Thursday, September 8, 2011

Steampunk and Fencing

Steampunk and fencing. Didn’t think they went together did you? Neither did I. But someone told me a new version of The Three Musketeers movie was coming out, a steampunk version! She said if it didn’t make you want to take up fencing, nothing would. Since my bff is a world class fencer, I decided to check it out and watch the movie trailer.

OMG! It looks ah-mazing! I can’t wait until the movie is released. And she was right. It does make you want to take up fencing. In fact, I went to Savannah’s coach (Coach Turner, the one for beginners, not Coach Sloan) and signed up for fencing lessons that same day.

I made a big mistake – big – huge. I should never have told Savannah about it cause guess who showed up to watch. Oh yeah, not only Savannah, but Luke, AND Warren, AND Emma (and no, I still don’t like her).

After about 10 minutes, I could barely hold on to my sword. I think they called it a saber, or was it an epee? I can’t tell one from the other. I tried to hold it with two hands, but Coach wouldn’t let me. Seriously, what’s the big deal? If you’re going to slice someone’s head off or stab 'em to death, who cares if you use one hand or two? Either way it gets the job done. Right? Well that set all of them into a fit of laughter. They were laughing so loud I couldn’t hear what Coach was saying. I turned around to flip them off and my fencing partner stabbed me, which of course, set them off all over again.

That was the beginning of my fencing career. It was also the END of my fencing career. I’m going to stick to singing and songwriting before I hurt myself. I’m still all for seeing the movie though. Click on the movie poster image and see what you think. Hey, maybe we could all see it together! Yeah, All for One and One for All!

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