Saturday, November 01, 2008

Pointless Question #36

Why is it that when the ancients decide to make a powerful weapon to vanquish demons or seal the forces of evil away, it's always a sword? There are other kinds of weapons, you know.

10 comments:

Akusai said...

It's all about the high drama. It's kind of hard to jam your magic nunchucks into a stone block deep in the forest, and rather comical when the chosen one pulls them out.

King of Ferrets said...

Because swords are sharp and pointy.

furtim said...

"The sword is my penis."

Dark Jaguar said...

Well... Excalibur.

There's Vampire Killer though, that whip? That's the weapon that Dracula hates. Well, it's not really sealed in a forest temple or anything, but it's still pretty close to the thing.

Perky Skeptic said...

I'd like to see a dramatic submachine gun, meself!

SME said...

Slingshots just aren't as impressive.

Tom Foss said...

I think you're being more than a little unfair, don't you? I mean, sometimes it's a dagger.

Aaron Golas said...

Because nothing weakens evil's resolve like audible sharpness.

user@example.com said...

No-one ever recognises how neat spears and polearms are.

Well, except for that appendix (and the article in The Dragon, before the appendix) detailing Gary's fetish for the things... still, they don't get nearly enough respect.

Perky Skeptic said...

Polearms!!!

I can see it now-- The Bohemian Earspoon of Shannara!