ANST - An Apology in defense of Archers
Tenryuou at aol.com
Tenryuou at aol.com
Wed Apr 18 19:53:18 PDT 2001
I must apologize to all I have offended with my callous and crude manners. I have greatly overstepped my bounds with my last post. It was uncouth, uncivilized and ill-mannered.
I'm not an archer. I am in no way associated with SCA archers. I've never been to an event where archery was allowed. In fact, I haven't been to anything SCA of late as a result of unfortunate circumstances surrounding an injury that prevent me from going. I just had a really hard time seeing the archers get blamed for things that were caused by the inherent dangers associated with arrows. Especially ones that could have been so easily prevented.
I should have stopped shouting when people didn't listen the first time. It is my fault. I am profusely sorry for throwing my black shadow across the combat archery community. That was not my intent. I was too dense to stop to think. I will stop and evaluate all my choices before posting a reply that would discredit those I am trying to help.
I did not by any means, mean to imply that all archers would put illegal and dangerous arrows into play if the rules were changed. I only said that because I have seen it happen. Not in the SCA mind you. I repeat, I HAVE NOT seen that happen in the SCA myself. But I have seen it happen blatantly elsewhere. It is only a rule of statistics that it will happen again. It only takes one person.
I admit my intentions were not pure after my first few posts and they were certainly not guided by the dream in which all try to participate. I sincerely regret not thinking first. I was just trying to point out something I felt was bloody obvious. My actions were mine alone. I have no association with combat archery save for the fact that I was a mere bystander who thought she saw an easy solution. I hereby withdraw myself from this and any future discussions.
I will commit seppuku if it is so desired.
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