Title: Why more blogging?
Posted: January 06, 2006 (09:22 AM)
It was once summised that "You are never more than 17 clicks away from everything on the internet." I have a new take on it - You are never more than 5 clicks away from yet ANOTHER FREAKING BLOG! What do people do, wake up and instantly click for their fix at canadianangstymotherfuckerwhoisalsoalittlebitcocky.com? Or, does the webmaster at canadianangstymotherfuckerwhoisalsoalittlebitcocky.com simply believe these people need their fix? It's quite an amazing explosion, and possibly even a little disturbing.
And, with that all being said, I'm more or less joining them here. Why? Because Jason removed all my editorials! Some of my best work has now disappeared into the annals of history, with possibly only a google cache to say they ever existed at all. And since Jason seems to never want to feature editorials again, I am left with this tool to get my voice across. And, just like the webmaster at canadianangstymotherfuckerwhoisalsoalittlebitcocky.com, I guess I believe I say something that other people don't. Or at least say it in a different way.
Lately I have been playing an arseload of Mario Kart DS. It's truly the best Mario Kart game to date, but some people just can't stop complaining about things. It seems some people are upset about 'snaking'. Snaking is the wrong name for it, it is the Straight Stretch Mini Turbo that has been around since MK64. Of course, the DS version being online has shown some people this technique for the first time.
Are they just being whiny bitches? Nobody likes to find out they are THAT bad at something they thought they ruled at, this is true. And, I guess some people can't take losing by a whole lap, especially if they have been beating their friends for the last few years.
Or, should Nintendo have done their level best to ensure that this advanced technique couldn't be used online, thus giving people more of a chance?
I am split on this issue. On the one had, I have 'snaked' in Mario Kart games for years already. Sure, I'm no Azen, but I'm still fairly good. I'll beat anyone who isn't one of those hardcore fools who is happy to endure possibly permanent thumb damage. And, playing online has always been about competition against the best.
But then, I have also argued against fighter fans who use top-tier characters only, because of exploits and glitches. Whilst understanding their reasoning for using such techniques, I have been content to be a scrub. One of the best scrubs, but still a scrub.
Since I can't play online on Mario Kart DS yet, I guess I'll only find out my final opinion on it when I finally do get to battle someone. For now I will admit to trying to learn to snake better so I can compete in time trials via Cyberscore.
Cyberscore bugs me. It is such a great idea, and it has the right URL. I love the idea of competing. I just hate finding out I'm pretty ..... average isn't the word, but it sure as hell feels like ... I guess that I hate finding out I'm nothing special. There is currently NO chart on that site I can top. And even if there was, I honestly don't think I would top it anyway. I lack the killer instinct required to be the best. I'll always settle for "Good enough." This is probably to my detriment, but I honestly don't know how I can change.
My plan for now is to first enter as many scores as I can on the site, and then to work towards certain goals. You know, be in the country's top 500, then the world's, then work towards top 100 status. I think that's do-able, and I think that won't cause me to push beyond anything that I clearly can't really be that bothered with.
I used to think I was a lot better than I do now. I wonder if I'll soon think I am better than I was?
Posted: January 06, 2006 (10:00 AM)
About your editorials being lost, that's not true. If you go to the forums and click on your avatar in a post you made somewhere, you should be able to get into your realm and find your editorials.
Posted: January 07, 2006 (01:37 PM)
Isn't Azen from SSBM and not Mario Kart?
Posted: January 09, 2006 (02:38 AM)
Azen is from pretty much any Nintendo game. He pretty much dominates the mariokart64.com time trials boards along with Michael Fried.
Posted: January 09, 2006 (02:50 AM)
Sorry if I seem dense, but I just don't see it. There are links to everything else I ever wrote, but no editorials. Then again, this may be because my realm is somehow broke. I have a review of FIFA 06 rejected. Twice. And a review of Project Zero 2 also rejected. No biggie, except all those reviews are on the site, and I didn't write them!