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Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Reply #125 on: August 15, 2017, 10:33:50 pm »
I note how the prop whip had to be the equivalent of 'zip tied.'

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #126 on: August 15, 2017, 10:37:47 pm »
    I note how the prop whip had to be the equivalent of 'zip tied.'

    The Renn Fest side calls it "peace tied".  Required,  as if someone that bothered to buy and carry a bloody Claymore would be inhibited by a little plastic doohicky if they were suddenly overcome by the desire to slay some tards.  (after this past weekend,  with the defacing of random war memorials,  I'm sympathetic to this thought.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #127 on: August 15, 2017, 10:52:58 pm »
    I note how the prop whip had to be the equivalent of 'zip tied.'

     :o I didn't even realise that  :facepalm.

    I could see a whip being many things: traditional livestock herding tool, Indiana Jones accessory, 'adult recreation device' :-[, but never as a serious or deadly weapon. That's just nonsense.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #128 on: August 15, 2017, 10:56:42 pm »
     :scrutiny

    Snap someone with a leather belt one time, and see how they react.  Then imagine doing it with an implement designed for the task.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #129 on: August 15, 2017, 11:34:41 pm »
    Raptor,  that looks awesome and fun. 

    I've been meaning to hit a con for years,  you're motivating me.

    Do it. It was seriously the most fun I had in years. Just do some research first to make sure a) it's an established con, and b) has a good reputation. My understanding is that there are some stinkers out there. I'm assuming by your screenname that you're in Ohio: if you're close to the eastern side of the state, Steel City Con is in the Pittsburgh area this coming December, and I'm planning on going.

    With regard to the whip being tied, I specifically asked them to do it. The guys at the prop check table were actually shocked that I wanted the whip tied shut. The con's normal SOP is just to tie the marker around the "weapon's" grip or handle to let the security guys know that the prop has been checked and approved for entry, but the marker won't be visible if/when the cosplayer holds it for the contest (no, I didn't enter) or when they're getting their picture taken. But the whip had started unspooling as I was walking, so I wanted to tie it in place lest I accidentally catch my foot in the very large lanyard loop on the end of the handle, trip, and fall on my face.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #130 on: August 16, 2017, 10:47:37 am »
    Last Thursday I watched my oldest get married.  It is definitely a bittersweet experience.  I love my new son-in-law, but will miss having my daughter around.

    I have bit my tongue each weekend on this thread, as each weekend has been very busy, but was all related to this event.  The reception was in our backyard.

    On June 2 of this year it looked like this:



    Last Thursday, August 10, it had transformed into this:



    So, that is what I did EVERY weekend this summer :P
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    « Reply #131 on: August 16, 2017, 01:02:27 pm »
    Wow!  I thought we jumped through a lot of hoops getting three daughters married off in 8 months (the last two weddings a month apart).  You got us beat, though!  Nicely done, looks great, and if The Darlin' Daughter was happy, that's a big bonus!
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #132 on: August 16, 2017, 01:58:14 pm »
    :scrutiny

    Snap someone with a leather belt one time, and see how they react.  Then imagine doing it with an implement designed for the task.
    Not a top choice as a weapon per se, but one with a weighted tip can break a skull. 

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    « Reply #133 on: August 16, 2017, 02:00:40 pm »
    :o I didn't even realise that  :facepalm.

    I could see a whip being many things: traditional livestock herding tool, Indiana Jones accessory, 'adult recreation device' :-[, but never as a serious or deadly weapon. That's just nonsense.

    You have never seen a bullwhip in action have you?

    It is possible to nearly cut the head off a damn turkey from horseback with one if you are decent with it.

    If someone was decent with one and had good aim. They may not kill you but they could sure cut you to ribbons. 
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    « Reply #134 on: August 16, 2017, 02:12:18 pm »
    I take the time to make a flawless tongue in cheek BDSM joke and you flat foots took it literally.

    I don't even know why I try anymore  :banghead.
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    « Reply #135 on: August 16, 2017, 02:34:44 pm »
    I take the time to make a flawless tongue in cheek BDSM joke and you flat foots took it literally.

    I don't even know why I try anymore  :banghead.

    If your communication is not understood by your audience. It is rarely the fault of the audience.

    It is much like those 'super intellectual' people that cannot communicate to less intelligent individuals. If someone has a truly powerful intellect it is child's play to communicate effectively to those with less intelligence. 
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    « Reply #136 on: August 16, 2017, 06:17:29 pm »
    If your communication is not understood by your audience. It is rarely the fault of the audience.

    It is much like those 'super intellectual' people that cannot communicate to less intelligent individuals. If someone has a truly powerful intellect it is child's play to communicate effectively to those with less intelligence.

    That is demonstrably false. I know some extremely intelligent people who cannot communicate with those who are less intelligent.

