Tuesday, August 28, 2012

(revised) En Garde! A Compendium of Fencing and...RESULTS!

Of course---you know I can't just post results, I have to make it all historical and sh*t. Sorry. I fear, also, this will not as amusing commentary either, but swordplay is no laughing matter. It is serious business. When JD asked for hostesses for the events, I considered none other than this one. I think because of my short time as a ballerina in high school, and martial artist, fencing is one sport that looks so deadly elegant, I am drawn to its charms.

Found this ancient book on a shelf in the kitchens of a fiesty gnome: A History of Fencing What he was doing with it next to the Treatise on Cupcakes and the Theramore Tourist Guide, I have no idea.

I confess, I did not watch the summer Olympics. I watched the building of the Olympic pool, and I watched the lousy swim reporter, but that was about it. However, my Rogue told me of the horrible events for the poor South Korean fencer, Shin A-Lam, all because of a broken clock and rules that do not fit with modern technology. I still cry "bullsh*t" on this whole mess. This broke my heart.

Did you also know that ballet and fencing are instrinsically linked? I learned this when I took ballet in high school, and thought "how cool is that?"


But of course,there is the master of swords, Inigo Montayo:
Last I heard he was opening up a School for Pirates somewhere in southern Spain.

Oh, winners? What? You're tired of taking notes? Okay, fine. A+ for you all, and here you go:
Gold Medalist from Lower City!

Silver Covenant for the Silver!

Bronze awarded to Silvermoon City!
Here are all the contestants in their amazing outfits, er, gear!


























































August 30: With abiding and deep apologies, here is the missing entrant: - absolutely, positively stunning:

19 comments:

  1. Oh that gold medallist is SUPERB! Well done to all winners and entrants!

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  2. A lot of great entries there. Congrats to all the finalists! As much as I've seen that movie, it never gets old :)

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  3. I got stuck there for a minute in the video, Prepare to die!! What awesome entrants! Princess Leia even made an appearance! And thank goodness that Gnome just made it in over the height requirements! Congratulations to all the competitors!

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  4. Amazing, I love the winning mogs, they clearly convey what they are meant to represent. Really well done!

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  5. Oh, wow, that Gold Medalist is wonderful! I love how well her outfit mimics real-world fencing gear, and as a Gnome, she looks like a Mii! Adorable! I love the Princess Leia there at the end, and I'm glad to see some pirates in the mix, too :D Once again, a grand showing from all the contestants!

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  6. Grats to the winners! (and to everyone else).

    I'm actually a bit worried because it took me ages to figure out which entry was mine :p

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  7. Congratulations, everyone! This was another tough event to judge. :)

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  8. Oh, and Matty, I just noticed that your gallery doesn't include entry 47. That's the Aldor one that was almost excluded, remember? :)

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    1. Well I knew there would be one I would have to add, so yes I remembered and it needs to wait until the end of a very long day! Thank you to number 47 for patience!

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  9. More fantastic entries, but someone tell me the name of the red shield being wielded by the BE towards the end...that is the awesome!!!!

    Grats to all the medalists again :)

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    1. If it's the blood elf female towards the end then It's this one I believe.
      http://www.wowhead.com/item=34676

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    2. O.O thanks so much, guess what I am going to get tonight for my pally girl :)

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  10. Holy Moly, that silver medalist is FLY!!! Thanks for the medal, gnome powah ;) Grats to everyone else as well.

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  11. Fabulous, simply fabulous! Wait...this means the 'mogolympics is almost done?!? NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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    1. Ha! (mumbles something about God I hope so...)

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  12. Was mine skipped again? I don't see it up there. :/

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    1. Unfortunately I can't fix things at work: thank you for your patience.

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  13. I LOVE these! Wow, everyone looks awesome! I bet this was very hard to judge ;)

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  14. I LOVE these! Wow, everyone looks awesome! I bet this was very hard to judge ;)

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