[Sca-cooks] *Sigh* That tomato thing - again

Chass Brown chass at allegiance.tv
Mon Oct 2 11:56:24 PDT 2006

Here here thank you. I have actually had "Mavens" come up to me and say
Prove it. The areas I do I Document, brewing, chain mail, armor, weapons
etc. If someone is interested I talk to them. I saw a gentleman at an
event who was in a A&S competition, using chain mail. I walked up to him
and had a discussion and said "want some information on how to flesh out
your documentation"? He jumped at the offer. My point is there is always
a good way to handle talking to someone about their items/ideals and
show them alternatives and or where they are in error. If you had
already done the research why not share instead of take the "Prove it"
attitude that does more harm than good. 

Chass Brown A.K.A.
Charinthalis Del Sans of the portable chariot. 
Honorable Recruiter of the House of the Red Shark.
Rear Admiral Northern Region Ansteorran Royal Navy -      Ship the
Red  Shark.  Muddeler of Mead

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<<That's an opinion some would argue with; one could as easily say the
is being taken somewhat more seriously for its scholarship now than it
to be, and an increased emphasis on documentation is one
reason for that. Of course, nobody is making anyone prepare or read
documentation they don't want to.>>

De: Yet there can be such a strong emphases on documentation that it
intimidates the new people. The feeling that one may find someone in
face being told to "prove it".

<<< Are these the first things you think of when you think of life in
medieval Europe, or the first thing you'd teach someone else in
them to wake up in the morning to live A Day In The Middle Ages?>>>>

De: It is because of the above statement that newcomers think that SCA
deals with the Middle Ages. I have heard at least 10 people in the past
say something to the effect of "I wouldn't be interested in the SCA as
only do Medieval and I am interested in the Renaissance."

<<I think that to a great extent, people looking to play this game,
they're in it for the beer, in which case they can play anywhere, and
consciously or not, are looking into bringing to life the great forces
shaped period life -- the shift from tribalism to nationalism that leads
the development of kingdoms and feudalism.

De: The first line with the beer I think, is a wee bit insulting. Most
into the SCA for the lets pretend and maybe learn a little history in
processes. But when a new person given the impression that SCA is a
hardcore, must be documented, kit must be accurate kind o'group, there
more of a chance of them leaving. A rare few join wearing the extreme
research and documentation genes. :)

<<You know, the Age Of Chivalry, where it came from and where it went.>>

De: I have heard the "Age of Chivalry" debated many o' time. Were the
Ages that chivalric or are we recreating an 1800s notion?

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