[Elfsea] not period, newcomer intro

Virginia Gatling ginlee at cnbcom.net
Thu Sep 14 14:23:27 PDT 2006

Greetings and Welcome to Ansteorra Rua,

Volunteerism...are you going to the Rose Tourney in November? I need help - 
all sort of help..set-up, feast stuff and many other items that need to be 
done. I pay well, provide sustenance and support. If you are able please 
volunteer to be part of my work crew! Please, pretty please!

Anyone else interested in volunteering for my work crews? I will see that 
you get word fame, you will be fed well and I may have largess available as 
well. I need people for set-up and for help with all aspects of kitchen help 
and servers in addition to those the feast-o-crat has already retained.

All interested e-mail me and sign up to VOLUNTEER.

In need of more help,
Countess Regina

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Miss I Brow" <starstruck503 at hotmail.com>
To: <elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Elfsea] not period, newcomer intro

> Greetings, all!  I am new to your fair Barony and wish to introduce 
> myself,
> as well as address the question posed by the Duchess Willow de Wisp:
> Mundanely I go by the name Mary Ann Brower.  In the society, I am called
> rua, which is Gaelic for red.  My society name, known to very few, is Lady
> Mairi Besswicke.  I am suffer (gladly) from chronic volunteerism and want 
> to
> be able to do *everything* passably well.  At present my interests 
> include,
> calligraphy and illumination, working with glass (lampwork and stained
> glass), bobbin lace, cooking, astrology, hammered dulcimer, apprentice
> chirurgeon and the late Tudor/early Elizabethan era.  Past interests, 
> which
> may or may not be revived sponaneously, include rapier, spinning, weaving,
> natural dyes, smithing, embroidery/teneriffe lace, jewelry making,
> solelties, heavy weapons, herbals/oils, soapmaking, runes/tarot, and 
> Middle
> Eastern and European dance.  Actually, there is little I am not interested
> in, only things I haven't had time or opportunity to try yet.
>   I am not generally one to be in charge of projects/groups, but shine as
> support, so please invite me to join your workforce!
> Now to answer the posed question:
> I personally find myself responding to the person who shows a real 
> interest
> in what I am doing, and somewhere in the conversation, after determining
> that I *am* interested in "being period" makes a few casual suggestions. 
> I
> hold the the adage that it is easier to do it right than not, as the
> medieval indset was usually into getting it done and not into complicating
> things.  Perhaps a good way of doing it would be to invite the people to 
> do
> some research with a group, so everyone can benefit and learn without 
> being
> singled out?  It's hard to tell as a newcomer whether you will want to be
> competitive with your workor not, and there is enough game for people of
> both schools of thought, but it is helpful to know the rules so you can
> decide whether you want to break/ignore them.  Sometimes seeing the work 
> of
> others and seeing the accolades being given out might spark an interest in
> being PC (period correct).  Just random thoughts...
>>We need to tell people the rules of the game, but we need to do it in
>>a nice way. Does anyone remember a time when someone set you on the
>>right path and did in a way that made you feel good? I would like to
>>hear about their techniques. Courtesy is one of the pillars of the
>>magic that is Ansteorra. We are smart people. We need to figure out
>>how to tell people things without hurting their feelings.
>>Duchess Willow de Wisp
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