Saddest LARPer Ever [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in

It"s all fun and games in the world of LARP (so we"ve been told), but there"s a certain age when you hang up the costume
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Male 500
"No. There is litte to nothing historically accurate on this man. He`s either a LARPer or a noob."

commentard.

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Male 12,365
[quote]That`s like complaining buttons on a uniform are plastic instead of brass. [/quote]

People *don`t* complain about that? Why not? It`s very wrong. It`s fine for LARPing, but not for re-enactment.

As for getting chainmail made for you, why would it be more expensive to have the right material? The cost in custom chainmail is in the skill and time of the artisan, not the material.

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Male 205
janus_games: "That`s like complaining buttons on a uniform are plastic instead of brass."

Yep. I guess some Civil War reenactments in the U.S. may do that. In Hastings they do check for things like that.

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Male 294
Osmandias: chain mail is either stainles steel or zinc coated, the clasp is clearly modern, the emblem is pure phantasy.

Well yes, chain mail bought made for you is expensive as is, and it`s an absolute pain to make by yourself (though there are some shortcuts I`ve heard of). You`re going to seriously make a stink about materials? The period and pieces match. So he`s got a modern clasp, that`s okay too, because not even historical battle actors have money to burn on little things that won`t likely be noticed. That`s like complaining buttons on a uniform are plastic instead of brass.

This isn`t even civil war re-enactments where everything can still be found on the (relatively speaking) cheap.

As for the emblem, it`s not necessarily clear from the way he`s standing. Blues and reds certainly weren`t uncommon, and I certainly can`t say that I know Norman crests to tell from a half concealed glance and you probably couldn`t either.

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Male 205
davymid: "I disagree. Could be Saxon, or Norman. Sure, a nosepiece was more common but not ubiquitous..."

Sure, Helmet, bolted with attached chainmail: correct; cotta: correct (as far as I can see); half round mantle: correct; tunic with emblem: correct.
But: chain mail is either stainles steel or zinc coated, the clasp is clearly modern, the emblem is pure phantasy.

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Male 12,138
[quote]No. There is litte to nothing historically accurate on this man. He`s either a LARPer or a noob.[/quote]

I disagree. Could be Saxon, or Norman. Sure, a nosepiece was more common but not ubiquitous...

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Male 205
gorgack2000: "He looks more like one of those historic battle actors.
Which is basically LARPing, but less geeky and historically accurate."

No. There is litte to nothing historically accurate on this man. He`s either a LARPer or a noob.

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Female 397
there is no "certain age" to hang up the costume you fool.
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Male 4,680
He looks more like one of those historic battle actors.

Which is basically LARPing, but less geeky and historically accurate.

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Male 57
lol, Call me a geek, but i`ve always thought LARPing looks like fun. Plus it`s a good way to get all those geeks off of thier couches, and play some real life WoW!
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Female 5,222
aww
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Male 304
BEHOLD! THE HOLY GRAIL! FILLED WITH HOLY EARL GREY!
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Female 3,828
LOL this pic just confuses me.
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Male 2,748
I have quested long and far for this mighty brew! May Odin praise this drink and give me the strength to conquer my enemies and to pillage, rape and burn all who stand in my way!! CHEERS!! (i realise he is not viking, but this wouldnt have worked otherwise)
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Male 1,404
Costa coffee is not a bad brew at all. Rock on historical reenactment tour guide.
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Male 987
God dammit davymid.
I feel like a geek now.
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Male 12,365
[quote]He might not be LARPing. There`s a bloke who dresses as a Roman soldier to give tours in my city who goes into Costa coffee sometimes on his break, in full costume (+ helmet). He`s brilliant.[/quote]

Completely irrelevant to the thread, but interesting to me:

Is there a crest on his helmet?

If so, does it run from front to back or side to side?

Does he have a (presumably fake) sword?

If so, is it on his left side or his right side?

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Male 12,365
[quote]Maybe he was just having his MorningStarbucks.[/quote]

That joke deserves some applause.

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Male 213
@davymid

You know, normally I would laugh, but... I don`t know. Just no I guess.

I guess no one has figured out that he`s probably participating in a renaissance fair?

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Male 10,855
knight just gotta have his coffee.
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Male 4,867
the sad thing is davy...
i get the joke
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Male 1,837
@davymid:

You kill me, you really do.

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Male 3,619
davymid
i instantly loled xD
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Male 522
why does this guy look normal in chain mail?
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Male 93
I have a friend like this sad sad fellow.
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Male 12,138
Maybe he was just having his MorningStarbucks.

I kill me, I really do.

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Male 65
a cup of coffee can always be nice before going to war o 30
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Male 9,305
He`s jus` `avin` a cuppa tea, luv. Wot`s wit the `ate?
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Male 1,674
he looks like ian holm.
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Male 84
amen tyrannus
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Male 6,693
Maby it was 1/2 off with chain mail day.
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Female 276
@ wolfstar:

ye theres loads of people who used to work in edinburgh dungeon (dunno if they still do this) who used to go in lunch break in full period costume/dead person make up to shops for lunchm, lol

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Male 4,807
Thanks Lenten..
I noticed the link from LtFurpie but was to lazy to click it.
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Male 25,416
Never give in to the haters!
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Female 455
He might not be LARPing. There`s a bloke who dresses as a Roman soldier to give tours in my city who goes into Costa coffee sometimes on his break, in full costume (+ helmet). He`s brilliant.
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Female 96
@ Butcher

LARP = Live Action Role Play.

Maybe this guy is like a reenactor or something.

... Maybe.

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Male 2,220
This is Hannible Lector LARPing as a Paladin. He`s just taking a break - chillin in his chain mail with a cappuchino.

What you can`t see is the shopkeeper with a mace stuck in his head, just out of shot.

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Female 2,509
I`m leaning more towards the SCA

http://www.sca.org/

The best part is how people react. They either:
1) Stare at you
2) Ask you what`s up
3) Totally pretend you aren`t there (and that is a riot to see)

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Male 10,440
Its called reenacting.
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Female 1,798
lol it reminds me of the scenes in the movie "Role Models", when the king and his cronies are chilling in the burger joint :)
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Male 201
If you LARP when you`re older you might afford nicer gear, and be the envy of everyone. Besides, if you like doing something, do it. Age is just a number.
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Male 15,510
They should stick to MMORPGS!
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Male 4,867
is that a medieval moccha?
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Male 813
80?
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Male 7,378
I think the costume gives the elderly a look of youthfulness. Sure beats a horn on the forehead.
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Male 4,807
LARP... Hmm , something something Role Playing I`m guessing.

Oh and @ PUI... when you read this... You have a wonderful voice!!! Amazingly talented. WTG

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Male 3,369
Can you prove he`s a "LARPer" and not an actor?

Mayby it;s just me but I see "actor having a coffee break".

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Male 1,013
Is it sad that I had to look up LARP?
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Female 169
win.
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Male 20,900
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