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Things that made me feel better yesterday - Tactical Ninja

Aug. 23rd, 2013

10:17 am - Things that made me feel better yesterday

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alphamatrix dropping round and hanging out with us. We'll miss having her as a neighbour.

The guy from the tenancy management service telling us our rent expectations are realistic. Also offering to let us pick from their list of clients for someone to call as a referee. And coming across as the sort of organisation that does right by the tenants as well as the owners. All this made me feel better about the prospect of renting.





From this article: Jon Snow is a half naked sex volcano in the first Pompeii pic.

I should probably hand in my perv badge because my first thought was "How is that armour made?" And then I noticed the abs. Oh dear.

Anyway, the comments are amusing, with much speculation on the hotness of this armour choice and its seeming role reversal from the topic we were discussing in my comments yesterday, about how armour on women is often depicted based on showing sexy bits instead of practicality.

But, this dude is supposed to be a gladiator right? So he'd be fighting with a shield. And his shield arm isn't covered because a) it's protected by the shield and b) he needs maximum movement on it. So that part makes sense. I'm less convinced about the exposed torso, much as I appreciate its aesthetic. There's tender bits in there and I would expect that to be covered - but again, if you're fighting gladiator-style, maybe movement is more important than protection?

And someone in the comments points out that gladiators were entertainers, so it's possible that costumes cut to show off the body were part of it. I don't know. But I know someone who probably does. fuvenusrs? I'd love to hear your take on this. I mean, yes, PHWOAR, but how realistic is this really?

Because authenticity is important to me. Yup.


Suffice to say I'm feeling better today. I've decided to skip DNZ this year and save my money. The RoW isn't going anywhere and if my predictions about DA:I are correct, it'll still be relevant next year.

And speaking of hot bodies doing hard stuff (yes we were), tonight we are going to this: The Dust Palace presents Love and Money. Circus-oriented theatre about the everyday lives of people who get naked for money. I like the irony of paying to objectify people who are performing a piece about being paid to be objectified.

Cos I'm like that.

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From:tatjna
Date:August 22nd, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
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I would be to busy inspecting his armour once it was removed to teach him anything.

Ok I'm lying..
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From:Will Marshall
Date:August 25th, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Also, the different styles of gladiatorial equipment were quite a distinctive "thing": and were as much costumes as armour. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_gladiator_types

Particularly Murmillo and Retiarius.
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From:bekitty
Date:August 23rd, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
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In Game of Thrones-related photography, I saw this on my Tumblr and HAD to share. Peter Dinklage spinning a psyhoop in a gay bar. The photo quality is crap, but apparently it was taken with a cellphone in bad light.

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From:pythia
Date:August 23rd, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
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This wins the internet.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 23rd, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
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Awesome! Game of Thrones has made my day two days in a row..
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From:Will Marshall
Date:August 25th, 2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Wikipedia currently says:

Peter Hayden Dinklage is a teeny-tiny American actor.
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From:richaarde
Date:August 23rd, 2013 01:02 am (UTC)
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Dude looks like that and you want to put more armor on him?
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From:tatjna
Date:August 23rd, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm a bit anally retentive like that. Sad really, isn't it? ;-)
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From:malchienne
Date:August 23rd, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
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I read an article a while back that said compared to animals we're pretty crummy athletes, but the place we compare best is distance running because we can shed heat by sweating. the bare skin is so he can sweat and shed heat - and so I can go into heat as well, I guess.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 23rd, 2013 02:18 am (UTC)
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Thank you for the mental picture of half dressed Jon Snow all sweaty.

And and and.. I can't help it, I have to say it, argh ..

YOU WEAR (ALMOST) NOTHING, JON SNOW.
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From:phd_fan
Date:August 23rd, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
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Haha, unrealistic armour designed to expose the body has well and truly come to the male species! :)
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From:tatjna
Date:August 23rd, 2013 02:33 am (UTC)
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Well, according to my mate who studies such things, that armour is actually pretty realistic for the gladiators. O.o

But I also suspect +1 fanservice.

No complaints here...
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From:meathiel
Date:August 23rd, 2013 07:02 am (UTC)
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Who cares about authenticity??? ;-)
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From:fairwells
Date:August 23rd, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad some things made you feel better yesterday =) Yah, that armour seems more for hawtness factor than function. Hope you enjoyed The Dust Palace presents Love and Money. Sounds intriguing =)
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