Legend of the Longsword
A proper longsword, however, is much longer than a bastard sword, and must be wielded with both hands. This is the type of sword that Aragorn fought with in Return of the King. The remaining categories, warsword and greatsword, are simply bigger versions of the longsword. As the blade lengthened, so did the hilt, to allow for more leverage.
The Story of the Singlestick
There’s something beautiful about sword fighting. It’s a very complex, dance-like exercise. It’s such a joy to draw. Obviously, with a comic series called Legend of the Sword Bearer, there’s going to be a lot of sword fighting. To portray it with some degree of accuracy, I’ve had to learn a lot about swords; the different types of swords, the history of swords and sword-fighting, the various sword-fighting techniques, and so on.
QUIT YOUR WHINING!
A post by T.K. Wilson
One thing I’ve noticed about being in various fandoms: Y’all complain too much. Oh sure, I’m not innocent, I’ve done my fair share of fan-complaining over the years, but I’ve mainly given that up because, guess what?
It’s not about me.
And here’s another news flash.
It’s not about you.
Yeah, we can complain when someone does something stupid with characters we love. A little complaining and pointing out stupid storylines is fine and can bring about positive changes in the franchises we care about. But I draw the line when people decide it’s okay to attack innocents for something they’re not responsible for.
Like Kelly Marie Tran.
Like Daisy Ridley.
Like Millie Bobby Brown, who is literally a CHILD.
Fans have no right to torment actors and actresses for things that fictional characters do in a movie. Kelly, Daisy, and Millie have no control of what the writers and creators do. None. They may have input, but they cannot control what they do. They come in, they read the script, they object to things they’re not comfortable with (and they are usually listened to) but if the story is stupid, they can’t say “your story is stupid” and walk out. Not how it works. If you’re really a fan, you won’t blame actors for a script that was handed to them. Real fans can separate the fictional character from the actor that played them. Real fans blame the writers, not the actors.
I recently read an interview with veteran voice actor Garry Chalk, who was the voice of Optimus Primal in Transformers series Beast Wars and Beast Machines and then took over the part of Optimus Prime in the English dubs of Transformers Armada, Transformers Energon, and Transformers Cybertron. In this interview he spoke at length about how much he hated Beast Machines and the way the characters were treated, sounding very much like a helpless old man… which he was. He was paid to come in and read a script, he had zero control over what was done to his beloved character. https://news.tfw2005.com/2008/04/22/tfw2005-interviews-transformers-voice-actor-garry-chalk-164728#tfw
What happened to Mr. Chalk is a microcosm of what actors go through every day. You may love a character, but likely not as much as someone who has to live that character. Don’t you think it hurts when some stranger decides to take out his juvenile aggression and childish complaints on them? When they have no control over what gets done to them? They may not like it either, but they’re powerless to stop it from happening.
So, my fellow fans, stop acting like children. Stop whining. Stop attacking people for just doing their jobs. Just stop it, because this is pathetic.
I'm Ian Wilson; an eccentric comic artist, just telling a story.