scene fight

kingsman 2 prediction:

harry will refuse to fight bc he believes he really is too dangerous (maybe poppy’s been messing with his guilt way too much idk)

but then SOMEONE hurts eggsy real bad. maybe it’s poppy or one of her men or charlie idk. but something snaps inside harry. it’s like being back in that pub again when those jerks called eggsy a rent boy.

so harry starts kicking ass and taking names bc NO ONE should hurt eggsy. bonus if there’s a jukebox and for some reason it’s on and it’s playing “my boyfriend’s back” by the angels. and harry’s fight is chroeographed to the song.

(okay maybe that part won’t happen but. it’d be pretty dope if it did lol)

fun fact; blu’s combat style actually does incorporate the ‘platforms’ seen in the sans fight. they manifest as large, floating, transparent planes of magical energy, sort of like glass panes, which he regularly stands on himself to avoid his own ground flooding bullshit.

this will never, ever come up, because he doesn’t fight. but it’s something i figured out waaaaaaay back during the confrontation with wings.

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#alec spent hours looking for magnus #jace and clary fighting valentine happened while alec was looking #he had to search the whole institute #every single room #imagine how he must have felt #remembering the last words he had said to magnus #how he had screamed at him #imagine his desesperation #how much he needed to find him #to see him alive and safe #and to tell him how he felt #to tell him he loved him

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.