Lucy Liu | Harper’s Bazaar Singapore (Sept. 2009)
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#and for the record #tagging this #c: mako mori #because that easy neck slap #pointed out by vrabia #that hand plant #that take down #THAT IS MAKO MORI SHIT RIGHT THERE #AND I WILL KEEP REPEATING IT UNTIL EVERYONE ACCEPTS IT AS CANON #RALEIGH BECKET GHOSTING WITH MAKO #AND CHUCK KNOWS EVERY FUCKING UGLY SECOND OF IT #AS SOON AS THE FUCKING NECK SLAP COMES #HE KNOWS JUST HOW DEEPLY HE IS SCREWED #MAKO’S TECHNIQUE #RALEIGH’S STRENGTH
I have seen people try to analyze Raleigh’s fighting style in this scene
and I just sit here
muttering to myself
"It’s not Raleigh’s fighting style."
#Even with a ton of training #it just wouldn’t be in the hand-to-hand combat lexicon of a six-foot-tall man #to TUCK HIMSELF INTO A BALL AND SOMERSAULT ON ONE HAND #in order to take down his opponent. #This is the technique of a MUCH SMALLER HUMAN BEING. #Someone who is accustomed to using people’s height and bulk against them #not someone who already has height and bulk to his advantage. #I will give you three guesses as to whose technique it actually is. #HINT: she is standing in the background of the first gif with her fists up #thinking to herself ‘Do the thing Raleigh. Do the thing.’ #DISCLAIMER: Hannah is not a martial arts expert. #But this is no fucking joke legit exactly the kind of thing my mom taught me #about controlling a situation and turning perceived disadvantages into the fucking endgame. #The year I ran rock camp I asked my parents to teach the self-defense workshop #and my mom is 5’2 and my dad is 6’2 and at least a hundred pounds heavier #and she showed every girl at camp how to make themselves into a fulcrum #and bring down big-ass scary dudes #and never in my life shall I forget when she asked what other advantages we have #and a girl held up her drumsticks #and Mom took one and proceeded to jab it into Dad’s pressure point. #A FUCKING DRUMSTICK. USE WHAT YOU’VE GOT OKAY. #This got hella rambly but suffice it to say that I am #and always shall be #stanning Mako Mori 5ever. #OKAY ONE MORE THING #THIS IS THE KIND OF MOVE THAT COULD SNAP A BONE #IF YOU DO IT JUST A TINY BIT WRONG #BUT RALEIGH DIDN’T #HIS ONLY OTHER NON-JAEGER FIGHT SCENE WAS CUT FROM THE MOVIE AND INVOLVED HIM SLAMMING A GUY’S HEAD INTO A BEER CAN
ALSO I’VE BEEN MEANING TO ADD TO THIS
that Raleigh’s fighting style changes a significant amount from scary aggressive before slamming Chuck into that pipe (and I’m forever going to laugh about it because this is not actually Raleigh’s fighting style, it’s Charlie Hunnam’s fighting style because if you’ve seen one episode of Sons of Anarchy, this is EXACTLY how Jax Teller punches people AND IT’S FUCKING GLORIOUS. So yeah basically the punching (also the Becket swag) are all Charlie Hunnam, zero actual acting)
Anyway, it goes from holy shit what the fuck aggressive pre-pipe slamming to fluid and super-controlled and almost taunting in its economy of movement.
(And the more he does it the angrier Chuck gets and the angrier Chuck gets the more terrible his originally terrible fighting form becomes, seriously bro I am not at all surprised you got your ass kicked.)
(Tangentially, I would pay actual cash to see Herc in a brawl
which may or may not have something to do with the fact that I watched Street Warrior last night and MM’s fighting style is nicely tucked between scary aggressive and fluid/economy of movementbut I digress)
- So, what does that one do once it ticks down? Spray you with water, make a loud noise?
- It explodes. Told my colleague I wanted more of a challenge and he sent me this.
Joan Watson + not biting her tongue
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