Question.How many Legionaries would it take to fell a Dragon?>Dragon is more or less Smaug - Smart and powerful but not a spellcaster>Legion is attacking a dragon that has been raiding the local province>Dragon will probably be in its lair - probably a cave or burned out town
If the Dragon is as strong and smart as Smaug, then the problem isn't numbers, because it doesn't matter how many guys you've got. It's all about having the right weapons.
>>29181491It all depends if they can hit him with their ballerinas. Romans have several types of different sizes for sieges and fortifications.
I'd say about 30. Smaug has one Weakpoint(tm) so I'd say one in 30 dudes is good odds to roll a 20. If your legions are at least 1st level fighters the might even have taken something to let them fling both those javelins so really good odds with 30.
>>29181577>It all depends if they can hit him with their ballerinas.>hit him with their ballerinas.>ballerinas.We need a drawfag, stat.
>>29181577>hit him with their ballerinasRomans were hardcore.
>>29181577Exactly. But even then, comparing to Smaug, he required specially crafted bolts to even penetrate his hide.
>>29181491I don't know about that. there's no way Smaug is taking on a literal billion supplied legionaries.
>>29181633Thats the movie, book wise his belly was vulnerable until he coated it mostly with diamonds
>>29181633There's numerous contemporary accounts of romans hitting someone so hard with a onager during a siege that their head isn't found for ten blocks. I think Roman Engineering might just be a match for dragon scale.
>>29181577WE SWAN LAKE UP IN THIS BITCHSENATUS BALLERINASQUE ROMANUS
>>29181440>Dragon will probably be in its lair - probably a cave or burned out town.At this point the Legion just builds a stone wall in front of the only exit to the cave then pumps in smoke till the dragon dies of it.
>>29181649He just flies up, burns them to ash, then flies away again. Does it at night so they can't see him coming, burns a bunch of them, then flies away before they can organize enough to shoot him down. Goes and finds a place to sleep/eat far enough the Legion can't catch up to him, then repeats.So long as he varies his attacks enough that they don't know exactly when he'll come, he can basically whittle them down, bit by bit. And then the numbers won't matter, morale is going to break after so many people get roasted to death without ever getting a chance at even attacking the dragon.>>29181669True enough.>>29181672One can assume, movie verse wise, that Dwarven shit was just as powerful.
>>29181669Hold up, that means the sigurd method could work. In which case we just need a few hundred legionary's to dig quietly and create the worlds largest punji trap
>>29181633I think you mean specially crafted dancing shoes.
>>29181577It depends how many battle ballerinas are in the legion then, obviously.
>>29181741It wasn't Dwarven Tech. It was some random ballista from some random trading town out in the middle of nowhere.
>>29181669Look at your dragon. Now back to me. Now back to your dragon. Its belly is now diamonds!
>felling the dragon>not trapping it and dragging it back to Rome in chains for the plebs' entertainment
>>29181783It's well known that every legionary carried two ballerinas each. A small, light one to throw, and a heavy one for close quarters if they needed it
>>29181837Also This. Though I'm unsure exactly how you'd go about strangling a dragon. Maybe steel chains of some sort?
>>29181840The ballerinas were so flexible that when they impacted in the enemy, they bent meaning they couldn't be thrown back at the Roman legionnaires.
>>29181837>Put it in the Colosseum, make the Gladiators you don't want alive anymore fight it
>>29181897>Put it in the Colosseum, make the ballerinas you don't want alive anymore fight it
>>29181840>>29181878>Charge the Roman Legions>Sky is blotted out by Ballerinas with spiked shoes>they dance on the corpses of your allies and wilt like flowers when you try to pick one up
>>29181440To kill Smaug you need both a magic arrow and advice from a bird on exactly where on its belly to shoot it. I'm guessing Romans are short on both magic weapons and talking bird familiars. And even if they're not, Smaug could just stay on the ground until they're all dead.
Deliver a fatal and precise hit to a vital spot. Best case scenario, just kill it while it sleeps. Probably the most logical approach - its too big and its potential for destruction is massive; humans are meant to be the creepy things that follow something until its exhausted anyway
>>29181947This is my fetish.
>>29181944That would kill the dragon you fool!
>>29181994>letting the ballerina population grow too high
>>29181976If we're involving magic and talking birds then the Romans summon up Mars or Jupiter who either fight or rape Smaug into submission for the glory of Rome.
>>29182036How do ballerinas reproduce? They're too delicate for the rigours of childbirth.
>>29181577>>29181947>Caecilius, look at these barbarian scum! They do not form up in the stage of war, their soldiers have poor form and alignment and I'm not sure they've even capable of the simplest tap dance routine. Uncivilized, the lot.
>>29182093>Cry havoc, and let slip the ballet of war
>>29182057>Implying not fit
>>29181741we're talking about a literal billion. he has to sleep some time, and they WILL find him eventually and he will be cornered. It's only a matter of time.
