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Tayler makes handmade wooden weapons, which he then uses to stage semi-elaborate one man cosplay involving him, his cat & an Australian Shepherd. Archives of previous months stories here.
posted by jonson (24 comments total)

 
You know, in some of those shots, he really looks like Dirk the Daring.

Kinda scary.
posted by linux at 10:10 PM on February 13, 2006


I think Taylor's homemade story beat most network TV.

No commercials either.
posted by troutfishing at 10:14 PM on February 13, 2006


Feel free to design your sword, just email me the plans. Just make sure that you aren't going to have a monster that's 9 feet long, weighs 85 pounds and will take 5 months to carve.

Tayler: it's not the size that counts, it's how you use it.
posted by nathan_teske at 10:23 PM on February 13, 2006


And according to his web site, he lives about 20 minutes from my work.
posted by nathan_teske at 10:30 PM on February 13, 2006


Now now, the poor kid, don't be too cruel.

But tell me, what on earth is an Australian Shepherd? Speaking as an Australian, I've never heard of the breed.
posted by wilful at 10:32 PM on February 13, 2006


Oh, nothing to do with Australia, apparently. Bizarre naming.
posted by wilful at 10:32 PM on February 13, 2006


They say he carved it ... out of a bigger spoon...
posted by gren at 10:33 PM on February 13, 2006


I see you've played knifey-spooney before...
posted by Ohdemah at 10:42 PM on February 13, 2006


sure looks cold and, er, lonely in Scandia, Minnesota.
posted by Balisong at 10:47 PM on February 13, 2006


But his weapons are reasonably priced!
posted by Balisong at 10:47 PM on February 13, 2006


And rust-proof!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:51 PM on February 13, 2006


I thought he told a decent story but the cat was used too much. And I wanted to know more about the pickle the hound found.
posted by fenriq at 10:52 PM on February 13, 2006


Balisong: Scandia is not even an hour outside of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. It'd be about 35 miles to St. Paul from Scandia.
posted by nathan_teske at 10:55 PM on February 13, 2006


I think the dog wants to open a chain of pubs.
posted by Ohdemah at 10:55 PM on February 13, 2006


Perhaps too much WorldOfWarcraft has softened the grey matter...however as Balisong said - fair pricing, he better be ready for his new career when word gets out on the internets...
posted by rawfishy at 1:55 AM on February 14, 2006


That was awesome. I don't know where jonson finds this stuff.

But then he probably just Googled something like "cat pickle sword dog +cat" and hit "I'm feeling lucky!"
posted by loquacious at 1:56 AM on February 14, 2006


You know, in some of those shots, he really looks like Dirk the Daring.

Personally, I thought he was reminiscent of Rather Dashing.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:21 AM on February 14, 2006


Wow, that's awesome. I mean really, really awesome. This kid has an imagination a mile long AND can carve wooden swords. I hope he never jinxes it all by getting laid.
posted by mkultra at 6:44 AM on February 14, 2006


mkultra, you crazy optimist, you say that like it's a real option.
posted by Gamblor at 7:23 AM on February 14, 2006


I hope he never jinxes it all by getting laid.

I don't think that's gonna be anything to worry about for quite some time.
posted by spicynuts at 7:40 AM on February 14, 2006


I love mkultra's getting laid joke, but I love it so much more with Gamblor's punchline. Thanks, guys, started my day off with a chuckle. As for loquacious, now that you know my secret I must have you killed before you tell everyone!
posted by jonson at 7:43 AM on February 14, 2006


Oh sure, he can do battle with wooden swords - but could he defeat THIS GUY with his wooden spoon?
posted by jettloe at 8:01 AM on February 14, 2006


I don't think that's gonna be anything to worry about for quite some time.

Guess you missed the lady in the woods episode... the kid's already got himself a good-looking dom, even!
posted by ook at 9:50 AM on February 14, 2006


That Lady in the Woods has got some fresh kicks!
posted by NationalKato at 10:53 AM on February 14, 2006


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