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Author Topic: Anger, hatred and the reenacting way.  (Read 8536 times)

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Offline Sturmkatze

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Re: Anger, hatred and the reenacting way.
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2008, 12:46:55 AM »
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Why? It brings me joy! ;D And... I have met very FEW a-holes in this new hobby. I still reenact, but it's not me life anymore... I have expanded and diversified!  ;)
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Re: Anger, hatred and the reenacting way.
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2008, 10:06:17 AM »
One thing that amazes me from the German stand point is how pretty everyone tries to look. We even try to look "good" for our impression.  A true 1944-1945 impression would have you in the worst quality uniform, almost no equipment and looking like hell. Yet we all go out trying to look like we are ready for a parade for the Chief of Staff.

I have done some things wrong out of haste, had it pointed out, was embarrassed about it, but learned.  The trick is two fold -  to listen to the advice and not take it personally - and second, when giving advice, don't be a jerk, try to be polite and explain why / what etc.  Don't push it on them, treat them like a wild cat at your door step.  Leave the information at the door in a bowl, if they want it they will take it, if you try to grab it and force it on them you are going to get your eyes clawed out.

Snickering about it to yourself then complaining about it on the internet is the lazy way out.  I have no respect for a keyboard commando.

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Re: Anger, hatred and the reenacting way.
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2008, 10:52:53 PM »
One thing that amazes me from the German stand point is how pretty everyone tries to look. We even try to look "good" for our impression.  A true 1944-1945 impression would have you in the worst quality uniform, almost no equipment and looking like hell. Yet we all go out trying to look like we are ready for a parade for the Chief of Staff.

I agree Robb. I have a ton of late-war photos from the Eastern Front and not one of them are looking pretty. I am amazed at the number of German reenactors who look like they just came out of training to reenact a late war event. If you try to be historically accurate then you are portrayed in a wrong light then lectured on how your impression is wrong. Lecturing just turns people off (especially Social Studies teachers!!!) from listening and I have also found that when you try to correct the wrong one's that it always leads to a large arguement unless you are friends.
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