>>29182057No one knowsBut every spring, on a night with a full moon, Ballerinas gather in wide open spaces and dance. Sometimes there are only a few who can make it, sometimes scores gather in one place. They dance and spin in the moonlight, weaving in and out of the group with ease the seems at odd with the number of people. It's never been confirmed, but some peasants report that in a gathering of 10 Ballerinas, 15 will leave. The skeptical believe this to be late arrivals, others wonder if Ballerinas are not born of dance
>>29182160Romans ballerinas could achieve greater stability and accuracy because they would begin pirouetting as they were thrown.
>>29182057They asexually split into two ballerinas.The devil is involved.
>>29182254>They asexually split into two ballerinas.They spin and use centrifugal force to do it
>>29181737>Batman is sitting in the BatcaveAt this point, I just hold a wet napkin over his nose and mouth, and exhale carbon dioxide through it until Batman dies of it.
>>29182254>Rome>The Devil>Laughing NeroYOU FOOL! It is the gifts of the Gods that allow Ballerinas to spawn.
>>29182057Jesus was born of a ballerina, so most of them can make it.
>>29182160Grace and beauty incarnate, but the way her head snaps around just makes me squirm a little.
Rolled 6>>29182306Rome:>build a wall, use chloroform!Murica:>plastic bag floats by, suffocating the dragon
>>29181577>Caesar looked at the swirling vortex running its way through the Rubicon, like a legionnaire pirouetting gracefully to victory. He knew, and with heavy heart, beyond those waters Roman would have to dance against Roman. Extending his foreleg in adagio, he leapt two feet across the river, landing gracefully with his arms outstretched.>LEGION!>AVANT!>And Caesar's legion, in unison gave a great dance climaxing in a grand jeté that carried them as one, as VICTORS, to face Pompey.
>>29182042>Jupiter>Raping the dragon into submission>For the glory of ROME!I like the way you think.The down side is that knowing Jupiter's potent seed it would most likely lead to yet another freaky unique monster/human hybrid.
>>29182057>ballerinas>delicatedude, you have no fucking idea. Ballerinas actively develop and encourage calluses on their feet. Ballerinas who dance pointe have "box toes" where their bones have actually been warped by being pressed against the block in the shoe for so long. The average age of retirement for a ballet dance is 27 because the strain on their body accelerates arthritis, joint inflammation, etc and renders them unable to keep up that ability.I've see ballerinas keep dancing until they were forced to go to the hospital for losing several pints of bloodI saw a ballerina come offstage mid routine once. Costumer went to see what was wrong-turned out the one of the hook and eyes came undone mid dance and the hook found a new home UNDER A RIB, tearing through muscle. They got the hook out and wiped the bit of blood, ballerina puked and went out onstage to finish the dance.
Rolled 5Gate: Thus the JSDF fought there is a pretty good conglomeration of ties to both Rome-->Fantasy as well as Rome-->Modern day
>>29181672>my face when someone else on /tg/ has read Josephus
>>29182542also, contrary to what people think, ballerinas are NOT good eating. They are tough and stringy.
>>29181577>Lel I'm a dragon>Gonna eat some cattle>Om nom nom>Romans see me>Oh shit>Throwing ballerinas at me>Oh god oh god they're spinning>They're spinning on my skin>Help>They're everywhere>WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING
>>29181440>SmaugSmaug was a living, breathing WMD.Send all the Legionaries. It will never be enough, unless you intend to bury him under thousands of corpses. Even then, you're only really delaying him.
>>29182589well that goes without saying. It's like trying to eat rope.
>>29182542Ballerinas are incredibly fit but, for reasons including those you just described, aren't typically bringing kids to term.
>>29182589Why do you think they're great anti-dragon weaponry?Dragon picks one up, thinking its a princess from the outfit, pops it in its mouth and... it just starts spinningHe fights, but a hole's being drilled/burned into his tongue
>>29182610>Hey Smaug, want to become a client of the Roman People?>You get all the Gauls you can eat and your treasure-horde is protected when you're off a-killin' by Roman law>Plus, all the garum you can eat.
>>29182610Roman ballerinas deliver touch attacks which ignore AC
>>29182185>a literal billionLet's pretend that this billion legionnaires exist, are all trained and armed, with a system of communication that can support any kind of cohesion, with generals who have experience operating this way.How long until these dudes die of starvation and thirst? Desertion? How long does it take an army like that to break camp? To travel a mile? Just think about what your saying, man. Meanwhile, Smaug has incredible mobility, vision, and his food comes to him in convenient little tins!
>>29182660Wait, wouldnt they be flammable?
FIRE THE ARTILLERY
>>29182691>setting a ballerina on fireGood god, you'll just make it angry!
>>29181577This is the greatest thing I've ever seen.
