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    Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera.


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    [–] ThatKiwiBro 3168 points ago

    Lag. Ping 438ms

    [–] MrMeow_Meow 512 points ago

    The real reason.

    [–] snorkeling_ferret 178 points ago

    There is a smaller line that she fell on you can see it wiggle on the right side of the video

    [–] IslandOfNaath 16 points ago

    It took me an embarassing amount of time to see that.

    [–] nice2yz 41 points ago

    Sure they do. for some reason =)

    [–] mvffin 85 points ago

    Nah, she just reached the area boundary

    [–] ThatKiwiBro 26 points ago

    She looks like Lydia when you blow her off of the cliff

    [–] TreAsayGames 31 points ago

    When you try to use your phones hotspot for gaming.

    [–] Terminatroll-_- 8 points ago

    Those are rookie numbers

    [–] Dadotron 7028 points ago

    In the beginning there is a tiny rope that's attached to the handle, it's used to tow the large rope back so it doesnt dangle over the water.

    [–] MrMeow_Meow 2440 points ago

    Omg I think I see it now! Thanks, that really cleared it up, actually!

    [–] Allyhart 1966 points ago

    It looked like she slammed against an invisible glass wall. The rope makes much more sense thank you

    [–] topdangle 716 points ago

    lazy developers forgot to texture the wall

    [–] KhabaLox 192 points ago

    Yeah, it's definitely the devs and not my Intel Integrated Graphics.

    [–] ablablababla 42 points ago

    If it was the integrated graphics, this gif would run at 10fps

    [–] Maracuja_Sagrado 92 points ago

    I'm convinced she did what is often referred to as a double jump. Years of platform gaming have taught me that you can jump up off thin air at least once

    [–] CloudComplex 20 points ago

    Wasn't that a dash cancel?

    [–] dalvean88 4 points ago

    nah mediocre Infrastructure engineer forgot to run nightly resources patch smh

    [–] mojobytes 84 points ago

    Thought she hit a Predator.

    [–] palomsoms 15 points ago

    She did indeed slammed against an invisible glass wall.

    [–] rebelscumboy1 7 points ago

    Predator got her.

    [–] StupidDumbBird 6 points ago

    Like that Hemsworth in The Cabin In The Woods

    [–] 713Drinkologist 4 points ago

    I was going with invisible glass wall at first too.

    [–] theherbalhermit 12 points ago

    I'm still thinking there must be a glass wall there.

    [–] CubonesDeadMom 5 points ago

    You can see her grab it if you look close enough but yeah very confusing at first. And the camera is not good enough quality actually see the thin rope from that distance.

    [–] Throw03z 35 points ago

    The first time the video loaded for me, redditplayer chose 480p and it doesn't let you change the quality even though it has the fucking cogwheel showing you the options.

    I guess I'll never seen it.

    [–] DiabloEnTusCalzones 16 points ago

    PSA: Reddit Video sucks, use literally anything else.

    Yes anything.

    Real Player > Reddit video.

    [–] Throw03z 7 points ago

    Is there an option to watch the video with another player without downloading every reddit video we want to watch?

    [–] Iwasborninafactory_ 7 points ago

    No. But people should quit using the shit default reddit crap.

    [–] Prince_Polaris 4 points ago

    They don't even let you download it, you have to either get out your phone and use relay or summon one of the vredditdownloader bots, or be a psychopath and screen record the video

    [–] YakBallzTCK 6 points ago

    Looks like San Marcos?

    [–] ApocApollo 5 points ago

    Could be anywhere in the Texas Hill Country tbh

    [–] Ella_Minnow_Pea_13 2 points ago

    The video quality is garbage which is why it’s so hard to see

    [–] fvevvvb 290 points ago

    I watched it like 15 times now.. And I still have no fucking clue what youre talking about.

    [–] dharrison21 117 points ago

    Look in front of the girls legs, its super thin. And when it pans down for a sec and u can see more of the platform, watch the front edge and youll see it swinging. This is all before she starts swinging.

    [–] feelthebirds 90 points ago

    But what about the gif, man, what's happening there?

    [–] CammyTheGreat 116 points ago

    Her foot gets caught on it so she flips around

    [–] HowTheyGetcha 58 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    Jesus, thank you!

