np: Michael Jackson - 'Mon in the Mirror (Dream World mix off the "Black or White" album)
Join Date: Dec 2004
Fuqua: Where business cases are read and devils are blue
ok i haven't read any posts since this morning, when i left for work and restarted my streak of 420. i am at 435 now after playing primarily in the car (gg snowy traffic) and will now post what ive been thinking about since seeing your 427, peterko
so here's another super-honesty jump post: i only remotely "care" about the bt record like right now, and i dont even think i really do. i broke my kneecap on oct 12 when i was at like 240, and therefore was forced to miss almost two months of work. after the first few weeks of actual discomfort and pain, the possibility of playing literally close to 150 battles a day was definite. but after getting to 336 just a week after my injury, i...just didnt care, lol. i'd put way too much into getting the record to continue to care i guess, and needed a huge break. you'll notice that there's over two weeks of time in between 336 and 406...70 battles in 16 days? with almost all the time in the world? i mean, i could have lost at like 341 on Oct 17 or whatever, and if I cared, could have made it back up to 300 in three days. obviously this is assuming i dont lose, but my biggest opponent has always been time, and even if i gayed an extra lot, assuming i care, i could/would get back to 300 in like 3-4 days, with that kind of time on my hands (not to mention the lack of mobility).
but i didnt care, lol. if you don't understand how bt maniac jump can be turned off by the BT when he actually has real time on his hands, realize that it probably has everything to do with this awesome, "best on smogon" thread peterko's made. it didn't matter what i did after 336, since, as i think ive said, the battle stopped being fun for me in like march. and it stopped being fun because i was just chasing 330, that's really it. the only fun parts were theorymonning new teams and playing with them initially to see how they worked. and actually, the Latias/Garchomp/Scizor team I theorymonned in the last two months or whatever...so many times I wanted to play with that team, "for fun". remember fun? yeah. that didn't exist for me anymore (largely cause i didn't have a second DP cartridge but whatever) because i had a current streak, and regardless of how much i want to have fun it'd be dumb to change my team midstreak to do so. and it would also be rightly considered cheating to even save my progress via savestate or whatever it's called (i dont have an AR for the DS so i wouldn't know) so i could actually start up another streak with a different team on the same cart, so yeah i was ''stuck with my stupid 357 and 371 and 406 streaks". but after 406 i purposely didn't post that i really wasnt playing cause i didn't want anyone to think that i'd stopped, didn't want to encourage those chasing me.
however, i am pretty sure i still don't really care, not as long as i actually have an active streak (this is probably the only reason i dont care lol), and especially not if it's "only" peterko, because this is "our thread" and we both deserve to be at the top, lol. the Emerald Battle Frontier thread that really started all his amazing efforts was almost going to be lost on the third or fourth page of the "RSFRLGE Forum" (before i renamed it Ever Grande)...i luckily found it after a few days, bumped it and stickied it before even knowing peterko, because he probably wasn't going to bump it or repost. and nw knowing peterko...well, eeveetrainer and i still cant get over how i pretty much am an "american peterko", we are that fucking similar it is ridiculous, especially given english isnt his/your first language (this is kind of an open PM at this point right now, lol). so yeah, this is our thread, and we can do whatever we like. and if you're anything like me (you are), you are kind of tired of the stress of chasing a gigantic streak (for all you know i was at like 533), and this is the "only" reason you're playing 56, 70, 91 battles a day sometimes. so we can call a sort of "truce" or whatever, it's not really a truce because i honestly dont care if you continue to play 56+ battles a day, but i honestly dont think you will, because i honestly dont think you'll *want to* knowing that i'm "only" at 435 (i just lolled at saying only there, "only 435" just hahaha). regardless of what you do i wont really be compelled to play with my free time, even if i just got a lot more with my statistics course finally finishing yesterday after like three months, and i'm "prety sure" you'd rather not stress over a record if you dont have to, lol