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Offline Merlin

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2010, 09:28:12 PM »


Merlin, you did just fine as far as rain was concerned - it is no joke to hold back the Dragon... 8)

Not as many people approach me.... I had to tone down the Dark Wizard a bit because I was scaring the youngsters... maybe this year I'll get approached more.

I do get "Are you a real wizard?" from time to time.

Not sure how to answer that one.... I'm as real as it gets, I suppose.


And why do we wizards get blamed for the bad weather but never get credit for the good weather? I've never had anyone come to me and say "Thanks for the beautiful weather today, Merlin"..... Oh nooooo... but if it rains, boy oh boy will they find me and put the blame on me.

(I have to admit.... Bonnie and I did allow too much rain at Scarby last year)

Thank you Joan.... Thank you very much
Mortals don't realize what we wizards go through to ensure good weather.
The dragon can be nasty when he doesn't want to be tamed.
My new staff should help in these matters... I worked very hard on this one.

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2010, 09:45:12 PM »
This last season of MNRF when I was in my old pirate kit, I'd get asked "But why is the rum gone?" ad nauseum.  I don't do Jack Sparrow, and I stay far away from the Zombie Jacks that drift through every few hours.  Finally, after one teenage kid asked that question, I replied, "Because it wasn't my turn to watch your mum!"

He failed to see the humour, but his friends thought it was hilarious! 
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2010, 07:17:05 AM »
This last season of MNRF when I was in my old pirate kit, I'd get asked "But why is the rum gone?" ad nauseum.  I don't do Jack Sparrow, and I stay far away from the Zombie Jacks that drift through every few hours.  Finally, after one teenage kid asked that question, I replied, "Because it wasn't my turn to watch your mum!"

He failed to see the humour, but his friends thought it was hilarious! 

You win at life sir.

Offline Ginette

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2010, 11:22:58 AM »
My husband, best friend and I all work at the same place and we are all rennies.  So questions are asked a lot by coworkers.  My best friend got married at TRF on AHE weekend this last season, 2009, and the parents of both the bride and groom know nothing about the faire or anything relating to it.  So my daughter and I are in the dressing room getting ready for the wedding and the best friend walks in with her mom and 2 aunts, my daughter and I are in garb already and just working on makeup and hair at this point.  Best friend (we call her T) starts introducing us and the whole time the family is staring at us like we were just beamed in from the mother ship.  Then the mother of the bride asks “This is Ginette … the Ginette that you talk about?”  And once she asks that I have to go in for a hug and scare her even more!  From then on out her and I were fine.

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2010, 12:21:31 PM »
Due to the fact that I tend to do Scarby belly dancer style, i get alot of "aren't you afraid you'll get a sunburn" from women standing there in booty shorts and halter tops. my natural response is "aren't you" not overly hilarious but definitely a "here's your sign" type of moment.

this will be my first year going noble...I can't wait to hear the dumb questions 'danes come up with
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Offline arbcoind

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2010, 12:25:15 PM »
I dress as a wench...Last season at PRF I was asked by a 'dane if I was Wiccan.  Why would someone think that let alone ask?  My response, "no". 

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2010, 06:16:19 PM »
I was once asked at a Civil War reeanctment, while in full cannoneer unifrom, if I were Canadian?  ???
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2010, 03:11:55 AM »
this from a child..."Are your leggs really that white or are you wearing stockings??"""
and as a kid yanked on my then hip length braid is that real! YES! it's real as I was about to grab a hand full of her hair and yank!
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2010, 01:10:07 PM »
Childrens' questions I don't mind.  They don't always know how to ask things, and it means that they are interested and thinking.  I'll try to answer whatever weird question a child asks but will often ignore the snooty teenager or act like I don't understand. ::)  What ever happened to simple respect?!
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2010, 02:12:40 PM »
I dress as a wench...Last season at PRF I was asked by a 'dane if I was Wiccan.  Why would someone think that let alone ask?  My response, "no".  

Gina

Gina I believe you had a fluff bunny ask you that. That would be someone who is new to the Wiccan religion. Which often than not they think they are a witch. You, dressed as a Wench, probably looked witchy to them.

I think I would have asked them  " What is this Wiccan you talk about? never heard of it."
In that time period you wouldn't have because Wicca didn't evolve until the late 40's early 50's. So a true fluff bunny was asking.  ;)
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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2010, 02:17:28 PM »
I'm an identical twin, so I get some of these in regular life too.

Q: Are you a twin?
A: oh my gosh, you can see her too?  She's my imaginary friend.

Q: Are you related?
A: I don't know her, do you?

Q: Are you hot in that?
A: Why yes I am (in as sultry of a tone as I can do)

Q: Are you the Queen of Heart?
A: Well,  I could be the queen of your heart...

Just to name a few...
Queen Elizabeth the 1st
Champagne the Bubbly
Bubbles the Fairy
Frost the Arctic Barbarian
Red the pirate

Offline SirRichardBear

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2010, 10:28:21 PM »
What your a twin? you mean it wasn't all that scotch after all? 
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Offline arbcoind

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2010, 12:44:59 PM »
Fluff Bunny?  OK, I've been duly warned.  I was dressed in mostly black with a skull print corset. 

Gina

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2010, 03:29:15 PM »
Comment - Hey nice tights!

Reply - Thanks. They are velvet, but for the right price they could be felt.

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Re: Most annoying question at faire? and your answer.
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2010, 12:32:32 AM »
Comment - Hey nice tights!

Reply - Thanks. They are velvet, but for the right price they could be felt.

I SO needed that laugh!! Thank you!!!!  :D :D :o
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