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Hectichermit
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wasn't tungsten somewhere near twice as hard as diamond?


nope diamonds are the hardest, tungsten is just makes a good alloy
komputerkurt
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Tungsten is heat resistant. That's why it was used in old bulbs.

thoadthetoad
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fine, I have balls made of aerojel then.

megainsulator

the_manta
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Okay, seriously guys.

Get your balls checked out.

That's not healthy.

Kirby998
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I have normal balls, bigger then any of your guys'

Zophia
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Unlike some ninja pony that I know...


Stroop-gelding?

I don't think he'd approve.

Plus, there's a warp-tool'd bulge of his on dA.


Also, I have bigger balls than all of you. So big they had to be strapped to my chest instead and declared boobs. ... Yes. ... La~
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I missed the conversation on roundhouse kicks... that's like my 2nd, er, 3rd, er, 4th favorite kind of kick. Eh, what the heck, I'll comment on it anyway.

As mentioned, flying kicks should never be used because of the vulnerability, and, more important, the lack of control. However, the basic principle - using mass and velocity to generate power instead of strength - is an important one. Learn it. Apply it. Question mark. Profit.

so I tend to like front kicks because I can take advantage of that for some pretty crazy height.
High kicks are usually disadvantageous. Feet/legs are farther from the intended target than hands/arms, therefore a kick is slower, therefore it is easier to defend against a kick. Kicks are also generally more tiring, and, frankly, if you need the extra power, you're doing it wrong. That being said and true enough, if you're throwing kicks, it may be best to aim high, as you don't want to actually hurt anyone and kicking the legs in a non-injuring way doesn't do much for your street cred.

To bring all of that together into one sentence: The day people learn to block a roundhouse kick to the ribs is the day I might have to break a knee >:P (Evil tongue out face?)

Also, I have bigger balls than all of you. So big they had to be strapped to my chest instead and declared boobs. ...
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Nah, I let the easy ones slide.

Point is: Entry's almost done. Should be in in, like, awhile.
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This 2 page long conversation about balls is going to find its way into the WoM story at some point...

Can I get a merit for longest run-on sentence, Strop?


Sorry Manta, you're nowhere near close to my record.

High kicks are usually disadvantageous. Feet/legs are farther from the intended target than hands/arms, therefore a kick is slower


Usually, but not always :P

The day people learn to block a roundhouse kick to the ribs


You realise this is easy, right? The only good roundhouse is the invisible one.
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This makes my tired-induced offtopic look so much more legit and relevant.

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So true.......And then I just appear out of NOWHERE

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High kicks are usually disadvantageous. Feet/legs are farther from the intended target than hands/arms, therefore a kick is slower, therefore it is easier to defend against a kick. Kicks are also generally more tiring, and, frankly, if you need the extra power, you're doing it wrong. That being said and true enough, if you're throwing kicks, it may be best to aim high, as you don't want to actually hurt anyone and kicking the legs in a non-injuring way doesn't do much for your street cred.


But if you get enough height and speed, you can quickly and unexpectedly demolish someone's face. Also, it's generally more commendable for purely kumatai purposes, to the best of my knowledge. But in a real self-defense situation, I'd generally prefer takedown stuffs. If you hit the nerve cluster on the center-back of your hand hard enough, it can disable your entire arm for a while.

This 2 page long conversation about balls is going to find its way into the WoM story at some point...


Just remember that I was being metaphorical. I even mentioned it last page!!!
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But if you get enough height and speed, you can quickly and unexpectedly demolish someone's face.


Incidentally, this is Mirko Cro Cop's signature technique for MMA bouts. His left roundhouse kick to the face has sent many a head into orbit with a single blow.

p.s. Alt, Xzeno practices hung gar kung fu, which explains why he says what he does. HAIL WONG FEI HUNG!
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*cannot speak any Asian languages*

Also, ouuuch at Crocop's roundhouse. *that* would be painful.

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You realise this is easy, right?
Laughably so, yes. But I'll keep doing it until it stops working. If I ever had to fight a trained fighter... oh man, I don't know what I'd do :P

Usually, but not always :P
This brings me to my next point: While I believe one usually shouldn't kick for the face in the same way one usually shouldn't punch for the knee, if it is advantageous to kick someone in the face... kick someone in the face. I don't advocate not being able to kick people in the face, and I don't advocate never doing it per se. I do advocate using discretion, as face-kicking is often suboptimal.

you can quickly and unexpectedly demolish someone's face.
Another excellent point. Being unpredictable is as essential as predicting your opponent. For that, face-kicking may be a good idea.

*cannot speak any Asian languages*
Hung ga is a style of kung fu that specializes in being better than whatever crap Strop practices :P/jk/italickiddingfont. Check it out on wikipedia.

Wong Fei Hung is considered to be the founder of the style. Naturally, the history of Hung Ga - like anything else - is a bit more complex than that, but it's a good working definition.

Going back to writing now...
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Laughably so, yes. But I'll keep doing it until it stops working. If I ever had to fight a trained fighter... oh man, I don't know what I'd do :P


Just yell CHUCK NORRIS while throwing the kick. The fear of his godly roundhouse should cause your opponent to drop dead instantly.

that specializes in being better than whatever crap Strop practices


That must be something real special, given that I practice being awesome :P

Okay, about 30ish hours before deadline. I'm going to get cracking on my own scenes.
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