So Friday night I go to House of Goons with my friends to level up my SF4 game but ended up playing Capcom Vs SNK 2, 1 round of Tekken 6, and a ranbat match of Street Fighter III: Third Strike. In CVS2 I got the chance to play Buktooth which is big deal because that’s the game he is known for aside from being like the top El Fuerte player. He was drunk and picked random so I can’t really feel good about getting him down to one character. I don’t think I won any of my CVS2 matches, but I sure as hell had a lot of fun playing my SNK characters. Other than that I randomly got signed up for 3rd Strike ranbat-ish bracket. I entered as Dudley and uh…fell on my ass
So the next day me and my friend started talking about 3rd Strike and how we should play it for fun. So I got GGPO and the 3rd Strike rom. As soon as I was able to connect it and play I got hooked. I use to play 3S on the PS2 with my friend Jimbo and that’s all my competitiveness goes to. So getting randomly challenged and learning on the fly is a rush to me
I forgot how fast paced 3S was and I freakin love it. It’s nice to have that mobility and have matches look crazy and exciting. I’m pretty terribad at the game but I still have some basics in tact to not be an absolute scrub, but I am pretty newb at the moment. I’m still good do my best to master SSF4 when it comes out, but 3S is really really fun for the time being. I actually like Ryu in the game cause he’s faster than is SF4 counterpart *duh* but I use Dudley instead because I love those target combos and the UPPACUT! *that’s how he says uppercut”
If anyone reads this I instruct you to use GGPO to play 3S against others and do your best to learn the game even if you get raped. You learn nothing from winner, but have a lot to work on if you’re losing.
For some reason I had a dream that me and Kacy were arrested and sent to some jail that didn’t really feel like a jail aside from being in a cell. As we were being escorted to our cell we see the guards but money into a safe that’s in open view. Somehow in the dream we weren’t gonna put up with being and jail and shit so somehow we easily broke out and stole the money in the safe which was 15 million dollars. So we climb through the vents and make it outside and somehow spend the rest of the dream avoiding getting caught and thinking of ways to spend out cut of 7.5 million each.
Ok it wasn’t so vivid, I forgot the details but I remember that shit happening in the dream
Do you ever ask yourself questions on here to seem popular?
No. Only the first like 5 questions I like formspring randomly generate. Everything else actually was people asking things. I’ve never manually thought of a question and answered it. I just respond to people’s questions or from randomly generated questions
Lol sure I’d like to have someone special every year. It’s not like I willingly choose to be single. I’m tired of looking though. I’d rather just connect deeper with someone I already know or just be found by someone.
What do you think is your most attractive feature?
I would hope it’s my personality because I’m honestly all that great looking. I’m a very plain jane kinda guy when you compare me to any of my friends who have their own unique look good or bad. I’m just very neutral
My dream job would be to be a Gundam Pilot if it were real. It is the lamest, dorkiest, and most dangerous job in the world. I’d be risking my life but I’d be in a mother fucking GUNDAM!
Other than that I wish I had a job being in a dance crew or help organizing events. It’s stressful to throw parties but I actually do enjoy throwing them and seeing them turn out great. I don’t care about having fun at my own birthday parties. I just love it when people tell me they had a badass time or there are pictures showing that it was a good time
Hm I only support it if it was for rape victims or if it was life threatening. Yes it’s scary when you’re young and you may get a girl pregnant or not, but it’s kind of the risk you were willing to take if guys, you don’t wear a condom and girls, if you don’t take birth control pills. Personally I’d shit my pants if I got a girl pregnant, but I’d man up to the responsibility. Not that it would make it any easier
I hate myself to some degree but I like being me. I’m this laid back dude that everyone gets along with. Sometimes I wanna break out and be a bit obnoxious or just go buck wild, but everyone is so use to me just being so chill that it’s alienating to see me act stupid and crazy when I really am all the above and more. I’m a melting pot of personalities and emotions. Certain people and things bring out different things in me. I guess my best quality is adaptability
What is the most romantic thing you've done for a girl?
