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20 articles tagged as fencing

swordblr: The Deserters (Sword Fight- Rapier & Dagger Duel)

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I wanted to give you the other side of the coin with this Salon Article —   it makes some good points about the Victorian Living article.  Mostly that Chrisman does come off as a little derisive when she talks about reading only primary resources.  Commentaries by scholars who have spent years doing research isn’t anything to be dismissed lightly…I have read Ridolfo Capoferro’s lovely Great Representation of the Art and Use of Fencing (In translation, …

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elsegno: barbucomedie: Sword hilts on display at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow, Scotland. 1. Cup hilt rapier, early 17th century, Spanish. 2. Swept-hilt rapier, about 1600, English hilt, German blade. 3. Fencing sword, mid-16th century, Italian hilt, Spanish blade. 4. Swept-hilt rapier, late 16th century, probably German. 5. Katzbalger, early 16th century, German. 6. Two-handed sword, about 1550, German. 7. Two-handed sword, late 16th or early 17th century, Highland Scottish. What a fine collection …

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So, according to the writing software I use the most, I have 84,678 words on my newest work in progress. I think I will call it “The Key to All Things” though really, I should google it and see if that’s been used or not. I am not sure what the key I am referring to is – love? Stories? Memory? Because the book, while being a swashybuckly murder mystery with airships and fae …

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This Saturday was the Rapier and Costume Academy in Pittsburgh. I really loved it and hope we have one every year. I am inspired to go back to an idea of what I have been playing with for many years…to distill down the similarities and the differences in the different old masters of rapier styles so that you can, technically, look at the sheet, look at the fencer, and sort of guess what they …

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I hate Google docs right now. I’m collaborating with my editor, and it fights me all the time…and it’s slow. Maybe it would be better in Firefox than IE, but seriously, it should not take ages to backspace over a word. Also, I think when we’re both in, it fights me more. So, not uber impressed. Having an editor that you can trust is important. Maybe because I used to be an editor, I …

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So, it’s the first day of the semester.  I’ve always lived by the academic calendar…I’ve never really escaped academia, so today feels like the first day of the new year, rather than the first day of the fall semester.  Somehow the first day in January doesn’t feel all that special.  Most of the fencers have dropped in to say hi, so that makes things kind of extra nice.  I did miss them. I am …

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No mouse for awhile. Maybe she took the hint the last time I threw something at her and went outside? Life is really good. The weekend was excellent…I kept myself hydrated, pre-took aspirin instead of waiting for the pain, and only ended up with a slight headache that kept me quiet more than anything else. I’m taking this as a sign that the walks I take outside every chance I get and the fencing …

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OK, I am failing on my re-try of the happiness meme. Maybe I’ll just list, at random, things that make me happy when I become maudlin. Today is exciting because I’ll be spending half of it in a Doctor’s office reading…the ear Doctor who actually fixed the problem (my ears don’t drain right, it’s sort of like having swimmer’s ear all the time…) is very popular, and the wait is always an ice age …

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