[Elfsea] not period, newcomer intro

Miss I Brow starstruck503 at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 15 12:27:07 PDT 2006


I need some help finding my way around... if you can get me there, I'd be 
delighted to help withthe waterbearing.  Do  you have enough plastic jugs?


>From: "Daralynn Brittain" <elspeth013 at hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: Barony of Elfsea <elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org>
>To: elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org
>Subject: Re: [Elfsea] not period, newcomer intro
>Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 07:21:20 -0500
>
>Greetjings also from Elspeth de Stervlen,
>
>I sure could use some help waterbearing next weekend at Elfsea Defender.
>Let me know, email me privately if you can volunteer there, also.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Lady Elspeth
>
>
> >From: "Virginia Gatling" <ginlee at cnbcom.net>
> >Reply-To: Barony of Elfsea <elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org>
> >To: "Barony of Elfsea" <elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org>
> >Subject: Re: [Elfsea] not period, newcomer intro
> >Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 16:23:27 -0500
> >
> >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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