March 5th, 2004

serious Oracle


I've got a new joust helm!!!!!

For anyone who heard my tale of taking a lance to the head last summer, you'll know why I'm so pleased. My old helm, while veryvery cool, is hardened leather. I got blasted lucky with that lance hit. It could have cracked my skull, and came horrifyingly near the eye-hole.

As for the new helm? It's metal (may be aircraft aluminum, but I'm not sure), has a visor that lifts (though I probably will keep it closed for expediency's sake) and is not far too large for me, as most pre-made helms are. Listed as a child's helm, it's perfectly suited to my size. It fits, though of course I'll need to pad the heck out of the inside to keep movement to a minimum. Nothing like your eye-holes bouncing up and down to the time of your horse's gait as you try to sight your opponent's shield and target your lance!

See, two of the other jousters on my team needed new helms. Dan, the Indiana Jones of e-bay, has been scouring that site and getting some nice deals. Two weeks ago, I mentioned I'd love to take one of the extras that the boys don't use. Instead, Dan found a helm specifically for me. Seems he wanted to be sure I was safe this summer, or at least safer. I sat through the entire CP rehearsal last night, singing away, and all the time at the back of my head was "New Helm! Wheeeeeee!"
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serious Oracle


snitched from nim...

I do have to admit that with my lj name it was utterly wrong; with my nickname, it works... alarmingly well:

Your True Nature by llScorpiusll
The quality that most appeals to you:Loyalty
In a survival situation, you:Do what is necessary
Your hidden talent is:Discrimination
Your gift is:Artistic talent
In groups, you:Perfer to act as security
Your best quality is:Your abundant energy
Your weakness is:Your timidity
Created with quill18's MemeGen 3.0!

and just so you can see the difference, (though I will admit that it's a near toss-up between courage and loyalty):

Your True Nature by llScorpiusll
The quality that most appeals to you:Courage
In a survival situation, you:Scream for help
Your hidden talent is:Endurance
Your gift is:Ability to acquire wealth
In groups, you:Play an organisational role
Your best quality is:Your sense of humour
Your weakness is:Your lack of imagination
Created with quill18's MemeGen 3.0!

'mari' suits far better, no?