>>29182691>Dat ballerina is on FIRE>YOU'RE ONLY GIVING IT MORE POWER
>>29182691>Ballerina puts out fire by spinning the flames out
>>29181577The typo that launched a thousand replies
>>29181577Capped for the Empire
>>29181440Could we get some more military formation porn?
>>29182892>PRO IMPERIO CLARISSIMO CAPTVM
>>29181577Firing heavy ballerina
>>29181577>It all depends if they can hit him with their ballerinas. Romans have several types of different sizes for sieges and fortifications.>different sizes"Cassius, tell the men to load the fat one""Not the fat one""Oh yes, we need to make a lesson of this dragon"
>>29183006That is an ugly screencap and you should be ashamed.
>>29181577>Romans use ballerinas with different dancing styles as tactical ammo>LAUNCHING CECCHETTI BALLERINAS
>>29183033It ain't over till the fat lasy sings
Can we get this archived yet? This thread is beautiful.
>>29183156Give it a rest, yeah? it's great. Stop forcing it.
>>29183149It ain't over till the fat lady spins.
>>29182859They say Helen's beauty was so potent, it launched the largest fleet to have ever been.Today, Helen's beauty lives on in this typo.
Never have I being so happy of making a typo, thank you /tg/, now I can end the year with a high note.
>>29183173You have got to be the guy that typoed up there
>>29183261This is too good
ok guys, how about we make a new setting.basically its not!Rome but instead of legionnaires, they use heavily armored combat dancers.good y/n?
>>29183371with that kind of military strength rome would have never fallen
>>29183261>>29182682Are you the same drawfag that did the work for that Paladin/DK/Succubus sitcom thread?
>Roman legions bring out a ballista>Fat Ballerina gets on>The one who fires the ballista prays for forgiveness, and the ballerina's off>She starts spinning, slowly at firsts, but gaining momentum after each rotation>The fat ballerina is heading for your cities wallsWhat do you do, /tg/?
>>29183450cower in terror. We have already lost
>>29183450That is clearly the pirouette of PoseidonThere is nothing you can do
>>29183450Jump off the wall and into that ornamental pond in the yard of the guy who lives right next to the wall.Best chance of survival.
how would you stat a ballerina ballista?
>>29183450It's too late to surrender nowYou could have stopped this>I waltz the hell out of thereThe city is lost, all is lost.
>>29183450>implying there is anything that can be done
>>29183450Depends, what did they do in Hiroshima?
>>29183538Die of cancer a few decades later if they didn't get atomized or die of radiation poisoning.
>>29181440Send multiple legions to burn to death or succeed through a meatgrinder . Failing that, kill him with an assassin, it is the true Roman way. It worked against Viriathus and the Poison King so it would totally work again a giant lizard.
>>29183450Fuck the walls, there won't be a city left. Jump gracefully off of the walls, at least death will come quickly and with dignity.
>>29183631>Not firing the ballerinasStep up your level optio
>>29183584Sounds like a ballerina-related death alright.
>1944>the last days of WWII>the nazis discover an ancient roman battleground>in a last-ditch effort to defeat the allies, the nazis deploy nuclear ballerinas on every allied capital on earthWAT DO
>>29183450Climb the highest parapetDrop pantsLook ballerina in the eyeStroke dick with the force of a thousand Legionnaires All the while making this face
>>29183631> and then there's this pleb
>>29183698It's ogre>Moscow tap danced into oblivion after weeks of ballerina bombardment>London surgically removed from the maps with precision en pointe ballerinas>New York and DC go up in flames, a nuclear tutu cloud irradiating much of the US
>>29183698They lack launch technology, but their notes along with several groups of the dancers are discovered in Berlin by victorious allied forces, who begin secret campaigns to capture and reverse engineer them. The Soviets, distrustful of the western allies, quickly produce their own model: the dreaded Bolshoi.
>>29183841>thus begins>the ballerina war
>>29183863>>29183841>All the world powers sign the Ballerina proliferation treaty to avoid world wide cavorting
>>29183967>the debate on whether ballerina power is safe is still in discussion even today
I've never enjoyed a conversation about ballerinas as much as this.How would Americas most recent wars have changed if Ballerinas were used?
Can someone drawfag the Dragon actually being shredded apart by the many Ballerina's shredding through its flesh like graceful, perfectly balanced augers?
>>29183917>>29183261>>29182682Does it bother anyone else that the ballerinas aren't spiraling towards their targets toe-first?
>>29184083>daily reminder that in the 60+ year history of ballerina reactors only run has ever melted down and sent spinning ballerinas down upon the local countryside
>>29184107That's the funny thing about ballerina flight dynamics. They spiral head first but then tumble in midair to land toe-first at their targets.They were truly the first smart weapons.
>>29184107Slightly. But knowing how flexible and dexterous a ballerina is, could they not twist in air after they're launched?
>>29181577>hit them with their ballerinas
>>29184131Yes, the tumbling effect of ballerinas is part of what makes them so deadly accurate. Its a lot like how arrows wobble in flight.
