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evil.jpg: At the chess game, there is always a good side and an evil side. This guy wanted to make it clear what he stood for.
jouster1.jpg: This dude on a horse is about to engage in jousting.
jouster2.jpg: Yeah, and this guy is going to duel too.
jouster3.jpg: Woo-hoo! Riding horses and poking each other with really long sticks!
lilparasol.jpg: Mikey bought me this parasol. I'm using it, sitting on a bale of hay, trying to look like I'm not really ill.
looneylucy.jpg: We got to see Empty Hats perform, and Looney Lucy was a lot of fun. Mikey got to pose with her.
aerial1.jpg: One of our favorite acts at the Gainesville faire is always Aerial Alchemy. It's different every year, but the flipping around on a rope or trapeze is a staple. This acrobat does her act very gracefully.
aerial2.jpg: She just kinda throws herself around and doesn't seem to worry that she might fall.
aerial3.jpg: And she can even do upside-down splits!
aerial4.jpg: Hanging by one leg? No problemo.
witchesanddevils.jpg: We found this amusing sign that says "Cast Out All Witches and Devils." Mikey kinda looks like both here. Should we cast him out? (Ehh, I didn't tell on him.)
mombunny.jpg: My mommy got to hold a cute bunny baby! See how she kisses him?
mombunny2.jpg: Aw! The bunny tried to hop up her!
mombunny3.jpg: He's just soft and tickly.
ohlookrattyagain.jpg: As I always say, a visit to the faire is not complete without checking out Emrys Fleet, the rat-catcher.
ol'ratty1.jpg: What the heck is he even doing?
ol'ratty2.jpg: He's always almost losing his fur there.
tryingnottolooksilly.jpg: There's me and Mommy at the faire in our costumes. My cloak is totally falling off.
medievalmikey.jpg: And here's Mikey's solo picture.
isitdoneyet.jpg: We posed for the camera on a timer, but because of the bright light couldn't tell if it had flashed yet. This is me abandoning my pose to go get the camera, not realizing I was early in doing so. Haha.
emptyhats1.jpg: I like the music of Empty Hats. They do fun Celtic folk songs and play together very nicely. That's Looney Lucy on the drum.
christophe1.jpg: Christophe the Insultor is a Ren Faire legend. This year he actually came to our faire! I had heard his comedy before and really wanted to see his show.
christophe2.jpg: And here's the deal; if you pay him, he insults your friends for you. The more you pay, the filthier and more degrading (and longer) the insult goes. It's quite entertaining.
shofight1.jpg: Sho and Michael joined a fighting tournament called Barbarian Battles, and they were able to fight other participants with foam weapons. Here Sho is dueling an opponent.
shofight2.jpg: Lookit that ninja stance!
shofight3.jpg: Pretty impressive, huh? Unfortunately, he lost in the first round.
michaelfight1.jpg: This is Michael in the Barbarian Battle. He taunted his foe.
michaelfight2.jpg: Doesn't he look dangerous?
michaelfight3.jpg: I certainly wouldn't want to fight a dude with moves like that. Not even if he only had a foam sword. (Michael made it through his first round, but lost in the second. Argh.)
rengroup1.jpg: Here I am with the group! I am surrounded by Kit, Jef, Anita, Michael, and Sho. Jef is being a butt, giving me bunny ears.
rengroup2.jpg: Here's the same group, except now Sho is in on the bunny ears action. Argh. Do I really need TWO sets of bunny ears? Oof, Kit is already sunburned.
The end until next year!