SNF 2015.06 - SNF: Beauty and the Beats!

Description: The Kyokugen Dojo has long been known for years for their 'excellence' in karate, and tonight we're going to put that pedigree to the test in Southtown's biggest and best venue, HOWARD ARENA. Tonight, YURI SAKAZAKI is facing off against Vegas viper CRACKER JACK in a no-holds-barred test of pure fighting skill and technical ability. There's no special gloves to wear, or battle pageants, or civil war reenactments. Just four fists and one line, for the purest sport fighting experience in the game today.

Beauty and the Beats? What kind of corny name is that for a fighting event? Shouldn't it have more style or flair? Well, according to Yuri it should, but she's not in charge here unfortunately, so she really can't say much about it.

Nevertheless, Yuri agreed to fight, and she has already shown up, making her flashy entry as she grins and waves to everyone as she enters the arena. "Hi everybody!" She calls out with a grin. "Make sure to check out the Kyokugen Dojo some time! Mention that you saw this ad and the first trial lesson is free!" She gives a double peace sign before making her way to the fighting area. Apparently, her disliking of the title of the fight has worn off. "Time for an awesome battle!" Yuri says aloud as she adjusts her gi top.

BATABATABATA-TAKA-TASH! The high pitch staccato Puerto Rican rhythm plays over and over again, out of Cracker Jack's beat box. He sits on the other end of the arena, with his boombox playing that rapid bullet beat, patting his baseball bat in his hand. He sees Yuri, grinning crookedly and propping his bare left hand on his head, adjusting his hat. "Hey there, Sakazaki. How much your family worth?" he asks as he pushes off his seat and walks forward like an ambling panther, bat in hand and allowed to trail along beside him, tip on the shiny floor of the arena.

COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack has started a fight here.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/-------|

At the comment about how much Yuri's family is worth, the cute smile is replaced with a sour frown, the facial expression complementing that frown with a rather unhappy scowl. "How much is my family worth? What kind of man are you?!" She narrows one eye, cracking her knuckles at the same time. "I'll have you know that there's more to my family than what you might think. We're the creators of the Kyokugen Karate style, the best fighting style in the world!" She hmmphs at that, as if to emphasize her point.

Yuri waits for a moment, then gets into her fighting stance as she realizes the fight is about to begin. "And furthermore, those who don't know anything about Kyokugen don't stand a chance against the power of it! Not to mention, what kind of person brings a baseball bat to a fight?" She rolls her eyes dramatically. "That's so totally not cool! Come on, I'm gonna show you what a real fight is about!" She smiles a little this time, getting into her bouncy fighting stance.

COMBATSYS: Yuri has joined the fight here.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0             Yuri

Cracker Jack smirks and lets his baseball bat rest on his shoulders, cradled between his forearms. "Just curious, sweet thing. I go for rich girls. You want the Crack, you gotta have the Jack." He drops his left arm and lets the baseball bat fall to his right, catching it and rolling it to his left hand. "The bat's just my little buddy. You know, my little ese. Just my little friend. Decides who's cool and who's not." He jams his thumb up to his hat, showing off his brown eye and sneer-grinning. "You cool, chica?"

Cracker Jack surges forward, dashing across the arena floor as his polished black loafers squeak on the flat turf between them. His arm sails forward with a powerful straight punch aimed directly at Yuri's stomach as he drops to a knee, shouting, "HAH!"

COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack successfully hit Yuri with Dashing Straight.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/-----==|===----\-------\0             Yuri

"Money isn't everything, you know!" Yuri has a point, since Kyokugen doesn't charge as much as some of those 'McDojos' do, which in reality are just cheap knockoffs looking to scam people out of their hard earned cash... or even worse. Of course, nothing's worse than being belted in the stomach, and Yuri finds that out the hard way when the hit from Jack comes so fast she doesn't even have time to try to tighten her stomach and absorb the blow.

"Unnngh!" Yuri gasps as she doubles over in pain, gasping for air and trying to block out the pain mentally as she looks up at Jack and scowls once again. "I don't need men like you in my life! People like you are totally ridiculous!" Yuri brings her hand back and then tries to shoot forth a small fireball with one hand. It doesn't travel too far, but it can pack a punch if it hits right.

COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack reflects Ko'ou Ken from Yuri with Batting Hero.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/----===|===----\-------\0             Yuri

Cracker Jack licks the right side of his mouth as he hears the response. "I think you need a man in your life, honey. You have all this vigor and vim and cheer, but nobody to equalize you." He dances backwards from the punch, spinning his bat around in his left hand, before he tosses it to his gloved right hand. "You're fire, you need /ice/."