>>29184124but anon, think of all the people who's lives have been adversely affected by ballerina radiation (subatomic ballerinas travelling at near-light speeds)that stuff's dangerous!and don't even get me STARTED on anti-ballerina radiation.
>>29184131>>29184107>>29184157The ballerinas were launched head first to reduce drag for maximum speed. When they turned feet first toward their target they slowed down just enough to aim their shoe with deadly precision before striking
>>29184206>anti-ballerina radiation.years in the future, ships will travel across the stars with anti-ballerina alcuberre drives
>>29181577IN BALLERINAM CREDIMUS
>>29184131>>29184135They would have to tumble just before impact, maximizing the imparted force.>>29184172Thank you.
>>29181577>Each legion carries their standard held high>The Golden Swan
Let it be known.
>>29181741>He just flies up, burns them to ash, then flies away again. Does it at night so they can't see him coming, burns a bunch of them, then flies away before they can organize enough to shoot him down.>Does it at night so they can't see him coming, burns a bunch of them, then flies away before they can organize enough to shoot him down.>then flies away before they can organize enough to shoot him down.>before they can organize enough to shoot him down.>before they can organizeyou obviously don't know who we're dealing withTHIRTEEN
>>29184206Anti-ballerina radiation? What madness are you talking about?If your ballerina reactor is spewing out anti-ballerinas you've done something deeply wrong with their choreography.
>>29184591What happens when ballerinas and anti-ballerinas collide?
What causes anti-ballerina radiation? Twerking?
>>29184614An enormous amount of pure dancing energy get's released.
>>29184660By Jove how horrifying
>>29184660This is fantastic! Thanks drawfriend.
>>29184414Is that Putin?
>>29184660That's a wyvern, not a dragon.
>>29184753Wyvern, dragon, it matters not. When the ballerinas take flight none are safe.
>>29181596>>Smaug whose scales turn away every weapon>.Smaug who only has one weakness, a single missing scale and who knows this and takes pains not to get into melee range with his scale exposed.>>Smaug would scatter the shit out of entire armies of legionaires, I would put conservative numbers of legionaires requires to be about 100k, half of those running screens to the other half running lolscorpians until someone gets a lucky shot.
>>29184753Let's not do this again please.
>>29184753Jesus fuck, it's always something with you people.
>>29184619When the quantum spin of a ballerina is reversedCurrently there are 5 known quantum states for a stable ballerina, but some physicists hypothesize a sort of island of stability as the ballerina increases on weight, meaning there may be infinite states of ballerina quantum spin, until eventually the ballerina is either spinning at the speed of the size of the universe or spinning at the frequency of the prime string-membrane This is all theoretical, though. The highest quantum ballerina state observed as of late was in a Russia. Opera house by miss Helga Borshnotsky
>>29182843>>Ballerina intensifies fire by spinning the flames in
>>29184865>Incendiary ballerinasLegate Aulus! They've retreated behind their walls!Then we light the walls.
>>29184848>the fire was red>it blazing spread>the ballerinas blazed with light
>>29183450Fat Ballerina slowly speeding upFat ballerina enters final form, shrinks down to the size of a regular ballerinaConserves angular momentum to create the fastest spin. Fat ballerina is the drill that will pierce the heavens.
>>29181796but the bolt and the balista was dwarven tech, dwarven windlance and black arrow which looked pretty fucking dorfy to me
>>29183511>>Waltz the hell out of hereClassical Dance Legion MI6 reporting for Duty
>>29184900DON'T BELIEVE IN ME,BELIEVE IN THE BALLERINA THAT BELIEVES IN THE LEGIONNAIRE THAT BELIEVES IN YOU!YOU UGLY DRAGON, WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?MY BALLERINAIS THE BALLERINATHAT CREATES THE HEAVAAAAAAAANS!
>>29184893>It flaming spreadMinor correction.
>>29184948I have posted...poorly.
>>29185017You'll do better next time I'm sure. Don't be discouraged.
Why didn't Frodo just ride the ballerinas into Mt Doom?
>>29185106Cause Frodo's a fag
>>29185106Frodo cant handle the ballerinasHell Morgoth himself cant handle the ballerinasOnly Tom Bombadil can
>>29185106Because the ballerinas aren't just at gandalf's beck and call you idiotPlus beings of that much power and pride would be disastrous if they got a hold of the ring
>>29185106I warned you about the ballerinas, nephew.
>>29185106Because ballerina's are too much of a twist.
>>29185106Do you want the possibility of ballerinas having possession of the Ring?
>>29185106One does not simply plié into Mordor...
Ballerinas Vs Skelecopters?
>>29185146Yeah, that would put one hell of a spin on the story.
>168 replies>no one has statted a ballerina yet How else will I include them in my next session?
>>29185218Gandalf probably would dance around the issue.
