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October 14th, 2008
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Medievalists in Space! This is TOO cool.
Wow!  For those that don't know who Richard Garriott is, suffice it to say that he (and his Ultima series of video games) entertained me for YEARS.  The primary king character in the series was someone called Lord British who rules the Ultima world known as Britannia, which (unsurprisingly) is how he is known in the SCA.  Richard built a castle with all that money called Britannia Manor and hosts a haunted house there every year.

Richard paid the equivalent of $30,000,000 to the Russians and today, he was launched into space.  Ironically, his father was an astronaut who (apparently) skirted outside the atmosphere in the 70s and took spy pictures of Russian military installations.  And (apparently) they're letting his son (Richard) take the same pictures now, 30+ years later. The only difference is, Richard's in a Russian spacecraft on his way to the International Space Station. How cool is that?

Basically, the guy's lived the life I think I was always meant to have...

Current Location: Here. Not There. No, over here. Moron, look up.
Current Mood: energeticenergetic
Current Music: Devo - Slap Yer Mammy

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From:greene_man
Date:October 15th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Good choice of music, although I prefer the first half of the song - "Gut Feeling".
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