real swords

Sooooo.....

I kinda bought a sword today at the Renaissance Fair. It’s the first time I’ve ever spend any large amount of money in myself. It was $80, but I really wanted it and the blacksmith that sold it to me was really sweet. I’ll have pictures and stuff up later from the Fair and of my sword. I’m also going to have some angst up soon. Love you guys.
@impala-dreamer and @winchesters-favorite-girl. I wanted to tag y'all because I’m like proud of myself for actually buying myself something. Lol.

Ardyn is clearly out of touch with the young people

Who the fuck uses the word ‘sycophancy’ these days??? U bet Ravus’ dead ass that he knew Ardyn was fake right away

“I may not know Noctis that well but he is a simpleton and doesn’t speak words with more than three syllables.”

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Hi my name is Shaolin Fantastic and I have a pristine pair of red pumas (that’s how I got my recognition) with white accents and a real life samurai sword that I got for a discount and a lot of people tell me I look like Grandmaster Flash (AN: if u don’t know who he is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Zeke Figuero but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m also a DJ, and I apprentice under Grandmaster Flash where I’m in the third year (I’m seventeen). I’m gay (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly red. For example today I was wearing a red shirt and a matching red hat along with my signature red pumas. I was walking around the Bronx. It was hot and sunny so there was no shade, which I wasn’t very happy about. A lot of Savage Warlords stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.

anonymous asked:

Some swordsmen I guess 'wear' their swords on their waist or strapped them to their backs. Most of the time people put them on their waist because it seems practical and rarely for the backs. Is there any pros and cons to the position of their swords? Or this is just merely aesthetic purposes?

“Wear” is the correct term.

Carrying a blade on your belt, (usually on opposite side from your dominant hand) is an entirely practical consideration. It’s not really possible to draw from the back in combat. You can do it, but it involves either some juggling of the blade, or unslinging the scabbard, pulling the blade, and then returning or discarding the scabbard.

Alternately, you can simply reach across your waist and draw a sword. Faster, simpler, easier to do in combat. It’s also going to be out of your way most of the time, while one on your back could become an issue. Finally, while drawing it, you’re putting the blade between yourself and your opponent almost instantly, which can have sometimes have applications in defensive situations.

It’s hypothetically possible to design some kind of scabbard that would hold a blade on the back for easy access. For instance, a sci-fi setting where they use strong electromagnets. It would also be possible to store a collapsing sword on the shoulder, or across the small of the back.

In the real world, slinging a sword (or other weapon) across your back usually meant you intended to ready it before combat, rather than during the melee. Remember, historically, swords were actually a sidearm, and almost never used as a primary weapon. So a soldier would need their sword someplace they could get to it quickly, should their primary weapon (usually a polearm or ranged weapon) fail.

If your character carried a sword as their primary weapon, for example a Zweihander or claymore, then it’s entirely possible they’d carry that across their back, with a sidesword on their waist while traveling. Before a battle, they’d unsling their primary, prepare it for use, and then put their scabbard with their kit. If they were ambushed on the road, it’s far more likely, they’d simply use their sidesword, rather than trying to get at a weapon on their back.

-Starke

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I have had these designs lying around for nearly a year now? about time i did something with them! added in a few other ones and smartened up some of the paint work. 

There will DEFINITELY be inaccuracies in the weapons, so please don’t think I don’t know XD it’s just a little bit of fun to explore some more variations and morphology in Pokemon. the original post can be found HERE. and the pokedex entries can be found below the read more line.

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A storyboard assignment for class!
Finn asks Abracadaniel if he knows how to curse a real sword.

Based on audio from My Brother, My Brother and Me Episode 268.

Stabby starters
  1. “No. You buried your knife in my stomach, which means it’s mine now.”
  2. “I really didn’t want to have to hurt you.”
  3. “Next time I won’t miss on purpose, so choose your words carefully.”
  4. “Did I not warn you to never cross me again?”
  5. “You’re the one with a blade at my throat, so obviously you’re upset.”
  6. “I get that you’re angry, but is it really necessary to bring weapons into this?”
  7. “That could have killed me!”
  8. “If I wanted you dead, this room would be a lot quieter.”
  9. “I’m not trying to kill you, I just wanted to get your attention.”
  10. “It’s kinda hard to concentrate when you can slice open my stomach at any second.”
  11. “Please don’t stab me with that thing; I’ll get tetanus if I survive!”
  12. “I’ll drop the weapon if you drop the phone.”
  13. “Is-is that a real sword? Do you even know how to use it?”
  14. “If I get nervous I start stabbing things, so no sudden movements, please.”
  15. “Yes, I know how to use this, so I’d be a lot more polite if I were you.”
  16. “So this is why you’re not allowed near sharp pointy objects.”
  17. “I’m supposed to be afraid of a bread knife? It’s not even that sharp!”
  18. “You have about a minute to convince me not to bury this in your heart.”
  19. “I’m the one with the knife, which means I’m the one who gets to ask the questions.”
  20. “That’s not a toy, put it down!”