Sunday, August 4, 2013

BONUS: "It's my fingerless gloves"

Ah, Gong Fu. I had never seen it pronounced that way before. Then, maybe a month ago I read a book called The Gone-Away World and then I've seen it like that all over the place since then. I love martial arts. I did a lot of different sports as a kid (soccer, baseball, fencing, etc) but one I really wish I stuck with was karate. Come to think of it, I'm not sure why I stopped.
Anyway, I especially love fighting in comics. I love all the weird posing and insanity. Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM in Japan) is my favorite favorite favorite (Which I've mentioned here before, I think). I love all the ridiculous action (Alita's fight with Jashugan comes immediately to mind, but pretty much any fight scene is out of control) combined with sci-fi. It's a recipe for awesome. My favorite character is Caerula Sanguis. She's not even a thing until Last Order and focuses mostly on some sort of Chinese swordplay, but when she does Gong Fu she's the best, maybe better than Alita? I like to think so. 
So yeah. This picture. That pose is ridiculous and would probably get a 0/10 combat effectiveness, but sometimes it's not about practicality. 
Hope everybody has a nice week!


  1. I can tell you why you quit karate but I don't want to embarrass you on your blog! You could take a class -- it is never too late!

    1. After reading that I wanted to pick a martial art. But now it's more that I have no time to do it.

    2. What I'm trying to say is "After reading the Gone-Away World, I was reminded about how cool martial arts are and wanted to get into them again".