||[Aug. 3rd, 2009|03:50 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
I'm totally a fuddy-duddy now. |
Here's the thing.. I've been in the SCA for a while now, and I know that it's a big tent and I love that. There's room for everyone. Take the Tuchux, they're not techncially part of the SCA, they're doin' their own thing, and within the confines of their group there are rules about how to do it and they're all pretty good about obeying their own rules even if they don't obey anyone else's. But that's their own thing.
Within our "thing" though I've reached the point where I just don't agree that a sports bra should count as a major item of outerwear. And it's not that 90% of the people wearing just a sports bra are having a major violation of the Insufficient Fabric For Body Type statute, it's more that ... c'mon people, that's not even remotely garb. The book says "a reasonable attempt at pre-17th century." I know shoes are hard, I don't begrudge anyone their modern shoes, you do what you gotta do and period shoes are expensive, hard to find, and often don't work well with modern foot/back/leg issues, rock on with your Reeboks. But you can't tell me that you looked at yourself in the mirror wearing a sports bra, a sarong, and a cowboy hat and thought "Yeah, that's medieval. Hell yeah."
This goes also for bikini tops and men who think their entire upper body clothing should consist of a large studded dog collar. And don't be all "But it's hoooooooooot. And I'm sweaaaaaty." It's called linen. Look it up. Sure, part of me is jealous of the ones who could get away with it but I'm not sure I'd wear just a sports bra even if I were one of the people who looked good like that. If you want to go bare midriff knock yourself out... 5th century Indian, for example. But the lime green string bikini you sewed bells to? Bitch, please.
Also? What's with this music these days? And in conclusion: Get the hell off my lawn!
Really, I'm having a lovely time. :D I'm just irritated about having to work the whole thing. I am not, however, irritated with the paycheck. Woot!
How are you guys?