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A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 1

Ix_Prefect

Entry: Beginners Guide to Towel Combat - A6025411
Author: Ix_Prefect - U1549493

I'd like to develop this a bit more.


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 2

U168592

smiley - rofl this is great smiley - smiley A bit of GuideML on the headings and some proofing and you may well be looking at an <./>UnderGuide</.> Entry smiley - winkeye


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 3

Tom tamer of the lion

my favrouite entry in a long while. There is a lot of scope here. You could add the Hytyrag trip move. Basicaly tie your towel to two trees and lead a chasing alien to it and watch them trip over. Good entry

smiley - cider


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 4

Ix_Prefect

Thanks guys. All this Ml stuff is confusing me. I've sorta grasped the concept that i could add images, but they only have one decent image of a towel. Would it be possible for me to upload my own images? If so can anyone tell me how?


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 5

Ix_Prefect

Starting to get the hang of ML now. If theres anything else that you think i should add? If this entry does get into the UnderGuide would i be able to edit it further?


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 6

Ix_Prefect

Sorry about triple posting but theres one last thing i want to know. When and how will i know if my entry has reached the UnderGuide? Who will/How will it be submitted into the UnderGuide?


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 7

FordsTowel

Ix_Prefect:

I concur with the congratulatory messages. This is an excellent entry, truly deserving of Underguide status (IMHO).

btw: 'Beginner's Guide...' or 'Basic Guide...'

If I may, without stepping on your toes (assuming you have toes, of course) or, worse, incurring the rath of a towel-fu expert, are you open to suggestions?

If not, just skip by the rest of this bit.smiley - ok

Suggestion A) Additional entries
You may want to start work on the Intermediate and Expert Guide. I suspect that there will be lots of input on this.

Suggestion B) Additional moves
1) The Eccentrica-Galumbit chin na: using your towel like a whip to grab an appendage to trip or hold an enemy.
She apparently created the move after some zarking deadbeat tried leaving his bath without paying for her services. Afterwards, the gentleman was said to have formed and intense fear of ever leaving the bath.

2) The Gag Halfront gag maneuver: This move consists of forcing the towel into the opponents mouth; dangerous because it must be performed close up, but very satisfying if they've had the audacity to make you dirty your towel.

3) Towel-chuks: Best used with two smaller towels tied together at a corner, but a larger towel can be similarly used. One end is held, tucked under the wielding fist's arm. As the distance closes between you, the towel is snapped forward with great force. This can put out a visual receptor or, at least, cause massive flinching and a possible opening for a more devastating move.
Or, the towel can be held by two fists at opposite corners, wrapped around your back, and whipped forward with either left or right hand, giving the opponent two directions to defend against.

4) The Great Prophet Zarquan, white-hankie maneuver: When behind your enemy, the towel is grabbed at opposite corners and wrapped around the enemy's neck. The towel ends are gripped in both hands as you turn your back to your opponent's back, and they are lifted off the ground by pulling the towel over your shoulder and leaning forward.

5) The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster: This move is particularly dangerous for both the wielder and the opponent. It has only successfully been used once, at a very bad party. One end of the towel was dunked into a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (THE best alcoholic drink in the known galaxy - look it up) giving the wielder several possibilities. The towel could be used with even deadlier effect, because of the caustic nature of the liquid. The towel could be wielded against the opponents more sensitive areas, lit on fire and used to transfer the ignited liquid to the opponent, or - failing in the self-defense effort - rapidly sucked dry so that the wielder would no longer care what was happening to them.

Suggestion C) Caveats
You may want to point out (perhaps in footnotes) that you recognize that some readers may not have hands, shoulders, hips, etc., and that they will just have to make do as best they can with what they have.

Use or ignore whatever you like. Best of luck with the piece. smiley - ok

smiley - towel


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Post 8

Ix_Prefect

Thanks. I've added your moves. Hey how cool would it be to get 42 moves? smiley - cool

How would I know when my entry is put into the UnderGuide? Will I be e-mailed or informed somehow? Are there any things i need to do or any toher criteria i need to fill for it to be put into the underguide?


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 9

FordsTowel

You're most welcome! And, I must say, I love the novel way of assigning credit to your contributors (not that it's necessary, but it sure works well with the tenor of the entry!!).

