Bow & Arrow.

Bow & Arrow.


Such a simple thing: an elegant arc held taut by string. An effective tool in its own right, but also
beyond that – a potent symbol: Something evocative of heroes, ancient battles
and far-away fantasy; The bow and arrow is an historical weapon
common to most cultures around the world. Found in many forms, and performing many roles
– it is nonetheless instantly recognisable. So – how long has the bow been a part of human
history? With whom is archery most strongly associated? And why does such a basic weapon remain relevant
today? Our story begins in a time before stories
began: The first sparks of technology – fire, pottery,
stone tools – and weapons. The bow emerged somewhere between the Upper
Paleolithic and Mesolithic era – some 25 to 30 thousand years ago. Hand-flung arms like spears and darts were
effective, but exploiting the elastic energy in a flexible limb made projectiles fly faster
and farther. The first intact bows date to 9000 BC, preserved
in the anaerobic bogs of Holmegaard, Denmark. Given the fragile nature of evidence, an exact
origin is impossible to pin down – but one thing is certain: By the end of the Ice Age, everyone had them. The bow’s entry into culture begins with cave
paintings – animals and hunting were a common theme: along with the tools used. However, in a contemporary sense the prehistoric
use of bows is seldom shown – the stereotypical ‘caveman’ is far more likely to wield a club. To be fair, the Stone Age does span over 3
million years – and bows occupy only a tiny sliver of that towards the end: but even so,
prehistory in culture is no stranger to anachronism. But what’s a few million years between friends? Turok: Dinosaur Hunter ticks a few boxes – a
time-travelling Native American fighting dinosaurs in prehistory: and while its bow certainly
feels at home, it’s far from authentic. Such inaccuracy is par for the prehistoric
course: there’s almost always some form of hand-waving – either with time-travel or some
other science-fiction magic. And so while not without flaw, Far Cry Primal’s
attempt at authenticity is refreshing. It settles on a specific time, and a specific
place – instead of conflating millions of years of progress and different cultures scattered
across the globe. By 10,000 BC in Central Europe, the bow was
widespread – an essential inclusion for the Mesolithic era – and anything beyond. As man settled cities and civilisation rose,
the trappings of primitive living were shed – but the bow remained. Pliant by nature, it had transformed from
a simple hunting tool into a weapon of war – and archery was now a martial art. When fielded en masse, bowmen were particularly
effective against enemy infantry in formation – raining down a hail of arrows, culling numbers
and destroying morale. Equally effectively employed on horseback
– highly-mobile cavalry archers capable of flanking and harassing opponents while remaining
out of harm’s way. Such tactics would shape the world to the
will of those who wielded them effectively. It was the birth of strategy: the art of war. With bow in hand, battles were fought: wars
waged, and empires crumbled; and from this crucible – legends were born. Every culture has their own mythology: but
the themes unite us all. Tales of epic hunts, grand victories – and
heroes: mortal acts magnified and aspects of life personified in the creation of deities. For example: Artemis, the Greek goddess of
the hunt; or the Roman equivalent, Diana. Often associated with wild animals, femininity
and elegance, depicted with nocturnal bow like crescent moon. Apollo was her brother: a central god responsible
for a wide variety of things: including the sun, medicine, knowledge, the arts, and archery:
wielding his silver bow. Seen similarly armed: Cupid, whose bow represents
the striking power of desire; the Norse pagan god Ullr; the Persian hero Arash; Yoruban
spirit Ochosi; and Hindu Rama and Arjuna. Each sprung from a primitive seed, these iconic
figures were graven cornerstones of ancient culture – and amongst the symbols that represent
them: an iconic arm. Even after all this time, the ancients resonate
in modern media: from the divine cast seen in the God of War series… to the cross-cultural pantheon of Smite. These myths run deep – stories retold countless
times, woven into our cultural fabric – and colouring contemporary superheroes. The bow and arrow has a broad history – but
for most, it evokes the medieval era: kings, castles, feudalism, and peasants. For (most of) the old world, this is where
nations begin – and perhaps why the middle ages are particularly resonant: it’s our formative
years, an origin story. Moulding the modern world was not entirely
tranquil, of course – and as with so much of human history, the exact borders were defined
by war. Even during peacetime, the logistics and preparation
