Wizards vs guns


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ZeSpectre
May 1, 2008, 05:10 PM
I know folks have discussed "Harry Potter" before here. Well the comic strip "Sluggy Freelance" has been running a parody of the Potter movies and guess what...

http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=080425

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Zedicus
May 1, 2008, 05:11 PM
ROFL! Nice one!

Sheldon J
May 1, 2008, 05:17 PM
Now that's funny I don't care who you are...

mbt2001
May 1, 2008, 05:17 PM
HAHAHA

I have thought about that too. The Centaurs and Hagrid both have bows and crossbows that they use... If those work, I also think a gun would. I mean, momentum is momentum. I am sure that "magic" can alter the laws of physics some, but not change them entirely.

That is a mighty short time to think of a spell.

bogie
May 1, 2008, 05:25 PM
Sluggy Rawks.

I need to include this in the Really Bad Book I'm writing...

geim druth
May 1, 2008, 05:26 PM
Good one!


Couldn't a wizard have a magic gun? Hexed ammo?

ZeSpectre
May 1, 2008, 05:30 PM
Reminded me of "The Devils' Tower" by Mark Sumner. (http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Tower-Mark-Sumner/dp/034540209X/ref=pd_sim_b_title_1)
It's a "wild west n' magic" book that's pretty well written and in it the town sheriff is usually the one with the most "talent" (various forms of magic) as well as some ability with a "shootin iron".

One of the early quotes from the book runs something like... "The <man> pulled out a colt and shot the Sheriff. The sheriff smiled and dropped the spent and useless lead bullet from his hand. A man who couldn't figure out some sort of spell to stop a bullet generally didn't stay Sheriff for long. The formalities finished the two men settled in for some serious fighting.

Still in the books gunplay does tend to wind up being a deciding factor at least as often as "magic".

Fun reading.

mbt2001
May 1, 2008, 05:32 PM
Couldn't a wizard have a magic gun? Hexed ammo?

I think so...

In the 7th book, I was pretty po'd at Harry for only having a wand. If I were in his position, I would have had a BUW, a charmed knife, a sword, a 9mm with high cap mags and real SILVER TIP (hehhe) ammo.

Bring em...

I am prolly to old to be talking this much about Harry Potter, but hey :p

.cheese.
May 1, 2008, 05:35 PM
saved to HDD

.cheese.
May 1, 2008, 05:37 PM
In the 7th book, I was pretty po'd at Harry for only having a wand. If I were in his position, I would have had a BUW, a charmed knife, a sword, a 9mm with high cap mags and real SILVER TIP (hehhe) ammo.

yeah, but wasn't it dumbledore's wand?

not that I read the Harry Potter books as a full grown adult. :uhoh:

General Geoff
May 1, 2008, 05:37 PM
Two words: Caster Gun. :D

mbt2001
May 1, 2008, 05:40 PM
yeah, but wasn't it dumbledore's wand? ;)

That wand played a part in it...

Actually, his wand (harry's) broke.... So for awhile he was disarmed...

That is why he needed a BUW, 10 knives, 2 swords and a .9mm or .45 Charmed to never run out of bullets...

theotherwaldo
May 1, 2008, 05:42 PM
Didn't know y'all were a bunch of Sluggites!

I've been a fan since Riff was spamming Satan!

Bones11b
May 1, 2008, 05:53 PM
My favorite "occult" firearm is the shotgun John Blaze weilds in the Ghost Rider comic book series. Since hellfire only harms those who are "evil" you can blast away with it without worying about harming any "innocents". Here's a quote from the Marvel site.
The Hellfire Gun is a small shotgun that fires bursts of Hellfire. Unlike conventional sidearms, the Hellfire Gun never runs out of ammunition and can be fired repeatedly for an indeterminate amount of time. During the period when carnival stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze was separated from the Spirit of Vengeance known as the Ghost Rider, he used the Hellfire Gun to fight off demonic threats. When the Mother of Demons, Lilith, manifested on Earth, the Hellfire Gun proved vital in it's ability to destroy Lilith's demonic offspring, the Lilin. One of the Lilin, Creed threatened Johnny's family, so Blaze destroyed him with repeated blasts from the weapon. Creed was actually grateful for the assault and told Johnny that he finally brought him a measure of peace.
Best occult melding with modern firearms I have seen in fiction work.

Regen
May 1, 2008, 05:57 PM
I thought that this was going to be about the Dresden Files. The main character is a hard-boiled detective / wizard. Packs both a gun (first a .357, then .44 Mag, then finally a 12ga Shotty) and a wand.

ZeSpectre
May 1, 2008, 06:00 PM
Can't be about Harry Dresden. We're online and you bring him near a computer and FZZZZZZT.

(One premise of the "Dresden files" books is that technology and magic don't mix and Harry is particularly hard on delicate electronics like computers and digital cameras).

Pretty good series as well, nice mix of Dashiell Hammett and Lord of the Rings with a side of Ghostbusters for flavor. The author Jim Butcher also seems to try for accuracy when referring to firearms as well as various marshal arts.

GEM
May 1, 2008, 06:05 PM
Yes, but Dresden can drive a old VW Bug, use a dial phone and certainly shoots all kinds of human and supernatural folks.

They have had massive gun fights in his books.

Hazel
May 1, 2008, 06:42 PM
Heh, that was great. Reminds me of the old Trouble at Hogwarts (http://www.potterpuppetpals.com/trouble.html) cartoon from Potter Puppet Pals.

Gunnerpalace
May 1, 2008, 07:33 PM
"The Remington" since "The Colt" in supernatural is out of ammo.

Nolo
May 1, 2008, 08:27 PM
Yeah, I've been reading that strip. I love Sluggy! Bun-Bun is the greatest.

And from PPP:
"Okay guys, shoot him!"

Kitchen_Duty
May 1, 2008, 08:31 PM
First thing I thought when i saw the last frame: "Dodge this," (insert matrix here)

-Kitchen

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