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The old forest by AbrX The old forest by AbrX
Soon the path led into a gloomy tunnel between the old, dark trees. The entrance to this tunnel lay in darkness like an open gaping mouth. The path itself was the only white in this darkened pale green glimmer. Abraxas' steps became more and more reluctant, but the witch drove him forwards into the dimness. And as much he didn’t like this much too old forest he knew he had to follow her bidding.


On Abraxas

The myth of witches turning men into animals is at least as old as the tale of Odysseus' journeys, if not older. We discovered Abraxas in the late summer of 2011 when we bought mask and tack from the Fury-Fantasy Workshop. It had always been the dream of my beloved wife Arressia to handle a human pony. Later, while telling each others stories on our long roadtrips, we learned that Abraxas is actually a Hexen-Horse and Arressia is the one to call him out of me. Our life is rich and full of fantasy.
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GuiltyOne Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First of all, the pictures you uploaded are well done! The photographer has a very good eye for compositions.
Plus, your costume is great! I must admit I've never heard of this website (it is most interesting, thank you for sharing!) or this kind of play. I love how it looks, really! And I admire you for your patience for pulling a horse cart like that cannot be an easy task. It's pretty cool that you get fresh air a lot, most people sit in front of the TV and lead a boring life...
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AbrX Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hah, don't get me wrong. I sit A LOT in front of the computer or the TV. But that's even the more reason to try something. Usually when I get doubts like: "Do I _really_ want to do this?" I answer myself with: "Life is too short not to do some crazy things." Besides... Once I pull there isn't really much to be patient about. There is a task I have to do, so there is little patience to have ;)

Thank you for your compliment. After leafing through your gallery I know it comes from a person who knows quite a bit about quality work.
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GuiltyOne Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, nachdem ich den Kommentar verfasst hab, hab ich erst gesehen, dass ich dir ja auch auf Deutsch hätte schreiben können.
Danke für das Lob zu meiner Gallerie! Sowas härt Frau gern ^.~
Ich versuche auch immer ein wenig verrückt zu sein, denn du hast ja Recht.  Sehe ich bald mehr Fotos in deiner Gallerie?
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AbrX Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wird eine Weile dauern. Ich habe die Maske seit 8 Monaten nicht getragen. Aber hey... ich plane einen Sommer-Urlaub in Schweden. Und da treffen wir wieder ein paar nette Pony Player... vielleicht geht da was. Und dann ist noch Fury's 10-jähriges Firmen Jubiläum. Un einen Auftritt in Hamburg werden wir im Sommer wohl auch noch haben.
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GuiltyOne Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hamburg? Das ist nicht sehr weit weg von mir, halt mich mal auf dem laufenden, wär voll interessiert es mir anzusehn.
Und Schweden muss so klasse sein, ich mag Skandinavien sehr.
Hoffentlich klappt das mit deinem Urlaub und dem Treffen der Player ^^
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AbrX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Falls es dazu kommt (kann ja immer eine Menge dazwischen kommen), dann wird das ohnehin ein öffentlicher Auftritt in Hamburg. Aber ich sage Dir da gerne noch einmal Bescheid.
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Juno6 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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DracheHoly Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so würde ich mich auch gerne
mal herumkutschieren lassen ^^
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MuscleWomen-Planet Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I ran across this site by accident. Most interesting. You all like to pretend to be horses and pull various carriages? I have a similar thing like that...
I believe in the most recent past life I was a Chinese in turn-of-century (you know, 1899 into 1900) China, and I believe I was a rickshaw puller. I still like to pull (usually ladies) in a rickshaw if I get a chance. It's... fun... for some reason. No, I don't disguise as a horse, just a human puller. It's just a curious little thing that's been with me all my life.
Your activities and pictures here are most fascinating! :thumbsup:
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AbrX Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. You might have noticed that we usually try to connect the carts to our hips with help of the leather harnesses. This changes the effort to pull the cart dramatically, compared to using your hands like you do when pullig a rickshaw. With your hands, arms and shoulders you can easily balance the rickshaw's weight. Try this with just your hips and you'll soon realize that your body is totally unused to that. Running becomes much much harder.

We do it anyway, to immitate the look of the original. You have to keep in mind that just like puppet players try to achiev a certain visual effect and impact we, too, try to impress visually. And the same counts for the background stories of our lifesize puppets.
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