SNF 2005.07 - Vanessa vs. HeavyD!

Description: It's relatively rare to see two boxers clash against one another in Howard Arena, but the fans demanded it! Unfortunately for Vanessa, Heavy D! has the upper hand here. (Winner: Heavy D!)

It's Time! It's Time! IT'S RAIDEN TI...way, no, this isn't World Entertainment Wrestling, or Blue Japan Pro Wrestling. This is Saturday Night Fight. REAL fighting! And it's coming to you straight from a place that causes enough headaches without people hitting other people in the head. One just has to be glad that the fight isn't taking place near one of those widing Roller Coasters, even if you can see a particularly winding one in the backround. Instead, it takes place right on the Midway, the two competitors surrounded by gaming booths galore as they prepare for their fight.

As for one of those fighter, the man known as D! hangs back, shades over his eyes as he regards the crowd. At least most of them aren't ruining their appetites with funnel cake or takoyaki. Turning toward his opponent, Heavy D! gives a brief wave and a smirk, flipping his shades off of his face with a quick snatch. "Well, I guess this will be...what, the fourth time we've fought?"

"Geese is losing his creativity," Vanessa replies, grinning broadly. "Guess they figured with all the big champs rumbling, they may as well let the boxers have it out for the usual one-on-one, mn? Hope I have better luck this time around."
That said, she tugs on either of her gloves, bringing up one of her hands soon thereafter to smoothe back her hair, the smile failing to dissipate for the time being. It's clear that this time, she's got more interest in keeping herself level-- after all, there's no reason to get -as- frustrated as the last time they two squared off. -Yet-, anyway. If his luck manages to be what it was the time before, she's not entirely certain what her reaction'll be.
Maybe calling a halt to steal a beer from a member of the audience.

COMBATSYS: Vanessa has started a fight here.

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Vanessa          0/-------/-------|

"I guess so," D! says, checking his hand wraps one last time, before he bring up his usual stance. His jacket sways as his body rocks up and down, eyes peering over his fists. So far, they're 2-1 in Vanessa's favor...though the last fight seemed to show that he'd improved a bit since that second fight.

In any case, D! waits until the signal for the match is given. And once it's sounded out, he...doesn't rush it. Nope. Like before, he knows rushing in is a dangerous proposition against Vanessa. It's best to hang back and let her make her own mistake. Instead, he slowly shuffles sideways, circling around the designated fighting area as he waits for Vanessa to make her move, eye keeping a close watch on his opponent.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD has joined the fight here.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Vanessa

COMBATSYS: HeavyD focuses on his next action.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Vanessa

Better in this case to pull a fast one, so far as Vanessa's concerned.
While she could go for her usual routine, her interest, in the immediate moment, is catching him off-guard-- as evidenced by the fact that her stance, and gait, take her closer to an audience member in this specific case. One of the larger guys that's been gawking at her for a good majority of the time she's spent in warmups-- thus, he deserves the penance.
Once within range, she reaches out to take a quick snatch at his beer, grabbing the bottle by the neck before hefting it straight for her opponent, the alcohol merrily flying everywhere as the object careens towards the dead center of his chest. Should it -land-, it's clear by the amount of force put into it that it'll undoubtedly shatter on impact-- arms raised or no. It's at least a suitable distraction-- and one she clearly finds entertaining.
"C'mon!" she says soon thereafter. "No sense in making this the same old, same old, is it?"

COMBATSYS: HeavyD overcomes Thrown Object from Vanessa with Blast Upper.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Vanessa

[OOC] Vanessa says, "Want me to react now or wait? c.c"

Unfortunately, the bottle DOESN'T land. Before it can get anywhere, the booze is blasted out of the air with a swift swing of D!'s arm upward. The punch tosses out a scattering shot of energy, chi meeting the bottle and shattering it before anything can happen. Thankfully for all involved, the momentum of the resulting glass meeting with the chi only causes it to stop and spread out sideways on the ground. The booze itself...well, some of it vaporizes, but the rest flies away and splatters D!, soaking his face and jacket in an irritating manner. "...."

