[Elfsea] Middle Eastern Dance Competition at Defender
dragonetti at generich.com
Wed Aug 8 20:35:09 PDT 2007
Unfortunately I was unable to attend the July populace meeting, and Her
Excellency Ameline has not yet returned from Pennsic, thus I cannot confirm
or deny all that was discussed there. While I do recall suggesting that you
contact the Defender autocrats about hosting a Middle Eastern dance
competition at Defender, I do not recall the title "Pearl of Elfsea" being
discussed, and am surprised that such would go unchallenged at the populace
Regarding a titled baronial Middle Eastern Dance champion, I do not remember
Elfsea ever having one, however, if it is your desire to see one created,
(or reclaimed, if I'm mis-remembering) I'm sure the populace and our
successors can help in that regard, along with any other suggested changes,
should they be so inclined.
Please know that I truly sympathize with the frustration you have expressed
regarding activities and changes to reclaim successful endeavors from our
past. I can only say that Her Excellency and I have been reluctant to
champion any change of lasting consequence so close to our step down date.
We prefer not to make changes that our successors would then need to
> From: willowjonbardc at juno.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 9:39 PM
> Dancers like titles. You should see some of the introductions they
> give. Pearl of the northern seas, jewel of the night, moon of joy
> etc. They do not mean anything or claim any relationship. There can
> be many pearls-jewels or moons. You can see the term "pearl of" use
> in many descriptions.
> Usually groups use the words Champion of or a catch word of title as
> in title bard, title artisan etc. Or they make the word a title like
> Defender or Warlord or Protector. If we had a dancing champion they
> would be Dancer of Elfsea. I think, but I am not sure this is what
> the groups that have a "Dancer" use this form. I think they may
> use "Middle Easten Dancer". Do you know what the kingdom uses?
> I will change it to to "jewel of Elfsea". We did bring up the term at
> moot and as no one told us no when we talked about it the guild
> thought it was OK. I will stress that this is coming from the Middle
> Eastern Guild of Elfsea and it isn't a regular affair. Not all
> competition need to be an yearly thing. This is on the same level as
> the Iron chef thing.
> I do not understand why we can't reclaim our Middle Eastern Dance
> Championship. As a dancer of Elfsea I wasn't asked if I wanted our
> Dance Competition turned into the Kingdom Dance Champion and after
> working on it for many years I certainly wasn't please when it was
> taken away. With the Kingdom dance contest somewhere else why can't
> we start up the Elfsea's one again?
> I would asked the question why can't we go back and do lots of things
> we used to do? If the people of Elfsea are willing to put them on why
> can't they be done?
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