  hrm... no apples.  Anyone got a few bushels?

Or I could just boil some cigarettes down and donate that to the cause.  I've heard that works too...........
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Macko on Jan 14, 08, 04:21:47 pm CST
I thought apple seeds were a source of strychnine?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Cyranno DeBoberac on Jan 14, 08, 04:35:15 pm CST
(same thing...though oddly enuff, while cyanide supposedly tastes like almonds, it's made from apple seeds....looooootss)
I don't think that's right.... I'm pretty sure that it's made from peach pits.

And it definitely smells like almonds, but I'm not sure about the taste.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Jan 14, 08, 04:36:22 pm CST
*snicker*  Vel, remind me never to make you too mad at me, m'kay.  ;)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 14, 08, 04:41:11 pm CST
hey hey kids, it's a desert topping AND a floor wax!

actually, almost any pit...apple seeds, peach pits, apricots (cousin to peach) & plum.  It takes a lot of pits to make it, even more apple seeds.  

The reason it's called cyanide is becuz it deprives your cells of oxygen, giving u that wonderful blue (cyan) color.

Strychnine comes from the Nux Vomica tree....Nux Vomica being a very good remedy, actually (in correct dose of course) for nausea, vomitting & hangovers.  Boiron Blu-tabs sells Nux Vomica for those symptoms.  As a medicine it's anti-convulsive...as a poison, it causes an amusing death to watch, as every muscle will try to contract at once, giving u the "bends".

Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 14, 08, 04:42:00 pm CST
*snicker*  Vel, remind me never to make you too mad at me, m'kay.  ;)


I seem to get that a lot.... ;)
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Curben on Jan 14, 08, 05:13:40 pm CST
Oh my, that does sound good.......... Now how do I get to sample some when you brew?   :D

Bring steak, stay to be dessert
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Dmitri on Jan 14, 08, 05:32:23 pm CST
hey hey kids, it's a desert topping AND a floor wax!

actually, almost any pit...apple seeds, peach pits, apricots (cousin to peach) & plum.  It takes a lot of pits to make it, even more apple seeds.  

The reason it's called cyanide is becuz it deprives your cells of oxygen, giving u that wonderful blue (cyan) color.

Strychnine comes from the Nux Vomica tree....Nux Vomica being a very good remedy, actually (in correct dose of course) for nausea, vomitting & hangovers.  Boiron Blu-tabs sells Nux Vomica for those symptoms.  As a medicine it's anti-convulsive...as a poison, it causes an amusing death to watch, as every muscle will try to contract at once, giving u the "bends".




Hence why I do alot of the cooking... Especially when she's pissed...
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 14, 08, 08:33:12 pm CST
 ;D    teehee?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Apropos on Jan 14, 08, 08:42:48 pm CST
Rhubarb Salad with Visine dressing!  Hmmmm, sounds like a care package for the Scud!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Cyranno DeBoberac on Jan 14, 08, 08:50:49 pm CST
hey hey kids, it's a desert topping AND a floor wax!

Mmmmm... that's great bass!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 15, 08, 07:39:07 am CST
Rhubarb Salad with Visine dressing!  Hmmmm, sounds like a care package for the Scud!

I told you....sign over her rights to me for about 2 weeks.....I'll set her straight.... >:(
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 15, 08, 12:48:58 pm CST
Bring steak, stay to be dessert

*wicked grin* Have a care my dear rogue, I might just take you up on that.........
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 15, 08, 12:50:26 pm CST

Hence why I do alot of the cooking... Especially when she's pissed...

Okay, that it.  You two are just TOOOOOO cute  *hugs Tipsy and D*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 15, 08, 01:27:48 pm CST
GHI! :D  She said I'm cute!  I'm cute!  I'm cuuuuuuuuuuuuuute <flies>
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 15, 08, 01:52:00 pm CST
GHI! :D  She said I'm cute!  I'm cute!  I'm cuuuuuuuuuuuuuute <flies>

*sniffs Tipsy's mug for Mountain Dew then grins and hands her a 2 liter with some M&Ms*

I have to tell you Tipsy, you are a beautiful lady.  In spirit and form.  *hugs Tipsy again*
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 15, 08, 02:33:23 pm CST
Mt. Dew!!! montandoomontandoomontandoomontandoomontandoo!!!!!

<flings M&Ms at D>  Wolf treats!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Curben on Jan 15, 08, 04:25:10 pm CST
*wicked grin* Have a care my dear rogue, I might just take you up on that.........
Take up,  tie down, same difference
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: FairieTink on Jan 16, 08, 01:51:23 pm CST
Mt. Dew!!! montandoomontandoomontandoomontandoomontandoo!!!!!

<flings M&Ms at D>  Wolf treats!

Hyper Captain - Mt Dew and Capt Morgan
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 16, 08, 02:15:43 pm CST
Do Be Do Be Dew:  Mt. Dew & Sake!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 16, 08, 02:16:42 pm CST
or a Sake Dew me.....
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Maggie on Jan 16, 08, 02:41:08 pm CST
Didn't Richard Nixon say that on Laugh In once?

Or since it was about sake, I'm betting it was Ted Kennedy in a bar more than once.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 17, 08, 09:59:33 am CST
Bring steak, stay to be dessert

Now I do have to ask, if I bring steak, what are you cooking for breakfast?
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 17, 08, 10:03:30 am CST
or a Sake Dew me.....

The best drink EVER for me was some home made sake a guy in the florida SCA made.  Instead of thin and watery it was thicker and sweet and smooth.  Remind me some time to tell you about when he kept filling my mug and I downed about half a wine bottle of the stuff.
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: Tipsy InHerCups on Jan 17, 08, 10:11:21 am CST
You mean u can even remember anything after the 3rd refill????  wow!
Title: Re: Are the Guilds Dead
Post by: ambar on Jan 17, 08, 10:23:36 am CST
You mean u can even remember anything after the 3rd refill????  wow!

*snort*  It gets worse.  I was still walking and talking clearly after it (there was also a glass of strawberry wine, samples of two different citrus wines, and a glass of elderberry liquer before we even got to the sake  -   all of it home made)

He later admited he was trying to get me drunk to see what I'd do.  I think I disappointed him on the getting drunk thing.  However, when I got in the car (I was riding, not driving) I thought I'd gone to sleep and the carmates said they kept me talking.  To this day they still won't tell me what I said.  That's why I don't drink too much anymore.  Besides, I'm nuts enough without having to drink   :D