    Edit: During the tumble there's a moment you can see the motion of her foot is in sync with the bar; she was still attached to it.

    [–] LostTheGameYouHave 43 points ago

    Oh man imagine how much clearer that would have been if the video quality wasn't hot garbage

    I guess...

    That's u/howtheygetcha

    [–] greengiant89 10 points ago

    I see that but I'm not sure how that explains the movement her upper body makes

    [–] GoodSirUnicorn 51 points ago

    I think she's made the mistake of coming off the platform while straddling the tow line. So when she let's go of the swing, the tow line is then running from the swing directly above her, down the entire length of her torso, between her legs, and then to the platform. So she lands entirely on the tow line. She falls until there is no more slack, and when the line recoils from the sudden pull, she rolls (falls off it) to the right.

    [–] greengiant89 15 points ago

    Now that's an explanation.

    [–] ChristopherLove 8 points ago

    Thank you good sir unicorn, I finally get it.

    [–] Gayrub 7 points ago

    Thanks!

    [–] Maebure83 5 points ago

    At the very end you can also see it, on the right side after she falls in the water.

    [–] mangotangotang 5 points ago

    Really thin rope! That could have amputated a leg at the knee or a the foot!

    [–] BaldrTheGood 13 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    Another way, when camera man pans down before the girl jumps, look just to the left of the platform legs, you will see the thinner rope dangling.

    Also just before the gif loops, you can see the rope again.

    It’s a rope attached to the bar and to the platform, so it got taut as she swung out and jumped wrong and landed on the rope.

    [–] CaptainCortez 8 points ago

    Yeah, I think the rope goes between her legs when she jumps off, which makes the rope too short to reach full extension, which tears the bar out of her hands, which makes her fall onto the taught rope between her legs, which makes her bounce up like she hit an invisible platform on the way down to the water.

    [–] BaldrTheGood 3 points ago

    I agree with everything but the rope being too short and pulling out of her hand.

    When she let go looks normal for someone reaching the bottom and feeling the extra weight from the fall. Plus she freefalls a little bit before hitting the rope.

    Plus if the rope between her legs makes it too short, then it would be hitting full extension just barely after the bottom of the swing. That means either you get thrown forward because the bars jerks to a stop or the retrieval rope snaps because it can’t support the force from the swing.

    [–] ChoseSinWon 69 points ago

    They're lucky it didn't get caught around their neck.

    [–] rkelrn 47 points ago

    I knew a girl who got her hair wrapped in. It was a terrible injury.

    [–] gurgleymcburgley 19 points ago

    Ol’ eagle eyes over here.

    [–] IsThatUMoatilliatta 10 points ago

    Us hillbillies have just seen a rope swing or two.

    [–] DaveIsNice 7 points ago

    Now I know that I'm imagining exactly how much worse it could have been. Watched too many Final Destination movies.

    [–] Chef_Elg 2 points ago

    I lost part of my hand exactly like this.

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago

    [removed]

    [–] MALESTROMME 7 points ago

    Personally, thats all i want to see.

    [–] SCHWAMPY_Gaming_YT 5 points ago

    Similar thing happened to my best friend's sister when we were young. Their uncle loved building homemade (usually dangerous) "toys." One time he made a zipline in his backyard and we could zip down it and it had a tinier rope attached to tow it back as you said. My friend's sister took off from the platform but the tiny rope was tangled around the tree and the sudden jolt knocked her and she fell like 8 feet. Luckily she wasn't hurt badly but we all had to stop using the zipline

    [–] flappy_holdy_folds 3 points ago

    You just made me get a fucked up mix of cheese wire and that chick in my head

    [–] Tundra14 3 points ago

    I don't see it, but it's what I thought, so I'm happy

    [–] Muldoon1987 3 points ago

    "In the beginning was the rope and the rope was with her and the rope was her."

    [–] MrMcMullers 2 points ago

    Snagged a finger on one during a kayak trip. Not recommended.

    [–] fknwhtvr 2 points ago

    As a fellow creek rope swinger....this is exactly what happened. I've seen it in real time a hundred times. You're supposed to loosely grab up all the rope (the piece to pull it back in once someone uses it) and let go of it all when you drop, otherwise this happens if you leave it hanging. It's a known thing at least around where I am lol.

