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|#16 - Comicexplain, I wanna read some wolverine comics! Whe… [+] (2 new replies)||13 hours ago on Puddy||+1|
#32 - fefe (8 hours ago) [-]
plus: claremont stayed on the wolverine run on a decent amount of issues of volume 2, some of the best work i've read.
|#141 - When you look at the various fencing manuals, like lichtenauer…||15 hours ago on When MMA meets knight fights.||0|
|#11 - Maybe... But it's an action vs intention issue, he wont kill t… [+] (1 new reply)||04/25/2015 on The irony was lost on some||+1|
|#9 - I've heard that argument before, I know that's the idea behind… [+] (3 new replies)||04/24/2015 on The irony was lost on some||+1|
|#31 - ... armored knights totally wielded sharpened swords, the enti… [+] (4 new replies)||04/24/2015 on When MMA meets knight fights.||+23|
#117 - lean (17 hours ago) [-]
>>#116, What are you calling sharp? They certainly couldn't shave with their swords, or skin game. Edged, undoubedly. You were not ever in danger of breaking skin by running your finger down a blade edge. Besides the point, any battle sword, broadsword, arming sword, or other main unhorsed blade for an armored knight not horsed had the edge of a flat screwdriver tip. They came to a sharp point, for thrusting and piercing plate, but never has a sharpened edge like a rapier or saber.
#141 - zaywoot (15 hours ago) [-]
When you look at the various fencing manuals, like lichtenauer or fiori dei liberi
(longsword) they don't directly talk about the sharpness of the sword, what they do however talk about are different techniques since that's what the manuals are about obviously
In lichtenauer he writes about the pommel strike, the cut, the thrust and the slice.
The cut is your basic "chop" cutting, the thrust is obvious, but the slice is performed by drawing or pushing the edge of the sword along the oponents neck or exposed areas, and today, people have made tests, cutting with sharp swords, and with dull swords, and it doesn't work with a dull sword, so yes, you would cut yourself if you ran your finger down the edge, otherwise the technique wouldn't work, and wouldn't be included in a manual.
There are some swords, like the estoc or smallsword, where it's clear that they didn't have a proper edge.
I don't have a link to the lichtenauer manual, I have that from my HEMA club
#122 - galanorth (17 hours ago) [-]
P.S. If you don't want to be taken for a freaking clown, how about to use something other than a "Journal for Military Miniature Enthusiasts" as a freaking source. Maybe use the Castillon swords as a reference, which were wonderfully preserved, so well in fact that they sill have the original sharp edges, that go down to the quillons.
|#5 - I dont know... the dude got stabbed in the chest and died... … [+] (22 new replies)||04/24/2015 on The irony was lost on some||+13|
#13 - thepizzadevourer (04/25/2015) [-]
Y'all need to read Injustice. I'm not saying it's not long past the time when some court shoulda condemned the Joker to death in the most horrible way imaginable. But if Bruce takes it into his own hands, he's essentially saying that it's OK for him to kill people, because he's wise/good/unbiased enough to decide who lives and who dies.
The whole plot of Injustice fleshes this idea out really well. If a hero kills someone in cold blood, it doesn't matter if they're evil or not. That hero is laying claim to the right to decide who is worthy of death. Doesn't matter if they were or not, the hero is claiming to be above the average man, because they can kill and not be punished for it.
#20 - thepizzadevourer (04/25/2015) [-]
They are acting within an established legal system designed to prevent injustice. They're also simply enforcing laws that have been passed by legislative bodies, not just one person. There's also appeals, trial by jury, and all sorts of review if someone gets sentenced to death. In short, it's a system designed to make sure that the burden of the decision doesn't rest on just one person, because one person can be biased, or simply incorrect in their reasoning. It's not them just going "Hey, I think this guy is 'evil enough' for me to kill him."
#16 - Aftershock (04/25/2015) [-]
Great story, but there's a massive difference between Batman calmly and rationally deciding that the Joker needs to die in order to prevent him from killing hundreds more people and Superman snapping and becoming a grief and rage fueled dictator intent on shaping the world as he sees fit.
#19 - Aftershock (04/25/2015) [-]
I'd argue that yes, there are situations which justify murder - though most of those aren't calm and rational decisions. I just meant that Superman in Injustice is an extreme case, and using it to explain why Batman cannot kill the Joker relies too heavily on a very slippery slope.
Though I do agree that someone assuming the moral authority to dole out death can be extremely problematic.
#21 - thepizzadevourer (04/25/2015) [-]
That's just it, though. I don't think you can make a calm, rational decision to kill someone without assuming the authority to dole out death. I think the real villains in this case are the courts who refuse to give the Joker the death penalty. Yeah, he's obviously insane, but he's also killed literally thousands of people, at some point you gotta stop giving him second chances.
#25 - Aftershock (16 hours ago) [-]
Yes, so I agree that it's problematic - but when such heinous atrocities are being committed, is allowing them to continue the right course of action? The justice system has already failed due to being incapable of detaining the Joker indefinitely and (I assume) not having a death penalty.
#8 - IamSofaKingdom (04/24/2015) [-]
That is because the entire reason Batman exists is to get rid of people like the Joker and to be an example that you can win without sinking to their level. He loses if he kills him because the Joker wants to pull Batman to his level, to show that no one is above the base chaos that he lives by. IF Batman, the one most dedicated against that idea, gives into it, the Joker wins.
The Marauder is just a murderer, he wasn't trying anything except killing people. Since he got killed, he lost.
#23 - IamSofaKingdom (23 hours ago) [-]
If the system wasn't so broken then the lives wouldn't be in danger. Batman can only do so much while staying just. Joker is constantly bailed or broken out of jail. The system gives him a slap on the wrist or 6 months in an asylum before letting him back out. What is Batman supposed to do? Become a lawyer and attack the system.
Welcome to the world of comic books. If everything went the way it was supposed to then all of these stories would have been written to conclusion decades ago.
#7 - fefe (04/24/2015) [-]
Nonono you misunderstand. He forgave the marauder. He forgave the shit out of him.
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