I don’t know really I can’t really specify that in one single moment. I would just hope me being myself and always treating them as best as I can everyday was romantic enough. I guess the most romantic could be when I made music video for Valentine’s Day. Even then I don’t even know how romantic that was. You’d have to ask Kim or Joanne that question
It was a much needed break. Because my spring break didn’t feel like a spring break till it was Thursday night. From Monday through Thursday I had 12 hour days. I had to work at 9am to 6:30pm and then work out from 7pm to 9pm. It was retarded. All I wanted to do was get home and sleep. I barely practiced playing Street Fighter at night because I was so damn tired and frustrated. So Daniel, Sally, Jimmy, and Mel saved me from my misery and we took a trip to College Station for the Goodphil Games at A&M.
We were suppose to leave by 1:00 on Friday, but personal matters got in the way and traffic helped slow things down. The drive wasn’t too too bad or so it seemed. We just like had to cut through Hickville roads. I took us about 3 and a half hours or so to get there. So when we arrived we quickly checked into our hotel and freshened up then off to the SHOW! We thought we were gonna be late earlier but we made it in time and had to wait till like 7:30 till the show actually started.
The opening ceremony was really fun and entertaining. The Cultural dances weren’t bad. There was like 2 or 3 of them that were tight. I felt bad for one school since it seems like the winged their dance for the 2 free points you get just for participating. This girl Ira Perez wasn’t bad either. She could sing and had a voice like Norah Jones in a way. She was just on a little too long though but still bearable. After she was done performing came the Spirit dances. They were all pretty good and funny. UTD’s made no sense since I didn’t get how it raised school spirit but personal props from me since they used like all the popular Kpop songs and dances that I know and love lol.
After the second intermission Jo Koy came on to do some stand-up and man…it was fucking HILARIOUS! I don’t even know how long he was on stage, and I don’t even care. It was a laugh-a-minute kinda deal. You just had to be there to hear it from the range of his expression and how he presented things. Definitely wanna go to a Comedy Club one day if he ever performs at one nearby. One thing that went on with everyone was…TING TING!!!
Then when everything was said and done it was the finale…MODERN DANCES! It was what everyone was looking forward to and it was quite a show. In a way though, UH and UT nerfed themselves a tad bit since those two were like hella strong last year. Every other school stepped up their game. There was no boring performance really. UTSA did real good in my opinion, sad they didn’t place. The underdog was UTA WITH 2ND PLACE!!! They thought they sucked but me and everyone else thought it was pretty damn good and unique. *sigh* I wish I didn’t work at Ivy so I could have participated with the dance like I was suppose to. Oh well, I had fun just being a unofficial UTA “cheerleader.”
When the ceremony was over we did a little drinkie drinkie back at hotel since there was no afterparty to go to till Saturday.
Saturday was a pretty simple day. It consisted of getting food, watching a few basketball games, watching movies, and sleeping. We did this all to get ready for the afterparty. So when 9 o clock hit we were all just room hopping to get some pre-drinks in. The club wasn’t the bestest club in the world but man it was the most fun I had at a club in a LONG time. I saw familiar faces and got to dance which I always love doing even if it’s by myself. Luckily I didn’t have to dance by myself since I pretty much danced with all of the UTA FSA people so that was hella tight. I was suppose to backup Daniel if he ever battled anyone and I SWEAR TO GOD I WOULD OF…but he battled with Bionic of Soul Supreme. It was like “LET’S GET HYPED BABY LET’S GO!” *Bionic enters the ring* “WTF!” Daniel didn’t do any disses and respected the man. So that was badass. My only complaint about the club was that it was like more butt hot than most clubs and they didn’t even bother to play Usher feat Nicki Minaj “Little Freak” EVEN ONCE!
After that night was over my day just dulls and I come home back to my life of Street Fighter, Schoolwork, Gym, and etc.
I was good being away for the weekend. I loved seeing all the familiar faces and liked chilling in the hotel with everyone.
