Comments on: When Is The Hammer Time? http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/ Swords, Sorcery, And Then Some! Thu, 19 Sep 2019 06:34:43 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.11 By: norman728 http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/#comment-43043 Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:30:57 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10238#comment-43043 Princess UGG from ONi Press it’s only 8 issuses long about a barbarian Princess who goes to a school for princess’ and has difficulty fitting in.
it’s on Comixology

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By: Brother Parvus http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/#comment-42709 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:01:43 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10238#comment-42709 To me it seems more like Miyamoto Musashi, at least in Yoshikawa’s biographical novel. The final encounter with Kojiro illustrates this flexibility.

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By: Guesticus http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/#comment-42705 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:06:41 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10238#comment-42705 Don’t ever feel embarrassed expressing something you are passionate about (… okay, there may be some instances where one shouldn’t express themselves so passionately 😛 )

Please to be noting how said it’s “not as top-heavy as you think”? Wasn’t saying it wasn’t heavy, just not as heavy as most would imagine it (kinda like how so many believe a Claymore was basically a 50 pound steal bar with no edge, because the weight is what did the damage :rolleyes: ), plus, a properly constructed hammer has a ‘sweet spot’ where it easily balances, and someone like the Captain would know where to find it quickly, even with an unfamiliar weapon (and knowing her, she would have taken the time to examine it and study it before mounting it on the wall)

Oh, and as for the swing and ‘over balancing’, most fighters use that momentum to spin themselves around for either another attack or ease of recovery, rather than trying to stop a heavy swing from leaving one open with a counter strike

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By: Guesticus http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/#comment-42702 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:58:09 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10238#comment-42702 What comic is that?

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By: Guesticus http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/#comment-42700 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:55:46 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10238#comment-42700 Kinda like Maxima over in “Grrl Power”, oh so serious all the time (because she is the Golden Elf of Doom, and the face of the Superhero Police Force) butt being around Sydney is letting her relax a bit (did you see how much she geeked out after singlehandedly blowing up a ship that can withstand the combined power of a fleet?)

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By: Loranna http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/#comment-42686 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:45:26 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10238#comment-42686 Actually, she looks to me like she’s cradling it close to her body, to minimize the effect of the weapon’s weight on her arms. Still, I’d guess that the hammer probably weighs about six to eight pounds, that being the average weight of most two-handed weapons.

As for it being top-heavy. well, it’s a hammer. By design, the majority of the weight is at the top end ^_^ Which – compared to a sword or a spear – will make the weapon slower, not so much in the actual strike, but in stopping the weapon and suddenly redirecting it, as one would do when defending oneself. Even using the hammer’s momentum to bring it back into line for another swing, it’ll still be slower than a rapid flurry of spear jabs or sword cuts.

And, if the point of the sparring match was to train Typh in the use of the hammer . . . the Captain could have just given Typh the hammer from the get go, rather than throw a knife at her and take up an unarmed fighting stance. But I get the feeling that Typh and the Captain are going through an adjustment period, where both learn one another’s quirks, and I get the feeling that the Captain likes to keep people on their toes, so her expecting Typh to remember to go for the hammer in this sparring match makes sense.

. . . gad, I’m geeking out a lot over a silly hammer *blush*

Loranna

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By: Phoebe http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/#comment-42684 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:35:22 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10238#comment-42684 Well, yes and no, Typh came in bound, and after the captain threw that dagger on the door (for the ropes, really) she actually turned her back and said something like “do what you need to make this a fair fight” (a taunt, yes, but also made it clear that “here’s your time to prepare”). Typh chose to grab the dagger and attack with it.

As to why they practise in a manner that could end up in serious injury, well… I suppose it kinda fits with the times? Plus they trust their ability to hold back, dunno.

At any rate, I like the captain more and more (and she is actually enjoying this too much, being serious all the time is obviously suppressing a part of her character. Unlike her right hand, who I doubt has much more of a character than “being serious” 😛 )!

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By: norman728 http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/#comment-42679 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:02:18 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10238#comment-42679 Sounds similar to quote from one of my favorite comics princess UGG ( A weapon you don’t know how to use belongs to your enemy”)

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By: Guesticus http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/#comment-42538 Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:23:19 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10238#comment-42538 Any weapon can e a good choice, if they are properly trained in its usage

And ’tis a poor fighter who deliberately limits the number of weapons they can use

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By: Guesticus http://archive.exiern.com/comic/when-is-the-hammer-time/#comment-42537 Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:21:00 +0000 http://archive.exiern.com/?post_type=comic&p=10238#comment-42537 It’s… not as top-heavy as you think, note how casually the good(?) captain is holding it?

Again, the entire point of the sparring match was for Typh to train in the use of the hammer, not to get all handsy on the Captain

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