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  • Phrost
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    Well shit, apparently I need to start checking my own website for book reviews before I start a series.

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  • vigilus
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    Originally posted by 3moose1
    lol.

    well, about Aikido, i was told, by a 3rd dan aikidoka, that aikido isn't about fighting, and that he got out of the aikido circuit, because there are more crazy people in aikido then anything else.

    Such as, (and he told me this) an aikidoka told him that he could channel his ki, so that if he was cut by a knife, the blade would dull...

    and that they could channel their ki to stop chokes and armbars...

    crazy.

    Also, errant, thats very, VERY intense. Vid plz.
    Part of the 3rd dan aikido test is to fight a dozen guys with swords.

    Part of it is fake though because the swords START sharp but the dudes ki dulls the blades like you said so when he DOES slip up a little (hey it happens) he doesn't really get cut.

    I know I don't agree with it either and think it's cheating.
    Last edited by vigilus; 5/14/2008 1:47pm, .

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  • JohnnyCache
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    Originally posted by JKDChick
    I read three pages of the first book, turned to someone in the same room, threw the book at them and said "Confirm for me this dude trains in Karate please."

    They looked at his bio and, yep, he trains in Karate and a bunch of other TMA's. He writes like a geek who thinks he's tough.

    I read that book to the end and you couldn't pay me enough to read any more of'em. Butcher is a hack and the writing sucked 500 donkey balls. Too bad because he built a good world.
    You should keep reading them. The first couple he has all this wiccan threefold rule hippy horse-shit going on, and you eventually find out that's not really him per se.

    I can't really believe we're dealing with suspension of disbelief regarding a female being tough in a book about wizards and vampires and holy knights.

    Also, come on, this is the geek who writes like he thinks he's tough capital of the internet.

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  • poidog
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    Originally posted by JKDChick
    ...the writing sucked 500 donkey balls...
    That is a LOT of donkey balls.

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  • JKDChick
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    I read three pages of the first book, turned to someone in the same room, threw the book at them and said "Confirm for me this dude trains in Karate please."

    They looked at his bio and, yep, he trains in Karate and a bunch of other TMA's. He writes like a geek who thinks he's tough.

    I read that book to the end and you couldn't pay me enough to read any more of'em. Butcher is a hack and the writing sucked 500 donkey balls. Too bad because he built a good world.

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  • poidog
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    Hmmm, this thread has taken a disturbingly homo-erotic overtone...

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  • poidog
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    Originally posted by DCS
    You asked about good literature. If you had asked about bad/escapist (and I'm an avid reader of that shit) my answer could have been different.
    Touche.



    Originally posted by DCS
    Of course without that 'I read 9 books a month' JFS'ish chestbumping parking lot reading gongsau.
    Fuck you. I read WAY more than JFS ever did.



    Originally posted by DCS
    Are we going to make a list of shitty books we own/have read/in Santa's list for the winner to earn a tag in the line of 'i read shitty books'?. That would be hilarious, Poi. If you want the tag for you, no problem, ask Phrost for one. I'm not going to complaint.
    No thanks, I already have enough stigma to overcome.



    Originally posted by DCS
    As if reading that shitty prequels didn't deserve something more than thinly veiled insults. These 'novels' are horrid as literature and those who read and enjoy them (myself included) should be tarred, feathered and anklelocked to death.
    Never read any of the prequels, just knew the reference.



    Originally posted by DCS
    Like FLMikeATT said, guilty pleasures. Taking them with all seriousness about content or style doesn't make sense.
    The thread started off fairly lighthearted in my opinion, however, I had my panties in a bunch yesterday. But fuck you all the same.



    Originally posted by DCS
    However, if you want another 'Aikido sucks and it's for fa66ots' megthread, go for it. They are fun too.
    Done to death already.

    Aloha, Poi

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  • Vince Tortelli
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    Originally posted by chardin
    I guess I should have added "effortlessly" to my original sentence. Karrin Murphy beats huge, tough guys with ridiculous ease.
    Exactly when did she beat huge tough guys without effort? Keep in mind that I have only read the books and have never seen the TV show (I prefer to avoid page to screen adaptations that do not have the name "Peter Jackson" attached to them). I remember her getting slapped around by the King of the White Court, slapped around by the ghoul assasain lady, and seriously smacked around by the Nightmare. The only times I recall her holding her own physically were against the werewolf FBI agent lady (who was in human form at the time) and the giant tree monster thing she attacked with a chainsaw.




    Royce Gracie worked for his victories.
    Oh no you didn't....

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  • 3moose1
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    lol.

    well, about Aikido, i was told, by a 3rd dan aikidoka, that aikido isn't about fighting, and that he got out of the aikido circuit, because there are more crazy people in aikido then anything else.

    Such as, (and he told me this) an aikidoka told him that he could channel his ki, so that if he was cut by a knife, the blade would dull...

    and that they could channel their ki to stop chokes and armbars...

    crazy.

    Also, errant, thats very, VERY intense. Vid plz.

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  • Cy Q. Faunce
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    I'm going to travel into the future, fuck your children, eat them, shit them out, and then fuck the shit.

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  • DerAuslander
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    I am going to tear your skin off & use it as a condom after I resurrect your dead ancestors to fuck them in the jaw bone.

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  • Cy Q. Faunce
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    Originally posted by Vince Tortelli
    However, there's this guy named Royce who might disagree with you...
    Royce Gracie is five feet tall and 100 pounds? Damn, the camera does add some pounds. And, apparently, some inches.

    I guess I should have added "effortlessly" to my original sentence. Karrin Murphy beats huge, tough guys with ridiculous ease. Royce Gracie worked for his victories.

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  • gogiants707
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    The best sci fi was written by Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, and Kurt Vonnegut. Yes, I put Vonnegut in that category; if you disagree, you need to read more of his short stories.

    I find this thread topic kind of funny, because even when I was a young lad reading Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" books many years past, I thought all "t3h d34dly" wristlocking performed by some of the characters was BS.

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  • Cy Q. Faunce
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    Hand Banana! NO!!!!!

    YouTube - Hand Banana

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  • JingMerchant!
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    Chardin- Seriously dude, don't provoke Errant on the subject of non-con Bhut sechs...

    He'll fuck you up!!

    Literally!!

    He knows t3h [email protected] sechs!!!!

    So unless you want to become a sobbing shell of a human being, with a burnt out asshole and cum-shot exit wounds, I advise you to back away carefully!!!
    Last edited by JingMerchant!; 5/11/2008 1:23pm, .

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