Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

12182Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re:Arts & Sciences SCA Yahoo Groups for further info

Expand Messages
  • Ziddinaaitzumar@comcast.net
    Jan 6, 2008
    • 0 Attachment
      Hmmm. Very interesting - thanks for the information! I am tempted to beat myself against the cliffs of authenticity like an ocean wave crashing against the rocks - in plain english - to try my skills against certain standards. But I am the Bionic Re=enactor! Ziddina

      -------------- Original message --------------
      From: Michele Bouchard <angeisdescent@...>
      Ziddina asked: Does anyone know which Kingdom is the most intensely
      dedicated to authenticity?

      This is a curious question, although I admit my inter-Kingdom anthropology is terribly rusty.

      I can only speak for two kingdoms so far (Caid and Ansteorra), since that's all Ive lived in, but as I recall my home Kingdom of Caid was very supportive of those seeking to further their persona research, and make that commitment to try for a more authentic persona. I remember the Pas de Arms tournament becoming very popular amoungst the fighters, which was a documentable form of combat 'practice.' (Ill say here and now I am not a combatant of any kind, so my terminology might be sorely lacking.) I also saw a resurgence of period-looking headgear, period footwear, and even period ornamentation.....suddenly Wal-Mart belts and chunky necklaces that were 'passable' were absent in favor of beautifully hand-crafted bronze-cast plaque belts and gorgeous 'initials' chains draping across men's shoulders. It seemed to happen overnight, but I know it was only after a renewed interest in research and artistic expression (and lots and lots of hard work!) I have not really
      gotten involved with the local A&S community here in Ansteorra just yet.....it's a massive Kingdom compared to what Im used to! lol



      Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • Show all 17 messages in this topic