Whine, whine, whine
amazing at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Oct 22 17:00:52 PDT 1996
My but it's getting warm in here. Perhaps we could turn down some of these
flames. Take for example the title of the posting to which I respond:
"Whine, whine, whine." Can anyone argue that this is not an intentional
insult? Likewise, what are we to make of the following:
> hb> Although making 500 to
> hb> 1000 combat arrows is a differnt kind of fun, ask HL Gillie.
> hb> Especially when about 20% them will come back broken just in frount
> hb> of the fletching by a stick jopck stomping on it as he leave the
> hb> field, mad about being killed by a damned archer!!
>Awww... Pity the poor archers. Their arrows get broken and they have to make
Certainly this line of reasoning is already devaluative. I don't see the
point of this sort of oversimplification. The archer in question is making
a valid point and Baron Aodhan's following "analogies"--
>What about the scribe who slaves for hours and hours over a County scroll only
>to find out later that a drink was dumped on it and the scroll ruined before
>the Count even got it home?
>What about the seamstress who works for weeks sewing new costumes for Their
>Highnesses' Coronation and never sees them again beuause they're wadded up in a
>box in a pile of similar boxes in a regalia storage shed on the other end of
--do nothing to diminish the validity of the gentleman's argument. He is
speaking of the norm--Baron Aodhan's "analogues," while certainly
frustrating in and of themselves, are exceptional. These examples only
serve to belittle the man for feelings of frustration over clearly exampled
disrespect. Hey, I'm a heavy fighter; I hate archers (in a battlefield
context :->), but I find the all too common occurence Mr. Billings reports
Finally, I would like to thank Baron Aodhan for helping to make my point
concerning archers. Y'all may recall that I argued in favor of an archery
award because the situation of archers is unique from that of other artists
and from other warriors. As the good baron notes:
>[Archery] *has* grown enough interest
>that archery only events are not uncommon. I haven't seen any period
>encampments only, or costuming only, or weaving only events...
Yours in Service to a Flame-Free Kingdom
Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace
Dennis G. Grace
Division of Rhetoric and Composition
Department of English
University of Texas at Austin
amazing at mail.utexas.edu
Baro, metetz en guatge | Lords, pawn your castles,
Chastels e vilas e ciutatz | your towns and cities.
Enanz qu'usquecs no'us guerreiatz | Before you're beat to the draw,
draw your swords.
-- Bertran de Born (a really fun Viscount)
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