File this under “when cosplay goes wrong.” Meet
THOU DOST KNOWETH THE RULES! ACT NOT LIKE A FROTHY WENCH, AND EXPECTETH NOT TREATMENT AS ONE! FIE!
According to police, the teen was forced to dress in armor and fight her stepfather with a wooden sword for two hours. Police also said the stepfather beat his stepdaughter with a tree branch prior to the duel. Investigators said she collapsed from exhaustion.
Ah, weakening your opponent before the match, eh? The old Gladiator trick. Very clever.
The couple told officers they punished the teen for going to a party without their permission.
Investigators learned the couple is part of a group of Renaissance enthusiasts, who recreate fights from the medieval era.
Officers said the parents told them it was their right to discipline their child however they see fit.
Police said the girl’s mother witnessed the abuse. She is employed at a day care in Yelm. [MSNBC]
TELL ME, “BRITNEY.” WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE? …CUTE BOYS? CUTE BOYS?!?! WRONG ANSWER, BRITNEY!! FETCH YOUR FATHER’S CUDGEL! THE HOUSE OF LANNISTER TOLERATES NOT THINE INSOLENCE!
On the one hand, she probably deserved it. On the other, having parents who are renaissance faire enthusiasts is already punishment enough.