[Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?
chrislucas2504 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 3 18:23:08 PDT 2010
Sometimes also look for those players that have been around a while that might
seem "lost" or "fringe" sometimes all it takes is the right person or example to
bring them around to contribution.
Inspiration goes a long way in the right case
From: uillecc <uilliacc at gmail.com>
To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org
Sent: Wed, November 3, 2010 8:18:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?
Truth is we(at least most of us) do not really want to recreate life and history
as it truly was-- hard, filthy and brutal. The concept of Chivalry in the
middle ages was only ever that, a concept, not an enduring practice. Our concept
of it more closely follows the fictional models invented by Romanticist authors
in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
That said, I'm convinced that playing in our dream world becomes much richer
when we know more, and look more like we really belong in it.
A lot of my primal family in the sca have been slowly growing into that "More
Historic" persona/kit as they grow and discover more about their interest areas
in their historical niche... They are motivated by their own interests to dig
deeper. As many of them dig deeper they create things or learn things that they
pass on... Many of these folks do so without widespread notice beyond their
shires and baronies. The heart of Ansteorra lies somewhere in that. We could
never obtain that by passing laws... If we want that to continue we have to
When you see that newbie who continues to stick around-- and you know they're
hooked, think about giving them something from your niche... As a craftsman, it
might be a simple but historic example of what you do... As a bard or historian
tell them a story or two or sing them a song whenever you see them. If they're
standing around at an event looking for something to do--put them to work... Let
them know that they've found a home... If they're Ansteorran they'll pick up on
that and grow into the same practice themselves. We all know that-- sometimes
we just need to remind ourselves.
>From my observations at a growing number of wars, The kingdoms that are actively
restrictive, or run on to many mandates tend to grow very little and interest me
a lot less each year... Lets Encourage our folks with our warmth and help them
grow, rather than Discourage our folks by placing hurdles in their path.---
And if someones' something just so horrifies you to distraction from your
enjoying your part of our dream, give them something better to replace it
with... They'll likely be thankful for your gift, and you'll be able
concentrate on better enjoying whatever it is you're looking for.
my two copper...
On 11/3/2010 10:46 AM, Roysen AriManna wrote:
> I have opted to chime in on this due to the fact that it relates, somewhat, to
>my pre-SCA life( this was over 13 years ago, I have only be around SCA for over
>4 years or so).
> In Love& Light, Arimanna aka Paula
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