>>29181440Smaug can fly and can shoot fire from his mouth.The romans are hosed.
>>29185205That would sure put a spin on things
>>29181440How the fuck are they going to even reach him?
>>29182542>went out onstage to finish the dance.That is either consummate professionalism or straight up madness.
>>29185355The Show Must Go On.Plays going on despite the death of an actor are not isolated events.
>>29185247Max stats in everything except CharismaThey are not people, they are but living weapons.
>>29185355Fun fact: "Ballerina" is actually a title given to only the most elite ballet dancers, with all the others being called...ballet dancers.Ballerinas are the grizzled special ops legendary soldiers of the ballet world.So they tend to be pretty hardcore.
>>29185323We've been over this shit.
Can I just ask you Billy:What does it feel like when you're killin' dragons?
>>29185150>Because ballerina's are too much of a twisImplying that ballerina's are not gracefully diving after the ring , getting it on their finger before plunging silently into the lava to plot their doom piroette.
>>29185540My feet hurt a bit
>>29185785>my feet hurt>this dragon is too weak>I wish I was back in the Theatre pirouetting
>>29185293CARLOS I AM FIVE HUNDRED PERCENT DONE WITH YOUR SHIT
>>29185355Little bit of both, I'd imagine.
ok /tg/ I have the roman ballerinaQuestion is: which way is she turning?
>>29181440>Dragon is more or less SmaugLegioneres? Fuck that. one child can do it as proven when a hobbit killed him.
>>29187402*looks at the reflection*Clockwise.
>>29187402She switches direction, somehow.What is this sorcery?
>>29187402A better question, can you make her turn directions at will?Took me a little mental effort, but I managed to do it.
>>29187462are you... a wizard?
>>29187462Welcome, my fellow sorcerer.
>>29181577>It all depends if they can hit him with their ballerinas.
>>29187402I only see clockwise>>29187455>>29187462>>29187469>>29187476wtf are you talking about
>>29187427>>29187558Your mind is rigid like wood.It must flow like water, breathe like wind, form and break like rock, and live like fire.Then, and only then, will Caesar accept you into his Ballerina Sorcerer Cabals.
>>29187558Two-thirds of people can see it going Clockwise. I'm one of those too. The other third, counter-clockwise. Some people can experience it changing direction, seemingly randomly, or influence the perception of its direction consciously.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinning_Dancer
>>29187756>>29187558The trick is that, because she's a silhouette and isn't strongly foreshortened, she could be facing either forward or backward at any moment. Take a moment when it looks like she's facing forward and make yourself see her facing backward.
>>29187756so a third of the people are retardsLook at her boobs, look at her ass, they very clearly define which is the front and which is the back. Not look at her legs and arm.I have seen illusions where you can't tell and this isn't it for anyone except the blind who have failed at basic anatomy
>>29187845It's funny that one guy said the reflection made it seem like it was going clockwise ut the reflection is the only part I can get to reverse,
>>29187886I don't think you understand what the illusion is.
>>29187918I understand perfectly, this is just a shit example.
>>29187964I'm laughing at you, because the illusion is specifically designed to turn right or left depending on which side of your brain you use most. Why don't you google it first before being ignorant and calling people names? I'll even give you the name of the illusion "Spinning Dancer"
>>29188006>because the illusion is specifically designed to turn right or left depending on which side of your brain you use mostUrban myth. The image has no such indicators about the brain.
>>29188006It is incorrectly assumed that it correlates to left/right hemisphere usage in the brain. Really, you need both working together at all times. It has nothing to do with which side of the brain you use, as incorrectly stated in many online "personality tests".>>29187964I came here to laugh at you.
>>29188006>If something was designed to be something this means it is automatically successful at itOy vey
>>29187964The image has an illusion about perspective. The ass and tits will always be correctly placed, no matter which way it "spins". Look away from the image, and look back after a short time. Perhaps you'll see it at a different "angle" at which point it will begin to spin the opposite direction because with this new angle it's the only way it makes sense.
>>29188006I googled it and i read articles about it, its bullshit.I have seen proper optical illusions and this isn't one.Total shit tier illusion
>>29188065>The ass and tits will always be correctly placed, no matter which way it "spins1. bullshit2. The ass and tits help you tell what is front and what is back, its the legs that make it clear which way it spins.The people who think it spins the wrong way are focusing on only one aspect and are incapable of seeing how different parts of the body interact.
>>29188049I didn't know that, thanks for the information, and instead of insisting you're wrong, even if I did doubt you, I would find a reputable source to check your facts instead of making an ass of myself, so much so that people come by just to laugh at me.
>>29187558>>29187886>>29187964>>29188067>>29188082I find it hilarious that an illusion dealing with perspective is buttflustering a guy who can't see any perspective but his own.
>Not being able to change the barellina's rotation at will.It's like you don't even try to become a wizard, /tg/.
>>29188119Excellent way to put it.
