[Ansteorra] RE:The whole pirate thing...
marccarlson20 at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 14 17:48:26 PDT 2005
>Duncan MacNamara duncan_macnamara at hotmail.com
>>...you shouldn't do it - this is after all the SCA, and you are well
>>within your rights to do pretty much anything you want, and I'll support
>>that. But don't be offended if I don't ask you to watch my stuff :)
>And the Knights of the Crusades didn't kill and steal?
No one said they didn't. Don't jump to conclusions, I probably wouldn't ask
one of them to watch my stuff either :) [If nothing else, they have a much
higher rate of documented cannibalism than most pirates do]
>80-90% of most "soldiers" of whatever field took advantage of their
>position, taking what they wanted.
I think that we have no idea what percentage of soldiers through history
plundered, but I concede that a lot of them did.
>And if portraying someone that kills and steals is wrong, then why are
>there *any* warfaring >personas?
I didn't say it was wrong -- I said I didn't understand it.
>What are the "wars" in the SCA? Do we not go out onto the field and portray
I'm probably not the best person to ask since I don't attend wars. I will
say though, that I don't think that losing campsites get plundered after SCA
battles either (although that might add a certain added level of interest...
Or maybe fighting a running battle carrying heavy chests of clothes and
>This reminds me of the Christians who pick and choose what verses from
>their bible to uphold and which ones to ignore.
If you say so. It just looks to me like you want to make assumptions your
own self :)
>And just because my persona is a pirate/privateer/naval warfaring-type
>person doesn't mean that I am going to steal anyone's possesions. That's
>going just a touch overboard, I think, to imply that we would.
Why not? If you are going to portray a pirate, you should be prepared for
people to -treat- you like a pirate.
My persona sends a lot of time and money investing in shipping and
importation. Pirates = Bad.
>And for the record, (this is for all reading this, not just who I replied
>to) my persona is based loosely on some of my family's history from that
>time period. Not on a "Jack Sparrow wannabe" type persona.
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