academie: Re: Academie Heraldry
dmo at pqa.com
Tue Jan 16 12:42:36 PST 2001
>> I know this is starting to sound like a "Vard vs. Bryan"
>> debate, and if that's what this really turns out to be,
>> I'm willing to Indian Leg Wrestle for it at University
>> to determine whether we will behead Spike or not. ;)
>> Whaddya think, B-man, best two-out-of-three?
Ah, a challenge. I accept! Except, as the challenged, I believe I get choice
of weapons. As a true Isenfiri, I must choose a game of cards or dice.
Specifics TBD. :)
>> We really don't have any procedures in place to allow for
>> voting or polling
I believe Greg would be useful for this. We'll decide by flipping the
Chancelier: hair side up = full Spike, hair side down = head only. Vard and I
can do it together to ensure fairness and allow for more height and greater
On a more practical note, if we MUST use Spike, how about enlarging him so that
the proportions are better, and make him gold and overlay the dance with him,
"Azure, a dance argent, overall a unicornate natural seahorses Or"
I put up a quickie rendering at the same site as the others
(http://www.virginia.edu/~isenfir/academie/badges.htm), below the other two. A
real quick check seems to show it as clear of conflict, we've still got all the
elements, and the proportions are better (easier to recognize the fishy thing :)
Conversely, (and perhaps even better) we could make the dance go over Spike
instead of vice-versa (not sure about an ordinary overlaying a charge, but
maybe). It could be symbolic of dance overrunning Atlantia. :) I put that one
up, too, just for comparison.
Personally, I'd prefer instead something more like:
"Azure, a dance argent, overall two tridents in saltire Or"
which would still be very Atlantian (colors, aquatic theme, etc) and would be
rid of a fairly unattractive charge. Haven't checked for conflict, though.
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