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by Ancient and Holy Terra
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:50 am
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: Escapees [closed, Greater Prussia]
Replies: 250
Views: 4793

ATN Second Summer (LHDN-7) Flagship, Expeditionary Strike Group 8 Bridge - Communications Section - 5:25 PM Captain Akita read the message quickly, his eyes tracking back-and-forth across the computer screen. "A refugee ship?" he wondered aloud, still leaning over the back of the communic...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:17 pm
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: Escapees [closed, Greater Prussia]
Replies: 250
Views: 4793

ATN Second Summer (LHDN-7) Flagship, Expeditionary Strike Group 8 Bridge - 4:18 PM "Well now...that's a real mess out there, isn't it Captain Akita?" The speaker was tall and solidly built, his frame suggesting that he had once been a man possessed of great physical strength, although his...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:34 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Traditions, anyone?
Replies: 65
Views: 1508

My Mom makes a Japanese-style Christmas Cake and we listen to "Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues ^^
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Battle Nicksyllvania: How badly will you get slaughtered?
Replies: 129
Views: 9219

Virabia wrote:Location: Your capital city

Are you implying that this guy somehow got his boat inside of the city, far from water?

He must be incredible.
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:41 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hollywood Has Lied Again! Western Vs Eastern Martial Arts
Replies: 171
Views: 3055

What I am sure is that in a pitched battle, at least the first, the knights would massacre a group of samurais. Shock cavalry tactics. Perhaps. If the Samurai were smart enough to keep their distance on horseback and exploit their mastery of the bow, then it could turn out very differently. After a...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:00 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hollywood Has Lied Again! Western Vs Eastern Martial Arts
Replies: 171
Views: 3055

Indeed, there was a good reason why Europe conquered the globe. Western armies have always had superior discipline to easterners, whom were more content with cowardly hit-and-run attacks. I would also like to say that the Katana is a terrible weapon, and kendo is not swordfighting. Kendo isn't abou...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:58 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hollywood Has Lied Again! Western Vs Eastern Martial Arts
Replies: 171
Views: 3055

Hi NS. Recently, I watched the movie Fearless . It pissed me off and made me draw paralels between that and other shows and films ( Deadliest Warrior sometimes comes to mind) that constsantly destroy the reputation of Western armed and unarmed martial arts in the eyes of the last few generations at...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:44 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hollywood Has Lied Again! Western Vs Eastern Martial Arts
Replies: 171
Views: 3055

Interesting. That bow doesn't look as big or thick as an English longbow, but I wouldn't mind seeing if it can penetrate a knight's armour. I wouldn't know; my school didn't offer Japanese archery as a club, and I think my sister's limited it to the older students only. It's beautiful to watch, how...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:37 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Ah, Tennessee...
Replies: 130
Views: 865

I'm actually reminded of this guy: Koichi Toyama http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koichi_Toyama He's a street musician who ran for Governor of Tokyo, where candidates are guaranteed time to air their views on television. Essentially, he rants about Japan, says they need to overthrow the government and b...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:29 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hollywood Has Lied Again! Western Vs Eastern Martial Arts
Replies: 171
Views: 3055

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "Jap" as an abbreviation for "Japanese" was in colloquial use in London around 1880. Jap is only a racial slur in North America due to post-war guilt and propaganda taking it as its monosyllabic nature made for catchy slogans. That has...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:13 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hollywood Has Lied Again! Western Vs Eastern Martial Arts
Replies: 171
Views: 3055

Cannot think of a name wrote:Maybe the time machine will be absconded by some of the more reality divorced members of the internets and they'll waste all the jumps looking for Pickard and Kirk...


Think bigger.

Captain Benjamin Sisko vs. a T. rex with lightsabers for arms
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:06 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hollywood Has Lied Again! Western Vs Eastern Martial Arts
Replies: 171
Views: 3055

Honestly, I grew up in Japan, and the term essentially wasn't heard - though whether that was out of apathy or because it's a taboo, I cannot say.

That said, it's undoubtedly a racial slur in the West.