for conflict shaped our society: Archers were a valuable commodity; as were
the Yew trees used to make fine bows; and the skilled bowyers, fletchers and
stringfellows who crafted them – an entire industry, and a lifetime of training. An endeavour not without impact: The influence
of archery in battle can be decisive – such as the events at the Battle of Hastings. In 1066, Harold II, the incumbent king of
England, was attempting to repel a Norman invasion and challenge to his crown. The stories say he was killed by an arrow
to the eye, marking the end of Anglo-Saxon reign – and a victory for William The Conqueror,
commemorated in the Bayeux Tapestry. After all, no song is sung louder than that
of victory, and such historical events inspired ballads, songs & poems – forming a national
culture. English texts are full of such tales: from
the Arthurian legend, with the knight of the round table Tristan – and his unerring bow
Fail-not; to another folk hero of quite some repute
– clad in Lincoln green. Robin Hood is perhaps the most famous allegorical
archer – a heroic outlaw who lurks in Sherwood Forest amongst a band of merry men. His skill with a bow was a defining trait:
whether winning tournament with shaft-splitting ability – or loosing arrows from treetops,
stealing from the rich to give to the poor. His adventures began in medieval ballads – and
in the spirit of folk literature, the gests of Robin Hood have been told and retold over
the centuries, in a wide variety of forms. Not bad for someone who doesn’t exist – but
there’s far more to the fictional middle ages than a few men in green hose. Fantasy takes our history and morphs it into
a medieval mythology, a parallel world ready populated with archetypes. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of The Rings’ is an important
work here – drawing influence from earlier romantic fiction, folk tales and ancient mythology
– binding them into a single tome of great influence. Legolas, the most renowned archer of the Third
Age, is the most prominent bow-using character (although archery is far from an uncommon
practice in Middle Earth). Fantasy fiction enjoyed a surge of mainstream
popularity in the 1960s – and the domain of swords and sorcery also provided the perfect
avenue for interactive exploration. Dungeons and Dragons in 1974 brought fantasy
to table-top gaming, formalising the characters, classes, combat and creatures necessary to
craft an imaginary world. The gameplay rules codified in D&D – not to
mention its popularity in academic circles – were key factors in the early popularity
of fantasy role-playing video games. CRPGs have had an enduring history – they’ve
always been a staple genre for the PC, where others wax and wane. From the earliest text-based such as Rogue,
to the simple-top down graphics of Ultima and its clones, the bow has nestled neatly
amongst the usual set of medieval weaponry. As technology evolved, so too did the games:
with the advent of 16-bit machines, psuedo-3D games like Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder
gave players a taste of first-person dungeon crawling: And the ascent of the PC’s golden age saw
the transition from isometric graphics to full 3D worlds. Despite the huge cosmetic differences over
the genre’s lifespan, the setting, the skills, the rules – and the weapons – all remain largely
unchanged. The bow is a familiar sight across almost
all of them. Dexterity-focused, it’s found in the hands
of either the swift or the deceitful – to evade the fray and keep good kiting distance
requires either speed, stealth or a means to trap an opponent. Rogues, rangers and marksmen are an essential
corner of the RPG trinity: a complement to both warrior and mage – and the scaffolds
put in place by D&D at their core. Today, fantasy remains very much en vogue:
Over the last decade there have been a number of successful franchises: the film adaptation
of the Lord of The Rings trilogy; Harry Potter; and Game of Thrones. The genre has the ability to reach all kinds
of audiences – from the rule-hungry hardcore, to the absolute casual. After all, the medieval setting is quite liberating
– a chance to cast off the drudgery of modern life, indulge in the imagination of our ancestors,
and romp through a land distant – yet somehow familiar. By the start of the modern age, the bow was
largely obsolete – exploiting the explosive energy of gunpowder made projectiles fly faster
and farther. It was the advent of the firearm – leaving
behind those who clung to tradition: the rifle was both a more reliable hunting tool – and
a more deadly weapon. The bow was no match – a fact fatal to the
native Americans upon the arrival of European colonists to the new world. With no history to call their own, industrious
settlers driven by destiny headed west to make it. A new nation was forming, and its frontiers
were defined by conflict. The Western is the American equivalent of
