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Rotella Destroyer – The Climb #400

Sunday 25th February 2018 I had a late night last night.  I think it boiled down to not wanting to care so much about the result today.  People go to Fightcamp or other events and fight with massive hangovers where I will always get an early night and mentally prep.  I think I wanted an [...]

2018-02-26T19:26:21+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

The First Tournament of 2018 – The Climb #399

Saturday 24th February 2018 Today was my first swordfighting tournament this year.  It’s been a rough couple of months for my swordfighting.  I came away from my last tournament feeling defeated and ready for a break.  I was overwhelmed with swordfighting stuff from dues to websites and the net result was that I felt ready [...]

2018-02-26T18:52:11+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

The Need For Agency – The Climb #396

Wednesday 21st February 2018 One of the things my agent always stresses on me is the need for agency.  A character needs to be doing things, rather than have things happen to them. Whilst early drafts can be guilty of forgetting that, it’s something I do believe in enough that I apply it to my [...]

2018-02-23T20:51:10+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Back Fighting – The Climb #393

Sunday 18th February 2018 I sparred for the first time in nearly 3 weeks today.    The plan had been to really see how the finger could cope with a potential tournament next weekend. It’s my offhand that’s damaged and I suppose that’s been a bit lucky.  The competitions I’ve entered don’t really need my offhand.  [...]

2018-02-19T16:04:18+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Earthquake! – The Climb #392

Saturday 17th February 2018 There’s something about an early start.  I’m usually too exhausted to get up really early, or instead find myself pottering around until it’s late in the day, but after returning from a friend’s house relatively early last night I got a decent night’s sleep and was walking to the supermarket to [...]

2018-02-18T19:12:52+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Gaining Some Direction – The Climb #391

Friday 16th February 2018 A plan is formulating that will hopefully see me back swordfighting and competing soon. The finger is slowly healing.  Over the past week I’ve seen a massive crack in the tip slowly fuse together and heal over.  It’s been quite miraculous to watch.  How do our bodies know to heal?  If [...]

2018-02-17T09:59:43+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Bad Patient – The Climb #390

Thursday 15th February 2018 I am a bad patient.  I know I have to give my finger time to heal.  It’s slowly getting there and I’m glad I’ve been sensible.  But at the same time, I’m a little frustrated. Not having 101 requests for things to be done for swordfighting is incredibly relaxing.  I think [...]

2018-02-16T23:51:08+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV|0 Comments

A Job Rather Than A Hobby – The Climb #389

Wednesday 14th February 2018 I have a swordfighting tournament in 10 days, followed by one the following week.  I’ve paid, although I’ve not booked a hotel for the one in Bradford yet.  Which is just as well, as I have to ask myself if I can even compete. The finger is healing slowly, and it’s [...]

2018-02-15T12:28:41+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Feeling Lazy – The Climb #388

Tuesday February 13th 2018 I’m feeling so lazy of late. Part of this is the finger, which just isn’t right.  I keep soaking it, and the scabs are still falling away to reveal that it’s attached at an angle.  This means round the back there’s a gap. It’s painful… best described as pins and needles, [...]

2018-02-15T12:23:50+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Health, Swordfighting, Travel|0 Comments

A Day Of Consuming Media – The Climb #386

Sunday 11th November 2018 Today I’ve been really bored. I still think it’ll be a number of weeks before I start writing something new, and whilst I have a short story I need to work on, I was too restless for what is a delicate bit of prose.  And given I spent some time yesterday [...]

2018-02-12T17:52:44+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Games, Health, Reading, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV|0 Comments