[Ansteorra] Politics vs. Fun

KEYNA keyna at hot.rr.com
Tue Jan 8 20:04:03 PST 2008

I thank you for the campfire offer. I may just take you up on that some
time. When our group was dissolved it was ugly and folks were slamming the
kingdom officers. I may have said a few words myself. What a mess.

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[mailto:ansteorra-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Rose & Chad
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 12:50 AM
To: Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc.
Subject: [Ansteorra] Politics vs. Fun

*chuckle* Politics has always has lovely little flare-ups in our (and I
suspect every) kingdom. Politicians shove thier agendas into the oddest
places, and do and cause the oddest things to happen. And then the rest of
us stand around going, "Huh? What the...? Wouldn't it have been
easier/smoother/faster/better to do y instead of z?". *shakes her head* This
is the nature of things when they become political, which is messy, instead
of managerial, which is necessary.
  Now, this is not a comment on the situation in the Western Region, as I
know absolutely zero about that. I'm so directionally challenged that I have
to look at a compass before I even know which way is west, honestly. :D And
when I was new to this Barony, I had much cause to like the feature of our
kingdom's website that shows a physical map of the area, and did not require
me to know which direction was which to be able to navigate to the correct
website for this area.
  But the political flare-ups, as crappy as they are, do serve to illuminate
the fun that we have when politics are off bugging someone else, and they do
provide good jokes around a campfire... And I think that as long as people
like to politic, we will have politicians, and it is better for me to
chuckle under my hand when they act silly than to let it ruin my good time.
In the end, I suppose that I am lucky to live in such a good Barony, where
the main focus is on having good, medieval fun, and where the messy kind of
politics are kept to a minimum. Because you are correct... When it stops
being fun, and it starts making you feel angry, then what's the point?
Milady, you are welcome at any time to head to my campfire, where we very
well remember what good medieval fun comprises of.
  Rose the Obnoxious
KEYNA <keyna at hot.rr.com> wrote:
  What happened to joining the sca to play and enjoying it? That is what
everyone says live the dream have fun. Then you have people like myself who
enjoy the sca and want to help. So here is the part where you need officers
to help run the group efficiently and have fun. Now comes the part that gets
bad and no one wants to be an officer because there is just too much crap
shoved down that officers throat. And you are still supposed to have fun and
live the dream. 1 problem the kingdom has is all the secrecy. And another
thing rank shouldn't matter. If that person screwed up be it peer or not
even if the offence is really bad should be the same. This kingdom has
turned into a major political mess. Isn't there a way to calm or even cut
some of this out and make it fun again?


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