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Beauty Base Zero

Posted January 13th, 2014 at 02:16 PM by Dakota

Oddly fitting title, me thinks. Anyhow, where to begin. Some of you caught it in Dear Anon, but yes, I did break up with my girlfriend. It was a mutual thing, though, for the most part, we ended on good terms. Thanks for all the concern, though, you're all amazing like that. <3 Feels oddly relaxing, if I'm honest.

Not the main point of this blog, though. I wanted to actually make this thread asking if any of you have done archery. I'm going with my friends on Thursday, and me being me, I wanna do better than them, haha. Pointers are welcome. :3 I wanna feel like Katniss, you feel me? And speaking of Katniss, I reallllllllly need to watch Catching Fire. And buy clothes too, cause beauty base zero, duh. Gotta look cute
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    PervertedPikachu's Avatar
    I'm not sure what the title is talking about, even without a girlfriend you're still smexy as hell *insert obligatory pouting selfie from picture thread* It's difficult for me to feel sad for you since I can barely relate and I don't like you so let me just say I hope you're happier now

    I've done archery a few times at sport and rec camps and it's pretty difficult to be consistently accurate without any prior training, so just go there and enjoy yourself. Feet shoulder width apart, body facing sideways to the target, head looking where you want to shoot. I'm guessing the range will be pretty short so just look at the target and the overall trajectory of the bow, don't try to aim down "sights" like you would with a rifle.

    I hope you have good arm and core strength, because you'll need it to keep the bow stable. Try and keep your movements fluid, reach full draw, hold for a second, release, hold for a second. Don't draw all the way and your shot will fall short, hold it too long trying to get a sight and it you'll probably shoot off target. This is a rifle shooting tip but don't snatch when releasing and physically count a second after you've shot before allowing yourself to move, otherwise you'll probably jerk the bow into a completely different trajectory.

    Good luck, but on your first go you will suck, so just have fun!

    When nocking an arrow the oddly coloured fletching faces upwards.
    Posted January 13th, 2014 at 02:55 PM by PervertedPikachu PervertedPikachu is offline
    Updated January 13th, 2014 at 03:07 PM by PervertedPikachu
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    Ah, I love archery. Haven't been doing it long, but my boyfriend and I have a bow and it's so, so much fun. Like 007 said, it really requires good arm strength. I even went out of the way to get a leather glove that covers my fingers when I pull, because after a while it becomes painful. But you probably won't experience that if you're just going for a day.

    Inhale when you pull the string taught, you'll feel the weight drop, hold, and exhale when you shoot. Keep your knees bent slightly, your feet shoulder width apart, both your eyes old, and your back straight facing the target. It's really about calmness and your ability to hold steady. Oh, and make sure the arrow rests comfortably and solid on the guide, pushing ever so slightly into the string; lest it flop side to side and you end up half shooting into the ceiling lol. Idk I think I repeated mostly what 007 said, so listen to him!

    Still, **** it all and have fun! It is so, so satisfying when you get a good shot and it's an excellent way to relieve stress. I'm sorry to hear about your girlfriend, but you picked a great way to expel the drama.
    Posted January 13th, 2014 at 03:06 PM by Fairy Fairy is offline
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    The title comes from the second book of the Hunger Games I'm not going to say I'm happier, and there was no drama beforehand, but there isn't a point in talking about it. What's done is done, I'll hopefully manage. But thanks for the advice :D
    Posted January 13th, 2014 at 08:42 PM by Dakota Dakota is offline
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    Bachelor Party, you and me.

    Posted January 13th, 2014 at 08:43 PM by Vader Vader is online now
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    LOOOL, let's do it ;D
    Posted January 13th, 2014 at 08:44 PM by Dakota Dakota is offline
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    May your arrow shoot swift and straight ;D
    Posted January 13th, 2014 at 10:06 PM by Kanzler Kanzler is offline

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