Kevin Rhodes (cormac) wrote,
Kevin Rhodes

Interview meme, take 5

blackbirdsings asks:
1. What was your favorite thing about going to Pennsic?
The overall adventure of flying alone to the opposite side of the country, getting in a cab to go to the middle of nowhere with nothing but a hiking pack and a duffel bag full of gear, and not just surviving, but thriving, making tons of new friends and finding old friends I hadn't seen in years. But if I had to pin it down to one thing, it would be the six people who still believe that I walked all the way from California, like Samwise Gamgee, with all my gear on my back. Free bonus answer: worst part about going to Pennsic? My idea to give myself a tonsure beforehand. Ouch!

2. If you had to change your SCA persona, what would you change it to, and why?
Depends on the change. I could go from being a 14th c. Irish Augustinian mendicant to a 14th c. Scottish Franciscan mendicant without much trouble, and I could drop the habit completely with a minimum of fuss (though I wouldn't be happy about it). But if I had to do a complete overhaul? Probably an early 6th century Romano-Brit that fit in some way with the Arthurian saga.

3. Okay, one "me" question deserves another! If you and I could go on a trip to anywhere, what one thing or place in the world would you want to show or share with me?
A very difficult question to be sure. There are plenty of places I've been that I'd like to show you, but the one place I know you'd like, and yet probably wouldn't think to go on your own, is the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney. The skin tingles just to think of the place. For those of earthy persuasions, it's a truly magickal place.

4. Who's your favorite historical figure?
So many choices. I'm going to rule out anyone from the Arthurian saga, because it's too easy. ...Except no, because now it's too hard. Arthur.

5. If you had a Guy Fawkes mask, a million dollars, and 24 hours, what would you do?
Well, I already have one and three, so the question really is "if you had a million dollars, what would you do?" However, assuming that the premise of the question is that I have the first two items, and 24 hours to do something with them, I'd deposit half of the money (not in the mask) into a swiss bank account and walk the rest in satchels each holding $25,000 to various charities (in the mask, full cape and wig.) Then, after I'd returned the mask to whomever had set the premise in motion, I'd pull the money from Switzerland and purchase cheap property somewhere pretty to build an ideal SCA event site and a full replica of Stonehenge. I know of no reason my plans for the perfect SCA event site should ever be forgot.

Of course, one could argue that this goes against the entire premise of the question. So instead, I'd shoot a video of myself in the mask, giving a soaring speech about the dangers of an uneducated democracy, and use the money to put it on Fox News. Anything left over would go towards the purchase of masks and capes to be dispersed to Keith Olbermann, Al Gore, Martin Sheen, and anyone else who came to mind.

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