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solacekames: 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the filmmaker was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’Remember that time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kidney-punched a waiter for serving soggy croutons in his tomato soup? How about the time the Dalai Lama got wasted and spray-painted “Karma Is a Beach” on the Tibetan ambassador’s limo? Probably not, since they never happened. But they could happen if a filmmaker decides to write those scenes into his or her movie. And, even though we know the movie is fiction, those scenes will live on in our shared cultural conscience as impressions of those real people, thereby corrupting our memory of them built on their real-life actions.That’s why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people’s perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does not live up to this standard. Of course, Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants. But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.This controversy has left me torn. Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers because he is so bold, uncompromising and unpredictable. There’s a giddy energy in his movies of someone who loves movies and wants you to love them, too. I attend each Tarantino film as if it were an event, knowing that his distillation of the ’60s and ’70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That’s what makes the Bruce Lee scenes so disappointing, not so much on a factual basis, but as a lapse of cultural awareness.Bruce Lee was my friend and teacher. That doesn’t give him a free pass for how he’s portrayed in movies. But it does give me some insight into the man. I first met Bruce when I was a student at UCLA looking to continue my martial arts studies, which I started in New York City. We quickly developed a friendship as well as a student-teacher relationship. He taught me the discipline and spirituality of martial arts, which was greatly responsible for me being able to play competitively in the NBA for 20 years with very few injuries.During our years of friendship, he spoke passionately about how frustrated he was with the stereotypical representation of Asians in film and TV. The only roles were for inscrutable villains or bowing servants. In Have Gun - Will Travel, Paladin’s faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of “Hey Boy” (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as “Hey Girl” (Lisa Lu). Asian men were portrayed as sexless accessories to a scene, while the women were subservient. This was how African-American men and women were generally portrayed until the advent of Sidney Poitier and blaxploitation films. Bruce was dedicated to changing the dismissive image of Asians through his acting, writing and promotion of Jeet Kune Do, his interpretation of martial arts.That’s why it disturbs me that Tarantino chose to portray Bruce in such a one-dimensional way. The John Wayne machismo attitude of Cliff (Brad Pitt), an aging stuntman who defeats the arrogant, uppity Chinese guy harks back to the very stereotypes Bruce was trying to dismantle. Of course the blond, white beefcake American can beat your fancy Asian chopsocky dude because that foreign crap doesn’t fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn’t the only significant scene with him, if we’d also seen a glimpse of his other traits, of his struggle to be taken seriously in Hollywood. Alas, he was just another Hey Boy prop to the scene. The scene is complicated by being presented as a flashback, but in a way that could suggest the stuntman’s memory is cartoonishly biased in his favor. Equally disturbing is the unresolved shadow that Cliff may have killed his wife with a spear gun because she nagged him. Classic Cliff. Is Cliff more heroic because he also doesn’t put up with outspoken women?I was in public with Bruce several times when some random jerk would loudly challenge Bruce to a fight. He always politely declined and moved on. First rule of Bruce’s fight club was don’t fight — unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn’t on the mat, it was on the screen in creating opportunities for Asians to be seen as more than grinning stereotypes. Unfortunately, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood prefers the good old ways.: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Lee Was My Friend, and Tarantino's Movie Disrespects Him 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Alamy Stock Photo Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee during the filming of 1978's 'Game of Death.' solacekames: 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the filmmaker was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’Remember that time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kidney-punched a waiter for serving soggy croutons in his tomato soup? How about the time the Dalai Lama got wasted and spray-painted “Karma Is a Beach” on the Tibetan ambassador’s limo? Probably not, since they never happened. But they could happen if a filmmaker decides to write those scenes into his or her movie. And, even though we know the movie is fiction, those scenes will live on in our shared cultural conscience as impressions of those real people, thereby corrupting our memory of them built on their real-life actions.That’s why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people’s perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does not live up to this standard. Of course, Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants. But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.This controversy has left me torn. Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers because he is so bold, uncompromising and unpredictable. There’s a giddy energy in his movies of someone who loves movies and wants you to love them, too. I attend each Tarantino film as if it were an event, knowing that his distillation of the ’60s and ’70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That’s what makes the Bruce Lee scenes so disappointing, not so much on a factual basis, but as a lapse of cultural awareness.Bruce Lee was my friend and teacher. That doesn’t give him a free pass for how he’s portrayed in movies. But it does give me some insight into the man. I first met Bruce when I was a student at UCLA looking to continue my martial arts studies, which I started in New York City. We quickly developed a friendship as well as a student-teacher relationship. He taught me the discipline and spirituality of martial arts, which was greatly responsible for me being able to play competitively in the NBA for 20 years with very few injuries.During our years of friendship, he spoke passionately about how frustrated he was with the stereotypical representation of Asians in film and TV. The only roles were for inscrutable villains or bowing servants. In Have Gun - Will Travel, Paladin’s faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of “Hey Boy” (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as “Hey Girl” (Lisa Lu). Asian men were portrayed as sexless accessories to a scene, while the women were subservient. This was how African-American men and women were generally portrayed until the advent of Sidney Poitier and blaxploitation films. Bruce was dedicated to changing the dismissive image of Asians through his acting, writing and promotion of Jeet Kune Do, his interpretation of martial arts.That’s why it disturbs me that Tarantino chose to portray Bruce in such a one-dimensional way. The John Wayne machismo attitude of Cliff (Brad Pitt), an aging stuntman who defeats the arrogant, uppity Chinese guy harks back to the very stereotypes Bruce was trying to dismantle. Of course the blond, white beefcake American can beat your fancy Asian chopsocky dude because that foreign crap doesn’t fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn’t the only significant scene with him, if we’d also seen a glimpse of his other traits, of his struggle to be taken seriously in Hollywood. Alas, he was just another Hey Boy prop to the scene. The scene is complicated by being presented as a flashback, but in a way that could suggest the stuntman’s memory is cartoonishly biased in his favor. Equally disturbing is the unresolved shadow that Cliff may have killed his wife with a spear gun because she nagged him. Classic Cliff. Is Cliff more heroic because he also doesn’t put up with outspoken women?I was in public with Bruce several times when some random jerk would loudly challenge Bruce to a fight. He always politely declined and moved on. First rule of Bruce’s fight club was don’t fight — unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn’t on the mat, it was on the screen in creating opportunities for Asians to be seen as more than grinning stereotypes. Unfortunately, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood prefers the good old ways.

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I miss the days when games came with manuals: The Elder Scrolls III The elder Scrolls MORROWINTD MORROWIND e9 Do not mm ORK Media company.The Elder Scrolls, Morrowind Bink Video, Copynight 1997-2001 by RAD Game of the Year Edition mvention of copy pro strictly prohibited.Confide SAFETY INFORMATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Main Menu Gameplay Controls The Game Screen Stats Menu Inventory Menu Magic Menu Map Menu Races Attributes Derived Attributes Combat Arts ABOUT PHOTOSENSITIVE SEIZURES A very small percentage of people may visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have a condition that can cause these photosensitve epileptic seizures while watching video experience a seizure when exposed to certain in video games. n undiagnosed These seizures may have a variety of symptoms including: lightheadedness vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation entation confusion, or momentary loss of awareness. 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They fortify themselves for road and wilderness with arms, armor, and magic, and through wide experience of the world, they become shrewd in commerce and persuasion their own Health. THE SHADOW Those born under the sign of The Shadow can make themselves invisible. THE STEED Those born under the sign of The Steed can move faster BARDS Bards are loremasters and storytellers. They crave adventure for the wisdom and insight to be gained, and must depend on sword shield, spell, and enchantment to preserve them from the perils of their educational experiences THE THIEF Those born under the sign of The Thief are harder to hit. THE TOWER detect things at a distance. Those born under the sign of The Warrior have an increased chance Those born under the sign of The Tower can unlock doors magically and THE WARRIOR 25 I miss the days when games came with manuals

