February 11th, 2003
|09:08 pm - be at all times astounding|
the polar opposite of the pirate is the ninja. discuss.
np: Fishbone - - - Party at Ground Zero
PIRATES AND NINJAS ARE FRIENDS! Paul said so!
|Date:||February 11th, 2003 07:50 pm (UTC)|| |
it has been said, and i hold this to be true, that the defining aspect of a person is his or her attitude rather than the deeds he or she completes in life.
pirates: unsubtle, get the job done, mmm gold! pillage, rape, burn!
ninja: subtle, silent swift death, a pursuit not for treasure, but for the expansion of their own mind and artform.
and if you look carefull, the most famed pirate of all, blackbeard was played by bugs bunny, the rabbit being the metaphorical polar oppisite of the tortoise, or teenage mutant ninja turtles.
|Date:||February 11th, 2003 07:52 pm (UTC)|| |
ps. you are not on aim. remedy this.
the pirate and ninja should MAKEOUTPARTY.
|Date:||February 11th, 2003 09:36 pm (UTC)|| |
pirates = kill stuff
ninjas = kill stuff
POLAR OPPOSITE?!?! Kate says try again.
|Date:||February 12th, 2003 01:23 am (UTC)|| |
Polar opposite within the field of "kills stuff".
Vikings are closer to the polar opposite of ninjas in this regard. Observe:
|worked exclusively in boats||can't swim, afraid of water|
|run screaming up a|
beach to kill stuff
|go silently over a|
wall to kill stuff
|use unsubtle weapons like|
axes, broadswords and spears
|use subtle weapons like|
blowguns, garrots, shuriken, shortswords
|wear helmets with horns on them|
"lookit me! I'm a Viking!"
|wear black and hide in shadows|
"don't look, can't see me, wasn't even here"
|were easily findable|
all over Europe and beyond
|kind find them at all|
they find you, and you are dead
These are just some of many examples. One should know that Vikings are rather like pirates in most regards. Vikings are like old-skool gangsta pirates.
|Date:||February 12th, 2003 01:42 pm (UTC)|| |
ok, Ninjas definitely didn't use carrots. That's stupid. I void your whole argument.
carrots?! oh my illiterate friend, i void your whole life
|Date:||February 12th, 2003 03:28 pm (UTC)|| |
Besides, the art of the carrot-kill was one of the highest techniques attainable under the discipline of ninjitsu. Obviously, the weaker and blunter the object, the more difficult it was to kill with; therefore, among ninjas devoted to the pure aesthetics of the murdering experience, one was not considered a true master unless one carried no weapons other than carrots, rice, feathers, scraps of cloth, and the like.
|Date:||February 13th, 2003 12:42 am (UTC)|| |
A carrot, in the hands of a sufficiently skilled ninja, is a deadly, silent, surprising, and not to forget nutricious weapon.
|Date:||February 12th, 2003 04:23 pm (UTC)|| |
ok, my attention was called to this post and i don't feel like i can sit idly by and not say anything especially being a lifelong Ninja afficianado as well as a member of the Ninja Burger family...
Really, i don't think Ninjas and pirates would even be mentioned int he same scentence were it not for RealUltimatePower. Despite how cool (and sexy, thank you kate) they both are. Which is better? hard to say. Ninjas lend themselves better to videogames so i'd give the edge to them (although there's a totally sweet Pirate chick in Marvel vs. Capcom 2).
One other thing that bothers me....the whole "ninjas don't like water" thing. Where did this start? Granted in most ninja video games (ex: Shinobi) you touch water and you're fucked....But haven't you ever seen those crazy ninja movies where they move stealthily through the water with the little breathing tube apparatus? (that's in the Tenchu videogame too....) I've even seen movies where they can run right across the water....
What have we learned here? that i play way too many video games. But if you ever get a chance to see a real ninjitsu demonstration, go for it. I've seen some and it's some crazy shit. I just wish there were more Pirate (pirate-jitsu??) demonstrations.....
|Date:||February 13th, 2003 12:45 am (UTC)|| |
For piratude at its finest, seek ye some Errol Flynn. His rapier work inspired the legendary battle between Westley and Inigo. Mr. Flynn could buckle some serious swash, sirrah.
|Date:||February 13th, 2003 02:23 pm (UTC)|| |
this entry gets the official wins at life gold star sticker.