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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*the aLp animal mascot emoticon*
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

either my eyes fail me, or it is a tiny little super-cute panda!

i think we should ask Bernie to include this one to the official emoticons of this forum. then we could say to each other "here, have a panda". that'd be so cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyway, chuck norris would own everything posted here two times over.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He would, but Chuck Norris wants us to experience free will and life, so when he kills us (one strike, no waiting), we'll miss it more keenly.
He's all about the lessons, is Chuck Norris.

Wait... Pirates Vs Ninjas Vs Chuck Norris?

Dude... Keira Knightly kicked pirates asses, Tom Cruise owned ninjas...

Chuck wins... not even a fair contest.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Antidistinctlyminty wrote:
Tom Cruise owned ninjas...


when?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salvatore wrote:
either my eyes fail me, or it is a tiny little super-cute panda!

i think we should ask Bernie to include this one to the official emoticons of this forum. then we could say to each other "here, have a panda". that'd be so cool.


No, sir. That would be the badger.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn, those badgers look awful like pandas these days Very Happy

still, "here, have a badger" would also sound sweet.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must have been Ronin and the... plastic surgery?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Antidistinctlyminty wrote:
Tom Cruise owned ninjas...


when?


The Last Samurai... you know, when he killed all the ninjas, in the scene with all the dead ninjas. Because of Tom.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Antidistinctlyminty wrote:
The Last Samurai... you know, when he killed all the ninjas, in the scene with all the dead ninjas. Because of Tom.


Yeah, caus he was like all cool with those Samurai dudes and then ninjas came to kill the Samurai dudes but Tom was all like trying to get cool with all those Samurai dudes so he killed the ninjas... and then he was like all cool with those Samurai dudes...

Or something... I've got the DVD, maybe I should watch it tonight...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...Pirates, Ninjas, or Samurais?

Wait, what's the difference between Samurais and Ninjas again? I think Ninjas are like hired for assassinations..but I dunno what samurais are...

We should start a topic for this.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Samurais were the bodyguards of the emperor or something...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samurais are the equivalent to the eurpean knight.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...Pirates, Ninjas, or Samurais?

Wait, what's the difference between Samurais and Ninjas again? I think Ninjas are like hired for assassinations..but I dunno what samurais are...

We should start a topic for this.


As much as I know, Samurai respected a Honour Code. While Ninja were only some sort of hired assasins. But Samurai could as well be the japanese version of Ninja. Which is chinese.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But Samurai could as well be the japanese version of Ninja. Which is chinese.

Um, no.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

omfgpie wrote:
...Pirates, Ninjas, or Samurais?
Wait, what's the difference between Samurais and Ninjas again?


Samurai, the literal translation is "to serve". They were basically the bodyguards, soldiers etc for the local lords.

A samurai who failed in his duty to protect his lord (ie, ended up with a dead master) could take the honourable way out - muchosliceybelly - or could be a wandering masterless ronin.

A ninja was a hired spy/assassin who liked to eff shit up, ninjato stylie.
Ninjas were cooler than samurai (unless the samurai was a panda, of course), and in turn, pirates may be cooler than ninjas. The jusry is still very much out on that issue.
One thing is for certain though, Chuck Norris is cooler still. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Antidistinctlyminty wrote:
One thing is for certain though, Chuck Norris is cooler still. :P


*claws eyes out*
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What possible reason could someone have to claw their eyes out?

>Thinking

Ewwwww.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what

lol, stupidgenius made a post like that once. it was just "what"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What possible reason could someone have to claw their eyes out?

>Thinking

Ewwwww.


hmm.. did the last scene in the Oedipus story come to your mind?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if Oedipus' mom was a MILF, then it's not so bad... right?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well that's for crotchfire to assess and for us to accept Very Happy
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Aramor the First wrote:
Well, if Oedipus' mom was a MILF, then it's not so bad... right?


regardless... i still thought the story was stupid.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

omfgpie wrote:
...Pirates, Ninjas, or Samurais?

Wait, what's the difference between Samurais and Ninjas again? I think Ninjas are like hired for assassinations..but I dunno what samurais are...

