Mar
03
2019
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Oh, boy! Time to do the newsletter!

Been putting off doing the baronial newsletter, but it’s time to get it done. I do it tonight, then go over it in the morning and note where the mistakes are. Because there were a bunch, last month.

I blame the short month, myself. At least I have content for it this month.

Mar
02
2019
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Did a SCA demo today!

They’re, ah, demos: demonstrations of stuff? A hour’s worth of fencing, heavy weapons fighting, dancing; a couple of tables of various stuff and people standing around explaining things. I was one of the people explaining things.

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Jan
03
2019
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So, the first week of the month’s gonna be weird for me.

Basically, now that I’m an officer in my local SCA barony I gotta do the newsletter every month.  Taken one way, it takes about an hour to do.  Taken another way, it takes about four days.  I’m really kind of hoping that that latter number starts coming down, but I’m not confident that it will.  And it’s not the cowboy days of the SCA, twenty or so years ago… (more…)




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Nov
29
2018
2

Weekend’s going to be tricky.

Essentially, I have to drive five hours on Saturday morning to make it to an one-hour meeting, then crash that night at a hotel, and drive five hours back the next day.  It’s SCA business: I’m the new chronicler for my barony, and we all have to attend a meeting like this every year.  Since my kingdom (Atlantia) stretches from Maryland to South Carolina, you can largely count on fun trips like this every year.

Also, in unrelated news: I’ve suddenly discovered a burning desire to join a Northern Principality for Atlantia movement.  Go figure.




Aug
17
2018
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Dagnabbit, they had a tank at one of the SCA’s Gulf Wars.

But now I can’t find the video.  Gulf Wars is a SCA war that takes place down in Mississippi in the month of March (when it’s considerably warmer than other places in the USA); the tank was a Da Vinci model.  They’d never let it on the Pennsic battlefield (August, Pennsylvania), but Gulf Wars is rather more easygoing about neat stuff.  It was an amusing image, too: as far as I could tell, they moved the tank by pushing it and the dude ‘driving’ it walked in the middle with his helmet visible so that a pike could maybe get at it.  I have no idea how the marshals were ruling attacks by the guy, or even if he was allowed to make attacks on his own.  Doesn’t matter though; it’d be enough to be able to say No sh*t, there I was, driving a tank in the field battle.

Anyway, amusing image.  Guess you had to have been there.  Or seen it yourself.

Moe Lane

PS: Hey, Leonardo Da Vinci was Fifteenth Century AD.  That makes it period, hey?  With room to spare.  At least in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.




Sep
22
2017
1

All right, see all of you Saturday or Sunday.

My wife’s getting her Laurel in the SCA, so I’m gonna be busy from here on in.  This may mean that the weekly stuff is late. If it is, it won’t be for more than a half-day or so.




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May
30
2017
1

The Bomticc Tapestry: 50 years of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

For lo: look now on the works of my people.  Well, one of my peoples.  The Bomticc Tapestry shows the first fifty years of the SCA, embroidered in a style evocative of the Bayeux Tapestry (which is, of course, not actually a true tapestry).

I don’t expect folks who aren’t in the SCA to entirely ‘get’ how cool this is for me, but: it’s pretty cool. And I pray to God that it survives, and confuses the living HELL out of scholars in the year 3045 AD. Just for the fun of it.




Mar
28
2017
2

The SCA Birthday Song.

I delight in sending my older friends this video on their birthday.

Alas, it is now my turn.

Those aren’t the only verses, by the way.  Oh, my, no, there are ever so many more verses to that.  It’s one of those songs that, the more you drink, the more verses you remember.




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Oct
05
2016
3

Exciting news from the Society for Creative Anachronism!

Red Solo cups are period.

Tacuinum Sanitatis

 

The image in question is from the Tacuinum Sanitatis, which may end up being a Christmas present for my wife.  It’s the sort of thing that’s of interest to her and she’ll certainly get this joke. (more…)




May
05
2016
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So maybe you need to quickly pick out the SCAdian in a crowd.

I’m not asking why. That’s your business. But if you need to do it, play this.

‘This’ being Black Nag, which is one of the standard go-to beginning dances taught to all SCA newcomers. So… watch for the person who has cocked his or her head to the side, visibly counting the beats, and twitching his or her foot.  There. That’s your SCAdian.

Seriously, it’s like Pavlov’s dog with us.




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