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December 4th, 2016
Tone's Training
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Tone

Tone

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:D :D
Thought I'd start my own field journal.

Reasons I'm doing this:
1. It makes me feel like Rocky Balboa training to fight Apollo Creed
2. Jeffy told me to
3. It'll give me something to laugh about when I'm 90
4. Jeffy told me to

:D :D
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Tone

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Thursday.

I get on the train to Brisbane airport. I look down the carriage and notice amongst the suitcases and tourists, the unmistakable glow of nimbus. Fuck me, what a small world - it's Kimball and Pyro, Jeffy-tour-bound and shooting the shit. I go and say hi. The lads are the center of attention, basically discussing game and girls, fucking around, not giving a rats ring-hole about the curious but enthralled expressions plastered on the faces of every other passenger in the carriage. There's a Euro-looking backpacker type girl sitting opposite who tries not to betray the fact that she is obviously getting hornier and hornier the more she listens to their conversation.

At the event we get there first. We meet Ciaran, he's a super cool lad. I won't wank on about Jeffy, the entire experience rocked – obviously. The closest thing I've seen to Jeffy live was Henry Rollins doing his spoken word shows. 2 + hours of intelligent, intense yang energy........

....and fucking funny. Really really funny. I will never, til the day I die, forget.........
THE WAVE OF AWESOME

We meet some other lads at the event. After that, Kimball, Pyro and I go for a LONG walk – looking for a club or bar or something. Pyro is in contact with Kscope. He's at a club in North Sydney. We finally get a taxi over there. After some bullshit with a bogus guest list and anti-sausage-fest entry criteria (meaning you need to have a pair of tits or to be with someone who has tits) we're in.

I've never felt so old, the place is full of what looked like 17 – 18 year old turbos and AMOGs and all are very drunk. Pyro and Kim open. I'm feeling choded out. Pyro comes up to me
“Open, dude. Just say Hi, I'm from out of town, what do you motherfuckas do for fun around here? Or something like that”
Ok cool. I see a set of 6 seated Glitterbombs in the corner.

Dead man walking.

“Hi, I'm from out of town........”
I get 6 pairs of eyes turn to me like red laser sniper spots. I'm fucked. I know I'm about to crash and burn pretty badly. In that micro second where I realize this, my brain basically says:

“May as well do something they don't expect”

so I deliver the WORST OPENER IN HISTORY:

“So, what do you motherfuckas do for fun around here?”

Yup, I addressed a 6 set of turbo 9s and 10s as “mothafuckas”. The way I look at it now, I probably can't do any worse than that. No matter what dumb shit I may do around women in the future, I don't think it will match that opener.

So I get the cat-like reactions....

“Well you can stop swearing for one thing....”
“Who do you think you are....”
The girl closest to me, a solid 10 if there ever was one, looks me in the eye and says:

“I do heroin for fun”

Something in her eyes told me she may not have been totally exaggerating, though to be honest, she came across more as a coke fiend.
I try to plow through for a while:
“ Are you on smack now? You don't look very sleepy....”
eventually I eject, “bye, I hope the smack thing works out for you”.

Kim and Pyro are opening sets. Pyro hooks and Kcloses a hot Indian looking girl. I open another 3 or 4 sets but they fizzle pretty quick.

Bounce to another club.

I'm feeling tired and my brain to mouth connection is seriously compromised, but am trying to keep positive. I kinda half-assed go for another 2 set. And here I got the biggest lesson of the night (not including the Jeffy event).
The set hooks – hard. This is a dream set for me. The girls are hot, they are nice, intelligent, articulate and they are interested in me. It goes well for a while but I eventually find things are not clicking in my head. I can sense fade out. I try to up the vibe but fall flat. Eventually they leave to find their friend.
Ouch (insert image of banging head against wall)! :rolleyes: I didn't go into the set believing enough. A hard lesson to learn. Messing up a single set where the girls are cool and you've hooked, hurts more than 20 straight sets where you get blown out.

Later I see Kimball pull off the BEST OPENER IN HISTORY
Goes like this;
We are talking in a group.
Hottie walks past, Kimball goes the shoulder tap (get the little kids attention)
Eye contact then pause - just about to speak (show the validation lollipop to the little kid)
Kimball dis-acknowledges hottie and back turns.(remove validation lollipop just as little kid is about to grab it)
Hottie re-opens Kimball by poking him (little kid wants that fucking lollipop!)

