are you ever gonna write tdbm fic again? we miss you :(
hey anon! i certainly hope so! i don’t think i’m gone for good but, i need a long, long, long break from tdbm (not the fandom–i love you guys and i love seeing what y’all are creating and please continue to tag me in stuff you want me to see!) but i just….can’t. not now.
but i’m always hoarding prompts so if you wanna throw them my way, please continue to do so! and if you want, i write for other fandoms and i’m happy to write you something not related to tdbm!
i love that you missed me and i miss you guys, too. but…just not ready for it yet.
well, first off you need a good throwing knife. knives are like people: most of them are good for one thing but not for others, like steve with throwing shields and steve with applying basic common sense. or like thor with electrocuting things and eating spicy foods. or clint with shooting arrows and basically any other facet of human life.
anyway, a good throwing knife will be quite sharp on the point but blunted along the sides–sticks in the target but doesn’t cut your hands. the point and blade should be pretty thick, and the fewer perforations in the blade the better. throwing knives have to withstand a hard impact without breaking, so you want a decent quality knife, and the heavier it is (within limits) the less force you’ll need on your throw.
you’ll want a good target to learn with, something big and soft enough that you’ll hit it and that your knife will embed so you know where you hit, but not so soft the knives fall out. deadpool may volunteer for this job. do not take him up on it. the commentary is not worth it.
grip the tip of the knife vertically between the pad of your thumb and the side of your index fingers. hold it firmly enough that it won’t slide in your grip but not too hard.
stand with the foot on the side of your throwing hand pointed at your target, spine straight. start close to the target (another reason not to use deadpool–blood splatters farther than you think) and work your way back as you figure things out. the biggest part is learning to throw with enough force and rotation so the pointy end sticks in your target. it’ll take time, and there’s really no shortcut for just putting in the practice hours.
if this does not work out for you, i recommend grenades for all your low-accuracy distance combat needs.
can’t believe i have to actually put this into words. people aren’t mad that star wars took risks, that’s too broad an assumption. maybe some people are mad because that risk came at the expense of established character development and POCs. it’s not a risk to completely destroy a character to progress a plot. it’s not a risk to encourage systematic abuse of pocs in your movie. what would have been a genuine risk was the first appearance of a lgbtqa interracial couple in a large franchise, or the idea that a black character could’ve led a revolution against his oppressors, or that a latinx character could be driven by good, wholesome kindness and not perpetual hot-headedness, or that a female character could have her own arc without intertwining that with that of someone who has to this point has done nothing but hurt and abuse her friends ––––– those are risks.
it’s not a risk to encourage heteronormativity or play the sympathy card for the antagonist. those aren’t risks as much you see it every single day on almost every single media out there. maybe that’s why star wars fans are angry with this risk –––– because they aren’t.
instead of dismissing people who have genuine legitimate concerns with the representation they see themselves in as ‘whiny fandom babies’, maybe actually listen for once and LEARN SOMETHING.
theory: instead of the original pure animosity we were offered in the original look at justice league, aquaman and batman are going to end up being what i call “do it for the vine” bros. not even necessarily bros, just two dudes who could look at each other and know that they’re both thinking of pulling the same stupid stunt. what if i surfed on your danger car, batman? what if i flung you off my danger car, aquaman? all in all, it is much more dangerous than the simple hatred we thought of before