Sunday, December 11, 2005

I'll take S-words for $500



Confession of a bad femenist: Sometimes I wish I was a boy.
Today as I sat (wearing my Grandfather's old clothes) in the theatre wanting to swing swords around with the guys- and turning to Ian and saying "Oh we learned that in grade 11 PhysEd"- I was once again struck by this thought. This tomboy-thing has lessened considerably in the last few years. My Saturday nights are no longer dictated by Hockey Night in Canada, I no longer feel the need to CHUG beer, and I've even worn a skirt to school... once I think... Ah but today. I wanted to learn to sword fight!
I'm not an overly violent person, I just LOVE swords. And I was absolutely on cloud nine when Paul, the fencing instructor let me join in.

en garde...

THRUST!

SWING!

PARRY!

STAB! STAB! STAB!

Although I have no practical use for it, I now know the BASICS of stage combat with foils. I am certain that at some point I can learn to extend this to broadswords and lightsabers when necissary. Maybe I can play Viola someday and actually do the fight scene...

I guess I don't have to be a boy to have fun with swords :)

2 comments:

Andrew J. Root the First said...

I seem to forget the "stab stab stab" move. Maybe because I still can't stop running through Paul's vivid description of the sword leaving the body.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go and vomit.

p.s. my verification word is "mscon." Is there a secret war going on between blogger and microsoft?

Liz said...

I think it's actually a code for the secret Microsoft Conference about aligning with Blogger for their out and out war against Yahoo.