[Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?
fitzmorgan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 07:54:45 PDT 2010
My enjoyment of an event usually comes from spending time with my
friends, and doing something that is fun. I usually do not have a "magic
moment" at an event, and do not require one in order to consider an event a
success. It's nice when they happen, but not necessary.
Over the years I have developed a more, or less effective filter for
modern objects. Just as I can walk through a crowded room and ignore the
conversations that do not involve me but still hear someone call my name, I
can walk through an event and catch the parts that interest me and not have
the mundanities spoil the experience. Most of the time anyway.
Flash photography has become a part of the experience, and unless some
one sets a flash off in my face I hardly notice it anymore. I'm more
distracted by the couple behind me carrying on a conversation. I'm more
distracted by having cell phones ringing in the middle of court. I'm far
more distracted by people making up stupid names for mundane items, that
only serve to attract attention to the item they were trying not to
I don't want to see rules requiring people to have better armor or
encampments, as that will raise the bar to entry and cost us new people. I
do want to see a social environment that encourages people to do the best
they can with the resources they currently have available.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we
do not dare that they are difficult.
Fitzmorgan at gmail.com
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