Sunday, March 13, 2005
Fellowship of the Wrong
They're not happy about it, I'm not happy about it, but there we are. I really wish I could remember which site I got this photo from (and I should clarify: I'm not in the pic - I just found it online and thought it was, frankly, marvellous). If anyone recognizes it, let me know. Every single person in this photo is a comedy genius. But I think the ninja might be the best.
If anyone out there ever wondered what Live Action Role-Playing was like, this video of a different group of LARPers will answer all your questions). But probably prompt you to ask a lot more(the video looks like it isn't doing anything for ages, but be patient.) There's also an updated version with special(ish) effects and a soundtrack by Slayer here , but I think the original really gets across the true fantasticness of a man throwing beanbags at another man whilst shouting 'lightning bolt!' (courtesy of Boing Boing).
I'm pootling around with a script about live-roleplaying at the moment (called, obviously, 'Fellowship of the Wrong', so don't steal the title, or I'll LIGHTNING BOLT you), although it's really sitting in a drawer until I decide what to do with it. I do think LARPing could make a great comedy drama series though, in that it's an inherently ridiculous thing to do that at the same time has its own strange dignity. There's just something about a bunch of people charging around the woods with plastic swords pretending to kill/be monsters that makes me hug myself with glee. Lightning Bolt man, I salute you.