PrologueAugust Schnee was troubled. He sat in a chair in the far corner of the room, but even here he couldn’t avoid the idiots in his family trying schmoose there way into his good graces. But that wasn’t what was troubling him. It was the look that, in recent years, had been permanently set on his daughters face. It seemed to start the day he told about the marriage arrangement he had set up between Wiess and the son of a competing company. It had made Schnee dust the only name in both dust mining and advanced technology. But it seemed to have cost his daughter dearly.Prologue by indianaj2098
She never smiled. She only sat there, a near permanent frown etched upon her beautiful face, and it hurt. It hurt to see her so sad, just like it hurt to see her crying after every lecture he gave her about being perfect for their families company when she was growing up. He regretted it each night afterwards, in his bed when it was just him, his sleeping wife, and his thoughts. He didn’t mean to make her cry
Clash of the (Little) Titans (OH x UF)A follow up to this.Clash of the (Little) Titans (OH x UF) by RazielTwelve
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Diana pushed away from her desk and stalked into the aisle that ran through the middle of the classroom. Glaring back at her was Luna, the other little girl taking up her own position in the aisle a few feet away. Their last battle - to determine whose parents were cooler - had ended in a draw. But this time, Diana was sure she would win.
Of course, both Diana and Luna were so focused on each other that they never even noticed their teacher, Miss Gainsborough, pull up a chair to watch.
"Come back for more?" Luna asked, hands on her hips.
"Don’t act like you won last time." Diana leaned forward. "And this time, I’m going to win for sure."
"No, you won’t." Luna jabbed one finger at Diana. "You’ll never beat me."
"Yes, I will." Diana smirked. "Because my big sister is the coolest."
"Well -" Luna gasped. Th
much wow.2 months without an update...much wow. by Firelieza
is that my longest record?
I didn't keep count.
Welp, I'm sorry for being M.I.A for this long..
But damn with my real busy schedule and with finals in less than a month..
can you blame me?
Anyways, a batch of Keyblades (a handful, slowly adding up now) is in the making..
sooooo, be patient and don't kill me?
And yea, one of the Deviants added me in Skype...
Gotta love him for keeping me sane by role-playing with me.
Wanted to tag him, but I don't know his DeviantID... o-o
AND ps ps ps...
Anyone knew bout the English patch for FF: Type 0?
I'm too outdated.
How Not To Throw A Jab ProperlyHow Not To Throw A Jab ProperlyHow Not To Throw A Jab Properly by RazielTwelve
I've long been a fan of combat sports. And until my knees decided to quit on me, I used to train quite regularly in them too. In any case, I still enjoy watching combat sports, especially boxing and MMA (my knowledge of striking is somewhat better than my knowledge of grappling), and there's something I've noticed a lot of people in MMA doing that kind of bothers me.
They don't throw the jab properly.
Okay, let me expand on that a bit more. A punch does not end when the arm reaches it maximum extension. It ends when the hand is brought back to the guard position and the puncher is back in a stable stance. Until then, the puncher is extremely vulnerable to being hit back by their opponent.
The jab is supposed to be one of the safest punches to throw (i.e., one of the most difficult for an opponent to punish). But that assumption relies on several things:
The chin is tucked
The shoulder of the punching arm is used to shield the chin (usually by lift