Street Fighting Flowers

Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -

God damn if I don't love Street Fighter IV. But like everything I've ever loved it breaks me, leaves me in emotional distress, pretends to love me again just to ask me to the movies, only to not show up and laugh at me with all her friends at school the next day.  It legitimately enrages me, and I don't use that term lightly. It takes a lot to enrage me. I'm a lover not a fighter, and if they had a game called Street Lover I'd be rank one in the world. But until then I have to learn what my Dad tried to teach me from the day I turned ten, how to fight.  
 

 My weapon of choice.
Learning to fight Street Fighter style is immensely trying on me emotionally and physically. Learning means playing people, and playing people while you're learning means losing every single game. My stretchy armed son of a bitch can't seem to get the job done. 
 
But sir, I persevere! Through the cries of agony to the hands smashing down upon my fight stick, I light up that ready button after every round. Why? I'm not sure. I think Street Fighter has helped me realize that I'm a submissive. Street Fighter ties me up and whips me, yet I ask for more.  
 
I don't know what it is about the game but I have a burning desire to learn how to play it well. This "not knowing when to quit" attitude leads me in to many angry tirades that I don't really want to be in. Today, as a Balrog took me 8-0, and I slammed my palm down on the buttons of my fight stick, I had a revelation. I needed to combat my anger. Because there is nothing I can do to escape Mistress. She will smack me around until I break down and shut off the console.  
 I hate you.

So! I says to myself I says, "Daniel, before you put your fist through the wall, what might calm you down?"  To which I said "Fuck you", played the Balrog one more time, two ultra combo finishes, 9-0 for him. Mid way through my heavy metal scream, I decided it was time to stop. As I quit back to the XMB, I noticed a downloadable game I hadn't booted up in a while. Flower was there, saying hello. I figured I couldn't get any more angry, so why not have a go.  
 
Immediately upon booting it up, I got a trophy titled "Welcome Back". It's like the game wanted me to feel better. Flower is the virtual representation of my mother. As I began to play once again, it made me cookies of wonderful visuals, smooth game play, and relaxing music. I'd found my anti-rage, and it was Flower. I was in love once again, and this time I wasn't stood up at the theater. Flower was everything that Street Fighter wasn't, and it acted as a perfect calm down game.  
 
From now on, all my Street Fighter sessions will end with a level or two of Flower to mellow out. I cannot stress how much of a mood change I under went after just one level of Flower. That game works miracles, and it allows me to enjoy Street Fighter again... at least for a little while. 
 

 There there, everything is going to be OK.
#1 Edited by DanielJW (4915 posts) -

God damn if I don't love Street Fighter IV. But like everything I've ever loved it breaks me, leaves me in emotional distress, pretends to love me again just to ask me to the movies, only to not show up and laugh at me with all her friends at school the next day.  It legitimately enrages me, and I don't use that term lightly. It takes a lot to enrage me. I'm a lover not a fighter, and if they had a game called Street Lover I'd be rank one in the world. But until then I have to learn what my Dad tried to teach me from the day I turned ten, how to fight.  
 

 My weapon of choice.
Learning to fight Street Fighter style is immensely trying on me emotionally and physically. Learning means playing people, and playing people while you're learning means losing every single game. My stretchy armed son of a bitch can't seem to get the job done. 
 
But sir, I persevere! Through the cries of agony to the hands smashing down upon my fight stick, I light up that ready button after every round. Why? I'm not sure. I think Street Fighter has helped me realize that I'm a submissive. Street Fighter ties me up and whips me, yet I ask for more.  
 
I don't know what it is about the game but I have a burning desire to learn how to play it well. This "not knowing when to quit" attitude leads me in to many angry tirades that I don't really want to be in. Today, as a Balrog took me 8-0, and I slammed my palm down on the buttons of my fight stick, I had a revelation. I needed to combat my anger. Because there is nothing I can do to escape Mistress. She will smack me around until I break down and shut off the console.  
 I hate you.

So! I says to myself I says, "Daniel, before you put your fist through the wall, what might calm you down?"  To which I said "Fuck you", played the Balrog one more time, two ultra combo finishes, 9-0 for him. Mid way through my heavy metal scream, I decided it was time to stop. As I quit back to the XMB, I noticed a downloadable game I hadn't booted up in a while. Flower was there, saying hello. I figured I couldn't get any more angry, so why not have a go.  
 