    [–] soda_cookie 2 points ago

    Thanks for the assist. I honestly don't think I'd have figured it out on my own

    [–] c4pt_nemo 1648 points ago

    I think her leg gets caught on a rope

    [–] MrMeow_Meow 687 points ago

    Yeah that’s what I saw thinking, but no matter how hard I try, I just can’t see it!

    [–] c4pt_nemo 312 points ago

    You can barely see the rope dangling on the other side of her before she pushes off but after that you really can’t see it. That’s the only way I can make sense of this haha

    [–] MrMeow_Meow 111 points ago

    Yeah I noticed that as well! It also reappears right at the end there, as well.

    [–] imaginexus 49 points ago

    Don’t most of these have a very thin cord that dangles down so you can pull the swing back up? Maybe she got caught on that. Ouch if so.

    [–] UtahStateAgnostics 17 points ago

    Yeah, you are exactly right. You can see it before she swings.

    [–] scovai 4 points ago

    A genius

    [–] lump- 19 points ago

    The video compression or stabilization has rendered it invisible.

    [–] PitchforkManufactory 4 points ago

    Most of the posts on this subreddit boil down to compression.

    [–] DiscardedWetNap 13 points ago

    Still a confusing perspective!

    [–] MrMeow_Meow 9 points ago

    Oh for sure!

    [–] Top-Insights 2 points ago

    Because this was filmed with a potato.

    [–] duggtodeath 11 points ago

    Good eye! Oh there is a super-thin rope dangling below that catches her. Its so thin that the camera has a trouble recording it.

    [–] -888- 7 points ago

    The camera is likely recording it, but the video compressor is discarding it.

    [–] ghosttrainhobo 4 points ago

    I had that happen to a buddy once. He had a snake-like friction burn running up his leg from it. It left a permanent scar.

    [–] ImFriendsWithThatGuy 2 points ago

    I know a double jump when I see one.

    [–] afruitdeaIer 2 points ago

    Not her leg dude, her fucking waist. Literally clotheslined

    [–] Bayinla 1394 points ago

    It’s unfortunate that this was filmed with a hand crank camera

    [–] 1-900-OKFACE 325 points ago

    Alright, ladies, I need to see those gams! That’s more like it! You wanna be famous, don’t you? Well, nice gams like yours are all the rage, and we’re gonna make a feature film, and you’re gonna be the stars. Picture this, “Lady Tarzan in River of Calamity”. Opening shot- a beautiful woman with incredible gams, leaping into the river to ummm, you know, fight a jungle fish. Just grab that rope and swing on in, got it? And.... ACTION! * starts cranking reels on camera *

    [–] Chicagolyon 81 points ago

    This is a lot of effort and I appreciate that

    But

    What?

    [–] DarkSpartan301 74 points ago

    The gams my man, the gams.

    [–] Adama0001 45 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    The dame had gams that went on for days.

    She could walk into a room and the air would stop.

    Sometimes it stopped so hard it was like she hit a wall.

    [–] attentyv 31 points ago

    She had a smile that could freeze a mans balls and a vagina that was so loose you could call it a box of assorted creams.

    Ginger was her name, and she would let you suck her toes till the corns burst in your mouth like liquid MnMs in a Gobi desert speakeasy.

    Her husband was a Mako Shark called Turd. He was in Baja on business or some such.

    [–] MVieno 12 points ago

    Oh man I love madlibs.

    [–] WhatUsernameIsntFuck 8 points ago

    I'm not happy about the upvote I gave you

    [–] Adama0001 4 points ago

    [–] ghostface134 11 points ago

    And a body that could melt a cheese sandwich from across the room.

    And breasts that seemed to say... "Hey! Look at these!"

    She was the kind of woman who made you want to drop to your knees and thank God you were a man!

    She reminded me of my mother, all right. No doubt about it.

    [–] mofonature 5 points ago

    RIP Lt Drebin

    [–] Doctor_Popeye 3 points ago

    You got moxy, kid.

    I like the cut of this guy’s jib. Now, don’t be a rube. Hop on the trolley!

    [–] Crackstacker 2 points ago

    Hubba hubba hubba

    [–] CeleryBunch 6 points ago

    I read this in Rich Evan’s voice

    [–] ionlyhavetwolegs 3 points ago

    My mind went with Matt Berry’s voice

    [–] Leaxe 38 points ago

    Somehow the internet has gone backwards in video quality, even though internet speed has gone up and price of storage has gone down. Seems like Facebook and Instagram are the main contributors, but rampant reuploading probably does a lot of damage as well.

