Fuck katanas.

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  1. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    I suppose we should all have seen it coming once they began selling those cute little robotic dogs.
     
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    You better change the avatar on either one of them, because it's TP you are quoting.
     
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    I won't change my avatar, I'm too fund of my mushroom. I'll simply let all the credits go to Fish instead.
     
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    It's not like it's impossible for you to change it back or anything, it's just that I think we have too few VtMB avatars in use at this joint.
     
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    Yeah yeah, I know but I feel honored that you actually spent a few seconds just to change my avatar. Guess a monkey will do.
     
  10. Dark Elf

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    So anyway, how are things going in the navy? No secret battles with Russian submarines or anything?
     
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    Nope. I'm actually part of Sweden's first land based amphibious company. We're the Swedish Marines, except we won't use boats but instead uses APC:s and IFV:s. I'm in the middle of my summer break and will resume my training in two weeks. Then the Specialist Training starts during which I'll learn how to be a Squad Leader or Vice SL over a recoil less rifle squad. We'll see how it goes, but if my officers think I'm fit for the role, then I probably is.
     
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    Reading that brief summary of your military service somehow made me sad that I was discharged for being hearing impaired, which in turn reminded me of the fact that I'll most likely require hearing aid once I get older.

    Heck, people already comment that I speak too damn loudly. Guess that's just to be expected from a guy who's as deaf as a stone at certain frequencies and whose eardrums in both ears are composed entirely of scar tissue.
     
  13. JustaFishInaJar

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    I rented the machine girl and it was the best/worst movie ever. I already have "The robot Geisha" on my list. Thanks TP.

    I liked having twp mushrooms. Confusion is good.
     
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    Nay, I don't think I will rent machine girl, but going to watch this movie: 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' Trailer 2 HD

    I always was a fan of GI Joe, so I really hope that this movie is just as cool as the cartoons and comics.
     
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    I'm also a big fan of G.I. Joe, even thought I've never actually seen the real one. I'll probably also see the movie too.
     
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    Katanas? What about them? Best melee weapon in the world. The way their made. They way they sound. And the way they cut! Oh yes... a perfect weapon for civilized times. It's light so it does help you stay mobile. And it cuts like a surgical blade if not better. Also it's structure (this depends a lot on the smithy who made it) can be extremely durable and at the same time flexible.

    The only melee weapons that could have any advantage against a katana would be a long rapier (that could still brake on contact with the Japanese blade unless it very well made so you'd have the advantage of let's say a few more centimeters that you can reach him with before he reaches you) and if you have enough brute strength then I'm guessing a 2 Hander like a greatsword or spear would be enough to hack up someone with a katana. As long as you can doge incomming attacks and prevent him from hacking any wooden perts from your weapon.

    Still considering the weight of those great swords a japanese sword would have the advantage. But it wouldn't be as bad as having a gladius or some axe in your hands.
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is where your katana becomes a laughable piece of flimsy metal.
     
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    This is where Daikyƫ (Japanese longbow) makes your walking stove useless.
     
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