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Chicks With Swords

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Here is the place for anyone--yes, anyone, even though the name is "chicks with swords"--to talk about swords, and post pictures of their swords. Here, we can be among those like us and not be thought "freaks" by those who don't understand the beauty of the blade. Anyone is welcome to join. We can post pictures, discuss preferences, and host historical or philisophical dicussions, or just go "Ooooh! That's pretty!" as much as we want.

There will be no flames, no fights. Debate is fine, but keep it civil, huh?

Pictures, stories, lessons, anything and everything is fine. Gamers, SCA members, blade afficianados, blacksmiths, whoever, are all welcome. Someone knows a lot about swords? Feel free to enlighten those of us who are just starting out. This is supposed to be a fun community, people. Make sure we keep it that way.

Much and many thanks to Jennie Breeden, who gave me permission to use one of her awesome comics as an image for the community. You can read her very very funny webcomic at The Devil's Panties (it's not Satanic Porn!) and Geebas on Parade (life of a LARP-er comic).

Movies/TV shows featuring CWS's:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Joan of Arc (1999)
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Princess of Thieves ...well, mostly a bow and arrow...
King Arthur
Ever After
Mask of Zorro
Legend of Zorro
Mulan
Return of the King
Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2
Witchblade (awesome now-dead TV show)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Xena: Warrior Princess
Queen of Swords (also dead TV show...seeing a pattern?)
Mists of Avalon (miniseries)
Van Helsing
Bloodrayne
Underworld
Underworld: Evolution
Elektra
Serenity
Firefly
Alias
The Brothers Grimm
Resident Evil
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
LoTR: Return of the King
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Stargate: Atlantis
The Fifth Element
Shura Yukihime/Princess Blade
Adventures of Sinbad
Highlander: the Series
Highlander: the Raven
Roar
Quest For Camelot
The New Adventures of Robin Hood
Young Blades
Thundercats
Young Hercules (TV) (movie)
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Peter Pan (2003 live-action)

Honorable Mention, or Movies with small knife/sword scenes, but not really "featuring" CWSs...
LoTR: Fellowship of the Ring
LoTR: The Two Towers
The Parent Trap (1998) (there's a small fencing scene)
The Three Musketeers (1993)
Angel: The Series
White Oleander
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl




Fun links:
Wikipedia Sword info
Wikipedia list of sword types with countries of origin and some mythological swords
Babes with Blades Pictures.
Babes With Blades -- Women in stage combat
SwordMaiden.com -- A Resource For Women Fighters in the SCA
Roberta Brown Check her out!
Women on the Edge -- One of only two all-female stage combat troupes in the country.


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