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Parkour And Freerunning / Re: What d'you say when people ask...
« on: September 16, 2011, 11:47:22 AM »
"The art of moving from point a to point b in a matter that is also efficient and (and sometimes) creative/enjoyable" Is what i say, then they say, "wtf does that mean?" and i tell them to youtube it :p

Socialize / Re: Ponderings
« on: June 01, 2011, 12:49:59 PM »
well, Einstien said its a perseption because passage of time changes relative to the speed at which you are traveling. Personally, I don't consider time to be "real"

But, he was the one who said that time passes passes faster (for example) if you are with a pretty girl, but time passes slower when you're standing on coals, right?

Socialize / Re: Ponderings
« on: May 31, 2011, 08:54:59 AM »
Einstein once said that time was a perception, that we can control the speed at which time passes, corrrect?
Could we train ourselves to actively control the passge of time? speed it up and slow it down at will?

Socialize / Re: Brink: Thoughts anyone?
« on: May 18, 2011, 12:43:01 PM »
welll, if anyone wansts to start a PC clan, my steam name is WinterGryphon... let's some play some brink together my fellow traceurs :D

Socialize / Re: Brink: Thoughts anyone?
« on: May 12, 2011, 09:32:16 AM »
does anyone know for sure if there's even a clan system in this game?
I know we mentioned a freerunning clan, but I'm wondering if we even CAN do this...
and oh yeah, picking up my copy this Friday :)

Socialize / Re: Brink: Thoughts anyone?
« on: May 05, 2011, 09:09:37 AM »
anyone thinking freerunning clan?

I'll join this. Won't the diff consoles have diff servers tho?

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: How to conquer your fears?¿
« on: May 04, 2011, 01:44:18 PM »
I grew a pair.

You can sugar coat that wording any way you want. But that's it. There is nothing else. Trust yourself, trust your abilities and don't fear failure.

now, that sounds deeptively simple. Just don't avoid it, just keeping trying it, psyche yourself into it, whatever. But, yeah, basically just go balls out and do it.

Socialize / Re: Brink: Thoughts anyone?
« on: May 04, 2011, 01:42:49 PM »
I'm deff getting this game, it's probably at least going to be decent, since, you know, bethesda is making it (the guys whio brought you the elder scrolls and fallout series). Also, The equal levelling in single and multiplayer, freaking parkour (no matter how little there is, at least it's available), class bassed combat (it reminded me of Star Wars bafflefront, the whole change classes at stations you capture thing).

So yeah, I'm uber stoked for this game

oh, and PlayStation is the best

motherf*cking YES

In the Media / Re: 1000 Ways to Die
« on: April 14, 2011, 09:53:55 AM »
the pool drain thing used to happen all the time. They needed new laws a couple years back to fix it. I know, I took lifeguarding. It's why they have two drains at pools now, the pressure used to drag kids in and they'd slowly be crushed by the pressure once they got stuck in the drain.

In the Media / Re: 1000 Ways to Die
« on: April 04, 2011, 12:13:30 PM »
at least he died doing what he loved xD

Suggestions - What can we do better???!!! / Re: iPod app
« on: March 30, 2011, 12:59:56 PM »
there is one in the making I believe, search the forums

Socialize / Re: Inspirational Quotes
« on: March 28, 2011, 12:30:47 PM »
"Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash."-George S. Patton

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour's Future
« on: December 14, 2010, 01:29:53 PM »
This is one of the reasons why we gotta make a good name for Parkour, we need to make people inderstand that is a "sport" and that were not little hoodlums fooling around trying to kill ourselves.

I don't think it's the name we need to update...
more likely our image
how the public views us is what we need to update.

Socialize / Re: A short story
« on: December 14, 2010, 01:14:39 PM »
so can no one think of a title?

Socialize / Re: A short story
« on: December 10, 2010, 07:52:44 PM »
I liked the action, it really got me into it. However...why is this guy writing a short story...for a gang boss?

Well, I wanted to incorporate the "intro-story-that's-being-written-by-the-protagonist" intro. It just turned out that way. Maybe the crime boos really likes short stories. Jabba the hutt really liked his weird looking alien singers.

Socialize / A short story
« on: December 09, 2010, 03:49:17 PM »
I wrote a short, under-1000-words story for my english class and showed it to  my friend, who's also a practionner. He said that I should post it on apk to sort of spread and see what people think and get some feed back, so here goes. Honest feedback would be appreciated.
P.S.: please note this was written in about an hour and a half, so there are some shortcomings, obviously. :P Oh, and could anyone suggest a title?

