Nothing says summer like grilled meat!
Nothing says summer like grilled meat!

Dun-dun-DA! I bet you all just though that this was a nice Sunday picnic, eh?

One does wonder how long the Hunter has been hiding in the bushes, though. Has he been there ALL day? He certainly does have a lot of leaves in his hat, though personally, I like to think that was his best attempt at camouflage.

This picnic storyline has been a lot of fun to do, though now I really want to barbeque something. I have a grill, but the building I’m living in right now doesn’t allow its tenants to use them (they’re worried about fires – I’m not sure why, since it’s a brick building…), so for now it is sitting forlornly out on our patio, unused. Everytime I walk out onto the patio to dust it off, the smell of spring BBQ’s taunts me.

Oh well, I’ll just have to find a park somewhere like these guys did. I might even have to bring my dice…

News: Posted June 2nd, 2008 by Alina

^ 16 Comments to “Nothing says summer like grilled meat!”

  1. …I gotta say, the Hunter is one of the creepier webcomics characters I’ve seen. He’s just…ugh. Oogy. I lack proper words to describe his level of ooginess. He’s creepy.

    Posted June 2nd, 2008 at 1:32 am
  2. RyukoKahuma Says:

    *shivers* I agree with Derek… the Hunter is creepy.

    And speaking of picnics, you should come join us anime-geeks in Edmonton later this month for a cosplay picnic~!

    Posted June 2nd, 2008 at 3:05 am
  3. Speaking of RP picnics, the Toronto Camarilla used to do picnics for the old Changeling game. We’d all run off to High Park, bring a picnic meal of some sort, and LARP until it was basically too dark to reasonably find our way out of the park.

    …this included running around the big playground searching for glowsticks in their forms as various chimerical…thingies. It was fun. We need more LARP picnics in the world.

    Posted June 2nd, 2008 at 12:26 pm
  4. Steve Says:

    OH GOD I caught up!!! Took me like .. a whole 2 shifts or so… much love! Can’t wait for more.

    Posted June 2nd, 2008 at 8:46 pm
  5. Nic Says:

    Layne and I have been discussing plans to try and eat as many species as possible at a BBQ to celebrate Darwin’s 200th Birthday next year….perhaps we could organize a pre-trial extravaganza this summer.

    Posted June 2nd, 2008 at 9:11 pm
  6. danny Says:

    Yeah, the Hunter looks like the kind of guy NOT to accept candy from.

    Posted June 3rd, 2008 at 7:41 am
  7. Jazhara7 Says:

    What you need is an electric grill. It can even be used inside since it doesn’t smoke.

    Of course, if you want your grill to smoke, it’s not for you.

    Posted June 3rd, 2008 at 9:55 am
  8. Daremonai Says:

    BBQs just don’t taste the same if there’s no smoke. I got a gas BBQ last year, and while it’s a whole lot more convenient than charcoal, you lose that special something in the flavour.

    Posted June 3rd, 2008 at 7:25 pm
  9. Alina Says:

    Nic – Yes, yes, yes!! I am totally in for eating as many species as I can! My strangest meal to date is scorpion, but I’m sure I can find something stranger to add to the list…

    Daremonai – I totally agree. It’s that smoky flavor that makes grilled food so awesome.

    Posted June 3rd, 2008 at 10:38 pm
  10. Jenny Islander Says:

    What is the Hunter’s deal? Did he get disinvited from his local D&D group back in high school for trying to beat all of the other players? Did the hot mama he tried to hit on at that SCA event in the park last year turn out to be a knight on her way to winning a crown? Did his daughter marry that Goth creep she met at a LARP and name her twins Nerys and Malcolm? Do Klingons scare him? What?

    Posted June 4th, 2008 at 4:08 am
  11. Erin Says:

    The funny thing about hunter is that he claims to hate geeks for their strageness… though he’s rather stranger than them…

    Posted June 4th, 2008 at 10:04 am
  12. Thenodrin Says:

    I’ve always wanted to get a parking lot tailgate-style bbq going at Origins.

    Theno

    Posted June 4th, 2008 at 11:13 am
  13. Jazhara7 Says:

    “BBQs just don’t taste the same if there’s no smoke. I got a gas BBQ last year, and while it’s a whole lot more convenient than charcoal, you lose that special something in the flavour.”

    Ah well, in that case an electronic grill really isn’t for you. I remember when my mother tried one of the specials at McDonalds one, which had that smoky taste. She took a bite, made a displeased grimace while lifting the buns and taking a close look at the hamburger between it, and then said “I think they burnt this one”. I assured her that it’s supposed to taste that way, and no, they didn’t burn it. But I agree with her that I don’t really like the taste.

    Also, I find the term “Geek Hunter” has a kind of hilarity to it…I am sure that was not the intention of the Geek Hunter in question. *laughs*

    Posted June 4th, 2008 at 6:11 pm
  14. Reese Says:

    Huh, these guys remind me more and more of LARPers.

    @ Jenny’s comment, I bet they’re disenfranchised Vampire players

    Posted June 6th, 2008 at 1:43 am
  15. …that would make sense, Reese. These guys remind me of some of the creepier people I’ve met in the LARPing community.

    And yes…they seem utterly unable to realize how bizzare they really are. But then again…that’s cult behavior, I suppose. Or possibly some truly nutty people who took a Hunter LARP too far?
    “Hah! Stop, weregeek! I Deftly beat the shit out of you!”
    “Errr…what?”
    “Dude! Bid an adjective, otherwise I can’t hit you!”
    “…I’m gonna avoid making eye contact while I run away now.”

    “Geek Hunter”, though, would be a great band name.

    Posted June 6th, 2008 at 3:42 am
  16. Alondro Says:

    *looks at all the people wanting to eat many species!* No eating lion or tiger! ::}

    Anyways, it looks to me like the Hunters have even less lives than geeks. They need to get jobs and leave the poor geeks alone! *improvises Pink Floyd lyric* Hey! Hunters! Leave those geeks alone! ;P

    *waves to Alina* Hey there! It’s me from the CHOP email, the furry guy! *People scream and run! OMGWTF! FURRIES!!!* Damn, it happened again! 😛

    Posted June 6th, 2008 at 9:59 am