Terry Pratchett, with the dedication which he has just
in my copy of The Last Hero. (Reading, Nov 2001)
- Seduction of the innocent:
"Come closer, child, I vant to drrink your blood."
- Rand, Carol & Hippo
- Jenny & MegaMole
- Pthomas is Darth Twanky.
"Wipe them out. All of them."
Licenced to Twooiinngg!
- Julie & Carol
- MegaMole, Steve, Peter,
Kincaid, Rand. Can you spot which of these men have been a) possessed
by a demon, and b) replaced with an android from Westworld?
Wild-at-heart road chick.
Aquarion, Davon, Darth Hugslut, Mike.
- Self portrait
- Peter receives his birthday
- ...which Melusine promptly puts to
- Melusine & Julie with Peter's
- Scared yet, Peter?
- Charlotte & Pthomas.
- We washed one of these shirts in Persil, and one in a rival brand.
Can you spot the difference?
- Carol auditions for the
Scottish Widows ad.
- Monkeys three...
- The traditional let's do
Barry's hair moment. Rosemary & Charlotte work while Mike watches.
- Pthomas with his hair
(I tried to pick the best one, but the expressions were so good I had
to include them all. :-)
- Pthomas again,
being cruelly poked.
- Julie in Carol's hat.
- Julie, Peter & Ali
- Ccookie with Cthulu in bondage
- Rosemary restoring
Barry's hair to normal.
- Ccookie & Carol
- Barry breaks up a tussle
between Rosemary and Aquarion.
Tamara, Rhys and Guitar Huw
- Rachel Walmsley
- Two shots of
Aquarion, Lonecat and Rachel. Note Aq and Rachel's expressions of
- Slinky Nikki!
(and another one, albeit slightly
- Annette, Nikki's kitten.
- Naomi and DarkSam
- Annette and Nikki
- Barry and Naomi
- Nikki and Lisa
- Sam, Barry and Naomi investigate Tamara's consignment of
- Jenny and lisa
- Group pic:
DarkSam, Naomi, Barry, Ccookie and Tamara
- And again, minus DarkSam
- A moody shot of
Lonecat in my panama hat
- Ccookie and Tamara
and my hat again.
- Rhys, Kimmi and Aquarion,
the latter wearing the special shirt he uses to disrupt the white balance
on unsuspecting cameras.
Barry, Naomi and Tamara
- Oh great. Now
DarkSam's got my hat. Come on, who else wants a go?
- Nikki displays
- A fair portion of the meet:
Bruce, Julie, Peter, DarkSam, Naomi, Barry, Joonas, Guitar Huw, Lisa.
- Two groupshots of
Huw, Lisa, Annette and Lonecat
- Naomi and Barry
see how well they measure up.
- Karen & MEG
Añejo, Hippo and Rocky
- Self Portrait.
This was taken with the self-timer, which is why the aim was a
little off. But I like the way Al (Karen's husband) appears to be
mimicing my pose, and it's the only decent pic of him I got. :-)
- Group pic:
Karen, Aquarion, Lonecat, Añejo, Hippo and MEG.
- Mark and Kayla
- Another group:
Gideon, Lonecat, Añejo, Aquarion, Barry and Naomi.
- Barry, Naomi
and the man-eating bush.
catches some sun. Martin doesn't.
- Naomi takes her turn in the traditional
trying on Adrian's hat game.
Barry Vaughan and Sarah "Nanny Ogg" Whippman
- Andrew Neville
clears her sinuses.
- An unknown person,
Random, and Simon Callan.
- A rather fine (if somewhat Bursar-ish) pic of
though I say it myself.
- Random gives me the
prosthetic fingered salute in response to the previous pic.
- It's all been a
bit too much for poor ickle Sarah.
- MEG takes her turn
at modelling my hat.
- Faces courtesy of
MEG and me, hats courtesy of me and Rocky. (His is the black
one you can't see properly.)
notices the siccie biccie with the camera.
- Kyle blowing bubbles.
- Kyle blowing
more bubbles at Nattie.
and yet more Bowling.
- The clock
at The Pit And Pendulum, (gothic pub).
- The concealed
door in the bookcase.
- Kathy (Ryo-Chan) shot in
- Group. Jugglebug,
Andrew Neville, Corinne, Ptenbob, Melody, Peterneko, Steven.
- Huw, hidden Ped,
- Kathy, bordered by Peterneko
and the protruding nose of P5YCHO.
- Kathy and Myself
with Aquarion's box of evil salty liquorice.
That's for stealing my camera to take the previous shot, sweetie!
- Kathy, Tony, Lonecat and P5YCHO
Aquarion, Lonecat and Kincaid
- A couple of shots of
most of the meet, plus a couple of
innocent bystanders who wandered into frame by mistake.
Well, we were blocking the pub door...
- Some pieces of art
we passed in a display window.
- More art, with some
further detail in closeup.
- The sign which explained
why it's there, (and, more bizarrely, who owned the window).
And now, pushing the frontiers of the possible, further expanding the
horizons of afpish geekery, we proudly present a first for A.F.P. meets:
Supermouse! - and
Reason: because it seemed like an interesting and worthy experiment.
Not to mention fun! IOW, because I felt like it. :-)
Conclusion: OK, so the first two could have used more ambient light
(memo: don't try it in a dark and moodily lit pub),
and the third could've used a more steady subject
(memo: don't try it in a pub),
and an equally steady hand or at least something on which to rest the
camera. But having got some decent-ish results just by trying to hold
the camera steady and move it very slightly between shots I think it's
definitely worth trying again in future.
- Tony and Naomi
Lonecat and Corinne
- Añejo and Rosie inform Aquarion that
Witholding the Maya Gold
- The chocfight gets
- Rand and Mariacat,
plus Aq applying the sinister smile and laser eyes on Rosie
- Nattie and Peter-neko.
I'm sure that sign's on the wrong person though...
- Ah yes, that's
- Kinky and the Nikkichu.
Oh, and Simon Callan.
- Nikki and Ladylark
- Group. back: Naomi,
Aquarion, Naomi(Ladylark). front: Lonecat, Corinne, Pthomas
- Nikki, Kimmi,
Nattie and Peter.
- Nattie acts all demure
when she's on camera.
- Nattie and Tony demonstrate the correct way of
- Corinne, Ben, Naomi and Barry
- Rosie and Ralph
- Nattie brought a new bug with her. Poor chap had no idea
what to expect...
These are my pics, but as it was their special occasion, it has been
left to them to put them up. They can be found
- CCA in Xena mode
- Arwen the Uberwench
- Sian, Ingvar, Kyle
- Sian and a ghost
- Dom, Graycat, Aq
- Kimmi strikes!
- Kimmi and Marco
- Lonecat as a dark elf
- Barry duels with Marco and
- group:Pingter (standing),
Eric, kimmi Aq, Hayley, Ali, Kelvix, Flexor
- Brian and Graycat
- Random as Miss Dearheart
- Barry and MEG
A handful of shots from meets where I didn't take enough pics to justify
giving them a section of their own.
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