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* BarBrawl: Parodied with the bar brawl provoked by the gnome who doesn't like a Watcher like guy staying at the tavern. It even has AdventurousIrishViolins as the background music.

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* BarBrawl: Parodied with the bar brawl provoked by the gnome who doesn't like a Watcher like guy Guy staying at the tavern. It even has AdventurousIrishViolins as the background music.


* BarBrawl: Parodied with the bar brawl provoked by the gnome who doesn't like a Watcher like guy staying at the tavern.

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* BarBrawl: Parodied with the bar brawl provoked by the gnome who doesn't like a Watcher like guy staying at the tavern. It even has AdventurousIrishViolins as the background music.


* {{Troperrific}}: Intentionally so, and rather impressively, given the short runtime. The tavern sequence alone gleefully spoofs all manner of [[TheNeedForMead fantasy inn]] clichés.

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* {{Troperrific}}: Intentionally so, and rather impressively, given the short runtime.runtime (10 minutes, even with the credits and outtakes). The tavern sequence alone gleefully spoofs all manner of [[TheNeedForMead fantasy inn]] clichés.


* StylisticSuck: Given the lighthearted approach and the necessity of filming in one's own house, this is omnipresent. Despite the very rudimentary props and costuming, the way it's filmed and written is really endearing and entertaining.

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* StylisticSuck: Given the lighthearted approach and the necessity of filming in one's own house, this is omnipresent. omnipresent and very, very intentional. Despite the very rudimentary props and costuming, the way it's filmed filmed, edited and written is really endearing and entertaining.


* ShownTheirWork: even though his videos tend towards the jokey and amusing, he also focuses on them being informational, based on his own HEMA studies and experience, and on common sense.

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* ShownTheirWork: even Even though his videos tend towards the jokey and amusing, he also focuses on them being informational, based on his own HEMA studies and experience, and on common sense.


* {[Flynning}}: Ironically enough, ''averted''. Though the swordfighting is exaggerated in some sillier scenes since it's a spoof, Joel's not just flailing a sword around. He's regularly attended HEMA lessons for several years and knows a good deal about stances, footwork and fluidity. Though only a student of historical swordfighting, [[ShownTheirWork he does genuinely know how to hold and use a proper sword]].

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* {[Flynning}}: {{Flynning}}: Ironically enough, ''averted''. Though the swordfighting is exaggerated in some sillier scenes since it's a spoof, Joel's not just flailing a sword around. He's regularly attended HEMA lessons for several years and knows a good deal about stances, footwork and fluidity. Though only a student of historical swordfighting, [[ShownTheirWork he does genuinely know how to hold and use a proper sword]].

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* InTheHood: Guy the former Watcher sure likes to stress this as part of his image.


* DecostructiveParody: The short highlights how certain popular fantasy clichés (e.g. sword scabbards worn on the back) would be rather inconvenient in situations that require genuine practicality.


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* DeconstructiveParody: The short highlights how certain popular fantasy clichés (e.g. sword scabbards worn on the back) would be rather inconvenient in situations that require genuine practicality.


* ShownTheirWork: even though his videos tend towards the jokey and amusing, he also focuses on them being informational, based on his own HEMA studies and experience, and on common sense.



* AffectionateParody: Of a whole slew of fantasy fiction clichés. It also takes plenty of jabs at some people's less-than-stellar reactions to the pandemic, such as mindlessly hoarding supplies of toilet paper.

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* AffectionateParody: Of a whole slew of fantasy MedievalEuropeanFantasy fiction clichés. It also takes plenty of jabs at some people's less-than-stellar reactions to the pandemic, such as mindlessly hoarding supplies of toilet paper.paper.
* DecostructiveParody: The short highlights how certain popular fantasy clichés (e.g. sword scabbards worn on the back) would be rather inconvenient in situations that require genuine practicality.



* {[Flynning}}: Ironically enough, ''averted''. Though the swordfighting is exaggerated in some sillier scenes since it's a spoof, Joel's not just flailing a sword around. He's regularly attended HEMA lessons for several years and knows a good deal about stances, footwork and fluidity. Though only a student of historical swordfighting, [[ShownTheirWork he does genuinely know how to hold and use a proper sword]].



* UnorthodoxSheathing: Parodied [[StealthPun to the hilt]] with Guy having a hard time unsheathing his sword, worn in a scabbard on his back, after getting attacked. Yes, sword scabbards worn on the back might look hella cool, but in a practical fight, where quick reactions matter...

