Feb 192014
 

Question by Mr.Ricano: has the mystery of king arthur and the search for avalon, (including the escalibur), have been found?

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Answer by Your Best Fiend
I think part of the allure of the story is that mystery. But, if you are asking if King Arthur and Avalon existed in history, then this is not true. King Arthur was at best a composite of the romantic ideas about chivalry. He never lived except in the hearts and minds of people.

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Aug 082013
 

Question by Henry Urban: Is there a place to buy King Bradley’s sword from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood?
The sword King Bradley, AKA Wrath, uses towards the end of the Brotherhood series of Fullmetal Alchemist, is there a place to buy it?

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Answer by FrostbiteO7
I’ve been searching about this for you, on and off, for days! It seems nearly impossible to find one of these fore sale online.I just don’t think there’s anyone out there making them for a profit. However I found a person who made a wooden sword version (not for sale) and it seems doable if your handy. Here’s a picture of the final product: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/526382/

I also searched ebay for swords in general, and found one that resembles Bradley’s a lot: http://cgi.ebay.com/US-M1860-LIGHT-CAVALRY-SABER-Civil-War-Sword-Sabre-/360297895587?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e36d96a3

or to go half-way, what if you buy a wooden sword, and then added the hilt/handle attachment (sorry, i’m not familiar with sword terms) yourself, and then paint it the appropriate colors? If you’re interested, here’s the ebay search for wooden swords: http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=wooden+sword&_sacat=0&_odkw=sword&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313
And here’s a picture with details of the scabbard, hilt, and pommel (I looked up some words for describing swords, haha) for reference: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/169/0/5/Scabbard_detail_by_sethbramwell.jpg

Sorry that i couldn’t find a definite product for you, I looked but to no avail! I hope these alternate ideas can help you!

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Jan 162012
 

Question by : Are Koreans becoming the new king of the auto industry?
Lately I’ve been seeing way more Kia’s and Hyundai’s on the streets now. Honda and Toyota seem to be going down hill now.

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Answer by Zzonyx
True, Korean makes have joined the pack, but Honda, Toyota and other Japanese brands continue to fill top-10 in reliability surveys worldwide, embarrassing some not-very-reliable, yet very expensive premium makes.

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Sep 062011
 

The Age of Chivalry (King Arthur, Merlin,Launcelot,Holy Grail,Guenever, Robin Hood,THE MABINOGEON) Kindle Active TOC

KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS

THE MYTHICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND
:MERLIN
ARTHUR
ARTHUR (CONTINUED)
SIR GAWAIN
CARADOC BRIEFBRAS; OR, CARADOC WITH THE SHRUNKEN ARM
THE ADVENTURE OF THE CART
THE LADY OF SHALOTT
QUEEN GUENEVER’S PERIL
TRISTRAM AND ISOUDE
TRISTRAM AND ISOUDE (CONTINUED)
SIR TRISTRAM’S BATTLE WITH SIR LAUNCELOT
THE ROUND TABLE
SIR PALAMEDES
SIR TRISTRAM
PERCEVAL
THE SANGREAL, OR HOLY GRAAL
THE SANGREAL (CONTINUED)

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Aug 232011
 

Question by Judi R: How did the power of the King increase at the same time the towns increased during the Commercial Revolution?
I know that during the late middle ages, the towns broke free and started governing themselves. At the same time, the power of the King increased.

How did both the power of the towns and the power of the King increase at the same time?

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Answer by Erik Van Thienen
The power of the King didn’t increase everywhere in Medieval Europe. The kings adhered to the theory of “Absolute Monarchy”, and wanted to fill in the power vacuum left by the waning influence of the Church after the Reformation. But many of them had very limited practical power.

Germany was a patchwork of little kingdoms, principalities and bishoprics, where the Emperor had to be elected.

Italy was torn between the Emperor and the Pope, and towns like Florence, Sienna, Pisa and Milan gained power by playing them against each other.

France was officially a Kingdom, but the King had only real power around Paris, the rest of France was run by his powerful Princes, Dukes and Counts. Not until Louis XIV France became a really centralized monarchy.

Russia only became centralized under Ivan the Terrible and later again under Peter the Great. Again the Monarch had to deal with powerful vassals, who were sometimes more powerful and richer then the Monarch.

And then there were the regions in the peripheries of the monarchies. Like Flanders, where the Count was technically a vassal of th French King, but was also partially a vassal of the German Emperor, and the towns like Bruges, Ghent and Ypres blossomed in that grey zone.

The only real Absolute Monarchies were Spain under Philip II and England under Henry VIII. But the former had the riches of the New World to pay his troops with, and the latter had to launch his own Church..

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Mar 142011
 

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Feb 272011
 

Question by persiangurl!!!: Is the Latin King gang a subculture or counterculture?
Im doing a project in class and i cant really tell the difference between and subculture or a counterculture on the latin king gang.

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Answer by Hiм ♱ Don’t flock my jock. *chuckles*
Holy crap! I’m learning about the same thing in my class. You must be taking sociology or something.

I’d say Latin Kings or any gang for that matter are a little bit of both actually. But I think it’s more of a subculture than a counter culture because Latin Kings are mostly focused on being dominant over other gangs and obtaining money and all of that stuff. Their main focus isn’t really to rebel against society. It’s just that the stuff they do happens go against the laws of society so they may clash with the norms of society. But their main focus is not to rebel against society like a counter couture’s goals are. Latin Kings goal is to mainly show how tough they are and how they will hurt anyone who tryies to prevent them from surviving they only way they know how.

So really it’s a bit of both, but I’d lean more towards a subculture considering their prime focus isn’t society but rather their self and other gangs.

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