[Elfsea] not period, newcomer intro

Daralynn Brittain elspeth013 at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 17 18:10:58 PDT 2006


Thank you for volunteering.  It is relatively easy, you will do fine, and 
you will get to meet many people while you are hydrating them.  I have 
enought plastic jugs, and supplies, I just need energetic people.  My cell 
is 817-243-8056 my home is 817-579-0817, if you have questions or need 
anything just call.

Thanks
Elspeth


>From: "Miss I Brow" <starstruck503 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 15:27:07 -0400
>
>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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