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May 16th, 2011


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04:52 pm - WHOSOEVER PULLETH THIS SWORD FROM THE TRASH HEAP WILL BE RIGHTWISE BORN KING OF THE LIVING ROOM
A discovery
Tracy apparently took my cockatoo lamp as a trashpicking challenge and came up with a real topper. Here we see the +12 Sword of Dood on the coffee table next to the house golden apple, which gee_tar bequeathed to us when he moved out.

The sword ...and a knob on the end
It has a very ornate hilt and a knob on the end so you can snicker all you want about it.

Unsheathe!
And a little catch on the hilt unsheathes the mighty SOMETHINGCALIBUR

Behold! Somethingcalibur!
Local law says it's legal for us to own the sword but not carry or conceal it. This means you won't get any pictures of me trying to awkwardly hide it under a windbreaker, nor of Abbie's knighting. ARISE, SIR ABBIE THE MIGHTY HUNTER, KNIGHT OF THE PEOPLE FOOD TABLE AND GUARDIAN OF THE ORDER OF THE JINGLY COLLAR

En garde
Have at thee, treacherous varlet!

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From:derspatchel
Date:May 16th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
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I was aware that wizards' staves have knobs on the end, but I didn't know if this also applied to swords. For the sake of the snicker, I want to believe!
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From:maga_dogg
Date:May 16th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
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If you want to snicker at a proper term for weaponry, try image-searching 'bollock dagger', a design which takes the knob part very literally indeed.
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From:joyeous
Date:May 16th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
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WANT! Sooooo jealous. You know how I feel about faux medieval things.
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From:sovay
Date:May 16th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
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WHOSOEVER PULLETH THIS SWORD FROM THE TRASH HEAP WILL BE RIGHTWISE BORN KING OF THE LIVING ROOM

Sorry, that might be the best post title I've seen all day.
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From:ketzie
Date:May 17th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
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All day? All day?!
From:zhym
Date:May 17th, 2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
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No kidding. That's at least the best post title of the week.
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From:beowabbit
Date:May 17th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
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Sword of dood indeed!

(You know, if you want to be a good steward of this precious heirloom, that knob on the end needs to be kept nicely polished. I’m just saying.)
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From:muffyjo
Date:May 17th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
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Beautifully done, Sir!
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From:ratatosk
Date:May 17th, 2011 05:44 am (UTC)
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What I have learned from this post:

Things look better when photographed on a glass-topped coffee table.

Important lesson!
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From:beth47
Date:May 17th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
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Hm -- was this trash heap named Marjorie, by any chance?
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From:mmcirvin
Date:May 17th, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC)
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My daughter has started watching Fraggle Rock episodes on DVD. Her name is Marjorie and we've hastened to explain that this is a coincidence (Sam had watched the show as a kid but had forgotten the trash heap had a name).
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From:beth47
Date:May 17th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Heh. Maybe this will help: it would appear that the proper spelling of the trash heap's name is actually with a "Y" on the end rather than an "IE". (Yes, I looked it up after seeing your comment.)

I also didn't remember the names of her two, um, whatever they were. "Philo" and "Gunge". [giggling]

I may have to go make a Marjory user icon.
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From:mmcirvin
Date:May 17th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
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It doesn't actually seem to bother her, in part because she goes by "Jorie" and in part because the trash heap is actually a pretty cool character.
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From:Elizabeth Gorman
Date:May 18th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)

Hail to thee Sir Abbie

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No pics of the cat's knighthood? Drat.

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