the jafari calls to his young
i think im actually crying
I DONT THINK YOU UNDERSTAND HOW HARD IM LAUGHING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THIS IS THE MOST ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF WHAT THEY WOULD SOUND LIKE IF THEY EVER TRIED TO HAVE PHONE SE X OH MY GOD
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.
When all of us on tumblr die, we will be these ghosts
*cracks up laughing*
id just like to say that
most of the mods didnt change when they “got big”
most of us changed when things became personal
when people started disrespecting us as people. shipping us like we were fictional. posting our faces everywhere when we didnt want it.
when our blogs became ours. our own original characters and not borrowed material
when we realized that having a fandom meant we couldnt say anything ever unless it was completely positive and non-threatening and didnt go against shipping
thats when we changed
a lot of us acted the same even after being “big” it was when the above happened that some of us started to realize that we needed to be more guarded and that when we were ourselves, we got taken advantage of that we changed
I got inspired by all the flashy color palettes I’ve seen about lately, so I drew out a few things of some kiddos I love! c:
did you know Snorlax shoots his hyperbeams out his eyes
Is that why its eyes are always closed?
IS THAT WHY BROCK’S EYES ARE ALWAYS CLOSED?!?!?!