minstrel: Who's afraid of the big bad filk?

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Mon Mar 13 17:20:57 PST 2000

> In the course of following this thread, one thing has struck me. Are
> we losing sight here, just a wee bit, of courtesy and gentility?

Gentility can be a difficult thing. Let's use your example:

> If a bard approaches a bardic and hears period stuff and nothing
> else, is it too much to expect of him or her to ask if filk is
> appropriate there?

That bard may not realize that they're hearing only period stuff.
Ravenscroft doesn't sound unusual to the modern ear.

-- gb

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