It’s a good read. Luckily I already follow all those things unknowingly. I may not be a top player myself but I have some of the tactics in place. Like conditioning (I’m not gonna lie sometimes I will spend all of round and round 2 LP DP-ing you whether it hits you or not just to make you believe that man…this guy will just want to DP all day…then out of “nowhere” I will throw you to finish the match because you were expecting a DP all day) and also using what works for me that I can pull off (I JUST RECENTLY can do DP, FADC, ULTRA…then quit Ryu). It goes with the whole, why fix what ain’t broken? If someone beats me because I couldn’t do this move or this tactic and I continually lose…then I will learn how to. So ever since I got serious with SF4…if I see a 25hit combo with Ryu or whatever I’m just like “Yea, that’s cool and all…but would you really waste 4 EX bars for that move?”
I remember the first 3D fighter I played was Tekken 2 and I had no idea on who I liked. I think I picked Law. Nothing really stuck with me in that game. I just played it very leisurely. When Tekken 3 came around I of course messed around the main character Jin Kazama since I enjoy people with a martial arts background. I mostly played Tekken Force Mode though lol and kept trying to beat it. It wasn’t until I picked Bryan Fury that I beat Tekken Force mode using nothing but Mach Punch and Mach Kick.
After that I never played any 3D fighters except Soul Calibur 2 since my cousin burned if for me on the Dreamcast. I used Hwang Seong-gyeong because of his kick combo’s. Once again I didn’t take it series…actually to this day I have never played against anyone in Soul Calibur 2. I played it exclusively on the Dreamcast against the CPU in all the different modes.
Moving on, this is when “shit gets real.” When Tekken 4 hit arcades I thought it was the coolest thing in the world and like a straight newb I picked Hwoarang and spammed his kicks…and my sorry ass thought I was good too (felt reminiscent of Hwang Seong-gyeong. They’re both Korean after all and it’s by Namco). My friend Jonathan shut me down with his Jin though cause he would do the broken Laser Scraper move (Yes it is broken, you can either make it a blockable or unblockable move at will). It wasn’t until Bryan Fury got unlocked that I was like “Oh yea I used this guy’s Mach Punch’s in Tekken 3″ After that I started winning and just stuck with him. Eventually after that we played a lot of Tekken Tag as well. So we would shift between games.
It was just amazing how wanting to one-up your group of friends can take you. With so much focus around Tekken, we were all so hyped for Tekken 5. Sure enough when it came out I stuck with Bryan Fury and eventually started to rape all but one friend who is pretty much my eternal rival even if he doesn’t have that same feeling toward me. It wasn’t until we continually played the Jin vs Bryan matchup that he decided to try Bryan for himself. He is the overall better player and can do thing I can hardly do with Bryan at the time. But I was proud when he lost to me and just admit “You have a better natural feel for him” and he left Bryan alone and stuck to Jin.
Tekken 5 is a dramatic turning point for me because it was the first time I ever played anything at the arcades and wanted to compete against other people. The feeling of knowing you have that to put in another 50 cents when you lose makes you play just a tad bit better lol. Plus, it was always nice to be able to just stand at the cabinet and have random people challenge you and beat them. I really put my heart and soul into that game and practiced…A LOT. It was ridiculous how much I did. I really was almost a guru for that game. I would play a lot of characters effectively. I never understood things like frame data, but I just knew how to play and when to start my juggle. So from that game on, I had this feeling to be competitive.
I have Tekken 6 but I don’t like it as much as I did 5. The whole bounding thing to continue juggles and the rage at the end makes the game feel really off. Entire rounds can be over in seconds if you get your juggles and bounds in or you can have massive comebacks because the rage boosts up your attack by a RIDICULOUS amount. It’s so sad. I really was excited for Tekken 6 and wanted to get back into that 3D groove but the game was an upset for me. You could bitch at me and say “Oh you don’t like it because Bryan doesn’t rape as much as use to in T5.” When that’s totally untrue. Bryan Fury is still a fucking beast. I just don’t enjoy the tempo and mechanics of T6.
