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Initially I was going to mention that I my fencing experience in college might qualify as having swordfighting experience but thought I might get laughed at
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

This show has so run out of ideas that they now have a scene of Tyrion talking about talking.

lefty

That scene was painful and a great encapsulation of what the show seems to be turning into. It seemed like such a waste of screentime that could have been devoted to actual the storyline.

(though I was intrigued as to what kind of games the Wise Masters used to make Missandei play with the other girls slaves... drool.gif)
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That scene was painful and a great encapsulation of what the show seems to be turning into. It seemed like such a waste of screentime that could have been devoted to actual the storyline.

(though I was intrigued as to what kind of games the Wise Masters used to make Missandei play with the other girls slaves... drool.gif)

 

Missandei...drool.gif 

 

 

 

 

 

The g/f says she has a bobblehead but what does she know.  She's such a hater!!

post #6079 of 6656
The game I play pads the weapons, not the people. That alone makes the game very rough. My body is constantly covered in bruises and I've had bones broken and all sorts of nasty injuries. Another prominent group and perhaps the largest in the US is SCA where the people are armored and the weapons are rattan. Anything using steel weapons people generally just call "live steel" and there are a few different orgs that do that. The largest one in the US being HEMA which strives for historical recreation and has the most anal history nerds you will ever meet.

I've fought in SCA. Despite going into it thinking the game would be more rough and more badass in some way, fighting with foam is much more rough. All the weight of the armor and weapons slows you down significantly. I kicked a lot of ass when I played that game and I think it's just because the background of how I fight is always lightning fast, so the muscular memory I've developed is just at a higher speed to where my body is moving more out of instinct than consciously thinking about my moves. Foam fighting produces better fighters than armored fighters for this reason.

I started fighting when I was 16. I'm 31 in the above video. I'm the guy wearing all black. Here in SoCal it's socially acceptable to be into nerdy stuff and all the people you see in the videos are pretty "normal." When I began fighting in TN the only people who would do this stuff were at the absolute fringe of society. There were lots of heavy drug users, people with violent anger issues who used the sport to deal with it, truly insane people, modern day nomadic drifters, people with scars from bullet holes on their bodies, ex convicts, and despite us wearing fantasy clothing ect it was quite a testosterone pit where fist fights would break out a lot. Someone broke my arm my first battle practice and I think he was legitimately trying to hurt me on purpose. At events there were tons of drugs, promiscuous sex, people vomiting everywhere from drinking ect... As someone who grew up in rich white neighborhoods and went to private schools I think it was good for me to suddenly be surrounded by such different people. The game toughened me up and it also gave more of a "give no fucks" attitude about my different eccentricities, which people find attractive.
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Ought to seriously consider helmets, at least.
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My brother and I used to beat each other with sticks

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I always thought Geek and Nerd were swapped on that Venn.
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It's very strange to me. "Nerd" and "Geek" basically mean the same thing. And "dweeb" connotes intelligence--since when? Isn't it just a portmanteau of "dork" and "feeb" (as in feeble-minded; both of those words imply someone of low intelligence)? Actually -- google says "feeb" and "dwarf." Whatever.
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LOL this thread rocks



While we're on the subject, does anyone have any experience playing actual Quidditch that they are not telling us??
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most people have their wierd quirks or hobbies nothing terribly funny tbh
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most people have their wierd quirks or hobbies nothing terribly funny tbh

 

found the quidditch player

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Hahahahahahaa
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My brother and I used to beat each other with sticks

My brothers are old enough that they were mostly gone from the house when I was little but they used to beat each other with those plastic Hot Wheels tracks. Sandor and Gregor be damned!

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LOL this thread rocks



While we're on the subject, does anyone have any experience playing actual Quidditch that they are not telling us??

I was out on a run one afternoon and running through the campus at a prestigious boarding school near me and came across a bunch of high school kids playing some weird sport on one of the fields. After stopping and watching for a few minutes I had to ask somebody who was sitting in the grass watching what on earth they were playing and was told it was Quidditch. These are the kids who are going to be the future Masters of the Universe... lol
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Thought you needed to be able to fly to play quidditch
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