[Token Yank] Weapon Care: Dirty weapons are like dirty people, fun and dangerous – By: NON PRACTICAL
You’ve chosen your weapon! Good on ya. Rather proud at this moment, because making the proper choice in a weapon can often be a time consuming and annoying thing.
Now, you have to train with your weapon, be it raking the leaves *ahem*, or beating a few dozen things into the ground, you’ll need to work on your skills. No, playing video games does not count as working on your skills.
Once you’ve mastered your weapons, or raked that nasty pile of leaves up so it doesn’t pose a tripping hazard to anyone, you’ll have another worry on your hands.
That’s right, a chosen weapon will do you no good if it gets dirty, rusty, or falls apart. Simple mantra, if you use it clean it. I know it’s the same speech your parents have been giving you since you were a child, but it’s the truth.
Weapons need to be cleaned frequently, and that’s not just blunt weapons and bladed weapons. It’s firearms, the toilet seat lid, and the silly rake. All of them need to be cleaned and cared for so you don’t have an issue later down the line. A little love and tenderness on your down time will save you a lot of teethraping later.
If you’ve chosen, let’s just I don’t know say a rake. I won’t name names, but you all know why I’m using this as a reference point.
You have your rake, you’ve thoroughly thrashed the zombies, or cleaned the yard, or whatever. You need to take the time to check over the item for damage, if there’s any wear on the handle you fix it, if there’s a problem with the blade alignment you fix it. Give it a little oil, and love so it doesn’t rust up on you, and you’re ready for the next round of battle, or yardwork.
Blunt fighting tools, bladed weapons, and handguns are all the same. Once you’re finished and there is no threat, check it over make sure it’s properly taken care of then move on. Don’t just wait until it screws up on you, that’s like not putting the helmet on cousin Johnny when you take him to the funhouse at the carnival. You know Johnny’s special and he’s going to run into things with his melon head, why not protect him from the start?
Just obey your parents and you’ll be fine.