Thursday, April 25, 2013

A to Z: Void


V is for Void.

Ok, that sounds like I'm giving up, right? But actually, void stands for a renaissance fencing term. I was desperate and finally began looking past my fencing dictionary/glossary and rule book, and searched around until I found a list of Renaissance fencing terms. I wish I had seen these earlier in the month. I had an original plan a while back for these tough letters, but I can't seem to find it. So, I did research.

Void: to evade or avoid an attack rather than directly parry, often by a simple side step or pass, used preferably to parrying.

I found this and some other fun terms here which is a part of ARMA, aka The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts. So, if you are writing a book with swordplay in it, I highly suggest checking them out for more classical terminology.

A void lesson for writing:
Just void that writer's block, and get back to writing!




10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm going into the void - I'll be back!
See, you learned something, didn't you?

Al Diaz said...

Hmm, I'll void doubt. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - yep!

Al - Great! :)

Julie Luek said...

Oh good for you for doing research to make the V word work! Impressive.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Can't believe you weren't desperate with other letters. Curious to see what y & z bring.

Julie Flanders said...

How fun that your found Renaissance terms to match your theme. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

If V was tough, do you have a plan for X and Z?

Mark Means said...

Sort of like you're A-Voiding it, eh?

Thanks for the link on the terms, though I feel like I've gotten quite the fencing education here, this month :)

Madeline Jane said...

I love how fencing relates to writing! I also like how there is an Association for Renaissance Martial Arts. It just goes to show that whatever you're interested in, there are other people out there just like you. :)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I love how fencing is a lovely mixture of both attack and defense. It's all very artistic!