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On the Naming of Swords

On the Naming of Swords

I was reminded of this by a post on Facebook: people name their swords. I understand the rationale behind it. The act of naming the sword anthropomorphizes it, so that the act of swordplay becomes a kind of partnership. There is a significance in the name of a sword...

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Take Sword, Add Protrusions

Take Sword, Add Protrusions

There must be some kind of law about fantasy swords in video games. There's a recipe to them, if you know what I mean. It's not enough for a sword to be a long piece of sharp metal. It's got to have... extra stuff, extra colors, extra everything! Presumably this is...

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