Let’s get acquainted. My real name is Stephen Khun. Born and raised in Carrollton, TX on May 15th 1987. I made this blog just as way to get all my Street Fighter 4 theories out of my head. I’m not giving tips on how to be good or how to play. I’m just writing for my own personal progression. If anyone reads it and gets inspired to play…then awesome. Still, it’s mostly for me but I have it so that everyone can read it if they wanted. I grew up mostly playing fighting games. Sure I loved shooters, beat-em ups, and rpgs but somehow I always try and stick close to my fighting games. Read along as I walk you through all the fighting games I played thus far
My very first fighter was Street Fighter II. I remember it on the SNES and thought it was the coolest thing in the world. Me and my cousin (Peroum) would play against eachother. I’d be Ryu and he picked Ken. NEITHER OF US KNEW HOW TO HADOKEN! All we did was spam HK and C.HK all day hahaha. How simple it was. I never went anywhere in that game. I just knew I liked Ryu and really wanted to one day do the Hadoken since the computer did it to me.
As time went on I followed the trends and always played the hottest fighting games like Mortal Kombat 1. I can’t believe I thought that game was cool. I picked Sub-Zero. It was fun for its time but if I could go back and really play it with the knowledge I have now…I still think it would be garbage. Still it made me laugh and I did enjoy it. Now I can’t play it since I take my fighting games a little serious now and wish there was more to them than mashing and random guessing.
The next game I actually took a stab at was Fatal Fury. That game to me was like a poor man’s Street Fighter. It was slow and the graphics weren’t as well animated as Street Fighter. It was so weird to be able to jump from in and out of the background. I still fail to see how that was a good thing.
After the wave of conventional fighting games died down I got into the Capcom Vs Series. Like Street Fighter vs X Men, Street Fighter vs Marvel Super Heroes, and Marvel vs Capcom. I think I was pretty good at those games among my friends. I never realized how complicating those games can really be. I think I fell in line with the simple to learned, hard to master. So maybe I was never good to begin with. Hyper fighters hold a special place to me. With Marvel Vs Capcom 2 on XBL and PSN I do enjoy playing it once in awhile for all of its crazy shenanigans and combo’s past 12 hits. I really really like its spirtual successor Tatsunoku Vs Capcom, but I already know I don’t have it in me to be great. I can be casually good at the game, but I’ll still be mediocre at best.
Fighting games didn’t get really serious for me until Capcom Vs SNK came out. That game made my world go upside down. It made me realize that Terry Bogard and Kyo Kusangi…are the shit. I grew up playing nothing but mostly Capcom games and only recognizing a few people from the SNK side because I watched the Fatal Fury anime movie. I remember me and my cousin playing as the typical Ryu, Ken, and Sagat since we didn’t know anyone else and got to the final boss…Geese Howard. He was nothing like Bison and he was a beast. I hated fighting him! He has ground wave, a double ground wave, and can counter all your moves! It was horrible. We took like over 10 continues to beat him. But thanks to that game I exposed to how awesome SNK actually was. It wasn’t until Capcom Vs SNK 2 that I kicked it into overdrive and got really into being the best amongst my friends. My team was usually Kyo, Terry, and Rock. But I played practically EVERYONE on the SNK side and no one except Ken on the Capcom side. It is my favorite game in the entire world next to Final Fantasy VII. I’m going to make a post on why I like it so much
After that I don’t think I played any other 2D fighters. I’ll leave it at that though. I’ve said a lot already. Tomorrow nights post with be Introducing kdash05 Part 2: 3D and me
I heard this song and a bunch of other good R&B songs on the way to Austin with Joan, Sun, Marina, and Duong. I had the most fun on the drive to Austin cause all we did was sing songs and I got to hear R&B songs I never heard before. I think one of the coolest things about Joan Bui besides her personality, is her love for R&B music. Same with Dre. I’m excited to get into their cars and hope they play a song I already know and love or surprise me with a new song that I will love. It’s also one of the coolest things about Joanne Yi. She liked a lot of R&B JUST LIKE ME! I did enjoy singing all those Neyo songs with her lol. So past the Jay Chou, Kpop, Breaks, and Techno…I’m just a big fan of R&B music. I’m waiting for a girl who can appreciate and sing these kinds of songs with me.
So I finally got to go karaoke this Saturday with my friend Lilian. I think it was destined to happen because if I didn’t go with her than I would have ended up going with my co-workers. It was nice chilling with her because I got to meet new people and that’s always fun for me. Plus she treated me to lots of beer lol. Thank you Lilian.