Immediately upon booting it up, I got a trophy titled "Welcome Back". It's like the game wanted me to feel better. Flower is the virtual representation of my mother. As I began to play once again, it made me cookies of wonderful visuals, smooth game play, and relaxing music. I'd found my anti-rage, and it was Flower. I was in love once again, and this time I wasn't stood up at the theater. Flower was everything that Street Fighter wasn't, and it acted as a perfect calm down game.  
 
From now on, all my Street Fighter sessions will end with a level or two of Flower to mellow out. I cannot stress how much of a mood change I under went after just one level of Flower. That game works miracles, and it allows me to enjoy Street Fighter again... at least for a little while. 
 

 There there, everything is going to be OK.
#2 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -

WHAT? 
 
Well, i will still continue to read your blogs, but this was kinda a wierd connection. 
 
Although both games are so completely different I guess they strike a good balance to have both.

#3 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -
@demontium said:
" WHAT?  Well, i will still continue to read your blogs, but this was kinda a wierd connection.  Although both games are so completely different I guess they strike a good balance to have both. "
Well it's good to know you'll stick with me.  
 
I was just trying to make the point that Flower is like a good friend to me. After all the guff I take in SFIV from people way better than me, it's there to cheer me up so I can continue on with my day without being angry at everything.
#4 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -

My name is Daniel also. You are a champion. In 6 months Arturo Sanchez will be begging to play your Dhalsim.
 
On the real, welcome to competitive fighting games. Nothing in gaming is more intense then this, 1 on 1 fighting with a gigantic mental aspect. I will be honest, I rage like a little bitch. I break shit, swear like a sailor, anything you can think of. It comes with the turf. Be glad that Flower calms you down, it takes a cigarette and a beer to calm my nerves :p

#5 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -
@Stang said:
" My name is Daniel also. You are a champion. In 6 months Arturo Sanchez will be begging to play your Dhalsim. On the real, welcome to competitive fighting games. Nothing in gaming is more intense then this, 1 on 1 fighting with a gigantic mental aspect. I will be honest, I rage like a little bitch. I break shit, swear like a sailor, anything you can think of. It comes with the turf. Be glad that Flower calms you down, it takes a cigarette and a beer to calm my nerves :p "
Didn't know who Arturo Sanchez was until I looked him up right now. He plays a lot like I do, only he is far more successful than I. The fellow I've been watching is ssjfry14 on Youtube, he seems to play pretty solid. If there's anything I've learned from watching good Dhalsims is that I need to get far faster and far more familiar with the inputs. 
  
Raging like a bitch plagues this Daniel too. I've never broken anything, though I did by a stress ball specifically for SF4 when I nearly snapped my PS3 controller in half. 
#6 Posted by Jeffsekai (7042 posts) -
@Stang: So your name is  Daniel Stang? TO FACEBOOK
#7 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@DanielJW: Arturo Sanchez is the premiere Dhalsim. Him beating Daigo in the money match says it all!
 
@Jeffsekai: My full name is Daniel Peedon Jeffsekai 
 
Facebook it.
#8 Posted by Jeffsekai (7042 posts) -
@Stang: What ever, were in the process at looking at all the doucebags pics on facebook to try to find you.
#9 Edited by Stang (4726 posts) -
@Jeffsekai: Here is a hint that will save you some time. I don't do facebook or myspace. I already have gonorrhea, I really don't want another std from a facebook ho.
 
edit
 
Sorry Daniel, seems your thread is not immune to GB SFIV syndrome. At least we stayed on topic for a couple of posts!
#10 Posted by Jeffsekai (7042 posts) -
#11 Edited by Stang (4726 posts) -
@Jeffsekai: You found me! God I am a sexy bitch.
 
