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Wrong time of year but... - Let's call that Plan A

tj_dragonSep. 25th, 2005 12:15 am Wrong time of year but...

It has occured to me that not many people celebrate St Georges Day. It certainly doesn't appear to be an excuse for drinking or wearing stupid hats as St Patricks is.
I think that there should be some form of annual re-enactment in public (possibly on village greens up and down the country) where someone dresses up as a knight and play-fights someone (or a group of someones) in a dragon costume, then there would no doubt be some girl in a pointy hat to play the princess. It would all be horribly inaccurate and cheesy.

The reason that i want such a thing to happen (and in fact to be instituted retroactively) is that it seems like a brilliant event to subvert. Then people could go about enacting scenes where the dragon beats George or the princess wallops them both, or possibly she breaks up the fight and declares that, actually, she has quite a thing for scales.
Of course people could do that anyway now (and it would probably be fun) but they wouldn't be subverting some kind of tradition.

Is it odd to want to institute a national tradition just so i can find ways to subvert it?

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Date:September 24th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
They already do some silly things with a bloke in armour and some others in a dragon costume here in Birmingham.
Last year some people were giving out dragon cookies, too.

So we can skip instituting it and go right to the subversion.
Date:September 25th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
Great :D

Is this related to the St Georges day or do you get this costume and stuff out for some other reason? Either way I reckon the three of us and any other malcontents who can attend, should go and get on with the subversion next time it comes around :)

An no, it's not weird to institute something purely to subvert it. I do that all the time. Actually it's a pretty common political manover :P
Date:September 25th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
Ah well I was thinking that satirists do it and I do like satire.

At least there's something to subvert here in Birmingham. I guess there's just a lack of suitable tradition/celebration where i come from.
Date:September 25th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
Things St. George is also patron saint of that should be included in the subversion:

Boy Scouts; butchers; herpes; lepers/leprosy; sheep; shepherds; skin diseases; skin rashes; soldiers; syphilis

Given that the Giant Microbes plush toys now provide us with a 3-D 'how to' scale model of certain costumes, I consider it vital that St. George battles an army of giant syphilis, leprosy and herpes germs/microbes/bacteria while simultaneously bestowing holy skin pustules freely upon the populace (any small red candy will do) and rescuing virginal sheep princesses from randy Boy Scouts and...erm...I'm going to go take my pills now, 'kay?
Date:September 27th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
Possibly George could kill the dragon by giving it skin disease/leprosy but the princess will be too disgusted by him and run away.
Dragon/Princess cure George of some of his many ailments and they become friends (for the kiddies don'tcha know).

Either way it should somewhere be emphasised that what with St George's STDs he'll have to practice safe sex. This makes it practically our social responsibility.