Tag Archives: real life

“Unusual”? Please define…

Am I the only one whose mind goes blank when someone asks, “So… what are you good at?” or any variation on this theme? It’s like writing a curriculum vitae, which is Latin for why you should hire me. (Just … Continue reading

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A weird case of mistaken identity…

I seem to have been mistaken for someone else. Y’see, there’s an anthropologist named Thomas Weaver. And I’d been reading a few anthropology papers online in recent months, just because I find such things interesting. And a couple of people … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he shares photos of Creative Anachronists.

There was a request a while back for video of my clone doing medieval-style sword combat. Well, I still haven’t had a chance to acquire any such videos, because [tirade deleted] there haven’t been any local SCA fight practices in … Continue reading

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Bits and pieces: May 22

It shouldn’t bother me, but it does… I don’t like anyone shortening my name. I’m Thomas, not Tom (and gods help you if you call me Tommy to my face). If that’s too hard to remember, just call me Weaver … Continue reading

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Weird humor… and even MORE weird humor.

Back in late autumn, after a meeting of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, one of Grace’s friends said something about the difficulty of driving a car while wearing Renaissance-style clothing. “How did they manage it?” her … Continue reading

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Writing the ‘Realistic Female Character’

This post probably merits a Harsh Sarcasm Ahead warning label all on its own. Also, there will be a lot of asides and tangents. (Sometimes my brain works that way. Unless you’re new here, you already know that.) It still … Continue reading

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“Realistic” Characters of Whatever Age: Maybe We’re Writing Them… Inaccurately.

A post from Luther M. Siler about tattoos, technology, and how the generations view each other made me think of this… It’s something I saw on television: A man is arguing with his son about music. He doesn’t understand or … Continue reading

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