--- Selena <selenadepp@...
> My husband and I are interested in joining a group
> here in Washington,
> but I have a question for any or all of you..how do
> you go about
> picking a persona??
First: Relax, you don't need to pick one right
away...realistically, you don't need to pick one at
all. The bottom line is that in the SCA, you are
defined by what you choose to do.
Second: You might find that your interests cluster
around a particular time period or a particular
culture, and can be modified to include both. This is
usually a good place to start. For example, I find
myself interested in 16th century Japan, and had
interests in fighting, cooking, and performing. As it
turns out, very few people cooked Japanese food or
told Japanese stories, both of which I'm very familiar
with. The net result was that I ended up with a
Japanese persona (Fujimoto, 16th century Japan).
Third: You may find your interests changing. No
problem; you can keep the persona you have or you can
make up a new one. For example, I fell in with the
wrong crowd...commedia performers...did a bunch of
performance, some directing and writing. Not really
appropriate for a Japanese persona, so I created a new
one (Alessandro, 16th century Italy). Simultaneously
I began dabbling with teaching mathematics (my mundane
profession), and needed an academic persona (William,
16th Century England).
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