For my favorite Nova Scotian

I don’t usually do memes, but I succumbed to the lure of Bess, Mistress of the Great Butt Bruise of ought-1 (edited from ought-2, I’m old my memory is gone, sue me :).

Comment and I’ll…
1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

36 thoughts on “For my favorite Nova Scotian”

    1. 1. Why I friended you.
      Cause you woulda kicked my ass if I hadn’t πŸ™‚

      2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
      You are most definitely your mother’s savage daughter.

      3. Tell you something I like about you.
      I like your shy, demure, nature… er… I mean, your honesty.

      4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
      A picnic at the Pseudo-Society. That rocked. Beowabbit!!!

      5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
      I suppose it’s a little late to ask you if you’ll marry me, πŸ˜‰ so I’ll take a page from both of our knights:
      Which of the chivalric virtues is best and why?

      6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
      It’s a toss up between Helmface and “you made me throw up a little” depending upon my mood that day.

      7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

      1. Favourite virtue? Honesty. Sometimes it’s the hardest one, but it hasn’t failed me yet. Not the most popular of the virtues and not an easy path to walk, but much needed in this PC world of ours. Does it make me a pariah? Often. Can I look myself in the mirror? Always.

        Striving for honesty in all things sounds a bit odd, but if you really think about it, it is the most valuable virtue you can have. Without honesty, all the other virtues are hollow and false.

        Deep thoughts, better shared over beer. Lilies?

    1. 1. Tell you why I friended you.
      Because I wanted to e-stalk my favorite Ealdormerian landed baroness πŸ™‚

      2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
      I think the best song to associate with you is Echoes by Conn. You are a great ambassador for the SCA.

      3. Tell you something I like about you.
      You manage to push people into doing more in such a nice way that not only do we do it, but we don’t even mind doing it.

      4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
      Hanging out at Trillies and chatting. That was a lot of fun.

      5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
      Are you coming to Lilies this year? OK, I haven’t always wanted to ask you that, but I’m gonna ask it anyway. To be mean, I’ll ask another:
      What got you into the SCA?

      6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
      Hmmm, on the one hand the mundane picture of you is vibrant, but the SCA picture of you is concentrated fun. I think I’ll go with vibrant.

      7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

    1. 1. Tell you why I friended you.
      Because I don’t get to see you guys often enough.

      2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
      I’m gonna have to say Hotspur for two reasons. One, both of you are foreign-born but still part of the army, and two, you are so enthusiastic about fighting that you make it more fun for the rest of us.

      3. Tell you something I like about you.
      You are one of the most persistent people I know. Nothing seems to stop you.

      4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
      I could pick several, but obviously, given how I entitled my version of this post, I have to say the ride back on the bus after that Estrella where you had that charming butt bruise.

      5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
      What exactly brought you into the Calontir fold in the first place?

      6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
      Like I’m gonna pick anything other than the scutum πŸ™‚

      7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

      1. Both of us? I am the foreigner, Yesungge is the Kansan souvenir..or are you counting Cornelia now πŸ™‚

        OH, Ought-2 that was one helluva wrap shot!

        I came to Calontir with a failing marriage. I decided since I could not work in the States I would play SCA (I had been more active in the realm of 18th Century Re-enacting in Canada, but there wasn’t a lot of that in Kansas!)So after Lilies, I went to Pennsic and camped not with folks from home but with Calontir

        It was like I had come home. Calontir is not perfect but they have it just about as right for me as could possibly be. Thank god I found the tribe!

        1. What, because he’s from Kansas I don’t get to like him anymore? πŸ™‚

          Is Cornelia one of the people we stayed at during EK Crown Tourney?

          If not, will I meet her at Pennsic?

          1. Cornelia is Yesungge’s squire – she has visited Calontir three times now, she is even No.13 Iren Fera as of this past war.

            She is planning a Lilies War 2009, this year it conflicts with a Search & Rescue Course she is taking…but Pennsic isn’t her war choice, Estrella is.

            And you can like & miss him, but he’ll pout iffn’ you say he isn’t Calontiri born…(aka foreigner)

          2. OK, I look forward to meeting her one of these days. Estrella is tough for me though, given my school schedule.

            And it’s not Yesungge’s pouting that I worry about, it’s his wrap.

