new middle ages

Worries [Germany - present-day France, Strasbourg, 1280-1300]

Although the head certainly belonged to a column figure, it is unknown whether it was part of the sculptural program of Strasbourg Cathedral or of another church in that city.

© Marie V Vollmer aka Lulette  ||  The Cloisters, Fort Tryon, Manhattan, New York City, 23 février 2011
John Hodgman will tell the truth in a new book, 'Vacationland'
Comedian and author John Hodgman will publish his first book of nonfiction (really, it'll be true this time)
By Michael Schaub

For once I am not lying. VACATIONLAND will be a book. The AP describes it as a spiritual journey to the New England and middle age. 

They did not accept my language “John Hodgman Tells Absolutely, maybe Awfully True Stories as he Sprints Toward Death in Emotionally and Literally Cold Places.”

I could not be happier, as you can tell from the photo above. Thank you to everyone who has come to see the show. It has been such a pleasure performing for you. 

When the book comes out in October I will come and say thank you personally. 

That is all .

An American cloister

The Cloisters building was designed by Charles Collens, and incorporated elements from the five cloistered abbeys of Catalan, Occitan and French origins. Parts from Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Bonnefont-en-Comminges, Trie-sur-Baïse, and Froville were disassembled stone-by-stone and shipped to New York City, where they were reconstructed and integrated into a cohesive whole. More ►

© Marie V Vollmer aka Lulette  ||  The Cloisters, Fort Tryon, Manhattan, New York City, 23 février 2011

You know what I hate? When you post a pic of a tattoo that you’ve clearly just gotten, as evident by the inflammation of your skin and the caption that says “my new tattoo”, but then middle age Sue, who has nothing better to do, comments “oh, I didn’t know you had a tattoo!”

Like of course you didn’t Mary-Anne, I literally just got it 5 minutes ago.


“Back to the Source”
It’s a real honour to appear alongside many wonderful members of the HEMA community as part of this new documentary by Cédric Hauteville on Historical European Martial Arts!
In a conversation that spans continents, we talk about our growing community, combining scholarship with athleticism and the challenges of reviving centuries-old source material into living martial art systems.
For anyone struggling to explain HEMA (and why you love it), here is your lexicon!
Post Note: I came across this later, renowned swordsman Oz talking on his YouTube channel about the awesome documentary and just how special it (and the making of it) actually is.

That moment when you take pictures of your new book and you’re done but the last countdown starts and you just randomly pose and it accidently turns out quite good.  ♥

I just love so much that suddenly everyone’s a Star Wars fan. Is one of the most amazing things to ever happen. I’m not even kidding, this is not sarcasm. I just generally love that Star Wars is everywhere, that little kids are getting to see Star Wars, that grandpas are wearing SW shirts, that there is complete families going to see the movie and getting together to watch the six movies to watch the new one, that middle aged people is talking about SW, that girls are being treated good by most of the fandom and media because we! are! getting! a! new! star! wars! movie! this week and suddenly, we are like some big nerd family. It’s beautiful.