>>29188119I find it hilarious how you are a retardalso you quoted more then one anon.Anyways, I just opened the image in photoshop and watched it frame by frame, all 34 frames, in order, slowly.It is very very clearly spinning clockwise.
>>29188179You're not asking how it could be that you're seeing it wrong, you're just repeating that you're sure it's spinning one way. This is a good indicator that you are either completely fooled by the illusion, or trolling.Remember that a really good illusion is one that is difficult to detect; the shitty one is the one that you can easily spot.
>>29187558Am I speshul if I can see it either way?
>>29188179While no matter how much I try I can't see it going any way but clockwise, it's pretty easy to see how it could look like it's going the other way, if you just use your brain a bit.
>>29188219I am not asking how i could be seeing it wrong because i already read the entire list.And I am not seeing it wrong, I confirmed this by going through each of the 34 frames one by one.The REAL reason a person will see it wrong (not the other way, WRONG) is because they are either retarded, or they are way way way too focused on one part, or they can't handle the high speed at which it is spinning to make out the details.
>>29188235>While no matter how much I try I can't see it going any way but clockwiseI am >>29188119 and I say it is going clockwise.Congrats, you are seeing it going the right way
>>29187402Strange. This image I can only see going clockwise, but with >>29187756 I can switch between the two.Optical illusions are fun.
>>29188273My little anon can't possibly be this autistic.
>>29188179>>29188273you>Being this buttflustered.I can trick my brain into believing it's going either way by simply stopping to look at the image, imagining how would it turn if it went the other way, and then taking another look.The reason you percieve that it's going one way is because you are just watching the frames from start to finish, instead of the other way around. if you try it out, you will notice something similar at what other people are describing.>>29188226Very special, Anon. Very special.>>29188250Aw man. I should had come up with that. I gotta update myself with Prequel, not that I remember.
>>29188286Oh, so you're illiterate. That explains a bit.
Here you fucking retards go.as I said before, shit tier optical illusion
>>29188359as you can see on frame 3, her breasts, head, and legs can be facing either way. this is what articles about this image explicitly refer to it. However there are MORE parts to the body than just that.Her FEET clearly indicate direciton.Furthermore, while there are a few ambiguous frames, there are many frames which are not at all ambiguous and clearly show her spinning clockwise.So to summarize1. A few frames where most but not all of the body is ambiguous2. Many frames where the spin direction is perfectly clear.
I've been wracking my brain to figure out how anyone could see this shit going counter-clockwise. Pic related, I had to go find this shit to figure it out.In the words of Socrates, "That shit's weird, yo."
>>29187402Whichever way I decide to see her turn. Because that kind of meditative mental training is part of what keeps me alive.
I hope this picture will clear things up for the people who can only see her spinning in one direction.There's a simple trick you can use to make her spin the opposite direction: focus on the foot and its reflection; disregard the rest of the body, focus and you'll be able to make the switch.
>>29188359You really can't handle people seeing things differently from you, can you? Even with smething as inherently subjective as an optical illusion.I must admit that I am somewhat impressed by your sheer and unrelenting autism.Also for anyone interested, at least for me if I start with the second frame on the right in the third row, I can pretty easily get it to rotate both ways.
>>29188451Now I see it spinning both ways at once.2spooky4me
>>29188359And this is why you can't understand why people can enjoy things you don't think are good. Imagination and the ability to perceive what others perceive is pretty much a requirement for any good GM or player.
>>29188432>>29188451Finally, I couln't fin them anywhere but I knew they existed.>>29188359What you don't understand is that all frames are ambiguous if you analize them correctly. You just have to look the frames from start to finish to and then back to the start to understand how the illusion works.
>>29188451Was wondering when someone would post this.Also, when I focus on the center, I can see the sides spinning in either direction, but when I look left or right, I see them all rotating the same direction. >>29188432 That shit is indeed weird, yo.
>>29188457>I am so fucking tard i can't even into reading comprehensionYou talk as if this was a good optical illusion.Good optical illusions exist, this is a shit tier one. Its really that simple.All of what you said only applies if this was an actual good optical illusion, the author trying to make it one doesn't make it one. There is no special olympics for optical illusion makers
>>29188483I have, you obviously haven't
>>29188483>if you analize them correctly.you mean if you analyze them incorrectly.I have said myself, certain parts of her body are ambiguous and could go either way, other parts fuck it up, and many frames are completely clear and unambiguous. Especially when put together and in order.here are some quality optical illusionshttp://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/09/24/article-1314281-0B4E91FC000005DC-835_634x434.jpghttp://brainden.com/images/old-couple.jpg
>>29188451Holy shit. With these lines in place I can now picture it going both ways.MFW
I have to agree with the Anon that it is a terrible example of an illusion. There are features on the body visibly rotating in a certain direction.
>>29188273Do you know what "illusion" means?>>29188496Hey boss, look at this:>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-yhtXAzYwcRemember, a good optical illusion is one that fools you. And you were fooled completely.
