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Personal Spaces, page 12

5th May 2014, 7:08 AM in Personal Spaces
Personal Spaces, page 12

Author Notes

Zomburai 5th May 2014, 7:08 AM edit delete
I don't quite think Asuka knows how to deal with that...

The Friday update may be delayed. Hopefully not! I'm going to try to make that update!

See you then!
Zomburai 9th May 2014, 10:38 AM edit delete
No update today or Monday, all. I'm really sorry about that. Just ran out of time with packing and such. 

Updates will resume Friday, May 16th!


Draginbeard 5th May 2014, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
Holy Fishsticks, the boy is pulling out some serious back-alley moves! I knew he was skilled, but going full on swashbuckler definitely has taken her off her mark!

These are some really great poses, and the action is fantastic!

Panel 6 is a bit odd, Asuka is particularly leggy in that pose =P
Zomburai 5th May 2014, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
She's always been that leggy, you've just never noticed! (And no, I don't care how patently false it is, that's the excuse I'm sticking with! :P)

Glad you're enjoying the scene, man. It's been a lot of hard work, but I think it's been worth it. C:
Draginbeard 5th May 2014, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
LOL well I do like a girl with long legs, think its time I learned me some fancy sword fighting moves. I just know better than to ask Tank to tutor me.
Nightsky 5th May 2014, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
Cue one of the most awkward dates in the history of the Agency.
Zomburai 5th May 2014, 6:43 PM edit delete reply
Or the Earth. :P
Peter Palmiotti 6th May 2014, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
Peter Palmiotti
I think he's doing it with mirrors, but don't you dare change the next page to include my brilliant idea.. you know I'm watching you! LOL
Zomburai 6th May 2014, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
I assure you he is not doing it with mirrors! :P
duLapel 6th May 2014, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
Releasing the grip of a Shinai turns it into a non weapon! Otherwise using it as a throwing weapon would be legal (and it isn't)! And though using a bamboo-blade inverted as he did can and will give you "such a pinch", a real blade tends to remove fingers. It is totally a "showboat" move and carries NO Point... a quick thrust to the groin would learn him!
Zomburai 7th May 2014, 5:39 AM edit delete reply
The legality thing is a fair point! (Though I imagine that Agency sparring is training for in-the-field combat, where you can't rely on rules to protect you, and this is an informal bout anyway.)

I will say, though, that Roland favors a Western medieval arming sword style, and many, many techniques involve grabbing the blade (with an armored or padded glove, as Roland wears into combat). The flat-out swinging using the blade as a grip is completely fictional, but I figured half-swording was legit enough I could fudge it for the cool factor. :P

Not saying he doesn't need a hit to the groin...
duLapel 8th May 2014, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
I have fenced, done kendo, and trained a little with foot-jousting (real medieval swords)... my foot-jousting instructed was missing a finger from preforming some hotdogging stunt like your character and, yes, he was wearing mailed gauntlets... but a bastard sword carries a lot of momentum when it moves.

I'm not saying that the move that was performed is impossible, it certainly is possible in a Jacky Chan sort of way. But no one would consider it anything but a clown move and would more than likely infuriate our ultimate swords-woman (no one likes being whacked on the back of the head)... on the other hand, she might consider the move as an ultimate joke and return the favor with one of her own.

I can see the fight ending in a laughing draw where both fighters save face... and have dinner together ^_^
Zomburai 9th May 2014, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
Oh, it absolutely was a show-off stunt, and Asuka's not really known for her sense of humor ... :P

That's a hell of a pedigree you've got, man. If you don't mind, I may have to talk to you the next time I have a big sword fighting sequence!
duLapel 9th May 2014, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
No problem ^_^ PM me any time
Zomburai 9th May 2014, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
No update today or Monday, all. I'm really sorry about that. Just ran out of time with packing and such.

Updates will resume Friday, May 16th!