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Offline DonaCatalina

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #150 on: April 02, 2012, 11:31:57 AM »
LMAO @ Queen Bonnie ....

First let me say that ignorance makes me smile. I love statements/questions like that at a renaissance faire... it makes me feel smarter than I actually am.

I totally understand the frustration though..... "Who are you supposed to be?"  LMAO....
The best reply is "Who are YOU supposed to be?"

I had a person argue that I was actually someone other than Merlin once.... I was some character from a movie that I hadn't seen...he was sure that I was THAT person and not Merlin.

I guess my favorite is when I'm kilted:

Question:  "What ya got under that there skirt?"
My answer: "Your girlfriends lipstick."

And I love when someone tries to explain how the costume on that fantasy character, i.e. troll or faerie is just all wrong.
Like...they have documentation somewhere?
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #151 on: April 02, 2012, 04:02:00 PM »
Why do you think I come as a wizard? The last guy that gave me a hard time walked away saying, "Ribbit! Ribbit?!?"
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #152 on: September 11, 2013, 10:56:21 PM »
Although it is not really an annoying question, it was a unique question that required an off the wall fast thinking response.

This past faire season during a sword demonstration, I was sword fighting on stage when a patron came up to our Guildmaster asked "I thought all of you were English?  He doesn't look English." referring to me (I'm an Asian playing a Englishman).  Our Guildmaster without a second thought replied "Sir Michael....he spent several years travelling in the Orient and when he returned, he looked like that.  We don't really talk about."

The patron responded saying "Ah...I see.  Now it makes sense." and went about watching the show.
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #153 on: September 13, 2013, 06:38:29 AM »
Brilliant response!
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #154 on: September 16, 2013, 05:32:05 AM »
LOL. I can just imagine the eye-crossed confusion.
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #155 on: September 23, 2013, 12:13:46 AM »
   I love questions.  It gives me a chance to help legitimately curious people as well as clear up misconceptions and dispel certain stereotypes.

Aside from the usual, "What are you supposed to be?"

"Are you Morgan Freeman?"

"Are you an assassin/ninja?"

"Why do you cover your face?"

"Aren't you hot in all that?"

"I thought they killed, Osama!"

"What are you smoking in that hookah?"

"Ma'am?"- Yes I have been mistaken as a woman before. Interestingly enough, Berber women commonly go unveiled.  Among the Saharan Berber tribes, veils are almost exclusively a male thing. When South Saharan Berbers were the dominant power in Moorish Spain- only male members of the ruling tribes were even allowed to wear them. 
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #156 on: September 24, 2013, 11:22:23 AM »
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #157 on: September 24, 2013, 01:03:45 PM »
"Are you Morgan Freeman?"

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #158 on: September 24, 2013, 11:05:20 PM »
  If only I could do the voice.
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #159 on: September 25, 2013, 08:24:50 AM »
It isn't really annoying but it something people always ask the PP.

"Is your coat REALLY that pink?"
followed by ..
"Are you....?"

He gave up saying it and had a pin made that says  "Yes it is. No I am not."  ;D
It is kind of strange watching your personal history become costume.

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #160 on: September 26, 2013, 04:59:57 AM »
It isn't really annoying but it something people always ask the PP.

"Is your coat REALLY that pink?"
followed by ..
"Are you....?"

He gave up saying it and had a pin made that says  "Yes it is. No I am not."  ;D

LOL  ;D
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