Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: wearing garb while traveling
- Anyway I can get a copy of that handout?
----- Original Message -----
From: "wodeford" <wodeford@...>
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 12:19 PM
Subject: [Authentic_SCA] Re: wearing garb while traveling
> --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Anthony J. Bryant"
> <ajbryant@i...> wrote:
> > God help me, it's all I can do to keep from saying, "No, you
> obviously don't,
> > and it clearly isn't." But, damn, it's hard to deal with people who
> > following ILLUSTRATED examples and clearly laid out instructions
> and patterns,
> > and think they're doing it right (and you wouldn't believe how
> wrong some of the
> > things were), and they expect to be told -- in essence -- "Well
> done, thou good
> > and faithful servant."
> Then there was the day I met some folks at a recent event. They
> proceeded to slam a rival household for being inauthentic. I looked
> at this assemblage of people in modern martial arts clothing and
> vintage kimono which rendered them virtually indistinguishable from
> said rivals, refrained from scratching my head and said something
> benign about people coming to the SCA for different reasons and
> having a good time. "Lady Makiwara" showed up at June Crown, attended
> morning court from a highly visible position (on the ground, on the
> aisle) where she could show these "authenticists" how one properly
> deports oneself before royalty with much kneeling and face planting.
> She also spent a couple of hours at the Clothier's Guild advice table
> and tactfully made sure her specially prepared handout on resources
> for Japanese re-enactors got into one of these people's hands. "Have
> you seen this? This is a really great website. And this book is
> really good. Yes, take a couple of copies for your friends!"
> I pointed them at the clue machine. I handed them a quarter. What
> they do with it is up to them.
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