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YOU BET YOUR SORRY BUTT THAT I AM SHIPPING PAST ZARKON/ALFOR PURELY FOR THE SHIRO/ALLURA PARALLELS. I WANT CORAN IN THE BACKGROUND WHILE THEY FLIRT GOING “YIKES: BECAUSE HE’S SEEN THIS BEFORE. I WANT ‘FOLLOWING IN THEIR FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS’ LINES. I WANT GENERATIONAL ANGST. I WANT THESE KIDS MESSED UP EVERY TIME THEY SO MUCH AS ARGUE BECAUSE OF PRECEDENT. I WANT PEOPLE MAKING JOKES ABOUT ALTEAN ROYALS NOT BEING ABLE TO KEEP THEIR BLACK PALADINS OUT OF THEIR BEDS.

“SO IMAGINE YOU’RE ALL POWERFUL ROYALTY FROM AN ANCIENT DYNASTY WITH CONTROL OVER ONE OF THE UNIVERSE’S MOST DANGEROUS WEAPONS AND ONE OF YOUR MAIN COMMANDERS IS THE LEADER OF SAID WEAPON. ALL THAT POWER AT YOUR COMBINED FINGERTIPS. BETTER KEEP THINGS PROFESSIONAL, RIGHT? WOULDN’T WANT TO BRING EMOTIONS INTO SOMETHING LIKE THE FATE OF ENTIRE GALAXIES. OH, WAIT, I KNOW, BETTER YET, WHY DON’T YOU SLEEP WITH THEM! NO WAY THAT’LL GO WRONG, AM I RIGHT? THE CHAIN OF COMMAND IS FOR LOSERS”

Pairing: Iwaizumi/Oikawa

“Like, we’re friends with benefits.”

Oikawa sips his milk angrily.

“His sole job is to… you know.”

He frowns.

“What the hell do we even have to fight about?!”

“Well,” Kuroo drawls. “I wouldn’t say that’s his only job. You two hang out almost every day, text each other constantly, always bring each other up when they’re not around if you see something he might like, laugh more around each other, take naps together, spend nights at each other’s places without hooking up, lean your head on each other’s shoulders when on a long train ride–”

“…Tetsu-chan, are you stalking us?”

“–share meals, do that thing where sometimes you look at each other and forget anyone else is around like me after I asked a question, cook food together and have each other taste it, spend afternoons doing nothing together except just laugh–”

“No, really, how do you know–”

“–you’ve been friends since childhood and all through middle and high school, you’ve already started talking about meeting up over break during college, wait you two have matching shirts too right, wasn’t there that one week where you guys took care of a dog, oh hey wait you guys had a baby–”

“We did not, we were babysitting my nephew,” Oikawa corrects, but that’s about the only objection he can offer. Frowning, he rests his chin on his palm and drums his fingers along his jaw. Kuroo grins, leaning back and sipping his coffee. His chair tips back a bit too far and it’s Oikawa’s turn to laugh as he watches Kuroo scrambling, just barely managing to catch himself. “We–”

“–are basically a married couple,” Kuroo finishes and bends over to inspect the legs of his chair. “Admit it, Oikawa. It was never friends with benefits. Or even just friends. You were basically born a married couple.”

Oikawa blinks. He then hums, frowns, drums his fingers again before pulling out his phone and dialing. Kuroo just watches.

“Iwa-chan! Ten minute break from our fight, okay?” he jabbers and when he smiles Kuroo knows that Iwaizumi’s acquiesced. “Hey, so, Iwa-chan, I’ve got a question… Tetsu-chan says we’re actually married. We’re not married right? Yeah. Yeah, that’s what I thought! I would’ve remembered the ceremony! But dating? Are we dating? Because Tetsu-chan does have a point… Tetsu-chan also knows way too much about us–”

“You two are rubbing it in my face all the–”

“So we are dating? Yeah, that’s what I think too!” Oikawa blinks and this time when he smiles, it’s a bit brighter and even Kuroo feels warm just watching him. “Okay! Glad that’s settled! Back to our fight.”

“Hey, just out of curiosity,” Kuroo asks once he hangs up, “what are you two even fighting about?”

“Hm?” Oikawa blinks. “Oh. We were arguing about how I’m always out late because of clubs and then I got mad that Iwa-chan’s always working out, how it seems like he cares more about that than me, and–why are you staring at me like that?”

“…You’re joking, right?”

There’s a certain sense of satisfaction you can feel when you say something at the same time as someone in a horror webseries (or ARG) when you watch it for the first time. Like…when it’s not even a simple shout or cynical grumble, but a full on fucking sentence.

For example:

“What the fuck kind of lamp is this?”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEST FRIEND AND LIEUTENANT DUCKLING @holdingamoonbeam!!! 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

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TheMARK: By The Numbers

Read through the list of techniques and then the explanation that follows. This method will work with empty hands and with weapons, including TheMark, our PKiloTango44 (coming soon), and a padlock or other fist load – including something held in a reverse grip, where applicable.


