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Homage to Nerf

Ophidicus

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#1
It seems to me that with all this talk of Nerfing, some people may have forgotten the derivation of the term. Nerf is a range of toys made from a polyurethane foam, which is harmless, and incapable of destruction, much less world domination. Nerf toys include air-pressure powered dart-shooters, so when someone says, for example, "my missile launcher has been Nerfed!" they imply that "my missile launcher now fires harmless foam rubber darts!" A most disconcerting circumstance for the anti-tank weapons specialist. Similarly, peoiple say that the Vampire Counts have been 'Nerfed', implying that the Vampires' fangs, the skeletons' swords and the varghulf's claws have become harmless, squashy weapons of slapstick, not brutal tools of bloodshed.

As a child I would often pore over toy catalogues & watch in envy at the young warriors on the television pelting each other with brightly coloured foam darts, and long for the chance to exchange orange bouncy fire with a worthy foe before tea. Sadly, it was never to be, I had no power over Nerf and death to call my own. My adulthood has seemed hollow for many reasons, but the lack of foam rubber weaponry has most assuredly contributed to my mournful demeanour.

I'd like to take this chance to offer those lucky enough to have had Nerf in their lives to say a few words about how much Nerf means to them, and the joy and pleasure it no doubt bore their younger selves.

More information can be found HERE.

In honour of Nerf. *drinks*

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Boo

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#2
Holy frick on a stick!

I thank you for the information about nerf, had no idea about the history behind it. I also thank your for the awesome picture of awesomeness.
:thumbsup:

To nerf! *drinks*
 

Count Darvaleth

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#3
My friend's brother is huge on nerf guns. He has loads, and I've fired some myself. And they're NOT harmless. At close range, in the face, they are seriously over-powered. I mean WTF!? Why should they get so much friggin power when we haven't been updated in 10 freakin' years!!! (if you don't get it then go to the link in my sig that says"what could this be?" or something to that effect.)

I agree. A toast!
 

Sanai

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#4
I love nerf guns and want them so badly.

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Looks sooo good for annoying our kitten.

 
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#6
ha I recognize the first picture sanai put because I own that exact one I just haven't got around to buying batteries to test the machine gun capability of it.

Once I remember where I put it and get some batteries you can be sure I'll be testing that part of it.
 

Onikaigo

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#7
Oooooh, I love nerf guns! And nerf anything, really. I had lots of fun with those brightly colored swimming 'Noodles'/Floatation thingies. Great swords, those.

Only had a few small nerf guns though. Great fun, my best was getting a dart stuck on a moving cars window in town. Didn't tell mother about that one....
 
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#8
I wouldn't tell my mother about that one either I would just say hey you stole my dart car get back here.

I know I plan on buying every nerf n strike gun they put out so got 16 more to buy 17 if my vulcan got busted up while it's been missing.
 

Swissdictator

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#10
I'm waiting for them to build nerf howitzers... than I will get my campus going in some massive game of nerf wars...
 

Onikaigo

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#12
Duuuuude. I just had a massive daydream about a campus/college wide nerf fight. Or maybe a military base wide nerf fight. There are 15000 people on this base.....

Epic. I should so coordinate that. I don't know many people that would sit it out....
 
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