It was timed perfectly. Very nice work.
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Tone

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Friday.

A cold drizzling day. I go for a walk, and do 1 street open. I ask something about being from out of town and since it's such a bad day to go to Bondi beach, is there anywhere else I should check out...blah blah blah. She communicates with shrugs and nods.
Meet up with Pyro and Kimball later. They are running some day game. I'm in low-energy chode-mode.

I'm thinking about this later in the day. And basically make the decision that I'm going out, and I'm going to be completely responsible for my internal state. I'm going to have FUN, fuck it.

I go to a pub across the road from the backpackers hostel where I'm staying. It's all pretty much closed work groups. I manage to pop one set though. I go back to the hostel as there is a big group of people staying there going to a backpacker bar down the road. I open a 2 set as we wait outside, an Asian guy and a girl from London. She's pretty average in the looks department but is cool to talk to, and we vibe as we walk down together.
I don't usually drink when I'm going out, except for the occasional light beer, but we all get 2 for 1 drinks cards so I make an exception and grab a mid-strength beer with a mid-strength beer chaser.

I open a 2 set of a guy and a girl, both from Germany. She is a blonde bombshell. I try to work out what the deal is, she says they are not “traveling together” but I get the feeling he is like a bodyguard orbiter and is watching me closely. I can't work out the girl. She gives me little IOI glances but every time I try to laser eye her, she looks away. I can't work out the dynamic and the set fades.

Kimball and Pyro show up. They go to work and Pyro gets himself a 30 second makeout. I re-open
LondonGirl. By now she has had a few glasses of Jack and coke. She invades my personal space.
She's not my type but I think, hey, fuck it, just GO.

Claw, kino. She buys me a drink. I tell her I'll get the next round.

Kaleidoscope turns up and I say hi.It was good to (briefly)meet you man. One of LondonGirls backpacker male friends turns up and she starts talking to him. I don't think much of it and I see the lads about 5 meters away. I go over to see how they are going. They immediately give me a reality check:
“GO BACK IN! YOU'RE LOSING THE SET!”

Oh shit, yeah, I am.

I claw her away and isolate.

The guys bounce somewhere else.

We are on a bench I have her in a permanent claw, she's leaning heavily into me. I think something must be on for sure.
I tell her I think her English accent is a huge turn on....not as hot as an Irish accent but still sexy as hell. She responds well. More vibing.

I go for the makeout.
I thought it was on for about half a second, then she pulls away.

(in thick London accent)
”Oi! That's a lil' bit forward, don't cha fink”

I reply:
“that's ok, we can make out later when you feel more comfortable”

she laughs. More vibing
Then......
“I've gotta go to the ladies” She goes, and never comes back.
Maybe one of her backpacker buddies accosted her, who knows.

I bounce to a pub called Scruffy Murphys. Open 2 sets. The whole place was a bit........scruffy, but at least they had cheap Guiness pints.
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Pyro~

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Haha oh god that made me laugh when you literally used 'motherfuckers'. From now on, always assume that I am talking shit, and modify certain words where appropriate.

Your first paragraph about the train ride made me laugh really fucking loud and my housemates are trying to sleep. Its 2am.

As for Kim's accidental opener, damn straight that was the best opener I have ever seen.

And as for the trip, DUDE you made leaps and bounds. You were fully locked in to both of those sets.

You can open.

You can hook.

Now you've isolated.

Just another hurdle. Shit is coming together. You're ganna have it in no time.

Will definitely stay tuned to this thread :D
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KB

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FUCKING A, TONE.

Your game has improved about 512% since the first time I met you.

I did not know that you opened that million set of turbos so aggressively. HAHAHAHAHAH.

You are a HERO.
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man, great work! Am looking forward to winging with you when I come to brissie next. Keep it up.

Storm
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cool stuff - good work. keep it up.
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Tone

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Thanks for the encouragement guys.

Finally got myself a concrete goal.
60 Approaches between 1st and 31st of May.
Not huge, but something I can chip away at and get a bit of consistency up.

Thursday morning.
Open at a coffee shop. I'm planning to do this more as I'm sitting on a gold mine by working in the city. Gotta work into regular day game somehow.
This girl was probably more hooked than I realised at the time, but was a little shy. Note to self "Lead more, you're the male, ya gotta lead."

Friday night. Solo and sober.
That ever elusive thing called "state". Sometimes you can find it, sometimes it refuses to co-operate. Tonight, it was missing in action. When I've been out with Kimball and the Pyromaniac, one of the things they do to get into state is monkey impressions. Very funny shit.

