[Northkeep] Northkeep consensus

Trudy and Lothur lothurandyrmentrude at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 5 21:47:49 PDT 2006

Unity is a must.  There is no doubt about it.  Why is
it not possible to combine the two ideas.  Goodness
knows that practices can become a massive machine
producing a unified SCA face, but when the air needs
conditioned, or when focus is required without
distraction, can not someone offer their home as a
place for meeting and crash coursing the newbie (if
necessary)?  Can we not come together on the idea
humbly to play the game that we all signed up to play?
 It is not an impossible thing, it is just a thing
requiring us to have fun and let people see both sides
of the coin.

Fighter practices need some spice and some pomp
regardless of the purpose for the spice.  Banners
would be a wonderful addition just to replace lost
spirit so it would be nice to add some color.  Drums,
weavers when weather is right, children (!), spinners,
etc.. .in general some life is needed.  It doesn't
have to be all about the fighters - make each
Wednesday (or practice) an event.  The larger the
spectrum of people, the larger the recruit.  From a
teacher's standpoint, a distraction like guys fighting
can impede instructional learning unless there is a
set time and place to learn.  Sometimes the kids need
to come to the carpet to learn a lesson.  I have been
in this a year and still have a lot to learn about the
right procedures. I have been to quite a few practices
since the beginning of my joining.    

All this is to say that a combined effort to liven up
the atmosphere and step up on education could go well
hand in hand if we are about the effort of doing so. 
I am still fairly new and am looking at it from both
viewpoints.  I hopefully have not overstepped the
bounds of one or another.  It is just a rampant


--- Katrina Harrell <ladyjehanettelechat at yahoo.com>

> I am going to throw out my ideas and what I am
> hearing. 
>         A&S is something that I am truly interested
> in but when my lord is fighting, I care not about
> the stitches I am placing in my mid to late
> fourteenth century herjofnes find number 44. I am
> watching him, It is just the way I am. I want to
> watch, and most off I want in the middle of the
> summer to be able to "just watch", converse, talk
> about what is going on in the SCA, gossip, but a
> class, at practice? Hrumph, the fighters will not
> "be in "attendance"" and some of them are
> "newcomers", the A&S projects in general won't be
> brought, as much as I do adore those who brave the
> heat/cold to spin as they watch. 
>         once again I am asking a person to come to
> practice/informal gathering which in general they
> resist, it isn't what a normally shy person would
> consider a "good atmosphere" a park at 8th in
> memorial at night, LEts just think about that 
>   "wasn't the texaco down the street just robbed
> recently, umm yeah I 'll try to be there, uh
> scary...."
>          Although, Practices are something I
> encourage all to come to, and I am throughly excited
> about the joint weapons practices and am willing to
> consider the Idea of having a few outdoor meetings
> during the fall and spring when it is "comfy". It
> doesn't meet my needs as your hospitalier.    
>          What I need/want is one day a month,
> regularly scheduled, for all to come to, at the
> library we already meet at. At which we can have a
> general class which can be worked on with the
> various different officers and those through out the
> north, after wards we can or may want to gather at a
> nearby restaurant. For mild revelry and
> companionship.  
>            It will not require "yet another day to
> clear the every week calendar" I attend fighter
> practice regularly and l don't want to change that,
> I am a law student more work is something that i do
> not revel in. It could be the second or third week
> of the month so that we have a break from populace.
> It in general will be a come at any time affair that
> will end by 9 pm and start at 7'ish, with those who
> are interested in the class being offered being
> attentive to that area and every one else being in
> airconditioned comfort talking about well the SCA. I
> propose another day besides monday, and it can not
> be scheduled on friday because of events, wednesday
> is practice(s), so may I suggest a thursday,
> therefore people who missed populace because of
> scheduling conflicts may attend another group
> gathering. If there is an upcoming local event
> rides, advice and camping may be arranged close to
> the departure date?
>   What do you think about this proposal, would you
> attend? could you attend? what don't you like about
> it?
> Lady Jehanette
> Chatelaine Le Northkeep
> "ils les combattent boivent et ils dorment avec ou
> avec dehors une femme de l'eau"
> "They Fight, They Drink, and They Sleep with or
> without a waterbearer..."
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Lothur Thorgilsson
Yrmentrude Sigsdottir
Northkeep MOC

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