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harlequinchaos:

send this to your crush with no context

retched-ted:


all ready for easter

#oh those are cute#are they candy?
tastefullyoffensive:

[piineapple]

freydis-frostrose:

winchesterradio:

thetiggeress:

I will never not laugh at this video

my dad’s been deployed to Afghanistan 4 times and he almost pissed himself laughing at this

My favorite vine in gif form. 

imagine-your-fav-character:

Imagine sitting on your favorite character’s lap and vice versa while playing video games.

mbmelodies:

petitedeath:

teppagan:

Babymetal Meets Big Four Of Thrash

JEALOUS

Sorry, gotta hang with terror-grandpa Lars Ulrich before it really counts

art-of-swords:

[ ESSAY ] The Ongoing Challenge of Modern Sword Design and Sword Making

I’m neither a bladesmith nor sword-maker in any way whatsoever. I’m in awe of those who can take metal ore and through fire and sweat turn it into a fine example of my favorite of historical weapons. Students of the craft such as myself would be stuck using sticks and props if it wasn’t for the efforts of sword fabricators and bladesmiths.

Given what I do, though, I’m asked quite regularly to comment about modern sword design and sword-making. I refrain from making endorsements about reproductions and prefer to only make recommendations in person to my students and guild members about pieces of which I have personal experience.

I really can’t address the quality or work of commercial swordsmiths because their personal handmade pieces are simply outside the affordability of 99% of students and enthusiasts. Because of this, their work, in my opinion, simply never gets properly tested in the manner it should—that is, by skilled athletic practitioners who know how the originals should perform and function.

On top of this, I’m not qualified to address issues of metallurgy or tempering, but only characteristics of performance and handling in regard to shape and overall dimensions. My foremost concern is always how they relate to the proper dealing and warding of blows. I like to think the same was true for how historical swordsmen considered these objects.

That being said, there are a number of modern master swordsmiths who I greatly admire for their knowledge, craftsmanship, integrity, and dedication to their art. Yet, since I don’t own any of their hand-made pieces (nor have I been able to evaluate them in the manner I want), I can’t say how accurate any particular sword of theirs truly is.

Therefore, the only advice I can give my fellow arms enthusiast and connoisseur of historical swords is to recommend those manufacturers who produce decent quality machine-made replicas that are a good value for the money.

Even then, as their products and methods change from year to year, unless I handle everything I cannot say for sure whether for any given model what they make now is as good as what they made a few years ago or if it will be as reliable a year from now. This isn’t what people want to hear, I know, but the matter is more complicated than generally imagined.

I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve probably handled more historical swords than nearly any other serious practitioner alive today and I’ve actually practiced and even done cutting experiments with several authentic pieces. I also do a tremendous amount of cutting experiments with modern replicas on all sorts of accurate target materials.

That, combined with my long study of the genuine fencing methods, is what informs my views. That being said, in the same regard as the historical fighting man, who knew nothing about chemistry, temperature, trace elements, or reprocessing iron, but only what worked in a fine blade, I myself cannot address the science of it. I’m not a craftsman nor metallurgist nor smith; just a swordsman.

[ CONTINUE READING… ]

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts 

tastefullyoffensive:

Lowered car problems. [via]

tastefullyoffensive:

Lowered car problems. [via]

sir-hathaway:

eat the booty

sir-hathaway:

eat the booty

faustsfancycorner:

joanegbert:

satorika:

when u dont know if ur ocs backstory is really cliched or not

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IT TOOK ME A MINTUE TO REALIZE THIS IS A FACE AND NOT THREE BLUNTS

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streetsahead99:

Hyrule Warriors is getting an 8-Bit version of Link’s Sword.

cerebralzero:

chowbabyy:

Today, someone in class saw my ‘I love guns and coffee’ patch that I have on my backpack and said, “Oh, wow! I really like that patch. It’s so cute. But, it’s funny - you don’t look like a gun person.”

…What do gun people look like?

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thebritishdeer:

OK SO I REVERSED SOME OF THE AUDIO IN THE BACKGROUND OF FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDYS AND HOLY SHIT GUYS I’M LITERALLY CREEPED OUT