I love Diego. Diego is very funny. He’s a very cool guy, quite a smartass, and I really appreciate smartasses. He used to make fun of me for the stupid backpack I wore. There were a few situations where I couldn’t [wear the stilts]. [When] I was on a cliffside or running in water and stuff like that, I had to wear this backpack with a telescoping head that came off the top, and it was really stupid looking.
And the first time I wore it, it was like the first day we shot in Jordan. And he said [Puts on Diego Luna accent.], “Something terrible has happened. Ever since you put on that backpack, you have depressed the entire crew. It’s very sad.” He just went on about, “Please, for God’s sake, please take it off. For the love of God.” Anytime I put it on, “Everyone respected you just one moment ago. But now, it is evaporated.”
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.
The starry sky disappeared and was replaced with an imitation ten years ago. Did you know that whenever a star shoots by now, it signifies that one of their lives has ended? …a contractor just died somewhere in this world.
baekhyun’s ig live today (170626) was super short but here’s what i caught (i missed a bit of it bc i was talking to my roommate sorry):
baekhyun was in the car w/ (at least) kai and suho
he showed us the window for a few seconds to show that they’re moving in the car and going somewhere
baekhyun said “hiiiiii” really cutely and repeated it a few times and got really loud each time he was basically yelling at the end soeifjowijefoef
he turned the camera to suho who was next to him in the car and said “say hi suho” and suho said hello and laughed (kind of like “this kid is too much” kind of a laugh if that makes sense like he shook his head and leaned his head back against the seat lol) it was so cute from what i could vaguely tell (it was so dark in the car)
he mentioned kai and also told him to say hi
bbh said he just wanted to say hi real quick and mentioned the comeback and said theyre coming soon
it was so short he literally said hi and left he literally ended the ig live in the middle of his sentence telling kai to say bye oisefhjowiej
it was so dark in the car u couldn’t actually see anything
he read a comment that said it was too dark and they couldnt see them and bbh laughed and was like “it being too dark that u can’t see us is the concept tho” soiefjowijefoijwofjwoijef the little sh*t ifjowjefoijweoifjwe
x-ray decides to quit the superhero business. vav searches to find a new partner to fight crime, but has some trouble: hilda and ash are too busy, rusty is too paranoid, and while mogar is a great teammate, they don’t always have the best communication skills (and mogar is often busy taking care of his mother)
one night, he witnesses a couple of bank robbers running off with the goods, and having fallen from grace, decides to catch them himself. chaos ensues (bc it’s vav and of course it does) and the two robbers almost get away, until a stranger knocks them both out, and disappears before vav can see anything more than a figure
vav starts a search for this stranger, and with mogar’s help, eventually finds a strange man, decked out in orange and purple and a cowboy hat. he introduces himself as rimmy tim.
rimmy tim proves to be a fearsome superhero in his own right, but teamed with vav and mogar, they’re unstoppable. he also happens to drive a monster truck, and gone are the days of having to take the bus all over the city.
they hear whisperings of a certain pirate businessman coming back, along with the ever-present threat of the mad king. and, probably completely unrelated, but ads for a man in the homebuilding business seem to be popping up all over the city.
uhm….i really can’t believe that i already hit 500?? and i remade like a week ago?? thank you all so much for following me and making this such an enjoyable place for me to be i love you all so much 💘 i’ve been here since 2010 when will i leave
so i decided to do a follow forever and include all the amazing blogs that i follow, i hope you all have a wonderful day and know how much you all mean to me 💐
☼ - i love you with my whole heart ♡ - favourite blogs that i would sell my soul for 💌 - hover there’s a love letter for you~
I was just sitting here thinking like.. dead ass Frybo and episodes like that, (Too Many Birthdays, Catfingers, even Rose’s Room), seem like they’re from a whole different show now. Like what… happened to the lumpy Steven who stood on the beach naked watching a mascot costume burn? The Steven got attacked by his breakfast and felt too creeped out to eat it afterwards? Where are the mysterious gems that wanted to teach Steven, but were very aware that he is just a kid? (Garnet carrying steven in that puzzle temple) Where is the Steven Universe that was not afraid to get so dark and creepy and interesting with their episodes? I was so creeped out and unsettled by those episodes! They were amazing and such memorable experiences! It really feels like a completely different show! And that is not a compliment!