Hype Backlash: Cosplay Edition

Why waste your breath ranting about influxes of (insert major fandom here) cosplay at a convention or some other cosplay event? It’s not like those people are actually hurting you. Just ignore it, find some friends to spend time with (especially those that you don’t get to see outside of the event), and have fun. Hell, if you poke around hard enough you’ll find at least one or two cosplays you know and like. People are going to cosplay what they wish, so long as their choice of cosplay isn’t grossly offensive or a safety hazard to others. To quote an old meme: "Deal with it", or just leave.

“Wahhh, someone’s better than me at video games!”

This rant is mostly directed at video game players, but it can also apply to general activities like sports and arts.

Yesterday, my friend @Jozdrumz had this to say:

don’t deny that there are people better than you at something. if they are, they are. if anything, you should look up to them and learn from them

“i wanna be as good as that guy!” is what you should do, think positive, not negative

i’m not saying you should worship them, but just try looking at it from another perspective and maybe you’ll learn to improve yourself

This reminded me of a particular attitude I see amongst certain players, especially Touhou players:

Whenever I play Touhou, at times I’ll beat a level and feel confident about my skills. But, when I go on Youtube and see people do Perfect Runs on Lunatic. I feel like I can’t even play Touhou.

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Today at Sword Music Game Land…

Notable events:

  • Turning a failed lamp into a clear lamp (ANDROMEDA II [SPH]).
  • Playing one round of DDR and then getting dizzy afterwards because I barely ate the day before. Protip to fellow players: Don’t do that.
  • On the plus side, I started using the bar. On the downside, I think I wore out my arms by doing so.
  • Attempted SP七段 and got as far as halfway through THE SAFARI. Still died.

That’ll do until next week.

Just for fun: Songs that could be played on three or more games at once at SVGL

Playable on DDR 2013, SPADA, and Sunny Park:

  • All BEMANI Academy songs
  • ABSOLUTE *^
  • Blind Justice ~Torn souls, Hurt Faiths~ *
  • Colors *
  • FLOWER
  • GOLD RUSH $
  • MOON *
  • murmur twins *
  • Pink Rose *
  • smooooch・∀・
  • True Blue
  • V *

* — However, the DDR version is shorter and would probably require DDR players to start late at best (i.e. shortened intro) and not work at worst (middle or end is cut).
^ — In a sense. pop’n uses a rock arrange, but it is 1:1 so it works. However, the length problem still holds.
$ — GOLD RUSH has two extra versions on DDR and a replacement version in pop’n, but they only change the vocals in the middle part.

Could be playable, but one game or another is missing updates:

  • All BEMANI Stadium songs — missing BEMANI Stadium update on Sunny Park

Playable on DDR’13, SPADA, Sunny Park, AND knit:

  • I’m So Happy
  • 凛として(ry
  • SigSig

SPAturDAy

So in an effort to clear out a high volume of usual life stresses and at the recommendation of a friend, I decided that today, I was just going to kick real life responsibilities in the butt for now and spend the day at Sunnyvale Golfland playing otoge.

SVGL finally upgraded its DDR cabinet to DanceDanceRevolution (2013), the current game in the series. Huge swath of content, even without an eAMUSEMENT PASS, and now counts Goods towards combo. It’s strange continuing a combo after a Good, but eh, it’s no big deal since the game still recognizes GrFCs and Goods still add nothing to score. Also on top with updates, as it has the songs from the BEMANI Stadium event (squeeze venus), that cross-over-every-active-BEMANI-series event that I honestly don’t care about, at least as much compared to BEMANI Academy. Played Wow Wow VENUS three times and Right on time (Ryu☆Remix) twice throughout the day because I’m a terrible person.

All I wanted was A-TTEN-TIONOn SPADA, I alternated between DP and SP, taking advantage of the mid-credit mode changer. I learned the hard way that older DP charts are simply not designed for DP so much as 2-player non-Battle. Also re-established myself as 6th Dan, so I can play 9’s on stage 1 again. Was going to have a go at 7th Dan about 10 minutes before the arcade closed, until I realized I had used up all my credits. Also learned that my timing has taken a huge fall from grace–I trailed by best on bit mania [SPA] by at least 360 EX, for instance.

SP六段もう一度なった!Also, between turns, I decided to check on my Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate stuff. My friend, your team had one job.

Last but not least, Safeway Club Card sandwich + soup deal for $5 after 5 PM is godlike; consider taking advantage of it at the Safeway just down the street from SVGL if you need a nearby bite. And remember, attention service desk: 201.

D!ck

(Potentially NSFW? Read at your own risk. ;) )

Jozdrumz: o<-< why is it so hot in here i’m dying
Jozdrumz: put_snow_in_jakarta

Jozdrumz: if going out, add jacket
Raydere: > jacket > seasia weather
Jozdrumz: but i look cool with a jacket (´・ω・`)
Raydere: then you melt
Jozdrumz: /cool/
Raydere: BAD

Jozdrumz: actually i’m turning off the stream
Jozdrumz: so i can play IIDX naked
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