fantasy fiction – an exploration of their beginning. The stories of Cowboys and Indians are often
far more romantic than the reality: they tend to be scant on gruesome detail, and more heavy
on stereotype. A six-shooter for one side, and for the other:
a bow. The odds were always stacked in the cowboy’s
favour, and Hollywood played obvious favourites with their gun-toting heroes. Where European legends held bow or sword,
the firearm would become a core part of America’s identity: and their folk heroes reflect this. On every poster, in every shoot-out: the revolver
or rifle was the star of the show, with the humble bow playing a supporting role. Despite the march of technology, there are
still those who see the importance of keeping a tradition alive – and refuse to let archery
become a lost art. Kindled by a romantic revival, and kept alight
by Olympic flame – it lives on as a modern sport, and is practiced worldwide today. Hunting is another pursuit where the bow still
finds sporting purpose. Part of its appeal lies in the physical challenge
of using the bow, and the shot placement required for a clean kill – but the primitive nature
of the weapon is also a factor. And so the bow has managed to retain a niche
role – but also, and perhaps more importantly, it remains relevant in popular culture. One of the most significant appearances of
the bow in a contemporary setting is in classic 80s action film, Rambo: First Blood Part II. While there’s no shortage of machine guns
or explosions, the bow plays an important role: a symbolic representation of the protagonist’s
reversion to primitive instincts; not to mention a neat gimmick. It was a distinctly masculine era for the
action genre – between Schwarzenegger, Van Damme and Stallone, there was no shortage
of muscle-bound struggles for survival. Rambo demonstrated that the bow could take
centre stage, even when surrounded by firearms – and since then, it has become a symbol for
those with the odds stacked against them. Survival-themed video games have enjoyed a
prolonged bout of popularity, largely thanks to the undying trend of zombies – and open-ended
games like Minecraft. The themes are surprisingly similar across
all of them – flung empty-handed into an unfamiliar world, suddenly reliant on whatever supplies
you can scavenge – or improvise. Some wood, some fibre, some feathers – crafting
a bow and some arrows is often a priority, as an initial ranged weapon and stepping stone
to more powerful options later. Firearms are not always preferable, however
– the bow has certain advantages that suit survival gameplay particularly well. While not entirely silent, loosing an arrow
is far softer a sound than gunfire – and so the bow lends itself well to stealth in games. This isn’t a recent trait – the archer has
long been associated with hidden huntress, or elusive rogue – but it’s one amplified
in a contemporary sense by the alternatives. This focus on stealth can help enhance a feeling
of vulnerability: with each arrow taking considerable time to ready, and a parabolic trajectory
to consider – there’s a lot at stake with every draw. Not all games are so punishing – some present
the bow as part of a smorgasbord of weapons, giving the player free reign to indulge in
whatever approach they desire. Take enemy sentries out one by one with methodical
precision, or unload with a machine gun and rocket launcher – an indulgence in pure escapist
fantasy. In a page taken from the Rambo films, bows
have even crept into a modern military setting: typically compound bows furnished with carbon
fibre and festooned with pulleys. It’s not entirely without real-world precedent
– there are some examples of recent military bow use, but it’s far from common. Despite this, a high-tech bow doesn’t feel
too out of place on the battlefield: there’s something timeless about it that lets it slip
into almost any scenario. It’s instantly familiar, and evocative of
the entire breadth of human history – the bow is a fundamental part of us, a link to
our ancestors and an instrument that helped create the world in which we live today. Perhaps that is what makes it such a compelling
weapon: it speaks to something primitive within us, underneath the veneer of civilisation. After all, with only twenty-four hours and
two meals away from barbarism: we have more in common with the caveman than
you think. From troglodyte to time-traveller; toxophile
or thief. Hunters, heroes, legends, god. Bowmen, yeomen, bandits & kings; Dungeon-delvers and dragon-slayers, rogue,
ranger or elf; Settler, savage, soldier – survivor. No other weapon fills such a broad role, nor
is any other ingrained as deeply into human culture. Such a simple thing, and yet its effect could
not be more profound. The bow & arrow: Elegant; Effective; Eternal. Thanks for watching – and until next time,
farewell.

