> > The nazis were so nasty, ...
Not to mention the term "nazi" is out of period. (Please, don't throw
any rotten tomatoes at me! :) )
For people who think putting down other people (about their
authenticity or anything else), I just call them mean, or insecure, or
Not Any Fun. Around here, we sometimes call such behavior "bash the
newbie" since those are generally the people most harmed by it.
As for me, I have a couple of different terms. For myself and my
friends who like not only to research and recreate, but also to
"roleplay" our personas (trying to be careful to observer typical
customs and behaviors of the society we have chosen to emulate) - I
call that part of my gang "Persona Players", and any activity related
to that "Persona Play". I actually just had a wonderful evening of
this with my friends Yevsha and Morwenna at the feast for the Eastern
Kingdom coronation... I exclaimed with delight when rice was served
(digging in with my right hand) and Yevsha complained that it was
nothing like his native Russian kasha... but I digress...
But by that definition, you are *not* playing your persona if you are
busy pointing out how in-authentic someone's garb is. After all, how
would you know if you are a 16th century Indian devadasi, that the
sequined covered cabaret costume of a nearby dancer *doesn't* come
from a far-away tribe?
And for the folks who like to really seriously research and recreate,
I just call us "Enthusiasts" of whatever variety - Indian Enthusiast,
Indian Textile Enthusiast, Cooking Enthusiast... Yeah, it doesn't do
much for showing that they are also researchers, but I prefer to think
of the research as part of the joy of the SCA, and those who don't
make the effort are missing something.