[Ansteorra] Brass hat

Ofelia ladyohf at att.net
Sun Jan 13 14:10:05 PST 2008

I agree! SCA is a way to learn history and play(role play). Let go of 
Real life for the weekend or for a day, but only a game. There is 
Competition but remember there is always competition in a game. The 
Point is to have fun and make friends and learn some history while you
Are having fun. 
HL Ofelia Rena le Fleming

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Subject: [Ansteorra] Brass hat

I don't' think I am to upset about the term Brass hats because most of us
wear brass. I think it might be a good reminder that we are make believe
nobility existing in the "historical reality" of a mundane club. When we are
working in the organization the SCA our hats really don't mean a thing. Of
all the "brass hats" only the Crown is also an officer with powers. 
I think people are taking the SCA to seriously. It is a club to study
history and have fun and learn. It is not a life style or and religion or
life code. When we make it into something deeper than a way to study history
we can fall into many traps
The first one being , the SCA as a life style. When the SCA becomes a way of
life then there is no difference between our mundane life and our society
life and our life in the recreation game. When that happens people start
judging our behavior in everyday life. For example many people have had
problems in their marriages. In the game of the Kingdom of Ansteorra this is
not proper for us to comment on because these things fall into people's
private mundane life. It is also improper to involved these thing into the
running of the Mundane organization the SCA. But if we are talking about a
code of life or "living the SCA" we are talking about applying this code to
everything we do. I personally have fought against this. I think when we
expect  peers and nobles to live up to medieval values in their private life
then we have gone too far. 
I think we need to go back to stressing history and recreation of pre-17th
century events as a way of studying history and get out of the philosophy

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