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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
    If you do the stuff needed to start learning capoeira you will though! But yeah don't stress, you don't need to have first hand knowledge of A Thing to write it, I'm just obsessed with my own sense of realism. I specifically want to feel the weight of a sword so I can accurately capture that because to me that is something I need to do.
    Yeah, a lots to be said for research, listening to others peoples point of view who are more experienced, watching videos of people actually doing it and figuring out how that movement works, things like that.

    though I technically have some firsthand experience with not real swords exactly but I did sword-fight with my brother at times when I was a kid, not exactly sure when (it was his idea, not mine). they were more like I think plastic poles with duct tape wrapped around them, but I quickly learned you want to keep your sword in front of your and be quick, and he is years older than me so I lost every time no matter what. and for that to work, blades kind of have to be light. like at least relatively light, because of the movements required. and even those blunt poles could hurt when they hit. so getting thwacked even by wooden blunt weapons would be painful if my experience is anything to go by.
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    My wife's family raised chickens when she was a kid. One time the rooster, bubba, decided to get aggressive with her two-year cold, marshmallow coated self. She kicked him full in the chest and he never bothered her again. Her older siblings, who were less aggressive in fending him off eventually refused to help collect eggs in fear.
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    Meanwhile I want to do it because it's cool. Although I'm probably going to take up unarmed marital arts again first, anybody know of a good strike-focused one?
    I hear Hapkido is good.
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    I think if I were to learn how to fight with weapons I'd want to go for some kind of polearm. Or a staff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
    If you do the stuff needed to start learning capoeira you will though! But yeah don't stress, you don't need to have first hand knowledge of A Thing to write it, I'm just obsessed with my own sense of realism. I specifically want to feel the weight of a sword so I can accurately capture that because to me that is something I need to do.
    So long as you know you don't change feet to metres by just changing the name of the units and leaving the numbers alone, a 3ft sword is not a 3 metre sword, and a 3 metre sword would be very silly. No offence intended, I read a published book once with a 3 metre sword in it, I presume it was converted for a European readership by someone who didn't understand metres are slightly bigger than yards.
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    So long as you know you don't change feet to metres by just changing the name of the units and leaving the numbers alone, a 3ft sword is not a 3 metre sword, and a 3 metre sword would be very silly. No offence intended, I read a published book once with a 3 metre sword in it, I presume it was converted for a European readership by someone who didn't understand metres are slightly bigger than yards.
    You mean the average male isn't around 6 meters tall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfeye View Post
    So long as you know you don't change feet to metres by just changing the name of the units and leaving the numbers alone, a 3ft sword is not a 3 metre sword, and a 3 metre sword would be very silly. No offence intended, I read a published book once with a 3 metre sword in it, I presume it was converted for a European readership by someone who didn't understand metres are slightly bigger than yards.
    That sounds hilarious, but also I have no idea how to visualize size so I do not have any idea how long 3 meters even is, hahaha.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
    That sounds hilarious, but also I have no idea how to visualize size so I do not have any idea how long 3 meters even is, hahaha.
    3 meters is actually 9.84 feet.

    meaning a sword that is 3 meters would actually be taller than a human. about 1.5 times taller than a 6ft tall human.
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    That sounds hilarious, but also I have no idea how to visualize size so I do not have any idea how long 3 meters even is, hahaha.


    If Sephiroth is seven feet tall, his sword is about 21 centimeters too short to be this hypothetical three-meter sword.
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    If Sephiroth is seven feet tall, his sword is about 21 centimeters too short to be this hypothetical three-meter sword.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfeye View Post
    So long as you know you don't change feet to metres by just changing the name of the units and leaving the numbers alone, a 3ft sword is not a 3 metre sword, and a 3 metre sword would be very silly. No offence intended, I read a published book once with a 3 metre sword in it, I presume it was converted for a European readership by someone who didn't understand metres are slightly bigger than yards.
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    That sounds hilarious, but also I have no idea how to visualize size so I do not have any idea how long 3 meters even is, hahaha.
    Take a really big step. That's roughly one metre.
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    For reference Peelee is spelled "Paul Meerton".
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    Take a really big step. That's roughly one metre.
    You have no idea how big my legs are and how far I can take a big steppy, sir.

    Admittedly I don't either because even with these attempts at assistance I still can't really visualize it, but I do get the general picture now.


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    You have no idea how big my legs are and how far I can take a big steppy, sir.

    Admittedly I don't either because even with these attempts at assistance I still can't really visualize it, but I do get the general picture now.
    Imagine one person of average height standing upright. They are just above 1.5 metres.

    Now imagine a second person standing on their shoulders, this negates a bit of the excess height because of the head overlap, so that would be approximately 3 metres tall.

    3 metres is two people in a trenchcoat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
    You have no idea how big my legs are and how far I can take a big steppy, sir.

    Admittedly I don't either because even with these attempts at assistance I still can't really visualize it, but I do get the general picture now.
    I said "roughly". Also, if you extend you thumb and your pinky as far as possible while keeping your other fingers folded the tips of either are distant of about (almost exactly in my case) twenty centimetres. So five times that and you've got a metre.

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    Imagine one person of average height standing upright. They are just above 1.5 metres.

    Now imagine a second person standing on their shoulders, this negates a bit of the excess height because of the head overlap, so that would be approximately 3 metres tall.

    3 metres is two people in a trenchcoat.
    World's average height is 1,67m, Zodi lives in Canada where it's 1,69m, that's more than "just above" in my opinion.
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    3 meters is just about the height of a basketball hoop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
    That sounds hilarious, but also I have no idea how to visualize size so I do not have any idea how long 3 meters even is, hahaha.
    It's fractionally less than 10ft. Yes it was pretty hilarious, which was not apparently intended.
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    Meanwhile I want to do it because it's cool. Although I'm probably going to take up unarmed marital arts again first, anybody know of a good strike-focused one?

    Also, I just discovered that Paul Merton, aka the greatest wit alive, made his own sketch show a couple of decades ago. I'm so binging that tomorrow.
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    World's average height is 1,67m, Zodi lives in Canada where it's 1,69m, that's more than "just above" in my opinion.
    And what is the average height of a human head?

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    I'm not saying your trick wouldn't work, I was just nuancing it.
    First, I disagree with your claim, you're making the margin of error for such an example far too small. It is perfectly fine to say "just above" in this instance. This is a "rule of thumb" example with a wide margin of error (such as the "take a step" one above), not a precise calculation.

    Second, the loss of a head (figuratively, not literally) close to negates the excess.

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    One of these days I wanna try and swing a real sword and stuff. I'm a writer I should get some hands on experience with that stuff...
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    See if you can find a kendo sword to start with, Zodi. You can work on mechanics before trying to build up the muscle mass needed to use a hunk of metal for an extended period.

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    Nobody even blinks if a man drinks a milkshake or a slushy. But the second you add some scotch to that milkshake or some vodka to that slushy, suddenly it's a "chick drink" and he's less of a man for drinking it.

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