Kevin Rhodes (cormac) wrote,
Kevin Rhodes

Interview meme, take 4

aliskye asks:

1. You used to be a fencer, do you miss that?
Sometimes, I do. The camaraderie of the fencing community is something I've not quite found elsewhere.

2. You used to fight several forms now that I think of it. Do you plan to get back to any of them?
Obviously not shinai, though I do find the unarmored combat which has replaced the old form to be fascinating. I still have most of my rapier gear, though quite a bit of it doesn't fit anymore. And I'm slowly getting my heavies kit back together. But, as with all things, fighting takes time, and I've been extremely busy for the past...well, 4 years.

3. If the SCA was outlawed tomorrow, what would you do for fun?
Break the law. Unless there was a compelling reason for the SCA to be outlawed, I'd continue to play. However, if the SCA disappeared tomorrow, I'd probably play video games, read, and write presentation papers.

4. If I forced you to watch a sporting event on TV but gave you the choice of what it was, what would you pick and why?
Collegiate or Olympic fencing. Because it's a beautiful sport.

5. How did you get into the SCA?
As I was taking my first fencing class in the SCA, the instructor announced that she would be retiring at the end of the semester. Distraught, the new fencers in the class got together and tried to figure out what to do next. I'd mentioned that there were these crazies in the park back home who did fencing, and I would check it out; if it was worthwhile, I'd bring it back so we could continue fencing. The "crazies in the park" were Malcolm Aikman, Martin FitzJames, your niece and her boyfriend, and the other Wintermistians at fighter practice. The rest is history.

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