For this one: You must persuade a warrior princess to stay on the team.
EXPLOITATION (any gender, mid twenties through late life)
Before I address the last-- and rather awkward-- issue... Joanya, here is the reasoning: We live in an age where the civilians are claiming that battle is an ugly thing. A rugged thing. What keeps the glory in a monster battle, what keeps our battles funded by the king and thus, the only thing that keeps the land from being overrun--Joanya, it's the bodies of our warriors. If you can think of our dress code less as exploitation and more as a CELEBRATION of the body, the primal, unbound, streamlined warrior in all of us-- okay, you're not buying that?
Fine. Let's get practical, then.
Battling monsters is only 40% combat training. The rest is managing your image. And that's a technical and athletic art in and of itself. How DO you maintain positions that keep your bosoms from flying out of a metal brassier? How DO you keep up a perfect physique when doing so sometimes hurts your body more than powers it? And yes how DO you keep unbound hair out of your face? All these things can be learned.
The sweating issue? A simple trick will fix it. You say that shaving every surface of your body has left your sweat to run free, soaking through your civilian clothes. I'm not going to tell you to stop shaving... after all, in a thong of steel, there's no place for the grisly foliage to hide. Shaving is a non-negotiable.
However, if you can open your mind to it, have you ever considered wearing civilian clothes all in black? Many of our men do it. You may think they adorn such cloth to seem dangerous. Actually it is for their own need to conceal sweat stains forming in their trouser seats. Yes, there IS a humble side to glory.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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