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  • Vince Tortelli
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    Originally posted by Bodhi108 View Post
    Seriously, why aren't you nerds reading Jack Reacher?
    Bah! If you're not reading Larry Correira, you're some kind of quiche eating, wine sipping, turtle neck sweater wearing, talks about his feelings instead of repressing them SHEMALE who needs to visit Chael Sonnen's doctor and get a prescription for MAN, ASAP.

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  • Fuzzy
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    Originally posted by Bodhi108 View Post
    Seriously, why aren't you nerds reading Jack Reacher?
    I've just finished reading Killing Floor. Surprisingly not bad.

    Spoiler:
    I totally expected Roscoe to die

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  • DerAuslander
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    Seriously, why aren't you nerds reading Jack Reacher?

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  • Vince Tortelli
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    Originally posted by Ignorami View Post
    I once read a fantasy novel where the hero was some kind of BJJ black belt.....awesomeness.
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    Still better written than Anita Blake's alleged "judo black belt".

    If it's good and realistic fight scenes we're after, Louis L'amour's fist fighting scenes were always both convincingly written and fairly engaging.

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  • Styygens
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    Originally posted by Ignorami View Post
    I once read a fantasy novel where the hero was some kind of BJJ black belt.

    There was a great fight scene about a third of the way through, where the hero and his opponent both started on their knees. The hero took a side mount very early, and then there were 15 blank pages where fuck-all happened.

    Eventually, the bad-guy got gassed, did something silly, and the hero subbed him with an arm-bar. Sadly, it was all tangled in Gi, and the hero's back was in the way of the view, so we (the reader) didn't get to actually visualise it.

    I tell you what though... it made for some really engaging and exciting mental imagery.
    Touche.

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  • Ignorami
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    I once read a fantasy novel where the hero was some kind of BJJ black belt.

    There was a great fight scene about a third of the way through, where the hero and his opponent both started on their knees. The hero took a side mount very early, and then there were 15 blank pages where fuck-all happened.

    Eventually, the bad-guy got gassed, did something silly, and the hero subbed him with an arm-bar. Sadly, it was all tangled in Gi, and the hero's back was in the way of the view, so we (the reader) didn't get to actually visualise it.

    I tell you what though... it made for some really engaging and exciting mental imagery.

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  • TheMightyMcClaw
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    So, it's scenes like this that make me love the Dresden files:
    Harry: "So, there's a new group of vampires in town."
    Bob: "I see. And you're waiting for them to make their move, to see what their after?"
    Harry: "Hell no. I'm going to break into their house and kill them in their sleep."

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  • Sang
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    I remember this really bugging me when I read this series..

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  • Goa Tse
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    Originally posted by Holy Moment View Post
    He had magic + Aikido. He made a video series about "Combat Aikido" and also put curses on his opponents before fighting.

    His kung-fu and grappling were the only things that actually won him fights, though.
    Sounds like a perfect fit for the Dresden Files, what with all the Hwizrdry.
    Last edited by Goa Tse; 9/04/2012 9:31pm, .

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  • Phrost
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    Book one down, not much but a passing mention or two of Aikido. ([email protected] "Aikido Trophies".) Into Book 2 and the bullshido is starting to work its way to the top of the sluice pit.

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  • Psycho Dad
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    Originally posted by Bodhi108 View Post
    Nerds...
    Says the man with a Krillin avatar.

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  • Vince Tortelli
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    Originally posted by Permalost View Post
    *looks at avatar*
    Oh sure, the Space Wolves can keep wolves as pets, draw wolves on EVERYTHING, and even ride them into battle, but you try the same thing with pastel colored pony and everyone's all "It's heresy!" or "You're a xeno lover!"

    Originally posted by Styygens
    It seems I have started a Trollshido Heresy. The Legions are taking sides and amassing across the Galaxy in their great battleships capable of transversing the Immaterium.
    Fool. The logistical genius of Roboute Guilliman guides us, and we are invincible. By the simple manipulation of the variouis requisition forms and organizational paperwork, our armies swell with recruits and allies the likes of which would burn your feeble sanity like a moth in a flame.
    You had the chance to join us, my friend, but instead you have chosen the path of suffering.
    DEATH TO THE FALSE MODERATORS! LET THE SUB FORUMS BURN!


    Your move, brother.

    Vince Tortelli
    Primarch of the Legio Astartes XI, The Rainbow Equines
    Last edited by Vince Tortelli; 9/04/2012 5:59pm, .

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  • Permalost
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    Originally posted by Styygens View Post
    the blind pugil stick martial art Riker practiced.
    anbo-jitsu!

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  • Tom .C
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    Originally posted by Bodhi108 View Post
    Nerds...

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  • DerAuslander
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    Nerds...

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