JOHN BRUNETTE

The guy behind the "Medieval" facade.

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I am the real person behind the vast Medieval and Renaissance knowledge. In here, you will see the more personal side of me, my likes, dislikes, favorite sites on the net, favorite pastimes and hobbies.


My name is John Brunette, but most people call me "Clisto". I live in Wisconsin, and was born and raised here in the state. Yes, I am a cheesehead. I am 56 years old, have been married for 36 years and have a 24 year old son and a cute Havanese dog named Satin. I own a ranch style home in a quiet subdivision and have been blessed enough to have most of the things I want. Occupation wise, I am a Senior Computer Operator/Production Control Analyst. I am also an Actor, avid Medieval Reenactor/Performer, Renaissance Faire goer, Kenpo Karate 2nd Degree Black Belt, role playing gamer, windup phonograph collector, fantasy art collector, medieval weapons enthusiast/full armoured combat broadsword fighter and novice writer.





Below, I have listed many of my favorite things. But, my number one passion is Medieval History and Medieval & Renaissance Faires. I studied it in college as well as many years since. I have also played the part of King Richard the Lionheart in a History Channel documentary in March of 2006 called "Decoding the Past - Secrets of the Koran", as well as portraying other crusader/knight roles in it. I am also in a NEW historical reference book called "The Illustrated History of the Knights Hospitaller", by Stephan DeFoe, as well as other appearances in Renaissance Magazine. I also perform at many Medieval/Renaissance faires throughout the summer. My performing parts include - King Richard I (the Lionheart), King Arthur, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Sir Anthony Denny, The Duke of York & Sir Clisto, (Knight), as well as two other personas just for fun which are a Scotsman "Ian Macrae" and a Viking "Valgaror the Vulgar". If you would like to see more about these topics or more on the periods, check out my very comprehensive web site: "Sir Clisto Seversword's Tome of Adventure and Knowledge." You won't find another source of links for Renaissance faires, arms & armor, castles, clothing, food, music, organizations, dragons, history and much more pertaining to this subject all in one central location on the net. There are 110 chapters of different topics and it is visited daily by over 191 countries, commonwealths, territories etc.., with now over 4.9 Million hits. It is also 100% Family Friendly!!! Also, let me know if you have or know of a new related site you would like to see added.

My Love for Role Playing Games

My next favorite pastime is Role Play Gaming. I have been an RPGA - (Role Playing Gamers Association) member for many years. I was also the treasurer of the world wide gaming club of Southeastern Wisconsin: The Fellowship of the Black Spot. Just click on it to go there. At that site, you will find links to other gamers, gaming clubs and gaming companies, besides info. about our club. By the way, our club also took 1st place for the best all around sanctioned gaming club newsletter in North America for 1995, 1996 and 1997, and took 1st place for the all around best club Web Site for 1999. Also, many other awards for 2000 in the RPGA Decathlon as well as special awards for other events in later years. I still play 2nd Edition D&D on open weekends today with a great group of friends from here. Below are my favorite role playing systems:

Ravenloft - Love anything Gothic Horror or related
Forgotten Realms
The Living City
Al Qadim
Greyhawk
Battletech
Vampire the Masquerade - Role playing and card game

Computer and Other Electronic Gaming

Diablo I
Diablo II - Lord of Destruction
The 7th Guest
The 11th Hour
Ultima VIII (Pagan)
Conqueror
Star Seige Tribes
Duke Nukem 3D
Doom All games
Phantasmagoria
Lord's of the Realm II
Tomb Raider All Games
Any Dungeons and Dragons
Medieval I and II for Playstation II
Ghost Recon and Halo
Atari Lynx Portable Gaming System - all games

Links To Some Of My Friends Homepages

W B's WORLD --- My Brothers Homepage Bill Brunette
Dave Flemming's Homepage
Skurvy Viking's Faq's Tips and Cheats

Some Favorite Movies & TV Shows

History Channel
Discovery Channel
Beowulf & Grendel 2005
Triston & Isolde
Kingdom of Heaven
Braveheart
First Knight
Dragonheart
Excalibur
The Three Musketeers
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Robinhood Old and New
Ivanhoe 1952
Sir Lancelot 1950's
Gladiator
13th Warrior
The Sixth Sense
Covington Cross - Have all episodes and ones only shown in England too with interviews.
Xena - "Warrior Princess"
Sightings
Unsolved Mysteries
Star Trek - Next Generation
Cops
Stargate SG1
Ghost Whisperer
The Kindred
All Horror Films, especially the classics
Troy
King Arthur (All)
Spiderman (All)
Pirates of the Carribean (All)
Arn the Knight Templar
Mongol
Last Legion
Red Cliff
Brother Cadfel series
Ironclad
Spartacus (All)

Some of my Leisurely Interest's on the Net

Below are some of the places to which I surf. And, as you can see by some of the links, I do have a fascination for strange phenomenon. I do believe in the paranormal, from ghostly experiences of my own, and am of the mind set that we just can't be the only living beings or creatures in existence anywhere in all relative time and space. Besides, it's also a lot of fun. Anyway, back to my interest's.

The Discovery Channel
Remote Viewing
The Ultimate WWW UFO Page
Shadowlands Ghost Page
Sea Srepents and Lake Monsters
Archive "X"---WWW Paranormal Virtual Library
Blue Mountain Arts - Musical Animated Electronic Greeting cards
The Ghost Web - Largest Archive of Real Ghost Photos on the Net
dMarie Time Capsule - Find out what happened when you were born
Chris Balls Informational Discovery Links
Linda Payne Autographs
Mysteries of the Mind
Whitley Striebers Unknown Country
Earth Files - Linda Moulton Howe

Some of my Special Work Related Sites

IBM AS400 Roundtable Discussion Area and Technical Support
CNet - the Computer Network
Interskill Homepage--Computer Based Training for IBM Mainframes
Tucows - Internet tools and programs
Shareware.com

That's it for now. Let me know what you think by clicking on the E-mail address.

John Brunette - (sirclisto1@sbcglobal.net)