*Free Stuff, look at the bottom to find out more*

Forward Grip set:

  1. Jab-Move

  2. Jab-Cross (chest)-Move

  3. Jab-Cross (chest)-Hook (head/temple/TMJ)-Move

  4. Jab-Cross (chest)-Hook (head/temple/TMJ)-Uppercut (head/Chin)-Move

  5. Jab-Cross (chest)-Hook (head/temple/TMJ)-Uppercut (head/chin)-Overhand-Move
    Reverse Grip set:

  6. Jab (Face/bridge on nose)-Move

  7. Jab-Cross (chest)-Overhand Icepick-Move

  8. Jab-Cross (chest)-Overhand Icepick-Cross (chest)-Move

  9. Jab-Cross (chest)-Overhand Icepick-Cross (chest)-Jab (Neck/Throat)-Move

  10. Jab-Cross (chest)-Overhand Icepick-Cross (chest)-Jab ( Neck/Throat)- Cross (head)-Forward Overhand (head/temple/TMJ)-Move

    *The intent is to hold TheMark in your lead hand. If holding in rear hand, hit the head with a palm or slap or eye flick (in the case of the Jab).
    *Jab: In forward grip (1-5) is thrown as a boxing jab; in reverse grip (6-10) it is thrown as back hand hammer first contacting with bottom hook.
    *Cross: Thrown to the upper arm, just above the elbow to clear the arm or to the chest as disruption (a la Libre and Ed Calderon)
    *Uppercut: Palm heel to the chin with the goal of lifting the chin, opening up better targets, and unbalancing the problem you are solving making further efforts potentially more effective.
    *Overhand: Thrown by stepping forward with the rear foot, moving TheMark to the rear for extra power. If is preferred the Overhand can be substituted for a step through Power Cross, or Stepping through Rear Hook. The intent of this shot is to try to end the confrontation; keep in mind that it must be set up to be effective hence it comes at the end of an already solid combination; and nothing in life is guaranteed except for death, and taxes.
    *Overhand Icepick: A powerful overhand, downward stab (think hammer fist), trying to bury the bottom hook in the base of the neck or on the collar bone of the problem you are solving.

    We suggest adding in a rear leg Low kick (Oblique) targeting just above the knee on the lead leg of your problem to your Repertoire. We also suggest adding a Knee. Add what you find works the best for you, and remove what doesn’t work as well for you. The most important thing is that you are familiar with the tools you carry. In the EDC/self defense world it can’t be overstated:

    “Possession does not mean Proficiency”
    –A very wise man


    How to train this material:
    *First become comfortable with the first few numbered combinations (1-5 at most), as well as the Low Kick (Oblique Kick), and the Knee. As you learn a new combination, you will add the number to your call list.
    *Then, Download an App called “Shout Box Timer” from Google Play.
    *Open the app, touch the named workout box to open up the pre-sets, and then select the workout that says Punching Combinations in the setup screen. Touch the pencil below to open up the edit mode.
    *Select the numbered combinations you want to work on, by putting a 9 next to them (0-9 indicates the frequency of the call). If you want to work on something less reduce the number.
    *5 Knees: throw the Number 5, followed by, and Knee, then Move offline
    *1-3 Forward: throw your combination while moving forward. You may want to finish be adding a Knee or Low line kick, then Move offline. This is a rush style combination attack similar to what is seen in Dutch Kickboxing.
    *1-3 Backward: Throw your combination as you are moving backward. Then take a lateral step to the side of to the side opposite of the last strike thrown, and turn 90 degrees to face the spot you just were. Then check with the forward hand and deliver a cross
    *Low Kick: Any low line kick should be set up with a Jab, and preferable followed with a step through power Cross, Rear Hook, or Overhand connecting with TheMARK. Then Move offline.
    *Move: Laterally or at a forward diagonal, then turn 90 degrees to the direction you just came from, as you do this, throw a forward grip Jab as you do with each movement(the first step, and the turn/pivot)
    *You can play with different round lengths. 2-5min rounds will suffice. We suggest that you start with 2min, and increase the length of the round with your ability. The goal is quality reps.
    *You can train these as Shadow boxing, with a partner, as a focus mitt drill, on a bag, or an Anthropomorphic training aid
    *The combination we gave are based off of some basic boxing. If you already have a set of numbered combination you prefer or want to use instead or wish to build your own, feel free. Also please share, we are always keen to see what others have come up with.
    *If you wish to use 1-5 in Conjunction with a Padlock, or something similar, instead of a TheMARK it will serve you well.
    *All we have done is outline an approach to take to you can take to your development, and that you may not have considered

    ShoutBox is a free download, and we have no association to it:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.krausnick.shoutboxworkouttimer&hl=en  

    TheMARK is currently available in both HDPE, and both Silica as well textured Carbon Fibre composite versions here:
    http://delta2alpha.com/product-category/polymer-tools/
     

    Based on your background what would you add to this line up, and why?
     
    **Free Stuff**
    **I am not an iPhone User;  If you can find an App for the iPhone (iOS) that will work to call out numbers (randomly) as a boxing/striking coach would while working with the mitts, Let us know here. For your effort we will send you a HDPE version of TheMARK in one of three colours (you pick), and will send you a copy of the full length instructional video at our cost.**


    Ace


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