The Freak Show: a place where raiders can go see things weirder than themselves! HA, I kid.. or do I? Have you guys been here? WHOA! I stumbled along this little place tucked beneath a cliff along Route 107 when I was trying to get away from Fort Defiance (It’s just a little North of there).

I just don’t know where to start. Should I talk about the warning signs about not feeding the animals or the heads on pikes? Lets go with the animals. We’re all used to the heads on pikes by now. Oh, I’m just joshin’ with ya. One of the first things you notice is all the junk. A truck serves as the ticket booth with a skeleton sitting in the back. Looks like this guy had some big dreams… ah, didn’t we all bud. Didn’t we all.

Walking further up I begin to grasp what kind of people these raiders are (if the heads on sticks didn’t getcha..) I mean, don’t get me wrong – I don’t want to die in the mouth of a rabid mole rat, but I also don’t think it deserves to be caged to let people shove drum sticks in it.

I will give them this, they ARE artists. Look at this stuff, even in death it still speaks to you! The detail they took to create this taxidermy… thing. The bobby pins holding everything together is great! AND THE BIKE! I mean, what use of bones!! Now that would be something to be proud to have made. I wish I could bring it home!

And this person? What were they thinking? Where where they coming from and where where they going? Heh, crazy times at the freak show!

I think one of the best parts about living in the wasteland is that the numbers of humans have been cut down dramatically. Humans really are mean and evil. I mean, look at the things I’ve done…. ok, lets maybe not look at those things… but my point, what I’m trying to get at, are these animals didn’t deserve this. The poor Honey Beast. I just hope it was dead before they used it as baseball practice.

Sports are good. they keep us in shape. I sprint everywhere I go. Rule #1, cardio! This sport though, I’m not sure what it was. Bowling for… through… radstags? Test your agility? Heh, give us your caps is more like it!

RUFUS! Who is this gentle soul who stayed by this persons side till death?! This is what REALLY gets me. The animals who made it through this hell with us and stay by our side. Gah, it get’s me.. who’s cutting the mutated onions…

..and just like that, the freak show is over. You are seen out by this wonderful art installation of a headless skeleton on top of a carousel horse. I think it’s a metaphor for life. Don’t take it too seriously.


Have you found any other rad spots like this?

LET ME KNOW! I’d love to go take a look!

The C.A.M.P. is always greener…

Once I decide to move I miss my old house terribly! I remember my first major house fondly.. it was… where was that again… Near the AVR Medical center. I moved into an already furnished place. That way all I had to bring was my main shop components and a few snazzy decorations. The only issue was all the super mutants. Every time I came home one was shooting at my water pump! What did that pump ever do to them!?

Your first house is like your first love… you never forget!

My second house was a stick-built using the contemporary housing modules. I decided to craft it on an abandoned train track. I had water, views, space to build. it was wonderful… and the hind site being what it is.. I wish I didn’t leave. BUT I must keep moving forward! Those blood eagles were a little TOO close for comfort.

A nice evening after the Faschnaut Day parade.

This house is also where I met my first wasteland animal friend – The Sloth. The slot and I were going to be great friends.. until he couldn’t find his way back home. After the Sloth left, I was able to bring Yaoguaii Bear home with me. He stayed around for a few days until those mutants came back. They killed my poor friend. I miss you Yaoguaii and sloth friend. (We don’t’ talk about the rad toad. he never even made it NEAR the house… idk)

The spot I’m currently residing in is a combination of both places. I have the Stick Built I love, size and shape that is awesome, but I also have the furnished garage with mother in law unit (if it had doors) and I had a mother in law. This is one of the only spots on the map that grows pumpkins! FRESH PUMPKINS! We also get the random Scorch Beast and I have my own cult of the Mothman group nearby.

I’m keeping an eye out for the best spots to build. Do you know of any? Let me know!