In the busy streets of Athens, amongst the humdrum activity of everyday life, three white clad men walk together engaged in discussion. Two young men, flanking an older, grey-haired Socrates. One raises a point, but Socrates hold his hand up as if to question the young man. As they walk, light pours down and then from above, and in the foreground is a sword blade and hilt. On the sword blade a small but nevertheless noticeable gadfly.
faces the truth, even if unpleasant
is up front with everyone
likes everything on the table
plays by the rules
avoids lies and deception
sizes up a situation quickly
understands hidden motives and desires
is difficult to fool, trick or con
figures out the unspoken rules and agendas
is quick on the uptake
is direct and open in all dealings
gets to the heart of the matter
acts without pretence or guile
is straightforward and no-nonsense
can be candid when necessary
things that people care very deeply about:
things people care very little about:
(spoiler: i love my local swording school)
So for my deck design, I’m not changing any of the suits, I’m keeping with cups/pentacles/wands/swords. But for the imagery, I’m having a hard time sticking with one representation of the suits. How do you guys feel about different objects throughout the deck to represent the suits?
For example, a sword may be represented by an axe, an arrow, a scythe, etc. Cups could be actual cups, mugs, or buckets. Wands could be a staff, or large posts, a shovel or a broom. Pentacles might be an orb, or a carving of a pentacle etc.
See what I mean? I liked the idea when I came up with it, I think it allows for more descriptive images and creative variation. I just want to know what others think before I really commit to it.
Let me know if you have thoughts !
I mean idk if it’s that secret akfnakf.
I do indeed have a knife collection, they’re all in a safe for keeping my sister away. There’s a large variety too!
I got old ones, I got a silver one, I got a hand made crystal one, I got a set of throwing knives, I got a squiggly one, I got two dragon themed ones, a handmade wooden one (not as dangerous as the others), two pocket knives, one made of that rainbow shaded metal that’s super pretty, and a few more boring ones.
Also if you count swords I’ve got five of those
Sword and sandal movies have always sparked the Adventure Hunter in me. But of all of them, Clash of the Titans was and is the top spark of them all. (And I am talking about the 1981 version, not that piece of shit-trash remake.) I mean come’on, the film is Adventure Hunting at its best: Handsome young hero, BEAUTIFUL princess, cloaks, swords & shields, monsters, traveling the (known) world, godly intervention, magic, palaces, market squares, temples.
I know many people like to tease the film, mainly cause its dated. It was Clash of the Titans that got my interest in ancient history. No, its not historically accurate, nor is it mythologically accurate to the real myth but its still fun, exciting and entertaining. Clash of the Titans will always be a Adventure Hunting fave,
US Officer’s saber, circa 1805-1810
from Rock Island Auctions
Handmade Tool Steel Bowie Knife|
Powder Coated Blade | Big Hunting
Custom Handmade D-2 Steel Bowies Knife with Leather
5 “ inch
Tool Steel/D2 Steel
58 to 60Hrc
Chinese Nationalist Army officer’s sword, 1920′s-1940′s
from Sofe Design Auctions
Shark tooth sword, Gilbert Islands, early 20th century
from Artemis Gallery
This Basket-hilted Claymore (Broad Sword) was wielded by a Scottish soldier of the Black Watch, 42nd (Highland) Regiment, against the French under Montcalm, at the Battle of Ticonderoga in 1758. Displayed at the unit’s museum at Perth.