[ANSTHRLD] Zodiacus weighs in on this week's award discussions
tmcd at panix.com
Fri Sep 10 20:12:24 PDT 2004
On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, Kimberly Koch <sarapenrose at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Roughly a zillion things about this thread piss me off mightily
"Good afternoon. Ire, Exception, Pother, and Fuss, Bored certifiable
heralds. How may I direct your call?"
I *have* been waxing too indignant. Grumpy, even.
> When a Crown takes office, they become responsible for making any
> number of decisions in fields in which they don't necessarily have
> personal experience. ...
> I *never* as Queen received any communication of this sort, and
> didn't know enough yet to ask for it. In retrospect, I would've
> *loved* to have had a little intro letter from all my officers that
> gave me a heads up on the things I might need to know, but wouldn't
> necessarily know to ask.
Thank you for volunteering to assemble the Royal Handbook.
Seriously: most any other SCA office has a handbook. So why not
spread the bureaucracy around with another outdated document that 60%
of the people who need it most won't read? Er, my tongue crept back
in my cheek again.
Seriously seriously: it does sound like an excellent idea. I heard
that, at one time, the West Kingdom Heralds' Handbook was seven pages,
on the premise that anything longer would never get read. Perhaps
such a ruthlessly efficient booklet could be done for royalty. A
publicly-available version might be good to let prospective entrants
in crown tourney know what they could be getting into. (And maybe a
page handed to each one on the morning of crown tourney titled WHY YOU
SHOULDN'T WIN CROWN TOURNEY.)
Danihel de Lindecolina
Tim McDaniel; Reply-To: tmcd at panix.com
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