Knight fight

This is a series of historically themed fighting shows on US TV featuring 6 men fighting in armour with weapons as if they were part of a jousting contest but without the horses. It’s like an historic UFC fight as there are a couple of rules. You can’t hit the groin, feet or back of the knee, not hitting a man when he is down, no stabbing motions.

Each episode starts with the 6 guys going head to head against each other to see who wins the Grand Melee after 3 rounds of 90 seconds. It’s hard work and 2 contestants are eliminated by the 3 judges who score them on aggression, technique, takedowns and injuries. Octagon control is not a factor here even though it’s a dodecahedron.

In the second bout the remaining combatants are paired up to take on the role of a famous battle for 3 rounds of 90 seconds. I watched Saxons vs Romans and Vikings vs Byzantines. I had no idea that the Vikings had gone as far as India!

After the historically themed second stage is over the winners face each other one on one in a final 2 round 90 second battle to decide who wins the $10k episode prize and then goes through to the grand final to battle all of the other episode champions.

I didn’t know such a sport or society existed in America for them to make a reality show out of it for the History channel.

Inktober 52 by Jake Parker

Of course when you have a good thing going you don’t want it to stop or be confined to a small period in the year. So Jake Parker has come up with a way to extend this to the rest of the year. No wonder some people get irritated that he is trying to make money off this by trademarking what essentially started off as a few drawing contest.

Those who participated in this year’s inktober will see that 40-44 are from this year’s prompt list. There is also crossover with Drawlloween and other lists since they are just starting points.
Satellite day 45 prompt for inktober 52 in tinted charcoal
Day 1 inktober 52 prompt of Flight in ink
Day 2 prompt shadow in fineliner
Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton from True Blood for the Drawlloween day 6 prompt of vampire and the inktober52 week/day 7 prompt of dinner in fineliner.
Week/Day 4 inktober 52 snake. Nagini from Harry Potter fineliner.