    Regardless of the falsehood above, it is oftentimes the fault of both parties. The sender and receiver. That's what I have bfn taught for years in communications and it's what I'm sticking with.

    Seeing as it was a joke, I'm not really concerned about it. Tone is difficult to express and y'all might have read it without any humour at the time. No harm done.

    If your plan is to argue and lay blame upon someone, then just know I'll have no part in it. If it was politics or something, then sure, we could argue over the internet and carry on. I stick with my original statement above, perhaps even more so now  :neener.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #137 on: August 16, 2017, 07:21:21 pm »
    That is demonstrably false. I know some extremely intelligent people who cannot communicate with those who are less intelligent.

    Then they have never applied themselves to learning communication skills. Which can be fairly common for some of the math nerds.

    There is also the joke you set yourself up for there. Like maybe you just misunderstood them. Since they cannot communicate with those that are less intelligent.  :neener
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    « Reply #138 on: August 16, 2017, 07:28:16 pm »
    Then they have never applied themselves to learning communication skills. Which can be fairly common for some of the math nerds.

    There is also the joke you set yourself up for there. Like maybe you just misunderstood them. Since they cannot communicate with those that are less intelligent.  :neener

    Two things are missing from your theory. I never said that the hyper intellectuals were talking to me specifically.

    I also never said that I was intelligent. It would be rather hypocritical of me to gripe at you for saying falsehoods only for me to turn around and say some myself  :neener.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #139 on: August 19, 2017, 08:35:08 am »
    :o I didn't even realise that  :facepalm.

    I could see a whip being many things: traditional livestock herding tool, Indiana Jones accessory, 'adult recreation device' :-[, but never as a serious or deadly weapon. That's just nonsense.

    A few days late, but I imagine it was used as punishment for a variety of crimes for a reason...


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    « Reply #140 on: August 19, 2017, 09:29:48 am »
    A few days late, but I imagine it was used as punishment for a variety of crimes for a reason...


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    It. Was. A. Joke  :bash.

    Please see above  :facepalm.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #141 on: August 19, 2017, 04:02:24 pm »
    /sarcasm tag missing...

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    « Reply #142 on: August 19, 2017, 04:15:54 pm »
    /sarcasm tag missing...

     :scrutiny Now you're just trolling. There were subsequent posts explaining it as a joke. Unless you picked out that one remark and then glazed over the rest in order to post a reply, there is no way you would have missed that.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #143 on: August 19, 2017, 05:13:04 pm »
    :scrutiny Now you're just trolling. There were subsequent posts explaining it as a joke. Unless you picked out that one remark and then glazed over the rest in order to post a reply, there is no way you would have missed that.
    My goodness, you are dense.  The point of the sarcasm is that he did get the joke. :bash

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    « Reply #144 on: August 19, 2017, 05:31:10 pm »
    My goodness, you are dense.  The point of the sarcasm is that he did get the joke. :bash

    There was no ownership denoted, but I read his brief sentence as saying that my sarcasm tag was missing. Not that his sarcasm tag was missing.

    You're getting pretty liberal with those insults, Kaso  :neener.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #145 on: August 19, 2017, 05:47:21 pm »
    You can't pull off sarcasm unless it comes with a label.

    No, your posts sound like those of a naïve, doe-eyed optimist, and half of the time when you post such a question, it's because you truly do not understand the other poster. :shrug

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    « Reply #146 on: August 19, 2017, 06:39:22 pm »
    You can't pull off sarcasm unless it comes with a label.

    This is true. We (as in both booksmart and I) were both being sarcastic in previous posts and we both didn't denote it as such.

    Regarding the second half of your post, in this instance I misread what he was saying. That's fine and good and I admitted it as me misreading it. For whatever reason you assigned a value judgement to it and while you have the option to do so, it doesn't make it truth. You're just someone on the internet with a brash opinion. Just like everyone else, apparently.

    I feel like I'm not on WTA currently, rather in the comments of YouTube  :banghead.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #147 on: August 19, 2017, 06:52:17 pm »
    Wherever you are, I meant what I said.  When you post such a question (and you do) I am often left shaking my head wondering if you are trolling, or if you really truly just didn't get it.  :scrutiny  I end up wondering this quite a lot, and so I finally said something.

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    « Reply #148 on: August 19, 2017, 06:55:15 pm »
    Wherever you are, I meant what I said.  When you post such a question (and you do) I am often left shaking my head wondering if you are trolling, or if you really truly just didn't get it.  :scrutiny  I end up wondering this quite a lot, and so I finally said something.

     :hmm

    I guess it depends on the post. I do like to troll sometimes. Not maliciously of course.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #149 on: August 19, 2017, 07:10:11 pm »
    :hmm

    I guess it depends on the post. I do like to troll sometimes. Not maliciously of course.
    That's the problem.  I can't usually tell if it is intentional, or if you are just naïve or dense.

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