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Death By A Thousand Cuts!

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What a great line at the end of Ep 20, eh?

Ling Chiexecution by slow cutting – was practiced in China until it was outlawed in 1905. In the execution, the criminal is slowly cut in the arms, legs, and chest, until finally they are beheaded or stabbed in the heart. Many western accounts of the execution method are largely exaggerated, with some claiming that the execution could take days to perform.

One modern eyewitness report from Journalist and Politician Henry Norman, describes an execution thus:
The criminal is fastened to a rough cross, and the executioner, armed with a sharp knife, begins by grasping handfuls from the fleshy parts of the body, such as the thighs and the breasts, and slicing them off. After this he removes the joints and the excrescences of the body one by one-the nose and ears, fingers and toes. Then the limbs are cut off piecemeal at the wrists and the ankles, the elbows and knees, the shoulders and hips. Finally, the victim is stabbed to the heart and his head cut off.
Source: http://listverse.com/2007/09/12/top-10-gruesome-methods-of-execution/

 
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LOL that's deep. I think they would die before they could even finish all of those steps. Too much blood lost!
 

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LOL that's deep. I think they would die before they could even finish all of those steps. Too much blood lost!
You should see all the pictures that's found on the internet. Really cruel shit... <_<
 

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^its not too bad....
Actually, before they slice the bejesus out of you, they take all your sons and first behead them in front of you. This is to let you know that your familial line is ended, and you die knowing that there will be no descendants to ever honor you in the afterlife. <_<
 
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Actually, before they slice the bejesus out of you, they take all your sons and first behead them in front of you. This is to let you know that your familial line is ended, and you die knowing that there will be no descendants to ever honor you in the afterlife. <_<
never mess with Ralph
 

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LOL... nobody cares about me or what I say. Instead, never mess with the emperor. Those Qing guys just didn't know how to take a joke... :wtf:
lol its not just the Qing Guys, ever heard of Mm Ma Fun See...execution by tying your limbs to horse and have the horse pull you apart...ouch
 

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lol its not just the Qing Guys, ever heard of Mm Ma Fun See...execution by tying your limbs to horse and have the horse pull you apart...ouch
The Five Horse Pull part was similar to this type of penalty. (this one was invented in Qin Dynasty)
A brief depiction of which actually appeared in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 dystopia classic, Clockwork Orange.

It was a scene taken from a Run Run Shaw epic, that was incorporated into the Kubrick plot
 
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yea, with all these cruel deaths, i'd rather kill myself. To run away from the slow pain....screaming and crying seeing all the descendants die. >.<

Nasty! Especially, if u dont end up dying. Imagine mm ma fun si failing. Your like stretched o_O ewww
 

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i didnt actually know whut they meant @ 1st when i saw it i was half expecting one of those
ubbbbber big knives...and then the drinks the 'wine/beer/water' thingy and pulls out that tiny one...
was a ickle surprised then shocked when ya see the blood roll out so i sorta thought they just stabbed
him...then i clicked onto this thread and now more like -shock
 

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...Nasty! Especially, if u dont end up dying. Imagine mm ma fun si failing. Your (sic) like stretched o_O ewww
You mean like in a cartoon? I don't think so. In such a situation, the physics involve make it rather impossible NOT to be dismembered.

i didnt actually know whut they meant @ 1st when i saw it i was half expecting one of those
ubbbbber big knives...and then the drinks the 'wine/beer/water' thingy and pulls out that tiny one...
was a ickle surprised then shocked when ya see the blood roll out so i sorta thought they just stabbed
him...then i clicked onto this thread and now more like -shock
Yeah, it's pretty nasty stuff, considered so cruel that even the Qing Dynasty itself, in its closing years, finally outlawed the practice. If you search the internet, there are a set of very well known images of one particular execution taken, IIRC by a French photographer. Remembering that during those days, photographs were rather complicated affairs requiring a huge tripod, glass plates inside covered plate film holders, and the photographer had to focus underneath a drop cloth on a dim piece of matte glass. Thus, setting the camera for each and every shot took a tremendous amount of time, but the photographer was able to nonetheless capture all the cut strokes along with the beheading finale. This very obviously leads one to the conclusion that the executioner was likely "performing" for the photographer; ie. pausing and waiting patiently as the lensman readied himself and the camera for the next shot.
 
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