Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Acey, Feb 25, 2015.
"Encyclopedia Dramatica (ED), a website one journalist describes as 'the Wikipedia of obscure Internet memes', features an extensive entry on 'IDK, my BFF Jill?''
hearing academics talk about websites and try to sanitize them for like the consumption of other academics is. fucking me up.
I'm appearing on TWO Patreon exclusive episodes of This Might Be A Podcast--one about gay and bi TMBG fans (to accompany the series on trans TMBG fans), and one about TMBG tattoos--in addition to being tapped for two regular episodes!! And to make it even cooler, I'm gonna be the guest moderator for the former!
I am SO EXCITED, y'all. I had so much fun with the All Time What ep, and I can't wait to have even more fun! I like fun. c:
Oh dang thats cool! And now i have to figure out how patreon works to catch those 2 eps, hell yeah
the lowkey ongoing competition on this site to find the silliest way of saying “happy birthday”
How to make a chainsaw which would actually work as a weapon. I'm totally gonna use this for something.
If you use smaller parts rather than tool parts, you could get the weight of the drive down pretty small. There's brushless motors in the radio control world that can crank out enough speed and torque to pull an adult in a wagon faster than walking.
Hook that up to a grip trigger that contains the motor in front of the hand and have the battery where the basket would be on a sword that has one. Put the gears and the drive for the chain in front of the hand.
You would have to custom build the chain and blade of course. Go with aluminum probably for weight savings and you could probably have a two foot long reach and stay around the same weight as a sword despite it being thicker.
Since the chain itself can only be so thin before it becomes too fragile, stay with good steel for that. But you'd definitely need to limit the width to about half that of a regular chainsaw. Otherwise you end up needing longer contact to get deep wounds.
Decent reach, and if you have the teeth less curved, more like scalloped serrations, it would do really nasty work to muscle and skin with even light contact. So you could work with more of a fencing style rather than the forms of a longsword. I've seen sabre fencing and I think that style would work effectively.
It would still take a lot of upper body strength to control, but it should be able to be used one handed.
I'm just not sure how well it would do against fibers. If it catches and pulls, you're screwed. So the teeth have to be way sharper than a regular saw. I've seen chainsaws catch in burlap and get bogged down because it sort of shreds and tangles up the chain. Clothing would be similar. The tooth design is the real key to making it something more than an expensive novelty.
(ETA: Also, presumably, don't mount it on your groin.)
Aluminum is far too soft for the application, it would just bend. BTW, this is a solved problem:
rewatching Dragula season 2 with a pal via google hangouts. i want to study the wasteland weekend outfits, they're so good and so much everything i want to wear
Spoiler: spoiler bc image Big(tm)
Pit bulls exist!!
@Deresto I think it was you who expressed amusement when I mentioned this...? Anyway, we got to posting up some comic-relief intermission parts of our fic and we got to one of my faves (written by my cowriters so I'm not self-plugging exactly, haha).
I look forward to this so much with every birthday someone has
He just wanted to moo is gonna be stuck in my head for ages now, and I love it
COVID-safe stripper food delivery! This is fucking amazing!
Pretty shiny knives! The blades look like woodgrain!
i'm gonna punch a coelacanth in the face
One of my favorite memories ever is when I was in college, a group of boys set up a card table and chairs in one of the elevators and asked anyone going up if they wanted to join their go fish game
If you like that, check this out:
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