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Re: Weeble Myths, Legends, and Truths

Poster: bearslayer@juno.com (Christopher M Dawson)

Vivats, Falcone, Vivats.
I agree with you whole heartedly, hence my initial posting!!


<<There is a fine line between CHARISMA and BULLSHIT>>

On Mon, 14 Apr 1997 10:58:04 -0400 Falcone al Rasool ibn Muhajir
<polearmed@worldnet.att.net> writes:
>Poster: Falcone al Rasool ibn Muhajir <polearmed@worldnet.att.net>
>Asalaam alai qum!!
>All praise to Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful!!
>When I came to this kingdom a little more than three years ago, a 
>group of individuals I try hard to call men, attempted to incent me
>against a group of fighters many here on this list call the big boys. 
>Yet, I have learned the great truth: each person has had a different 
>of experiences, won or lost, that forms their judgement of people.  
>these individual experiences comes the birth of personal prejudice.  
>are all so utilitarian by nature that this cannot be avoided; however,
>those who let others make up their mind for them have, respectfully,
>"left the building".
>My "world view" of Atlantia is that we do not have a big problem with
>rhino-hiding.  In fact, there is only one individual in this kingdom
>that I feel is out and out dishonorable about blow-calling, and he 
>a knight(and most likely won't ever be unless this changes for good).
>I continually hear people claim that so and so just can't be killed 
>I get nasty looks when I proclaim that he dies for me.  I get the same
>nasty looks when I ask them why they didn't talk to so and so about it
>and ask why they didn't take the shot.  I have had candid 
>with several of our knights and royal peers about our fighting
>calibration and have never, ever been put down for asking and have
>never, ever been talked to with less courtesy than I deserved.  So why
>don't these individuals ever talk to these people about it?  Why do
>people make up a judgement for these individuals when they fight them
>once in a blue moon?  For some, and only some, it would mean the death
>of their greatest excuse for their deficient skill....."he just can't 
>Since in another thread, six years = old-timer, I feel like Methusala
>when I say I am beginning my fifteen years.  I have seen less
>rules-mongering and less dishonor than I witnessed in other kingdoms 
>which I have lived.  I have seen men who are unafraid to step back and
>look at themselves and say, "You're right, Falcone, that one probably
>was good.", or men who have called a blow wrong, realized that and
>stopped the fight to say, "That blow to my leg you threw a few stikes
>ago is stinging and I called it wrong."
>In my own opinion, we don't have a problem with it.  If your opinion
>differs, then fine.  I can deal with that.  BUT, if you don't talk to
>those who you think missed a blow, if you don't introspectively 
>your skill, and especially if these are views you gleaned from 
>from the sidelines or listening to someone else, you do yourself, your
>kingdom and your crown a grave disservice.
>discussing it with me. I am not perfect and neither is anyone else.
>Donald Wagner                            Falcone al Rasool ibn Muhajir
>Raleigh, NC                              Barony of Windmasters' Hill
>Lead Technical Instructor - WorldNet     Kingdom of Atlantia
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