I no longer want to be a part of an organization that promotes those who put a hobby before their real life, rather than those who do the opposite. I’m tired of people who achieve both SCA and real-world success being overlooked for those that think the SCA is their life, and the real-world is just a necessary evil. I’m tired of the petty jealousy towards those with real-world success. I’ve seen people with lesser abilities and talents given the highest honors available in this organization, while those who have greater talent get ignored or pushed away simply because they “are already successful mundanely,” or simply aren’t best friends with the “in-crowd.”
Namron, and to a similar degree Ansteorra, have become like a grown-up version of high school. If you aren’t friends with those with influence you get ignored or even ridiculed. If you don’t know those with influence, you try not to piss them off so you won’t be ignored or ridiculed in the future. Well I won’t do that… ever.
Enjoy your little fiefdom. I have better things to do with my life.
Good for you! I am glad that you escaped the petty politics and powerplays of the SCA. Sometimes we all need to take a step back to realize what is really important in our lives, and not get caught up in such things.