DojoToad

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About DojoToad

  • Birthday 12/10/1968

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    Ohio, USA
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    Martial arts, rocks

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  1. New Take on Perrin

    A character can be loved, liked, disked, or hated without being boring. If readers are bored the author chances losing them. If Jordan deliberately made Perrin boring, I'd say that was a bad decision...
  2. Aiel Weapons - try #2

    I wish... No, a blacksmith in NJ made the spears. One in AZ made the knife.
  3. Let's try this again. The knife blade is carbon steel and is 12" long. The handle is 6" long and made of trolloc bone. Almost long enough to be a short sword (but it is not a sword). And for those that didn't see the spears when I first posted last year... The spearheads are 12" long including the socket and the handles are an additional 30". I still need to make the shield.
  4. Real Aiel belt knife

    Sorry, Meant to post pictures but only got the links. Will try and fix in the next day or so.
  5. I recently had a large knife made for use in my martial arts weapons forms. It is almost long enough to be a short sword (but not a short sword). The blade is 12" carbon steel, and the handle adds another 6" - made from authentic trolloc bone. https://imgur.com/DeulLw5 https://imgur.com/eKcbrng https://imgur.com/HgPeX0b And for those of you that haven't seen the spears I had made, I'm including those as well. Still have to make the shield though. Spear head is 12" long including the socket, and the shaft is another 30". I still have to make the shield that goes with them. https://imgur.com/XWIwOdf https://imgur.com/2e2h0HU https://imgur.com/DiImt4Q Appreciate any comments...
  6. I recently had a large knife made for use in my martial arts weapons forms. It is almost long enough to be a short sword (but not a short sword). The blade is 12" carbon steel, and the handle adds another 6" - made from authentic trolloc bone. https://imgur.com/DeulLw5 https://imgur.com/eKcbrng https://imgur.com/HgPeX0b And for those of you that haven't seen the spears I had made, I'm including those as well. Still have to make the shield though. Spear head is 12" long including the socket, and the shaft is another 30". I still have to make the shield that goes with them. https://imgur.com/XWIwOdf https://imgur.com/2e2h0HU https://imgur.com/DiImt4Q Appreciate any comments...
  7. On my Umpteenth re-read...

    WoT forever!
  8. Dune to WoT

    I enjoy seeing the connections Jordan made between WoT and other fiction/real world. Some me is more direct/obvious than others. Based on personal experience/knowledge.
  9. August Roll Call

    Reading for sure.
  10. July Monthly Discussion: Favorite Superheroes

    Captain America from the Avenger movies. I’ve always been very black and white - right is right and wrong is wrong.
  11. July Monthly Game: Superhero Showdown

    +1 Captain America -1 Flash
  12. Dune to WoT

    “God made Arrakis to train the faithful.” A reference to the Waste...
  13. July Roll Call

    I am currently re-reading Dune.
  14. July Roll Call

    Words of Affirmation is mine.
  15. The Fremen were an obvious inspiration for the Aiel, but found another reference while reading through 'Dune' today. When Gurney Halleck was considering whether to sign on with some smugglers, he was offered some advice. Don't rush into revenge - "Speed is a device of Shaitan." That name sounds familiar...