Dreamaniaccomic wrote:Incredibly enough, Andrew started playing Carl. Yes, the kid in the magician outfit and a creepy puppet/robot assistance, who is considered inferior except for a single infinite loop.
Even more flabbergasting, he started to enjoy it. Crazy, I know. He got quite a few victories, too, mainly when I was trying to play Tager (and a bit of Taokaka.) Carl is one slippery bastard.
As for my victory over Hakumen with BANG SHISHIGAMI, I'll recount the final round as best as my tired mind is able.
I started out strong; after much practice, I had gotten away from using the drive moves too much, and thus pulled off some pretty nice high-low combos. Of course, Hakumen being the bruiser he is and Andrew the masterful player he is, I got beat up pretty bad (I did end with one HP left, after all.) But my final combo was what I believe to be absolutely delicious.
Throughout the night, I had been trying to mix in Bang's other distortions and moves. Thus, when I pulled out the umbrella of raining nails, Andrew reacted remarkably quickly with a Barrier Guard.
Pity it made him go the wrong way, with his back towards me.
I run up use the 6D (Forward drive), which breaks his guard and forces him into the rest of the nails from the umbrella, which propelles him into the corner, where I miss with one drive punch and hit with the other, winning the match.
That moment singlehandedly secured my confidence in permanent foundations. I know now that I can beat Andrew, and even though I will lose frequently, I do have the opporotunity to improve myself to be a more adequate match for him. Seriously, it was like a few seconds of total peace with the universe.
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