As the fireball comes inbound, he grabs the bat with both hands and gives it a solid swing, sending it sailing back at Yuri at rapid speed. "I'm ice, baby. I'm a cool cat with nuts like John Wayne and a dark past like Bruce Wayne." His white leisure suit flaps about as he finishes the swing, releasing his left hand so the gloved right can relax with the bat in hand.

COMBATSYS: Yuri reflects Reflected Ko'ou Ken from Cracker Jack with Saiha.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/----===|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

"I don't need a man in my life, I already have one!" Yuri says with a slight smirk. "And you think I'm fire? I'm a cool girl, thank you very much!" Her smirk gets even bigger as the fireball is reflected back at her. "Wait a second, are we playing baseball or ping-pong?" She chuckles a little, then stands strong. "I dunno what we're supposed to be playing really, but I do know what has to be done!"

Yuri raises her hands, bringing forth a shield of chi around her fists. The shield works effectively, deflecting her fireball back at Cracker Jack, just like it was supposed to. "I don't think this can go on forever, so you might want to do something!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Cracker Jack with Reflected Ko'ou Ken.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/--=====|====---\-------\0             Yuri

The fireball comes sailing back in, striking Cracker Jack in the center of his mass. He chuffs as it burns his black shirt and leaves his pink flower a little singed, grimacing visibly. "Fine, honey, you're happy without riding this locomotive straight to Pennsylvania. Time to fight." He reaches behind him with his left hand and tips his hat forward, before he comes running in with heavy feet, both hands on his bat as he gives it a hard swing at Yuri's stomach.

COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack successfully hit Yuri with Aggressive Strike.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0             Yuri

"I told you, I'm fine as is!" Yuri smirks as the fireball hits. "And you're right, it's time to fight for real!" She grins as she prepares to take on Cracker Jack, expecting him to attack in a way that she can easily avoid. But she's way off-base, and finds herself getting hit in the stomach again. This time, she doubles over in pain and collapses to the ground. In even more pain than before, you'd think she'd be lying there crying or whining about how it's not fair. But Yuri's not having it right now. Instead, she's really mad!

As she struggles to get up, her face is clearly contorted with pain as she tries not to scream. She looks up at Jack and says, "That was a pretty cheap shot! But I'd expect nothing less from someone like you!" She rolls her arm around a little as if to loosen it for something. "So let me show you a little something I came up with!" She rushes in fast, attempting to deliver her own modified version of the dragon punch to Jack.

COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack blocks Yuri's Yuri Chou Upper.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0             Yuri

Cracker Jack dances away again, this time running behind Yuri and spinning around to face her as he tosses his bat from hand to hand, watching her as he strikes up an evasive rhythm on his fast feet. "Play like a pro, or away you go, badgerette!" comes Jack's reply at Yuri's anger, grinning widely. As she comes in with the dragon punch modification, he jerks his head backwards and swings his bat into position, letting the hand catch the bat and jam the bat backwards into his jaw. "Not bad, kid." His right hand opens and releases the bat as he attempts to spin it around behind Yuri to bear hug her against him, so he can repeatedly deliver his right knee into her stomach while she's trapped by the wooden implement. "Dirty fighting is how it's - URGH - DONE!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri auto-guards Cracker Jack's Power Hunter.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/=======|======-\-------\0             Yuri

"Dirty fighting may be where it's at in your opinion, but to me, it's all about fighting the good old fashioned traditional way... not to mention being awesome and doing Kyokugen Karate!" Yuri smiles evilly, watching as Cracker Jack comes in again. When he tries to grab her, Yuri simply breaks free and shakes her head. "You didn't get me that time! Didn't I tell you I don't need men like you?"

Without waiting for an answer, Yuri wipes her brow a little, then attempts to drop down and sweep Jack off his feet... literally! That is, she attempts to deliver a standard style foot sweep.

COMBATSYS: Yuri successfully hits Cracker Jack with Light Kick.
-* WILD HIT! *-

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Cracker Jack     1/-------/=======|======-\-------\0             Yuri

Cracker Jack grunts in obvious frustration as Yuri dances free of his hold, before he hears her taunt. "I never had a formal teacher, maybe you could get me free lessons!" Jack replies, grinning. "I like you, kid, you're funny." Then, he's swept off his feet, landing on his back as his legs kick out and his bat hits the ground. It bounces away from his outstretched hand, leaving Jack temporarily disarmed. He pushes himself up to his feet with a roll to a knee and a rising motion, adjusting his hat. "Not bad at all. You're getting some action on me, now." Is that the drill sergeant in Cracker Jack talking, or the player?

Cracker jumps into the air, and swings out with his right leg in a swing kick at Yuri's upper body, attempting to plant his inverted heel directly in the center of her chest, on her sternum. "HooWAH!"

COMBATSYS: Yuri blocks Cracker Jack's Medium Kick.