Of course, Vanessa might have more to worry about than flying glass and booze, as the wave of chi still keeps going, blazing outward toward the fellow boxer.

COMBATSYS: Vanessa blocks HeavyD's Blast Upper.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Vanessa

Alright, so it didn't work out as well as she'd planned.
"Spoilsport," Vanessa chides him lightly as the energy comes racing towards her, her hands immediately raising to take the worst of the attack without too much trouble. Doesn't sting quite as much as it could, which is a -good- thing, but it proves that she at least needs to pay attention to his defensive manuevering again.
"Just seems to me," she goes on to say, either of her hands still raised in the usual defensive posture, "that the audience could at -least- get to see something other than the usual-- I mean, come on. We could just keep throwing out all the same crap, -or- we could shake things up a little. Make it -interesting-."

COMBATSYS: Vanessa focuses on her next action.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0          Vanessa

Heavy D! spits a bit, finding the sensation of being covered with booze to be quite the damper on one's fighting mood. "I think I'm regretting it right now," he says with a shake of his arms. Deciding it might be better to let his jacket aerate at this point, he tosses it away, letting it come to a rest behind him, and giving those behind him a nice look at that expansive tattoo on his back. "Something they haven't seen too much?" he calls back to Vanessa as he starts to cycle about her again. He does have a move he hasn't used in an SNF fight for as far as he can remember. Except maybe in one of those free for alls. He doesn't remember using it against Vanessa anyways, so...with a strange course of action, D! jumps, trying to clear the distance between him and Vanessa with a quick leap. As he drops to the ground, his right arm pulls back, then drives into the ground. The punch erupts into a geyser of energy, somewhat like a certain Southtown hero's...just not as refined, maybe. Will this gamble work?

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Vanessa with Soul Flower.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0          Vanessa

If she knew the name of the gamble, she'd've probably just stood there cracking up. Instead, there's another quick attempt to bring her arms up to block, which is-- well. Unsuccessful, at best. With the force of it slamming into her, Vanessa manages to catch herself on her hand as she's driven backwards, quickly pushing herself back up to her feet with little to no difficulty. Nevermind that she'll be nursing yet another split lip by the time this is all over.
As evidenced by the gob of blood and saliva that's spat against the floor.
"Fair enough," she replies. "We'll do this the old fashioned way."
And, well, like attracts like. At least in this case.
With a quick one-two combination that's oh-so-familiar to those who've seen her fight before (almost painfully so), the bright flashes of energy that come trailing are just as tell-tale of the attack. If she can't make things interesting, she may as well ride it out until the end of the fray and hope the ratings are decent enough.

COMBATSYS: Vanessa successfully hits HeavyD with Forbidden Eagle.

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HeavyD           0/-------/---====|=====--\-------\0          Vanessa

D!'s familiar with his combination. Just...not familiar to stop it cold as he pulls back up from his Soul Flower. HE tries to lean away from the Forbidden Eagle, but alas, he can't pull away quickly enough to avoid the shots, energy-laced punches forcing him to reel away. Grunting, steadies his feet again, taking a quick glance back at Vanessa. "Well, guess I'll need to step this up a bit." With a quick step in, D! tries to clip Vanessa with a quick, short uppercut. This is followed by a quick set of weaving blows, a hook to her side, a second to her ribs, a leaning cross toward her face, before he tries to finish the whole deal off with a big stepping straight, trying to simply overwhelm and bowl Vanessa over with the barrage.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Vanessa with Dancing Beat.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0          Vanessa

