Beat Saber 

So the above technique seems to be a winner—I was able to beat the segment at 85%, which is a big jump up.

Today was really a day for Camellia's "What the Cat?!" on E+, tho, which I've been nibbling on for months. It has one of the funnest endcaps on a difficult segment in any of the base songs, and I finally nailed that section at 95% speed with an "A" today. 🏆🥳💃🏾

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Next is Camelia's "Final Boss Chan", which hasn't grown on me a bit.

Now Tanger's "Firestarter" is an absolute fav, even though I can't beat it on E+ yet. I love the early tempo/pitch play, especially. I can beat every part of the map except for the two diagonal flurries of notes around the 0:35 mark and somewhere in the back half. A redditor suggests moving ones' hands in circles instead of trying to flick the wrists, so I'll give that technique a go soon (reddit.com/r/beatsaber/comment).

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Today's session was fun! Courtesy of the new OST, I'm spending more time in base game songs than usual. I'm not sure if I managed any useful OST 5 footage today, and I'm too tired to riffle through my recording tonight. I can beat all but the final 5 seconds of Tanger's "Firestarter", tho! 🤩

I had this fun little moment with a mapping of Weird Machine's "DROELOE" (bsaber.com/songs/5d2b/) where I went, "Why is this in my favorites? I don't think I like this song." And then this:

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Once I can get an A, I bump the speed 5%. If it's just a matter of having been able to read the segment properly, I'll bump 10%+, or just play at full speed.

So here's a bit of an early 75% speed practice of "Angel Voices". A couple more tries had me ready for 80%, but this is rough. 😅

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Second map of the day is "Walls Down" by MEMBA (bsaber.com/songs/5332/), which does a super good job at fitting the bouncy vocal style and heavy bass hits. No really intricate patterns, but it has lots of diagonals and every swing feels very intentional.

(You can also see here how easily I'm defeated by said diagonals and some walls. 😅)

I have an essay percolating in the back of my head about the fun of failure in BS, but I need to do more background reading to finish shaping it...

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Today's session was very "meh" and sluggish in terms of my mood and performance, resulting in some silly "oh noooo what is this pattern?!" failures, like this first attempt at Itro's "Light and Blue" (bsaber.com/songs/5cc6/). I *thought* I recorded my mic today, but OBS did not comply. If you've seen me stream other games, you can imagine my squawks at that pattern, I'm sure.

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I played "Sunset Jesus" by Avicii (bsaber.com/songs/7dd2/) today in my warmup, and even tho I often only play the first 2 min, it's a real good map. I'm weirdly tickled at a clever little bounce they do with a diagonal block on the left hand in the gif and at the 1:14 mark in this: youtube.com/watch?v=aAi_NQLJPG

That little check isn't mimicked on the right hand, even when it later could be. Coming up with a lot of asymmetical variation in a map on a repetitive song has got to be tough.

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food 

A wonderful Sunday afternoon making sourdough pancakes and watching @gregoryaveryweir stream Grapple Force Rena. 😍 I'm not very skilled at making pancakes, but these are coming out okay.

Tonight's impressive Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor achievement is: "Windowshopper". Apparently not many folks go and look at every store for stuff. 🧐

warframe 

An inexpertly taken shot, but I think my orbiter quarters are starting to come together. My Helminth charger Henry Oak certainly seems comfortable. 🐶 :QueerCatHeart:

I'm so excited about the new Weather Factory game, "Book of Hours." I've played so much Cultist Simulator and am still not great at it, so that random tweet back in January from Alexis Kennedy gave me life. :skyhearteyes:

ign.com/articles/2019/05/29/we

Selfie, eye contact 

Hullo, Toronto! 👋🏾

I am on the back half of a cold, but @zenlucy and I made it!

Hockey analytics 

Nice piece, especially the analysis around goaltending. Watching some of my favs struggle this season has been rough.

"Goodbye, Dead Puck Era" - Scoring is up in the NHL. But why?

fivethirtyeight.com/features/g

Melissa Avery-Weir 🎮:aceper:'s choices:

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