    1. 1. Tell you why I friended you.
      Because you’re my favorite ex-queen of Northshield πŸ™‚

      2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
      Savage daughter would have been up there, but I’ve already used it on someone else, so I’m going to have to make another choice. And here is that other choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqGQuRgjKeA

      3. Tell you something I like about you.
      Choices choices choices, but I have to say your dry sense of humor. And man do you need it considering your sweetie πŸ˜‰

      4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
      Sorry, but my best memory of you happened while you were hundreds of miles away. On a snowy night. When the cell phone coverage suddenly ended. At a time that is hilarious… now πŸ™‚

      5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
      So, how about them Cowboys… er… maybe I shouldn’t ask that. You’re only, what, 600 miles away πŸ™‚

      My real question: What got you in the SCA and how do you keep your enthusiasm?

      6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
      OK, in terms of icons, I have to say I love the Cowthulu one. Speaking of which, did you hear of the new movie? Horton Hears a Cthulu? It’s a slight adaptation to the original. Slight.

      But of the two pictures there I would have to say I’ll choose the one of you looking regal.

      7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.
      OK, do it at your convenience, but…
      you have to answer these questions in relation to me in reply πŸ™‚

      1. Answers…

        “So, how about them Cowboys… er… maybe I shouldn’t ask that. You’re only, what, 600 miles away πŸ™‚

        My real question: What got you in the SCA and how do you keep your enthusiasm?”

        Well, we won’t hav Brett, so who cares? Seriously…

        I got into the SCA because both my sister and my ex-husband were in it, and I thought it would be fun. My entusiasm keeps up because I like my friends, and still find new things that interest me…though I must admit it is harder these days than ever.

      2. Answers…Of another sort….

        1. Tell you why I friended you.
        Because we’re friends?

        2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
        I have a distinct memory of you reciting the Wanderer and singing one night on the Fyrdraca at Lilies. Of course, I had just been hit in the head by a 6V battery, so maybe it was my imagination… πŸ™‚

        3. Tell you something I like about you.
        You are so outgoing. And you like football.

        4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
        Okay, gotta be the same memory. I have rarely been so worried about someone and felt so helpless – only to have it turn out to be funny later.

        5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
        Where are you going after Grad School?

        6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
        Do you have more than one?

    1. 1. Tell you why I friended you.
      Because I like you (don’t tell Tiberius πŸ˜‰

      2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
      Hmmm, which song should I pick. I think I’m going to go with Heather Dale’s Inspiration.

      3. Tell you something I like about you.
      You are a person who balances the frustrations of other people’s stupidity and, while you may whine a bit, you generally speaking enthusiastically plow right on through it.

      4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
      The feast of Feast of the Bear at Casa Loma. A great time in a neat place with fun people.

      5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
      Well, it’s something I’ve wanted to know since I friended you on LJ. Why Suelet? Is that like Rockette for someone named Sue? πŸ™‚

      6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
      None because none show your lovely face.

      7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

      1. 5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
        Well, it’s something I’ve wanted to know since I friended you on LJ. Why Suelet? Is that like Rockette for someone named Sue? πŸ™‚

        Well…my *real* name is Sue…and a very good friend of mine used to call me suelet. I liked the name…so…*shrug*

          1. 1) why I friended you.
            Because you always make me laugh, which I have oftentimes sorely needed over the last few years.

            2)I associate you with…
            Laughter.

            3)something I like about you is…
            The fact that you’re awesomely intelligent, but never condescending.

            4) a memory I have of you is…
            That great sunshiney smile given to me on a rainy day, trooping out to the battlfield at Pennsic while I was opening up shop for Freya.

            5) Something I’ve always wanted to know about you is…
            If you’d ever move to Canada permanently.

            6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
            Um…you’ve only got the one honey!

            7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.
            Done!

          2. Thank you very much for the compliments.

            Yes, I would move to Canada permanently. I would, however, sort of like a job… πŸ˜‰

            If I had my wish my job after I get my PhD would be in:
            Calontir (it’s home after all)
            Ealdormere (you all have made it a second home)
            England (need I explain)
            Northshield (I suppose, at least it’s a son of the dragon)
            Uh…. Aethelmearc I suppose?
            Uh…. someplace fun? πŸ™‚

    1. 1. Tell you why I friended you.
      Because you and Thorolfr were one of the people that friended me when I was just some person you did not know.

      2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
      I’m gonna go with Dane Mother, though Dane Wife would be more appropriate. Well, maybe πŸ™‚

      3. Tell you something I like about you.
      You are one of the most giving people I know.

      4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
      It’s a myriad of images, rather than a single one. You are a big part of my Eoforwician experience, especially during that first summer in 2003.

      5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
      How did you and Thorolfr meet?

      6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
      You too need an actual picture for me to have a favorite πŸ™‚

      7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

      1. With that big wide friendly grin of yours, how could I resist wanting to be friends with you ?

        Do you know where I could find an mp3 version of Teri Wachowiak’s Dane Mother? I found the lyrics on a poetry site (http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/poetry/2001/07/dane_mother.htm).

