24027Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Device Newbie Questions
- Jul 2, 2008Just so I have it straight on the 3D aspect, this type of butterfly:
http://i29.tinypic.com/n39p91.jpg would be approvable, but not the
one I had chosen?
Webminister: Crimson River
On Jul 2, 2008, at 12:35 PM, Furukusu Masahide (Taliesin) wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Kelly Thurman Peters <Nichy@...>
> > I'm not familiar with creating a device at all, I don't understand
> > exactly what that means. Does it mean the way the butterfly is
> I happen to be something of a herald, so I thought I would comment on
> some of your questions here.
> Train aspect is a term used in heraldry to describe a 3D or 3/4 aspect
> figure. This gives depth to the figure and makes it look like it is
> three dimensional. Period western (and SCA) heraldry use 2D figures
> represntations. Think "flat", "face on", or "side on" items. The
> blossom is drawn in an acceptable style.
> Submitting armory to the College of Arms in the SCA means that you
> need to have a design that can be descibed using the European methods
> of heraldry. Appropriate design for Japanese Mon really doesn't matter
> from that standpoint (don't get me wrong, I like appropriate period
> Japanese Mon, but from a registration standpoint in the SCA it really
> doesn't matter).
> If you want a butterfly (think western butterfly pinned into an insect
> collection) and you want to put some sakura blossoms on the wings,
> is possible. The butterfly you have now cannot be described as
> a "normal" "western" butterfly, and will not (yes I am making
> assumptions with this, but based on my experience it is true) be able
> to be registered.
> As far as the sakura blossom goes, I'm not sure if it could be
> registered as such, or simply registered as a "cinq-foil" (a five
> petaled flower) with the depiction being artistic license.
> The other option is this: If you find a design that is in a Japanese
> period style, and you want to use it, go ahead. You just won't be able
> to register it, and it won't show up on award scrolls, etc. As long as
> you aren't using someone else's historical or SCA armory, no one can
> stop you from using a design you like.
> Furukusu Masahide
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