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What people are saying…

 

One of the challenges of living in the Current Middle Ages is trying to explain to the uninitiated why we spend so much time running around in funny clothes and hitting each other with sticks. Over the years, Guillaume has done that for us with wit, eloquence, humor and style”
Duchess Natalya de Foix , OL, OP

Like most people, when I get the ‘Crown Prints,’ I immediately turn to Sir Guillaume’s column, and read it first. It has both humor and heart. I smile, and sometimes laugh out loud, at columns that have threads of both universal truth and a skewed view of the world woven in.”
Baroness ƒowyn Amberdrake, OL, OP, former BOD member and chair, Clarion Queen of Arms Emeritus
Sir Guillaume finds what is noblest in us, and what is most ridiculous, then combines them into a single dish which he serves to us with insight, flair and humor.”
Baron Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, OL, OP
When reading Guillaume’s hysterically funny writings, one could easily buy into the image he presents of himself: That he’s only two rising snaps away from lobotomizing himself, but — look again. The ideas shared in Guillaume’s tales don’t come from the village idiot. Far from it. These SCA moments are poignant, well-written and give a glimpse at this Fine Game as played by one who clearly is aware of what is going on around him.”
Baron Auguste Valizan, OP, former Kingdom Chronicler Ealdormere
I have met very few people who can tell a story like Guillaume. Even fewer can relate the Current Middle Ages to our everyday experiences as well as he can. Even fewer than that can make me laugh and think really hard at the same time. Those in the SCA enjoy how he can get to the heart of the organization and help us understand why we do this, and how fun it is to be very silly at a sometimes very serious game. Those who have no idea what the Current Middle Ages is about are in for a treat. You don’t have to be in the SCA or even be a history buff to enjoy and learn from his stories.”
Mistress Heirusalem Crystoma, OP, Publisher of “The Pennsic Independent,” Kingdom Chronicler Midrealm
Any recipe for a well-balanced retreat into the Current Middle Ages has to include a respectable amount of self-reflection, a healthy dose of Truth, Trust and Honor, and a slew of Special Moments that touch the Heart. But none of it would make any sense if we forgot to see the humor in what we do and how we do it. Guillaume’s view is the spicy Chivalric garnish that makes the whole recipe work for me. For if we cannot belly laugh at ourselves, how can we even begin to take ourselves seriously?”
Duchess Katerina O’Callaghan, OP, Atenveldt
Guillaume is the Dave Barry of the SCA. I eagerly look forward to (reading) his articles. His irreverent, off-the-wall humor about the game we all love usually has me doubled up laughing. Yet there is often a gentle bit of education in his articles, and frequently a reminder of the ideals of courtesy and honor we hold dear. Guillaume’s writing guides us as it entertains us. It doesn’t get any better than that”
Baronessa Francesca di Pavia, OP, OL, President SCA Inc., Outlands
One night, while Lady Alexis Vladescu and I were working on the ‘Crown Prints,’ we found this man’s work lurking in the pages of his baronial newsletter. We knew that we had to share this discovery with the whole kingdom and, indeed, the whole Known World! Sir Guillaume examines the SCA, facet by facet, with laughter, anecdotes, and sometimes great poignancy. He makes us laugh, but he also makes us think about this game we are playing, and helps us get a little more out of it.”
Mistress Renata Kestryl of Highwynds, OP, former Caidan kingdom chronicler
Guillaume’s keen observations may be cloaked in humor, but you get much more out of his work than mere laughs. He offers himself as guide to a world filled with wonder — the one we all live in — if you simply look at it through his eyes. Sometimes irreverent, often insightful, always entertaining.”
Baron Bran Trefonnen, OL, OP, Ansteorra
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