100 thoughts on “Bow & Arrow.

  • July 11, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    This Dude can talk about a paper clip and make It look deadly

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    Truly the most advanced weapon in I dare say the millennial

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  • July 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    4:16
    AOE 2?
    This guy gets it.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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    "to the absolute casual", then you had video of skyrim. Ya know most people played at least 100 hours on that.
    I did like these videos at first, it's a unique series, but then I realized you use 100% computer game footage. I like computer games, I lived them for years, but this is about weaponry… Why not show footage of actual bows being used in the Olympics or real hunting scenes. How about some shots with survivalists in documentaries making bows and arrows and trying to hunt? Did you consider the manufacturing process of bows and arrows and how fletching was a hugely important community craft? Sorry, you cut too many corners. Dislike.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 3:20 pm
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    Not as clumsy or random as a firearm, an elegant weapon, from a more civilized age.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Some of them I remember from tabs

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  • July 17, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    I thought you would show rust a bit at least.

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  • July 17, 2019 at 9:12 am
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    I am eternally amazed by the fact that this video is 20 minutes long. It felt like 5.

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  • July 17, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    This is probably archery.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 1:43 am
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    Do a Crossbow next.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    Where be minecraft?

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  • July 19, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    Why they don't swing down the bow after shooting the arrow?

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  • July 19, 2019 at 12:58 pm
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    Does this bow and arrow can make a normal person a stand user

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  • July 20, 2019 at 12:15 am
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    kinda sad he didnt show anytthing zelda,
    wait nevermind it would be taken down

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  • July 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    When do we get humanity's most effective and most iconic weapon?

    We need a documentary on the sharp, pointy stick… We need the Spear…

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  • July 21, 2019 at 9:47 am
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    Ahoy, the only man who can talk for 20 minutes about a bendy stick with some string tied to each end

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  • July 22, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    Has this guy worked as a voice actor before?

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  • July 23, 2019 at 4:37 am
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    Heh… even pencil can be a weapons… 😏

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  • July 23, 2019 at 5:45 am
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    next thumbnail "tooth pick"

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  • July 24, 2019 at 11:39 am
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    what's the soundtrack in the beginning? I like it. it has rainbow 6 siege vibe to it

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  • July 25, 2019 at 3:12 pm
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    Bow and arrow what next tooth pic

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:58 am
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    hearing them in real life is so satisfying.I was hoping he would mention they types but still love the video

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  • July 26, 2019 at 7:31 pm
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    I call this the "bowner"

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  • July 27, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Is there a knives episode?

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  • July 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm
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    god i miss chivalry – those abo slings

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:37 am
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    i shed a native tear

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  • July 29, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    You'll make a fine rug, cat!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    Ballista?
    Gewher (or whatever is its name)?
    Javelin?

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  • August 4, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    I love bows and archery, but I'm still waiting on a video game to give me a proper classic crossbow

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  • August 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm
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    rock and stick when?

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  • August 8, 2019 at 6:25 am
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    Ur videos are actually amazing just ur voice the music and the way u speak is really magnificent I've been binge watching all ur videos its been nice keep up the good work buddy

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  • August 11, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    I gotta say I love archery.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 3:59 am
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    Like they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And why fix something so basic, but so versatile? Like fire.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    "with no history to call their own"

    thats just words, what does it even mean?

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  • August 14, 2019 at 8:52 pm
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    2:55 what stupid game makes you shoot plenty of arrows on a seemingly non-threatening dinosaur?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 1:32 pm
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    Should have ended the video with "An elegant weapon for a more civilized age" 😀

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  • August 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    What game is that at 4:44?

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  • August 20, 2019 at 4:05 am
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    "damn i really wanna stab that guy but hes way the fuck over there"

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  • August 20, 2019 at 11:47 am
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    But what about the Mongolian how?

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  • August 20, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    Bow & Arrow
    Bow n Arrow
    Bo n Arro
    Bon arr
    Bon ar
    Bon er
    Boner

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    So many skinless forearms.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 4:46 am
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    5:35 STELLA!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:50 pm
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    Why didn't he show fist full of frags but he showed tf2

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  • August 25, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    Game at 0:40?

