It’s that time again folks! You think that after some time of people being nice and sharing your pictures courteously, tagging you or hitting the share button, that you’re finally done with this. That people have learned how to be kind to others, and respective of their work. But then you’re hit with people blatantly stealing not only your own work, but the work of people you follow as well!
This is a response most reenactors probably have encountered at some point when trying to explain our hobby to outsiders. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against cosplay or cosplayers, but it is a bit frustrating when that is the most common response. Cosplay, or LARP. Again, I have nothing against LARPers either, but that’s just not what I do. And I wish there was an easier way to explain my hobby to people, other than “Yeah, it’s kinda like that.”
I was originally going to write a long summary of the year’s events, but since I already have a blog post for each of them, I decided to do a shorter summary instead. So here are my ten favourite pictures taken in 2016, hope you enjoy them!
We are in the middle of the “viking wave”. Thanks to TV series like History Channel’s “Vikings”, the historical time period is more popular than ever. More and more people develop an interest for these ancient people, their ways, their clothes, their religion. New movies are released, books are written, and the reenactment community receive more and more people who wish to take part in what they do. There are countless people out there who are more than willing to share their knowledge about the historical period, especially their clothes. So how is it possible that what we see on TV looks nothing like what it did a thousand years ago?
My girlfriend visited me last month, and with her help I had one of the greatest photoshoots ever!
No blog post, just this gif I made~
After a wonderful weekend at Lofotr, I ventured south with my vikings to help make a completely new market! Háleyg vikingmarked was held the 12th to the 14th of August by Bodøsjøen, and with the help of the hundred or so vikings that attended, we created probably the best market I have ever been to!
It was amazing to be back, and I filmed a little vlog while I was there.