mens derby, RCR, derby
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Halloween Bout 10/29

For our co-ed Halloween bout, the theme is going to be Barbie vs. G.I. Joe. I'm on team Barbie. :D

So, I’ve been thinking of possible derby names for that bout. Any opinions or suggestions? (My number will remain 2020.)

Ideas so far:
  • Eye-Roll Ken
  • Girls’ Toy
  • Plastic Boyfriend
  • Polyvinyl

Watcha think? B) Have to pick something by next Friday (10/8).

For those of you who’d like to go, the bout will be at Ellenberger Park Ice Rink.

Doors @ 6 p.m., and the bout starts @ 7 p.m.
Tickets $5 for all, and children 2 & under are free.

Hope to see you there! I’ll be one of the guys in pink. B)
derby girls, WFTDA, Skates, Roller
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Roller Derby Makes A Comeback

From hereandnow.org --

The sport of Roller Derby has been undergoing something of a renaissance these days. Women are skating all over the country again for the chance to go round and round on a circular wooden rink – and knock each other down – to the cheers and jeers of devoted fans. Here & Now’s former intern, Kassandra Sundt, known on the track as “Maya Mangle-you” of the Boston Nutcrackers, left us an insider’s view into the world of women’s flat track Roller Derby.

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derby girls, WFTDA, Skates, Roller
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kick out the jams, motherfu-

Have you seen this? Wil Wheaton is awesome. B)


Last night, Anne and I went to watch Roller Derby (which doesn't, by the rules of English grammar, need to be capitalized, but by the rules of capitalizing Things What Are Awesome does) live for the very first time.

I used to watch it on TV when I was a kid, and grew out of it the same time I grew out of wrestling, for pretty much the same reasons, so each time my friend Burns, who is a referee at the Doll Factory, told me to come watch a derby, I always had something else to do.

About a week ago, Burns told us that he'd get us VIP tickets if we wanted to come out. He promised us that we'd have a good time. Anne and I have been looking for excuses to get out of goddamn fucking suburbia lately, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to see something our friend loves, experience something new, and get out of goddamn fucking suburbia all at once.



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Not Again, Oh No

Roller Derby and Gaming Don’t Mix

Anyone else having this problem?

From I Like It Derby --

I was thinking about how today is the 25th birthday of Tetris, and now I’ve made myself really sad. I just was thinking about how little gaming time I’ve been getting since I started roller derby. I miss my old video games!

I love Final Fantasy, and there are two new FF titles coming out in the next couple of years (XIII and XIV)! I still have to finish XII!

Guild Wars, my favorite MMORPG, has been seriously neglected since the beginning of April. I’m pretty sure the last time I logged on was on April Fool’s Day, when everyone was turned into chibi Gwen. (So cute!)




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Nuklear Power

Question...

I'm new here, so I haven't had a chance to check the archives for a similar question but...

Does anyone know where one might find knee-high rollerskates? I've always loved rollerskating, as opposed to inline skating, but I've also loved the look and support that knee-high skates give you. I can't seem to find them online even. The only thing I can think to do is to find a good pair of lace-up boots and disassemble a pair of skates to kind of... frankenstein my own.

Suggestions?

::Edit::
I wouldn't be using these for any sort of derby or competitive skating. They're primarily for a costume I'd be using frequently, as well as for simply checking out the benefits. I have bad knees and a bad ankle, so I'm interested in the support.

Also, it should look wicked cool.

Thanks for the ideas, guys, I appreciate it. I'm looking for a decent pair of boots to use, as well as checking around for a skate shop close to my location.
Slaughter Scouts

Helping a new girl with her name...

So...I am helping a striver of ours come up with a name and I am hitting a brick wall!!! I told her to pick a name she would like to be called and we would work from that...like my name is Snide Piper and I love that people call me Piper...and we all know the perils of picking a super clever name only to have it shortened to something that is awful!

So yeah...I am working with "Narn"...or something of the likes...

Any ideas?
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