That weapon bracelet has been around for a while, hasn't it?
Working on bringing updates back up to a once a week schedule. Also reviving the communication stuff that had gone dead during the long hiatus. There will be some lovely fanart popping up soon that is overdue for sharing!
re Eva Emaria: Footwork is so important though. All the bladework in the world won't do you any good is you aren't where you need to be (plus its pretty decent exercise for us modern folks)
re pfmoi: its a big old world outside of that little village.
re man in black: Time for drill sergeant mode!
re Imola: Being a jerk is an asset when doing drills.
re Arrikanez: hopefully she'll learn enough to use the sword safely, but she won't be battling vampires anytime soon.
re StellaFrost: Hey Stella, Sorry but I can't find the forum pm. Could you try again (Smackjeeves PM or firstname.lastname@example.org)? I'm still getting things like that up and running after the long hiatus. Opportunities for Sierra to pop up will be soon!
re Xylas_Incarnum: It is pretty foundational training at this point :) Drake touched on it a bit, but even with years of training she wouldn't stand much of a chance against Solifidians with any superhuman physical traits. A lot of this is to get her out of the "danger to herself and others" category with such a potentially dangerous blade. She won't be having and dramatic battles anytime soon, but there may be some clever uses in the future.
re WinterGold: I've got a tumblr (Daidaishar there too) but I mostly use it to repost random things I find funny so I can find them again. You can feel free to contact me there if you like. I've also got an email set up for this comic: email@example.com I've been neglecting it a bit during the long hiatus, so I've got a few fanarts that need to share from there too. I'll probably be posting those soon too.
.... I want to say the best way to deal with being physically weaker than pretty much everything you might be faced with is to be prepared to kill everything and anything with cheap tricks but that seems like something that'd require a drastic personality shift to learn.... and a far more scumbag type teacher to learn from.
Be still my heart! Oh I am so happy to see you back! I almost forgot how much I loved these characters. I just might go back and read it all from the beginning again.
My husband has been studying fencing and kendo and various other sword fighting styles this past year to come up with lightsaber fighting techniques for a book he's writing. He has had me help him test things a few times to see if they would make sense to someone, like myself, who doesn't know the first thing about sword fighting, and he tells me repeatedly every time that it is ok for me to hit him with my saber, but I still can't. I just don't want to hurt him. I imagine it would take a while for someone actually learning to fence to get over that.