Category Archives: SCA

Omphaloskepsis: “Real Life Comes First”

Today, on that Other Social Network, I noticed a group dedicated to a century drill of service. For those not knowing what a century drill is, it’s 100 days of combat work, whether it be at a pell or with … Continue reading

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Omphaloskepsis: Consent

It also means that we have got to learn how to accept that other people have boundaries, whether they be sexual, emotional, or even physical, and learn to work with people, but to also extend grace when people invariably mess up on those boundaries. Continue reading

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Text: Adelaide Sarsfield’s Calon Cross

Our Minister of Youth has done a bang-up job at taking care of the youth of Calontir, and when I was approached about writing the text, I said yes. (Also, I love writing scroll texts, and often wish I could … Continue reading

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Omphaloskepsis: Burnout sucks.

“Konstantia, where have you been? Why have you not been blogging so often?” I’ll tell you. Burnout sucks. For many of us, the SCA is everything we do. It was certainly that way for me for a while. My social … Continue reading

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Let Me Google That For You: How to Use Internet Tools to Research Effectively

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 … Continue reading

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Andrixos’ Herald Extraordinary

When Brigida, Gold Falcon Principal Herald, asked me if I wanted a crack at a scroll, I asked who it was for and I jumped at the the chance. You see, Andrixos (or Drx, more familiarly) wrote both my Calon … Continue reading

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Experimental Archaeology and Social Media

So, it’s been another week of a post being shared on That Social Media Site of purported 14th century Byzantine garments as they make the rounds. . . again. They’re beautiful, well-crafted, and the photos look like they’ve been taken … Continue reading

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SCA Philosophy Question Ahoy!

Since November 28, 2017, I’ve been asking my social media friends list (which, yes, comprises mostly of SCA folks) questions about SCA philosophy, SCA personae, and the like. Sometimes, the questions may have been a bit pointed, and sometimes, well, … Continue reading

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Survey of Byzantine Clothing Class

At Clothier’s Seminar, hosted by the Shire of Cúm an Iolair, I had the opportunity to teach a class on Byzantine clothing from about the 6th century to about the 14th century. This will eventually be a series of posts … Continue reading

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End of the year project roundup: retrospective 2018

In the closing days of this year, I’m doing a retrospective. (Yes, there’s a few days left, but I’m not sure how many SCA-related projects I’m actually going to be able to get done by then, so. . .) I … Continue reading

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