@OwnlyUzinWonHan: Never.
#12 Posted by Jeffsekai (7042 posts) -
@Stang: Fuck you
#13 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @Stang: Fuck you "
Hahaha the most inappropriate response ever. Jeff you are my hero. By the way, I entered you into this summer's special olympics. Better start working on your 100 meter dash!
#14 Posted by Jeffsekai (7042 posts) -
@Stang: Fuck you Im not allowed to sleep until we find you.
#15 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1112 posts) -
@Stang: Is "Stang" last name? I have a feeling you told me that before but im not sure if you were serious.
#16 Edited by Stang (4726 posts) -
Haha you guys are something else. Stang means nothing. I drive a Mustang GT, hence the word Stang. Keep searching facebook for something that does not exist. Let me know what you find!
 
edit
 
This bold bug needs to be fixed!!
#17 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1112 posts) -
@Stang: Well god damnit. I just wanted to see the face behind the hate. Then proceed to make blackmail threats with it.
#18 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@SpecialBuddy: Your wish shall be granted soon sir.
#19 Posted by Jeffsekai (7042 posts) -
@Stang: YOU WIN THIS TIME GADGET!
#20 Posted by Symphony (1912 posts) -
@Stang said:
" My name is Daniel also. You are a champion. In 6 months Arturo Sanchez will be begging to play your Dhalsim. On the real, welcome to competitive fighting games. Nothing in gaming is more intense then this, 1 on 1 fighting with a gigantic mental aspect. I will be honest, I rage like a little bitch. I break shit, swear like a sailor, anything you can think of. It comes with the turf. Be glad that Flower calms you down, it takes a cigarette and a beer to calm my nerves :p "
I second those emotions and have been realllly trying to curb them lately. But I'm lucky in that all it takes for me to calm down is to stand up and take a few steps away from my TV. It's like a different persona (the spirit of competition, perhaps?) takes over when I sit down and play but then instantly vanishes the moment I stop.
 
Although I must say MW2 has got me cursing and throwing things around as much as SFIV. >.> SFIV is still in the lead though.. I broke a controller over that one =X
 
@DanielJW said:
"So! I says to myself I says, "Daniel, before you put your fist through the wall, what might calm you down?"  To which I said "Fuck you", played the Balrog one more time, two ultra combo finishes, 9-0 for him. Mid way through my heavy metal scream, I decided it was time to stop."
I know that scenario all too well >< My rational self says, "You're not going to win if you're this agitated, you know..." to which my competitve self replies, "What are you, my mom? STFU" and then continues to get walloped. ; ;
#21 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1112 posts) -
@Stang: By soon you mean Final Round I beat. VERY WELL! There will be video evidence of your looks of shame for all to see!
#22 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@Symphony: MW2....oh god. There is a reason I have only played that for 16 hours. I feel like I am going to explode when I play that, 2-15 k/d screws with your emotions.
 
@SpecialBuddy: Nobody wants to see my 365 pound beastly physique. I am doing you all a favor.
#23 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

Hahaha, good story. I need a flower in my life to play after some street fighter.

#24 Posted by lordofultima (6255 posts) -

This would require me to buy Flower on PS3, and then have to switch consoles and inputs, which would probably make me more upset and I would end up dropkicking the television. Never underestimate the walk, especially in the winter. It's real sobering and is what I do in a lot of situations where I'm stressed out.

#25 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6997 posts) -

I just noticed that all the Street Fighter "nerds" all have Street Fighter characters as their avatar.

#26 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

I just got my ass handed to me in Chapter X of Bayonetta maybe I should play some Flower. I usually switch off and dont play again for the day but something different wouldnt hurt either.

#27 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" This would require me to buy Flower on PS3, and then have to switch consoles and inputs, which would probably make me more upset and I would end up dropkicking the television. Never underestimate the walk, especially in the winter. It's real sobering and is what I do in a lot of situations where I'm stressed out. "
I'd pay to see a video of you drop kicking your TV. Just sayin'... 
#28 Posted by Jeffsekai (7042 posts) -
@Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
" I just noticed that all the Street Fighter "nerds" all have Street Fighter characters as their avatar. "
Nothing gets by you.
#29 Posted by Renahzor (994 posts) -
@Stang said:
"I drive a Mustang GT, "

Im sorry, we cant be friends anymore.
#30 Posted by lordofultima (6255 posts) -
@Renahzor said:
" @Stang said:
"I drive a Mustang GT, "

Im sorry, we cant be friends anymore. "
True that, what a d-bag. 
  
@DanielJW said:
" @lordofultima said:
" This would require me to buy Flower on PS3, and then have to switch consoles and inputs, which would probably make me more upset and I would end up dropkicking the television. Never underestimate the walk, especially in the winter. It's real sobering and is what I do in a lot of situations where I'm stressed out. "
I'd pay to see a video of you drop kicking your TV. Just sayin'...  "
Yeah the vision is relatively hilarious, but would be horrifying if I actually did it.  
  
@Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
" I just noticed that all the Street Fighter "nerds" all have Street Fighter characters as their avatar. "
O.K. Mr. I have "Metal Gear" right in my username, along with underscores for no real reason. Your avatar should be your own face getting punched by my fist.
#31 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@Renahzor: @lordofultima: 
 
Fine then, screw you both :(
 
So much unwarranted hate. You two should seek psychological help for your misplaced anger.
#32 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6997 posts) -
@lordofultima: Whoa, chill out dude.
#33 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -
@DanielJW said:
" @demontium said:
" WHAT?  Well, i will still continue to read your blogs, but this was kinda a wierd connection.  Although both games are so completely different I guess they strike a good balance to have both. "
Well it's good to know you'll stick with me.   I was just trying to make the point that Flower is like a good friend to me. After all the guff I take in SFIV from people way better than me, it's there to cheer me up so I can continue on with my day without being angry at everything. "
I know. I got the whole theme of how one game compliments the other. 
 
Looking back I do not think it is too far of a stretch. 
 
I guess I should play more flower (I have only played like 3 hours), and less SFIV (I have played like 250 hours). 
 
Really try SFIV though. My friend was pushed to play it (by me obviously) and ended up really loving it.
#34 Posted by End_Boss (3220 posts) -

I have a question for those who know in the GB SFIV community: what's the word on Cody? Is he good, or is he Abel-level (not trying to shit on Abel or anything, he was my main before I traded the game in)? I'm pretty sure he's a brawler/grappler too, so I could see that happening. That would be unfortunate.

#35 Posted by jakob187 (21691 posts) -

The GB SFIV community is scary as fuck!  So much hate, and yet all the little 8-bit SF toons in the avatars are so cute.  Almost makes the Raging Demon seem like it has a clit attached to it.

#36 Edited by DanielJW (4915 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

" The GB SFIV community is scary as fuck! "

Agreed. But in the best possible way.
#37 Posted by Jeffsekai (7042 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" The GB SFIV community is scary as fuck!  So much hate, and yet all the little 8-bit SF toons in the avatars are so cute.  Almost makes the Raging Demon seem like it has a clit attached to it. "
I see no hate,
#38 Posted by lordofultima (6255 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" The GB SFIV community is scary as fuck!  So much hate, and yet all the little 8-bit SF toons in the avatars are so cute.  Almost makes the Raging Demon seem like it has a clit attached to it. "
That sounds even more frightening. I'm switching mains now, Akuma is a vag.
#39 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Stang said:
" My name is Daniel also. "
Fuck you. You're name is fucking Stang you fuck!
#40 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@Napalm said:
" @Stang said:
" My name is Daniel also. "
Fuck you. You're name is fucking Stang you fuck! "
2010 Best word:fuck ratio award goes to......................NAPALM. WOOOOOOOO!!!!
#41 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1112 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @jakob187 said:
" The GB SFIV community is scary as fuck!  So much hate, and yet all the little 8-bit SF toons in the avatars are so cute.  Almost makes the Raging Demon seem like it has a clit attached to it. "
That sounds even more frightening. I'm switching mains now, Akuma is a vag. "
Agreed. Akuma is a "raging" vag. GET IT!
#42 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@SpecialBuddy said:
" @lordofultima said:
" @jakob187 said:
" The GB SFIV community is scary as fuck!  So much hate, and yet all the little 8-bit SF toons in the avatars are so cute.  Almost makes the Raging Demon seem like it has a clit attached to it. "
That sounds even more frightening. I'm switching mains now, Akuma is a vag. "
Agreed. Akuma is a "raging" vag. GET IT! "
/hears crickets in the background.
#43 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" The GB SFIV community is scary as fuck!   
boo  

@jakob187 said:
" Almost makes the Raging Demon seem like it has a clit attached to it. "
what. Also raging demon is only 2 letters away from vagina demon, just let that sink in.
#44 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

Flower-'tis an awesome game.
 
Street FIghter-'tis an awesome game
 
Fuse them together and you get HYYYPE

#45 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

You want a way to make flower hate you? try getting the pure trophy 
 
Makes you appreciate seths predictableness

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