I know, I know; I have been a bad blogger. Hitherto, I have posted thrice a week on average for a few years in a row. Recently, however, I have barely posted at all.
“WHY, GODS, WHY?” I hear you type into the comments box.
Normally adventure-silence is caused by me not getting up to much of interest, which means I have very little to write about. At the moment, however, I have simply been doing TOO MANY THINGS OF INTEREST! I’ve been so caught up in DOING things and TRAINING for other things that I haven’t made time to WRITE about what I am DOING or TRAINING FOR.
For example, I am now a qualified background screen combatant, having passed the British Action Academy Warrior Phase II. Since then, I have worked on two films: Reign of the General and Hamlet, which were almost entirely opposite experiences.
In just over a month I will take Phase III, which is by all accounts the most physically and mentally challenging of the stages. Having already witnessed some Phase III students taking their tests, I am under no illusions as to the standard that will be required of me. It is therefore imperative that I train as much as possible in the short time I have allowed myself, to ensure my weapon techniques and character portrayals are second nature. This will not be easy…
Luckily I possess a training gladius…and a piece of drainpipe that is serving as a spear. Unluckily (but also both luckily and awesome-ly), I am spending 17 of the next 35 days abroad, so will have to work extra hard to ensure I make time to train. I’m not sure I can sneak a gladius into my hand luggage….although it is worth pointing out that I once bought a gladius home from Poland, although I had to keep it safely in the hold.
On top of this, I have also been pushing my strength training hard. This, however, I shall save for a separate post. You know, to spread the content out and make it look like I’ve put more effort in.