[Ansteorra] Bards, brewers and cooks

Rose & Chad love at roseandchad.net
Wed Jan 9 17:33:16 PST 2008

I could see an artsci event, but I don't see why the fighters should put it on. It does seem to be more popular than our arts and sciences, but that's not really thier fault... Also, I've never really had anyone from the artsci side try to recruit me for an activity that they do, but fighters invite people quite frequently. On the plus side, I would attend and very much enjoy an artsci/bardic event and if the artsci/bardic community wanted to put one on, it could be a wonderful start to showing people what artsci is really about, and getting others interested in it. :)

Cisco Cividanes <engtrktwo at gmail.com> wrote:  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 
centered event.
Thats all.

Ivo Blackhawk.

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.
> JP
> On Jan 9, 2008 5:00 PM, 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

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