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I probably should have known better, considering how little sleep I got last night, but after dinner tonight I did a couple of deathmatches with phoenixalpha, who proceeded to run the table on me (so to speak), 50-13, and it really wasn't even that close. Aside from the age difference and fatigue, she's obviously been putting in a fair amount of time learning how to shoot on the move. She looks a lot like Scott, as a matter of fact, jumping around a lot and moving in circles around the target.

Towards the end of the second match she said encouragingly, "You're getting better," to which I replied, "This is not 'getting better'. Smack talk I don't mind so much, but don't lie to me." Maybe I shouldn't have snapped at her, since I'm sure she meant well, but I'd rather have her be honest with me and tell me I suck rather than lie to me so I feel better about it. Yeah, I know. I'm weird.

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
similar experience but with halo...
first experience with halo and a kid young enough to be my son:

him: oh, this is your first time? you're not at all bad for an *old guy*.

me: fuck you, man.

him: you're pretty cool for an old guy too.

me: you see this finger?

---rs

wombat_socho
Apr. 19th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
Re: similar experience but with halo...
*laughs* Yeah, that sounds very familiar.
jamestrainor
Apr. 19th, 2005 07:46 am (UTC)
She's been spending a lot of her life playing video games, whereas you havn't-- your hand-eye coordination will improve.
wombat_socho
Apr. 19th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
The irritating thing is that my reflexes used to be very good, and it's frustrating that I can't make the body do what it used to do so easily. Part of that is because HALO controller != real weapons, but part of it is just age. The lack of practice doesn't help either, as you say.
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