With the interest in heraldry growing from the funeral of QEII, there's something I've noticed a lot of lately from folks outside of the SCA, and that is (mostly Americans) not understanding how heraldry works. So, you know those heraldic shops at cultural festivals and renaissance faires and occasionally the mall? You know, the ones … Continue reading Family Heirlooms: how heraldic inheritance really works
A thought. SCAdians are really bad about respecting the work of others. Hear me out. Because our culture is very much a DIY culture, it is quite easy to go "psh, I can make that - for cheaper than *that guy* is charging" without really thinking about the actual material and labour costs of what … Continue reading Omphaloskepsis: But I Can Do It Cheaper!
So, over the Christmas holiday, I had the opportunity to go to an event in Meridies (hi Thor's Mountain!), and I seized the opportunity to sit and do some art while I was there. I wasn't sure what kind of art that I wanted to do, and I was kind of flying on what I … Continue reading Stretching Scribal Boundaries
Seriously. This is pretty close to what we had. I live just north of the green circle. Calontir Coronation was this weekend, and as is often the risk with midwestern kingdoms in January, we had the prediction of some pretty heinous weather. So not kidding - we had a winter storm warning issued that morning … Continue reading Making Choices; or why Konstantia wore one outfit over another
Did I feel like I missed out on things in the Society? Of course. Did I miss people? Definitely. Do I regret my break? No. I needed this, and I needed to not be in the middens of everything. And that has made all of the difference.
In my post Experimental Archaelogy and Social Media, I talked about the concept of provenance, and why it's so important to historians of all levels. This post, though, will go a bit further in showing that there are tools available to all of us in properly determining where the original post comes from. I was … Continue reading Let Me Google That For You: How to Use Internet Tools to Research Effectively
Before we get started: I will be watching commentary and IP addresses on this post. Any use of the terms "Nazi," or related terms will result in being blocked. I will not tolerate it, nor will I also tolerate bashing of individuals. Any conversation that is not constructive will be removed. Commentary is okay, but … Continue reading Omphaloskepsis: that pesky C
It's been a while since I've updated this. And August has been full of stuff, but not a whole lot of work on projects. I've honestly needed a break from projects (and instead, added some SCA-related things to my modern Zazzle store), and I'm glad I took it, but I really do need to get … Continue reading Update on Projects
In my last post about making magic moments in the SCA, it was all about what an individual can do to help make their own magic moments. This, though, is what we can do as a collective group, though this also relies on individuals. The thing is, the SCA does not exist in a bubble. … Continue reading Omphaloskepsis: Making Magic Moments for Others
One of the things that I've seen over and over again in the SCA Social Mediaverse is that people want to see more magic moments. A magic moment in the SCA is where time seems to stand still and where it seems that one has gone back into time. Many of us want to have … Continue reading Omphaloskepsis: Making Magic Moments in the SCA