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Cracker Jack     1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1             Yuri

"You're lucky, because no girl in their right mind would want to get any action in on you!" Yuri widens her eyes and tightens herself up as Cracker Jack kicks at her chest. The toughening up works, and Yuri staggers back but knows it could've hurt a lot worse. "That's pretty cheap, kicking a girl there! Are you always that dumb?" Whether Yuri's referring to knocking the wind out of a girl or something else is unknown, but the fact remains that the more Yuri fights with this guy, the more annoyed she's becoming.

"I think it's time I taught you a lesson in manners!" Yuri says as she attempts to bring her fist at Cracker Jack's stomach. "Have a taste of your own medicine!"

COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack blocks Yuri's Medium Punch.

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Cracker Jack     1/-----==/=======|=======\-------\1             Yuri

Cracker Jack lands with his side facing Yuri, drawing his leg back in as he balances himself on the other foot. "I started my career as a bouncer. I only have one rule with women." He spins around to block the fist towards his stomach by dropping to his right knee and raising his left arm. "Never touch the face. That's a Vegas rule." He then stands up, flexing, and attempts to grab Yuri with his left arm snaking around behind her head, before the right hand delivers punch after punch to her stomach, gripping her with at least a dozen strikes before that left hand lets up. Assuming he can grab her in the first place. "Also, you want to work on the same spot on an opponent. I'm working your center of gravity."

COMBATSYS: Yuri interrupts Lazy Buffalo from Cracker Jack with Yuri Chou Upper.
?!? Weird Hit! ?!?

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/----===|=======\==-----\1             Yuri

Yuri isn't having it one bit. Even if he was a bouncer before, Yuri doesn't like it. When he grabs her, Yuri launches into her signature attack from earlier. Unfortunately, doing this while she's being grabbed means that she's a bit off-balance and when she launches her attack, she goes flying into the air a bit off of proportion, and then lands on her side. Ouch!

Yuri tries to get up, but is finding it a bit difficult to do so. She grunts, rubbing at her arm while her face shows a few bruises on it. "Oooh, why did I do that?"

Yuri goes exploding out of his grip in a random direction after he grabs her, and he's sent staggering backwards, his hat getting knocked off his head at the shock of the bizarre uppercut interrupt. He picks his bat back up, as he finds it nearby, and smooths his bare left hand through his hair, pulling it back over his head. His brown eyes are visible, actually quite dark and soulful, not the mad hatred of most Shadaloo operatives. There's still an edge of danger, however. "Getting desperate. Keep it together, little Sakazaki." He walks back in, taking his time as he closes into personal combat again, and swings his bat around at her wrist on the arm she used. "Of course, openings are always good to exploit," he explains dutifully.

COMBATSYS: Yuri interrupts Aggressive Strike from Cracker Jack with Shin! Chou Upper.
- CRAZY Hit! -

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/-======|==-----\-------\0             Yuri

"Desperate? Me?" Yuri moans a little, still feeling weak. "No... I'm just saving the best for LAST!" Yuri summons all of her chi, then rushes in again, this time throwing twice the punches. Of course she's hit while doing so which means she's in a bit of pain, but she still manages to get with it, hitting Jack twice. Then she drops to the ground, still in pain and gasping for air. "Yuri... you can do this!"

A double uppercut slams into Cracker Jack's jaw, sending him arcing through the air as his chin points up and his lower body goes slack. He slams into the ground, baseball bat making a *TOCK TOCK* sound on the laminated Howard Arena floor beside him. Gritting his teeth as he spits up blood and sits up, he slowly moves to his feet, shaking his head back and forth. He goes running in, swinging his bat overhanded at Yuri as his face blazed with rage, mouth wide open as his eyes scorn the very sight of her, lines on his face screwing it up in fury.


COMBATSYS: Yuri blocks Cracker Jack's Home Run Hero.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/------=|=====--\-------\0             Yuri

Knowing that could hurt quite a bit, Yuri assumes a defensive stance. She blocks the attack, but it hurts too much. She begins to go limp and lose consciousness. In her final desperation, one last hurrah if possible, Yuri brings her hands back and summons what little power she has left, before sending forth a HUGE fireball. The Haoh Sho Ko Ken. It hurts quite a bit. But Yuri's hurting even more. As soon as she throws the fireball, she falls flat on her face.

COMBATSYS: Yuri can no longer fight.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/------=|

COMBATSYS: Cracker Jack dodges Yuri's Haoh Sho Ko Ken.

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Cracker Jack     0/-------/------=|

Cracker Jack jerks right and sidepedals to avoid the huge fireball, letting it fly off into the side of the arena and strike a wall. He moves over to collect his hat, then his boombox, then he struts out of the arena without another word said.

Log created on 22:17:39 06/15/2015 by Cracker Jack, and last modified on 17:45:14 06/16/2015.