Leertretung

Apr 24

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gutsanduppercuts:

mundanisttailspin said:

people seem to forget that you straight up don’t like bruce lee

Probably because that isn’t true. Bruce Lee is an icon. I think he was an amazing mind and one hell of a charismatic performer.
It’s not Bruce Lee I dislike, it’s when people make every aspect of kung fu cinema about him. There are people that purposely dismiss Shaw Brothers, Sammo Hung etc. in favour of focusing purely on Bruce Lee.

The man was a legend. A true legend. We may never have seen a finer martial artist. But he’s put on too high of a pedestal. He wasn’t superhuman. He didn’t kill a gang of ninjas. Hell, his films aren’t the best films ever made.
I don’t know where you got that I dislike him from. I’ve always argued that I respect many aspects of is life. It’s his super fans I typically don’t like. It’s those that cash-in on his legacy just to make a bit of money.
Look at all the people that believe the “nunchaku/ping pong” video is real. They honestly believe Bruce Lee could do that. That is when fandom overtakes common sense. Playing ping pong with nunchaku is pretty much impossible and yet people believe Bruce Lee was magic. He wasn’t.
He was a dedicated, strong willed, smart and powerful performer. He was a man that gave his all to his craft. But he’s not a God. He took shits like the rest of us. It’s those that exaggerate Bruce Lee I dislike.

I feel the same as the above. Additionally, the mystification of Bruce Lee’s achievements (as with the mystification of any master’s achievements) also cheapens how those achievements are actually earned. It makes prospective students in the martial arts (perhaps especially kung fu) think that it requires some sort of otherwordly power or incredible talent in order to make something of yourself with kung fu or to make practicing worthwhile when nothing could be further from the truth. More often than not talent seems to be nothing more than a curse (the talented get lazy and stop practicing) and what you get out of kung fu is exactly what you put into it (part of why I love it). Bruce Lee just happened to put quite a lot into his kung fu. That’s all.

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The Alchemist is the party’s voice of reason. Relatively speaking seeing as she/he’s the one manufacturing and tossing bombs….

ghostrightsactivist:

this is it. this is who i wanna be. this is who i am inside. yes. yes.

Style Goals 2014

ghostrightsactivist:

this is it. this is who i wanna be. this is who i am inside. yes. yes.

Style Goals 2014

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2dcloud:

A new short comic on the site by Will Dinski »

whoa, lots of friends getting stuff out into the wild lately!

2dcloud:

A new short comic on the site by Will Dinski »

whoa, lots of friends getting stuff out into the wild lately!

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etherandteeth replied to your photoset:so following off of sihingkuttel’s post I asked my…
Those are big compliments. Asuma is undoubtedly one of the most beloved instructors in the series and Might Guy is incredibly supportive and encouraging of his friends and students.

Good to know! that is the atmosphere I try to create because it’s the one my Si-fu has always (and continues to) provide as well. Students are often taken as the mark of their instructor. This can be unfair on a skill level, some talented practitioners just aren’t cut out for instruction, but is of course absolute when it comes to an instructor’s teaching ability. Besides, I need them to be the best they can be so I have more skilled sparring partners ;)

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bogleech:

deathandmysticism:

Russian poster depicting the typhus louse by O. Grin, Wellcome Images, 1919

I want this poster more than I’ve ever wanted a poster.

Someone should make a cartoon with this louse and his skeleton friend as protagonists.

Bros Before De-Lousing Hose

schrecksenmeistercaligari:

bogleech:

deathandmysticism:

Russian poster depicting the typhus louse by O. Grin, Wellcome Images, 1919

I want this poster more than I’ve ever wanted a poster.

Someone should make a cartoon with this louse and his skeleton friend as protagonists.

Bros Before De-Lousing Hose

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