Finished Model Species reread yesterday. The more Eric and I talk about it, the more likely it is that I’ll do NaNoWriMo this year, with the next month and change spent smoothing Model Species‘ rough edges. The value of having 3+ novels in progress for Weordan (this year’s NaNo being the 4th/5th) is that it forces continuity. One of the main downfalls of episodic television (and series of novels) is that the richness of the world suffers due to the time-crunch the writers are under. We currently have the luxury of being able to spend time nailing things down and making the world work without deadlines.
Well, our game last night was certainly eventful.
To be honest, Short Flick/Looong Hammer is not a young team. The average age is slightly over 37 years old. Most of older SF/LH players can honestly be called veterans which gives us strong, wily handling ability, but occasionally less physicality. Playing efficiently together is going to be important. We were two men down for the night: Aaron (an unknown to us) and Bob (a tall, fast guy). The only other guy that Eric and I had not played with at least a few times was John, a player that Dave knows from Intel disc. All our ladies were in attendance: Kathi (a superb player despite knee problems), Kristi (who has played a few leagues), and Laura (a new-ish player that can *run*).
We started out trading points, with SF/LH going up a couple against Nappi and Nicole’s Town Tricycle (a call back to a previous team, Village Bicycle). Bryon, suffering from two jammed fingers which affected his handling, quickly worked out in interesting and non-standard offense and we worked on some front-and-switch defense. I’m not sure if those things helped last night, but with work, they could reap some interesting results. The blow of the night was losing Kathi. At about 6-4, Kathi made a great grab near the close sideline. She stumbled as momentum took her out of bounds. All would have been well if there wasn’t a spectator sitting on the ground right in front of her. In an effort to avoid him, Kathi fell. Kathi is the sort of player that generally plays in some pain, so when she started cursing loudly and often, we knew that things were not good. Dislocated elbow. 911 was called and Big Nate came over to help out until they arrived.
We continued play. (I must say that while my play last night was not very good, I am happy that I didn’t biff coming in for Kathi after that grab. I managed a backhand dump to Nabity.) For the first three-quarters of the game, Eric kept Vince (one of the best players in the Valley) in check while throwing a good number of scores. Unfortunately, Eric’s energy ran down. At 10-10, with one less dynamic player on the field, we couldn’t keep up with Tricycle’s offense. They made a three point run through soft cap and ended the game 10-13.
In all, it wasn’t a bad first game. There were some mistakes, but a good deal of potential. We’re going to need some discipline, but I don’t think that’s unreachable. My play was…not good. I need the boys on Wednesday to put harder marks on me because lately my play with a mark has sucked. Next week, I’m potentially playing savage with Kristi since Laura will be out of town (though there is the possibility for a substitute for Kathi). We’ll see. Every season is different.
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