Her sword

Finally! πŸ˜‰ Many of you have been waiting for this haha

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So! I’ve finished reading Foundryside and recommended it to my fiance but he’s deeply dissatisfied with the world-building hahahaha The book is still fun to read, though! There’s a lot of action and the ideas are pretty unique. If you like steampunk-like settings definitely check it out. Some world-building glitches might grit between your teeth but it’s worth it to ignore those and just enjoy the ride. As for me, I started Hall of Smoke today (it’s a debut) and it seems it doesn’t have many ratings on Goodreads but I’m pretty happy with it so far.

What else… we had a 4-days long weekend and I spent it working on The Cleansed Ones (my fantasy novel) to try and cut some words. I’m in 2/3 of the book and I went down from 132k to 128k. I won’t be able to cut it to 120k, there’s no way, but maybe 127k will look appealing enough to the literary agents. At least I tried. Will continue trying next week, most likely.

So yeah, I’m tired. And a little irritated because it’s too hot and I’m (unfortunately!) smart enough to know that setting up an inflatable swimming pool on my balcony is definitely not a good idea. I keep thinking about it, though. I also keep thinking about the stupid permanent residence visa that requires me to bully someone into giving me their 3-years’ worth of tax records. Seriously? Normally people don’t even want to say how much they earn, and I need my guarantor to give me their tax records?… Thank you, Japan, for helping me understand what true friendship is like :))))

Anyway, don’t mind me and enjoy the comic!

28 comments on “Her sword”

  1. Doom Reply

    Truly, none of us people that want to be Ada’s girlfriend or boyfriend ever had a chance, because her true soulmate is Sword.

      • JW Reply

        Well, she could regain her magic by doing a purification ritual. (Like Filip is trying to do.)
        Though having a boy- or girlfriend doesn’t necessarily imply having sex. Or vice versa, for that matter.

    • Doom Reply

      Agreed, it’s an excellent panel. I especially love the cute little hearts above Ada’s head and her posture of excitement. Loot the shiny!

  2. Florian Reply


    If I may nitpick on the sword: The hilt should be longer so someone with bigger hands than Ada’s can wield it properly with both hands ; )
    And maybe a little more massive with a bigger pommel πŸ€”

    But she’ll be fine, I’ve seen a fragile looking women of 1.65m with a sword (blade +hilt) almost 1.30m long ; )
    A longsword is a very nice, versatile weapon and sturdier than (historical) katanas (made with a more brittle steel), just look up “Mordhau” ; )

  3. forlornfoe Reply

    I admit, Ada has good taste and hopefully she settles for that longsword instead of an actual twohander.

    A pet peeve, but: A well-made longsword is both lighter (weighs about 1,5 – 2 kg) and nimbler to use than a katana, while having a longer blade. European sword blades have quite a bit of distal taper (= blade is thicker at the base and thins towards the tip) and made of spring steel. This tapering has its drawback in making cutting more skill-related, since even slightly incorrect alignment causes the relatively thin spring steel blade to wobble from impact and barely cut anything cleanly. A katana’s blade is thicker and hardened steel so even a rather poorly aligned cut will force its way through without wobbling, but the heftier blade makes handling it slightly more cumbersome.

      • forlornfoe Reply

        That linked site looks interesting, thanks for sharing. I admit I know much less about katanas than European swords and that listed weight of 0,9 kg sounded insane until I saw that particular sword’s blade length – 71 cm. That is in same size and weight category as European one-handed swords while a longsword goes to about 90 – 110 cm blade length, and katanas are usually handled two-handed as well.

        I was wrong in thinking longswords are lighter than katanas. They simply feel that way due to more of that weight being way closer to hand. I am just a sword enthusiast and learned more from that linked site, appreciated.

  4. Refugnic Reply

    Well, that’s one big blade she’s got her eyes set on.
    Hopefully she’s not biting off more than she can chew with her pick.
    But then again, she’s this worlds Flash Gordon – Queen of the impossible. (I only know the song from Queen, not the actual series/movie). πŸ™‚

    This is it, the blade I want,
    oh can you see me, stand and taunt?
    And then chop off their limbs and heads!
    With magic runes, I’ll win all bets!

