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World War Artifacts at the Warriors Gate M.O.T.H. Shrine in Durban (2018-02-07) Historic Attractions | Photo Gallery 05 APR 2019

Founded in Durban in 1927 by one Charles Evenden (a cartoonist on the staff of the Natal Mercury newspaper), the Memorable Order of Tin Hats (M.O.T.H.) is an international organisation of front line ex-servicemen and women organized around the three ideals of ‘True Comradeship’, ‘Mutual Help’, and ‘Sound Memory’. As such the ideal is to help comrades in need, either financially or physically; and to remember all servicemen who have answered the Sunset Call, both in war and peacetime.

The headquarters of the order are located at Warrior Gate, the foremost M.O.T.H. shrine situated on the grounds of The Old Fort and across the road from Kingspark Cricket stadium. In addition to its function as the group headquarters, Warriors Gate is also home to an incredibly interesting Museum of Militaria, displaying hundreds of artifacts from across the world spanning multiple armed conflicts in which South African forces were involved.

Primarily covering the early wars like the Boer War, 1st and 2nd World Wars and the Border Wars, the war museum is stocked with all manner of uniforms, regiment/unit badges, rifles, guns, medals, medical and hand tools.

It is an incredibly interesting collection of war memorabilia and perhaps of course particularly poignant for any visitor who perhaps partook in any of these armed conflicts.

The museum is open to the public and entrance is free – though donations towards the upkeep of the facilities are of course welcomed.

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Black Lagoon Cosplay: Revy (Bambee) Cosplay 12 MAR 2014

Japanese cosplayer Bambee slips into her denim “Daisy Dukes” shorts, picks up some nasty looking guns, and adopts a perhaps not quite mean enough attitude – in other words most of the necessary ingredients to bring to life Black Lagoon’s resident shooter, Revy!

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Ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, merciless and a sadistic killer, Revy is the Lagoon Company’s shooter, certainly not a woman who you should be arguing with, but for some reason has so far refrained from killing Rock, despite his attitude towards her!

Revy is one of the deadliest fighters in the series, whose skill with firearms and ability to dodge bullets is almost superhuman and unparalleled. There are only a few other characters, such as Roberta and Ginji, that can hold their ground against her in combat.

Her weapons of choice are a pair of modified Beretta 92FS’s; which are made out of stainless steel and had their barrels extended from 4.9″ to 5.9″ each (the 5.9″ is the combat MOD barrel) and also adapted for silencers. They are engraved with the words “9mm Sword Cutlass” on both sides, the Jolly Roger of the pirate Calico Jack (which is also inlaid into the ivory grips), and a manufacture inscription in Thai. Due to her ambidextrous marksmanship skills, she is nicknamed “Two Hand” by the denizens of Roanapur, which is based on Douglas E. Winter’s novel Run. Revy is also proficient in the use of other weapons, such as high powered rifles and the M79 grenade launcher.

Constantly living on the edge of life, Revy has developed a rather bleak, almost nihilistic outlook on life, relying only on her own power, skills, and money. She does believe in God but not emotions. However, she seems to respect and trust her companions.

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Black Lagoon Cosplay: Revy (Makiron) Cosplay 12 OCT 2013

Japanese cosplayer Makiron slips into her denim “Daisy Dukes” shorts, picks up some nasty looking guns, and adopts a mean attitude, all the necessary ingredients to bring to life Black Lagoon’s resident shooter, Revy!

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Ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, merciless and a sadistic killer, Revy is the Lagoon Company’s shooter, certainly not a woman who you should be arguing with, but for some reason has so far refrained from killing Rock, despite his attitude towards her!

Revy is one of the deadliest fighters in the series, whose skill with firearms and ability to dodge bullets is almost superhuman and unparalleled. There are only a few other characters, such as Roberta and Ginji, that can hold their ground against her in combat.

