@xahlee unless you have some siberian horse nomad-type moves, I can't imagine what you'd do other than duck or lean back.
As i understand it, the lance's force began with the horse, through the stirrups, through the rider, to the lance. If you didn't have a shield, you could not have (normal jousting) strategy -- it'd be purely get out of the way. Or be a siberian horse ninja.
@jeremiah that's interesting.
i was thinking about parrying. either focus on aiming at the other and not get parried, or focus on parring other's lance then aim one's own. not sure which should be primary.
never thought of evasive movements. on a horse in a lane, that seems hard.
Non-horse-related Siberian Ninja bonus:
@xahlee This began with the idea that one did not have a shield. At which point, running away or horseninjary is required.
I don't know if you've ever ridden a large horse, but, until quite recently, they and oxes did most of the work not done by wind, water, or men. I wouldn't want to fuck with one head on at full throttle.
I don't know if they'd use proper battle horses (presumably not!), but the horses ridden by the late French knights were monsters.
@jeremiah the idea of acrobat around horse is interesting, but that wouldn't be jostling anymore.
i read a bit on wikip. jostling is evolved from heavy calvery battle. hopping around, can't wear armor, can't hold lance. sans lance, u cnt dehorse other. or, it'd be entirely different game.
Yeahno. Is the whole series this ludicrous?
Thunderf00t did a video about how some GoT scene with pouring molten gold on someone's head would be not only impossibly expensive, but also largely ineffective at killing a person.
do you like Lord of the Ring? many nerds love it, but turns out i just didn't find it attractive in any way. But do Game of Thrones. There r also Giants, magic, dragons, in it...
btw, here's fighting scene of that guy chopping the horse
at first, i just saw clips of the show here and there on youtube. (always despise them as stupid tv drama)
but by now, i know every character, their story, why, in the scene. :)
or if you never liked TV drama, same.
but for example if you like Lord of the Ring, but not GoT, then, that makes it interesting.
or, you like star war/trek etc, and maybe because u scifi but not fantasy. etc.
i suspect, u guys dissing GoT more or less as dissing pop.
I'm told GoT is also a good book series, but I speak boldly when I say that Dune the books are superior to the attempts to film the story.
My favorite SF/epic (Babylon 5) -- but, again -- because it was composed of great stories (it certainly wasn't the music, special effects, costumes, or sets!)
LOTR was, as a book, great. Spandex, fantasy (esp) and action films, to me look little different to cartoons, and I mostly didn't like those either.
Every so often, something comes along that i like -- first seasons of X-files, Continuum, Black Mirror -- but mostly, I feel cheated of my time if I invest it into popular entertainment.
@xahlee @progo There are films I _really_ like, even new ones, but they're not the topics of nerd discussions. The things they have in common is that -- they'd be good books, good radio theater good stage plays -- they're good stories, which is the _only_ good foundation for a good film. To cite an example: Robot and Frank.
In the last week:
~4 hours of Northern Exposure
~1 hour of Sailing SV Delos on YouTube (bonus tech episode was released this week in addition to a sailing/mission episode)
~45 minutes of Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur on YouTube
~3 hours of Tim Pool and/or Scott Adams talking about news on YouTube
~2 hours of miscellaneous educational material on YouTube: astrophysics, history, music theory, arctic ecology
I like YouTube. :^)