Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Speaking of trestle tables. When and where?
- --- Bruce Green <diegodepalos@...> wrote:
> Your excellency,Ok maybe I should have been a bit more clear.
> All of your points were well thought out and well
> taken, except for the final one: "Remember that we
> are the Society for CREATIVE ANACHRONISM look up the
> definitions of the last two words."
> That statement has been used to excuse anything
> and everything that is not pre-seventeenth century.
> It doesn't hold water.
What I was trying to say is that sometimes you don't
have to be able to document something for it to
"fit the SCA context". Somewhere the phrase
attempt' needs to be factored in.
There is a large portion of the SCA that just wants to
have fun. They don't care about researching or
documentation. A tunic and a pair of jeans is their
idea of garb.
If you can come up with something that looks medieval,
or at least not modern from 10 feet away that is
Things like directors chairs with cloth covers,
plastic folding tables with a table cloth covering the
Yeah, sometimes its a bit harder to ignore, but I've
never had anyone thrust their cooler in my face and
yell "Look everyone, I have a cooler! That's not
and I don't care!"
Sometimes the discussion of how period you are can
across as snobbish or elitist and "If you are not
trying as hard to be period as I am then you should
just go home."
I just don't want that to be the attitude that is the
norm. ( here on this list or anywhere else )
Just so everyone knows, my lastest project was a
triptych for a velvet Elvis ( painted like a saint )
for a St Elvis party at Pennsic. The Lady I made it
is gonna gold leaf it and generally make it gaudy as
hell. But it was fun and was never meant to be taken
seriously. ( I'll share pics as soon as I get them )
Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
Aude Aliquid Dignum
' Dare Something Worthy '
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