My So-Called Life
#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 ASTHE 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
this makes me so happy
there will be a reckoning.
Brave. Selfless. Kind. Smart. Honest. Shailene Woodley is a little bit of everything. Check out her interview with #The Daily Beast: http://bit.ly/TDB_shai