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September 30th, 2008

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02:19 pm - P.G. Wodehouse LARP announcement
So I'll be helping Karen Twelves run a LARP based on P.G. Wodehouse on Saturday, October 18, at zdashamber's place in Oakland -- which looks like it will be a load of fun. Comment here or email me for an invitation. zdashamber has set up a welcome page with information. I've made up a hypertext form of the amusing questionnaire to send in your preferences. The intro goes as follows:
Midsummer Mischief is set in PG Wodehouse's absurd world of England's leisured upper class in the early part of the century. This is a place where people shout "Wot ho!" and "You bounder!" and even "That's just not cricket!" A word of warning: this is not the real world. Here follows some useful (and not-so-useful) starting points:
  1. It is always hay-harvest weather in England: 54 holes of golf a day, or a swim before breakfast in the lake, morning in the hammocks under the cedars, tea on the lawn, and coffee on the terrace after dinner.
  2. Money is something you should inherit, get monthly as an allowance from your uncle, or win at the races.
  3. Small dogs bite your ankles.
  4. Babies are hideously ugly.
  5. Young boys are fiends.
  6. Aunts are harridans.
  7. Butlers have port in their pantries.
  8. All decent-sized country houses have cellars, coal-sheds and potting sheds for locking people in.
  9. Most handsome men have feet of clay.
  10. No decent man may cancel, or even refuse, an engagement to a girl.
  11. Blandings Castle is traditionally infested with impostors.
  12. Men and girls in love think only of marriage.
  13. Rose gardens turn a girl's thoughts to romance.
  14. A bedroom scene is either when you discover that someone has made you an apple-pie bed, or when one or more people come and search your room for policemen's helmets or miscreants hiding under your bed.
  15. All married couples have separate bedrooms.
  16. It is every young man's duty to steal policemen's helmets.

So, again, running on Saturday October 18th in Oakland. Save the date! Fill out the questionnaire! Tut, tut! Pip, pip! and all that!

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Date:September 30th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a Jolly old gas, but... the ball and chain is firmly convinced that we're going to tour the continent for the whole second half of October! I tried mildly suggesting that Brighton might be far enough for a bit of the old R and R, but I guess she wants to go to Paris with some old friends who share her obscure fascination with Martian clays. (Why good old Salt of the Earth English clay isn't good enough for her is well beyond me! And why do they need to be in Paris to talk about it if it's all the way on Mars?)

Anyhow, regrets to the aunts, condolences to the engaged, et and cetera.
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Date:September 30th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
I am utterly jealous.
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Date:October 1st, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
I *just* played in such a larp not two weeks ago done by some friends of mine down here.

Hope it goes well!
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Date:October 1st, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
Tea, tea, tea, what, what, what?
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Date:October 1st, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
I am going to have to check with the other residents of my household, but I'd love to knock the ball for six if I can arrange the time away -- so much going on it can be difficult to get away, you know? But a weekend in the country sounds positively *smashing*.

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Date:October 1st, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
So wish I was there! Sounds like a real blast.
Date:October 8th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
damn. i'll be out of town!

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