Welcome to the Ronin Katana Giveaway for the week of February 29 - March 5, 2016!
Do you know how a calendar works? Because apparently I don't; I announced that the February silk sword bag giveaways were done last Monday. But it's still February! And just like the last several Mondays, we will be giving away a silk sword bag.
In order to participate, simply reply to this thread with an answer to the Contest Question and your name will be entered into the draw. On Saturday, March 5 the winner will be announced after their name is picked using a random number generator.
As mentioned above, the prize will be a Ronin Katana silk sword bag shipped for free to your home.
The Contest Question for this week is: Who is your favourite fantasy author, and what series of theirs do you enjoy the most? Are you a Robert Jordan fan? Do you enjoy the works of Robin Hobb? Are you like me - a shameless Brandon Sanderson groupie? Or is there a copy of Twilight hidden under a pile of linens in your closet? Share it with us and try your luck at winning.
(We won't judge you if you read Twilight... much.)
"The most important thing for a soldier to have is not strength, but a fear of battle. When you fear battle, you are able to take up your sword for others who are also afraid. He who does not fear his own sword is not worthy to hold it… if you truly fear battle with all your heart, then as a soldier, you already have something irreplaceable." - Tōsen Kaname
Timothy Powers. I especially like The Drawing Of The Dark for his use of language from period fencing manuals, the main character's easy familiarity with technique, and the not too overdone discussion of swordplay taking into account the changing notions of the time (1529, siege of Vienna).
Post by legacyofthesword on Mar 1, 2016 4:06:34 GMT
Strangely enough, there's not a particular fantasy author that I can name as my favorite. I like J. R. R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard, and I recently read The Once and Future King by T. H. White. It was a strange book - I absolutely loved half of it, and absolutely hated the other half.
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. - Edgar Allan Poe He can willingly plunge into the cold darkness, knowing full well he has the power to create his own light, from the brightness he carries in his heart. - Masaaki Hatsumi, Soke
Miles (Christian) Cameron, "Traitor Son Cycle". Christian has been a long time reenactor and historical swordsman and has a realistic and gritty element to his books lacking from other great writers of the genre. I highly recommend!
christain: Damn,I'm hungry. Sadly, a bowl of Frosted Flakes ain't gonna cut it.
Jan 27, 2021 13:43:36 GMT
christain: Well...the gumbo is gone, but I have a grill full of charcoal and hickory chips and two huge sirloin steaks marinating in the fridge. They're gonna be good with a baked tater and a nice salad drenched in Ranch dressing. ...and a beer.
Jan 27, 2021 13:39:02 GMT
christain: The rice CAN be served on the SIDE. The rice is just a filler that poor folks used to fill their bellies. I'm poor, so...yeah.
Jan 27, 2021 13:27:21 GMT
RufusScorpius: Gumbo without rice is nothing more than soup. Prove me wrong..
Jan 27, 2021 0:41:13 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: I like gumbo, I just don't care too much for rice in soup type dishes. I would like gumbo more without the usual rice.
Jan 26, 2021 23:16:18 GMT
christain: Just cooked the best pot of Creole Gumbo EVER. Chicken, sausage, shrimp, plus all the veggies. Outside, over an open fire in a cast-iron pot...oh, hell yeah.
Jan 26, 2021 22:26:21 GMT
RufusScorpius: The shoulder surgery is fairly straightforward, it's the recovery that is a real horror show. Not looking forward to it, truth be told
Jan 22, 2021 18:14:51 GMT
christain: Sorry to hear you are still having medical troubles, Rufus. But, hey....you've got a strong wife and healthy girls. Let THEM do the paddling.
Jan 22, 2021 3:15:42 GMT
cjman919: Sorry if im using this wrong but im just looking for a kusarigama somewhere idk why its so hard to find one thanks for the help
Jan 22, 2021 1:51:08 GMT
RufusScorpius: Sounds like a great deal of fun, which I won't be enjoying any time soon. I'll have my shoulder in a sling for 6 weeks at least, then therapy for 4 or 5 months after. Maybe early fall I can get out camping or someting.
Jan 21, 2021 17:04:32 GMT
christain: No need for a rope swing there. There's one spot where there's a deep pool of crystal-clear water with a cliff to jump off. Little fish nibble your toes while you swim. It's literally like another world. Wonderful.
Jan 20, 2021 19:26:42 GMT
seth: Sounds great Christain. We used to do that when stationed in Florida. We'd canoe in the maze of the blackwater river--always find rope swings and such people had set up.
Jan 20, 2021 15:43:42 GMT
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