The Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector’s Edition has been announced and will be available on the Square Enix online store for those in the NA region on February 11th for $89.99.
David Tennant on the mysterious hand in Turn Left
And this is what happens when a masterfully crafted katana collides with a masterfully crafted longsword.
Suck it, katana
And that is what happens when a masterfully crafted scalpel collides with a masterfully crafted guillotine.
Does nobody understand that longswords and katanas are two different kinds of tool?Longswords are essentially sharpened fucksticks designed to destroy the shit out of anything resembling armor that comes their way. They shatter bone, jelly flesh, and essentially fuck people up by sheer inexorable force of being a goddamn sharp steel bar.
Katanas don’t do that.They’re not meant to withstand collision with armor or a brick wall or a charging fully outfitted warhorsebecause the circumstances of its development didn’t call for that. It’s a precision instrument. It’s designed to be lightweight, outmaneuver, and find weak spots, not go barreling into people hack-n-slashing your way to victory. It’s a specialized tool.
In a sense this reflects a core difference between cultures; katanas are a shitton of work and preparation to make the execution as efficient and streamlined as possible, while longswords are more durably and simply made in response to a climate that would require a soldier to be a one-man battering ram in battle.
You slam any blade into any other blade and one of them is at least going to get chipped, because you’re NOT SUPPOSED TO FUCKING DO THAT.
Medieval European / Japanese sword-fighting manuals didn’t have “Now Clang the Swords Together and Totally Ruin Them For No Good Reason Whatsoever” sections. That sword-clanging crap is from movies because you want to show a 2 minute dancey sword-fight and have to do something during that time, because in real sword fights it’s either over in 25 seconds with one guy on the ground, dead, or it goes on for 4 hours as two guys in armor wear themselves out, slamming the broad sides of the sword against the armor.
Swords aren’t lightsabers.
This is like proving a Volkswagen Beetle is a “crap car” by running it into a bridge pylon at 85 mph. It’s a pointless demonstration, because you’re not supposed to do that.
Neither one of these weapons was invented to cut another sword in half, Both were invented to cut a GUY in half. In slightly different ways, but still.
c’mon kristen play it it’s fun getting the daylights scared out of you by sound-sensitive faceless monsters
you are just making me more and more confident that I would never survive playing this game thanks bye
iconic video of my childhood
I still regularly quote this.
I can’t reblog this without providing a link in case anyone doesn’t know what this is. Because everyone should know what this is, I feel.
still say “HOKAY” and “well have a nap ZEN FIRE ZE MISSILES” it is 2013
die how? whenever this series makes me want to die, it’s purely out of glee. though I might die if they never make more of it. no word on if a third season is ever happening :/
but anyway it’s about this girl, Chihaya, who makes friends with this boy in sixth grade and he gets her into this traditional card game, karuta. it’s based on these 100 ancient poems and it’s kiiiiiinda like concentration on some serious crack. there’s 100 cards, one for each poem, and you end up playing with 50 of them, 25 for you and 25 for your opponent. Each card has the second line of its poem on it and there’s someone who reads out the first line of one of the poems, and then you have to grab the card that has the correct second line on it before your opponent does. the goal is to clear your side of all 25 cards first.
basically the entire series is Chihaya’s love of karuta and all of the friends she makes in her goal of becoming Queen, the best female karuta player in Japan (and therefore the world since you can’t really play this elsewhere lol) and reconnecting with the friend that started it all :)
like I’m pretty sure this entire series is made up of rainbows and sunshine. there can be down moments but I don’t think I was ever outright SAD when I was watching it. WHEN I CRIED IT WAS ALL FROM JOY SO YES EVERYONE PLEASE WATCH THIS IT’S ADORABLE
shoutout to the other 5 people on here other than me that don’t watch supernatural
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