Who's the real Power Family? Team Prime or Daddies KOBB + their children: Raf, Sideswipe, and Sunstreak
Team Prime, cause they like know what hey are doing, sure they might not always agree or like other as much than the other but they still are like an amazing, efficient, badass family. KOBB make good heads of the family and like they’ve seen and done some shit so they know but still like, they’re just so young themselves. And carefree. I feel like Raf would be the only mature one at times.
So, I'm 16, (barely. My birthday was in March) and 2 days ago, my dad started making me take the city bus home from school. I already have really bad anxiety, and then with him making me go on a city bus by myself and have to figure out routes, it's even worse. Then, yesterday, my 2nd day on the bus, a creepy guy was staring at me and kept trying to talk to me. I told my dad, and he said it was something I'd have to get used to. Like? No? Girls shouldn't have to "get used to" creepy guys.
Your dad probably meant it like “get used to feeling uncomfortable, find a way out, welcome to the real world sweetie”. It bad either way, a wrong way to make a kid get used to how people act. Public transport is a circus. Each time I take the bus something happens. Either someone starts fighting, or they talk trash loudly on the phone. One summer I noticed a dude was staring holes in me, I was like “waddup?” he told me I’m beautiful and I replied “thanks” in a ‘conversation over’ tone. You will get used to it. It’s a stressful process. Not just creepy guys, creepy everyone. Maybe it helps if you take your headphones for now.
So, my final essay ever in my life has been handed in today, praise the lord!
And for the next week I’m gonna have plenty of time in the day to do some writing. I’ve got plenty of requests in my inbox and I’ll see whether a few of them inspire me to write something but as always requests are still open if you want to suggest anything!
I have a little something that I have started, a classic fic style that I’ve wanted to try for a while - Four Times I Said I Love You - One Time You Said It Back
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Bitty groans and holds onto the blankets but Ransom gets a good grip on them and rips them all off at once.
“Justin Oluransi I swear if you don’t let me sleep I’m never making pie for you again. I mean it. I need my rest. I was up late studying.”
“I was to studying.” He only talked to Jack for ten minutes. Fifteen tops. “And if you don’t let me sleep for the remaining 25 minutes that I am allowed I am taking every single piece of dessert that I make here and bringing it to the LAX house. You’re going to ruin it for everyone.”
“Jeeze,” Ransom says with a roll of his eyes. “So dramatic. Just like your boyfriend.”
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.