[Ansteorra] Questions about crowns and crown tournaments

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Fri Jul 20 07:55:43 PDT 2012

On Fri, 20 Jul 2012, Chris Zakes <dontivar at gmail.com> wrote:
> someone wrote:
>> Other than Queen's champion possibly being renamed for six months
>> what other reason (besides historical) can anyone use to justify
>> not opening the tournament to same sex couples?

That *is* rehashing.  I suggest you re-read the thread via
lists.ansteorra.org with an eye towards a brief summary.
I can't re-read the thread now, but the ones I remember are
- I want a Queen to revere and to give my earthly worship.
- I don't want it.
- The populace as a whole doesn't want it.
- It's not necessary.
- The real-world historical argument.

> Are "historical" reasons not important? I kind of thought that the
> whole purpose of the SCA was to study history.

I think that point *has* been adequately addressed, half flippantly by
"Gee, I thought we were just here to have fun", and stodgily by my
pointing out that the SCA is beset by competing tugs of real history,
SCA history, practicality, modern attitudes, what people see as fun,
et cetera.

Daniel Delicious
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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