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accomplishments are relative.

i got my first AAA today.

Mer picked the song for me. Keep On Movin'. My previous score was 8g. It was easy. I felt in the pocket the whole time.

When i did it, Mer was jumping around like crazy for the next five minutes. It was cute. I was happy, but it didn't seem like a big deal to me because it wasn't that much effort. I felt a lot more accomplished when I PAed all of the 16ths of Ska a Go Go that one time, and i think i'll feel more accomplished when I AA the last 4 non-10 footers on single.

still, it's pretty cool. i don't think i would have been able to do it without Mer there.

I also got 3g on Abyss, and i discovered that in order to PA the 16th gallops, i have to think *really* early, like Hyper Eurobeat early. I'm not sure why when the rest of the tune feels in sync to me. I wish i could remember where i got all of the greats. Only one of them was in the repeated stomps, the next to last one towards the end of the song.

i haven't decided if i'm going to play tomorrow or not, but if i do, it will be at the ATAM. I do have single challenges to finish (AA'ing bag and burning heat are high on my priority), but I'm starting to get bothered by the fact that my double records are so poor.

this past month i've made a lot of strides in DDR. it feels odd. if i step back and look back at how far i've come, i suppose i should be pretty proud, but i'm thinking more about how far i still have to go, how much more i need to achieve. already, one AAA isn't enough, and neither is having 71 SDGs, nor *any* of my double scores. i think i need to work on getting at least 200 AAs on double, maybe 40-50 SDGs. it's a tall order, but i feel determined to try.

i don't know why i'm so tired. it's not even midnight, and i'm thinking about going to bed.

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foxtr841
Jul. 1st, 2004 11:15 pm (UTC)
<3<3<3

Be sure to call me or tell me if/when you're going, because I'll go there, too :) If I don't hear from you, I'll just either call or go and stay for hours and hours :D
caffymajin
Jul. 1st, 2004 11:16 pm (UTC)
nothing is ever good enough...it's a sign that you want to continue progressing :) congrats on the first aaa...and go get bag (you're off by 1 great >.<)
ddryuni
Jul. 1st, 2004 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oh wow <3 <3 <3 :D :D :D I am so happy for you Mendel! That is so awesome! oo yes! Lots more luck with good DDR scores! You are amazing!
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lifeofmendel
Jul. 2nd, 2004 09:04 am (UTC)
no, it was after most people had left. It was just me and Mer at the machine, the last game i played before coming home.
dr4b
Jul. 2nd, 2004 12:55 am (UTC)
heh. Keep On Movin' was supposed to be my first AAA. But I suck. It *was* my first Heavy SDG though...
lifeofmendel
Jul. 2nd, 2004 10:52 am (UTC)
i forget what my first heavy SDG was. *looks through his list* hmm... i think it might have been Let The Beat Hit 'Em, at Angelo's suggestion. And i'm pretty sure that my first SDG on double was Don't Stop.

and you don't suck. *poke*
mich1l
Jul. 2nd, 2004 02:06 am (UTC)
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#^$*!#$&!*($!#$!!!!!!!!!!!
lifeofmendel
Jul. 2nd, 2004 09:05 am (UTC)
*giggles*
fyretygr3497
Jul. 4th, 2004 12:34 am (UTC)
determination- always a good thing
I have to say, pride in one's accomplishments is, for me at least, a temporary thing at best, which seems to me to be in the natural order of things. Think about it- if you were still proud of the fact that, twenty-some odd years ago, you learned to use the toilet, it would imply an intense ego-mania and/or a lack of anything better to do with your life. Insofar as your accomplishments at DDR go, your focus on future goals rather than dwelling on past accomplishments only signifies, to me at least, a natural desire to better your place in that particular environment. Myself, I've always been one to focus on what needs to be done next to get where I want to go- assuming I know where that is, of course. On occasion, looking back at where you came from can be useful, as it helps in identifying patterns, especially those with negative results, and amusing at times, however I'd say that I feel dwelling on it too much is essentially a waste of time and energy. (Random sidenote- Damn, do I sound all Freudian here or what? all I have to do now is slip in some snide diagnonsense about how you subconsciously want to sleep with your mother- and possibly your father too! lol :) in truth, I'm pulling this out of my ass.)
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