Saturday, October 08, 2011

A great invention for fighting

I have an invention which would have ensured many, many more fight victories for the Jedi Knights and for the wizards in Harry Potter's world:
A wrist-strap for their light sabres and their wands.

I can believe that a guy can fly on a broom, teleport, and lift objects with his mind. But it really pushes my suspense of disbelief to the breaking point that nobody ever thought to put wrist-straps on those things. They drop them in every dang battle they are in!

11 comments:

Jan said...

Well, yes. But maybe they're like chainsaws: when you no longer have a firm grip on them, you don't want them to be close to your body.

Jes said...

Jan does have a point. If you dropped a light saber and it was attached to you, you might cut a limb off.

Dave Nielsen said...

A wrist-strap for their light sabres and their wands.

I thought of that when I first played a Wii. Of course for a lightsaber that would mean having it in your hand all the time.

If you dropped a light saber and it was attached to you, you might cut a limb off.

Only if you kept it switched on all the time, or if the button to switch it on was really sensitive.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

They seem to have a "dead man switch", they shut off when they are not gripped, judging from the handle only rolling over the floor.

By the way, it should have some edges so it doesn't roll so far. :-)

Dave Nielsen said...

As far as that goes, why not also carry two? ;-)

Jes said...

I dunno, man, I could swear I've seen at least one scene where it stayed on like a second after they dropped it. I feel like there was a scene where someone even threw one at somebody, but maybe I just imagined that one.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

By the way, that double-pointed one the Sif guy has, has to be more dangerous to the user than the enemy!

Dave Nielsen said...

I feel like there was a scene where someone even threw one at somebody, but maybe I just imagined that one.

It was prepared that way specially for that one fight because he thought it would be really cool. If nothing else, Vader was a showman.

w.v.: squif

By the way, that double-pointed one...has to be more dangerous to the user than the enemy!

Agreed. But then it just looked so boss.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Can't argue with that. We have to face that the Bad Guys were much better showmen than the boring Jedi in their muted robes.

Anonymous said...

The Dark Side had way better parties too.

Dave Nielsen said...

I'm not sure the Emperor or Vader would be that great at a party, but maybe when they're not on the job they're a lot more fun.