Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Training and Learning

Sorry for the radio silence everyone.

I'm still staying with Raggedyman for the moment.  If you haven't already seen, let me explain what I've been up to.  Raggedy's convinced that I need to learn how to fight, and he's been training me.  A lot of this stuff is pretty important I guess.  Stuff like pushups and situps and daily runs.  I've spent a lot of time walking but I'm not really in running shape. 

He's also trying to get me to learn some self-defense and basic fighting techniques, though.  That's something I'm not as enthusiastic about.  We sort of had a bit of an argument during one of the training sessions the other day.  He hit me harder than I had expected and then told me I was weak and I ended up losing my temper and attacking him.  I don't know, I guess I just really got frustrated over the whole thing.  I'm not a fighter.  I never have been.  I've just never needed to be, and I'm not really comfortable with violence.  I'm not entirely a pacifist but Lily was.  She was convinced that almost anything that could lead to violent conflict could be talked through.  I guess her thoughts have rubbed off on me some.  Even if I don't feel the same way, I'm still not comfortable with violence.

I talked to Raggedy about that and after some convincing he agreed to back off of that training some.  We shook hands and made up after that.  It's not like either of us can afford to hold a grudge.  Neither of us have many friends left in the world.

The training is part of the reason I've been so quiet.  The other is that I'm doing a lot of learning.  I missed a lot of things when I first stopped reading the blogs, and some recent events when my internet card died.  There's Dimensional Bleeding, the Path of Black Leaves, a lot of proxies to watch out for, and quite possibly the biggest of all, the Fears.  Apparently there are more things like the Slender Man, and until recently, I knew absolutely nothing about them.  I have a lot of research to do.  Raggedy's helping out with that some, too.

Most importantly, while I'm catching up on the past I need to know about the present.  Specifically who all is still around.  Anyone who's still running, anyone who's not a proxy, anyone who might be an ally of some sort...if you're out there, let me know.