The party was, indeed, epic. Of course, it was much more chaotic and last-minute than I would have liked, but with the help of friends and family, we pulled through it. My friend Andrew was a brilliant Merlin. The dinosaur costumes were pretty cool, while minimalistic, and my neises made pretty cute dinosaurs. At one point I was playing the role of an indolent peasant, whom the knights were supposed to beat into submission. Ariah cried with terror, thinking the guys were beating her daddy to death. Afterward, she insisted that I walk with her so that she could protect me from dying.