I stayed home on Friday night and just chilled and drank with Ryoko.
I woke up and headed out to Tokyo and Emmet got on the same train. He
had plans to go to another international party and I was going to the
last Final Roundbats tournament so we parted ways upon arival in Tokyo.
got off at Shingawa and headed to the skylounge. This would be the
last Final Roundbats since Final round will be coming up very soon.
Tokido already had enough points even before this tournament to where it
didnt matter so he will be going and getting a fully paid flight to
Atlanta. I mainly just went to hang out and drink and I also wanted to
play some MvC3.
When I arrived it was pretty early and Abelity
and Bull410 were chilling in the lobby. Soon after, they got the key
and I headed up to the sky lounge to open the door while Abelity went to
help Scott Popular unload his car and Bull410 got some stuff from his
Soon after people started coming. Lots of regular
guys were there. Tokido showed up but he had to leave early so he didnt
even enter the SSFIV tournament. As I said, it wouldnt matter anyway
I was doing well in casuals and went undefeated aside
from one loss until the tournament started. I think my first match was
against a Juri player and I won. My 2nd match was against a Ryu player
and I won that as well. There was a low turnout for SSFIV players (lots
of people showed up but didnt bother entering SSFIV cuz I guess they
just wanted to play Marvel. I was the same but I figured I might as
well enter SSFIV anyway). My next match was already the finals. I had
to go against Abelity's Abel. We played something like 4 times before
the tournament and I won every match. The finals were 2/3 matches, 3/5
rounds. I won the first match 3 straight rounds. Then he answered by
winning the next match 3 straight. The final match went down to each of
us having 2 rounds and in the 5th round he pulled ahead and won. I
guess it would have been cool to win but I wouldnt have actually gotten
anything and I didnt even really care about that tournament so whatever.
It was fun though I guess.
After SSFIV was over, they busted
out the Marvel. At first they were talking about running a tournament
for that game as well just for fun but in the end they just opted to run
casuals all night. I got lots of games in against various people. My
team last time I played was Lei Lei/MODOK/Ammy but I dropped MODOK cuz
hes just too awkward to control right now and id rather just learn the
game and have fun. I picked up Dante for the time being so I ran the
team Lei Lei/Dante/Ammy. I will probably eventually replace Dante with
someone else but hes fun enough for now and not too difficult to use on a
basic level. I won every single match I played except for 2 matches I
played against this one dude who had Phoenix on his team and killed me
in the end with Dark Phoenix both times in close matches.
course, I was drinking the whole time (I started drinking on the train
ride to Tokyo and never really stopped, lol) so I was good and buzzed
and had a fun time. I ate a good ammount of pizza too.
this was the last Final Roundbats of the season, they will be taking a
break for a couple of months and reboot it sometime in maybe May or
June. They might have some other events during that gap but im not
sure. Scott was talking about trying to get a drunken flag football
game going in Yoyogi park. While im not too much into playing sports,
if I have nothing else to do on that day I might go just to hang out and
get drunk and get a little excersize for once, but its too early to say
cuz I might have more important things to do whenever they run it (like
GG tournaments or something).
The party lasted until 10. Jude,
the Claw player, decided to go drinking with me. We headed to Current
where we met up with Emmet who rolled in with a group of people from the
international party. One was a girl he was trying to get with and then
there were like 2 other guys or something who sorta just tagged along
to come drinking I guess. A few regulars were there, too. After not
too long, some other random girl who was at the same international party
that Emmet and them were at came and sat with us... except she didnt
even go with them. We figured she must have followed them there like
some sorta weird stalker but she claims that she has been to Current
before and that it was just a coincidence (though I have never seen her
there before and I am there almost every weekend). We sat for a bit at
the tables in the back and chilled but then Emmet's crew all left after
like an hour or 2. The strange stalker girl stayed. We still had time
before the trains stopped and Emmet had some discount coupons to get
into Camelot in Shibuy for 2000 yen with 2 drinks, which isnt a bad
deal, so we decided to go there.
When we got to Shinjuku station
and were waiting on the train platform, Emmet, Jude, and I were doing
most of the talking and the stalker girl just wasnt really trying to
make an effort to be part of the conversation, even though I remember
some of us at least saying something to her here and there to try and
include her. Suddenly she just starts crying and says shes going home
and just leaves. It was random as hell. Soon after, the train came and
we headed to Shibuya.
I went to Camelot once a long time ago
with some other people and it was pretty nice for a club. Im not much
of a club guy but Current wasnt that booming and I dont mind a change of
atmosphere sometimes. So Emmet, Jude, and I just drank at Camelot all
night. We talked with some random girls and all that and got good and
drunk cuz Emmet and I snuck in some small whiskey bottles that we
slammed in the bathroom. Emmet was talking with some girl for a really
long time and eventually we didnt know where they went. Im still unsure
if he went home with her or just got lost somewhere else in the club.
When 5 rolled around, the place closed so Jude and I just headed out.
He went back home and I crashed at the manga kissa in Shibuya.
next morning I woke up and headed to this one nice book store in
Shinjuku. I wanted to buy a new Japanese study book cuz I have been a
little lazy and unmotivated with studying ever since I took the JLPT N2
(which I failed as expected, btw). I found a book that looks pretty
decent which is designed to help study for the JLPT N2. I havnt used it
yet cuz I was pretty busy at work yesterday and today but I will start
using it either after im done typing this or tomorrow. Hopefully it
ends up being decent, but it wasnt very expensive so whatever.
Hopefully it will motivate me and help me study for the next time I try
to take the JLPT.
Anyway, after buying the book, I went to
Shinjuku Sportsland to kill a little time playing GG. I decided I
wanted to just go home early today and chill with Ryoko cuz there wasnt
really anything special going on. I played there for about an hour
while I waited for the next convenient train time. I went undefeated
the hour I was there playing. It was mostly some Chipp player who kept
playing me but there were a couple other guys like some Sol, a Johnny, a
Testament, and a Dizzy.
After I left Sportsland, I just got on the train and headed up and spent the rest of the evening with Ryoko.
next weekend is the final singles ranbats for the Johnny-o cup
tournament series. If I place high enough theres a decent chance I may
actually be able to play in the final even but im just gonna show up and
play and see what happens and have fun and maybe something cool will
come of it. (At the time of writing this blog they still havnt updated
the Johnny-o cup sight from last week where I got 4th but hopefully they
will do it soon.)