Sometimes at SCA events, I notice the strangest smell. It's like a combination of sweat, poop, and vinegar. What is the cause of this? It's really gross.
— Lady GoldfishDear Lady,
Yes, it is really gross. No one wants to do a lot of research on the subject, but I think you realize that it's caused by poor hygiene, possibly brought on by laziness or a misguided effort at periodicity. Since Febreze doesn't work on humans, I suggest you research pomanders — and stand upwind of the offending party.
About 15 years ago, I wrote several articles that have been printed in various publications throughout the Known World. Are there any copyright limitations I should be concerned about? And does this fulfill the Laurels' requirement that I have my work published?
— Anxious in AnsteorraDear Anxious,
You'll probably want to write some new articles soon. Only Laurels can rest on their laurels, so to speak.
I can't stand the sound of screaming children, yet they seem to be everywhere at SCA events. I hope that writing to you will call attention to this problem.
— Deaf in DarkwaterDear Deaf,
That trick never works! Deal with it - kids scream all the time.