[Bards] Eisteddfod Time

Michael Silverhands silverhands at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 21 11:00:49 PST 2006

Really? Well, Lord Ivo, I'm surprised by your attack, but you're  
entitled to your opinion -- as I'm entitled to mine. Is there a  
reason why you would feel the need to take offense on behalf of the  
organizers of Steppes Twelfth Night? Are you certain that they would  
take personal offense at my questions? Are you a co-steward? Are the  
stewards incapable of defending themselves, should they feel the need  
to do so? If so, are you the champion in charge of defending the  

According to the online event announcement at <http:// 
steppes12thnight.tripod.com/>, the event steward has scheduled the  
Eisteddfod for 3 1/2 hours -- from noon to 3:30 pm, as Kat pointed out.

The event is just 2 weeks away. I think it's *exactly* the time to be  
asking those questions, and I'm glad that Esther will be asking them.  
It's actually several months late, but hopefully still in time to  
save the event steward from a train wreck.

And, yes, to answer your question... I could have made that question  
*much* more pointed. (And by the way, I didn't say "he has no idea".  
If you're going to quote me and call me on something, please do me  
the courtesy of at least not putting words in my mouth.) I said "one  
wonders why the steward wouldn't be aware of how long it takes."  
There are far more pointed ways to word that. I was actually giving  
him the benefit of the doubt and assuming that he accidentally --  
through ignorance or oversight -- scheduled the Eisteddfod for a far  
shorter time than required, instead of assuming that it was done on  

In short: get a grip. If you want to continue this personal attack, I  
invite you to do so off-list.


p.s. as a side observation, the event schedule reads: "12:00- 3:30  
Eisteddfod outside the hall in the Baronial Pavillion. Games,  
compliments of Clan Canal Children’s activities, compliments of Lady  
Elinor. Siege Weapons Tournament. Gift table opens." It appears that  
the Eisteddfod is being equal consideration and billing as children's  
activities and a siege weapons tournament. Is there any wonder that  
the Eisteddfod seems to be being a bit overlooked?

On Dec 21, 2006, at 12:26 PM, Cisco Cividanes wrote:

> Michael, do you think you could have made those questions sound any  
> more
> pointed?
> The statement was "he MAY not be aware of this". As of right now,  
> thats
> a far cry from 'he has no idea'.
> And so far, no one has said what the Eisteddfod is, or is not  
> doing, so
> your last three lines might be considered jumping the gun a little.
> I certainly appreciate the sentiment, everyone wants this to run
> smoothly. But frankly, your reply was a bit pointed, and I honestly  
> feel
> it was unnecessarily so at this  time.
> Lord Ivo Blackhawk
> Michael Silverhands wrote:
>> On Dec 21, 2006, at 11:33 AM, Esther wrote:
>>> Hi, all!
>>> I pinged the autocrat about several things today, including the
>>> information that the contest typically takes all day. He may not
>>> have been aware of this.
>> Is the current Kingdom Bard not working hand-in-glove with the event
>> steward to coordinate the Eisteddfod? If so... one wonders why the
>> steward wouldn't be aware of how long it takes. If not... why not?
>> And is there someone else delegated to do so in her stead, to see
>> that this sort of inattention to the needs of Eisteddfod doesn't  
>> occur?
>> Michael

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