Her weapons of choice are a pair of modified Beretta 92FS’s; which are made out of stainless steel and had their barrels extended from 4.9″ to 5.9″ each (the 5.9″ is the combat MOD barrel) and also adapted for silencers. They are engraved with the words “9mm Sword Cutlass” on both sides, the Jolly Roger of the pirate Calico Jack (which is also inlaid into the ivory grips), and a manufacture inscription in Thai. Due to her ambidextrous marksmanship skills, she is nicknamed “Two Hand” by the denizens of Roanapur, which is based on Douglas E. Winter’s novel Run. Revy is also proficient in the use of other weapons, such as high powered rifles and the M79 grenade launcher.

Constantly living on the edge of life, Revy has developed a rather bleak, almost nihilistic outlook on life, relying only on her own power, skills, and money. She does believe in God but not emotions. However, she seems to respect and trust her companions.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Cosplay Quickie: Harley Quinn (Sophia Lancaster) Cosplay 07 NOV 2012

Batman: Arkham Asylum was a phenomenal game (apart from the plant segments) and definitely remains a must play game on any comic book gamer’s list. Whilst most of the characters retained their classic costumes, Harley Quinn showed up for a laugh in this uber sexy purple and red nurse outfit, which must have been such a hit that it was revisited (with even less cloth!) when DC later launched their major reboot, dubbed the New 52, and dragged her into the new incarnation of Suicide Squad.

Anyway, American cosplayer Sophia Lancaster, grabbed a gun and decided to give us a little tease by bringing to life the new red and purple nurse version of Harley Quinn – to great effect I might add! :)

Gantz Cosplay: Reika Shimohira (Makiron) Cosplay 01 JUL 2012

Hiroya Oku’s complex and violent science fiction fantasy tale, Gantz, gets a look in with today’s cosplay entry, thanks to a well put together costume of one Reika Shimohira, courtesy of Japanese cosplayer Makiron.

Reika Shimohira is a young, beautiful and popular idol who dies during Izumi’s killing spree in Shinjuku. Pulled into the Gantz game, Reika proves to be a formidable opponent against the aliens and also happens to fall in love with Kei Kurono.

She takes over the team leadership when he eventually departs, but a rebuff to her advances leads to a small mental breakdown and she realigns her goals in order to make the required 100 points in order to revive a new copy of Kurono for herself!

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gantz_characters#Reika_Shimohira

Gantz Cosplay Quickie: Reika Shimohira (Linda Le) Cosplay 20 JUN 2012

Reika Shimohira is a young, beautiful and popular idol who dies during Izumi’s killing spree in Shinjuku. Pulled into the Gantz game, Reika proves to be a formidable opponent against the aliens and also happens to fall in love with Kei Kurono.

She takes over the team leadership when he eventually departs, but a rebuff to her advances leads to a small mental breakdown and she realigns her goals in order to make the required 100 points in order to revive a new copy of Kurono for herself!

Reika is stunningly brought to life here by popular cosplay and gamer girl Linda Le, probably best known by her online handle, Vampy!

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Mezzo Forte Cosplay: Mikura Suzuki (Omi Gibson) Cosplay 11 SEP 2011

Mezzo Forte, high energy explosive action mixed with a good quantity of very black humour and loads of graphic violence, unfortunately tainted with some rather suspect scenes inserted by an oversexed director, is the subject for today’s Cosplay Sundae entry. And when we talk Mezzo, who else would we mean but our child assassin, Mikura Suzuki!

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Joke: Until Death do Us Part Jokes & other Funny Stuff 04 FEB 2011

Mary Clancy goes up to Father O’ Grady after his Sunday morning service, and she is in tears.

He says, “So what’s bothering you, Mary my dear?”

She replies, “Oh, Father, I’ve got terrible news. My husband passed away last night.”

Without hesitation, the priest says, “Oh, Mary, that’s terrible. Tell me, Mary, did he have any last requests?”

“That he did, Father.”, Mary manages to get out.

“Well, what did he ask, Mary?” asked the priest kindly.

She sniffs. “He said, ‘Please Mary, put down that damn gun…'”