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  • August 27, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    You a voice actor for call of duty series? Sounds familiar.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 2:53 pm
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    > stole from the rich to give to the poor

    lol

    no

    he returned the ill gotten taxes back to the people.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    Earth isn’t flat, round, square, nor triangular, it’s a dodecahedron 9:54 is proof

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  • August 30, 2019 at 10:51 am
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    Next video

    “The fist”

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  • August 31, 2019 at 5:19 am
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    Raising the middle finger as an insult was said to have come from English archers raising their index and middle fingers to taunt the French armies. Announcing that their archers still stand in defiance. As defeat or capture usually ended with archers losing their fingers.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 8:45 am
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    Yes! He did it, boys. He included MineCraft.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    I swear this guy can make the Straw and Paper sound badaz

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  • September 5, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    Top quality content

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  • September 10, 2019 at 6:44 am
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    "The bow and arrow was once was the pinnacle of weapons technology. It allowed the great Genghis Khan to rule from the Pacific, to the Ukraine. An empire twice the size of Alexander the Great, and four times the size of the Roman Empire."

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  • September 12, 2019 at 7:12 am
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    B A G

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  • September 13, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    title: bow & arrow
    Expectations for full video: bow and arrow

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  • September 14, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    Sometimes i determime the quality of a game by the design of their bows

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  • September 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm
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    Is no one going to talk about the thumbnail and how there's a target range thing behind the bow

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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    Got an add about archery

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  • September 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    Didn't mention Genghis Khan or Hawkeye smh

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  • September 17, 2019 at 8:03 am
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    I think one of the most interesting aspects of the bow and arrow is the cliche, that archers are slim, fast, slender and compared to e.g. sword fighters weaker, often women, because the bow is a light and easy weapon… regardless, that an effective war bow needs a lot of strength (and long to be learned techniques), because they pull 80lbs and above, and I think you don't want just shoot one arrow and then rest for quite some time, but more to shoot a dozen or more

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  • September 18, 2019 at 5:37 am
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    From slings to bows and firearms to railguns, small arms is all about throwing a projectile as fast as you can.

    Unless we transition to laser weapons, for some reason.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 12:33 pm
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    Now where is bone club?

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  • September 26, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    The longest vid ever and I like it

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  • September 26, 2019 at 8:32 pm
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    "The stories of cowboys and Indians are often far more romantic than reality"

    How many dunderhead UK fuckwads are there who are like dogs trying to win a treat by regurgitating the typical PC bullshit line that they've been fed as if they were brilliant for doing so?

    "They tend to be scant on gruesome detail and more heavy on stereotype."

    You wouldn't mean stereotypes such as the "evil European conquistador" or the "evil European pilgrim" or the "evil American (of European descent) oppressor" of every group designated as "victims" by the PC agenda fed to mindless multitudes of human cattle to bring about the revival of serfdom (which those with an honest and reality-based point of view recognize at this point is clearly the course that the UK is taking with its enactment not being very far off as of now) in Europe, would you?

    Such is being brought about by the propagation of the influence of the "victims" by way of the mindless born follower cattle, who show that they are totally incapable of self-governance and must be enslaved, as will occur in the "solution" to the problem of the "victims" who are, in fact, the most immoral, society-destroying, wicked scum devoid of regard for justice and conscience on Earth, while those "evil straight white male oppressors" are BY FAR the most compassionate and just of people, that being the real reason they are portrayed as such to dullard fucks without the capacity for original thought nor the conscience to tell the difference!!! The outcome is the destruction of the middle class by way of the propagation of the influence of the "victims" and thus the reestablishment of the socioeconomic chasm between the "elites" and the serfs that existed centuries ago, but with far greater control by means of technology so that those revolutionary movements that destroyed it to begin with cannot ever recur.

    Take a look at the rate of abortion in the world. Then look up the murder rates by race or even by nation and you will quickly realize that it is the "victims" who are responsible for essentially all the murder in the world both of those who have survived the womb and the unborn, the latter, of course, being murdered by choice of the "liberated" women entrusted with their nurture and with providing a place for them to develop fully, as someone obviously did for each and every one of those soulless, subhuman "progressive" whores of the world system.

