Realistic Historical Sword Fighting

Shoutout to the fuckwits who think longswords were all about random hacking and slashing.

1: yup. Here’s a toast to the douchebags. lol

2: Those are hand and a half broads, not longswords.

3: The trust… damn. Full tilt sparring like that with live steel is terrifying enough without the weapons being fucking broadswords. Well played.



remember when three people were killed in the west bank and netanyahu proceeded to 1) invade gaza and 1) whip the israeli populace into a jingoistic frenzy to which is probably attributable at least one horrifying retaliatory lynching, and you totally knew he was bullshitting but you didn’t have receipts? here are the receipts

This is coming out now to the general public via “major” publications like NYMag I guess, but it was known all along by Netanyahu and his gov’t that the kidnapped teens were already dead and that Hamas was extremely unlikely to have been responsible.

This may conclude some to say "1,000s died for no reason at all" but Netanyahu and the Zionist/Right Wing elements of the Israeli government had their reasons and objectives which mostly seem to have been accomplished (further racist and hyper-nationalist fervor, test weapons, destroy Palestinian infrastructure and if possible make resistance to the occupation less capable [shelling what few shelters there were, for example], justifying ground invasion for future use of same, furthering the general collective punishment and attempted ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people, etc.)





gotta love how every pro-israel op-ed contains some variant of ‘yes the body count in gaza is grossly disproportionate, but’

how do you continue writing that sentence

racism is how. Zionism (intentional or not) is, by necessity, racism.

A friend of mine has introduced me to the conservative/orthodox world of Judaism and holy shit I grew up with Republican parents but those guys take it to another level

(that level is delusion)

Plenty of anti-Zionist Jews even within the orthodox community though. The irony of Zionism is that not only is it anti-Semitic against the Palestinian people but that, through its cynical representation of what Judaism is and represents, is itself anti-Semitic against Jews as well.

For 99 percent of the tenure of humans on earth, nobody could read or write. The great invention had not yet been made. Except for firsthand experience, almost everything we knew was passed on by word of mouth. As in the children’s game ‘telephone,’ over tens and hundreds of generations, information would slowly be distorted and lost.

Carl Sagan (via whats-out-there)

not sure I buy the reasoning here, Carl…. if anything written language only further perpetuates the potential of distortion of information over time. At least how it seems to me.

(via hungryghoast)

Words are a medium that reduces reality to abstraction for transmission to our reason, and in their power to corrode reality inevitably lurks the danger that the words will be corroded too. It might be more appropriate, in fact, to liken their action to excessive stomach fluids that digest and gradually eat away the stomach itself.

-Yukio Mishima, Sun and Steel

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