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Poster: Scott Law <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>At the risk of being long-winded, the real issue at the center of the
>debates which have been going on the past few weeks is this: a number of
>people are unwilling to give up their modern, personal conveniences for the
>sake of period authenticity and want everyone else to accept that. I really
>don't believe those seeking authenticity should have to. Wasn't the search
>for the medieval what SCA was founded on? If cigarettes are not period,
>don't smoke them at events. Buy or make a clay pipe and use loose tobacco.
>Get period glasses or wear contacts. Put your Coke into a period container.
>And so on.
Absolutely right. I don't know why you people have so much trouble
with this. Just don't wear the glasses. If you are a poor college
student who can't afford glasses, fine. Stumble around alot. That's
what a period poor person would have probably have done. And wheelchairs,
how can people actually show to events with these. Any mundanes who saw
a person in nice period garb but using a wheelchair would say "Who is
this idiot?". Don't they have friends who can carry them around in a
litter or something? Or if they don't, they should stay home (a much
more period practice, I'm sure). All it takes is a little consideration
and thought and you too can be authentic.
-Virgil, who will now return to
putting knotwork on his Nikes
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