Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sadly, I'm Not A Witch

I touched one of these balls but nothing happened. Although, now looking them up, maybe I should've bought one. They're supposed to trap negative spirits, and they're certainly pretty. I came across them at the Renaissance Pleasure Fair last weekend.

I'm in the process of writing a few short stories where one of the protagonists is a part-time witch. His romantic foil is a reluctant necromancer, so spirits feature heavily. I wonder if I could've claimed a witch ball as a tax deduction.

I'd never been to a Renaissance Fair before, so I didn't know what to expect. It was very busy, and heavily geared toward selling stuff, but also fun. The goods offered ran a wide gamut, ranging from period clothing to pottery. I was seriously tempted to buy a small leather purse in the shape of a frog. It looked so real, but the price was too high for me.

Some of the wares weren't exactly period accurate. The pirate paraphernalia sort of fit, but I also saw lots of steampunk style clothing and accessories. The stall above sold fur-lined leather cuffs and whips too. Kinky.


  1. LOL - it would've been fun to see you try to claim the witch ball at the very least. :)

    *gasp* That was your first RenFest?! O.O

    1. Yeah, I can see the face of the IRS auditor looking at receipts of witch balls and gay porn sites. o.O

      Are you a RenFest expert? Did I fail some nerd test?

    2. Hardly an expert, but... at least now you've been, right?! :D

    3. Right! And I'll go again next year. There are few other things I'd like to check out: Star Trek convention, body art expo, and possibly a paranormal themed gathering. I've been to Comic Con already.