Sunday, May 29, 2016

That Time My Sister Killed Me

Because of my awesome new sword, which I'm very happy with, Tiana and I have been going in the backyard the past few days and messing around with fighting. Well, mostly twirling the swords as we realised we knew nothing about sword fighting. I have already been researching it, but know very little. That's why we've begun, and actually already finished, choreographing a fist fight.

Well, technically I choreographed it, but Tiana's fighting in it so... okay yeah I should really just say I. Glad to have that cleared up.

Unfortunately, I've been feeling a bit tired, and it's possible I might be getting sick. So doing something I enjoy is slightly less enjoyable when my body keeps telling me to lay down. I'm hoping that it's not a cold because my colds always go the same:
Gets sore throat and can't speak for a day or so. Overall feeling of sickness with no real symptoms other than a possible runny nose. Coughing for four millennia. On some occasions a very upset stomach so I don't eat all day.
It's not pretty, and you can see why I'd want to avoid it. Of course anybody would want to avoid being sick...

Good news I can report, however, is that choreographing went very fast. Even though I've never had a real self defense or martial arts class, I can feel myself getting more comfortable with fist fighting. Plus, I've been watching a lot of my favorite fight scenes, and somewhere in the back of my head are all those Krav Maga videos I've watched. While I really wanted to implement a knife into the fight (I just really love the Highway Fight from The Winter Soldier) it didn't work out. We decided to make it fairly short. But one day I will choreograph an epic knife fight. One day.

I do, however, get to die in this film.

I know, that probably sounds a bit odd. But it's something that I've wanted to do for some time, weird as it may sound. Though this is a simple fight film with minimal story, so it's not as dramatic a death as I wish to play one day. Really I should get over my fear of acting before talking about all this... it really does terrify me but I still want to do it when the script is right.


  1. Ooo, sounds cool! I'm excited to see how it all turns out! :)

    1. Thanks! I can't wait to see either. :)