1/07/2005 4:45pm, #21Originally Posted by Yrkoon9
This is a great topic and I will have to remember to +rep HAPKO3 once I get more varrots to spend.
Originally Posted by taikwido
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1/07/2005 4:55pm, #22Originally Posted by ronin69Ghost of Charles Dickens
1/07/2005 5:10pm, #23Originally Posted by Osiris"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." – Voltaire.
1/07/2005 5:22pm, #24
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- Mostly weights now...
on the opposite side of the coin, in one fight i kept the fight standing up and i think that saved me from getting jumped. maybe.
i got jumped by four guys in front of my house. well, the biggest one got in my face with his friends egging him on. he was about 6 foot and 200 lbs, and i was 5'9'' and 135 pounds (apparently it took me until my early 20s to hit puberty and finally grow). i took the big guy out because he wasn't expecting me to hit him (but what the hell do you think is going to happen when you put your finger in a guys face and yell at him). so he went down and the rest just stood there. i have no way of telling if they would of jumped in if i took him down, but they seemed like they would have, because with my back to them, there was no threat.
but any fight you survive without waking up in ICU (which sucks, btw), is at least partially successful. and it is hard to to say "what if?" because there are so many variables. but i tried.
1/07/2005 5:26pm, #25
There is an old story I was told once. A lord was looking to employ a samurai. They narrowed the candidates down to 3 of the best swordsmen in the land.
They asked the first samurai to wait in a room at the end of the hall where the lord would conduct the interview shorly. When he opened the door a pillow which had been carefully propped above fell and hit his head. With one one swift stroke the pillow was cut cleanly in half.
The second samurai was asked to wait in the same room. When he opened the door he moved out of the way of the pillow and also cut it cleanly in half.
The third samurai of course was also interviewed this way. But he paused a moment at the door, sensing danger, he choose not to open it. This was clearly the man for the job.
Now....this story was told to me a long time ago. And I don't remember all of it. But I think the message is clear. Obviously they needed a 4th samurai to bite the pillow and beat it with his shoe.
1/07/2005 5:27pm, #26
Originally Posted by Quikfeet509
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Not the same. You had one aggressor. If the other three had swarmed you after taking out the first one, then it would be different.
1/07/2005 5:30pm, #27
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Yrkoon9 again.You say what about my rice?
1/07/2005 5:34pm, #28
I didn't realize pillows were that dangerous."Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." – Voltaire.
1/07/2005 5:47pm, #29
Osiris: I realize that in this case it would have been nice to run away, however, I honstly don't think it was a possibility, given even the fastest reaction time. I don't think anything, short of carrying a gun, would have saved me from the beating, and I was too young to carry a gun back then.You say what about my rice?
1/07/2005 5:53pm, #30Originally Posted by HAPKO3