sure, there have been lame attempts toward modernization, but all have failed. after 7 days of research (which involved interrogating several people by the name of steve) the most popular of these attempts seems to be “gorilla, man, gun”. it is obvious that “gorilla, man, gun” is an inferior artifact. first of all, music is often suggested in this version of the duel. this is to help the participants to achieve a heightened state of excitement. and there is also the infinitely less refined use of one’s entire body. this entails the dreadfully un-subtle moment of revealing one’s chosen posture by the turning of one’s person back toward the opposing dueling party in a flailing jump maneuver allowing, for the practiced gamer, time enough to execute a few simple mid-air adjustments to manipulate one’s body to one’s advantage after the split-second observation of one’s opponent’s intentions through speedy study of one’s opponent’s body language. in other words, with moderate practice you can fluidly change a gun into a gorilla, or a gorilla into a man, with no confirmable objections available to your opponent.
no, the rock, the paper, the scissors, they are the result of wizardry.
the rock – i picture mine brown and craggy, viciously unsmooth and unrelenting in its rockness.
the scissors – although not terribly menacing, as is my rock, they are adequate to the task of paper division. grade school issue, not the ones with the blunted end, but the pointy ones, the dangerous ones. i might wish to poke the paper for good measure, and for this, pointiness is useful
the paper – white notebook. blue lines and red striped margin.
to me, the paper is the genius of the whole game. delicate, yet suffocating. the element unsuspected.
but enough of this talk. it is too flowery and convoluted. it is time to duel.
and so we shall play. we’ll go best out of 3. now, to attempt to account for ties, i will go 3 extra. of course you will lose because i totally know what you’re thinking. but here goes. on three. as in one, two, three, throw down. ok? ok.
my favorite comment regarding this post: “cant play with you. you play funny. korean people play ON three. as in “one, two, throw down.” cant play cause we’re off beat. you cheat cause you go one beat after me, after you see what i have. cheater.” from kimaureen