It all lands. In spite of the fact that Vanessa sees an opening to weave away from it, the whole of it catches her without too much trouble whatsoever. And thus, that split lip is joined by numerous other bruises once the rest of the hits impact her, meeting their mark by outright throwing her backwards. At least this time, she's knocked clean off of her feet-- a opposed to managing to catch herself this time around.
Rolling to her side and getting back to a standing position, it's apparent that this is going back to 'going through the motions.' She learned from her last bout with him that proper openings mean little to nothing-- it's just a matter of thinking on her feet, and maybe a little luck in her corner.
Chancing a quick swipe of her tongue across the obvious break along the flesh there, she goes for something a bit more... chancy, as it were. Darting in, the swipe made at the front of his shirt is pretty well telegraphed-- but there's a slim chance that -if- it lands, there'll be some serious hell to pay.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD dodges Vanessa's Puncher Weaving.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-======|=======\-------\1          Vanessa

The swipe, however, does end up too telegraphed to catch D!, the boxer leaning away from the attempted grab. Rather than try and follow up with another barrage of punches, however, the Metro City native decides maybe he should try something a little different than he's used to. So, with that in mind, he ducks in, hands held in close to his chest as he tries to pick Vanessa up with a quick rise and charge of his shoulder. If he manges to catch her, he'll try and flip her backwards and hurl her into the ground, helped with a little extra shove down on her shoulder from his hand. If not...well, at least he tried to expand from just boxing, right?

COMBATSYS: Vanessa blocks HeavyD's Medium Throw.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-======|=======\-------\1          Vanessa

In this case, she's more than happy to take the throw for what it's worth, with one difference. While being run into -hurts-, being seized is what she's waiting for. Instead of a traditional block, the redhead takes a firm hold of the man's arm, determined to reverse this in some fashion, even if it's not immediate.
That done and the worst of the fall taken care of, Vanessa tries her damndest to throw the man to the ground and work him over with not one, but -six- hopefully devestating blows to the face and chest once she's scrambled up on top of him. Of course, that means that this looks like the beginnings of a down-home curbstomping if it actually -works-, but we'll see how it pans out.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD blocks Vanessa's Machine Gun Puncher.

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HeavyD           0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1          Vanessa

Well, he supposes that's what he gets for trying something unfamiliar. However, D!'s not too bad off as he's pulled over. Shoring up as he's punched in the face, he lets the mounted barrage simply impact against his arms. He doesn't seem too troubled despite the growing welts forming on his arms. Finally, once he's felt he's absorbed enough, he tries to turn the tables. With a quick reach, he tries to pull Vanessa down by one of her arms, hoping to turn the tables and send her onto her back instead, making sure to follow up with a quick shot to her stomach should she avoid the initial grasp.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Vanessa with Reverse Stomach Buster.

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HeavyD           1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1          Vanessa

Trying to pull away isn't exactly good enough in this case. As is, Vanessa finds herself yanked down by the hold and thrown to her back, the immediate shot to her stomach causing a sharp gasp to come from her as she struggles to reclaim lost air. Given that she's far from braced for the assault, the immediate cramping of her muscles that comes as a side-benefit of this is immediate, her eyes shutting tightly as she once again makes it a point to roll to her side to get away from him.
That done, it's time to once again raise to her feet, even though she's doing her damndest to recover from the twinges along her musculature, her eyes focussing in on him once again. May as well do what she can to make a good show of this, even if it's clear as to where all this is going.

COMBATSYS: Vanessa focuses on her next action.

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HeavyD           1/-------/=======|=======\==-----\1          Vanessa

As soon as Vanessa pulls away, D! pulls back himself. Even if he's had the overwhelming advantage at this point, he's not about to get too headstrong as to simply rush in and attack mindlessly. Instead, he watches what Vanessa does. Seeing as she's hanging back to geta grip on things, the boxer decides to focus himself, though in a different way. Rather than try and get a mental focus going, he starts to draw his energy inward, focusing all that power and energy and concentrate it into something he can find useful. Thankfully, he doesn't gain the whole DBZ aura as he charges up...that would just be tacky.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD gathers his will.