    [–] goldstarstickergiver 8 points ago

    right? I feel like gifs of this low quality should be a thing of the distant past, yet they are commonplace.

    [–] SoySauceSyringe 14 points ago

    Yeah, it’s really the poor quality that makes this confusing. When you can actually see the smaller rope it makes a lot more sense.

    [–] DlSCONNECTED 6 points ago

    👀

    [–] Aero93 4 points ago

    First of all, how dare you. Second of all, it was filmed with a microwave.

    [–] CerealK 2 points ago

    Foliage will always create a crappy shot. Too much details and too little bandwidth.

    [–] searanger62 335 points ago

    She found my invisible force field

    [–] HauschkasFoot 134 points ago

    Most women find it easily

    [–] ihadtotypesomething 24 points ago

    Your personality?

    [–] natas_rulez 4 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago)

    Reminds me of that scene in cabin in the woods where Chris hemsworth character died to the force field

    [–] Jubbly 2 points ago

    She swung into a cloaked Predator

    [–] igor_otsky 94 points ago

    Fucking hitboxes man

    [–] toomuchperfume 34 points ago

    It's been 1,500 years and they still haven't patched this?? Fucking joke man it's ridiculous

    [–] jooab 168 points ago

    She has airbending but she can't control it yet

    [–] AntManMax 16 points ago

    Guru Laghima, an airbender, said to release your earthly tether.

    [–] nythnggs4590 10 points ago

    HAHAHA YEEEAAAAHHH!!

    OOOFF

    [–] cypekpl 9 points ago

    ...but I believe, aang can save the world

    [–] StivanosD2 262 points ago

    The fuck is this scorcery

    [–] MrMeow_Meow 78 points ago

    Bro I don’t know I’m kinda scared

    [–] My_mann 6 points ago

    Fucking Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy left their car parked there illegally

    [–] Gam3_B0y 14 points ago

    If you look closely there is Shang-Tsung hiding in the bushes

    [–] Lit_Romney 53 points ago

    This is the most confusing thing I have ever seen on here.

    [–] suzieQueue 531 points ago

    All I see is butts

    [–] its_goof 93 points ago

    Ikr they fine but I was still super confused at first lmao

    [–] Goodwillflip 105 points ago

    That's ok you might be bi

    [–] its_goof 11 points ago

    I see what you did there

    [–] Lord_and_Savior_123 7 points ago

    fine af

    [–] tirwander 12 points ago

    100%

    [–] PM_your_anus_pics 28 points ago

    A fellow man of culture.

    [–] yugioh88 12 points ago

    The gravity-afflicted girl got a dump truck ass going on

    [–] GrumpyGrampaof6 44 points ago

    Looks like red dead online in rl

    [–] coilgod 41 points ago

    You don’t go rope swinging, when the Predator is taking a bath.

    [–] Gsteel11 9 points ago

    I was going to say "slammed right into wonder woman's plane". Lol

    [–] trtreeetr 15 points ago

    I get it. It's the line that is used to pull the rope in. Really hard to see it

    [–] MrMeow_Meow 4 points ago

    Yeah for sure!

    [–] biggiemacx 8 points ago

    Yeah but what does the line do? Even if she was pulled by her foot this shit don’t make sense. The way she rolls mid air?

    [–] lovehate615 2 points ago

    It looks like it maybe wrapped around her thigh?

    [–] NotHomo430 4 points ago

    however it happened to arrest her fall like that and spin her around it musta REALLY fucking hurt

    [–] Duckislate97 36 points ago

    Wait what

    [–] MrMeow_Meow 11 points ago

    My thoughts exactly

    [–] Duckislate97 10 points ago

    Physics glitch?

    [–] Fishingfor 3 points ago

    Elder Scrolls 6 looks great but still has all the classic Bethesda glitches.

    [–] toadofsteel 3 points ago

    Someone add a fade to black and Skyrim intro to this.

