Re: AWSOME ST. ELEGIUS....
> I thought about this a bit, and I'm not sure I entirely agree.don't.)
> - much as we might like to do otherwise, almost everyone takes
> shortcuts for normal event stuff compared to what they'd enter in a
> comp (Do you dress as well for every event as you would if it were
> being entered in a display or being judged for points? I know I
Actually 90% I do dress as if I were being judged. Fabric should be
period correct, style should be documentable. Sometimes the only
shortcut is that the long seams are machine sewn, but everything else
is hand finished. However in the past year that too has changed to
everything is hand sewn. And that which had been a compromise in the
past is being replaced. (Example shoes, should be ready at Pennsic
this year, ordered last year)
>If I eat a dish at a feast, even assuming that I know that thewould hardly go into the kitchen to ask them.
> feast's cook is a cooking laurel, I don't have much opportunity to
> find out about where the dish is from, how it's made, its cultural
> context, or anything else apart from its name and taste... and I
I know sevral cooks that do go to the kitchen and do ask...of courde
they also offer to help cook and clean up too. If it's someones area
of interest they should ask questions. that's how they learn.
>it was *them* that did it... they might have bought the item, or a
> - if someone's wearing/carrying an item at an event, you don't know
friend might have made it
>may feel more comfortable coming up and chatting to someone whose
> - an entry in a display/comp works like an introduction... people
work is out on the table with their name on it, than they would going
up to a
> complete stranger and asking about something they'reto
> wearing/carrying/doing. The documentation (even if only a one-line
> description) gives you a starting point for conversation. And entry
> in the display/comp implies an availability and active willingness
> chat about your work on the day, which may be a good thing for thoserunning
> people who are loathe to interrupt peers who always seem to be
> around doing stuff and having meetings at events and talking topeople
> at events. "Peer fear" is mostly about "they're too busy/importantto
> want to talk to me" and actively soliciting conversations about theI have to agree here. A display or competition does let you talk to
> work by putting it out on the table may help break through that.
the person that might have made something wonderful. I think it also
serves as a place to see and learn as well as encourage others to do
simular work. I think it also makes many of us research more then
just the obvious. We have to look and find out just how was this done
if I want to make the same. Now granted things I make for competition
I make for my own use. But I do have to admit I've learned quite a
bit researching things, more then I could have possibly thought at
Competitions are not for everybody, but for those that want to have a
reason to excell it's a place for feed back as well as kudos.
- --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., "wodeford" <wodeford@y...> wrote:
> Talk about timing. I've been hunted down like the dog I am. ;-> Igot
> a note from the outgoing Bard of Cynagua last night requesting mydo
> address so she can mail me my score sheets. I politely declined to
> so: I did my best, people applauded, that's enough for me.She didn't. Sigh. She didn't understand "No, you may not have my
> I wonder if she'll understand.
She forgot she can't make me read the damned things.
Jehanne de Sgusted