Got another for you. As always, you decide if it's works for you. And, never be shy about re-writing the name or the text if all you like is the concept! smiley - ok

The Heart of Gold Strike: This is not, precisely, a towel-only technique. It consists of placing anything chunky and solid into the towel while grasping the opposite ends. Swung forcefully, this technique has been known to displace skulls or limbs from opponents. [the people of the forest regions, who live in oglanut trees between the warriors of the mountains and the warriors of the plains call this move the ***-buster ... - Hmmm; censors. - shell-buster.]

smiley - towel


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 10

Ix_Prefect

Thanks guys. These moves are great. I've also added a few more of my own. We've reached 21 moves, halfway to 42! smiley - ok


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 11

FordsTowel

Additionally:

The Herring Sandwich Feint: Only useful against the extremely polite and well-bred, this feint involves dropping one's towel, and either striking or running away (very fast) whilst they stop to pick it up and offer it back to your.

The Phil-I'm-from-another-planet Sweep: Comes from 'pulling the rug out from under' the opponent approach. A longish towel is used, and left to drag as one back away. When the opponent moves forward, so that their weight is firmly on top of the far edge of the towel, the towel is vigorously yanked so as to topple the opponent.
smiley - ok
smiley - towel


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 12

FordsTowel

The Herring Sandwich Feint: Only useful against the extremely polite and well-bred, this feint involves dropping one's towel, and either striking or running away (very fast) whilst they stop to pick it up and offer it back to you. Ideally, this technique could also be used repeatedly, as long as necessary; or, to guide the opponent to the edge of a nearby cliff or building roof - the last towel would be dropped over the edge.


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Post 13

Ix_Prefect

Included one of those. The other one was too much like one I already have.

How will i know when it becomes part of the UnderGuide? Please put me out of my misery, its my third time of asking. smiley - wahlol.


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 14

FordsTowel

Sorry we haven't answered that. I'm hardly an expert on the inner workings of the guid, but I did search for 'Underguide' and found the space: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A1103329

This describes how the underguide works, fed by the Alternative Writing Workshop (AWW). You can read more there, but UG Miners search out 'Gems' for 'polishing'.

The upshot is that if you've submitted a piece to the AWW, they will find you. It probably happens after you declare the piece 'finished' and offer lots of smiley - ale to passing miners and polishers.

The site further contains the basic submission requirements, which should pose no problem for you entry.

Good luck, but do you really want them taking it before you're done??

smiley - towel

PS: I see what you meant about the similarity. No problems. I'll submit more as they occur to me. Keep or discard them as you like.


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Post 15

Tom tamer of the lion

I have had another idea,
jifid distraction, The jiffid are a race of pan dimetnal cats, they can be easliy distracted by the towel being used as toy, by boobing a towel up and down the jiffid become almost hypotised by the action. Note this can go on for years. The record is 30045 year, it stopped when the hitchiker who was trying to distract the jifid discorved he was a pan dimental dog.


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Post 16

Ix_Prefect

Yep added em all. I also included one with a Red Dwarf Reference. Josyxqz was a word used by Cat in a game of scrabble and he explained that it was a cat word that meant getting your sexual organs trapped in something. Also Mr Flibble was a demonic hand puppet from Red Dwarf. Hence the names. Nice little BBC Sci-Fi references.


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 17

FordsTowel

Congrats on getting closer and closer to your goal!

I noticed this on the first suggestion, but thought it sounded odd. Should 'by boobing a towel ...' be 'by bobbing a towel ...'?

smiley - towel


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Post 18

Tom tamer of the lion

yeah, i should have probley said that i cam't spell (that was on purpose)any way, i would double check all the spellings on the piece.
smiley - cider


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Post 19

FordsTowel

I presume you've checked out the entry:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A138232
for ideas?

smiley - towel


A6025411 - Beginners Guide to Towel Combat

Post 20

FordsTowel

Got a couple of more potentials:
The Road-Runner Defense
Many species have an uncommon tendency to rush sudden movements. The savvy towel wielder, in these situations, merely flutters the towel while holding it where the opponent can see it; but, is holding it up against a solid wall or hard and secured object like a post, tree, or rockface. The result is a satisfying crunch when opponent hits the now-unmovable towel.

The Brute-Assist attack
Similarly, if you find yourself between your opponent and such a species, the towel can be held up and used to induced a charge through the towel toward the partially obscured oponent.

smiley - towel


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