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Creation Date: 07-14-2007 04:40 PM
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  #100 New 10-04-2011 12:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA4lIhrz97U&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp8g157CESE&feature=related


Umm, this is my average weekend. This is what I do for fun. I know he says "This is not paintball" but I can't see a difference between this and the campaign days I play. Even the weapons and uniforms look the same; I suspect he hasn't played much paintball and I have had FAR worse bruises than that at paintball.

"After the first couple of simunition engagements you find the heart rate coming down and down and down because you're being innoculated"

And I'm here thinking "Uh, the heart rate is meant to go up? Mine doesn't. If someone shoots at me I don't really care, I just shoot back. I don't even think about it."

Actually it's worse/better than that. It's this cold aggression takes over, there's no adrenaline, no rush or excitement. It really is this mushin experience. There isn't even really a desire to shoot the other guy and I know from talking to other members of my team, who are all guys I do Aikido with that it's the same for them and this is what it feels like for us when we get into a self-defence situation. Even when I'm paintballing I have a real desire to close with and get hand to hand with the opposition.

The thing that's really worrying me is that in part three the instructor is yelling at him like "He's just raped your sister" and all this and presenter is talking about how when he thinks of the target as being a bad human being that needs to be stopped it's a lot easier.
Well I don't really consider the moral value of the guy in front of me, it's not an issue, even if I recognise who it is and I know that the guy is a pretty nice guy I still shoot him on reflex; that's what the game calls for.

Scary.
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#1 10-07-2011 09:06 AM
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