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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2018, 04:03:14 PM »
Doing what Prism motioned her to do, Jocelyn felt slightly more balanced than before, though what came next threw her for a complete loop. "Is tucking your arms close supposed to be for defending yourself?" she asked. "Or are they supposed to let me reach further? Because--ahh!" she yelped, having drawn one fist back for a punch but throwing it too far and losing her balance, stumbling forward and falling on the floor. Sheepishly grinning, she looked up at Prism, an embarrassed flush coming to her cheeks. "Can't believe I can't even throw a punch correctly."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2018, 04:15:39 PM »
One moment Jocelyn's upright, the next she tries to throw a punch and overbalances. Prism hopes to the side to avoid being taken down by her friend, staring in slight amazement; before breaking out into a giggle at her statement then a full-on laugh. "I- I didn't even.. hehe... have t-time to... snrrk, ehehe..." She covers her mouth with her hand, attempting to stifle her laughter. "S-sorry, just- J-Jocelyn Antiqua, you continue to imp-press me."

She finishes her fit of laughter with a final humorous grin, taking a step forwards and bending down to offer Jocelyn her hand in getting back up. "H-hell, you could even say you're falling for me," she says, apparently still humorous enough to snort at her own joke.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2018, 04:42:02 PM »
Jocelyn breaks into her own laughter, simply amazed at what she could do (or fail to do) if she tried. "I aim to please." she giggled. Though, when Prism threw a jab at her, that laughter was cut short, replaced by a indignant yelp of surprise and red face. "W-what? No, definitely not, why would you think that?" She blurted out, internally surprised at how much that jab affected her.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2018, 11:42:18 PM »
There's a small snort as Jocelyn agrees with her own clumsiness, and her cute yelp alongside the flushed face actually gets another giggle. "I mean, c'mon, who can resist 100 pounds of stick and bone and 20 pounds of feathers?" Prism adds to the joke by striking a pose, stretching iridescent wings that faintly glimmer in the morning's faint light out their full length. She flexes her arms, showing off what lithe muscle she has - which is surprisingly well defined - and manages to hold the pose for all of 10 seconds.

Apparently not being able to take herself seriously, Prism snorts again before turning to Jocelyn."Nah, no worries Josie - I know we're just chill. "
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2018, 10:10:44 AM »
"But you're so much more than that," Jocelyn couldn't help going on. "You're kind and forgiving and thoughtful and cute and...where am I going with this?" In an instant, she's bolt upright and looking anywhere but Prism, hands behind her back. "A-anyway, should we continue? Perhaps practicing balance as well?" She had no idea what compelled her to continue speaking although it was clearly a joke, eventually attributing it to a lack of sleep.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2018, 12:00:04 PM »
Prism stares in slight amazement as Jocelyn goes on about her positive attribute, a sweet lopsided grin growing on her face alongside a pretty blush. "I mean, don't let me stop you. I'm perfectly happy hearing compliments about myself, you know." The grin grows a bit wider as she stands, unable to meet the faunus' eyes - just godamn, she's so cute.

"Okay, balance - like I said, that stance was the key. Spread out your weight, don't keep it contained to one spot - one foot forwards, one foot back, arms braced in front of you like so, see?" Prism mimics the same pose as before, gesturing for Jocelyn too as well. "Don't quiet try throwing another punch yet though - let's focus on defense and balance. Once you can take care of yourself, then you can worry about attacking others."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2018, 03:27:24 PM »
Once again attempting to copy Prism's stance, Jocelyn shifted her legs wider than before to assume a more steady pose on the floor, bringing her arms close to her body. Balancing on trees was a thing she did sometimes with her jump pack, so she tried a similar technique. It worked - made the stance feel a little more natural than before.

