JB Artisan wrote:
as much as I liked that quote from the Dark Knight, I am keeping what I have.
Wait, that was in the Dark Knight?
I must've missed or forgot.
so how'd you know what quote I was referring to in order to mention it in the last paragraph?
Anyway, the sword vs. shield debate is actually a very popular one that I think is embedded into some sort of fable or folklore. I've seen it done in 3 various places.
- It's brought up in the anime Trigun as an explanation of the word 'contradiction'
- It's brought up in Suikoden as the basis of how the world began, the sword and shield fought each other and they both broke and the 27 true runes were born which gave birth to the world itself.
- In World of Warcraft there is a shield called the Immovable Object and a weapon called the Unstoppable Force (in this case it's a mace) Which is a play off a physics question "What would happen when the Immovable Object meets the Unstoppable Force?"
Also, shields are just as bad-ass as swords, fo' rizzle.
well, i still stick to my guns and am keeping what I have for all the reasons I stated.
You're reasoning behind your logic is protected under the umbrella of "opinion" but you really only prove my idea that the sword and shield is cliche and does not really draw parallels with the form of sidekicks and henchmen or unstoppable/immovable forces in people's minds.
Trigun and WOW as popular as they might be, are not folklore. they might have lose ties and 4th hand themes abstractly relating to real folklore, but if you are going into true lore/myth, use something like the Iliad and the Odyssey, Beowulf, early African Folklore, Egyptian folklore, dynastic Chinese folklore, and all other Greek myths.
I must have missed the physics class where the professor threw out the whole idea of inertia and asked us about forces in the universe that don't exist. and what would happen if they met. The closest I've ever come to that is, "could god make a rock so big he couldn't lift it"
and if I was asked, "what force in nature is either immovable or unstoppable" I would think a little outside the box and say something like "time." so that question is more allied with philosophy than physics.