        Thorolfr and I met when we were in our early 20’s — we were in the same calculus class at school.

        You want to see pictures of me ? Go look at my Facebook profile and you’ll see dozens (including the naughty-Roman-matron dress)!

        1. The song that reminds me of you, is Hector’s “We Are a River” because you have that big sunny enthusiastically-welcoming-and-charming grin of “Life is full of wonderful things, and it’s good to be us. Come be joyful with me, it’s contagious !”.

          One of the funniest memories I have of you, is the time that a bunch of us Eoforwicians came up the hill to meet your “other” family (Calontir) at a party, and several of us ladies kept trying to make you BLUSH by smothering you in attention-and-affection and totally hamming it up as your fan club by telling everyone in sight how brilliant/funny/cute/sweet/etc we considered you. (yes, ALL those lavish compliments were ALL true too).

          What I want to know, is:
          Can we tempt you up here for Trillium War this year (and will tyou share the recipe for that yummy Apple Pie drink) ?

    1. 1. Tell you why I friended you.
      Hmmm, I’ll have to think about why. Oh, yeah, it’s because I’m never busy and I need someone to keep me out of trouble πŸ˜‰
      Well, among other reasons πŸ˜‰

      2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
      I think I’m gonna go with Mikal the Ram’s Valkyrie song, for a variety of reasons. It’d be a perfect fit if you had a good and proper early period persona πŸ˜‰

      3. Tell you something I like about you.
      You are one of the most capable people I know. There’s nothing that you want to do that you cannot.

      4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
      Hmmm, this is a tough choice. Pennsic this year was pretty special to me, but then so was your visit here and us roaming about. I think I’m going to have to say our trip to Rocheport, and you playing with the cute little dog at the antique store.

      5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
      What got you into the SCA in the first place?

      6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
      OK, for LJ I have to choose this one because it’s the only one. However, I have to go with one of the pictures of you in armor. Wow, those are hot πŸ™‚

      7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

    1. 1. Tell you why I friended you.
      Because I wanted to suck up to one of the people that I think molded and continues to mold the SCA into a group I want to be a part of.

      2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
      Again, Savage Daughter would be a possibility. However, I think you are most definitely a Wolf of the Breed.

      3. Tell you something I like about you.
      Your peaceful nature, well, either that or the fact that you are one of the best people I know at pushing authenticity without becoming a Nazi. I was so impressed with your campsite at that first Trillium War and I have attempted to make mine more and more period to match.

      4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
      I am happy to say I have a lot of good memories, though not as many as I would prefer. However, I would have to say that visiting you at the Runestone during your vigil was pretty magical.

      5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
      What brought you to Calontir in the first place and what were the things about Calontir that kept you coming back.

      6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
      Well, I’m a bit silly if I choose the Nigel picture, so I think I’m going to have to with the Gil picture. OK OK, I’ll go with the You picture πŸ™‚

      7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

      1. 1. Tell you why I friended you.
        Because I wanted to suck up to one of the people that I think molded and continues to mold the SCA into a group I want to be a part of.

        Wow, thank you.

        3. Tell you something I like about you.
        Your peaceful nature, well, either that or the fact that you are one of the best people I know at pushing authenticity without becoming a Nazi. I was so impressed with your campsite at that first Trillium War and I have attempted to make mine more and more period to match.

        Peaceful nature………….huh, have you met me? πŸ˜‰

        4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
        I am happy to say I have a lot of good memories, though not as many as I would prefer. However, I would have to say that visiting you at the Runestone during your vigil was pretty magical.

        For me too πŸ™‚

        5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
        What brought you to Calontir in the first place and what were the things about Calontir that kept you coming back.

        The short answer is Hereward brought me to Calontir. It was a horrid time in my life after my first marriage. I had pretty much given up on everything including the SCA. Hereward took me to Calontir to experience the healing powers of Lilies. During that week I was reminded what I loved about the SCA, I met exceptional persons who showed me patience, compasssion, empathy, joy, passion and unconditional friendship. Thoses friendships continue today and that is what keeps me coming back.

          1. 1. Tell you why I friended you.
            Well duh, because you’re a friend.

            2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
            The exhuberance of Calontir and well Ferd πŸ™‚

            3. Tell you something I like about you.
            Your passion to share the joy you find in the SCA with newcommers

            4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
            Hm, lots being in the army. I remember you being part of my Calontir Vigil on rune stone that Sheridan did for me. You held the banner πŸ™‚

            5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
            I think I know the answer but why did you squire to the Knight you are squired to?

            6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
            Well you only have one………

            7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

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