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Title: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: dhavalmistry on February 02, 2008, 05:57:36 PM
Why??....
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 02, 2008, 06:07:52 PM
I've been watching Spaceballs but thats just me.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: rcallicotte on February 02, 2008, 06:33:34 PM
Usually I'm busy doing other PC stuff while something renders or I'm out or I'm watching a movie or reading or working on something.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Seth on February 02, 2008, 06:40:58 PM
social life maybe <grin>
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 02, 2008, 06:48:08 PM
social life maybe <grin>

Showoff...
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Seth on February 02, 2008, 06:57:24 PM
hehehe
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Sethren on February 02, 2008, 08:06:21 PM
I've been watching Spaceballs but thats just me.

Are you playing with your dolls again?   ;D
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 02, 2008, 08:11:22 PM
Its all for marketing ;)
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: JimB on February 02, 2008, 08:39:51 PM
I'm making Roman armour.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 02, 2008, 08:43:50 PM
is that you in your avatar charging at an unknown force?
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: rcallicotte on February 02, 2008, 08:44:27 PM
To wear?

I'm making Roman armour.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: JimB on February 02, 2008, 09:05:37 PM
To wear?

I'm making Roman armour.

Oh yeah  ;D

Re-enactment and research. Comes in useful for historical illustrations as well -
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/tarbicus/miles_022_20x10_print_01c_small.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/tarbicus/miles_022_20x10_print_01c_small.jpg)
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/tarbicus/ross_virtus_09.jpg (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/tarbicus/ross_virtus_09.jpg)
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: rcallicotte on February 03, 2008, 03:52:25 AM
Cool.  Is this for a job or for fun?
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: JimB on February 03, 2008, 10:35:43 AM
Cool.  Is this for a job or for fun?

A man's gotta have a hobby, and I despise golf  ;)

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/Jimmy5191/fcspqr_02.jpg (http://hometown.aol.co.uk/Jimmy5191/fcspqr_02.jpg)

The illustrations were a bonus when they went into academic books on Roman armour and nutter legionaries (the stories I could tell you about what they got up to). I've also helped reconstruct helmets from mangled heaps.
http://www.drachenhort.com/catalog/images/MWC-AH6054K_gross.jpg (http://www.drachenhort.com/catalog/images/MWC-AH6054K_gross.jpg)
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 03, 2008, 12:02:18 PM
While I was in Russia there was the entire fair of people who do historical reenactments they fought with real (i.e. sharp) swords too. Also in either grade we did a reenactment of a rival war battle I was Captain of C company.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: overlordchuck on February 03, 2008, 01:45:50 PM
I wish I could forge weaponry and whatnot, it's really something I wish I could do.  Alas, I am a teenager in a sleepy neighborhood.  A forge might ruin that  ;)

Also, the odds of accidentally killing myself would be rather high  ;D
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 03, 2008, 04:15:00 PM
Thats why we have video games!
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: rcallicotte on February 03, 2008, 05:12:57 PM
@JimB - Looks like something fun.  I'm sure it's easy to learn a lot, when you're doing these.

@Will - That would be interesting.  A woman I work with is married to a man who does full-blown Civil War re-enactments and even has a cool canon that actually fires from that time period.  I find the Civil War re-enactment thing rather distasteful, though.  Was about the worst time in the U.S.'s history.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 03, 2008, 05:18:44 PM
Still they are important battles that defined the history of the country.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: rcallicotte on February 03, 2008, 09:03:27 PM
True.  I understand that.  Not saying it's wrong.  Just think it's a waste of time.  LOL 

I do understand grasping the importance of history. 
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 03, 2008, 09:07:09 PM
It was a very realistic reenactment, nearly everyone got food poisoning form bad hardtack.  ;D
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: rcallicotte on February 03, 2008, 09:08:34 PM
Food poisoning?  What's hardtack?
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 03, 2008, 09:10:51 PM
its like a really really tough biscuit.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: rcallicotte on February 03, 2008, 09:16:22 PM
Oh yeah.  I remember now.  Sounds like you enjoyed it. 

Did it make the whole war history seem more realistic and make the objective history stand out?  Which war was it?
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 03, 2008, 09:22:15 PM
civil war, it was not an actual battle more a look at the types of battles through out the war. It was the best final ever though.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: rcallicotte on February 03, 2008, 09:23:44 PM
If you're interested, I can try to get more information from the lady I work with about her husband's activities.  He's pretty devoted.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 03, 2008, 09:24:51 PM
no but thanks, I'll stick to video games but it was fun for the day. Must be interesting for the roman period though huh.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: JimB on February 03, 2008, 10:05:07 PM
Must be interesting for the roman period though huh.
A thousand years to choose from (two thousand if you count the Byzantine Empire - the Byzantines actually called themselves Roman IIRC), and the basis for most of our modern institutions, yep. I never thought I'd be doing some of the things I have, and every week seems to throw up something that utterly surprises me (superglue, burning braziers for helmet crests, I know I'd rather have been a Roman slave than be one in more recent Europe or the Americas). It gets a bit obsessive, and I must admit to groaning when a Roman soldier walks onto a movie or TV screen; they looked much better than Hollywood fare  ;)  Forget all this nonsense where they acted like 18th-C robots in the field - they could be complete nutcases and act highly independently.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 03, 2008, 10:07:36 PM
I was going to do a 300 quote but that was Greece.
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: JimB on February 03, 2008, 10:12:47 PM
I was going to do a 300 quote but that was Greece.

 ;D If it was "Molon Lave" (Come and get them) be careful. The Victorian translation was for polite society it seems. A fairly common Greek insult, and still used today when you want to insult someone by suggesting they perform a certain act. I've also gotten to know some Greek ancient Greek re-enactors.  ;)
Title: Re: Why is this forum so dead on weekends
Post by: Will on February 03, 2008, 10:15:11 PM
one of those unfortunate side effects huh  :D