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The Pen and the Sword

:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pen is mightier than the sword, but a picture is worth a thousand words.

So is a picture of a sword mightier than the pen?

But that doesn't make sense: couldn't I just poke a hole through the picture with the pen? But with the actual sword, I would be able to chop the pen up into little bits, whereas no harm could be done to the sword. I was hoping the sword could at least get vicarious satisfaction by at least having its picture be mightier, but now I'm confused. What is the resolution to this conundrum?
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:iconrobstrand:
RobStrand Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I behead you with my sword and use your blood in a pen to draw a picture with a thousand words.

This sums it up.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You seem to have covered most of the salient points.
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:iconrobstrand:
RobStrand Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
With your blood...
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:no: My blood is like acid. Tastes like it too.
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:iconrobstrand:
RobStrand Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
It better be Sodium Hydroxide or Hydrofluoric Acid that is all I drink.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ascorbic acid and distilled water. Perfect for mixing heroin with.
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:iconrobstrand:
RobStrand Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I prefer dissolving bodies in bathtubs. Usually hookers or rival mobsters.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, you need concentrated sulphuric acid for that. Leave them long enough, all that's left are the kidney stones and some fatty froth.
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:iconwandereranon:
WandererAnon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
A pen can out write any image that would mean a thousand words. Like this image here: [link]
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That image only needs one word.
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   General Artist
Put it all in a box with a grenade... whatever survives is the winner. Nothing survives they're all inferior
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't want that job.
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   General Artist
Then ya gotta stop mixing metaphors
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:icondesmondforever:
DesmondForever Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   General Artist
what about a sword with a pen at the bottom of the handle and a roll of paper inside the handle that is replaced when it runs out?
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kind of witchery is this?
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:iconflint79:
FLINT79 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But you're forgetting the picture of a sword can unleash the "death of a thousand paper cuts."
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And what a horrible death that is.
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:iconno-pretext:
No-pretext Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Paper cuts sure do suck.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never been that unfortunate in actually getting one. :phew:
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:iconmortuusinanima:
MortuusInAnima Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-The pen is mightier than the sword- Death Note told me this. :D

Now the answer:
With a sword you can kill a lot of people, but if you have got a pen you can save, bring to life a lot of people, even those who never existed. :pencil:
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So is the picture of a sword mightier than the pen?
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:iconmortuusinanima:
MortuusInAnima Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No.
How is it possible: I can hold my pen and transform it in a sweet and innocent flower u. and be the winner.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But the sword can behead that flower...
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:iconmortuusinanima:
MortuusInAnima Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well... not if the sword is only a photo.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet if you chucked the photo straight ahead, like a shuriken, you could take out the flower.
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:iconmortuusinanima:
MortuusInAnima Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe yes, but I wonder what's the photo is made of.
Anyway, I think that the pen and even the flower are mightier than the sword. Well, maybe they are not strong like steel but they are good: you can be stronger than the steel but if you're thought is bad, then you're strongness is nothing, futile.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only weak people would say that though.
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:iconvelvetfish:
VelvetFish Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
iunno.
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:iconsaxeh:
saxeh Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"picture is worth a thousand words"
wrong , that mean you can read a book by its cover !
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly!
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:iconsaxeh:
saxeh Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And I remember I only felt the power of pen when the teacher yell after exams : put the pen down .
:iconwegotabadassplz: Calm down bitch , its not a gun !
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:

I remember in my English Literature exam, I was using a pencil for that, so when they said 'put your pens down', I just continued blithely on for another couple of minutes.
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:iconsaxeh:
saxeh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You sneaky head, if I'm your teacher , I'll start with you :shakefist:
but seriously , there is still "English Literature"? :o
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was 18 years ago, mind.
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saxeh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondoctoromgplz:
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:iconlineair:
Lineair Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Yeah but... "Don't judge a book by it's cover."
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But with most books, the cover is way more interesting than the contents.
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:iconmisterkhact:
MisterKhact Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
The pen is mightier than the sword and a picture is worth a thousand words.

If there was a picture of a pen, is it much more mightier than the sword? What if picture depicts a pen and a sword? Does that mean the metaphor "the pen is mightier than the sword" has reached its ultimate glory? What if the pen drew a sword on paper? Does that mean the pen is subject to its own faults? What if the sword drew a pen on the ground? The sword is the sole reason why this metaphor exists?

NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:cries:
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:iconkamal-q:
Kamal-Q Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The penis mightier? :iconconneryplz:
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconicwhatyoudidthereplz:
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:iconkoutathecreator:
KoutaTheCreator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconreactionplz: A space ship with deathbeams is mightier than all that stuff.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would then be good if you actually had one.

Oh yes, I offered you mine, which you turned down.
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:iconkoutathecreator:
KoutaTheCreator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconwtfisthisplz: It didn't even work.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It worked for me.
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:iconkoutathecreator:
KoutaTheCreator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconshrugsplz: Oh well. I already sold the parts on the black market.
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:iconkdaanimefan:
KdaAnimefan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
Get the literal out of it and keep to metaphor. Also attempting to chop a pen up with a sword could cause damage to the blade depend on its construction, part of why historical swordsmanship doesn't have blades touching each other in a fight.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"historical swordsmanship doesn't have blades touching each other in a fight"

What's the point of the fight, then?
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:iconkdaanimefan:
KdaAnimefan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Writer
I know swordplay in movies and other media portrays that but that is not historic swordplay, still there is stabbing, there is a word i've come across in german that specifically means having your lung collapse by a sword piercing. And there is also dueling scars
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Venomlemon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pen is mightier than the sword as written word is more likely to make an impression on larger group of people. However if we base our assumptions upon pen's might being those of written words then we may compare picture and pen. While picture is worth a thousand words, pen may also produce those thousand words and more. However I would say picture does better job transferring certain type of language faster than written words. However the language used on written words and pictures is by nature very different and one can't completely ever replace another.
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