Month: September 2012

Lion DNA

I learned rapier in a pure Darwinian environment. The only way it could have been more Darwinian would be with copious bloodshed. The Society for Creative Anachronism frowns on bloodshed. Historical swordplay instruction proceeds in an orderly fashion. You start with the basics, show skill, and progress to the more complex things. You are taught […]

Crunchy bits

There has always been one sure-fire way to get me shouting at a movie screen. It’s that scene were the knight in shining armour shows up…sans gorget. Plate armour without a gorget is like pants without a crotch. Almost as bad was in “Game of Thrones” when we see a training scene for recruits. Full […]