[Ansteorra] Bards, brewers and cooks
engtrktwo at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 15:20:28 PST 2008
I agree with JP.
but more to the point, let us NOT turn this into a "10 reasons fighters
are bad", or "10 reasons to hate fighting" talk.
Fighting has many good points, and it is one of the best recruiting
aspects of the SCA IHMO. I myself was a fighter before fatherhood and
heath conspired to take my free time away from me.
However, fighting has a powerful and dominant presence in the SCA, and
I, for one, would like to not have to compete with that at a Bardic
Jean Paul de Sens wrote:
> To be frank, I don't feel this characterization is very fair, and shows a
> pretty strong bias by the author. I think if you look at most of the events
> there is a plethora of activities, and that fighting is very rarely the
> center stage. Honestly, the only event I know where there is ONLY fighting
> would be crown tournament.
> On Jan 9, 2008 5:00 PM, lambdakennels1 at juno.com <lambdakennels1 at juno.com>
>> I personally feel too much attention is given to fighters and not enough
>> to other people. If you look at most events, the artisians, bards, heralds,
>> and such are putting on the event, even if it is a fighter only event. The
>> A&S competition, except for Steppes Artisian and Kingdom A&S, usually gets
>> short shift while the fighting takes center stage. At many events, there is
>> nothing for a non-fighter to do if they are not part of the event crew.
>> Wouldn't it be nice if just once the fighters put on an event for the
>> artisans, bards, and heralds? No fighting allowed. Any fighter who
>> complained of boredom could be given a job to do to keep them from being
>> bored. (You are bored? We will find you something to do!).
>> Lady Stephanie Lilburn
>> Stephanie Smith, Ph.D
>> Hunt County, Texas
>> Owned by a Poodle and an Australian Cattle Dog
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