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    Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.

    -- Omar N. Bradley
    I also like the one I read that said a man who feels no fear is not brave, he is a fool. I just can't remember who said it.
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    The grandfather in the movie Angus had a good monologue on bravery and fear.

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    Angus: You got balls, grandpa. More than me.
    Grandpa: Superman isn't brave.
    Angus: Did you take your pills this morning?
    Grandpa: [chuckles] You don't understand. He's smart, handsome, even decent. But he's not brave. No, listen to me. Superman is indestructible, and you can't be brave if you're indestructible. It's people like you and your mother. People who are different, and can be crushed and know it. Yet they keep on going out there every time.


    I liked that movie a lot. Spoke to me as the social outcast back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Beyond that, I find that people will forgive any flaw in a character* more easily than perceived cowardice. And I can hardly think of any work (literally, I got Silence by Scorcese and that's it) that presents a "coward" in a sympathetic light.
    Flashman in the Flashman books is a coward, he's sort of supposed to be unsympathetic, but I'm not sure he is.

    There's also the factor that in the old days coward was conflated with what's now called gay, which was then so despised it was illegal.
    The end of what Son? The story? There is no end. There's just the point where the storytellers stop talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfeye View Post
    There's also the factor that in the old days coward was conflated with what's now called gay, which was then so despised it was illegal.
    While this could be part of the issue, I know there is a long history of militaries executing "deserters" for cowardice under fire or in war time. The thinking is they put their fellow troops in more danger by not doing their duty. That context of a coward was and I propose is still very strong in many cultures. Fear should not stop you from doing your duty. Just a thought of course.
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    So, I'm cosplaying Joan Lambert from Aliens for Halloween =3

    I thought about getting a wig, but short wigs are annoying, and it seems like a lot of effort for just a Hallween costume, so I just tied by hair and fluffed it up a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BisectedBrioche View Post
    So, I'm cosplaying Joan Lambert from Aliens for Halloween =3

    I thought about getting a wig, but short wigs are annoying, and it seems like a lot of effort for just a Hallween costume, so I just tied by hair and fluffed it up a bit.
    I don't more the source material, but I know costuming. That looks badass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfeye View Post
    Flashman in the Flashman books is a coward, he's sort of supposed to be unsympathetic, but I'm not sure he is.
    The problem there is that the Flashman books are played for laughs. If you look at the Flashman character as he first appears (in "Tom Brown's Schooldays", George McDonald Fraser nicked the character for his own purposes) then he's an absolutely horrid piece of work who manages to get expelled from school for nearly roasting another boy to death in front of an open fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    The problem there is that the Flashman books are played for laughs. If you look at the Flashman character as he first appears (in "Tom Brown's Schooldays", George McDonald Fraser nicked the character for his own purposes) then he's an absolutely horrid piece of work who manages to get expelled from school for nearly roasting another boy to death in front of an open fire.
    To be fair, while I haven't finished it, he's not much nicer in the first book. Doesn't nearly roast anybody, but did very explicitly
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    I hear it's mainly in the sequels where e he stopped being a nasty piece of work.
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    Due to multiple deaths, toxicity, and drama that has been going on at Youtube, I've finally reached my breaking point that I'm taking a very long break off of Youtube.
    It's time to get my Magikarp on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafrca View Post
    I also like the one I read that said a man who feels no fear is not brave, he is a fool. I just can't remember who said it.
    My favourite quote about bravery was "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer."

    EDIT: What? Toxicity on youtube? Deaths? What kind of videos you watch?...
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