[Ansteorra] Fw: [Announcements] Waterbearing proposal request forcomments

Chris Zakes dontivar at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 12:06:37 PDT 2008

At 05:00 PM 6/17/2008, you wrote:
>   "I've seen it happen (not recently, and I won't name the fighters to
>avoid embarassing them) but it's happened at Gulf War and Queen's
>Champion, probably other events, but I remember those two
>specifically. It wasn't so much a desire to win as it was just not
>paying attention and not realizing they were getting dehydrated.
>-Tivar Moondragon"
>   And, in waterbearing, I've seen plenty of fighters who simply 
> didn't want to get up and walk over to the area. They were tired 
> and thinking of the last fight or the next fight and underestimated 
> thier hydration levels. In fact, I always thought that was part of 
> a waterbearer's job; not just to wwalk the hydration over, but to 
> look for fighters with signs of dehydration and *making sure* that 
> they get hydration, even if it meant telling the Marshall. I never 
> had to speak to a Marshall about it, but there have been plenty of 
> times when persuasion was needed and the fighters were better off for it.
>   However, no matter what changes are made, and regardless of 
> whether or not I can get an award for it, I will still be 
> volunteering to waterbear at the events that I go to. :)
>   R the O

And we hot, sweaty fighters and marshals (at least the sensible ones) 
will still love you for it.

         -Tivar Moondragon

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