I certainly do miss meeting new people or just interacting with other people than the friends I have now. Not that I don’t love my friend or what to hang out with a new group. I just wish I was hanging out with Andre, Daniel, Kacy, Jessica, etc and they’re like “Hey, meet so-and-so.” I think I like the process of getting to know someone. So even when I talk to my current friends and we have long conversations I really enjoy those little snippets I find out the more and more we hang out even if its been years upon years of being friends.
Other than that I watched the Oscars and played Street Fighter
See something I want to point out IF anyone thinks I’m crazy or obsessed with Street Fighter and well the thing is…I’m not. It’s a personal hobby of mine that I enjoy. I practice every night because that is what is required to stay good at the game. If someone called me out to do something I would still choose to go out than sit home and play Street Fighter. If there’s just nothing going on, then I choose to play and practice by default. There’s nothing wrong with having hobbies it makes us unique in our own way and may have good side effects. Because in Street Fighter there’s more to the game than pressing buttons and winning.
There’s a lot of mind games and psychology into it. From the ground up you first play to understand what this character can do. After you understand each character matchup you start to play by the person and read him through his actions. Is he scared? Does he want to rush me? Does he not know how to counter my simple move? Is he trying to bait me? Is he trying to aim for a throw or trip on wake up? Lots of things flow in my head when I’m playing and I have to make split decisions and reads for 99 seconds if the round doesnt end before then. So outside of the game I just can well…read people better.
No I don’t think if I do a certain thing, you’re gonna come back with a shoryuken, but when you act a certain way I have some sense to guess what you next action will be to a situation or response.
So like with Andre and his poems and stenciling, I’m pretty sure it’s helped in speaking out since he has a ways with words and is creative. With Jessica and all her movies and reading, it helps with her diction (I mean she does love Scrabble). Kacy with music, he likes to collect and listen to a lot so he’s inspired to play this or that and create music. Daniel with WoW, if he realized all the gear he puts on with its stats and all, he should be pretty damn good at math if he looked at things in WoW terms.
So you see having hobbies is a good thing no matter what it may be. I admire anyone who takes pride in what they do or like, even if I don’t understand it,
I suck with Abel I know. I got whooped first hand by FilipinoChamp (a pretty good North Cal Dhalsim and Seth) but damn that mother fucker talks hella shit. I’m glad he gets his ass beat at tournaments and walks away salty. His saltyness make me salty from losing to a punk ass shit talker like him
No I’m not Catholic, but now I’m starting to give up 2 things
Drinking soda. Well not really give it up but severely cut down on it. That’s the deal I made with myself and Kacy if he stops smoking. It’s not AS hard as I thought but it does seem pretty dull to eat like a sandwhich without a soda. If I’m just straight thirsty, than I drink water no problem. When I eat food and drink something I really do miss the taste of a soda. It’s only been 2 days though ahahah.
Ryu. In Street Fighter, he is my best character and whenever I switch back to him randomly during friendly matches. I actually play him better than I ever did before. I think picking up Abel made me appreciate how much easier it is with Ryu at times to cross up and get pokes in. With Abel I have to be a bit more passive aggressive and actually look for openings than actually create or interrupt them to attack on. Still winning isn’t everything. Abel is somewhat of a challenge to use and I gladly take it on. If anything I can take from my Ryu days and pass it to Abel and future Dudley days is that I know what a Ryu player REALLY wants to do.
That’s all I really feel like saying I give up Ryu and drinking soda (hopefully to like once or twice per week)
A woman, while at the funeral of her mother, met this guy whom she did not know. She fell in love with him instantly. She could not find him after the funeral. What is her motive in killing her sister?
To see the man again since it was her sister’s fiancee
The strange thing is that me and Daniel guessed that answer right off the bat when we first were asked it. That answer is the answer a sociopath would give. So I found that very odd. I just thought we think out of the box sometimes or watch too many movies
A woman, while at the funeral of her mother, met this guy whom she did not know. She fell in love with him instantly. She could not find him after the funeral. What is her motive in killing her sister?