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Multiple madnesses

A madness has me. Can someone tell me about BIFF or equivalent LARP groups and their expeditions?

Also (in an embarassingly related note), my lembas bread was a kind of success. It was tasty, somewhere between scones and shortbread, with a spicy tang. Unfortunately, they were heavier than they looked, and not the sort of thing I would recommend eating unless you were planning on a full day's march - I felt full of butter the whole night. But the tastiness makes you want to eat more, despite the butter content.

I'm planning on a second batch, with a few modifications (half cream, half milk, rather than all cream, as well as making them a bit thinner. The thiness should make them less damp (though the dampness was not unpleasant) and more manageable).


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Jun. 15th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)
But isn't the point to lembas that you have a bit and full for ages?

I remember the first time I encountered the fortified biscuit things that World Vision use to feed the starving masses. They tasted like scotch-finger busicuits, except less rich/salty. I was pretty hungry and eating 2 (the number to feed an adult for half a day) didn't really make much of a difference so I ate the whole packet (of 10 or so) and then finished off the remainders of a group of other people's (four of them so I guess I had another two). All I remember was I wasn't very hungry at lunchtime. This was when I was in primary school...
Jun. 15th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
True, but it is also supposed to be (at least in my mind) a little lighter.

I did come across a recipe which was designed to emulate the "march all day on one piece" qualities. It was basically all sugar, flour and lard; you wouldn't want ot eat it unless you really were planning on marching all day for fear of getting tubby.
Jun. 15th, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
Well the World Vision ones were very light, since they didn't want people to get sick from eating too much fat. In fact, I imagine lembas would be a lot like those biscuits, crumbly and fairly bland, yet oddly morish and very sustaining.
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Jun. 15th, 2005 12:44 am (UTC)
What's with all the misogynists?
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Jun. 15th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
That does it.

I have vague plans for a staff/spear wielding elven travelling scholar/poet type. This all started from years ago when I was told that someone in the BIF crew actually made me a double ended naginata to try to lure me into the LARP scene.

But quite frankly, if you (and other girlies) are being treated so poorly, I think we need to make a girly stand. A group of cunning, clever, fiesty and capable women adventurers.

I'd be more keen on BIF, but only because I'm not one for linearity and also because it means hanging out with my brother a bit more. You know, the family that fights orcs together stays together.
Jun. 15th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
I am sure being beaten about the head with a big stick will most misogynistic attitudes :)
Jun. 15th, 2005 03:11 am (UTC)
Cool. Your dad's branching out on his own?

I did enjoy the LARPing, but got sick of the people in the Philosophers Guild. In particular those masty misogynists you mentioned.
*gets stabbity*

How big is his group and what are the storylines like?

*points proudly to own weapon*
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Jun. 15th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
Philosophers has headed down the "we are hear to facilitate your hitting things" path a bit too much.

OMG yes! And as someone who is more interested in the non hitting things portion of the action, it can get very boring. Plus, some of those guys can get very... shall we say enthusiastic?... about the hitting. Even non-comabatants outside the combat aren't safe.

*shudders at painful memory of first weekend event*

Does your dad have a website?
Jun. 15th, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)
I hereby attest to the deliciousness.
Jun. 15th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
But do you now have a strange hankering for walking to very far away places?
Jun. 15th, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC)
i'll even lend you a tent
Jun. 16th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
Re: i'll even lend you a tent
I had kind of hoped we could maybe go together some time? Because I'm so shy and retiring and the like. I need my big brother to stand behind.
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