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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. 
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In this game, you’re only as good as your s t r o n g e s t asset.

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You’re a loner. You keep your distance. You travel freely through foreign lands. You’re rootless. You’re very comfortable here with your glass of Scotch, but you’re just as comfortable sleeping in a cave with rebels or sharing dinner in some hole-in-the-wall noodle shop. Your closest friends are strangers. You understand that tight bonds can make you vulnerable, so you’re careful not to have any. And that’s why you’re so conflicted about me. You need me. And you hate that about yourself, because it makes you vulnerable.

anonymous asked:

Man, I can't wait until Tiger Phosphorous airs tonight! I wonder what this most likely filler episode with no story progression has in store!

I don’t like rudeness and much less about one of the episodes I’ve been waiting for so long.

Don’t wanna watch it because you’ll find it boring? go ahead, but thats not my problem, and I don’t appreciate the passive-agressive tone and much less the lowkey ideas. 

If you wanna complain about fillers and “boring episodes” go to one of those critical blogs, they are not that hard to find after all.

So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A.
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but

I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(‘Cause you’re there for me too)

Can we please talk about this moment for a second? I just went back and watched the whole interview again (I MISS THEM SO MUCH) and this particular moment always stood out to me. I think it’s very slept on IMO. This particular line that James said to Louis is more that just regular band teasing, from what I got tbh. James and Harry were having a banter and in the end, James points to Louis and goes “you’ve always been my favourite”. This feels so personal. Like something that goes on in their inner circle of friends where they team up against eachother and their friends choose a side. I’ve always loved this so much because James could’ve said it to ANYONE but he said it to Louis and in such a familiar tone, like this is something that happens a lot. Louis’ reply in particular is so adorable. I’m just very fond all over right now. James Corden is truly a saviour.