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HeavyD           1/--=====/=======|=======\==-----\1          Vanessa

Not that she expected anything less of him. In this specific case, Vanessa is all too willing to move in on the offensive a second time, moving in to try and catch him with a quick uppercut to the chin, the dash that comes before it making it obvious as to what it is. Hit or miss, the result is the same-- she merely withdraws, watching him carefully, trying to catch any sense of a loss of guard, or an opening for that matter.

COMBATSYS: Vanessa successfully hits HeavyD with Dash Puncher.

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HeavyD           1/=======/=======|=======\====---\1          Vanessa

Well, that hurt. D!, unable to rouse his attention away from his charging, ends up taking that rushing uppercut right onto the chin. Falling back, the boxer shakes his head, grunting in discomfort. Yeah, he probably should have saw that coming. Still, he has some options for him to deal with now.

With Vanessa drawing back, it's D!'s turn to move forward. ANd move forward he does, dashing toward Vanessa with a quick lunge of his outstretched arm. It's obvious he's going for his Rolling Soul Diver...or is it. As his arm nears its target, it suddenly withdraws, the arm held back as D! slid forward suddenly driving out and downward with a skillful feint. Hopefully skillful enough to clock Vanessa.

COMBATSYS: Vanessa blocks HeavyD's Rock Crush.

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HeavyD           1/-======/=======|=======\====---\1          Vanessa

In this case, it doesn't work out to his advantage.
Grunting lightly at the force of the impact, Vanessa once again takes a couple steps back-- though this time with good reason.
"Let's see if we can even these odds a little, shall we?" she says ruefully, before striking out against him. At first, it just looks like your usual run-of-the-mill one-two combination. The first hit is meant to stagger him completely, coming around to smack him across the jaw with surprising force. The next depends on his reaction--

COMBATSYS: HeavyD just-defends Vanessa's Gaia Gear!

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HeavyD           1/-======/=======|=------\-------\0          Vanessa

D!, however, seems to have scouted this move quite well. Leaning away, he manages to avoid the sudden swing. The second swing, never comes out as the boxer manages to catch the first fist as soon as it passes by his chin. Time for something interesting.

With that grip on the fist, the boxer quickly pulls Vanessa toward him, trying to yank her into a quick barrage, jabs flying furiously, followed by heavy hooks and body blows. Finally, with a...strange flare, D! decides to try something new, uppercutting into the air in a way almost remeniscent of Ryu and Ken's Shoryuken. Of course...this is quickly followed by a second downward punch, more like the Rock Crush than anything. Hey, seeing as so many fighters seem to favor the air, D! may as well try and become comfortable in it as well.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Vanessa with D. Crazy.
- Power hit! -

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HeavyD           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0          Vanessa

So much for that.
Not to mention, the hit that levels her in response to the attack she failed to pull off is enough to drive her backwards without much issue whatsoever. Once the attack comes to a conclusion, Vanessa merely shakes her head, chuckling softly. With being wracked as badly as she has, she's not that interested in retaliation-- instead?
"It's all your's, D," is said as she raises back to her feet, officially throwing in the towel for the most of the bout. No sense in going in for another round if the most of her energy has been eaten up, after all. "Good fight," is added soon thereafter, the former housewife making it a point to make a b-line for the nearest beer vendor.

COMBATSYS: Vanessa takes no action.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-======|

COMBATSYS: Vanessa can no longer fight.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-======|

As soon as the barrage ends, D! keeps his fists up, ready to see if Vanessa's up for more. However, when she throws it in, D! lowers his arm, hearing the announcer make the official calling. "YOUR WINNER, HEAVY D!" Smirking, the boxer raises his fist up, playing to crowd for a few seconds before he moves to take up his discarded jacket. Rather than wait to corroborate with the officials for post-match technicalities, the boxer moves to follow Vanessa. "Hey, wait up, I'll buy you a round," he shouts. It's better than going through the droll after match formalities...anyways, he could probably ask her for some ideas on his little...problem back at Metro City with Rolento.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD has ended the fight here.

Log created by Vanessa, and last modified on 04:47:31 07/18/2005.