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Re: In a Perfect World.

Posted by joeguppy on 2013.08.07 at 02:17
Hi there anonymous,

I'm very sorry that you had to go through that situation. And yes, in many ways it highlights my point - the job of peerage is not always a joy. It isn't always pretty. And sometimes it means having to deal with people who are being boneheads.

I agree that sometimes too much is expected of the peers. And again, who needs to step forward to give the reality check? You guessed it - the peers. The fact is, real world matters do take precedence. The SCA is a game - no question about it. And when it comes down to it, real world matters are far more important than dressing up in long-ago-out-of-fashion clothing and doing an event. But IF one is going to participate in the SCA and IF one is going to accept the accolade of a peerage, that means following through with the good and the bad and not just leaving when the going gets tough. I totally understand if a peer backs away because real-world matters have taken over, or if the peer has just moved on to other matters of life or hobbies. But it makes me nuts to see when someone sticks around for the glitz, but ducks away when there is a crisis.

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