Insomniacs only

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  1. AllenReturns Jedi Knight

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    We dont do 'competetions' per se, since we are more concerned with studying precise techniques as opposed to creating a sport where someone is "winning". This is one big area where we differ from groups like the SCA. Since they do compete, it turns into more of a game. Where people are less concerned about wheter this was how it was originally done and more concerned with whats the easiest way to get a touch. The problem with that is that the point system the SCA uses dosent take into account armor. Since virtually no swords cut through armor, people had to develop techniques that go around the armor. When armored, this is what we do, whereas the SCA counts any hit reguardless of what part of the body it struck. Another fundamental problem is that the SCA uses rattan sticks- which are round bits of glorified bamboo. This means that there is no 'edge'. Another super important factor in real swordsmanship is edge alignment- ie making sure you are striking them with the edge as opposed to whacking them with the flat. With a round object, you cant tell. Even our wooden wasters are shaped and balanced like real swords and thus have an edge. So yeah- we dont really do competetions. We spar plenty, but just to see if we can incoporate the techniques we learn from the manuals into a fluid manner. Yikes- sorry for the rant.
  2. ondiv Jedi Master

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    "Do you know how to use that thing?"

    "Yes. The pointy end goes into the other man."

    -The Mask of Zorro, 1998

  3. AllenReturns Jedi Knight

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    *sigh* We've got alot of work to do.
  4. 20x6 Jedi Master

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    This is the armor I just bought.

    Yes I'm a geek.
  5. AllenReturns Jedi Knight

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    i get tired of eating only at Wendys and Maverick at night
  6. ondiv Jedi Master

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    Taco Bell has become my staple...it is right off of the freeway inbetween job #1 in Orem and job #2 in Draper. I eat there like 4 times a week :p
  7. mini_pounce Jedi Knight

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    I can't drive. I'm stuck eating whatever I've got lying around.

    mmmmmmmmm.. week old pizza...
  8. Marold Jedi Grand Master

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  9. ondiv Jedi Master

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    Its called 'scavanging', Auts. Well, at least that is what my friend Russ calls it. "Come Erin, let's scavange for food!" "Gee Russ, you're over 30 and you're still bumming food off of your family and friends. That's just sad."
  10. mini_pounce Jedi Knight

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    No worries! I'll be starting driver's ed in the fall.

    ...


    And then you'll all be doomed.

    weeeeeeee! :D
  11. Jedi_Angell Jedi Master

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    Not to self: Up my insurance limits....
  12. ondiv Jedi Master

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    Auts, its reasons like you that make people like me lose things that we love (bike was taken away due to a huge semi vs bike accident)
  13. AllenReturns Jedi Knight

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  14. Marold Jedi Grand Master

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    one of the safest things on the road for her to drive. ;) My dad wanted to get me a tank when I learned to drive. I'm seeing that could have been a good thing.
  15. AllenReturns Jedi Knight

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    Just bought the 3rd James Bond box set- Got all 20 now! Now what am I going to do?
  16. ondiv Jedi Master

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    Bond movie fest at Allen's!!!!!!!
  17. AllenReturns Jedi Knight

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    I'll have the Vodka martini's. Shaken- not stirred. ;)
  18. AllenReturns Jedi Knight

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    ROTK DVD tomorrow- dress up as Gollum party anyone? ;)
  19. Marold Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm just going to buy the movie and drool over the guys in it. =P~
  20. Jedi_Angell Jedi Master

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    Stop with the new movies, I finally got around to getting Indiana Jones on DVD, and only then as a gift from my boss!
  21. AllenReturns Jedi Knight

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    next week -Trainspotting Special Edition
    week after -Mystic River
    next week - Touching the Void
    " -Secret Window
    " -Cold Mountain & South Park season 4
    the habit is getting expensive!
  22. Marold Jedi Grand Master

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    wait, Secret Window is out to buy? :eek:
  23. AllenReturns Jedi Knight

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    Not for another month- street date is June 22
  24. Jedi_Angell Jedi Master

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    Well, at least I don't want those, I feel more caught up now.
  25. AllenReturns Jedi Knight

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    Random middle of the night thought: RE: The song 'Tequila' (Yeah the one with the trumpets and tequila is the only word in the song) - replace that with our own newly legalized 'Nikita' and we might have a Fan Force hit single on our hands.
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