Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Rude jerks and ranking systems
- LOL now see the visual of that is very amusing. But to me the fact that you would be so helpful to someone as to take them to a bathroom and strip down so they could see your gussets is one of the reasons I like this group. How many people would go in to a bathroom with a total stranger and complain about their stitching? ;)
I've got a firm grip on reality, now I can strangle it!!
Lady Fuyutsukime Hattori
(Hattori Fuyutsukime) mka
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From: wodeford <wodeford@...>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 1:56:20 PM
Subject: [SCA-JML] Re: Rude jerks and ranking systems
"This is me, minding my own damn business. Any questions?"
I spend an inordinate amount of my time online answering questions
about pre 17th century Japanese clothing, mostly for SCA users, but
the occasional cosplayer hits my site with questions too.
A few weeks ago, someone wrote to me privately and said, 'Here are
pictures of me in my garb. Be ruthless.' I respected his wishes and
still found positive things to say about what I saw. He was a grownup
If you ask my advice on an internet forum or via a personal email, you
will get it.
If you walk past me at an event making me wonder whether you have ever
looked in a mirror in your entire life, much less before you left your
tent that morning, it is not my place to say something, and I won't.
The "rules" of our game do not say "A reasonable attempt." Or "A good
attempt." They just say "attempt." How you choose to interpret that is
If you bounce up to me at an event and say, "Do you like this?"
radiating "Pat me on my puppy head aren't I wonderful?" pheromones, I
will say, "You look lovely" and stop. Right. There. It's clear that's
what you want to hear. You have cobbled together whatever creation you
are wearing because it makes you feel all beautiful and special.
Whether or not it's making blood leak out of my tear ducts, it is not
my place to ruin your day.
If you walk past me at an event looking like you stepped out of an
illuminated manuscript, I may walk up to you and thank you for
improving the scenery.
If you come up to me at an event and we get to talking and you say, "I
tried that tunic pattern you recommended and I do NOT understand how
those weird armpit thingies work," I'll try to help you understand
armpit gussets - including a tutorial in the nearest restroom with me
in my undies and my own tunic off and inside out so you can see.
If you post to a public forum that you can't figure out armpit gussets
and I offer to meet you at an event wearing something WITH armpit
gussets, we retire to the restroom, I strip down to my underwear and
turn the thing inside out, please be sure to call me an Authenticity
Fascist because all you can see is that it's made of linen and is hand
stitched and it's making you feel defensive and inadequate.
This is all true. It really did happen. And for the record, I was not
Saionji no Hanae
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- --- In email@example.com, Rich Goble <mcse4mci@...> wrote:
>sleeve length (it looks modern but at least it will give you an idea)
> Tachi swords were worn blade down, katana and wakazashi blade up.
> I just found a website today that elaborates on men's/women's
It IS modern, especially all the stuff in section 3.1 about sleeves.
It's a nice, basic overview if you're interested in the evolution of
modern women's kimono, otherwise, it may just confuse you.
Saionji no Hanae,