[Elfsea] Keller Library Demo - Rapier Fighters, take note

Spence Mabry smabry at flash.net
Tue Sep 9 05:56:14 PDT 2003

And I second his comments.  If you want to even try rapier, the loaner
gear will be there.  And we are going to be interspersed with mundane
fencers, so we can show them what it is really like (yes, I think it is
the same group of people from last year)!


-----Original Message-----
From: elfsea-bounces at ansteorra.org [mailto:elfsea-bounces at ansteorra.org]
On Behalf Of Valentyn Drake
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 8:08 PM
To: Barony of Elfsea
Subject: RE: [Elfsea] Keller Library Demo - Rapier Fighters, take note

It has been nearly 24 hours since my last post on this topic.  To my
dismay, the number of rapier fighters committed to the demo has yet to
increase past one.

I am going to pester daily until more of you commit.

"But Valentyn," you may be thinking, "I've just started fighting
recently. I'm hardly an expert."

This does not matter.

The audience at the demo doesn't care if you've won Queens.  The
audience does not care if you have all your own equipment.  The audience
wants to see whether or not you're having fun, because if you're having
fun, *they* might find the SCA fun.  Thus, the only ability you must
display is the ability to have fun.

I know you have had fun before.

Consider this: a demonstration of your three months of fencing may
inspire a 12 year old to put down the stinking Nintendo for a while and
pick up a copy of Ivanhoe or The Three Musketeers.  The paper kind, I
mean.  With words.

That's tonight's appeal for help.  On Wednesday I'll start
guilt-tripping, Thursday comes the threats, and Friday is outright
begging.  Don't make me descend to such base techniques.  Reply to this
message with, "I'd be happy to serve my barony, my kingdom, and the
mundane public for a few short hours on Saturday!"

Good night,

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