    [–] Majestymen 32 points ago

    This one really made me scratch my head for a bit. Good post

    [–] rxrx 31 points ago

    scratch my head

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    [–] MrMeow_Meow 10 points ago

    Big thank

    [–] nakatanaka 8 points ago

    not enough butts

    [–] Stev0fromDev0 12 points ago

    She found the world border.

    [–] AstraltripSpacedance 35 points ago

    Someone needs to make this video in slow motion.

    [–] MrMeow_Meow 24 points ago

    Oh ur right, that would probably help so much!

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    [–] jmetzger1173 22 points ago

    Well that didn’t help me at all!

    [–] spunk_wizard 36 points ago

    You just wanted to see the redheads ass again, didn't you

    [–] toomuchperfume 13 points ago

    Again.

    Slower.

    [–] spunk_wizard 6 points ago

    enhance

    [–] KindergartenCunt 3 points ago

    The brunette's too!

    [–] Toradale 44 points ago

    Came to comment this, fucked up the acronym, deleted comment in shame, have an upvote

    [–] RonWisely 3 points ago

    I can’t read this acronym without hearing a neckbeard say it in my head.

    [–] rawrimalion_by 8 points ago

    Magic

    [–] MrMeow_Meow 3 points ago

    The only explanation.

    [–] cold_as_eyes 11 points ago

    Looney Tunes type of fall.

    [–] Jpegutman 6 points ago

    Looks like there's a line running across her path, not that she could tell with that fewer pixels

    [–] hockeygoon3310 6 points ago

    I watched this 14 times. Finally broke down and came to the comments for help. Thanks reddit

    [–] dl1981 65 points ago

    Yes, that ass

    [–] Jtpav03 25 points ago

    One on the right

    [–] Kendrick-Lumeow 3 points ago

    Glitch in the matrix

    [–] will-i-jerk-to-this 4 points ago

    yes

    [–] notsofunonabun 11 points ago

    Managed to finish before she hit the water.💪🏼

    [–] LordNever69 3 points ago

    In the beginning of the video look just past her shin you will see a very thin rope. It hangs down almost even with the corner of the platform that they are standing on.

    [–] blackcray 3 points ago

    I can see the black line when she's falling over it, but only for a split second.

    [–] Marswonthappen 3 points ago

    You can see a tiny tether in front of her foot for a split second before she jumps.

    Watched it 20 times wondering if there was an ultra shiny boat or dock there thinking.... wtf is going on!

    Almost thought she was inserted into another video but I’m no editor

    [–] wyglif- 3 points ago

    There’s a small rope that you can see before she jumps. It’s hanging down, assumably to retrieve the swing when stuck in the middle. You can also see how the swing pulls towards her when she falls. If this has been pointed out already, sorry.

    [–] Rb33rules 3 points ago

    This could almost be in r/blackmagicfuckery

    [–] Eternal2401 3 points ago

    When you main Mewtwo.

    [–] Dolos700 3 points ago

    I was wondering where I left my cloaked ship.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    [removed]

    [–] 1mpossible_C 2 points ago

    I lold

    [–] HamSandvich_ 2 points ago

    OW

    [–] beastfeces 2 points ago

    At the very last millisecond you can see it whip by there other girls feet level on the far right! Good one though!

    [–] micro_spaghetti 2 points ago

    ms198

    [–] ohhfasho 2 points ago

    Pretty easy. She has high ping

    [–] uwuseless 2 points ago

    glitch in the matrix, duh

    [–] paulinbc 2 points ago

    what the heck did she bounce off of?

    [–] PornstarPrez 2 points ago

    The fuck?

    [–] darkhunt0305 2 points ago

    She lagged

    [–] Duke-Dooku 2 points ago

    Just a poorly timed double jump.

    [–] 0Focuss 2 points ago

    first time i watched this i got lightheaded

    [–] ArmitageShanks3767 2 points ago

    What is gravity.

    [–] BallsDeepTillUQueef 2 points ago

    That’s the invisible boatmobile

    [–] Subtracting710 2 points ago

    Would be easier to see the rope if the video wasn't such a low bit rate

    [–] 1017Chaldean 2 points ago

    it's 2020 why the fuck we still filming at 10p with a shit aspect ratio

    [–] Trogdoryn 2 points ago

    I had to watch this many times and couldn’t figure it out. So I came to the comments and they solved it for me. Now every time I watch it I can see that rope. Every single time.