[Bards] Queen's College of Bards -- who's up for it?

Simone Ui'Dunlaingh simonemu at gmail.com
Sat Oct 28 06:03:48 PDT 2006

I was not talking maing a charter ...we already have one. WE have a
COLLEGE dormant as it may be.

IF you want I can repost the charter was agreed on by a 2/3 majority
of the bards whom answered the census when Daffyd and Octavia were on
the thone.


On 10/27/06, Scott Barrett <barrett1 at cox.net> wrote:
> I'm going to throw this out as a hypothesis, nothing more.
> I'm just testing the water.
> Is it possible that the College, with it's triumphs and it's failings,
> was a working product of a pre-internet SCA, when we still mailed
> letters, made expensive long distance phone calls, prepared all of our
> pieces and research for the big events we could attend and had to wait
> to get news and guidance from our fellow performers in person?
> Is a new College not needed because of the community right here online?
> I know some folks don't have internet access, but before the internet,
> some folks just couldn't travel, either. The majority of the players do
> travel a little and the majority have internet access these days.
> If a College does appear, what will it provide that isn't provided by
> this mailing list and bard.ansteorra.org?
> No one seems to want the merit badge system anymore, and sashes seem to
> be a personal choice that some like and some don't. I'm a badge guy
> myself, but I don't have the ability to cast a bunch of pewter harps
> with black mullets in the frame.
> Bard.ansteorra.org seems to be the place to put up bios, original
> pieces and read articles, but I think my article "To Tell A Tale of
> Terror" (Happy Halloween, gang) is only one article out of a total of
> two posted in the Bardcraft section. I just sent it in to Alden
> yesterday. If only a few people are taking advantage of this site, what
> will a College provide that people will find valuable?
> I'm not challenging the concept, I really wanna know. If the college
> can be born anew with foundational practices that are not otherwise
> provided, I'm all for it. I have a few scars from the early college
> myself, but it was working for some people. It's failure to work for
> everyone led to some strong feelings on both sides of the issue. If we
> can forge something that works for everyone, I'm delighted to be
> involved.
> So before we start talking charters, let's discuss those foundations
> Robin was mentioning. Let's discuss them here first, where more people
> can read and contribute. Not everyone will be able to make it to
> Robin's house, to drink his coffee and drag their buttocks across his
> no-doubt luxurious carpet because it feels so good. Let's provide some
> feedback to those who will be there, putting ink to paper. By the way,
> Robin, if you have hardwood floors, I'm afraid I can't make it ; )
> What is this thing gonna do?
> As a side note, let me clarify that all of you are my fellows in the
> ring, College or no. We sweat and strive and pour our hearts out
> together, and I've always got your back as a performer. I felt that way
> when there was a College and I feel that way now.
> ~Finnacan
> The uglier half of the Bard of the Steppes
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Muirenn ingen Senáin uí Dúnlaing.
We will be with you in the
fellowship of the spirit, and you
will surley meet some of us
as you TRUDGE the road of
happy destiny--bigbook 164

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