Being a survey on Perso
cmwalden at bga.com
Thu Jun 27 17:38:35 PDT 1996
> Antoine D'Aubernoun wrote:
> Hardly a flouting of the customs of the land, I should think. What
> excuse do you suppose the more post-period (say, past 1650) personae
These comments are not pointed at you, Antoine. They are pointed at
me and everyone in the "why are we here" category.
"Excuse?" There is no excuse required, nor would one be accepted. I
find it amusing to see people who have no problem justifying the
co-existance of Norse "Traders" with Elizabethan's all on the basis
that Corpora says it's OK, but shy at the concept of people whose
interests flow past 1600.
Corpora forbids it, so it may not be so! We certainly had a lot of
respect for Corpora and the BOD when they imposed their tax, and
talked about waivers and what our rights were. Ansteorra was about
ready to secede!
We seem to spend an awful lot of time squabbling over what year we are
and are not permitted to say it is. How many times have any of us
mundanely asked what year it is? When we see a foreigner in the mall
in their native clothing, why don't we rush up to them and ask them
what year they think it is? Clearly such things are ludicrous in
reality, now or then.
Why do you think that people even consider "post period?" Is it
intended as purely insult? Have they not been drawn into the
atmosphere that you create with your persona play? Have you
provided an atmosphere that people can join and grow in, or do they
have to go and make up their own?
Why are we so bent on making sure that people don't wear a wide
brimmed hat but we wink and nod at calling kings "Your Majesty" and
not "Your Grace." Do you really live your SCA life by Corpora and
represent the letter and the spirit of what is says, or do you just
bring it up when it happens to suit the argument? Has our persona
play gotten better since we've been enlightened by Corpora?
Is Corpora what drew you to the SCA?
Antoine Sebastian Dore
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