    I have disproved all the reasons why "white people deserve it" and also concerning how "white people made us like this" from the victims and the PC/SJW scum, so don't even imagine you are justified in turning a blind eye nor in claiming ANYTHING offsets their guilt!!

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  • September 27, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    ah yes, the sweat aroma of dead anglo oppressors

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  • September 27, 2019 at 1:03 pm
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    Truly amazing presentation.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    You actually used a Rambo movie as an example of realism??? Even my colleagues in the US armed forces and particularly spec ops thought that scene was full of shit.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    HOW THE HECK CAN YOU AIM WITH A PROJECTILE WEAPON IN VIDEO GAMES.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:32 am
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    "I wanna stab that guy but he's way tf over there —>"

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    00:27 "The bow and arrow is an historical weapon"

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    551 people missed the like button

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  • October 9, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    Well, now we need an episode on the knife

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  • October 12, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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    "He's a man, not a god!" … "JOHN!!"
    Thx for that Rambo game scenes, now i hear Angry Joe screaming.

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  • October 13, 2019 at 12:29 am
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    Can I kill a person by hitting them with a bow without the arrow?

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  • October 17, 2019 at 3:24 pm
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    just thought i'd add the before the widespread adoption of rifling, arrows were arguably a much more effective weapon due to accuracy. the native americans just ended out dying from old world diseases, and fleeing battles due to how terrifying gunshot is when you aren't used to it.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    God I love how clever humans are

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  • October 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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    I saw five instances of a bow being held left-handed, that being AssCreed 3, at 13:13, Gun right after, Rambo at 15:24, The Forest at 16:32, and Stranded Deep right after. Frankly, I'm surprised there were even that many, though I assume some of them were because of developer ignorance. The only other series I know of with lefty archers is Legend of Zelda (until entries, anyway).

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  • October 25, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    Using a bow and arrow in Dark Souls…!
    Stuart must have balls like fucking space hoppers to try that, dodge rolling and turtling is the only way I can get through a Dark Souls game.

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  • October 25, 2019 at 2:30 am
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    Why are there no more of these

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  • October 25, 2019 at 9:54 am
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    "… to the absolute casual."

    Shows Skyrim Gameplay

    This Man is a Genius.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 9:33 am
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    Time Travel historian: so, how many of your troops are archers and also ride horses.
    Genghis khan: YES

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  • November 8, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    18:46 You fools. Why isn't anyone talking about this gem in the comments?

    "it speaks to something primitive within us, underneath the veneer of civilisation. After all, with only twenty-four hours and two meals away from barbarism: we have more in common with the caveman, than you think."

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  • November 9, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    profesionalus have standarts

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  • November 10, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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    How the hell do you come up with these lines?

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  • November 11, 2019 at 2:10 pm
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    For brittish people to have such strict gun control they sure narrate weapon videos

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  • November 13, 2019 at 5:38 am
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    MAARRK NUUUTTTT

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  • November 14, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    A bow; the only modern weapon that sparks a feeling of joy when it pins an enemy to the wall.
    Yet even in the future, people still use them, albeit with railgun technologies and highly explosive arrows.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    This guy made a piece of wood with a string attached sound interesting…

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  • November 16, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    WHERE IS HORIZON ZERO DAWN !!!!
    Luv your vids please make more ^^

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  • November 18, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    Terrible Neith

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  • November 18, 2019 at 10:36 pm
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    THE MUSKET

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    Intro music pls

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    3:03 Yet, Far Cry : Primal is most likely the worst out of all the Far Cry games…even more so than Far Cry 5.

    15:52 Unlike Far Cry : Blood Dragon, which is probably in the top 3 Far Cry games list for the majority of people.

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  • November 21, 2019 at 6:33 am
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    I just came here for the huntsman tbh haha

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  • November 23, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    mad jack: am i a joke to you?

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  • November 23, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    * watches iconic firearms playlist *

    Finds bow and arrow

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  • November 25, 2019 at 12:06 pm
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    Our story begins in a time before when stories began.

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  • November 28, 2019 at 8:47 am
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    Our story begins in a time before stories began.

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  • November 28, 2019 at 12:24 pm
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    ah fucking "The Long Dark". Man i love how diverse the video clips are. It really shows the research done.

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  • November 28, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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    A Video about Crossbow? 😉

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