Re: Possible New SCA Member
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "smoothoperator383"
> It surprised me when I looked on Yahoo groups and found that the
> group I saw under my search for the SCA was this one and it seemedthat
> there are quite a few out there that do care about the history.Not sure if Smooth Operator is still around after the light drubbing
he took over his choice of words. If so, do stick around, whether
you join up or not, this is a good, and knowledgable bunch of folks.
I also came at this from a reenacting and living history profesional
background. Mostly I was intrigued by seeing "authentic" and "SCA"
used in the same sentence. At any rate, you've noticed one of the
cultural differences between the two groups. SCA folks really get
bent out of shape over words and perceptions. We reenactors are often
somewhat rough around the edges in our language. SCA folks think
nothing of flailing the tar out of one another with sticks, and in
some cases, live steel. Draw a naked blade, or thump someone at a
reenactment, and you may get escorted off the field by the
authorities. We all have our quirks, and life is too short to