“Arrow!” said the bowman. “Black arrow! I have saved you to the last. You have never failed me and always I have recovered you. I had you from my father and he from of old. If ever you came from the forges of the true king under the Mountain, go now and speed well!”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

ok Paralympians in general are badass but Paralympic archers are fucking METAL i mean look at this shit!!!

Danielle Brown! A team GB archer with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in her feet, meaning her feet are in near constant pain and she walks with crutches. She leans on a stool to shoot AND STILL MANAGES PERFECT FORM

Matt Stutzman!! American athlete who currently holds the world record for longest accurate shot in archery!! He was born without arms, he does this shit with his feet

Zahra Nemati!!! From Iran! She competed in fucking taekwondo, SHE’S A BLACK BELT, but a car accident in 2003 left her with spinal injuries and paralysis in both legs. DID SHE LET THAT STOP HER? FUCKING NO, SHE TOOK UP ARCHERY INSTEAD, NBD!! And what else? SHE QUALIFIED FOR BOTH THE 2016 PARALYMPICS AND THE GENERAL OLYMPICS, and she was the flag bearer for the Iranian team in the Parade of Nations.

when. will. ur. fav. ever!


主料为暗红色金鱼戏藻紋提花绸,衬里为纯棉与织锦缎拼接。(提花绸,是用提花机使经纬线交错点织成各种花纹图案的绸缎,是绸缎中的一个大类, 是与绸面印上花纹的印花绸大类不同的一个类别。现在一般指提花化纤布料)






Everything you (n)ever wanted to know about archery

Originally posted by disneypixar

Don’t watch Lord of the Rings, the Hunger Games, or Avatar. At least, not for the archery. Hollywood is stock full of misinformation and misrepresentation about archery. Sadly, not a lot of writers have the opportunity to really delve into the practice. So here is my all you wanted to know primer from how bows are constructed, to lining up and releasing the shot, to treating your friend’s nasty broadhead wound.

Edit: expanded the debunking section. 

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Writing Research - Bow & Arrows

The purpose of this research post is to be helpful, more importantly educational. I certainly don’t condone the use of this knowledge for malevolent reasons. I want to help writers with their stories and I figured this would make their search for such information easier. 

This is great for the stories that take place in ancient times, apocalyptic setting, and/or contains characters that are archers. Maybe you’re writing fanfiction and it’s about one of these characters: Legolas Greenleaf, Bard the Bowman, Kili and Tauriel (The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit), Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)Kagome Higurashi (InuYasha), Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Arrow), Princess Merida (Brave), Susan Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia), Link (The Legend of Zelda), Hawkeye, Robin Hood, Lara Croft, and so on. 

This information would help make them believable. For example, if they are teaching another character how to be an archer it would be difficult to write about it without first knowing how it’s actually done in real life. The same can be said about when they are wounded by an arrow, just how would they deal with it? Or if your character is a survivalist or prepper and their story is set in an apocalypse world, they would probably know how to make weapons (like the bow and arrows) from the things around them in order to survive.

So this post is meant to make a writer’s life a little easier by giving them a starting point. It doesn’t contain EVERY information about bows, but if you know what you’re looking for than I encourage you to look it up. 

How To Make A Bow and Arrows

How To Use A Bow

How To Treat An Arrow Wound/Injury


Toshiya archery tournament at Sanjusangendo temple, by Prado

Their is always something I find magical in archery. Quiet concentration, mouvements, I could watch archers for hours.

Symbol of good luck and goodness piercing evil, arrows have been associated with celebrations for long in Japan. Toshiya, a big Kyudo tournament organised after New Year in Kyoto, is a good example.