>From: katfletcher <email@example.com>
>Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Re: What is it like?
>Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 01:46:12 -0000
>Alright smarty pants!! Yes, I threw that in to see who was paying
>attention. You win!
>--- In scanewcomers@y..., "Talrath von Eifel" <tuba_tal@h...> wrote:
> > kat wrote: Our events are a
> > ton of fun but are sooooo anachronistic!
> > woukdn't the name imply that?
> > Talrath von Eifel
> > resident smarty pants
> > >From: katfletcher <no_reply@y...>
> > >Reply-To: scanewcomers@y...
> > >To: scanewcomers@y...
> > >Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Re: What is it like?
> > >Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 12:33:36 -0000
> > >
> > >For me, it is half of my life.
> > >The part about knowing people only by their SCA name is all too
> > >One time when I went to pick up a friend I had known for years at
> > >new apartment building, I found I had forgotten which apartment
> > >number was his and hadn't brought his phone number with me. I had
> > >idea what his modern name was! As a result I waited for about half
> > >hour until he popped out looking to see if I had arrived!!!
> > >I am Lady Kathryn Fletcher. My persona is something I have and try
> > >work on but don't try an live at events. Most events these days
> > >a theme of some sort and trying to integrate a 12C English Lady-in-
> > >waiting into every aspect just doesn't work well.
> > >As to what is the most fun, Working an event! I like going to
> > >all the time but working at them is even more fun. You meet all
> > >of people the easy way. I am a shy person and finding yourself up
> > >your elbows in chicken guts with someone is the perfect icebreaker!
> > >To find out that person is a Duchess (Queen twice) is a real eye-
> > >opener!
> > >These days, one of the best parts is being a part of this group. I
> > >feel like I can actually pay back a part of what everyone has done
> > >for me over the years.
> > >How do I use my persona? In the past, I have been an actual lady-
> > >waiting to two Baronesses, served a queen for a day here and there.
> > >In general, it is not a part of my daily SCA life, I try to flesh
> > >the persona as I go along, learn appropriate skills, learn more of
> > >the history, but I don't try to live it at events. Our events are a
> > >ton of fun but are sooooo anachronistic! What we do just wouldn't
> > >have happened!
> > >Plus I try to keep my persona fluid, it changes as time goes on.
> > >I don't think I can express in words any better than that. You are
> > >correct, it is something you just have to try for yourself. It will
> > >be different for each person, there are just too many variables.
> > >active is your local group, how are they organized, personalities,
> > >how close are you to lots of events, how much can you afford, how
> > >outgoing a personality do you have, how much time can you manage to
> > >invest....
> > >And that, too, changes as you go along. My SCA life is very
> > >now from when I was in College or before I got married or before
> > >daughter was born (almost 11 years ago!)etc.
> > >I wonder what others will say, this is a very good question.
> > >Kathryn
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >--- In scanewcomers@y..., "t192402" <t192402@y...> wrote:
> > > > Thank you for all your help on the clothes and stuff, but I
> > > > want the answer is how do you all like SCA itself. What are the
> > > > funnest parts for you. How do you use your name while there.
> > >do
> > > > you use your trade and how do you play the game.
> > > > I know that this might all be like you just have to go to see
> > >it
> > > > is really like here but can anyone put it to words for me?
> > > > Thanks
> > >
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