JCC Swords & Swordplay etc

Discussion in 'Community' started by Sarge, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Sarge Chosen One

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    This guy didn't need to.
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    Every fighter in the SCA looks at this pic and their butt cheeks instinctively clench. The guy on the right is about to be subjected to a spanking in the form known "affectionately" as the two cheek *** wrap.
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  2. mrsvos Jedi Master

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    I hand forged this and turned the handle.
  3. Sarge Chosen One

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    Most impressive! Do you have your own forge? What kind of wood is that grip?
  4. mrsvos Jedi Master

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    It's rosewood. The forge is a communtiy forge. We also have crucibles that have their own program language. Geek heaven!
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  5. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Sarge, have you been to the White Tower in London?
  6. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Plus, you can see how cheap the Scottish are. Won't even buy a shirt.
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  7. Sarge Chosen One

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    No, I haven't spent much time at all in Britain. I got to walk around Cambridge for a couple hours when we stopped for fuel on a return flight from the desert, and that's just about all I've seen of England. I'd love to visit the Tower, the Imperial War Museum, and HMS Victory.
  8. Sarge Chosen One

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    This showed up on my FB page today. I've studied Fiore and can attest to the accuracy of the first line. Has anyone studied Meyer or Thibault?
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  9. Sarge Chosen One

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  10. mrsvos Jedi Master

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    Yeah, number 10!
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  11. DantheJedi Jedi Master

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    I've been seeing commercials on my cable for a Renaissance festival going on somewhere near me. I wonder how they'd react if I showed up with a lightsaber.....
  12. Sarge Chosen One

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    Some would roll their eyes and say, "Here comes another one."
    Some would say, "Nice saber! Can I try it?"
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  13. Sarge Chosen One

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    Aye, e'en Jedi masters know t' celebrate th' 19th o' September!

    [IMG]The plank you must walk now, I says, or I will help you not.
  14. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    2013 International Jousting longsword champion.

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  15. Saintheart Jedi Grand Master

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    ...did she take down the Knight of Flowers in front of a Baratheon?
  16. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Don't know. But I'd like to take her down.
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  17. Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master

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    Subtle
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  18. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I contemplated:

    1. I'll show her Excalibur
    2. I'll produce a longsword champ for her

    But I didn't want to be over the top about the whole thing.
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  19. Sarge Chosen One

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    @yeurgh
    You might enjoy browsing this thread.
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  20. poor yorick Ex-Mod

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    Hey, this is a cool thread . . . I missed it back in the day. I used to do SCA fencing and Iaido, but I confess that my favorite thing ever was to fight with those PVC and duct tape boffer swords. Closest thing to lightsaber combat I ever experienced.

    The moments of my greatest glee came when I'd challenge these would-be sword jocks to boffer fight at SF conventions. They'd roll their eyes and reluctantly agree, because I'm short, chubby, female, and totally unprepossessing. Then I'd take them apart. :D
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  21. Sarge Chosen One

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    Yeah, boffer swords are a blast. And if you put reflective tape over the duct tape and fight at night under street lamps, the only thing you're missing for lightsaber duels is the sound effects.
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  22. poor yorick Ex-Mod

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    That's what the letter V is for! "Vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv! VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV!!"

    The only negative thing I can say about boffers is that they get really hard in the cold. I was out sparring in a snowstorm under the streetlights one night, and I caught a blow to the hand that broke my finger. I kept on fighting, and got another one that almost dislocated my jaw. That was the beginning of the end of my boffer career. :(
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  23. Sarge Chosen One

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    I found some more pics of SCA battles that I was in. I can't find myself in most of these, but I was there.

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    And some rapier fencing:
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    That's me on the right:
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    Me on the left:
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  24. yeurgh Jedi Knight

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    WANNA HIT PPL WITH SWORDS!

    I was chatting to the guy who owns my gym this morning - he has a friend who fights in these things and has a huge collection of swords, including a 6' Claymore. I really need to make friends with him!
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  25. Sarge Chosen One

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    @yeurgh You've mentioned archery a couple of times. What's up with that? In my head, I'm seeing you with a 7' yew longbow loosing clothyard shafts with bodkin heads that pierce steel breastplates layered over Spanish mail and silk gambesons at 200 paces.
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