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Nimitz mythos

Poster: Scott Law <law@sirocco.mitre.org>

> >Can't we just decide that this is the SCA equivalent of myth; =something= 
> probably/maybe happened, it happened, if at all, the equivalent of several 
> generations (measured in standard enlistment periods) back, and has come down 
> through the hoary mists of time to inspire us?

> Myths are fine.  But I just happened to be stationed on board the Nimitz and 
> wanted to give it life with facts.  If a myth is to be told, it should have 
> some consistency to the tale.  

  Actually, but exactly because myths are handed down from the hoary mists
(near Seattle, maybe? ;) they are inconsistent.  Sure, if you just read Edith
Hamilton's Mythology, she only tells you a nice simple story.  But look at 
LaRouse and you'll see that the Norse myths had two major version (one 
Scandinavian and the other, um, Teutonic).  This isn't including all the 
minor variations from one end of the country to the next.  [This is all from
memory, so details may vary, but I think this is generally true.]


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