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Friday Fun: Fencing!

Fencing is fun, have I mentioned that? Oh, yes, I have. It’s awesome, too. And one of the great things about fencing is that we keep learning new stuff.

For example, this year I’ve started learning the sword and cloak combo. The cloak (not a real cloak, though they do have the weight of a real one) can make you feel glamorous, or silly, or both, and it’s fun; plus it’s enough to learn just a bit to be able to use it. Of course, the more you know, the more fun you have.

Here’s what it looks like:

And that’s not all! I’ve also tried learning how to use a two-handed sword. It’s fun, too! Take a look!

Unfortunately, it turned out to be too heavy for me. I could train with it for a while, and I thought I was doing well and getting stronger. Well, I did get stronger, but my left wrist and my tendons disagree with this practice, so it will be back to sword and cloak (and, perhaps, sword and dagger from time to time).

It’s back to good stuff, so I’m not complaining. It’s still fun, and it’s still learning, and it’s still enjoying.

P.S. There I was, writing this post, sort of regretting not being able to continue with two-handed sword…and last night, I continued with it anyway. It looks like I don’t have to give up on it completely, I just need to train with it less often, and in the meantime, have fun with a sword (and, hopefully, a cloak) that’s not as heavy.

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A Brand New YouTube Channel!

I’ve mentioned that I’ve been playing with Flixpress videos. Well, I kept playing. I have customized a bunch of them (some were for work, and the rest of them were either for promoting my blogs, or whatever I felt like creating). Of course, all these videos needed a nice home, so I have created my very own angel011 channel. Check it out, if you wish, or take a look at the examples below.

If you see something you like, feel free to share! 🙂

 

 

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Conventions!

It looks like we have more conventions every year. It’s great, of course, because it’s more fun stuff to choose from!

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So far, we had two conventions this year, and the third one, Potter Mania, is coming in March.

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About a month ago, there was the Epic Fantasy Festival: two days of panels about games (The Witcher, World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons), books (The Witcher books, Tolkien, epic fantasy that’s not written by Tolkien), heavy metal music and epic fantasy, cosplay… There was also a lot of stuff to buy, of the shut up and take my money kind.

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Zmaya Pyro-Art: Burning Stuff in a Creative and Socially Acceptable Way

And then, there was Chibicon, about three weeks ago (a Japanese pop-culture convention). It started out as a mini-convention because Japanizam, the major convention happening in July, wasn’t enough, but this year, even Chibicon lasted for three days.

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There were panels about other conventions, beautiful design, cosplay, history of Japan, superheroes, games, manga tutorial books, there were computer game tournaments, a cosplay competition, an AMV competition, a drawing competition, a Worbla workshop… There was a LOT to see and enjoy in in just three days.

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And, of course, there was more shut up and take my money stuff to buy.

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Tamaishi Design

Conventions can quickly get exhausting, and then I wish to get some rest… Only to start missing the convention fun and wait for the next one, because there will be more interesting stuff to watch, listen to, and learn.

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