   “It was a cold, stormy night as he looked into her sparkling blue eyes. She looked down at him with tears beginning to appear within her eyes. ‘Yes’, she whispered, her voice cracking, ‘I will Robert.’ Robert rose from his crouched stance and he embraced her, with tears in his eyes, laughing. He leaned in ever so slowly to-”
   “NO GOD DAMN IT!” screamed Pierre as he picked up his short story and began to rip apart. “It-” he tore it in half, “Needs-” into quarters, “To-” eighths, “Be-” sixteenths, “ORIGINAL!” the shreds flew out of his hands at the last tear, and floated down to the already messy tiled floor.
   Pierre Burns stared at the pieces of paper on the floor, panting. He swore under his breath, regretting the action. That story had been the best he had come up with in the last six hours, and he needed a new one on his ridiculously demanding boss’ desk in three hours. Pierre imagined ripping the idiot’s head off and wondered if he could hand that in as a story. The thought made him chuckle, but his joy was quickly replaced by his frustration. How was he to come up with another idea?
   Pierre looked out the window of his apartment, and down onto the street, desperate for inspiration. An elderly woman was being robbed by two young boys; the owner of the small pawn shop across the street was paying off some gangsters for protection money; a policeman was casually walking along, counting the money he had received from the gangsters. These were the slums of the city. Where the police held no power and gangsters ruled the streets.
   Pierre sighed. Five years ago, this would have been gold for writers. Now? Now, there were too many books of crime and gangsters. Besides, the gangsters themselves did not seem to enjoy books about them, and many writers had been found dead in gruesome ways. He looked around his little apartment, frantically searching for anything, ANYTHING to inspire him. His eyes caught on the TV.
   The TV was broadcasting security camera footage for the building, and Pierre saw three people down in the lobby. Three people he could not afford to see just yet. He swore, packed up his writing equipment into a small tin, and shoved it down his pockets. He checked the TV again. They were on his floor. Pierre swore once again, and leaped out his window.
   Pierre landed on the roof of the building adjacent to his, rolled to absorb the impact from the two-story fall, and started sprinting away. He could hear the yells of the gangsters behind him, and instinctively vaulted over an air conditioning unit and crouched behind it just in time as they started to fire. Once the gunfire stopped, Pierre yelled, “Come on you guys! I still have three hours to come up with a story for the boss! Why the Hell are you already here?!”
   A vaguely familiar voice called out, “Because he’s tired of giving you extensions!” Vance, the voice belonged to Vance, “He told us to just go ahead and ice you!” The three thugs laughed and began to fire again.
   Pierre swore another time. He had known he was falling out of favour with the boss, but he had never guessed that the boss no longer wanted him around. He panicked slightly, trying to think of where he could go now. A bullet that shot right by his ear interrupted his thoughts. He would have to get out of here first.
   Pierre’s eyes darted around the small roof, looking for an escape. He saw a small skylight, a skylight that could save his life. The gunfire stopped, and Pierre heard a small grunt as a gangster landed onto the roof. Pierre dove for the skylight, grabbed the handle and leaped down, shutting it behind him. Pierre landed on a restaurant table. He ignored the screams of the customers and saw out of the corner of his eyes that some of them were getting out of their seats, reaching into their coats. Without hesitation, he sprinted out the back door of the restaurant and started running down the alley with the gangsters close on his heels.
   Pierre ran to a dumpster, jumped up, kicking off of it. Mid-flight he grabbed a windowsill and hoisted himself up and through. He heard a gangster slam into the wall, missing the windowsill. He thought frantically wondering what he could do, as he raced down the hallway he had entered. He threw himself out of the window at the end of the hallway, his thoughts flying; he grabbed a laundry line and used it to swing through another window into an empty apartment. He quickly pulled the line in after him and crouched under the open window, listening.
   “God damn it, where did he go?” It was the voice of Vance, coming from the hallway he had just escaped. “Damn it all, he must be in one of these apartments, break down all the doors!”
   Pierre sagged on the wall, sighing with relief. He felt pity for the people the gangsters were about to disturb, but as long as they cooperated, most of them should live. He let himself rest for awhile, letting his breathing become regular again, as he thought about where he should go. Where could he go? He knew, at the very least, he’d need to get out of the city.
   Pierre decided to wait until it became night before he got out of this empty apartment. The gangsters would realise soon enough that he wasn’t in the building he had just left, but they wouldn’t search here for at least an hour or so. That’d be enough for it to become dark. Then he would make his move.
   So as day turned into night, Pierre contemplated, but still couldn’t come with an answer to the question that could save his life. Where could he go?

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Parkour's Future
« on: December 07, 2010, 10:38:41 AM »
In the end
In about 10 years
this will just be another fad, no?
there will still be traceurs, but at that stage it won't be that big of a deal to be a practionner.
I think we are just the pioneer generation for Parkour. Actually, no, we are simply unlucky enough to be born in the transition generation, not the pioneer generation.
It won't end up being TOO bad, I don't see how they can outlaw this sport. just limit where it can be practised.

FAQ / Re: Parkour at my high school.
« on: November 30, 2010, 10:23:45 AM »
at my old school, I'd stay there with my buddy, wait for the school to more or less clear out, then use the rails inside the school, sometimes setting up a table.
there were some teachers oppsoed to it, but we never got into any serious trouble.
We actually even found a teacher that used to do parkour!
so, all in all, it compeltely depends on your teachers.

Socialize / Re: who would you train with?
« on: November 22, 2010, 08:59:57 AM »
Dr Michio Kaku. He's that awesome asian physics guy we always see on the Discovery channel. I feel like he'd be able to tell me about all that awesome science stuff that's going on while I'm training.
This reminded me of someone I could train with... Bill Nye the Science Guy.
I'd like to see him make an episode about parkour.

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