Boy's Life blurb
cmwalden at flash.net
Thu Feb 6 02:27:25 PST 1997
On 5 Feb 97 Scott White wrote:
> >> On pg. 52 of the February issue of _Boy's Life_ magazine,
> >>an article titled "Kooky Sports" ends with the following
> So what do YOU think about this?
I think we tend to get overly sensitive about this sort of thing. We complain
when someone doesn't see the important subtleties about what we're doing. Then
we complain when our folks concentrate too much on details and not enough on
what everyone wants to do. Then we complain when people are ...
We want people to understand why we play this game. We want them to see it
with the same perspective that we have. So we often force the issue.
At demos, the standard I see is that the "hawker" will describe the armor
requirements and blow calling standards and awards and stuff to a crowd of
people who just wants to see a good butt-kicking. The technique that Savien
and I have adopted for doing fighting demos is to let the audience know that
the fighters call their own blows and that if the audience can do this too!
Then we try to focus on making things a little entertaining.
The way I see it, the people who really are interested in what we do, will come
up and dig more deeply. Joe six-pack doesn't care that our king reigns for six
months with a limited set of powers within our laws. They just want to know
that we have a king.
Rather than a rebuttle-- which sounds like we got our little feelings hurt--
I'd rather see a focus article. We shouldn't say "You didn't say the right
things about us and we want a correction." Rather we should say "We saw you
mention us in your magazine. We'd love to give you a closer look if you think
this fits your format."
Do we perhaps take our selves a leeetle bit too seriously sometimes?
M. Antoine Doré
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