So today was fight practice. No surprise, if you've been following this at all, you've probably noticed the pattern, Sundays are fight practice.
Today, I began with strapped round-shield. Not my favorite, to say the least. I would rather have a center-grip round than a strapped round. I am going to make one, once I have more of the other projects completed.
Projects include new helmets for fight practice, repairing the helmets that aren't crap, and making Mike a new pair of bazebunds out of the pattern that T gave me. They also include a new body armor for me, preferably one that doesn't require an assistant to get into and out of. I will eventually replace all the mild steel left in my kit with stainless steel objects, because I'm tired of rust or maintenance.
I began with a flat-strapped round shield, and demonstrated that yes it's a shield, I can do OK with a shield. Then I changed over to heater shield and fought that for a while, against Carl. The objective was to teach him that he needs to make his opponent move his shield around. Tactics of mistake, as Donal Grame once said, IIRC.
I spent some time working with the newbies, from the outside. I have one who's never had any physical activity in his life, and he's... different. He'll require more effort. The other one I'm not reaching, but we'll get there. I have a stick, we can correct wrong behavior, and reward correct behavior. :) Skinner would be so proud! :)
Right now my right index finger is aching, and I don't know if it's from mousing or from fighting, so I'll drug the hell out of it, and go from there.
Have a good night!
Because FB sucks, and I can never find things that I want to remember on it.
So while we were working at Anime Boston, we sat in on part of a concert on Saturday night by a performer named Origa. I was able to hum along with the music, and it felt... familiar. Afterwards, we bought a copy of that performer's CD, and we were gifted another one by Rajara Mayya. We missed the RM concert and were mostly interested in the Origa stuff. We received a special CD that was put together specifically for AB, which is very cool.
Tonight I was tired of flipping through YouTube and swapped from "StarTrek" to "Ghost In The Shell." On a lark, I Wikipedia'ed Origa, and came up with this: