Blackwolf the Dragonmaster's Diary of Magecraft

Being a Chronicle of the Inner Secrets of, and Spells of Magick as Wielded by, the Philosopher of the Internet and Unofficial Sorcerer-in-Residence of the City of New York

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Now, a word from Blackbeard the Pirate!

Ahoy, ya bilge rats!

Blackbeard here, with a few good remarks about the 2009 Maine Lobster Festival! Now, I s'pose ye be wonderin' why I be hangin' out wi' th' likes o' His Oceanic Majesty, Neptunus Rex, King o' the Oceans, eh what? Well, here we be as photographed by Tony Ronzio from, as we take over the Coast Guard Schooner USS Wasp, back in 2006! (Aargh!)

Now that the 62nd Lobster Festival be a memory, Callie MacQueston became the 2009 Maine Sea Goddess, and therefore, she b'came th' newest member of our Royal Court, that she did! As fer me mates Mike Miller (Neptune) an' Brian Messing (yers truly), they be of special himportance, as they be now part o' the Festival's Board of Directors .... which be even cooler, sez I!

Still, as ye landlubbers know, they're keelhaulin' GeoCities as of October 26th, 2009 --- which does make this wicked ol' Pirate a little bit sad, y'know. (Aye, even Blackbeard the Pirate has ta be havin' time t' shed a tear or two! Never let it be said that the Most Dangerous Pirate on Earth ain't 'thout his share o' feelin's, mateys! [Sniffle!])

Luckily, if'n ye ain't noticed, ol' Blackwolf has had th' good sense to get a few of his favorite photographs out of our old Castle afore the aforemention'd October 26th deadline; so ye'd best keep a weather eye out on th' next episode of that thar Gallery!

Well, enufa my scurvy mouth fer now, shipmates! Pleasant Pirate dreams, mateys! (Aargh!)

Blackwolf's Gallery, Episode Three!

Not even St. Patrick himself can resist the charms of Ireland's most beautiful ladies! Case in point: Erin Harmeyer, 2005 Colleen Queen at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa St. Patrick's Day Parade!

And at the 2006 Christmas Party sponsored by Ft. Wayne, IN's Scottish Society, our favorite snake-buster can, if he wishes, channel his inner Kringle!

Ron Pretzer, photographer, captures here the haunting honking of Piper Kenneth Jackman. It's May 18th, 2002, and the Roemer Arboretum @ SUNY Geneseo is ending its Dedication Ceremony.

The Burlington String Quartet of London, dressed in elegant period costume, making musical merry!

Also posing happily for us: Dorset's own Keysworth String Quartet!

August 17th, 2002: Lensman Albert Jagnow watches Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Faeries, trip ye olde lyghte fantastyque at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival!

From the files of Brent Allan Thaler's BATcave: 11/09/1999: Henry VIII and Will Somers strolling through Plantersville's jolly streets!

From the files of Ol' Tudor Thunderbutt and Queen Anne Boleyn lead the Royal Boogie at the 2003 Maryland Renaissance Festival!

Old King Cole, enjoying a merry serenade from his loyal Fiddlers Three. (Would that his Court Jester were equally as merry!)

We'll finish off Episode Three of our Gallery with two Royal Portraits from the SCA Archives:

King Alaric and Queen Nerissa of Drachenwald!

King Tiernan and Queen Miranda of An Tir, with their young Princes!

More to come!