Main Glass Cannon Discussion

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jelabarre59
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06:28:32 AM Nov 12th 2015
Real "glass cannon"

The funny thing is, when I recently saw the phrase "glass cannon" show up, I took it more literally. Back in the late 1970's I had read a paper on exactly that device. It was built by Space Research Corporation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Research_Corporation, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/programs/transcripts/911.html) as a means of studying propellant burn/propagation. They had a number of breach-ends made out of a thick glass, which they would load with various experimental charges, then would film them with a high-speed camera while firing them. Only good for one use each, but they weren't intending to fire projectiles anyway. Unfortunately, don't have anything in my father's papers about it (he probably wrote the manual for it). Seems to be an obscure enough project that I can't find anything on it in web searches. Perhaps there's something still in a box at my sister's house.
R1ck1
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10:26:46 AM Oct 16th 2013
The video games folder was so large, all the folders on the page broke. I created a separate page for them, but it probably has to be cleaned up a bit.
AhBengI
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07:18:07 PM Aug 9th 2013
Where's the Visual Pun image? Aren't Visual Pun images perfectly fine?
AhBengI
12:46:51 AM Dec 6th 2013
edited by 219.74.216.165
Alceister
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10:23:45 AM Nov 21st 2012
Oi oi, what happened to the real life section?
AFP
06:56:23 AM May 11th 2013
It was removed without much of any explanation. I went ahead and restored it with a note. If there was some consensus to remove it, someone please let me know.
Themanwithplan
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08:37:50 PM Oct 27th 2011
is the quote on the picture very related? it seems like it'd be better to have something more obviously about "glass-cannon-ness"
SaltyWaffles
03:31:00 PM Jul 26th 2012
Yeah, it really has nothing to do with this trope. At all.
Telcontar
11:48:44 PM Jul 26th 2012
It's a diagram showing stats for a weapon that has high attack and low defense. An image of the same thing from Warning Forever might be more clear.
ilniaj
07:15:20 PM Jul 24th 2013
Then why was the picture removed? We could simply add the picture back without the caption.
198.178.192.1
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07:48:48 AM Jan 24th 2011
Any thoughts re including Sunspot (Roberto Da Costa) and/or Cannonball (Sam Guthrie) in the X-Men / New Mutants section? Although Roberto was super strong he was not invulnerable, and Sam was only invulnerable while he was blasting.
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