07 December 2017

Round 1...FIGHT!

Today officially begins my diving into Street Fighter V! Oh I remember the days when I was obsessed with Street Fighter 2 but couldn't afford to actually play the game but found myself in arcades just watching people burn up $1 coins playing the game. Oh man, I won't forget those days. I used to mimick the voice of the guy saying stuff like "Round 1 fight!!" and today I find myself often in the middle of fight events doing just that!

So for those of you who don't know, one of my new found obsessions is watch SFV matches on Youtube of all the game Gods playing and man I absolutely love it. Like this is the same feeling I have when I watch other drummers. I'm both admiring and also trying to digest what is going on. I realize I love stuff that is both entertaining, technical and simply authentic. As in you can't get a big advantage even if you have all the money in the world.

The difference between me now and say 20 years ago is now I have the ability to afford to actually play the game and with the internet, I can fight against real players online! Woot woot! Time to make up for all those lost games in my youthful years.

I'm currently playing Darksiders 2 and it's quite a fun button-bashing game which is perfect for the times when I want to just game without any real discipline.

However, the obsession I have often drives me crazy where I want to learn every single thing about what I'm doing, frame frame data to every move and what each combo is called. Yes, I like going extreme like this. The challenge is always both mental energy and available time. This is always my bottleneck in life. My motivation and obsession always seems to get fired up but the clock has no mercy and I often find myself sitting at my PC at 2am or my brain is shutting off at 9pm when I want to learn more.

Anyway, it's near the end of the year and I'm looking forward to pre-gaming my new year's resolutions.. it's quite interesting how I do this every year and December always feels like a "time to reboot" period of my life.

This time last year I built my new PC and man it is absolutely kick butt. I sit here daily doing my work and it has played extremely kindly to my needs. I've come to learn that when it comes to things I use very, very frequently (eg. back pack, shoes, etc.) compromise is not acceptable. When it comes to extra accessories, then I'm good with what works. For example, my printer is dying when it comes to actually printing, but the scanner works perfectly fine. Sure I really should have a functioning printer for the times I need to print something in color, but I've come to realize I haven't printed anything in color in almost a year, so I think I'll do just fine. Heck I have a black-and-white laser printer anyway, that is sufficient.

I was tempted to get a new router so I could get all my house and devices connected at blazingly fast speeds, but I finally (after like 5 hours of research lol) decided against it. I realize there's always room for improvement, but improving for the sake of improvement can lead me down to a very dark (and expensive, not to mention wasteful) path. So when it comes to all my gadgets, my goal this year is to see how I can optimize rather than upgrade, how I can squeeze every drop of usefulness out of things (another one of my obsessions, to get the best bang for my buck in everything lol).

So I technically have 23 days left to the year and my goal is to not only do all my gigs perfectly but to squeeze every minute out of each day so by the time 1 Jan is happening, I am not starting anything, the wheels are already turning and there's momentum to everything I do.

Happy next 10 days guys!


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