[NR] [Northkeep] attributes

Ld.blackmoon ld.blackmoon at cox.net
Wed Mar 30 19:57:11 PDT 2011


you have a case of star bellied sneetches ??  raw, smoked or pickled ??? are 
they fresh ??

sorry couldn't stop myself; )
that's ok, the messages I'm getting seem to all pretty much say the same 
things in different ways.
" it feels like ---home, family ,coming home, a safe comfortable place to be 
, etc. "

kind of like the 3 bears, its not too hot, its not too cold, its just right 
; )

Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun .

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marc Carlson" <marccarlson20 at hotmail.com>
To: <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>; <northern at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Northkeep] attributes

> Arthur,
> I really can't speak for anyone else, and that's really why I didn't 
> respond to your question.  In my case, what makes  "Da North" different is 
> very subjective, and could easily turn into a case of "star bellied 
> Sneetches".  So really, what makes it different for me it that it's where 
> I'm from.  South and Central Ansteorra, Calontir, Outlands*, Glenn Abhenn, 
> etc -as nice as they are- aren't where i'm from.  They do things 
> differently, eat strange foods, worship strange gods, have different 
> priorities, a different cultural identity, and so on.
> *ok, technically, I was born in what the SCA considers the Outlands, but 
> that was before the SCA even existed, so I don't think it counts.
> M/d
>> From: ld.blackmoon at cox.net
>> To: northern at lists.ansteorra.org; northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org
>> Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:50:30 -0500
>> Subject: [Northkeep] attributes
>> greetings
>> i was ask off list what my thoughts were on this subject,and since only 2 
>> people have responded, i figured wha ta hey.
>> so below , only slightly edited is my reply : )
>>  actually I expected a much bigger response from people as much traffic 
>> as the " mordor " suggestion created.
>> I'm at least trying to get people to " think " about the region, and its 
>> people, not the geography, or weather, or stellar points of interest.
>> to be honest I hadn't included the people ( which I should have I guess) 
>> because I know and have known some wonderful people in many places.
>> to me it is many small things , that add up to the larger things. I don't 
>> say that the below never happens anywhere else, I just hear the like more 
>> often in the north.
>> you are more likely to hear " I can't do that it's dishonorable "
>> we make a big deal out of newcomers , and though there are still people 
>> that fall through the cracks, we try to make everyone feel welcome.
>> we maintain a sense of " mine " while doing anything ( a&s , events, 
>> service, etc ) , as in , everyone claiming castellan , if something goes 
>> wrong,everyone takes it personally , they don't blame it on the region, 
>> or the kingdom, and everyone works to make sure its a success .
>> people are more open and personable in the region, you go south, people 
>> shake hands, up here events are often hug fests, with people hugging 
>> someone , or patting backs , from the time they hit gate till they leave.
>> if your not recognized  at feast people will almost always offer you 
>> table space , so that they get to know you, and you feel welcome.
>> if your not recognized at the event , people will normally stop and chat 
>> with you , to see if you need anything ,
>> ( directions to activities,feast,camp help , privies, etc. )
>> we actually do " family " type things , grub and garb / revels , ( ok , 
>> no successful revels lately ) archery and fighter practices are more like 
>> social gatherings than martial practices.
>> and friends always take a few min. out of their busy schedules to stop 
>> and chat with the people they haven't gotten to see in a while.
>> so I guess in closing , we are actually like one large extended family, 
>> we don't always get along with every family member, we don't always 
>> approve of what some relative is doing / has done, and were always 
>> finding and losing distant cousins.
>> but were not about to let the neighbors see our dirty laundry ; )
>> which would boil down to the northern region acts and feels more like an 
>> extended family than a corporation.
>> given time I could probably think of more, but those were topmost in my 
>> head today ; )
>> gotta go to work
>> Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun .
>> Arthur
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