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ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us. : ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
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ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us. : ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
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Floyd Mayweather Talks Preparing For Potential MMA Fight; Says He Can Wrestle But His Kicking Game Could Use A Little Work - blogged by @MsJennyb (Swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ FloydMayweather seems to be very serious about his crossover to mixed martial arts, as long as the price is right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After leaving Conor McGregor beat down and bloody in the boxing ring, Mayweather is ready to try his luck in the Octagon. In fact, according to TMZ, the champ confirmed he will be training with mixed martial artist, Tyron Woodley, in preparation for the switch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TMZ caught up with the undefeated boxer on Wednesday to discuss his mindset in taking on an MMA fight, as well as his ability to train and adjust to the full-contact combat sport. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I can wrestle,” Floyd said. “My wrestling game is not that bad. On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s probably a 7 and I think we could take it up to like a 9.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As for his hand game, obviously, the champ says it’s off the charts but says his kicking game could use a little work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the end though, it all comes down how it’s going to play out-business wise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s all about presenting the right numbers and of course, they gonna present the right numbers and we gonna make it happen.”: Floyd Mayweather Talks Preparing For Potential MIMA Fight; Says He Can Wrestle But His Kicking Game Could Use A Little Work @balleralert Floyd Mayweather Talks Preparing For Potential MMA Fight; Says He Can Wrestle But His Kicking Game Could Use A Little Work - blogged by @MsJennyb (Swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ FloydMayweather seems to be very serious about his crossover to mixed martial arts, as long as the price is right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After leaving Conor McGregor beat down and bloody in the boxing ring, Mayweather is ready to try his luck in the Octagon. In fact, according to TMZ, the champ confirmed he will be training with mixed martial artist, Tyron Woodley, in preparation for the switch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TMZ caught up with the undefeated boxer on Wednesday to discuss his mindset in taking on an MMA fight, as well as his ability to train and adjust to the full-contact combat sport. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I can wrestle,” Floyd said. “My wrestling game is not that bad. On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s probably a 7 and I think we could take it up to like a 9.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As for his hand game, obviously, the champ says it’s off the charts but says his kicking game could use a little work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the end though, it all comes down how it’s going to play out-business wise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s all about presenting the right numbers and of course, they gonna present the right numbers and we gonna make it happen.”

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Narutard goes sage mode: all 81%. 17:40 be in high SC /r9k/42628703 5 hours ago Anonymous 42628703 >be in high school, year 11 at the beginning of the year i end up befriending a fellow called Max the more i get to know him the more i find out he is a massive fighting anime nerd and absolutely loves martial arts and has even gone so far as to teach himself Tijutsu from Naruto, however no one else seems to know other than his close friends also in thia class is a bully called Sykesey who is nigh on impervious to trouble because the school gives him an easy time because his dad left trouble starts when Max knocks a test tube out of Sykseys hand by accident after class Skysey confronts Max and gives him a punch to the stomach and claps his ears and tells Max to "know your place prick" Max then utters a phrase, through his tears that i will never forget >"So begins the 5th great ninja 0 wat.Png little did i know that Max was going to conduct a all out war against Syksey after the weekend has passed, Max comes into school and tells his friends to find Syksey because "this ends today >Legit think hes going to shoot the school up or something he goes to the bathroom and returns in a black Gi and he has the makeup of fucking Hashirama Seniu whatthefuck. 