Next to more modern martial arts, I do medieval full-contact fighting with live steel weapons and crazy Russians. We use swords, axes, maces, pollaxes, hammers, along with heavy armour. I've been injured and scarred quite a bit by now, as the sport is just rough. The armour prevents most life-threatening injuries though.sanquin said:Not intentional, actually. Larp over here can get pretty horror movie-esque. And if you have a lively imagination like me, those lines really can blur. In gaming they call it immersion, which...I guess applies to LARP as well.James Joseph Emerald said:This is the funniest post I've read in a long time.
I'm assuming the comedy is intentional, but if not that's even more hilarious.
Kudos, in either case!
Most larps are crap at immersion, but trust me...the one I go to isn't.
Oh I agree, LARP is not comparable to the real thing. I mean, the only difference is the weapons being made of a hard core with foam around it, but that's already enough of a difference to change everything. Even if it can't get as rough and intense as in what you're doing, it can still suck you in quite a bit though. Not through the danger of the weapons, but the atmosphere and the people around you. Having done some martial arts myself, I can safely say LARP is comparable to a martial arts practice competition where you really want to win.Elric_de_Melnibone said:Next to more modern martial arts, I do medieval full-contact fighting with live steel weapons and crazy Russians. We use swords, axes, maces, pollaxes, hammers, along with heavy armour. I've been injured and scarred quite a bit by now, as the sport is just rough. The armour prevents most life-threatening injuries though.
I doubt you could compare that LARP event to having the real thing right in your face.
See, I was in a situation sort of like this.. I was on a Bus on my way to work as were all the other people on the bus I assume, and this woman gets on the bus soaking wet.. It was raining, you see. So I just politely offered her my seat. I wasn't talking to myself or anything and I didn't think anything of the situation I just thought since she didn't have an umbrella and was out in the rain waiting for the bus I would offer her my seat out of courtesy.Angie7F said:Today I saw a guy who seems a little bit "off" and kept talking to himself in the train.
Each time a seat opens up he will sit down, and then as soon as he spots a older female standing, he insists that she take his seat.
It sound very good in concept, but the problem was that all the women he offered his seat to were not old.
So they kinda got offended.
This wasnt a violent situation or anything, so i was not scared.
However it did make me wonder about what the appropriate measure was when you get pestered by people like that.
It is just so ....weird.