I researched the times and places and what was going on in the land that my persona story takes place. and I'm not as fixed as you think for i can blend in a renfair of just barely 15th century just fine in my pirate hat ohh i mean merchant hat. with me playing the mother in the story and the daughter from time to time...as well and the descendants of the two making her a legend on the high seas.
I too have an eclectic personality disorder
May the joy of your past be the worst of your tomorrows!!!
Jeanel Walker aka Eilionora "Takinaga" of Kisimull
--- On Fri, 5/29/09, JL Badgley <tatsushu@...> wrote:
From: JL Badgley <tatsushu@...>
Subject: Re: [SCA-JML] Thoughts on persona, was Re: anyone what to share there story?
Date: Friday, May 29, 2009, 9:40 PM
Personally, regarding persona stories, mine is fluid. My story does
not define me, I define the story. So if I need to be a 10th century
aristocrat hanging out in the provinces, that's my story. If I need
to a bushi fighting in the brutal wars of the 16th century, then my
story covers that.
The idea of the "persona story" is a great tool to help research an
area in depth, as it can give you greater insight into the lives of
the people we are trying to portray (assuming you actually research
what it would be like). However, to write it down and then have it
become /the/ story of your life--that seems so limiting.
But then again, I suffer from sever Multiple Persona Disorder, a
common case, I'm sure.
-Ii/Jing/Jeong/ Godric/Edward. .. and whole cast of others as necessary.
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