We should start a topic for this.


theres a bit of disinformation about this;
actually ninja were samurai,or better we should say that ninja were samurai trained in ninjutsu but for obvious reasons their double identity had to be hid and so their abilities.
for this reason during the day or simply when not on a mission as ninja they would be/act as any common samurai,following the rules and etiquette of bushido normally.
now assassinations and spy wars werent common practice in japan for quite long,since they consider such behaviours dishonourable and a shame to the family name and ancestor of those who would recur to such means.
but with the passing of time with the switches of power balances and growth of the armies,japanese generals had 2 review her fighting strategies,as conflicts could be no longer be resolved by one on one fights and wars on open battlefield often resulted too costly in terms of human lifes.
for this reasons they learnt from chinese strategist,of the likings of sun tzi,the importance of pre-emptivness and psychological warfare,and this is how ninja came into play.
once more inspired by chinese war strategies,they mimed and re-elaborated the whole role of spies/assassins accordingly to their needs,and whole clans where introduced to ninpo.
in feudal japan every village was composed by related family clans,and nobody could leave/enter a village without specific authorization,exactly to protect the secrets of tht village as in case of ninja's or simply bcoz it was easier for the land lords to secure their territories that way,as strangers were looked with suspect [also bcoz japanese culture always been uptight to the whole loyalty to the father/family/lord/emperor value].
but in case of ninja clans they needed 2 b even more careful in keepin their secrets protected,and often the existance itself of their villages has to be secured from the outside world.
now,as you know samurai were like an elite in feudal japan,ppl of high-ranks,as european knights as somebody said before, tho unlikely knights samurai werent aristrocrats but just militars.
now in the period ninja were first introduced in japan learning martial arts and wielding weapons was already prohibited to common folks,but well that doesnt mean a ronin,or renegade samurai [samurai who has lost or just left his previous lord],couldnt teach what he learnt,for money after he broke his relationship with his clans/lords and well,actually this was the only way he could hope 2 survive by then,since ronin were considered less than dogs by other samurai,when they still outlooked at common folks(which means they had no friends at all,were quite lonely,mischievous and usually ended up robbing and killing like common bandits).a ronin who taught martial arts or accepted to be hired as a bodyguard by folks or others,would call himself a youjimbo.
but then,even if a samurai was free to abandon anytime his lord/clan with the only shame of being forever deleted from his clan history,a ninja was not able to do so,as their secrets could in no ways fall in the enemy's hands,n a ninja who would dare to escape the village would be chased by his former companions and brought back or even killed if he refused to.
so life for ninjas was a lot harder than for regular samurai,has their trainings were compared to samurai's and tighter were their rules as well,as they had to sustain a double life,following bushido ethics but effectively deprived of any indipence,living by honor,yet killing by stealth. infact they still served their lords tht way and tht was the only significant matter in the end,even more than their personal honor.
surely there were some ninja renegades as well,who would lend common ppl or merchants or anybody who offered them their services,but they were a minority cuz as i said b4,life as mercenaries in feudal japan wasnt easy,especially when u hv others killers running after u,while sticking faithful 2 a lord was simply more convenient and "safer".
this neverending rant just to tell that ninja were like overclocked samurai,who went thru of any sort of wicked training and mastered the most infamous trickeries that others samurai were not even allowed learn,let alone practice.their bodies and minds were hard as rocks and they were so skillfull that they actually managed to build a legend around themselves,to strike terror and fear in their enemies hearts,so tht most times a cornered ninja would not even need to fight but simply run away (which is actually wht he would do if surprised and outnumbered,cuz ninjas were strong but not assholes tht would throw themselves on enemies swords like samurai[hence the masks:if u can recognize me,u cant put any blame on me,hence no shame in assassination r retreat)as they usually acted alone and with minimal war equipment]and even if captured he would simply bite his tongue off and eventually die,with the secret of his mission,so yeha ninja were tougher than marines,seals or who dafuck ever,whereas pirates were just stinky drunkens and i say they would be no match to ninja in a hypotetical war.
to conclude,heres a small bio of the most popular ninja of all times,hattori hanzo: [not connected with friggin tarantino's]
http://www.samurai-archives.com/hanzo.html
now you can ban me for "unnecessary words flooding on a matter nobody gives a damn about";
thanks for your time.ROFL

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The actual truth is that the common conception of the ninja, a stealthy ass-kicker all dressed in black, was born more from American TV and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles than historical fact.

Ninja were indeed supposedly mighty ass kickers, but were more used as spies than assasins. They rarely wore black, because if they were found, what excuse could you put up if you were wearing a black jumpsuit? (Cue Aramor, Chainsaw, or Digit)

Ninjas were also primarly peasant-folk, and most of thier weapons have evolved from simple gardening tools (Nunchucks are an american invention.) They would train in monestaries, as fiction portrays them, but their skills were hardly super-human, basically Spy Game style training with lots of martial arts thrown in, if I'm not mistaken.

So yeah. Munan is going to come and skool all of us.
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