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Shadiversity
I make videos about swords and other nerdy things like science fiction, fantasy, castles, writing and medieval stuff.
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A detailed analysis of the fight scenes and battles from Disney's 2020 Mulan, and how realistic and practical they would be in reality.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E21sJaTTk6Q&t
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An in depth looks at medieval swearing, how it was done and how it differs to the modern day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAsyyBqSQ3k
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Matt Easton from Scholagladiatoria and Lloyd from Lindybeige have both claimed that the mighty machicolations can be pronounced a certain way. Let's discuss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa6_wikvIqM&t
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Can you use a two handed weapon and a shield at the same time?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttJ8LdOQdSc
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Is there a more advanced material we could make swords out of that would produce much better performance such as carbon fiber?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoC-apkxDoc
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So how many weapons could an adventurer really carry?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9BqK-nq60A&t
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You decide who has built the best castles and buildings in this video, a build-off between myself, Oz and Rollo, with the new Conan Exiles, Isle of Siptah build sets, stormglass and flotsam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjRtjufTkHo&t
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What is a sword frog, or sword carriage, and were they used in the medieval period?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKIz67NXeg
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A failed but hilarious attempt to test the long range difference of the medieval Legolas (as made by Tod's Workshop and invented by Jörg Sprave) with the help and sabotage of my brothers including JAZZA.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLHy1qR_GS0
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Medieval mortar was not like glue, holding the stones together, or hard as rock, so why was it important?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtgnSGTiV9s
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Link's Master Sword from the Legend of Zelda series, is a mess, so let's see how function it's design is and how to fix it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJa3aVpr2rs
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A special one-million subscriber celebration video where I take a look back at where it all started, my very fist video that has been hidden for a very long time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx6ca1Hv4to
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In this episode of Fantasy Re-Armed we take a look at how the elemental magic, or bending, in Avatar the Last Airbender would work in real life, and use it as a point of reference for how elemental magic could be employed in fantasy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOhhlO0Qbnw&t
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Let's compare the performance of a traditional medieval longbow (100lb warbow) with the medieval version of the Instant Legolas, made by Tod's Workshop, as Invented by Jörg Sprave of the Slingshot Channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m3QK2W0oms
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Let's take a look at the medieval castles I plan to build in the future because of a very special and massive announcement that's brought me one very big step closer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHP0eXWaTJY
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apJZIL5iWck
The trope of love at first sight has been getting deconstructed a lot recently and I think it may have gone too far, because there is a way to depict love at first sight realistically, and Disney's remake of Cinderella does exactly that.
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An in-depth look at one of the most underappreciated but awesome armors of the medieval period, the Brigandine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzhAhRZzCrA
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Wolverine from X-men is iconic for his claws but are they the best weapons for a superhero or character with the power of regeneration to have?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUibyX-vcVw&t
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There's actually more than one optimal way to draw a medieval Longbow / Warbow, some considered unconventional or wrong, in this video I show you what they are.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMFx062dpUA
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Surprisingly, The letter for the King from Netflix is a step in the right direction for medieval accuracy in fantasy, and in this video I explain why.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePlYT6VyMLQ
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A very special chat between Lindybeige and Shadiversity, announcing they will be working together in the short film, Shadow of the Conqueror, and chatting about why historical accuracy and realism is important in film and fantasy.
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One of the most popular Excalibur sword reproductions has a lot of design flaws making it a very impractical and nonfunctional sword, so what do we need to do to make in work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7WHKxFShRI
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Oh no, It's finally happened, Skallagrim has called me out for one of my most egregious mistakes!! Also, I couldn't resist ^_^
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcM6OCdM3e8
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A detailed breakdown of male and female medieval garments, their names, definitions, differences, and misconceptions. This video covers the Shirt, Chemise, Tunic, Bliaut, Herigaut, Houppelande, Surcoat, kirtle, Jupon, Gambeson, Tabard, Monastic Scapula, Cotehardie and Doublet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ddb4jroEaM&

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