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2 May, 11 tweets, 2 min read
I dreamed my roommate and I were hanging out on a stone bridge somewhere, she had a sword, and we were getting annoyed by all the parades of marching bands.

I woke up and though "well that's not realistic. She would definitely not use a rapier."
That's a dueling weapon. Heck, it was almost a foil, for fencing. That's a gentleman's game, with rules and regulations and tournaments!
She's an anarchist! She doesn't believe in all that.
No, clearly she'd go for something light, yes, but deadly serious.
Maybe a short sword, or even a machete. A katana or scimitar at most.
Because obviously she's not going to be a soldier in any kind of big organized army (ANARCHIST, REMEMBER?) and she's not going to be doing some regulated duel or sport. Nah. Something easy to carry for everyday defense and occasional offense, but very sharp and deadly.
There are no atheists in trenches and no anarchists with épées
My wife joked that she'd carry a portable guillotine and I laughed and went "wait, isn't that what a sword basically is?"
The answer is yes, but only if you're using a big Scottish claymore and you end the battle by shouting THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!
Also I mentioned this to her and she said she'd go for a Chinese Jian.
Mainly because she loves wuxia films.
Then she sent me a link to a clip from House of Flying Daggers.
Roommate: THE ONLY HIERARCHY I BELIEVE IN IS THE HIERARCHY OF HOW GOOD SWORDS ARE AT CUTTING OFF THE HEADS OF FASCISTS
(she didn't say that. I am putting words into her keyboard)

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