what's the whole rumour thing going with got7? why do they do that to our boys istg
:( people spread rumors that Jackson was fighting with the rest of the members just because he seemed down at one of the Australia fanmeets (the one on his mom’s birthday)
I just have to say to everyone: none of us have any idea of what goes on between the members, so it’s wrong for us to make any statements or spread rumors about their relationship. Even if you mean well and are worried, creating drama by assuming something bad just stresses the members out. They’ll begin to feel bad for not constantly putting on a happy face all the time. And do you really think the member you are “protecting” will really be happy if you isolate him from the people he says are his friends?
Just let them live their lives and support them in a positive way, instead of starting fights or rumors.
How do you deal with insecurity and depression?... Y'see. I've been friends with one a girl for a couple of years... But suddenly we started fighting over the littlest things! She was my closest friend, And she has sacrificed many things for me, But our friendship ended a couple weeks ago... I've been very down lately, And my parents are worried, I told them everything, But they don't know how to deal with the things I'm facing... And only now I had the balls to ask this question to you so...
It’s gonna sting for a while, but it will be okay. Sometimes people just grow differently which can lead to differences in opinion and lifestyle choices. It doesn’t mean either party is “bad” or anything, just no longer compatible. This new growth in you will also open you up to becoming close with people you didn’t even think you could and new friendships will bloom. Give it time and be yourself and those new friendships will find you.
some sibling ocs. Maurice is the oldest, a gym rat that studies physics and loves to cook. Lila is the baby. loves playing sports and dinosaurs. Avery and Abigail are fraternal twins and the middle children. they both love to play video games and when they go to conventions, they spend most of the time in game room. Avery is trans and always has snacks in his pockets. He doesn’t talk. Abigail is very confrontational and competitive. She doesn’t really start fights, but she’ll finish them.
these kids are close, despite the age gaps between them. they all sign, but Lila and Abigail can be pretty rowdy when they have a go at each other. Maurice tries to keep the peace, but usually he just gets a sympathetic look from his brother. Maurice is the only one that can drive. They like to go on road trips.
So I just saw [this post] on my dash and wanted to add on but the post was already super long so. Here are some things I’ve learned from about a decade of martial arts (both practicing, competing, and teaching) that might be useful for writers:
If your character practices martial arts at a school, know that every school will teach that particular style a little differently.
If your character doesn’t have flexibility/doesn’t stretch. they. will. hurt. themself. trying. to. kick. Even if it’s just waist-high. People who aren’t used to fighting will pull something.
People who have been training for a long time will have stronger hands/feet.
Grappling is dirty work. You’re on the ground, you’re grabbing what you can, it’s not as hot as you might think it is.
Holds/grappling/etc. are ingrained reactions. If someone grabs your wrist, reacting immediately is something that is a trained reaction. Same with throwing someone over your shoulder. The steps are practiced again and again and again until they’re gut reactions.
Building off that: even if you’ve trained with a million of these drills, real life is always a little different. You have to be ready to improvise.
For the love of all that is holy, karate is not a universal name for martial arts. There are usually modern/sport and traditional versions of martial arts. In my experience, bits and pieces from others will mix together. (for example, I learned a lot of aikido and judo learning self-defense in taekwondo)
The effectiveness of the way your character fights can depend a lot on where and how they learned how to fight.
This may not be important for writing fight scenes in general, but just as a side note: martial arts have philosophies. If your character is trained in a particular MA, make sure to do research on that philosophy. It might be important to your characterization.
Getting hit hurts. Unless you’ve been fighting for a while and are used to getting hit, you’re gonna be shocked.
The most strategic person is going to lose at least 80% of their thought-process when fighting. The RDJ Sherlock Holmes fight scenes? Where he thinks everything out? Nah man. A lot of fighting is muscle memory & practiced combos.
yeah, well, you know, as thrilling as the next adventure might be, in the end…you’re always left with that same feeling. sometimes you gotta…choose what you’re gonna keep and…and what you’re gonna let go.