October 6, 2004
Casey and I once bought swords at a game convention. We were happily sword-fighting within minutes. Note that these were *real swords*. Of course, we were going easy on each other, mostly aiming for the other guy's sword. Still, pretty stupid. The one thing I noticed about crossing swords is that it's really really LOUD! Because, basically, you're clanging pieces of metal together. Ever since then whenever I see a fantasy movie where the protagonist sword-fights with a guard and dispatches him without the people in the next room noticing, I laugh.
And no, we're not SCA freaks. We just like sharp things.