Description: You are a curator at one of the many museums in Paris, and have finally earned the bosses trust. But after a strange meeting with a new coworker and his friends, you begin receiving messages from an unknown party.
Snape survives the war and stays at Hogwarts. Some time later he discovers a way to travel through wizarding paintings, a bit like the painting Aberfort has but complete, like he can essentially become like the actual portraits and visit all the frames. He uses it to prank the other professors - he just shows up during class and makes a sassy remark about something and watches all hell break loose when they think he has died eventually just climbing out the frame he’s occupying - and in comes the second wave of chaos
You and your friends split up, half of you taking on the terrorists and the other half head for the machine that was sucking up the city. Warpath and X-23 fall into line with your old teammates - Steve, Bucky and Sam - and begin fighting against the terrorists. You, Cyclops and Blink move as fast as possible towards the machine, and try to avoid getting sucked up into it. White Queen was changing between your group and the others, helping to shield everyone from the terrorists bullets, with her diamond form, as well as helping the team communicate with the ex-Avengers.
Blink concentrates on diverting the debris that was being dragged into the machine, and out of everyone’s way. You try your best to help her, using your wind to push things out of the machine’s path, until Cyclops’ voice sounds through the communication bud in your ear.
“Korra,” his voice is strained and forced, he was struggling, “I need a little help dismantling this thing,”
Preferring to live in an open and accepting manner, you encourage others to “be themselves” with an attitude that anything goes and a fondness for the unusual and unconventional. As a parent, you may be quite open with your children, and encouraging the same in them. You aim to be friends with them. In fact, you are like this with most people you meet–you treat others as equals regardless of their status or position. You detest stuffiness, showiness, and pretense, and you will often do or say something that will break others out of an overly serious frame of mind. You are spontaneous, funny, perceptive, and a little quirky
I don’t have any problem understanding why people flunk out of college or quit their jobs or cheat on each other or break the law or spray-paint walls. A little bit outside of things is where some people feel each other. We do it to replace the frame of family. We do it to erase and remake our origins in their own images. To say, I too was here.
Pairing: Scott Mccall x GenderNeutral!Reader Words: 2.3K Warnings: Mythology? A/N: Okay so I decided to cut this into parts since it was 6K words and no one was reading it haha. Also the original one ended stupid so I will be changing that in Part 3
‘Okay, this is it.’ You thought as you stood in your new room in your new house in front of the large mirror that is currently leaning against the wall waiting to be hung.
Today was the first day at your new school already two months into the first semester. You moved from your home in the city of New York to live in the suburbia of Beacon Hills in California. When your parents told you of the plan to move to California you were expecting the L.A. lifestyle with movie stars as best friends and it was safe to say you were excited… That was until you found out you would be moving to the suburbs in Beacon Hills. ‘Where even is Beacon Hills?’ you might ask; the answer to that is ‘Gods know, but it had to be freakin mystical…assholes’, let’s just say you weren’t very happy about moving from a beautiful city to a suburban area, you can take the girl out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the girl.
Although you were rather disappointed in the move to the suburbs you understood that your parents like their work as “Myth Lit Legends” which their college students apparently called them, and they needed to relocate for their job.
What are the pros and cons of "street fighting"? Like no formal training, somewhat self taught, and for surviving. Can this apply to sword fighting? I'm writing about a character who has formal training but also learned street fighting because they saw some value in it and they find it unpredictable
It’s worth pointing out that street fighting is just fighting, there’s nothing special associated with it and the idea that it’s unpredictable is… untrue. The true moral of Fight Club is that Fight Club is a stupid expression of toxic masculinity that is worth nothing. Getting beat up a lot doesn’t make you a better fighter. It will give you an endorphin high and sell you on the illusion of your own toughness.
Street fighting is extremely predictable, especially from self-taught fighters. This is because self-taught fighters have a limited move set. A move set that is limited to what they’ve seen in practice by someone else. Today, this means what you see on on television. Whether that’s professional boxing, UFC, WWE, or someone trying to ape the moves of a Hollywood action star like Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, etc.
An untrained swordfighter is even more screwed than untrained hand to hand because sword combat on the street is called dueling and they practice that in the salle.
Your character would actually be more unpredictable via seeking out secondary instruction from “practical” aka practical application or more street minded sources. This can be police self-defense, training in forms like Krav Maga, and others that focus on teaching your character to use what they’ve learned in their studio out in the real world.
The techniques don’t change, but the mentality does.
For a character who has formal training, they’re going to re-learn to use what they already know in a new environment where the stakes are higher. The difference between a recreational martial art and a practical one is what you’re training for rather than the techniques themselves. Changing from one to the other involves changing how your perspective on your environment and learning to evaluate threats as opposed to simply focusing on technique and training for sport or spiritual enlightenment.
All martial arts training revolves around survival on some level.
For a character to “train” in “street fighting”, they’d have to go out and fight on the street. This would involve taking their life in their hands and risking it for… what, exactly? They saw value in going out to beat up/get beat up by random strangers at a bar, in a Fight Club style set up, or something similar to backyard wrestling rings.
This character isn’t actually learning a new fighting style. They’re taking what they know out into the real world to test it. (An act which will get you evicted from most martial arts studios if they catch you, especially if you’re a minor.)
The “unpredictability” of street fighters comes from the fact that most people can’t predict when a fight is about to break out. They don’t see it. They don’t get in the frame of mind for it. They see the aftermath, after the first punch is thrown, and are stuck mentally playing catch up as they’re getting pounded.
The average street fight lasts less than thirty seconds.
Those first few milliseconds at the beginning of a fight are crucial, as is your frame of mind before the first punch is thrown. Getting yourself into the right mindset, ready to defend, and ready to fight means that you’re not going to be blindsided when the time comes to go.
That is the unpredictability of street fighters, though. They’ve learned that the first one to the punch usually wins, they’ve learned that the most aggressive fighter is the successful one. So, they to take the initiative, blindside, and pound. By the time the other person mentally catches up, the fight’s over and they’re either broken on the ground or dead.
“Unpredictable” is just code for “I didn’t expect that”. It isn’t a mystical state that is forever surprising. Through time and experience, the unpredictable becomes predictable for the individual. For the same technique to continue being unpredictable, you need to consistently perform it on those who’ve never seen it before. The street fighter illusion will fall apart fairly quickly because, when you’re working from the basis of the self-taught, street fighting isn’t that complex.
Those with formal training benefit from not only their own experiences, but the experience of their instructors, their instructors’ instructors, and everything else that comes with a martial that has survived for multiple generations. It’s a battle against a multitude of experiences, against a co-operative effort.
I will point out again that combat is a science and utilizes science as a means to kill people. It isn’t part of human nature and natural instinct, it is specifically designed to exploit them.
Street fighting is fighting in an uncontrolled environment, where the risks are higher due to the lack of protections and harm is assured.