Cloved Fruits and Kissing "Games"

holly b decker hdec654 at
Fri Feb 7 05:18:12 PST 1997

Unto the most noble Lady Tyrca Ivarsdottir , Mistress Anna sends her
warmest of greetings. Vivat ! A thoughtful and well written
letter........Thank you!                                                 
                               Mistress Anna Mitrofanova,  Barony
"Things just haven't been the same around here since that  house fell on
my sister".l

On Fri, 7 Feb 1997 06:30:37 -0500 (EST) Tyrca at writes:
>     I have never had the experience of being offered a fruit by some 
>ghoul (as some of the descriptions seem to intimate), and have enjoyed 
>from the time I joined the Society more than 15 years ago.  In my 
>the game has been mostly played in situations where everyone knows 
>other, and are comfortable with it.
>     I also can understand that in Bjornsborg, they have developed 
>their own
>game, and get great delight playing it.  I feel like it is 
>unproductive to
>feel slighted if your chosen "clove" target refuses to play, if they 
>take a
>reduced participation (such as kissing hands or something to that 
>effect), or
>even if your "opponent" takes the cloved lemon from you, pulls the 
>pin, yells
>INCOMING and falls to the ground.
>     I try to keep in mind the old Chinese proverb:   He who takes 
>when no offense is meant is a fool.  He who takes offense when offense 
>meant is also a fool. 
>     I think we can use our tomfoolery in much more entertaining 
>places ;)
>      Lady Tyrca Ivarsdottir
>         Barony Namron,  Ansteorra

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