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The reason Wookies use bowcasters (maybe)

January 22nd, 2009 at 11:24 am

So over at Cracked they were making fun of fantasy weapons. And yes they still use bad language, so just for the fun of it we will skip the link. (yes I emailed them, no they don't care, family gals are not their target audience)

Anyway They, and many others, wanted to know why with the tech availible in the Star Wars universe would a Wookie use a bow caster (uses energy to launch quills)

I think I know. It is the same reason why my kids are writing. The Wookie planet used crossbows when the empire found them. All adults were well versed in the use of a crossbow, earning the right to carry one was a coming of age event for young wookies. So rather than change centuries of habit, the empire gave them a better crossbow.

My kids are learning to write, in an age where the tech for typing on your phone is more used than an actual signature.

Waitresses only write down orders long enough to input them in a computer (actually if they are as lazy as I was they only write it down for big orders, everyone else gets a pretend squiggle as I memorized the order) Pretty soon the waitress 'book' will be a computer pad (that can scan your CC when done)

Adults text rather than talk (And who still writes a letter?) Kids in 3rd grade are required to have calculators for class (what write down math are you crazy?)

But unlike the Wookie world that had the empire tech brought on them by surprise (or not, I don't really know that much) My kids will grow with the tech, and wont need high tech ancient weapons (except in fantasy)

Though I expect at some point in the future,kiddie games will teach texting rather than handwriting writing.

6 Responses to “The reason Wookies use bowcasters (maybe)”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    My goodness, what an awesome topic! Elsewhere in the internetland, this would have garnered you top billing and pages upon pages of geeky comments.

    And I certainly can't argue with the logic! Yes, I do believe it was an indigenous weapon that has been technologically upgraded.

  2. PrincessPerky Says:

    Yeah, folks here are just not geeky enough Smile

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oh, and the fact that you're female? Fuggeditboutit. Heck, maybe I should submit this article.

  4. PrincessPerky Says:

    Oh being a girl doesn't help with no photos of me.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yeah, that's true. Internet geeks are a cynical bunch. Got any good photos handy?

  6. princessperky Says:

    Sorry but no, I shall have to remain an unknown in the geek world. Smile

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