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Topic: RPS Epiphanies (Read 2199 times)
March 10, 2010, 09:57:50 AM »
I sort've had a epiphany regarding RPS. RPS was on the mind and I realized that each move represents different ways to greet or say good bye to someone.
Rock - Pound it
Paper - High five
Scissors - Peace Sign
Maybe it's just a dumb coincidence, or does it mean something? RPS seems to manifest itself in more places the more I play it.
Competitive as hell and still trying to prove to people that RPS is way more than luck.
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Re: RPS Epiphanies
Reply #1 on:
March 11, 2010, 05:07:13 PM »
RPS holds many hidden meanings, on multiple levels. Be aware though that there also can be 'shadow' interpretations. For example:
Scissors: V-sign (English equivalent of 'the finger')
Paper: Nazi salute
Rock: Terrorist fist jab
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Re: RPS Epiphanies
Reply #2 on:
March 11, 2010, 05:18:52 PM »
The great thing about gestures is you can imprint them will all kinds of misdirected contextual clues. For example, out of the context of the game you could read the throws as the following gestures:
Scissors: "Hey look over there!"
"Feed the Pony" Paper: "Pay up"
Paper: Settle Down
Rock: Wanna fight about it?
Each, obviously, provokes a different base emotional response in someone you're interacting with in close context, and can be used for misdirection, or just outright shock. I'm surprised more competitors don't throw "hey look over there" scissors at key moments in games.
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