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LiveJournal user The_vulture tipped me to this awesome show.  I have made notes for my poetic series The Arc of Joan.

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Date: 2013-11-30 04:22 am (UTC)
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I tried watching this for old times' sake - my uni roommate loved Deadliest Warrior - but the gender essentialism got old fast. Combined with them not having any women on the team,* I only made it about five minutes before I quit. (*The opening showed a woman wielding a sword in their demos, but all of the full-time experts are men. At least Mythbusters had a woman on the team.)

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Date: 2013-11-29 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wyrmwwd.livejournal.com
Thank you. You just made my day. I was named after Joan of Arc (by my Atheist mother), and she is an important part of my identity.

I only watched the first couple of minutes, (I'll watch the rest later), but the beginning was awesome!

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Date: 2013-11-29 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] siege.livejournal.com
I won't reveal who wins, but I was rooting for Joan all the way.

You're welcome!

Date: 2013-11-30 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
>> You just made my day. I was named after Joan of Arc (by my Atheist mother), and she is an important part of my identity. <<

How exciting! Have you read my series The Arc of Joan? I only have a couple poems so far, but would like to do more. I've always been fascinated by the history, and wanted to explore a more positive direction.

>> I only watched the first couple of minutes, (I'll watch the rest later), but the beginning was awesome! <<

It's that good all the way through.

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Date: 2013-12-04 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filkferengi.livejournal.com
Over on youtube, there are several videos of Heather Dale doing her Pegasus-nominated song "Joan Of Arc". You might enjoy them. At least one has lyrics.

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Date: 2013-11-30 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-vulture.livejournal.com
Joan of Arc/Jeanne d'Arc is still a very popular folk heroine for the French, even the Canadian French. My father didn't have a clue who William the Conqueror was, but he was sure quick to point out Joan. :)

*laugh*

Date: 2013-11-30 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
Yeah, I think she is the more memorable of the two.

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Date: 2013-11-30 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wyrmwwd.livejournal.com
Well, I just watched it, and it was totally frakkin' awesome. Although, if I had been asked, I would have come up with the same outcome. However, medieval weaponry is kind of one of my fascinations.

Yes...

Date: 2013-11-30 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
That's what I thought. Joan had the superior technology, which tends to make a difference. Plus, there's a trend for big beefy men to discount the competence of smaller female-bodied opponents. That just seems like the kind of thing William would do. Also, the feigned retreat that works so well against another male commander? He wouldn't dare retreat from a woman. Even if he could swallow his pride and do it -- which is possible, with a favorite tactic -- his own men would cut him down for cowardice and unmanliness.

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