trinity-styles

My new AS3 wishlist

S1: Ongina
S2/3: Shangela
S4: Willam
S6: Gia Gunn
S6: Laganja Estranja
S6: Adore Delano
S6: Trinity K Bonet
S7: Trixie Mattel
S7: Kennedy Davenport
S8: Kim Chi

Think of the talent and the drama. I mean, AS2 was practically RuPaul’s best friend race if it weren’t for Phi Phi and Alaska sending everyone home. With this lineup, you get the Haus of Edwards dynamic (Shangie, Ganja, Gia) which is asking for drama in a stressful competition, especially since they will have each others backs and are all not known for being subtle. Add some opinionated bitches like Ongina, Adore (remember she got invited back) and Kennedy (!!!) and wigs are gonna be flying. Trixie and Kim are friends and give the competition some much needed variety in style. Trinity K has stepped her game up big time since S6, and I just want her to lipsync again because they give me live.
Add wild card Willam and the season is for sure going to deliver on memorable moments. Rumors on Reddit are that they might actually want him on AS3, which is actually a very good way to promote the show and to stir the pot. What do you think?

anonymous asked:

RPGs normally introduce a weapon triangle in order to balance out gameplay. Do these weapon advantages really exist or is that just a game mechanic? I'm writing a story and I want one of my main characters to use a lance/spear, how would they do against swords?

Sort of, but not in the way you’re thinking. The smooth “rock/paper/scissors” style trinities don’t usually exist, but weapons will effectively negate others. For example, don’t bring a knife to a gunfight, sword fight, or if the other guy’s got a spear, or a baseball bat, or a broken chair.

It’s more accurate to say that weapons are situational. When they’re being used appropriately, they’ll excel. When used inappropriately, or kludged into a situation where they don’t really work, they’re at a disadvantage.

Polearms work best in large open spaces, where bringing the weapon around to face a foe is easier, and the size serves to keep someone with a short hand weapon at range. If a swordsman is coming at you, just poke ‘em a few times, and leave them to bleed to death. Problem solved. This is much easier if you’re talking about infantry employing a phalanx formation. Where each combatant has their own spear, pointed in the general direction of a future pincushion.

Usually, the weapon priority systems you see are an abstraction of reach. Weapons have both a maximum range you can use them at, and a minimum range where they’re effective. If you’re armed with a shorter range weapon, your goal is (frequently) to get close enough that your opponent cannot use their weapon against you. Spears kinda screw this up a bit, in that they can be used at very short ranges, by migrating your grip across the shaft, while still having a longer maximum range than most swords.

If a foe manages to negate the spear (by grabbing it, or by hacking through the shaft), then your character would, probably, fall back to their own sidearm, rather than trying to use the spear ineffectually. (Normally, this isn’t going to be an issue, because poking someone with a spear will put an end to the fight long before they can do anything with their sword.) This is the other side that weapon priority systems often skip over, if you’re planning for a heavy combat, you’re going to want to bring multiple weapons with you, for use at different ranges and in different situations that you might encounter.

Realistically, your character might be carrying a polearm (a spear, lance, halberd, bardiche, voulge, billhook, and any of the thousands of other varieties) with a sidearm, (some variety of sword, an axe, warhammer, or mace), and a backup or two (depending on the era, this could be anything from a dagger to pistols). Depending on what they were doing (and when they lived), they might be carrying a bow or crossbow instead of a polearm. In more recent eras, the polearm began to be replaced with a handgun (remembering this is not a pistol, but was named to differentiate it from a cannon), and later with muskets and rifles. The sidearm transitioned from the sword to single shot pistols, then the revolver and, eventually, modern pistols. The backup really hasn’t changed, it’s still a choice between knives and guns, though the exact style of both has changed.

The differences between polearms are somewhat idiosyncratic. Poleaxes, like the halberd, voulge, bardiche, (and many others) allowed you to attack with a chopping or slashing movement. Piercing polearms, like the spear, pike, lance (and again, many others) were better suited for poking someone. These came in a wide variety of lengths, and the designs seriously effect exactly how they can be used. It’s not that there’s one “best” polearm. There were a lot of people trying to develop one.

It’s probably also worth noting that the spear, lance, and pike aren’t universal terms. Pikes are usually the long ones, clocking in at up to twenty five feet. Spears are usually the short ones, at six to eight feet. Depending on exactly when you’re talking about, the lance could be anything from a javelin (designed to be thrown) up to a twenty foot spear, intended for cavalry use. But, these terms do get misused a lot. They’re not the same weapons, but the terms also aren’t consistent.

A lot of games will step back and say that polearms in general are anti-cavalry. That’s kinda true, but it’s not universal. Polearms do give infantry more reach, and allow them to attack mounted foes (more effectively), but they were designed to be used against opposing infantry. There’s nothing unusual about someone with a halberd squaring off against a foe armed with a sidesword. If your character is fielding a pike, then they’re going to want to switch to a blade, if they can’t stop their attacker on the pointy end first. Usually, the pointy end will reliably stop the swordsman.

There’s also this post, with a video from Matt Easton on the subject.

-Starke

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anonymous asked:

isn't honey crys'tal trinity dove styles just an oc for the Legendary Fanfiction™ hogwarts school of prayer and miracles

honey went to hogwarts school of prayers and miracles for a few years but they kicked her out for being a slut (holding hands with a boy)

she switched to another castle school in scotland named hogwarts because she wanted a change of scenery after that whole thing

then she started dating her goth gf ebony dark'ness dementia raven way