Re: [SCA Newcomers] Tips?
- Hang around the Arts and Science part of an event -- take lots of classes - even in things that you don't "think" you would even remotely be intrested in. there might be something said in a class as an "aside" that sparks an intrest in something.
When you do pick a time frame -- read lots of stuff about that era - never know where something intresting will show up. (I've *read* lots of books that I only ever read the captions on the pictures....Which was enough to know that WASN'T what I wanted to study)
Talk to Peers....they don't bite (well I know a couple that do, but only if you ask them nicely....giggle) they were once a newcomer too. Heck just TALK TO PEOPLE
Sit in a corner and most SCA folks will leave you alone.
If somebody is working on something that is "neat" ASK them about it (Diety knows we are a gabby bunch and will talk about pet projects untill you fall over)
Me I am really getting into the fiber arts and found KumiHimo (Japanese braiding) from a class on Samuri armor (they laced all the parts together) and that was just a class I managed to walk by at the right time.
Lady Mariassa Ashgrove
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Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:52 PM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Tips?
Okay, so I'm new... I've posted before about persona. I'm working on that, following advice and be vague for awhile. But I'm looking for any tips as far as good things to try to "test the waters". I have already fallen in love with archery, but have limited time in the place where I can practice. But as far as arts/other activities. What are some things that are recomended to try?
Oh, and I wouldn't turn down and "I wish I had known that back then" tips either.
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