[Ansteorra] What makes a favorite event?

willowdewisp at juno.com willowdewisp at juno.com
Sat Jan 19 10:24:49 PST 2008

I love events that have more meat on their events. I like Lions or Old time Warlord or Old time Protector. I like events that feel like they are taking place in the Middle Ages or the sometime in the past. I like wars because they make me feel real. 
In Elfsea the concept is that people come to events to hang out with their friends and they really don't want activities.  Also mostly in Elfsea  they want events that don't have a lot of show and they like events where nobles "hang up their hats". That is why they are always having peasants or Care Pirates or something. They are really into the SCA lifestyle and the study of history out side of papers and research is not encourage. Persona is not their thing. I find their event very dry and boring. On the other hand some of the events in ByenGwld and Namron and Bjornberg have been very exciting.
I really liked the Ladies Tourney  Bryn Gwlad had. I loved the flower battles and we were encouraged to come in fancy dress. I had an awsome costume to  play Empress Zenobla. Her then Majesty Regina was very tolant and let me prance around claiming to be of a higher rank. She was very sweet. I had all these feathers in my head dress that kept falling off and a corset that took 2 knights to tie up. 
I liked Master Bjorn's Thing in Nanron where the Ravens and I got drunk in the night and had a kenning contest. That event was great. I have several great stories with that.
I Love  Bjornsborg's Hunts. They are so exciting. I loved the stag hunt we had in Namron when Jon was King. I loved the second Protector when the Viking raided and the women drove them off. 
I like events that have historical reality. I like it when the fighting feels real and the fighters are fighting like they really are dying. The fighting in more fun to watch. I don't like it when everyone treats it like a sport. I am very upset with the plan to de-medievaize the fighting. 
I hate a lot of the pseudo mundane things we do. I hate a&s contest. They are so mundane. I don't mind whole events dedicated to learning and having those kinds of activities, but our Tourneys and Feast are suppose to be pre-17th century activity events. 
We used to have spots at events where you could go and escape the mundane, but now there is no where to go. I sort of hate talking favorite events because nothing I go to is like those events anymore and it makes me unhappy to think of what we have lost. 
I was envious to hear Master Robin say he could believe. I haven't been able to believe in a long while.
Lanphier Taylor aka 
willow de wisp................................

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