>>29187402I couldn't figure out the way to make her turn counter-clock wise, so I just masturbated to her.
>>29188612Finally, I see how it spins both ways. Good video!
>>29188359Now that's interesting. I only see clockwise in the gif, but looking at it layed out like this makes it appear counter-clockwise.
>>29188599Like which though?
>>29188599And yet people who have the imagination and capability of viewing the other way receive derision from people so self involved they can't even comprehend the possibility of being wrong.
So... is everybody able to see both rotations of the ballerina now?Seems asking /tg/ how many Legionaries would it take to fell a Dragon is just too much for them.
>>29188451colors and emphasizes the exact parts of the body which I said were ambiguous in some frames while leaving the actual parts of the body where can tell blackThis one is an actual higher tier optical illusion than the original because the colored lines direct you away from the flaws
>>29188703I've already said that I don't think the Roman Legions could do it. Yes, I mean all of them.
>>29188707The flaw is inside your mind, dear little anon.
>>29184893>and so begins the fight>against roman doom>no more room>in hell
>>29188451If you look back and forth between the two outliers it looks like she turns slightly one way and slightly back the other, never turning aroundIt hurt my eyes
Unless the Romans are secretly packing Tolkienian superpowers, they're absolutely fucked. Generic, humanstrong legion? Totally screwed. Hell, Smaug can kill legions a few at at time with fire. They're just humans with reasonable equipment built in the real world. They're fucked. OP should've given them some superpowers, or said it was an Elven legion or some shit.
>>29181837Anyone interested in this concept should check out the manga Toujuushi Bestialious.
So, /tg, i felt that this need to be putt up on 1d4chan, but i am not that great with it.If anyone can take over it would be much appriciated, as i will probably fuck it up.
>>29189766Yeah, the trouble is that dragons are armor plated AND have an inbuilt flammenwaffen (for waffen flames).>>29188359Actually you can even view the frames ambiguously - what you're not getting is that when the rotation "flips" the perspective seems to flip as well, so from a clockwise rotation you see her from slightly above so you're looking down at the top of her feet, but counterclockwise you instead seem to be viewing her from slightly below so it seems like you can see the bottom of her feet.For added confusion, in the original gif I could distinctly see the girl rotating one way and her shadow/reflection rotating the other AT THE SAME TIME, and they flipped when my "perspective" flipped as well.
Blood and destruction shall be so in useAnd dreadful objects so familiarThat mothers shall but smile when they beholdTheir infants quarter'd with the tutus of war;All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,With Ate by his side come hot from hell,Shall in these confines with a monarch's voiceCry 'Havoc,' and let slip the Ballerinas of war;That this foul deed shall smell above the earthWith carrion men, groaning for burial.
>>29181577What was the word he was trying to say?
>>29188432I know man, It's fucking insanity.I almost want it as a nutty ass Screensaver, to go with my goofy ass background.Pic related.
>>29181577>/tg/: You don't even need other boards anymore
>>29188580This gif makes me sad.
>>29190943Why? He's so happy...
>>29190801I was expecting that to be harder, bro. So does solving it make me positive for autism, negative, or inconclusive? Or did I break the test?
>>29190801>>29191194Okay this time I actually attached it
>>29191201Dude, you missed a door. Why would you do this? Oh right, that's how you know I'm "autistic".
>>29181440>Dragon is more or less Smaug - Smart and powerful but not a spellcasterTolkien's dragons can cast spells though, with their hypno-vision at least.Also Tolkien's dragons can only be killed by cheating.
>>29190803O' GREAT MARS!LET LOOSE YOUR GRACEFUL DANCE OF WAR!LET EVERY BALLERINA SOAR INTO THE RANKS OF OUR ENEMIES!LET THEM BE RUINED BY THE DESTRUCTIVE ENERGIES OF SO POTENT A WEAPON, THEIR BLOODSTAINED FEET REAPING A TERRIBLE HARVEST!LET US BE VICTORIOUS!
>>29191252Psst. "Hypnovision" as you call it is not a spell.
>>29191272Well it's certainly magic. Why's it not a spell?If Glaurung didn't put Nienor under a spell, what did he do?
Because of this thread I keep imagining Caesar fleeing in a cabriole from over 60 senators wielding daggers, chasing him with jeté leaps.Sometimes I am reminded of why I love /tg/.
>>29191327It's called "seduction".
>>29190801>>29191201>>29191279Just to put this shit to bed, guys.This puzzle is unsolvable:1) To use all the doors in a chamber with an odd number of doors, you must begin or end the line in that room.2) There are three chambers with an odd number of doors leading from them; the two on the top, and the middle one on the bottom3) A line only has two ends; this includes the one line you must draw through each door to solve the puzzle.4) Since you have two line ends but need three, the solution does not exist.
