• The Stoned Hacker
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      164 months ago

      and honestly, as someone who has done stick and weapon fighting, you 1000% accidentally bop yourself in the head from time to time. With blades you tend to be a lot more careful and the way you hold it can make it difficult for those bops to be dangerous, but a lightsaber is basically a sword that’s all blade.

      • @CausticFlames@sopuli.xyz
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        174 months ago

        Isn’t this one of the reasons the force is practically required to use a lightsaber? Just so you have perfect control at all times and do not cut yourself in two.

        I suppose grievous is an exception, though an argument can be made that him being mostly mechanical allows him to not kill himself.

        • @ChewTiger@lemmy.world
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          44 months ago

          A lightsaber’s blade is also lighter than a real blade, which would help mitigate the risk. Though I could see boppin oneself in the face remaining a problem in this stance.

        • Tlaloc_Temporal
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          34 months ago

          Do we know if Grievous had force sensitivity at all? Transplanted Jedi blood or horrendous insanity-inducing technology? Or is the robot body just a good enough mix of precise and expendable?

          • @CausticFlames@sopuli.xyz
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            24 months ago

            Back when he was Qymaen jai Sheelal, i’m certain I heard of him “carving out his connection” or something of the sort somewhere. So I think maybe a bit of mechanical precision and expendability is what kept him going after severing his connection with the force, which he previously used to train with a saber?

    • kadu
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      64 months ago

      You see Obi-Wan

      When you hold saber like me

      You shall not strike the innacurate

      Over fear of cutting face

  • BarqsHasBite
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    314 months ago

    A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers, and says “I want five drinks”.

    • @hrosts@lemm.ee
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      44 months ago

      I heard that V was a representation of an open palm with 5 fingers. And X is two palms

      • Tlaloc_Temporal
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        24 months ago

        Is L some odd reference to 5 Guys? What the hell eldritch abomination does M represent?

  • @BossDj@lemm.ee
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    194 months ago

    I always thought it was an unspoken game of stick, paper, scissors to see who gets to attack first

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      I’m now curious to know where you’re from, if you’re willing to share. I’ve always known the game as rock, paper, scissors. I’m in the UK, and it seems like the rest of the Anglosphere uses the same three options but sometimes in a different order, like scissors, paper, rock or something. What’s the gesture you make for “stick”?

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          I like to think it’s just the same logic as that old stick vs 1,000 US marines post. Scissors cut the stick in half? Now you have two sticks. Stick always wins.

          Anyway it’s not like paper beats rock has a whole lot of reasoning behind it

          • @Mongostein@lemmy.ca
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            This is why I prefer Ninja-Hunter-Bear

            Ninja beats hunter

            Hunter beats bear

            Bear beats ninja

            There’s full body actions that go with it, but this is text.

          • @BossDj@lemm.ee
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            I’ve never heard of it either. I’m no swordsman. But Mulan is definitely throwing Stick.

            • Skua
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              okay sure, but that wins you the round if you picked paper and I picked rock? That’s paper beating rock. That it does this by “covering” the rock doesn’t really clear anything up

              • @Taser@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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                13 months ago

                Sigh, you beat me 😛.

                I’m guessing it’s a regional thing.

                “Paper covers rock, Rock beats scissors Scissors cut paper”

                is always how I heard it said out loud.

  • @tias@discuss.tchncs.de
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    What’s the deal with those two fingers anyway? Hollywood seems to have a thing for it but I’m curious what idea they want to convey to the audience.

      • @DragonTypeWyvern@literature.cafe
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        I’m told it’s actually a Buddhist hand symbol that warns of strife and danger, so it’s a threat display.

        Point upwards as a general warning, point it at someone as a threat.

        So in Mulan’s case the context should be that she doesn’t want to hurt her opponent, but she will if they attack. I don’t remember this moment so I’m not sure if the film makers knew this. Pretty sure the Star Wars peeps didn’t, but Obi Wan was pretty bad at the “diplomats and peacemakers” part of being a Jedi so maybe they did.

        Supposedly, not a Buddhist though, that could all be very wrong, but it certainly doesn’t offer any martial advantage.

  • @BartsBigBugBag@lemmy.tf
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    That’s not an uncomfortable position for the wrist. It’s very similar to many standard forward arm positions in traditional chinese martial arts. Idk why the two fingers though… Still a funny meme.

    • Piecemakers
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      44 months ago

      Came here to reply similarly, then I realized that Kenobi’s got a far more flawed posture than the meme insinuates and pointing out the illogical stance of a meme is a waste of time. 🤪 At least there’s two of us, though!