[Ansteorra] Two cent about Armor rule New Age

k k turnleftatnowhere at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 4 13:22:48 PDT 2010

If you take money from someone else you will wind up taking directions from someone else. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

It would be very nice to have SCA events look more realistic. It would also be nice to have rules that do not put a straightjacket on what people do and how. I suspect that accepting grants and not having such rules will prove incompatible.

Right now, the SCA is the only thing that puts requirements on what SCA people dress and act like. Think carefully before you put the SCA in a position where it must listen to what someone else thinks SCA people should dress and act like. There are already enough complaints about how the SCA rules even in other countries are driven by California insurance laws. Think twice before you add another layer of bureaucracy in the form of a grant-offering organization's conditions.

--- On Tue, 11/2/10, willowdewisp at juno.com <willowdewisp at juno.com> wrote:

> From: willowdewisp at juno.com <willowdewisp at juno.com>
> Subject: [Ansteorra] Two cent about Armor rule New Age
> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 8:10 PM
>  We are coming into a New Age. The
> BOD and the main officers in our Kingdoms are trying to get
> Grants to fund us. To get Grants we need to look like we are
> really serious  in studying History. 
> I do  think we are making a mistake. We need to look
> like we are really interested in learning and teaching and
> experiencing history. Which is what we have claimed to be. I
> think people would be more impressed  with us if we
> could show people learning about medieval envoriments and
> then doing our best to recreate them.
> Groups like the mountaineers and the Civil War people
> usually have areas similar to Carodocs Enchanted kingdom
> where everything is a proper as you can make it. Than there
> are other area at the events where learning and doing demos.
> Educatiors and people giving grants away will be more
> impressed by seeing many people learning and doing. 
> But if we are going to do that we need to have more
> medieval and Renianssance theme things at our events. 
> We need to go back to heardry and Courts that reflect
> historical procale. It doesn't matter how good your armor is
> if a Tournment doesn't look like anything that was done in
> period. If we have list fields and a sturture of officers
> that look like they are out of King Rene's book on
> tournments people will be more and willing to overlook 
> a few pieces of duck tape. 
> If we have a calendar in our local groups which show people
> learning about the Medieval and Reinssance periods and we
> are putting out How tos and useful articles on our Web sites
> we will impress people with belief in learning. 
> Also if we are having regular classes on what is period and
> teaching our people what to do that would impress everyone.
> I know that edicators are  impressed by someone showing
> armor at a demo and bragging on how he made it and how now
> he knows more and what he would do to change it. 
> Our greatest strength is we like to learn and do and we can
> make people excited about a life long   love
> of learning.
> I don't think we should make it law but I do think we
> should stress the whole concept in our value system.
> willow taylor aka 
> Duchess Willow de Wisp
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