Why not compare hobbits to wookies?LowKey wrote:There is no difference between African flat bows and European flat bows. The geometry is the same.The Twizzler wrote:Remember I said European bows, not African, Asian, or American, I also said they were hobbits not small humans. Those African pigmys are much stronger than a Hobbit would be. I would like to point out those pigmy bows are for small game hunting not anywhere near armored human opponents, lions, tigers, much less orcs.
The pigmys take deer sized game with them, so more than adequate to take a human. If you meant English longbows you should have specified them, because there are more than a few types of European bows.
Finally, do you think all Hobbits suffer from myasthenia gravis or something similar? Otherwise there's zero reason to think the would be any less strong than a pigmy of equal height. They're actually likely to be stronger, as Hobbits are described as being a bit more robust of build, fat marbling not withstanding. The Took clan was particularly known for being rather physically strong.
I could have been very unfair and compared them to Chimpanzees for physical strength, even though chimps are even smaller than Hobbits..... an angry male chimp could tear your arm out of it's socket.
(Since we are arguing about the battle capabilities of a fictional species, why not compare them to another fictional species?)
I keep telling myself I'm going to put Twiz on ignore because of how he trolls posts ridiculous quizzes and because of how he trolls argues with anyone who tries to have an 'intelligent' conversation with him concerning the parameters of his thought exercise. He takes being a troll pedant to new heights.
But on the other hand, I always read and almost always respond to his threads. I guess it's part of human nature- the same way we want to see the train wreck and the severed limbs on the side of the highway.