[Elfsea] Moot Tonight -- Fighter Practice Discussion

Tessa Nieto eleanor_cleavely at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 25 18:05:56 PDT 2001

Well said.

--- Glen Wilkerson <gdwilkerson at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I have only this to add to the discussion.  Fighter
> practice is for us.
> I have never been entirely comfortable with the idea
> of "recruiting" -
> mostly for the same reasons I don't like it when the
> Jehovah's Witnesses
> knock on the door and proselytize at me.  My
> philosophy is, if people are
> interested they'll find us.  And while it's a good
> idea for hospitalers to
> be at practice in case someone does stop and ask
> questions while driving or
> walking by, I believe that effort should be reserved
> for demos where we put
> ourselves in the public eye for that purpose.
> But fighter practice is for us - those who fight and
> those who come to
> watch.  A new fighter practice site should not be
> chosen based on
> "demographics" or how visible we are.  The only
> criteria for a new site
> should be; a reasonably central location, good
> ground (and big enough for
> melees and archery if possible), available water,
> and clean privies, and
> while it's not absolutely necessary, shade, and
> benches or picnic tables to
> sit down at wouldn't hurt.
> Alaric
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