    Don’t be silly and look at the size,
    too tall for you, don’t fantasize.
    I doubt you could lift it, try as you might,
    would cost you your life in a desperate fight.

    So what’s this you say, that I am too small?!
    I will show you yet, that I am not just some doll!
    I’ll brandish this blade and wield it in battle!
    and be to the demons, like the slaughter to cattle!

    I know what is up, you’re just being sour!
    Because with this blade, I’ll hold much more power.
    Than you with your feeble and brittle Katana.
    With slicing and dicing, still can’t reach Nirvana!

    ‘Nirvana’ you say, and mean paradise?
    That’s not where we go, meeting our demise.
    Now listen to me, I’m not really jealous.
    But death comes to those, who are overzealous.

    This blade is too large and too heavy for you,
    not calling you short, this folly is through.
    But please take my words and listen to me,
    this blade makes you slow, where speed is the key.

    Oh don’t you be a worrywart and open up this box!
    I’m sure I’ll figure something out, for I am still a fox.
    And once you do, please do be quiet.
    Wouldn’t be wise, to start a riot.

  5. Thisguy Reply

    Ah, finally. The bastard sword mentioned on the cats page.
    Smol girl, big sword, always a good combo.

  6. mike Reply

    i hope she can lug around a claymore. i got to see one in england and they were big

    • JW Reply

      It’s actually a bastard sword, so fortunately it’s a bit more manageable than a claymore.

  7. Jared Camp dweller Reply

    How much do you want to bet that he will cut straight through the sword when he cuts through the glass?

    • JW Reply

      Well, a lot of us are pretty sure that’s the sword she has on the cast page, so I’ll take that bet πŸ˜›

  8. Steeeve Reply

    You have to be buff to throw one around unless she knows a spell to lighten it or buff her own strength. If I were him, I’d have her immediately swing it around for a while. Big claymores sound great until that first few miles of lugging it around and a half a minute into a fight when your arms turn to noodles and it turns out to be too slow to hit faster demons.

    • Steeeve Reply

      Doh, spoke before reading comments saying that’s a smaller sword. Looked up claymore, they are wider and even longer. :/
      I’d still have her swing it around a bit before getting in a fight.

  9. Klorix Camp dweller Reply

    I heard the theory that a two-handed sword would actually be easier to wield by a smaller/weaker person than a normal one-handed longsword, because you can use both hands and therefore the strength in both arms.

    I am very inclined to believe that, though my experience is mostly limited to lifting moving boxes and furniture…

    • Klorix Camp dweller Reply

      P.S.: Bastard swords and two-handed swords are not much heavier than regular one-handed longswords, but have more reach in addition to the allegedly better weight handling.

  10. toxicskull Reply

    One thing I notice is that the sword on display looks a lot like the sword on the top scrolling art for the website, except the one on the top scrolling art doesn’t have the balls on the sides of the hilt. Do they fall of eventually or did you decided to change the design.

    • Gonnhirrin Reply

      The one in the top art has a flatter crossguard and a different taper to the handle.

    • NotImportant Reply

      I changed the design a bit. I might change it back, because the balls irritate me now. But yeah, it’s THE sword haha

    • T3hOgre Reply

      Or – possible lore – Rob overdoes getting it out of the box and magically cuts the balls off…

      There’s only one problem with this page that I can see. She’s not holding the sword…yet! πŸ™‚

  11. JW Reply

    I hadn’t really noticed it before, and conceivably it’s just the computer/browser/whatever I’m currently using. But the image quality seems a bit weird.
    I think WordPress does something odd before delivering the image. (Which does reduce the image size, to be fair. But I feel converting to jpg could do that better, and without the weird gif-like quality.)
    Here’s an example of the difference between what wordpress serves me and the original: https://pasteboard.co/KdCgEZj.png

    • NotImportant Reply

      So there is a setting like this in WordPress but I turned the thing off a while ago because it was driving me mad. I took a good look at the page and I don’t see the pixels. I took a look in incognito mode, logged out, no pixels either. I’m not sure how you managed to get that gif-like quality…

      Can anyone else see this as well?

      • JW Reply

        Maybe it’s something weird with my browser (firefox) on this computer. That would explain why I only notice now.
        It also looks fine in chrome.

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