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Return to Sunshire

Posted in Fictional Stories, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2015 by Drogo

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Sunshire, a SCOD sister community, owned and run mostly by women; survived the apocalypse as well our own East-Coast SCOD shire. Sunshire was in the Mid-West, amid farmland as our area once was, before the devil-lopers came and destroyed most of our farms and wilderness. The tale I will tell now, is how we were able to make contact with the inhabitants of Sunshire again, after the collapse of our high-tech communication systems.

Mamma Karebear and her daughter Ranger Tess contacted me before Armageddon, about building a SCOD style eco-village in Misery, Kansas. My first thought was that is a terrible name for a county, and reminded me of Stephen King’s horror novels. However sometimes people make all the difference in why we do things. Karebear and Tess were good-hearted, kind, and creative people. They had already been developing their homestead as a working animal farm, but wanted to attract more people to build more of a community that lives there, which would help preserve the acres of natural land also. It was because of their dedication to sustaining cooperative communication, that we were able to draw up some plans and work together.

Karebear and her husband Brock, were first generation hippies. They were artists and farmers, and when they purchased their land in the 1960s, they began restoring the old german farm-house on the land. What little money they had came from their contract work with graphic art companies, and they made friends with everyone in the area that was the least bit friendly, as well as artists and naturalists. Some of their friends were famous environmentalists, and they hosted parties to encourage involvement in the Green Party, and other alternative ways. Their land became a sanctuary for hundreds of animals, and they raised their children to share their food and beds with dogs, cats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, and mice. The animals were like human family to Karebear’s family, except that some of them they killed and ate.

Tess was raised in this creative zoo, as a wildling steward. Tess made her own clothes, and her preferred garb was medieval style (SCA). Tess wrote stories and made videos which she published. She suffered from intense stomach pains, until she became deathly ill, and had to have medical doctors at a hospital operate to fix it; and so her life was saved. Her doctor bill afterwards was 10 billion dollars, so it is lucky that the Apocalypse ended bill collecting, as both phone lines and the national economy had been made obsolete by global mass conflicts, plagues, and famines.

In the early 21st Century, we designed and built a number of alternative architectural structures on their land using SCOD theories that fit their family and land. We began with repairing old sheds, building a green-house solarium addition to the old house, and smaller new out-buildings and follies that were affordable. Then we kept collecting materials and raising public funds, and constructed a small hobbit house, a-frame barn, and tree house. We were gearing up for more constructions like the medieval longhouse, and glass pavilion; when we heard on the news that WW3 had started, with terrorists and rebels over-throwing governments from the inside out, in mass attacks. The Mid-West did not see as much conflict as in larger urban areas of population, but it did not escape plagues, and did not need to be a metropolis to feel the effects of being cut off from public utilities.

I was not living there full time, and had only helped part-time over the years, a few months at a time. Since Armageddon started in late summer and fall, I had already returned to the East-Coast shire. That was the last time I would hear anything from Sunshire for many years.

As I learned later, Karebear and Tess had gathered all their nearby friends and family to Sunshire; and began survival plans to deal with the new reality that was emerging. Trade soon became more economically important than cash or credit, regarding outside transactions. It became quite clear that distance would be as problematic as it was before the industrial age. Ranger Tess had a plan, which involved horses and magic.

to be continued….

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Later

Posted in Fictional Stories with tags on September 27, 2014 by Drogo

Later

when the taxes are paid

and the kids are grown

when the winter comes

and all our seeds are sown.

Later

when our hearts been broken

a hundred times or more

when the wars are fought

and the earth is sore.

Still later

when we stumble on

and see the morning sun to rise

and then the stars and moon

again a hundred million times.

And much later

when all our words are written

all our feelings felt

when the well runs dry

and all we have is our self.

And much much later

when our pain is great

and our friends have died

when the days grow longer

and every tear’s been cried

Through all of this

all that will matter

is how well we loved.

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( poem written upon waking Saturday, September 27, 2014 by Christine Schoene Maccabee )

Midevil Films Review

Posted in Arts (Design & Performance), Fictional Stories, Film Reviews, Interviews, POB Video, Recommendations & Tributes, Roleplaying / Reenacting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2013 by Drogo

Midevil Films Productions

Mid-Western American Independent Film group

Based on Interview with Founder, Producer, Director, Writer, and Actress:  Angela Daum 

Aliases include: Arlyssen Arlussen / Olivia Alyss / Kallie Stevenson

List of some Films:

The Map, The Lesson and The Test, Angela as a Ranger, Angela as a Courier, The Three Gems, I murdered a Fairy?, Ranger Mottos, MCIS, Midevil Crime Investigation Service, The Day in the Life of a Courier, How to wash your K9, Andrew Audition

Angela has fun with all her films, and the actors are good and play along well with the script for a finished result. She is a maverick woman who is both a passionate writer and a bold actress. She is a loyal to her crafts and her friends.

Watch their films on Youtube Channel Ranger Alyss. Angela’s favorite scene from Angela as a Ranger is: “What I have I gotten myself into.” Angela: “The weeds you just walked into them.”

For Angela film making is a passion she want to continue for as long as possible; with more shows and films on the way!!

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End of Interview with Angela of Midevil Films.

– squirrel happens! –

Idiot Puncher

Posted in Arts (Design & Performance), Critical Commentary of Civilization, Environmentalism, Fictional Characters with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2013 by Drogo

A Liberal Cartoon by Drogo

A spoof on the book series “Dragon Puncher” by James Kochalka

Idiot Puncher

Idiot Puncher 1

Idiot Puncher 2

Lone Ranger & Tonto

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization, Fictional Characters, Film Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2013 by Drogo

I am pleased to say that all “critical reviews” of the ‘Lone Ranger’ film were mistaken. The 2013 “Lone Ranger & Tonto” film was excellent, incredible, and unreal beyond expectations!!! Mom and I loved it, and discussed layer after layer of the fun afterwards. I know many modern day Comanche loved that they respected Indians by making Tonto a more important partner, and telling the story from Tonto’s perspective. The thrill of the old Western is still there for us whites. One of the points that critics miss is that this Tonto is not a stereo-type of typical Indians, and in fact states the opposite; this Tonto is a freak that wears shamanic war-paint with a crow totem on his head, because he is a loner and an out-cast. I am still a fan of the older Lone Rangers, but this version allows the hero to be more approachable, not impossibly perfect; and this allows Tonto to be just as unique and important as his white cowboy counter-part, for once. The Lone Ranger and Tonto are both rebel outlaws in the eyes of social normality.

“Hi-ho Silver, away!”

SCOD Interactive Short Story

Posted in Fictional Stories with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2013 by Drogo

The Initiate

Dwarven Noble Ranger

Posted in Fictional Characters, Roleplaying / Reenacting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2012 by Drogo

Lord Drogo Fyrvolken of the Old Forest Dwarven Rangers

Middle Earth Fantasy Roleplay