On Sunday 11 August 2002 12:55 pm, danandjay wrote:
> Some of us even have the problem that the crafts, like stumpwork (very
> borderline in our period) and blackwork are just not compatible if you
> have an earlier, say, 14th c. persona.
<sigh> You know things are getting later and later when 14th Century begins
to be considered "early period." <grin>
I'm an 11th Century Byzantine. I have friends who are 9th Century Celts. There
are others who go back as far as 600 CE, or even a bit earlier. (The "official"
SCA time period is 600 CE to the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1602, so
essentially 7th through 15th Century, inclusive.)
A lot of garb mavens among my friends prefer the later periods (14th and 15th
Century) because the garb is more elaborate in these time periods.
It's interesting the different perspectives people have, though. For me as a
Byzantine, 11th Century is actually kind of "late" because the Empire was
somewhat in decline by then. And to afficionados of Rome and Greece, this
would be practically modern in comparison to their chosen time periods. :-)
Nice thing about the SCA is that we can each choose the period of interest.
To each his or her own. <GRIN>
Maistor Justinos Tekton called Justin (Scott Courtney)
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio USA)
PGP Public Key at http://4th.com/keys/justin.pubkey