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    #16
    Originally posted by Steve
    You know that TV isn't about real life, right?

    You've heard of suspension of disbelief, right?

    This is a stupid thread, right?
    Have you never heard the phrase 'you can make an audience believe the impossible but not the improbable'?

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      #17
      Originally posted by Hungry
      :iamwithst
      LOL Normally if I dont like a book I DONT READ IT. your actually pissed that one of the main characters in a SCI FI book can actually beat up the bad guys. From what Im reading on this thread you guys seem actually intimidated That a FICTIONAL girl can fight in a FICTIONAL fighting style that resembles a inefectual real world art. Dont blink at the fact there are vamipres and demons and who gives a fuck that the main male character can hurl magical chi fireballs, But OMFG A FEMALE IMAGINARY CHARACTER CAN FIGHT. What the fuck next voting rights?

      GET A FUCKING LIFE.

      its not just us chunners that are deluded. :ohyeah: :blob1: :jerkit2yf :XXjester:
      We're discussing the finer methods of critiquing modern fiction you uncultured prole. Go fist yourself.
      Also, none of us would have a problem if she defeated her opponents with superior boxing and judo.

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        #18
        Originally posted by FLMikeATT
        Ok, this is a humorous thread,
        No, its not really.
        The vibe I get from him is that he is a classic example of the small, pseudo intellectual dude who buys into the whole eastern mysticism bullshit to make himself feel better about being small and that technique will always trump meathead strength, etc. It's painfully obvious in his writing.
        And, how does that effect you ? Clearly it bothers you enough to start a "stupid" thread merely because of what someone else believes.

        If he's the classic example you speak of, what does that make you considering this thread ?

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          #19
          Originally posted by Bodizapha
          No, its not really.And, how does that effect you ? Clearly it bothers you enough to start a "stupid" thread merely because of what someone else believes.

          If he's the classic example you speak of, what does that make you considering this thread ?
          That reminds me, someone should clearly try launch* a denial of service attack on rottentomatoes. Bunch of people going round trying to start up stupid discussions because of what someone beleives enough to put into their work.

          *Note to MI5. This suggestion is in jest, I love rottentomatoes and would never suggest that it be hacked.

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            #20
            Haven't you got some bloke's legs you need to be laying between ?

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              #21
              Originally posted by Bodizapha
              Haven't you got some bloke's legs you need to be laying between ?
              No, just your significant other's

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                #22
                I offer, for your consideration, if the aikidokas at your gym are getting your goat why don't you challenge them. Make it clear it's friendly. In fact,tell them it's a crosstraining exercise. But please don't "vent" on the internet over the innanities of show/book series I liked. I'm already painfully aware of them.
                Last edited by mrblackmagic; 5/10/2008 6:42am, .
                Sumus extra manum tuam.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by kultist
                  No, just your significant other's
                  Your post doesn't make sense.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by kultist
                    We're discussing the finer methods of critiquing modern fiction you uncultured prole. Go fist yourself.
                    Also, none of us would have a problem if she defeated her opponents with superior boxing and judo.

                    OOOOOOH Sorry about crashing your Bookclub, Can I stay for the closing pledge of sisterhood followed by some Operah and a theatrical rendition of the Joy Luck Club?

                    Please? :dark1:

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by Hungry
                      OOOOOOH Sorry about crashing your Bookclub, Can I stay for the closing pledge of sisterhood followed by some Operah and a theatrical rendition of the Joy Luck Club?

                      Please? :dark1:
                      Go fuck a goat you mullet sporting, moonshine drinking, incest loving, NASCAR watching piece of illiterate trailer wank.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Bodizapha
                        Your post doesn't make sense.
                        As in, I'm inbetween your significant other's legs. It's a "o hai i'm doin ur girfirned lol' joke

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Kyle Th3 D3adly
                          Man I feel you about having to vent over Aikido. I got told yesterday to my face that bjj wouldn't work on the street and that High and mighty aikido could take on multiple opponents.:angryfire
                          What's strange, is the only person I've met in real life who said akido had useful drills for helping with footwork in multiple attacker scenarios was a guy from the local sayoc group who trained primarily at a Straight Blast Gym. He said it was the only drill in aikido that was praticed with any level of resistance when he did it, and the only drill from it he still draws on.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by poidog
                            Yeah, that's the one consistent thing about the Dresden Files (book) series that routinely has me groaning. But the greater travesty is the Karrin Murphy character in general. An aikidoka who can physically defeat most opponents (some of whom are supernatural, i.e. vampires), has the CQB skills of an expert SOCOM operator, has a shitty temper, is physically abusive and is banging a half-demon mercenary. As much as I like the series, the whole Karrin Murphy thing always makes me want to stop reading.

                            Aloha, Poi
                            Well, the system uses FATE, so she's not actually using akido- she's using here Fists skill and tagging her "Stronger than she looks" and "One tough cop" Aspects to get bonuses.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by poidog
                              Yeah, that's the one consistent thing about the Dresden Files (book) series that routinely has me groaning. But the greater travesty is the Karrin Murphy character in general. An aikidoka who can physically defeat most opponents (some of whom are supernatural, i.e. vampires), has the CQB skills of an expert SOCOM operator, has a shitty temper, is physically abusive and is banging a half-demon mercenary. As much as I like the series, the whole Karrin Murphy thing always makes me want to stop reading.
                              Karrin Murphy's character corresponds to a general trend in movies and books from the late 1990's to...well, to whenever it stops. It's as if we're overcompensating for generations of unrealistically helpless female characters by writing unrealistically invincible female characters. They're often physically abusive to a degree we'd rightly find unacceptable in a similarly tough male character.

                              I first noticed this trend in Caleb Carr's The Alienist, where Sara Howard pulls her derringer(!) constantly, waving it in the faces of her friends, occasionally cocking the hammer(!!). She is never held accountable for these incidents.

                              I'm inclined to think of it as a transitional stage. As we assimilate the idea that women can fight well, we'll probably get around to holding them equally accountable for their violent lapses. Until then, the trend-followers are going to keep writing dreadful crap.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by kultist
                                Go fuck a goat you mullet sporting, moonshine drinking, incest loving, NASCAR watching piece of illiterate trailer wank.
                                Do you write for Hallmark? Cmon you do now dont you? Dont be modest. there you go, I knew it.

                                Unfortunately though these described "festivities" are not quite what I had in mind so I will have to take a raincheque. enjoy your "Bookclub" though...................... Necrophile :XXblowkis

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