Wednesday, September 29, 2010


to anyone out their reading this who thinks they know Jack about sword fighting and they do not fence or do something based on sword fighting. I am here to inform you that you are WRONG!!!! Foil's are based on one of the most fast paced types of sword fighting. claymore's, and broadswords are slow by comparison. why you ask? because those are primarily slashing weapons and a rapier is a very light weight thrusting weapon, and any fencer who can't land a touch before someone swings a broadsword needs to retire, because a lunge should take less than 1 sec. so all the people in my 4th block class. I would own you in a sword fight. end of discussion.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


going to make this blog more oriented to the whole fencing team and track the season with it however it's still my blog about me my life and my take and would do very little to impress on people the amazingness of this sport if i just cut out all the emotion so don't count on that happening it's still the blog of me and my life.

which brings me to why I'm posting coach Floyd has convinced me to go to a tournament next Saturday where I will in all likelyhood get my ass handed to me. should be fun right?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Changes in Procedure

at open house yesterday I found out about several changes that will be made in the upcoming fencing season.

1) no more challenges, instead were going to have a tournament where everyone fences everyone and the ones who have the highest score will be varsity then after that JV and if there are enough fencers novice. I don't like this, I think it takes away some of the initiative to stay on your A game and it gives no second chance to people who might not make it from the get go with only four opening on varsity it doesn't seem fair to give people only one chance, on the other hand it will make the team's easier to keep track of.

2) practice is going to run until 6 this year (no objection)

3) Austin, Kevin, and Bronwin will be giving individual lessons to varsity who will then be giving lessons to everyone else. I think it's a good plan. Austin and Kevin are good at picking up on all kinds of details, although I'm not sure about Bronwin but we'll see. Also this will be a good way to improve the skill of our JV teems which are a long way from varsity level. realistically they are on par with most schools varsity but that is a sign of the other schools need to improve not our JV teams skill.

now then starting Monday I'm gonna go to East Lyme for Fencing practice. two reasons first I am determined to be on varsity. I am not interested in the substitute spot or in JV. second and almost as important I want to get an idea of what East Lyme's new varsity squad is going to be like. this is a blank slate for them and by our best estimates that leaves them in some deep $#!+. but I want to be sure, East Lyme has been to much trouble in the past in basically every sport for us to underestimate them now.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cross Roads

I keep running into cross roads lately.

I've been talking with my Uncle who keeps forcing me to challenge my religious beliefs. in a good way, I'm learning a lot about the faith that before I would just try to ignore. answering questions i was afraid to ask but the answers are not what I expected. They don't fill me with anger or rebellion. They are simple but they fit and they don't contradict and it's kinda calming.

I'm reading Fahrenheit 451, which talks about books being replaced by the instant gratification of images and sounds even if those images and sounds are completely lacking in quality. that has me questioning how good manga really are even though many are just comic books for some time now I have asserted that many or at least some are just as good as any novel from the respective genre. Fahrenheit 451 has me questioning the accuracy of that statement.

feels like all I'm doing lately is questioning myself.

Friday, September 17, 2010


our school football team is really good but i'm not a football fan, and seeing as the record number of spectators for our fencing meets is 6 and i'm jelouse of the fact that they can fill the bleachers. i dont feel all that inclined to go watch. not that my not being their would matter to anyone. sigh a boycot works better with lots of people =P

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

the state of the world

They say it is up to my generation to fix the world. They are just procrastinating because they will be dead before it matters. But so will most of my generation. So with their example for us to follow what makes them think my generation can do any better? If they actually cared they would not leave it for my generation. I intend to do what I can but that will not be everyones response, and there is no way to know if those who will be in a position to help will care.

Monday, September 13, 2010


think i have finally worked out a system where i can have fun and get myself into shape =) no its not fencing that would be better but i would need an oponent to do that

Friday, September 10, 2010


Impressions from the fair.

First of all the more the merrier although it is best when the more are your best friends. Tim and Tang and Patrick were all not there. so i did a lot of walking, and met up with a lot of my friends who aren't my best friends. including EGE, mandachan, and Laura, Laura and the EGE do not seem to understand the concept of not challenging a fencer to anything resembling fencing, how silly of them. I did ditch them on several occasions when they started long conversations about stuff I knew nothing about. I also met up with a bunch of people from the fencing team.

Carnies smoke a lot

walked a lot

the rides don't do a lot for me you know? fear is one of several emotions that I just don't do so I don't really get an adrenaline rush from going on the rides which is why i think rides are better with more people at least then you have somebody to lough with.

When a cute girls asks me if I want to buy a balloon answering no is not something I seem to be capable of doing.

final thought. PDA's are awkward for the rest of us. I'm sure that those involved are enjoying themselves, judging from how they go at it, but watching a pair of girls necking is just a tad bit disturbing to watch.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

reverse senioritis

It's not that I'm getting lazy I'm just sick of learning all this stuff and having nothing to apply it too. I want to work on something real for a change.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

gear is in

my new fencing gear just came in today =) I'm happy as a clam =)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Gear on the way

orderd a new underarm protector, glove mask, practice foil and jacket today should be here in 2, 3 days

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back to school

rundown of the day. new homeroom teacher, again, this is the 5th homeroom teacher I've had in my 4 years of high school. really it's not my fault.

English block one it's gonna be one huge pain most of these kids are NOT smart and if I didn't think it would screw up my barely working schedule I would switch out of it right now.

block 2 BC calc. looks like it's going to be a challenge but I think I'll get through it.

block three alternates between learning lab (study hall with help) and Power Mechanics. Power Mechanics is going to be much more fun, I think.

finally end the day with Ewing for an engineering class which will probably get better, once we stop copy pasting terms from the internet to a word document

final thoughts are going back to school in a heat wave is not something I recomend.