i see a lot of people spending time thinking about “who tops” in their otp when they should be thinking about
- who quotes twilight at the other person
- who appreciates cat videos more
- who spent a hellish summer working in the worst gamestop you can imagine
- who lets the other person win in ticklefights
- who chews on their pencil
- who’s the person who accidentally thinks of their grandparents one time while they’re making out and kills the mood
a person complaining about puns basically invites every pun enthusiast in the vicinity to come snapping rhythmically from the shadows
I was talking to my friend on the phone and then she almost got run over and i was obviously really concerned so i asked her if she was okay and after a moment she replied “there is a Jesus in the sky” in a really matter-of-fact sort of way
so obviously I thought something was seriously wrong but
I did archery for four years and it frustrates me so much when people draw Hawkeye or Katniss drawing a bow wrong, so here’s a quick tutorial on archery.
THIS is how you draw a bow. This is a ~~***perfect technique.***~~
Both shoulders are relaxed, not shrugged up.
The drawing arm should be almost horizontal (unless you’re pointing up in the air or down at the floor), following the line of the arrow. (The technique for this can be different on a compound bow, but it’s honestly safest to stick with the ‘normal’ technique, because it will be right whatever bow you’re using.)
The drawing hand sits just under the chin, with the string touching the middle of the nose. NOT up by your eye - that won’t help your aim at all; it just makes you shoot like a goofball.
EDIT: To clarify, this is even if you are drawing a longbow! Some people will sight down the arrow, yes, but they will do this by placing the arrow higher on the string, so their fingers sit an inch or two below it beside their chin as usual. BONUS! Have a sexy sexy gif of Richard Armitage shooting a long bow correctly:
Now have some beautiful archery mugshots:
You look stupid, but you aim ten times better. Some people are uncomfortable letting the string touch their faces this closely, but it should still be very near to your nose and lips. Archers will also close one eye when they’re aiming.
The handle of the bow should rest between your thumb and the heel of your hand. Good archers can loosen their fingers on the bow completely and it will just balance there in their hand.
See! (Pulling the string a bit far back there, though. Also possibly about to shoot himself in the hand.)
The extended arm should be straight at the wrist but slightly bent at the elbow: this prevents the string from snapping against your arm when you release the arrow.
^ Katniss, about to get a HELLA BRUISE on her arm.
THAT SHIT HURTS.
The archer’s feet should be planted about waist-distance apart, and they will always have their chest facing at 90 degrees to the direction they are shooting: you shoot arrows sideways, not forwards.
Also, holding your finger over the arrow at the handle like that is a terrible idea, unless you want the fletching (feathers) tearing through your fingers.
You’ll also notice that, although wearing a chest pad is advised for shooting a strong bow, the string only barely touches the archer’s chest, so us girlies’ lovely lady lumps don’t make any difference to archery at all. The Amazonians chopped off their tits for nothing.
"I cut my boobs off for this? THIS IS BULLSHIT!”
IN SUMMARY, or TL;DR:
- Strong, extended arm holding the bow up with slightly bent elbow
- Drawing arm should be in line with the bow, with hand underneath the chin
- Shoulders relaxed
- String drawn across the nose and lips
- Shoot SIDEWAYS, not forwards
- One eye closed when aiming (which eye just depends on the person; some people see better with their left or right)
I hope this helped someone!