Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

SCA questions and answers

Wow, this meme is ridiculously long. But I'm always a sucker for these sorts of things, so taking this from rufinia:

- Been an officer? (Local, Regional, Kingdom, Society?) Yes; no; no; more or less. (I haven't had any of the big titled Society offices, but I figure Secretary of the Grand Council counts.)
- Do you have an SCA name? yes
- Do you have an SCA persona? yes
- Changed persona because of different garb? no
- Been adopted by a person, household or clan? more or less (My original persona was chosen because a friend wanted to be SCA siblings, and I've been invited into a couple of households.)
- Had a name and/or device accepted by the SCA College of Arms? yes
- Had a name and/or device rejected by the SCA College of Arms? yes -- my original device conflicting with one that somebody registered a month or so earlier
- Been taken or taken an apprentice, protege or squire? yes, both
- Have rank higher than an Award of Arms. If so, what? yes -- two Peerages

- Been an Event Steward/Autocrat? yes, repeatedly. After you hit your head against the brick wall enough times, you start forgetting that it hurts.
- Kingdom level or local level? local
- Cooked an Event? yes, several times. (Once at an event that I was autocratting -- *not* a practice I recommend.)
- Taught a class at an event? yes
- Run an activity at an event? sure, a bunch. (The biggest was probably running dance at Pennsic.)

- Ever fought at an event? depends on definitions -- I've done combat archery
- Ever fought at Pennsic or another War? ditto
- Done a different martial art at an event? a little fencing, a lot of archery
- Ever run a martial activity at an event? marshalled archery, if that counts
- Fought at an event tourney? no
- Ever fought in a Crown Tourney? no
- Won a tourney or contest at an event? not that I remember
- Made your own armor? no, although I've tweaked it some
- Made your own weapons? no, although worked on them a bit
- Been a squire? no
- Have rank as an archer? yes -- not much of a rank, but a rank
- Have rank as a fencer? no, although I was offered a cloak in the CRC. (I turned it down, because I didn't think I was up to snuff.)
- Created a siege weapon? no

- Have you ever entered an A&S contest? just a Laurels' Prize Tourney
- Have you ever won an A&S contest? only in the sense that one of the Laurels noticed me
- Ever run an A&S contest? no
- Ever judge/critique items in an A&S contest? occasionally
- Ever wordsmithed a scroll? fairly frequently these days
- Illuminated a scroll? no
- Done the calligraphy for a scroll? no
- Made your own paper? no, although I'd like to try sometime
- Made a book? ditto
- Make someone's order medallion? no
- Write someone in for an award? many times. (One letter resulted in the Crown putting me in charge of setting up 10 awards.)

- Have you ever sewn your own garb? yes. It was a horrible disaster, but yes.
- Sewn garb for others? no
- Ever been sewing on the way to an event? no
- Researched and completed an outfit from said research? no
- Ever taught a class on sewing? no
- Finished a hat? no

- Do you know how to spin? no, although I'd like to learn one of these days
- Ever woven your own fabric? no
- Do you know how to knit? no
- Do you know how to crochet? no
- Have you ever dyed your own yarn or fabric? no
- Embroidered a garment? no
- Beaded a garment? no

- Ever entertained at a feast? not that I recall
- Ever ran a bardic circle? no
- Ever performed in a bardic circle? yes
- Had songs requested from you at such? once or twice
- Ever competed in a formal bardic? no
- Know any period songs? a few
- Been banned from a bardic circle for a song/performance, or have a piece you perform banned/controlled? no

- Ran a court as Nobility (King/Queen or Baron/Baroness)? no
- Ran a court as Herald? yes
- Heralded at Court? yes
- Been an Attendant, Guard or Champion at court? yes
- Been called to court to receive an award, if so which one/s? yes, a bunch
- Been called to court to present something, if so what? depends on definitions -- mostly for apprentice ceremonies
- Been called to court for punishment? no, although I've lived in fear of Balfar from time to time
- Been part of court 'shtick?' a bit
- Done something while watching court, e.g., spin, sew, embroider, if so what? occasionally, although I'm still trying to get good enough at trichinopoly and/or fingerloop to make it work we
- Had a royal comment on what you're doing? once or twice
- Have awards from more than one Kingdom? no

- Have you ever gone to Pennsic? yes
- Ever done Zero Night? no
- How many Pennsics have you gone to? um -- somewhere between 15 and 20
- Ever taught a class at Pennsic? many
- Taken a class at Pennsic? many
- Gone to Opening Ceremonies? most years
- Been a waterbearer? yes
- Worked a shift at Chirurgeons Point at Pennsic? no
- Worked a shift as security at Pennsic? no
- Volunteered in any other capacity? yes
- Ever merchanted at Pennsic (we'll take shopping as a given)? no
- Gone to the swimming hole classic or family? yes, albeit not in some years
- Trolled the Bog for parties? not really
- Hosted a party at Pennsic? co-hosted; I don't think I've led one, though
- Been part of a 'Pennsic building project'? only in modest support roles

- Ever traveled more than 8 hours each way for a one day event? yes
- Gone to a different Kingdom for an event? yes
- Lived in a different Kingdom? no
- Have trailer hitch and trailer, mainly because of the SCA? no, although my current car's slightly over-powered engine was justified so that I could do so
- What ridiculous lengths you've gone to get to an event? spending eight hours in the air on an airplane, trying to escape Canada, and only getting a net 50 feet.

- Run out of closet space because of garb/gear? yes
- Ever crammed more than 4 people into a hotel room? yes
- Met your future spouse at an SCA event? yes (Well, at a demo -- close enough.)
- Met most past significant others in an SCA setting? yes
- Have better research books than your library? for certain specialized subjects, yes
- Is your tent bigger than your first apartment? no
- How many sewing machines do you own? 1
- Own an anvil? yes -- an eensy-weensy one, but still an anvil
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