Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Years covered by SCA
- You know, I've done Elizabethan circa 1570's for a long time now (over a decade) and sometimes I still get the whole "Why would you want to do something SOOOOO Late Period?" thing. Or: "That's SOOOOO Late Period!". And it's not always meant kindly, either.
Does anyone who has either an early persona or a late one get the same kind of thing?
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- I've been thinking for awhile about why I object to New World foods at
feasts. It isn't the fact that they aren't period. Its more the fact that
it seems that when things like potatoes, tomatoes, chocolate and turkey were
served, they would have been a novelty. These foods would have been new and
exotic and serving them at a feast would have made a statement. Serving
them as a ordinary part of a feast, with no effort to get people to think
about how 16th century people would have seen these foods has the effect of
pulling us into the modern world, where a dish of mashed potatoes is
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