"That feels better." she commented, testing her balance by leaning first to one side, than the other, imagining herself dodging thrown punches. "Don't know if it'll hold up in battle, though."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2018, 03:51:14 PM »
"Dodging punches is kinda a dance, from one side to the other - you need to keep light on your feet, ready to move at any moment. Getting grabbed can be a death sentence, especially from someone at my size." Prism explains, demonstrating the variability of the stance by starting to bounce oh her heals, switching around her front leg a coupe times before returning to mimic Jocelyn's pose. "Now, defending yourself is the place to start, and that comes primarily by blocking and intercepting punches. You don't have to catch them - just intercept and reroute their incoming arm, and let your aura take the brunt of it. So you can do it, like so-" Prism then demonstrates a couple different blocking techniques for blows coming from above, below, and to the side.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2018, 06:22:47 AM »
"So think of it as dodging bullets, only they're a bit larger and slower?" Jocelyn asks, trying to copy what Prism is doing. All she accomplished was to tie her arms in weird knots and shapes. "Or are you trying to deflect the majority of the impact, knock most of the force away from your arms and body?" Okay, why was learning to defend against punches harder than memorising the body organs of a human and what treatment should be administered for what illness? For the life of her she couldn't understand how people made their living off punching things until they fainted or exploded.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2018, 10:09:34 AM »
"Later of those - bullets are small, fast, and generally only travel in one direction. People are slower, heavier, and much more unpredictable. So yeah, knock the force away from your body using your arms- and, holdon-" Prism breaks her stance to approach Jocelyn, untangling her arms before gripping them at the wrists - gently guiding them to mimic the blocks she demonstrated earlier.

"If you think you can remember those, I'd like to put them to some actual use now - you can try to block my uh, 'punches'." She uses airquotes with the last words, obviously not going to actually swing at her friend.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2018, 10:55:32 AM »
"You might as well go for it--no better way to learn than the hard way. Besides, Aura exists for a reason, and just because I keep giving away my own store doesn't mean I don't possess one myself." Jocelyn replied, determined to get something about this right. It would be way better to get shown up by Prism up on the roof than get the absolute stuffing beat out of her in one of those combat lessons where there were people watching and judging.

Besides, if someone disarmed her, she was literally a sitting duck. She doubted meagre training would do much to change that fact but it was better to retain some knowledge of self-defence than have zero clue on what to do apart from run. What kind of Huntress ran from a fight? Oh wait, medics did. They weren't supposed to fight. "...on second thought, do go easy on me, please?"
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2018, 02:01:30 PM »
Prism snorts, giving Jocelyn a bit of a cheeky grin. "Alright, but that doesn't mean I'm not gonna try!" For someone so small, Prism moves fast - quickly dashing into Jocelyn's personal space, the hummingbird faunus starts the sparring match easy. Two quick jabs from the right, followed up with one from the left - aimed towards Jocelyn's chest at a pace notably slower than how'd she normally approach hand-to-hand, waiting for the medic to respond.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2018, 02:27:08 PM »
Letting out a surprised "eep!" at the speed which Prism engages, Jocelyn barely has time to blink before her Aura is hit by two light impacts. The third hit comes slower, however, and is pushed to the side by her forearm, deflecting most of the kinetic energy.

"Okay then...I can tell you're already going slower than usual but can you please tone it down another notch..." Jocelyn's voice contains just the slightest hint of panic and nervousness as she slowly but steadily backs away from the girl, endeavouring to keep some distance so she could react in time.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2018, 02:33:28 PM »
Prism's face is one of determination as the first two hits land, before Jocelyn manages to deflect the third - grinning happily as she deflects. "Good, good! Keep that up Josie, you've got this!" Her next two blows come in a little slower, aiming to land two with her right arm - the second one is a fairly obvious feint, aiming to follow up with a light blow aimed upwards.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2018, 04:34:41 PM »
Matching Prism's first blow with her own arm, Jocelyn pushes away from her using the short amount of time they were in contact, actually dodging the upward hit for the first time. Thinking quickly to avoid further pressure being piled on her from the assault, she threw out a short and quick jab with her left arm, with no chance of overbalancing this time.
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