Whine, whine, whine
Aodhan Ite an Fhithich
aodhan at dobharchu.org
Wed Oct 23 21:48:08 PDT 1996
Vicki Marsh wrote in a message to All:
VM> From: zarazena at io.com (Vicki Marsh)
VM> Subject: Re: Whine, whine, whine
VM> If I might interject, Gilli was active in the principality of
VM> Ansteorra - in Archery - when I met him in 1978. Iolo joined
VM> around 1979 and started making crossbows almost right away. Steve
VM> Jackson (previously known as Vargskol Halfblood, Baron Bryn Gwlad)
VM> still has an early 'Iolo' Crossbow sitting in his living room.
Zara Zina, I'm hurt that you forget how long we've known each other. I've been
playing since before we were a principality - I'm well aware of how long Iolo's
been making crossbows (although I must admit I didn't realize Gilli was a
VM> I beg to disagree. I know there were Academies of the Bow starting
VM> over seven years ago in Middleford
But... Seven years ago *is* recently (especially when your SCA life approaches
VM> Looking at it with some perspective - How would a fighter feel if
VM> she dropped her favorite sword in battle only to see a fighter from
VM> an opposing force purposefully stomp on it and walk off?
They'd probably think "what a dork" and whack 'em harder next time they met.
(unless the stomped sword broke - in which case they'd probably avoid that
gorilla like the plague.)
VM> In my humble opinion, archery is a fighting skill unto itself, much
VM> like rapier. It is a sub-community that contributes a great deal
VM> to our Fair kingdom, and as such, I think it deserves a separate
Then why not the same for dance or heraldry? Do these sub-communities
contribute less than the archers?
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