I think I'm actually done ... finally.
Videos still need making and there are ALOT of short clips to do, but ...... I think I said out loud all the things I wanted to, and slotted all the parts together, including the stories and the rants, the opinions and the poetry. Well, when I say 'poetry', more like sentences that amuse me but may be esoteric to some.
Still obviously need to edit etc, but here's a short excerpt -
"The Limits of Power and Speed"
Power, and by that I mean head-on-force-meets-force power, is too easy to rely on if you have nothing to fear. The large and the strong grow used to walking in and taking what they want without repercussions, and the smaller see their example and think that this is what they too should aspire to - including me. There is no incentive to learn anything else until using power fails, completely and utterly, over and over again …. and this was my personal path to learning that there is a much smarter way to fight than impaling myself on my opponent's sword … Not for real of course for that would be illegal and I would be dead, but in the safer setting of Sonny's living room.
My teachable moment came one day sword sparring. Sonny kept hitting me over and over again until the floor was covered in my imaginary blood -
"You cannot block all my hits. You must attack"
….. So I attack, and every time I attack …. I get hit.
More imaginary blood leaks on the floor.
"Sonny, every time I enter I get hit … but if I do not attack I get hit"
"Yes …. It is a problem is it not …."?