Tag Archives: weapons

The Kusari-Gama of Kira Grasdon

Long ago, Kira Grasdon was a one-scene character who complained about an injured hand and then had a run-in with Kellia.  That was it for her until an editing run placed her in a sparring match with Luke Callindor, Kellia, … Continue reading

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Signature Weapons: Almost as Important as a Name?

Simon Belmont and his whip.  King Arthur and Excalibur.  Doom and the BFG 9000.  Samus Aran and the Power Suit.  All of these are characters that can be identified by their weapons.  You see them holding it or not even … Continue reading

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When More Than a Sword or Axe Will Do

First of all, my wife is the one who introduced me to this movie that we own, watched once, and I still can’t remember.  One of those really corny fantasy ones that involved finding a special weapon to save the … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Swords: Freebie Is to Avoid Sword Puns

I was originally going to write something similar to Monday’s post with a list of swords and some info about them.  Then I remembered how many different types of swords have existed.  Shortswords, longswords, flamberge, cutlass, rapier, saber, daggers, dirks, … Continue reading

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The Armory of Ichabod Brooks

In The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks, you get both a hint and a look at the armory he has at home.  This is found in his basement and readers will get a brief introduction in one story when he … Continue reading

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Barbarian Bazaar: All Products Come in Bulk

So you want to be a barbarian.  Well, you have the size for it and that intimidating stare is chilling.  Still, you need the attitude and ferocity that comes with controlling a churning rage that has been kept under control … Continue reading

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From Fantasy Author to Researching Author

Crossing Bedlam required that I do something different in both preparation and writing.  As a fantasy author, I never had to do more than look up various weapons and any pre-existing monsters I was using.  Half the time I didn’t … Continue reading

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