[Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Nov 5 19:41:10 PDT 2010
Geez. Some of us are having enough trouble simply getting folks across the Known World to ditch "autocrat", "feastocrat" and "troll" to something like "Event Steward", "Headcook" and "Gatekeeper".
Thank you, Daniel. That is one of the clearest, most succinct explanations I've heard and matches what the earliest SCA folks have said in the SCA history sections of the Florilegium.
On Nov 3, 2010, at 8:50 PM, HerrDetlef wrote:
> So change the name :-)
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 3 Nov 2010, HerrDetlef <herrdetlef at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The fact that we call our game the Society for CREATIVE Anachronism
>>> and not the Society for RECREATIVE Anachronism says a lot to me.
>> Marion Zimmer Bradley was at the parks department applying for the use
>> of a park for the sequel to a rather successful medieval-themed party
>> of May 1, 1966. The form had a line for the name of the group.
>> She came up with "the Society for Creative Anachronism".
>> I think it an error to try to ascribe too much significance to a snap
>> decision made by one person, especially when (I think) she had no
>> notion that there would even BE an actual organization, which was
>> unilaterally imposed later.
>> Danel de Lyncoln
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