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  • mike321
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    Originally posted by poidog
    I already realize it's a work of fiction. I understand LOTR never happened. Dresden Files and LOTR are entertaining novels, detailing events that never occurred, much like the "history" of __ng __un. You, once again, do not understand the point I am making. I have never done magic. I have never fought a vampire. I don't commune with the spirits. So I can willingly suspend my disbelief due to the fantastic nature of those events.

    However, something I am very familiar with is the nature and reality of physical violence and martial ability. So when I read about a woman, no more than 5'1", ~110 lbs., physically disabling a 6'+, 200+ lbs. violent criminal who is in good shape and well versed in physical violence by twisting his pinkie, I have a hard time staying in the mental state of disbelief.

    So yes, I have a problem with how aikido is displayed IN A WORK OF FICTION. Any more moronic character assumptions you'd care to throw my way?

    Poi
    I totally agree. In a way this thread is silly, but lots of fantasy/sci fi depend on realistic details to enable suspension of belief for the sake of the story being told. When an author brings their bullshido mindset into their work it is terribly distracting. Oh well...not much we can do. And by the way, I have ran into this with arts other than aikido.

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  • DCS
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    This 'Hendricks' thug is a fa66ot, i see.

    Why don't you guys read good books instead of that kind of shit?

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  • vinhthekid
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    it's so often the same 200+ lb thug. i almost feel sorry for hendricks.

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  • FLMikeATT
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    Originally posted by DCS
    Slighty edited for the LULZ!

    Aloha.
    To be fair, the incidents where she beats up Dresden with her fists I can count on one hand compared to the amount of incidents where she throws around trained 200+ lb thugs with wristlocks (which are countless).

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  • DCS
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    Originally posted by poidog
    So when I read about a woman, no more than 5'1", ~110 lbs., physically disabling a 6'+, 200+ lbs. violent criminal who is in good shape and well versed in physical violence by:

    There are quite a few times throughout the series when she literally lays out Dresden (who is 6'6 or so) with a punch to the jaw, stomach, or some wristlocky Aikidoish move.twisting his pinkie, I have a hard time staying in the mental state of disbelief.
    So yes, I have a problem with how boxing is displayed IN A WORK OF FICTION. Any more moronic character assumptions you'd care to throw my way?

    Poi
    Slighty edited for the LULZ!

    Aloha.

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  • FLMikeATT
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    And here come the Aikido apologist trolls.

    I can't be bothered to respond to your childish ad hominems.

    You aren't going to draw me into a pathetic Aikido flame war.

    I've been reading Bullshido too long for me to fall for this.

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  • poidog
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    Originally posted by Hungry
    AWWWW Okaaaaaaay. But only once you get help and realise ITS A WORK OF FICTION. Just like the Lord Of The Rings NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENED.
    I already realize it's a work of fiction. I understand LOTR never happened. Dresden Files and LOTR are entertaining novels, detailing events that never occurred, much like the "history" of __ng __un. You, once again, do not understand the point I am making. I have never done magic. I have never fought a vampire. I don't commune with the spirits. So I can willingly suspend my disbelief due to the fantastic nature of those events.

    However, something I am very familiar with is the nature and reality of physical violence and martial ability. So when I read about a woman, no more than 5'1", ~110 lbs., physically disabling a 6'+, 200+ lbs. violent criminal who is in good shape and well versed in physical violence by twisting his pinkie, I have a hard time staying in the mental state of disbelief.

    So yes, I have a problem with how aikido is displayed IN A WORK OF FICTION. Any more moronic character assumptions you'd care to throw my way?

    Poi

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  • vigilus
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    Originally posted by FLMikeATT
    Ok, this is a humorous thread, but I want to point out that Jim Butcher, as much as I like his books, seems to be an Aikido nutrider.

    The Dresden Files is a pretty good sci-fi/fantasy series. Not great by any means, but it's reasonably entertaining. It's a guilty pleasure.

    Anyways, Karren Murphy, a cop, fucking wristlocks people left and right
    Etc..

    So your pissed off about fake aikido in a science fiction book?
    man thats the fucking worst I feel your pain!
    Do you also get pissed off when PvPers ruin your little role playing get togethers on world of warcraft? I know I do!

    Seriously your cry-assing about a science fiction series on here? It's the comedy forum not poor your heart out and look for hugs forum.
    put your left hand on your right shoulder and your right hand on your left shoulder- now squeeze....

    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
    Bullshit.
    Wait let me fix this.

    Originally posted by Kyle Th3 D3adly
    I'm full of shit but I want to fit in REALLY bad so I'm going to make up some bullshit story about yet another aikido student talking about BJJ being weak/chi/wristlocks/magic/stopping bullets bla bla bla. It's sad that i don't realize 1800 other users have came up with the same BS story in THEIR sad attempts to try and fit in with the crowd.
    Your welcome.

    Originally posted by FLMikeATT
    I just needed to get this off my chest.

    Bashing Aikido never gets old.
    No it doesn't.
    But douche bags trying to jump on the lOLZAIKIDO train with either shitty stories or weak-ass rants does infact get old. Very old. This isn't your sister son. Rides aren't free. If you want to get on the LOl Aikido train then you gotta pay for the ticket.
    How much is the ticket? Creativity.
    Atleast your bitching about aikido from a fiction source and not pulling the old "OMG you won't believe this! I was at my gym and this aikido guy said.."
    For your tidbit of creativity you can ride in the train car with all the gypsies.

    Kyle the dumb has to walk.

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  • Hungry
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    Originally posted by poidog
    How about you learn to write properly - punctuation, capital letters and syntax - before you post anything else?

    AWWWW Okaaaaaaay. But only once you get help and realise ITS A WORK OF FICTION. Just like the Lord Of The Rings NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENED.


    Ok ill stop being an annoying troll now. Enjoy your thread :)

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  • FLMikeATT
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    Originally posted by vinhthekid
    who is teh anita blake?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_blake

    Pretty informative.

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  • vinhthekid
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    who is teh anita blake?

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  • DCS
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    Originally posted by Kyle Th3 D3adly
    I told him aikido was for dudes who aren't scottish and aren't gay buy still like to wear dresses and hold hands.
    Why you lied to him?

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  • FLMikeATT
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    Originally posted by HappyOldGuy
    Blame Laurell Hamilton.

    For everything really. Anita Blake is responsible for plague, famine, middle eastern strife, and the sub prime mortgage crisis.
    heh.

    So true.

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  • Squerlli
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    Originally posted by E-Van
    Did you fucking destroy whoever said that to your face? If not you are just part of the PROBLEM man.
    Yeah that makes sense, lets show how effective combat systems work to people by putting them in triangles while we elbow them in the face.

    Yeah that'll make the other person think "hmm... I feel enlightened, I'm gonna go do a functional art now".

    :occasion1

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  • DKJr
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    Originally posted by E-Van
    Did you fucking destroy whoever said that to your face? If not you are just part of the PROBLEM man.
    I had already sparred with one of their bigger better guys. They made excuses saying he could have done this or that. I told him aikido was for dudes who aren't scottish and aren't gay buy still like to wear dresses and hold hands.

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