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Re: scope of the SCA

Poster: "Michael S. McCollum" <eadric@visi.net>

Terry L. Neill wrote:
> Poster: "Terry L. Neill" <Neilltl@ptsc.slg.eds.com>
> Sherry Hintze <chhintze@bmd.clis.com> wrote:
> >One of the things that isn't mentioned much anymore (Actually, it was
> pretty
> >well moot before I entered the SCA 9 years ago) are the ties between the
> >and modern fantasy fiction.
> >At one time, the SCA had a lot of overlap with such-like.  Look at the
> >current occupations of a lot of the founders - writing fantasy fiction.
> >snip<
> >Somewhere along the line, we decided to make a break with fantasy, I think
> >largely in the interest of gaining respect as an organization.  IMHO, it's
> >helped do that and it's been a good thing.

> Our vision now is our collective vision over time, not the vision of the
> attendees of that first party.  This is not a bad thing.
> Throughout the last 31 years, the SCA has grown closer and closer to the
> historical aspect and (sadly) further from the chivalry and honor aspect.

> Personally (my *personal* opinion) I'd like to see an emphasis on BOTH
> historical accuracy and Chivalry.
> I can help a chivalrous person become more historically accurate.
> It's a hard slog to help a historicaly accurate idiot become more chivalrous.
>         - Anarra

Thank you for stating so clearly what was running through my last three
neurons as I read the previous post. Well said.

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