EDIT: Is this worth taking to another thread?
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:43 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hollywood Has Lied Again! Western Vs Eastern Martial Arts
Replies: 171
Views: 3055

Zephie wrote:
Ancient and Holy Terra wrote:Saying "Jap" isn't racist. That's like saying "Jew" is racist. What are you supposed to replace the word with?


Perhaps "Jewish".
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:22 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hollywood Has Lied Again! Western Vs Eastern Martial Arts
Replies: 171
Views: 3055

Have you ever tried to fire a longbow while mounted on a horse? They have. For over a thousand years. Yabusame remains an essential part of Japan's cultural heritage, and it's a common sight at decent-sized Shinto shrines if you know when and where to look. As an aside, "Jap" can't be any...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:38 pm
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: OOC: Civil Unrest in Tahar Joblis
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Sorry TJ, the NS forums were blocked by my damn Chinese ISP for a few days. :) I've got a couple posts in the pipeline that I'll put up ASAP.
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:45 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: North Korea, Iran, and Palestinian mortar enthusiasts; hah!
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Time for laser reflective RPGs... *cough* Ha! I'll just put mirrors on all of my stuff. Then your lasers won't work! This is actually a rather common misconception. First of all, not all lasers operate in the visible spectrum, which means that a given mirror won't be 100% effective against all lase...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:14 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: North Korea, Iran, and Palestinian mortar enthusiasts; hah!
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Barringtonia wrote:Enough of the m'f'ing lasers on the m'f'ing planes..

I agree. A cannon that launches snakes would be far more effective.

Not to mention infinitely more awesome.
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:06 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: North Korea, Iran, and Palestinian mortar enthusiasts; hah!
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Time for laser reflective RPGs... *cough* Ha! I'll just put mirrors on all of my stuff. Then your lasers won't work! This is actually a rather common misconception. First of all, not all lasers operate in the visible spectrum, which means that a given mirror won't be 100% effective against all lase...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:44 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: North Korea, Iran, and Palestinian mortar enthusiasts; hah!
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Isn't there a frighteningly-long post somewhere around here on the realities and actual difficulties of countering lasers?

EDIT: Why yes, there most certainly is! Nice and extensive. ;)
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:17 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: North Korea, Iran, and Palestinian mortar enthusiasts; hah!
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Didn't America and Israel do something like this with THEL or Nautilus or something a decade ago?
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:11 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Great NSG Drinking Thread - Pick your Poison
Replies: 4094
Views: 16332

Crazed Sex Poodle wrote:
greed and death wrote:
Crazed Sex Poodle wrote:A shot of genuine West Virginia mountain moonshine. Hoo doggie!

last time I had one of those my vision went from 20/20 to 20/70.


I wish my vision was that good . . . .

I'm surprised you can see the keyboard well enough to type after that.
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:31 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Great NSG Drinking Thread - Pick your Poison
Replies: 4094
Views: 16332

A Strawberry Mojito in FuBar, a fun little place behind a false wall underneath Worker's Stadium in Beijing.

Manly image be damned, they make a better Mojito than anything I had in Cuba. :lol:
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:19 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Saurisian Embassy Program
Replies: 53
Views: 2053

.:: Embassy Information ::. Full Nation Name : The Mimana Imperial Republic of Ancient Terra Common Nation Name : The Republic of Ancient Terra Political System : Effectively a Constitutional Monarchy - although the Emperor reserves significant power, it is very rarely utilized. Head of State : HRH...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:23 am
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: Civil Unrest in Tahar Joblis (open, MT-PMT)
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Embassy of the Mimana Imperial Republic of Ancient Terra Taharasopolissa, Tahar Joblis Ambassador’s Office, 4th floor - 7:25 PM Even through the thick windows, Ambassador Kato imagined she could feel the heat forcing its way in. The warm glow of a city ablaze, in concert with the fiery speech of a ...
by Ancient and Holy Terra
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:12 am
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: Civil Unrest in Tahar Joblis (open, MT-PMT)
Replies: 16
Views: 515

ATN Second Summer (LHDN-7) Flagship, Expeditionary Strike Group 8 Forward Flight Deck - 6:12 PM The deck rolled gently, to the sound of waves breaking helplessly against an armored hull. Wind hissed and buffeted its way around the enormous hangar sitting amidships; the gusts navigated their way aro...
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