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July 7th, 2005


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children_of_lir
11:03 am
Thanks for letting me into the Virtual Fire! (Would have posted sooner, but I wasn't aware that my settings just had me "watching" this group. :) DOH!)

Well, the list seems to have gone through a bit of a dormancy. Maybe we can wake folks up a little.

Fionnghuala here; Celtic musician and SCAdian, among other interests. I perform folk harp, vocals and woodwinds; my repertoire includes both traditional folk songs and original compositions.

I HATE filks. And I sure seem to write a lot of them. :)

Do any of you folks gather at Pennsic War? If so, perhaps we'll meet this August.
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From:alosersdream
Date:July 10th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)

The Sleeping Bard

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Well, hello there!

It's awesome that you found us and joined, that was the ultimate dream for this community. It was supposed to include us posting inspiring poems, stories, or other written works, but has mostly just become a way for us to easily organize the actual happening of a Bardic Circle, and therefore may only be interesting to those who live in or around Western Massachusetts. It would be great to have you at a Bardic Circle, we have been lacking in the musical department, they have been mostly stories, monologues, short skits and improv. Which is fun, but I want there to be song and dance as well.

I don't know what filks are, and I have a hunch about what the Pennsic War might be, but I don't think any of us are doing anything with larping or similar activities right now. Most of us are former AGTers (Adventure Game Theatre, which is a live-action improv theater kind of thing) And at least a few of us play D&D, Vampire, Werewolves, Cthulhu, and that type of thing, both table top, and live action.

So, thank you for finding us, and I'm sorry if we are not exactly what you were looking for.

Happy Hippie Thoughts,
Kaya-Girl
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From:children_of_lir
Date:July 10th, 2005 12:34 pm (UTC)

Re: The Sleeping Bard

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Hello back!

And gotcha. :) No, not from Mass nor a LARPer or RPGer; I primarily do historical reenactment through the SCA---with perhaps some Rennaissance Faire stuff on the side.

"Filk" is a slang-word, originally a typo, that originated in the sci-fi/fantasy convention circuit many years ago. It denotes a song which has ripped off an existing tune, but has been given new lyrics: often comedic/satirical in nature, but not always. It is a sub-category of songwriting that is frequently considered the lowest form of untalented verbal drool...but which remains a guilty & wicked delight for many. ;) (Think Weird Al Yankovic...)

As for the great <a href="http://www.pennsic.net>Pennsic War,</a> although it's TECHNICALLY a SCAdian event, it's also gregariously non-denominational about who shows up to play. ;) Reenactors, Rennies, RPG'ers and folks of all stripes (SCAdian or otherwise) regularly make pilgrimage there---many of them expressly to share music, storytelling and poetry by firelight, the way it was meant to be shared. There's a pretty active & lively theatre community present as well. Would actually love an excuse to travel to New England sometimes, the b'f has been bugging me to go. It's all in the planning. Food for thought...
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From:frostythebard
Date:July 22nd, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC)

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But filks are so much FUN. And Nordsteorra(northern ansteorra) seems to like em. Its pretty much all im good at though.
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From:children_of_lir
Date:July 10th, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)

Re: The Sleeping Bard

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(sorry, HTML screwed up)

As for the great Pennsic War, although it's TECHNICALLY a SCAdian event, it's also gregariously non-denominational about who shows up to play. ;) Reenactors, Rennies, RPG'ers and folks of all stripes (SCAdian or otherwise) regularly make pilgrimage there---many of them expressly to share music, storytelling and poetry by firelight, the way it was meant to be shared.

There's a pretty active & lively theatre community present as well.

Would actually love an excuse to travel to New England sometimes, the b'f has been bugging me to go. It's all in the planning.

Food for thought...

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