Conan 3-D interactive poster for upcoming Conan movie with Jason Momoa.
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Conan the Barbarian 3D poster
Game of Thrones season 2 info. HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for its second season. After just one episode, the network has already renewed the adaptation of a popular fantasy book series for a second season. The early renewal should bolster support from fans who might be uneasy about making such a heavy investment in a very complex show.
Game of Thrones info
The series is based on author George R. R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of seven planned fantasy novels, the first of which is called “A Game of Thrones.
The Game of Thrones premiere was watched by 2.2 million viewers (nearly doubling if you include same-night repeats). To put it in perspective, True Blood debuted with 1.4 million viewers, though the hit vampire show quickly grew to over 2.5 million by the end of the first season and nearly tripled its ratings by season 2. I’m sure HBO would love it if Game of Thrones followed the same pattern.
Game of Thrones air dates: Sundays at 9pm on HBO.
Upcoming Cold Steel Sabers for year 2011. New Sabers from Cold Steel: Talwar, Civilian saber, 1852 Prussian saber, 1904 Austrian saber, 1908 British Saber, 1917 Saber.
1917 Saber 88CSSN
1904 Austrian saber 88PSB
1852 Prussian Saber 88PSA
Civilian Saber 88NSS
1908 British Cavalry Saber
and an amazing bowie knife
Natchez Bowie in SK-5 39LABS
Chinese Sword Techniques (shaolin sword) vs. Japanese Katana. The Shaolin Sword is quite different from swords of other martial cultures, like the Samurai sword or the Western sword.
Chinese Shaolin sword vs Japanese samurai katana
Shaolin Sword is an amazing weapon. It is light, and can be easily broken if clashed directly with heavier weapons. Nevertheless, it was the choice weapon of many masters in the past because in the hands of a skillful swordsman, the techniques can be amazing.
The Shaolin Sword is quite different from swords of other martial cultures, like the Samurai sword or the Western sword. Some kung fu practitioners, however, use a Jian as if it were a Samurai sword, a Western sword, or a kung fu saber (Dao). This is incorrect.
This video shows some of the secret applications of the Shaolin Sword. These sword techniques were kept as top secrets in the past. Hence, many kung fu practitioners today who have learned sword sets do not know the combat applications of the sword. One of the tactics of the Shaolin Sword is to attack the wrist and hand of the opponent, thereby disarming him. This tactic is shown in the video.
Author: Anthony Korahais FlowingZen.com
Yamada The Samurai of Ayothaya is a new samurai movie from historical Siam (Thailand). Yamada movie info and trailer.
Based on a true character, the movie tells the story of Yamada Nagamasa, a Japanese warrior who settled in Ayutthaya in the 16th Century and became a soldier in King Naresuan’s army. After the battle with Burma, Ayutthaya remains in a state of unrest after a group of mysterious men stage a campaign of terror and robbery. Yamada investigates and finds that the men are actually rogue Japanese samurai. He then has a score to settle with his own countrymen.
Director: Nopporn Watin
Cast: Kanokkorn Jaicheun, Seki Oseki, Sorapong Chatree, Thanawut Ketsaro, Winai Khaibutr
Yamada movie trailer
Julius Caesar quotes. Famous quotes of Gaius Julius Caesar, roman emperor and a military leader.
Gaius Julius Caesar was born on July 13, 100 B.C and was assassinated on March 15, 44 B.C. He was a statesman, general, and writer, considered by some to have been the greatest man of all time.
With Crassus and Pompey, Caesar formed the first Triumvirate. However, when Caesar crossed the Rubicon, he faced Pompey as an enemy. Crossing the Rubicon also made him a traitor to Rome. After defeating the senatorial forces led by Pompey, Caesar became the leader of Rome, soon taking the title of dictator. He was awarded divine posthumous honors, titles, statues, the status of dictator for life (dictator perpetuo).
Caesar was considered brilliant, decisive, resourceful, and calm under pressure. He was strict but fair, and his soldiers were very loyal to him. He was also considered overly ambitious, cruel to his enemies, and unscrupulous in politics. Caesar wrote on grammar, astronomy, philosophy, poetry, and the civil war (De Bello Civile) but his best known work is the De Bello Gallico.
On 15 March 44 BCE, the Roman dictator Julius Caesar was murdered by conspirators including Brutus (his illegitimate son).
Julius Caesar quotes
“Veni, vidi, vici.” “I came, I saw, I conquered.”
“I would rather be first in a small village in Gaul than second in command in Rome”
“In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes”
“I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.”
“It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.”
“Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.”
“The die is cast.”
“What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.”
“The evil men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones,”
“Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.”
“As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men’s minds more seriously than what they see”
“If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.”
“When the swords flash let no idea of love, piety, or even the face of your fathers move you”
“All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures”
“It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.”
“Which death is preferably to every other? “The unexpected.”
“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.”
“I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.”
“Men willingly believe what they wish.”
“How to avoid getting stabbed in the back at work.”
“It’s only hubris if I fail,”
Last words of Julius Caesar: “Et tu, Brute?” – “Even you, Brutus?” (after stabbing by conspirators).
Suetonius to Caesar: “Alea iacta est” – “The die is cast.” as he led his army across the River Rubicon in northern Italy. With this step, he entered Italy at the head of his army in defiance and began his long civil war against Pompey and the Optimates.
Pictures of fantasy babes with swords. Fantasy art by Luis Royo. Luis Royo is a genial Spanish artist known as author of apocalyptic, dark fantasy and horror paintings. Fantasy elven sword with design by Luis Royo.
Luis Royo art: Gallery of 20 fantasy babes armed by sword
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Fantasy elven sword designed by Luis Royo
Sword has been made by Marto in Toledo, Spain.