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Png confronts Syksey in the dinner room courtyard Max clasps his hands together and yells "WOOD STYLE, WILLIW LIMBS JUTSU!" >Syksey doesnt seem to give a shit and throws a punch at Max feints the punch and gives him three consecutive cracks to the side with his forearms >Syksey is pissed and goes ape mode Max keeps fucking dodging Syksey and lightly slaps him each time Syksey misses >Syksey is in a blind rage after a while Syksey is slowing down Max makes more handsigns and then yells "WOOD STYLE, OAK LIMBS JUSTU" begins pummling Skysey with his fists and palms beats him so severely that Sykey begins bleeding continues to beat him until Skysey passes out Thus the first battle was concluded 7 REPLIES H+ 、11 81 % 17:40 >be in high sc rSk/42628703 AC : Anonymous 4 hours ago 42629676 >>42629543 Part Il- Tooth retrieval arc >so things were mostly quiet after the sound beating Max gave to Syksey, bar the odd n nasty look and push in the corridor (by Syksey), things were on the whole quiet this was until an unfortunate weekend where Syksey got blind drunk with his mates and someone brought up the fact that he got beat up by a "naruto kid" >Sykseys mates think this is hilarious and wind him up into a drunkern rage >Syksey sets off to find Max Actually finds the guy when hes walking home with me from a friends house Max never saw the thing coming until Syksey jumped on him and beat him with a tree branch knocked Max's two front teeth clean out Max being the tough cookie he is is laid prone on the floor with tears running down his face and blood everywhere >when Syksey is walking away Max screams the haunting words "IM NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE, DEATH REAPER SEAL JUTSU!" before passing out this time Max looses the war is far from lost though part 3 coming soon, really sorry lads, getting fucked with assignments Anonymous 3 hours ago 42630176 Part lll- reaper death seal >So after the incident in 42629676 Max has been real upset bumped his martial arts from 2/3 sessions a weeek to every the guys is going at it HARD hes been real quiet at school too, the only coherent conversation that we can get from himk is that he wants to "Be strong enough to destroy Sykseys soul" and "i cast the death seal, i cant go back now" this guy takes his Naruto shit very seriously unexpectedly Syksey decides to return to his old bullying ways and trips Max in the corridor this is it, like a coiled spring Max begins weaving hands signs and growling legit think this kid is going to have a seizure "REAPER DEATH SEAL ohfuckthisisit.png.jpeg.exe.w inrar Max begind with a two armed claw grab at Sykseys upper arms Real pimncer grip going on because Syksey lets out a yelp from this position max yells WOOD STYLE OAKEN SKIN JUTSU" proceeds to swing his noggn forward and crack Skysey right on the uupper lip and nose like a jackhammer, Max pummles Skysey with his own Teacher tried to timidly get involves "LEAVE ME WOMAN I HAVE CAST THE SEAL >Syksey is trying to flail with his legs and catches Max on the knee and wriggles free from his grip bloody and scasred Syksey tried to run >Max stands stock still and gets into a crouching position "gate of Joy, OPEN" sprints at full tilt at the fleeing Skysey >spear tackles the fella to the ground >Max then consecutivly pummels the back of the guys head with his arms and fists until iother students pull the guy off of the bullt Max has entered beast mode thus concludes the penultimate saga 5 REPLIES Anonymous 1 hour ago 42632214 The end of the 5th great ninja ar ptl as mentioned before, Syksey was given an easy time due to Over the course of year 11 and lowwer sixth form, his fa- ther returned and brought with him Sykseys older brother, Jez mow Jez is mean, real fucking nasty piece of work and knew how to get under peoples skin at this time, Max had lost a good friend to a bus accident it, despite efforts by his other reall on himself and broiled his Now when Jez learned of this he egged Syksey on to nark on Max about it after learning what Max had done too. >Syksey begins his war of attrition against max, saying nasty shit about this friend begins sending letters to Mcax's house sig dead friend just to get under Max ay at to be exact, syksey goes all out with his bastardness and tells max that his friend probably killed himself to get away from >this hits max hard, real hard finding him later i bathrooms, hes been crying a lot but he has his Senju makeup on and its running fuckinghellthisissad.png through his tyears, Max utters 'Anon, i need to end this before i loose my ninja way >shit is Ma on Naruto? he then weaves many hand igns and says, t gritted teeth "Sage art wood release, True several thousand hands 3 REPLIES Anonymous 41 minutes ago 42632680 The end of the great 5th ninja war pt II_Valley of the Friday passes when i witness the feel that was Max g through his Senju makeup cryn >he simply finds Syksey and challenges him outright max is visibly really torn up and Syksey agrees to a