Pigtailed samurai
November 10, 2015 10:21 AM   Subscribe

Beatrix Kiddo, age 7. The badassedessed junior ninja routine you'll see all year. Stay for the end. [SLFBvid]
posted by gottabefunky (25 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
No sugar for you!
posted by ivanthenotsoterrible at 10:44 AM on November 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


I do not understand. This is how my niece greets me to show her strength and affection. is this not the way of the Tau'ri? Peculiar.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:50 AM on November 10, 2015 [7 favorites]


Funny, I saw this linked on Facebook earlier, and didn't click because I assumed the "stay for the end!" was the video equivalent of the recent crop of advertisements saying "number 11 will shock you!" Then I saw it almost word for word on mefi and I briefly wondered if the Apocalypse was beginning.
posted by nzero at 10:53 AM on November 10, 2015


The original (I think) is here, where it can be viewed in much better quality. The logo in the bottom right of the stolen copy matches the logo at the start of the YouTube version, and the channel name matches.

Generally speaking these viral type videos that are popular on facebook are stolen and often presented with no (or misleading) attribution and background. Where-ever possible please try to take a few minutes to find the source and always link to them instead.

More information about this widespread problem can be found in the excellent videos here and here..
posted by samworm at 10:53 AM on November 10, 2015 [18 favorites]


Jesse Jane McParland on youtube
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:54 AM on November 10, 2015


[Swapped in original link. *flourishes sword* ]
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:56 AM on November 10, 2015 [19 favorites]


I want to be her.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 10:56 AM on November 10, 2015


She'd make a good baby Sith warrior in episode VIII. Just saying.
posted by Hermione Granger at 11:02 AM on November 10, 2015 [5 favorites]


She was on Britain's Got Talent (youtube) too.
posted by CuJoe at 11:06 AM on November 10, 2015


It's eleven-thirty at night, she's eating ice-cream and watching television:

"I'm not going to tell her to go to bed. You do it. It was your idea to train our five-year-old daughter as a samurai."
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 11:15 AM on November 10, 2015 [20 favorites]


Hey, if we're rebooting every last scrap of everything we ever loved, aren't we due for a big budget Lone Wolf and Cub film by now? Just sayin'.
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:22 AM on November 10, 2015 [9 favorites]


Ben Carson is sending her to kill Baby Hitler in 3... 2... 1...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:39 AM on November 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Oh my god. Stay for the end. I'm in tears at my desk at work.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:40 AM on November 10, 2015 [1 favorite]






a big budget Lone Wolf and Cub film by now?

I want to say 'yesssssss' but I'm not sure they could do much better. I'll admit, I've been out of Samurai movies for awhile, but is there anyone to compare to the stoney hatchet-faces of TomisaburĂ´ Wakayama or ToshirĂ´ Mifune?

I suppose this fellow.

Ninja Noire?
posted by LD Feral at 11:53 AM on November 10, 2015


I wonder what Pai Mei would say...
posted by cynical pinnacle at 12:28 PM on November 10, 2015


At the end I expected the whole front row of the audience to suddenly fall apart into tiny little cubes.
posted by JohnFromGR at 12:31 PM on November 10, 2015 [14 favorites]


After a couple web searches: her Facebook page. Her Twitter feed. Her recent appearance on Britain's Got Talent. Her IMDB entry.
posted by aught at 12:54 PM on November 10, 2015


I was sad when Harrison Ford took out his gun and shot her.
posted by storybored at 2:44 PM on November 10, 2015 [7 favorites]


Well, chop me some bamboo and serve it up with butter grits. Isn't she precious?
posted by cleroy at 6:37 PM on November 10, 2015


I make a lot of comments about proper zanshin.

She had it.

And then some extra.

She is also, apparently, rather a dab hand without a blade.
posted by Samizdata at 10:06 PM on November 10, 2015


Discussing this with some friends the other day. Consensus was this is a super impressive theatrical dance with a prop, especially for someone that age. The little girl has remarkable poise, grace, and showmanship. It has just about nothing to do with actual martial arts or proper use of a sword.
posted by tdismukes at 6:42 AM on November 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


The little girl has remarkable poise, grace, and showmanship. It has just about nothing to do with actual martial arts or proper use of a sword.

You're going to have to define "martial arts" and "proper use" fairly specifically for that to stick. This is what little kid weapons forms are like, at real martial arts tournaments. Or, rather, what they would be like if kids at martial arts tournaments were all athletic geniuses.
posted by gurple at 5:08 PM on November 11, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'm guessing proper use of a sword these days includes staying well away from people with guns.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:53 PM on November 11, 2015


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