Giles/Buffy

Somebody gives him a token to wear. You get one guess who.

I share with you now a gem I tripped across on my FOAF page here on LJ: Sense & Sensibility, chapter by chapter. I have no idea who Kelly R Fineman is, other than a wonderfully entertaining reader of Austen who is on my friends' friends list somewheres. Makes me want to re-read it, and I bet it'll strike you that way too.

Do you care about my barbell power clean personal record? No, you do not. Do you want to learn how to do a single-arm dumbbell snatch? No, you do not. That leaves me short on material this morning.

Do you wonder what modern knights would do as a practice sport instead of full-on clanky-armor tournaments? I bet you wonder that! All the time! Particularly if you were told that Giles will be participating, somewhat nervously. This is why I've been watching vids of MMA fighting on YouTube, something I never thought I'd be watching.

No, really. It's research.

Today's music is by lowercase noises. You can find vids of him performing all of the music on Ambient Songs live, and you can download the music for free from Band Camp. I should add: I love loops and drones, from the Fripp & Eno to Terry Riley on to anything shoegazey. I love what this guy is doing with a single guitar and a pedalboard.
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I care about your workout stuff. I'm just not really familiar with a lot of the jargon - like when your talk turns techie. That's interesting, too, in a wowimnevergonnaunderstandthat kind of way. :) As for swords, well, there's only one kind of Giles swordplay I'm interested in. Hehe.

Um, I meant the pornographic one - you got that, right?
I read you loud and clear. Cough.

How to do the dumbbell snatch, along with why! It's a neat exercise to do, because when you get it right the weight just floats up over your head. Zoom! Huh, how'd that get up there? Now I gotta get it down... Also, because it's so explosive and uses so much of your body, it's a good overall workout. Most of the big Olympic-style lifts are. And this one can be done with dumbbells of any weight, which are less intimidating than gnarly barbells.
You know I want to hear about the workout stuff!! And the sword stuff, and anything Giles-y! :) 'How It's Made' covered medieval sword replicas last night. Pretty cool.
Ooh. Must check that out. I read a bit about earlier sword forging techniques for another story in progress, but the whole history of it interests me. And is great procrastination material!
Do you wonder what modern knights would do as a practice sport instead of full-on clanky-armor tournaments? I bet you wonder that! All the time! Particularly if you were told that Giles will be participating

I do! I have often wondered that! And now I want to know even badder more! if there is any chance of Giles in it! Giles fighting. Giles sweating. Giles wielding a sword and suddenly finding he's full of Ripper again. gnpfhq. I have work to do. Why are you bothering me, woman?

Edited at 2010-11-04 10:57 pm (UTC)
I believe there is a certain amount of sweat & Ripper-ish rules-breaking going on. And I think the scene will survive the redraft mostly intact. I think. Maybe.