Why do we re-enact?

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'Cos I like screaming WRONG WRONG WRONG at ... telly ? What's that ?

Well, at historians then .... :twisted:
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Alan E wrote:'Cos I like screaming WRONG WRONG WRONG at ... telly ? What's that ?

Well, at historians then .... :twisted:
Alan, did you see that piece of dross last year on Channel 5 entitled "Britain's Greatest Monarch"?
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Post by willin' willa »

I had to laugh, Hraefn, my route in was via a medieval group that sounds much like yours was, and my educational path afterwards was similar... (without the biker group intro, though)

I re-enact because I love to dress in clothes which are different from the 21st century, play pretend, and escape the everyday world I work in, which is full of other people's mental anguish... not to mention, war, famine, pestilence, violence. Hmmm, let's see, not so different to the 17th century then after all!

Oh well, still fun!

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the mud and the sex mainly*, oh and shooting your mates and not killing them.

The history stuff came later.

Doing things in places that would seem really odd elsewhere

To give saddoes the opportunity to excercise their 'wit' when they call me robin hood or nonny nonny - to then ask said saddoes what they did that weekend. A bit like that TA ad that used to be aired, but with less drill I should reckon.

I redo it to stretch my brain again, lots of projects and things to wave at people, the people are great fun, best bunch of weirdos you could possibly wish for.




*the people of course
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it's fun, i like history, seemed the sensible way to proceed :D

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"seemed the sensible way to proceed "

well you can dispense with THAT attitude if you want to do reenactment ;-)

can't you read? dammit the yoof of today.
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Post by Thomas Hayman »

gawd, the older they get the grumpier they get :twisted: (runs and hides behind pavise)

I think it stemmed from my interest in armour and realising i'd have a lot of armour getting rusty.

p.s, from what i've seen hear, sensible is right out the window :D

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Alan F ... I really don't have a telly mate :D . Largely because of the dross they used to put on. :wink:
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Alan E wrote:Alan F ... I really don't have a telly mate :D . Largely because of the dross they used to put on. :wink:
You didn't miss anything - this programme put forward the idea that Edward I is Britain's greatest monarch because "He won the battle of Stirling Bridge" :shock:
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Where else can you know friends like family for years & STILL don't know their name, yet if you were having problems at the other end of the country they would be picking up the car keys before you had a chance to complete the conversation.

Where can you meet people & not judge or be judged by the employment you have/dont have ,but instead be known

Ahh to get away from the ringing phone

no driving(so a chance for a drink with friends) ,

Bar-b-que for every meal,chatting round the camp fire,the sound of rain on canvas,exercise without running on a boring treadmill, a hobby all the family can join in with,the chance to play like kids again, to have people say ''is that real?....''

the question should be why doesn't everyone do re-enactment

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At a scarily young age I found that I liked making historical clothing...then I needed somewhere to wear it...then I learned how to weave...and fence...and it really just snowballed until now I'm an archeology student!!

My mum used to shake her head and make fun of me, but now she buys wool on sale and saves it for birthdays and such, bless her. She draws the line at actually coming to an event.

Ah my misspent youth!
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Why do I reenact? Because train spotting got taken over geeks.

But I have a sense of déjà vu just recently when it comes to reenactment. :twisted:
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"But I have a sense of déjà vu just recently when it comes to reenactment."

funny I had a feeling that you said that before.
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Bil wrote:I like history,
I like wargaming,
I like camping,
I like fires,
I like drinking,
I like partying,
I like talking to people,
I like dressing up (no not that),
I like hitting people....
re-enacting enables me to do all of the above and more, without geting arrested and in some cases actually get paid for it too!
What this man said, although the very first time was when a mate passed a few of us in the Student Union bar carrying quarterstaffs and swords.

"Where you going?"
"Re-enactment."
"What's that?"
"Dressing up and hitting people."

We followed, we joined in, and two of us joined the group on the spot.

Bill Bailey's sketch on re-enactment helped too though :lol:
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