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!