>>29191422I figured this out shortly after posting my second solution
>>29188179no im watching it now and it is most certainly moving counter clockwise.
>>29191118He actually thought he's doing legitimate wizardry, he's sad that he lost his virginity and will never reach such mastery of the dark arts.
>>29191440I'm sorry I was too late to save you, anon. It took me a lot longer to type it out than to think it,
>>29191422So are you autistic for finding that out or are you autistic for just lazily drawing a small line in every door?No really, how does this prove autism?
>>29191394>that moment Caesar sees Brutus finish the coup with a coupé
>>29191480Oh look, you missed a door.Case in fucking point.
>>29191422Autism, what's it like?
>>29191502You missed a door.
>>29191502>>29191498Welp, looks like I was the Autist all along.
>>29191480>>29191498Ahaha, okay I laughed. Am I actually supposed to believe that people are "solving" this, and posting it to the thread to brag - WITHOUT CHECKING IT FIRST?!! It's too much...>>29191485It's just a meaningless puzzle. And figuring it is just basic math. Like, 6th grade math that you should probably know in 4th grade.
>>29191518Boom, says nothing about not going through walls.Implied? Yes.Stated? No.
>>29191548The end of my line though, that's implied as going through the last door.Oh jeez, I think I might be worse then the ballerina guy.
>>29183698German scientists work it out in record time, have it all set up.Hitler demands 'minor changes' on a whim, because he thinks it will look better or be scarier or some gobledegook. In so doing, he ruins the entire project, the scientists defect to America, and Svetlana Kropinski, an immigrant Jewish Ballerina, is first human on the moon.
>>29191566>Hitler not making his ballerinas fukhueg for reasons
>>29191548>he still forgets a door.Correct solution is pic related.>1 line>trough all doors>doesn't go through any twice
>>29191632Is this picture fucking cursed to have everyone miss a door or something
>>29191620>Hitler demands fattest women train as ballerinas>Dance schools become feast halls>Deploy Wunderwaffe "Dicke Frau">Allied GI's confused as fuck why superfat camp is right next to concentration camp
>>29182668Intelligent dragons on Earth would rule nations and start religions. Until modern artillery came along, humans had no reliable method for killing one.
One line has been drawn through every door.>The instructions suggest it be a solid line but they do not specifically require it.
>>29191775>A.D. 100+46>Not firing the ballerina at it>SHYGIDDYDOO
>>29191790Congratulations! You have passed, thus demonstrating your autism.
>>29191790The placement of that in the white field makes it look like some sort of naval flag or colony flag for an empire of autism.
>>29182524>anon gives two answer choices>this faggot picks wrongit would be Mars that would cut off smaug's tail, use it as a condom, and fuck that dragon silly
>>29191885All the autism in this thread has been worth it, just for this one post.
>>29191906What are you talking about? Jupiter was the one who went around impregnating everything. Mars, less so.
rules don't prohibit going through the walls right?
That's it. I'm sick of all this "Black Arrow" bullshit that's going on in the Jackson system right now. Ballerinas deserve much better than that. Much, much better than that.I should know what I'm talking about. I myself commissioned a genuine ballerina in France for 2,400,000 euro (that's about $4,000,000) and have been practicing with it for almost 2 years now. I can even cut slabs of solid dragon with my ballerina.French teachers spend years working on a single ballerina and fold it up to a million times to produce the finest dancers known to mankind.Ballerinas are thrice as sharp as Dwarf Arrows and thrice as hard for that matter too. Anything a balck arrow can cut through, a ballerina can cut through better. I'm pretty sure a ballerina could easily bisect a dragon wearing diamonds on its skin with a simple vertical slash.Ever wonder why medieval Middle Earth never bothered conquering France? That's right, they were too scared to fight the disciplined Baguettes and their ballerinas of destruction. Even in Second Age, Elf soldiers targeted the men with the ballerinas first because their killing power was feared and respected.So what am I saying? Ballerinas are simply the best sword that the world has ever seen, and thus, require better stats in the Jackson system. Here is the stat block I propose for Ballerinas:(One-Handed Exotic Weapon)1d12 Damage19-20 x4 Crit+2 to hit and damageCounts as Masterwork(Two-Handed Exotic Weapon)2d10 Damage17-20 x4 Crit+5 to hit and damageCounts as MasterworkNow that seems a lot more representative of the cutting power of Ballerinas in real life, don't you think?tl;dr = Ballerinas need to do more damage in Jackson, see my new stat block.
>>29191981>not commissioning a genuine Italian Ballerina, like they used in the Legion>vertical slash, not plié>baguettes, not Legionnaires>sword, not artillery>cutting power, not drilling powerFroggie, do you even dance? Seriously, did you actually read the thread?
>>29191452Wait what? Source?
>>29192401>>29190943>>29188580Well shit son that wasn't hard.
Nyohohohahaha, it seems like you've put quite the Spin on things.
>>2918352610,000 hours in mspaint