Go to a club which is usually packed on Fridays, but it being a public holiday
there is none of the corporate crowd and its' kinda dead.

Open 2 girls from behind as I enter the club. They ignore me. Not a good strategy, too easy for them to brush me off.

Get my ear talked off by some dude collecting money for deaf kids.

Open a 3 set at the bar who are drinking some weird liquor with apple juice.

Bounce

Open a 2 set at a pub.

Bounce

start to open a 3 set at another bar when one of the girls for some fucked up reason pours half of the wine she's drinking into the ice container behind the bar. (not real healthy or considerate when you think about it) Chick behind the bar loses it and there's almost a cat fight. :D

Yawn.
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Good stuff, hero.

Just keep chipping away.

Have you heard the story of the stone cutter? He hits a giant boulder 999 times and nothing seems to happen. One more hit, the 1000th, and the boulder splits in two.

At times, this process is very similar. You'll have 72 blow outs in a row, but the 73rd set you open ends up being your girl.
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Tone

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Kimball Wrote:
Good stuff, hero.

Just keep chipping away.

Have you heard the story of the stone cutter? He hits a giant boulder 999 times and nothing seems to happen. One more hit, the 1000th, and the boulder splits in two.

At times, this process is very similar. You'll have 72 blow outs in a row, but the 73rd set you open ends up being your girl.


Hey man, cheers for encouragement. You're living proof of the power of persistence.

Saturday night 26th April.

Tonights solo mission was to open at least 5 Hotties, HB8s and above. I wasn't too concerned about whatever else happened, just wanted to reach that goal.
I found a state pumping method that works for me. Tonsil workout (singing).
I took jazz and classical singing lessons years ago and will start doing the exercises and scales again. They are great for voice projection, especially the classical.
I drove to the clubs with the Deftones cranked, singing along (not always in key) and was pumped when I got there.

Open a hb8 at the first bar. Should have plowed more (this is my next area to work on). I think she was kinda interested but didn't give too much away.

Open the girl stamping wrists at the door (do hired guns count? fuck it, she was an 8 easy, she counts). She did the professional thing and blew me off.

Bounce

Open a hb8 as she drops a $5 note and it flutters towards me. I get a bit of banter and laughter happening but she and her friend eventually walk off.

Open a 3 set at another bar, at least 1 hb8 and 1 hb9. They are polite but I get the back turn.

I see a group of about 6 girls crowded around what I think is a jukebox. I pick what I think is the cutest one (hard to tell from the back). Shoulder tap (she's an 8 as well) "What the hell are you guys doing?"
"Playing Who wants to be a millionaire" I try to plow and succeed for a while, but she has a short attention span and is more interested in the game.

Open another couple of ordinary sets. Mission accomplished. State was good, voice projection and everything clicked. Big improvement from last night. It was pleasing as before I left from home, I had the old whiny voice in my head
"Awwww, I don't want to go out by myself" But I ignored it. How do you like that whiny voice? You fucker.

Next time, will set bigger goals and PLOW.


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Tone

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First day of 60 approaches in a month challenge. This'll stretch me as I've done 67 in the last 3 months
I set a target of a minimum of 4 for tonight, I wanted this to be more of a warmup for the next 2 nights where I'm planning to stay out longer.

Head to UJ's and it's full of turbos and young AMOGs all much younger, much drunker, much louder and generally much better looking than me. Must be mainly Uni students and PUAs that go out Thursday night.

Ok head to the bar, here's the approaches:

1. Open a 2 set of hotties at the bar, "what're you drinking?" or something.
Small talk for approx 10 seconds.

2 Open another 2 set of TALL hotties. "Are you really that tall? or do you have some serious heels down there?"
HB "It's the heels, I'm actually 5 11'"
Me " damm girl, I'm 5 10' and I feel like a dwarf right now"
Small talk for approx 10 seconds.

3. Open a 2 set near the dance floor. Get the shield.

Bounce

4. Open a moving 4 set of hotties in the street. They talk to me but they don't miss a step as they walk away.

Still finding nimbus an ever elusive entity. I probably only hook one in ten sets and it's a bit of an effort to get myself up to the general level of energy of drunk people in a club when I'm sober.
Still, it's like pumping weights, I'm not getting results when I go out, (I am opening mainly young hb8s and above) but during the week when I'm in normal situations I feel more and more bullet proof.

Tone
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