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RE: authenticity discussion

Poster: Becky McEllistrem <beckymc@MICROSOFT.com>

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From: Rutlands@aol.com [mailto:Rutlands@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 1998 9:18 AM
To: atlantia@atlantia.sca.org
Subject: authenticity discussion

Poster: Rutlands@aol.com

I've been reading some of the comments on this subject, and always welcome
discussion.  I just want to add that the question, "yes, it's lovely, but
you document it?" is not necessarily snotty, but can mean, wow, if you can
document it, you might be opening up a whole new area of perception (of what
was done in period) or new area of endeavor to me!.  Please don't always
on it as demeaning or arrogant.  

Also, as much as Laurels and everyone else should always be tactful,
it doesn't flow naturally from us.  We don't all have the greatest people
skills, even if we have some skill in our arts.  Please take tactless period
questions with a huge grain of salt.

Daniel of Rutland


In defense of Laurels I noticed that many folks making snobish
comments about what is period were not Laurels at all but folks
that had played a year or so that had done some sort of study in the
area.  I've only met one Laurel in Atlantia who ever made complaints
about things not being period and that was only when I asked for
such info.  Those willing to tell me what was not period even
though I wasn't interested in hearing it for the 3rd time were
usually not Laurels... Just folks that seemed to be quick to

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