Oct. 24th, 2011

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Because that's a good place to start.

This weekend was Her Stellar Majesty Queen Amelot Lisette de Blamont's Queen's Champion and Guardian of the Queen's Hope Tournaments.  The Stronghold of Hellsgate hosted the event and evidently, we did well.

The event was held on Camp Mabry, in the camping area and the site was declared a winner by just about all and sundry.  There was a charity race being held on post the same morning, so we had a bit of a SNAFU with the traffic situation and road closure, but overall?  It went really well.  The gate guards were polite, professional and got our folks through the gate with little to no hassle. 

I did the site tokens, and they were pretty well received I think.  Basically, I copied a page from a German fencing manual, then copied that painting with some quotes, to make bookmarks.  The originals were framed for HRM, as her site token.

I also ended up with waterbearing, not that I minded.  It just kinda slipped Liam's mind, and so I grabbed it.  Sara and Ghilean helped like crazy, though, so I appreciated them manning the table when I couldn't or was off being a social butterfly.

Overall?  OMG great event.  Exhausting, but fun, and everyeone seemed to have a good time.  I also made the Queen cry, first thing in the morning, so I count that as a win.  (They have all go to invest heavily in waterproof makeup.)

Uh.  Other than that, not much else going on.  Tired and sore from the weekend, but back at work and trucking along.

This weekend coming up is a quiet weekend, and then next weekend is 3 Whosiwhatsis, where I WILL be fighting.  In fact, I've got ONE scroll lined up for Gulf Wars, and that's IT for a while.  I'd like to concentrate on my fighting, and get at least some of the rust knocked off before I take on another commission, so I'm going to tie my hands to my knees so they don't float up any more.
soldiergrrrl: (Everybody's a critic)
You know the one...the one I'm going to lose my head over and probably some friends, because I'm going to come across as hateful and intolerant I'm sure.

ETA:  Here's a link to SCA Today:  http://www.scatoday.net/node/21565#comments

Personally, I like having a King and a Queen on the throne.  There's a reason for this, and I'll try and explain as best I can, although I'm pretty sure I'm going to fuck it up.

Okay, let me start at the beginning, or at least at the beginning in my head.

Let's start with peerages.  Yes, there are more female peers than male peers, at least when it comes to the Laurel and the Pelican, but when it comes to the sticking point, the peerage that appears to have the most "power" is the Chiv and the Chiv is overwhelmingly men. 

In Ansteorra, we have had four women elevated to the Chiv, and out of those four, three were elevated after they'd already sat on the throne at least once. 

So, with that being said, although I would love for anyone to fight for the love of their lives, and to place their most beloved partner on the throne, I'm also deeply uneasy about meddling with the ONE truly powerful position for women in the SCA, and anyone who thinks people won't game the system for "power" are mistaken, I think.  Humans are good at a lot of things, and gaming systems is WAY up there on things we're not only good at, but things we LOVE to do.  Humans are hard-wired to do it, I swear. 

Bah.  I'm getting this all jumbled up. 

Suffice to say that I am uneasy about changing the rules because I think it will be abused, and while I'm sure there are some hot women sticks out there, I think the chances of a woman putting another woman on the throne are vanishingly small, and that by removing the "opposite gender" clause, we take away a position of influence for a woman.  Those positions are few and far between for women in the SCA as it is.

Agh.  I'll probably end up editing this a million times since it's all borked up.


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