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Re: Well it finally happened to me...

Poster: Kensei <kensei@concentric.net>

At 02:25 AM 12/18/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Poster: WzrdKing@aol.com
>     I've followed with interest the various disscusions which have
>occasionally graced these lists about the authenticity VS social debate. The
>recent "(dis)courtesy and SCA politics" discussion in the East list was
>especially interesting. I've also added my two cents on occasion, even though
>I've not been an SCA member for quite a year yet. But now I've had my first
>brush with the reality behind the words.

As an advocate of authenticity in garb in a recent debate, I apologize for
the rude, uncouth, and villein-like way in which you were treated.  Such
discourtesy, surprising in the extreme from (as you put it) a long-time SCA
participant, is indicative of someone with a serious mundane personality
problem.  Frankly, the incident reminds me of a anecdote centering on people
like who seem to walk through life with a figurative "kill me, kill me" sign
tacked to their forehead--with the individual in question getting what he
asked for when he meets up with the wrong person.

What to do in the SCA context?  I would more than halfway advocate the
immediate convocation of list of honor, with either the insulted party
personally participating or selecting a champion to resolve the matter.
Authenticity is one thing--rudeness is another.  Just my thoughts.   

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