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With Sword in Hand [Jan. 22nd, 2009|11:45 pm]
[Current Mood |awake]
[Current Music |Franck, "Panis Angelicus"]

Much fun at fencing tonight.   Yes, I'm out of practice.  Yes, I'm out of shape. 

But I was able to attack vigorously and keep going.    I was able to do more than one bout, with several rounds in each.  HA! 

Good talk, too.  DRW thinks what came into my head while writing a particular incident is not only doable but will be a great addition to the scene.   Discussed the details of, among other things, cocking a crossbow while on an unstable surface, the rigging of tall ships,  rate of fire of crossbows in various tactical situations.

I was even able to clamber out of the car once I got home (just barely...the hour in the car after fencing is long enough to stiffen up considerably. 



[User Picture]From: ysabetwordsmith
2009-01-23 07:39 am (UTC)


Ah, fencing is excellent! All the better for writing about it, if the need arises.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-01-24 04:18 am (UTC)

Re: Yay!

Certainly playing with the different kinds of blades has improved my ability to visualize and then write scenes with more than generic "sword." You can do only so much with books, videos, and whatever first blade you're able to get. Especially if it's not even steel.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-01-24 06:16 pm (UTC)
By seven, we were out there beating up on one another. I wish you'd come. Another time, though. (I'm the one who figured out who the caller was, since the person who took the call wasn't sure.)
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