[Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?

Susan Tillery sutillery at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 2 09:22:29 PDT 2010

Well, yes and no, overall we seem to be doing a fairly good job of approximating the garb.  Of course there is room for improvement, we are still learning, not everyone's skills or focus is the same. That's where helping each other out comes in. The chairs were just an example of the compromises we make. Finding a way to disguise or make things look more historically medieval comes next. Using the historical solution when we can is the goal.  These things wax and wane.  I have not spent much time watching the field of late, that is my lapse and my loss. I just know that if we are going to ask the fighters on the field to improve the look of the game we who watch must be prepared to do the same.

If memory serves, seeing the collapsible camp chairs uncovered in court was also one of HRM Logan's pet peeves.  I think he lost that battle, but I have been wrong before.


--- On Tue, 11/2/10, Bill Toscano <liamstliam at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Bill Toscano <liamstliam at gmail.com>

> AEla: I think we need to start with
> garb first and move onto other things.
> I think it's easier to have "selective blindness" about
> mundane chairs,
> coolers and cars outside the fence than the clothing people
> are weating.
> Just my opinion.
> Liam
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Susan Tillery <sutillery at sbcglobal.net>wrote:
> > If we are going to ask the fighters to improve the
> look of their gear we
> > need to speak to the spectators as well.  Do we
> want to give up our modern
> > pop up chairs? Or at least cover them with a cloth so
> they are less
> > glaringly modern?  Do we require our artisans and
> scribes to use only period
> > tools? That is the ideal and there is always room for
> improvement.
> >
> > I agree that leading by example, improving my own kit
> piece by piece and
> > listening and sharing with others is the way to go. I
> play infrequently
> > myself these days and have let much of my kit fall by
> the wayside.  If I
> > don't continue to strive for a more medieval look and
> feel it is easy to
> > lapse into a gray pseudo-medieval mush, so I welcome
> the discussion and will
> > look with interest to see where it leads.
> >
> > AEla
> >

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