Pictures from Walking the Thresholds 5 (2002)

The Four Quarters Farm road going into Walking the Thresholds

Cthulhu guards the supplies (and drinks the beer) -- While the registration crew was momentarily away, the Elder Gods volunteered to guard the box and the notebook...

Registration -- But most of the time the Registration Crew was confined to the Registration Booth...

Additional Elder Gods at Thresholds -- Occasionally, Cthulhu would get lonely and would be joined by the other Elder Gods. Heh...Who knew...

Elves discover fire -- Once Registration was finally done, Rialian worked his Great Magic to ensure that the fire didn't go out... Or maybe he was discovering the existence of fire. Nobody really knows...

For this I came all the way from Texas?? -- As soon as he could, Rialian attempted to braid his initials in Ashran's chest hair. He had looked forward to this moment all year. Well maybe not all year. Meanwhile, Ashran seemed to be pondering some unanswerable questions, such as "Why me?".

Rialian receives a Giant Furby Hat -- Every year Rialian gets something worse than the year before. Last year he got a Ken doll who had been modified to be Prince Righteous. This year it was a Giant Furby hat from Shishain...

Rialian wearing the furby hat -- It got worse by the minute. Contrary to all sanity, Rialian proudly wore the Hat. The following morning, he wore it in combination with a bright purple bathrobe. Traumatized victims crawled away in resignation, finding solace in the fact that things could not get worse...

More furby hat horror -- On the other hand, the hat seemed to draw a following... Nobody knows exactly why..

Kyrin is happy in Cambodia -- It promised to be a pretty bad time, what with Cambodians threatening to cancel, etc. but it turned out ok. More than ok. Good. Confusing, but good.

Tessa in Cambodia -- It was a Holiday in Cambodia, no doubt in anyone's mind...

Well, sometimes there was work -- Cambodians milling around the campsite, making sure everything is in order for the night's festivities...

Toxic Elf -- Main Cambodian, the Toxic Elf...

When you're having a Holiday in Cambodia, you enjoy yourself...

Clan Stringari - Some exceedingly cool folks who have graced us with their presence for several thresholds now.

Malcolm, Lady Jinx, and Chad -- In case anyone is wondering, the only reason we have these pictures is because Chad took them and said we could use them. We were totally remiss and the camera never even left the bag.

Salentriel and Malcolm

Butterfly sups on Katicus -- This is the start of *big* trouble.... Hehehehe!!!

Ashran and Rax doing some Shinai - Once again there were Shinai available and we enjoyed thoroughly beating each other with sticks...

Joe getting his head tingled - There were two tinglers on site - this one was the most effective...

Rowan and Dor -- (awwww)...

Feral Lady -- Polina looking beautiful in stripes...

Cliff

Cliff and Dor discuss marriage (not to each other!)

Summer wearing Chad's hat

Duo being carried by Seorgia the Purple Dragon -- Nobody bothers me!

After several days of camping, looking rather intense, yet simultaneously somewhat mellow...

Swimming hole -- This is the 4QF swimming hole. See how pretty?

Can't figure out who this is! -- Recharging after a couple of days of camping and looking very content...

The Faerie Cairn - one of the many wonders of Four Quarters

Leaving: It's never easy...

Summer on the roof getting ready to depart..

Driving down the road, singing the Doom Song..

The last view of 4QF for another year (unless you live nearby)...

Traditional after-Thresholds dinner -- Every year we try to go to dinner in a real, air conditioned restaurant after Thresholds. We're sort of reluctant to say bye bye. :(

More after-thresholds dinner

The last third of the after-thresholds dinner

"You may have wondered just why I called you all here..."

Boodling Rampage -- The traditional post-thresholds, post-dinner boodle. Every year it's worse and worse. Rialian runs around screeching "BOODLEBOODLEBOODLE" and violating people's tummies. However, he doesn't always do just tummies. This shot was taken right after Rialian boodled Ashran's butt (pictured to the right of Rialian). This has become a yearly occurrence. I am worried. No wait. That was before I knew about...... uh, never mind.

Some impressions of WtT 5 shortly after we came back,