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* UnorthodoxSheathing: Parodied [[StealthPun to the hilt]] with Guy having a hard time unsheathing his sword, worn in a scabbard on his back, after getting attacked. Yes, sword scabbards worn on the back might look hella cool, [[DeconstructiveParody but in a practical fight, where quick reactions matter...matter]]...

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* {{Troperrific}}: Intentionally so, and rather impressively, given the short runtime. The tavern sequence alone gleefully spoofs all manner of [[TheNeedForMead fantasy inn]] clichés.


* {{Macguffin}}: The lost rolls of privy paper (toilet paper) drive the plot forward after the events at the tavern. A bit of a {{Pun}}, as the lost rolls are equated to lost ancient scrolls.

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* {{Macguffin}}: The lost rolls of privy paper (toilet paper) drive the plot forward after the events at the tavern. A bit of a {{Pun}}, [[{{Pun}} pun]], as the lost rolls are equated to lost ancient scrolls.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: This short owes its existence to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, with people worldwide being forced into regular lockdowns, often forced to stay home and work from home for prolonged periods. The premise, a fantasy city isolated from a great illness beyond its walls, and certain people hoarding "privy paper" (toilet paper), inconveniencing others who try to struggle on, makes very obvious nods at the events of the pandemic. Also, the "plague" is set to have "returned after a century", which is exactly the amount of time between the Spanish flu and COVID-19 pandemics in the real world.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: This short owes its existence to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, with people worldwide being forced into regular lockdowns, often forced to stay home and work from home for prolonged periods. The premise, a fantasy city isolated from a great illness beyond its walls, and certain people hoarding "privy paper" (toilet paper), inconveniencing others who try to struggle on, makes very obvious nods at the events of the pandemic. Also, the "plague" is set said to have "returned after a century", which is exactly the amount of time between the Spanish flu and COVID-19 pandemics in the real world.


* KnowNothingKnowitall: The character of "Ninja Eugene" is a parody of munchkins obsessed with historical swordfighting, samurai and ninjas, but barely know anything about the topic at hand.

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* KnowNothingKnowitall: The recurring character of "Ninja Eugene" is a parody of munchkins who are obsessed with historical swordfighting, samurai and ninjas, but barely know anything about the topic at hand.


* BadassNormal: Main character Guy is a former "Watcher of the Wall". Aside from being skilled at swordfighting, his original job meant he had to guard the mighty walls of Indoorsia by staring at them.



* TheDrifter: Parodied with Guy of the Living Room. He is a "Watcher of the Wall", since he's meant to guard the mighty walls of Indoorsia by staring at them.

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* TheDrifter: Parodied with Guy of the Living Room. He is Room, a "Watcher of the Wall", since he's meant to guard the mighty walls of Indoorsia by staring at them.now-wandering former Watcher.


''Knight Squire'' is the YouTube channel of British historical martial arts enthusiast and jokester extraordinaire Joel Sutherland. Largelly a channel for shorter informative videos on his aforementioned hobby, and criticquing its inaccurate and odd depictions in popculture. He's developed something of a humble cult following among YT channels that focus on HEMA and related historical topics.

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''Knight Squire'' is the YouTube Website/YouTube channel of British historical martial arts enthusiast and jokester extraordinaire Joel Sutherland. Largelly a channel for shorter informative videos on his aforementioned hobby, and criticquing its inaccurate and odd depictions in popculture. He's developed something of a humble cult following among YT channels that focus on HEMA [[UsefulNotes/HistoricalEuropeanMartialArts HEMA]] and related historical topics.



* WeaponsAndWieldingTropes: What Joel, similar to other YouTube UsefulNotes/HistoricalEuropeanMartialArts enthusiasts, likes to examine in plenty of his videos.


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* WeaponsAndWieldingTropes: What Joel, similar to other YouTube Website/YouTube UsefulNotes/HistoricalEuropeanMartialArts enthusiasts, likes to examine in plenty of his videos.




* UnorthodoxSheathing: Parodied [[StealthPun to the hilt]] with Guy having a hard time unsheathing his sword, worn in a scabbard on his back, after getting attacked.

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* UnorthodoxSheathing: Parodied [[StealthPun to the hilt]] with Guy having a hard time unsheathing his sword, worn in a scabbard on his back, after getting attacked. Yes, sword scabbards worn on the back might look hella cool, but in a practical fight, where quick reactions matter...

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