fight at a local recreation ground with a shit eating smug grin >Max leaves and begins to meditate in the max misses his final classes to meditate >find him after school with bloodshot eyes and redone makeup, this time he has continued his makeup down to his shoulders and collarbone >he has his black gGi on, but instead of being tied up, its hung across his shoulders with his sleeves dangling and his arms crossed on his chest thisshitisserious.config >Max seems to be in some sort of sage mode >Me and other friends decide to follow the guy >Makes his way to the rec ground where Skysey has brought two of his friends >Maxyoucantdothis>exe try to convince him out of it, theres three fuckers there, hes going to die si brought my mates with me ik think they want to fuck you up too, like your dead friend Max, dont worry youll see him soon >Max raises his hand and beckons them >Max's friend on his left lunges straight for Max >He dodges, and brings a knee up and an elbow across this kids throat Friend lets out a yelp and falls over In order to get their friend, both others rush Max,Max dodges every single fucking blow and responds by hammering them both with his orearms this goes on, the dodging and hammering until max Breaks one of Sykseys ribs Friend who fell over is back up by this time and tackles Max from behind except he doesnt, Max, in sage mode hadnt forgotten about the other friendd and swings his leg around and catches the guy square in the stomach the kid vomits and collpases >Syksey is in rage mode and lands a punch and a other friend twats Max across the ear and splits Maxs ear 4 REPLIES 26 minutes ago max with split ear provides a road of SAGE ART WOOD RELEASE, SEVERAL THOUSAND HANDS taking a small jump backwards, Max springs, full force into Skyseys other friend and floors the guy on top of him, Max relases a flurry of punches straight into the guys nose and face Max isnt stopping until, Skysey runs into Max this is it, the final fight >Skysey brings his body at full speed, trying to hit Max jumpes out of the way and brings his knee up into Sykseys >a sicken ing crunch ensues while prone on thwe floor Max mounts Syksey and begins hammerng his fists against Sykesys back an wailing and roaring through his tears, Max continues to pummel Syksey takes me and 4 of his friends to pull him off of sey while laid on the ground, Max utters '"I avenged you my friend, please rest in peace thus ended the 5th great shinobi war or 3 REPLIES Narutard goes sage mode
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<p><a href="http://onemerryjester.tumblr.com/post/169567646090/lilwhitbit-oddity-ofeven-onlyblackgirl" class="tumblr_blog">onemerryjester</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://lilwhitbit.tumblr.com/post/169565102038/oddity-ofeven-onlyblackgirl-tae-kun-you" class="tumblr_blog">lilwhitbit</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://oddity-ofeven.tumblr.com/post/169561835966/onlyblackgirl-tae-kun-you-know-youre-a-real" class="tumblr_blog">oddity-ofeven</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://onlyblackgirl.tumblr.com/post/169546716641/tae-kun-you-know-youre-a-real-friend-when" class="tumblr_blog">onlyblackgirl</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://tae-kun.tumblr.com/post/169073698054/you-know-youre-a-real-friend-when-youre-willing" class="tumblr_blog">tae-kun</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>you know you’re a real friend when you’re willing to risk getting kicked in the head, just to make someone else look good</p></blockquote> <p>Sis who did two at once fucked me up. </p> </blockquote> <p>The hug 💕</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m loving the energy coming from this video </p> </blockquote> <p>The true bonding and love of this group is making me smile, man I miss martial arts</p> </blockquote>: <p><a href="http://onemerryjester.tumblr.com/post/169567646090/lilwhitbit-oddity-ofeven-onlyblackgirl" class="tumblr_blog">onemerryjester</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://lilwhitbit.tumblr.com/post/169565102038/oddity-ofeven-onlyblackgirl-tae-kun-you" class="tumblr_blog">lilwhitbit</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://oddity-ofeven.tumblr.com/post/169561835966/onlyblackgirl-tae-kun-you-know-youre-a-real" class="tumblr_blog">oddity-ofeven</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://onlyblackgirl.tumblr.com/post/169546716641/tae-kun-you-know-youre-a-real-friend-when" class="tumblr_blog">onlyblackgirl</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://tae-kun.tumblr.com/post/169073698054/you-know-youre-a-real-friend-when-youre-willing" class="tumblr_blog">tae-kun</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>you know you’re a real friend when you’re willing to risk getting kicked in the head, just to make someone else look good</p></blockquote> <p>Sis who did two at once fucked me up. </p> </blockquote> <p>The hug 💕</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m loving the energy coming from this video </p> </blockquote> <p>The true bonding and love of this group is making me smile, man I miss martial arts</p> </blockquote>
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