[Ansteorra] Bards, brewers and cooks

Susan McMahill sueorintx at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 9 15:26:46 PST 2008

You may be correct, technically, Sir, but I do understand where this gentle's perspective comes from. I will admit to feeling the same way many times. I know that Lady Stephanie is a relative newcomer to the SCA and may not yet have seen the broader view that a few more years may show. I do know that when the fighters make a mass exodus after the Warlord Tournament at Steppes Warlord every year, many of us ask...why can't they stay and enjoy the entire two days. We have activities packed into both Saturday AND Sunday. I have had heavy fighters say that they would love to do archery sometime, but there is never time....Well, at Warlord there IS time, yet I can count the number of those that fight the heavy list and then shoot on Sunday over the past five years on one or one and a half hands. 
At arts and sciences events that I have been to, unless the heavy fighter is a member of the group putting the event on, is an artisan, a local peer, or has a circle to attend, there is often a dearth of heavy fighters, yet if you go to a fighting event, there is an abundance of non-fighters both watching and serving as support staff. If i go to a local fighter practice, I will bet you that there are at least a handful of fighters that have been fighting for years, but I have never seen them at a non-fighting event. This is where the perspective comes from.
Lyneya de Grey
Well-behaved women rarely make history.

> Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 17:12:23 -0600> From: jeanpauldesens at gmail.com> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Bards, brewers and cooks> > 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.> > JP> > > On Jan 9, 2008 5:00 PM, lambdakennels1 at juno.com <lambdakennels1 at juno.com>> wrote:> > > 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> > K5AMK> >> > _____________________________________________________________> > Click here to save up to 75% on disability insurance.> >> > http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL2121/fc/Ioyw6i3mJLzgIAYjZyXdiOfnaTLwHq0w06d07gPg7Bs6unEEvSvzvb/> > _______________________________________________> > Ansteorra mailing list> > Ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> > http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/ansteorra-ansteorra.org> >> > > > -- > "Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The adjective> hasn't been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight> place."> _______________________________________________> Ansteorra mailing list> Ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/ansteorra-ansteorra.org

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