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distorted CS and ben ten

i guess i'm going to have to start playing iidx again. boy am i going to suck at ex score.

the first season of Ben 10 finished downloading last night, so i watched the first handful of episodes. I can understand why most people that watched it in its beginning didn't like it. The first season isn't as strong as the later season episodes i watched when i was in the hospital. The animation is pretty nice, and the stories themselves aren't too bad, but the script writing has some flow issues that definitely puts it below the class of Teen Titans, the closest show analogy i can come up with. The dialogue is generally too blunt or cliche to get totally engrossed in the stories. It got better in the later season.

The funny thing is that since i've watched the season 3 episodes before any of these, i already see an important seed of a major secret that they planted early on but hasn't been revealed yet. I like that, when a show, even a kid's show, knows that they're going to reveal something down the line and put subtle hints into it that don't get revealed for a whole season or even longer. The ultimate example of that for me is the seeding of [Nibbler's big secret even in the pilot episode of Futurama].

good stuff overall. worth watching, so i'll probably pick up the rest of it when i can.

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specter_13
Aug. 31st, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
that actually is pretty cool, man I want to watch babylon 5 now though
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lifeofmendel
Aug. 31st, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
bring my skills back up to speed, just try to improve. Stuff like era is still way beyond me. There's a part of me that at least *understands* what's going on a lot of the timw, but that doesn't mean i have the ability to execute it yet.

passing moon child was the last goal i had that was noteworthy, but with my decline right now i can't do it anymore. i also can't pass sasorbi or resonate 1794 anymore either, and i hit a point when i could pass those consistently. At least Mei is still graspable.

That and just my ex scores suffer a lot when i don't play for a while, so i'll probably have to spend time building that back up if i even care about it. Right now i'm just going to pop distorted in, see if it can hold my interest again, you know? just play for fun and also for vague ex, but not get obsessed about it yet.
kitsuneracer
Aug. 31st, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Are you talking double or single play on sasoribi and resonate 1794?
lifeofmendel
Aug. 31st, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
double. i don't really play seven key at all. i couldn't even tell you what most of the 7key charts on red or happy sky look like.
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lifeofmendel
Aug. 31st, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
i actually played 7key a little yesterday and it was very foreign to me. it also hurt my hands a lot given that on the 1p side i play mostly one-handed and for more difficult charts my muscles can't handle it right now. If i ever do try to play 7key again with any degree of seriousness, it will be on the 2p side so i can start over from scratch, learn a new technique.
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lifeofmendel
Aug. 31st, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
haven't had a chance to pop it in yet. will do it either today or tommorrow.

and you're full of crap. it's always sync'ed weird. :)
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