Osu! Aiming for 2k?! How To Improve

HondaiMood: Energized
Listening to: Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) – 中田ヤスタカ
Playing: osu!
Craving: Passion Fruit Flavored Tea
Watching: Ero Manga Sensei 6

Wow! It’s been months since my last osu update. To be honest, I’ve been slacking since I hit 1k PP. But we all know that can’t settle for that because surely I can do much better. Actually, I think I stop playing osu for a good month because I got my new computer and my osu files kinda broke. Either way I’m still looking to hit 2k before the end of the year, is that too little or too much to ask for? Let’s talk about that.

A few months ago when I was climbing to 1k, it was honestly not a challenge at all. All I had to do was play more maps and bam, 10 PP, 20 PP, they flow in like views on a kitty video on Youtube. Now that I hit 1k, I reached a slower point where it really isn’t as easy to gain over 5 PP on a map. In order for me to actually gain a good chunk of PP, I have to perfect a map that is at least 4 stars. So the method here is to not spam a ton of mediocre maps anymore but to get good at more challenging maps. I think playing a variety is still a great way to practice since you don’t want to play a map purely on muscle memory. Also, what I learn about muscle memory though music is if you keep making a mistake at the same part of a song, stop practicing that part and jump to something else before going back to it. Other wise your muscle will be learning how to play this mistake and end up working against you. Applying this to osu, don’t over repeat a song. Move on.

In terms of skill wise, I am much better at reading now than I was a few months ago. I don’t have issues with fast hops anymore but I still can’t perfect a stream that’s more than 6 notes. It’s frustrating because it really is hindering my performances in some songs(eg. DJ Genericname’s Dear You). What I think I’m going to do is pick a nice song and make my own stream practice maps. What I can also do is copy certain choke sections of songs I want to perfect and edit it into a custom map. Haha, is that too try hard? Maybe.. But I’m sure it’ll help!

My osu stats… as you can see there’s a time when I didn’t play so my rank was dropping lol

Well anyways, I want to keep this update short and concise. I do feel like I’m still improving but the rate of improvement is getting slower and slower. I’m not giving up. Fighting!

Current Osu PP: 1380 ….1500 would look pretty cool.


​ 10th Anniversary & Whats Next?

HondaiMood: Good 😀
Listening to: –
Playing: osu!
Craving: ice cream
Watching: Ero Manga Sensei

Happy 10th anniversary to Hoshiru! Actually, someone please punch in me the face because that happened almost 2 months ago. It was Hoshiru’s 10th anniversary on March 26th. I had a long pre-written post for it.. well.. several versions of them. I also planned a huge celebration but by the time it hit the 26th, I trashed everything. Instead, I’ve been thinking of taking a different approach with Hoshiru. So that’s what I want to talk about today. ( ´ ▽ ` )b

I used to kinda hate the “hey look I’m a blogger” type of blogs where everything is so structured and some what commercialized. Reason for that is because I grew up in the Anime Graphics community where most of us would have our main graphics site and our blog on the side for more personal things. I used to love reading those because 1) you learn a lot about who’s behind those graphics and 2) it’s a great way to make friends. Even though many of us just skim through the blog posts and leave a comment because we want them to comment back on our website, *I’m guilty of that too lol*, sometimes you’ll find blogs that are so captivating, you sincerely want to become friends with that person. Unfortunately, that community is pretty much dead now. You still have websites like Celestial-Star.net that’s up and running, but Melfina obviously has not updated the site in a long time. As for me, TrueMagic has been on Hiatus since 2011. I never finished the remodeling project and it’s been stuck like that ever since. (screw you cutenews). Though I miss it, I have no intentions of bringing TrueMagic back to life. Not at this point at least… I actually might just make it as my icon dump.

On to Hoshiru, I’m thinking of making Hoshiru more structured. It will still be about me but I’m going to section the blog into 2 main categories, General Life and Entertainment. Pretty much IRL versus internet stuff. Within General Life you’ll find the daily blog stuff like work, rants, food, travel, etc. Meanwhile the entertainment section will be me blogging about games, anime, and just any random thoughts about my online recreational activities. It’ll still be written in bloggy informal writing style but I’ll be writing each entry with a specific theme in mind. For example, I won’t be mixing posts about Osu with my life struggles. Overall, let’s just say that I decided that Hoshiru will be my Otaku Lifestyle Blog, because let’s face it: I’m otaku to the core.

So things to expect:

  • More refined blog posts (I think I’ll edit my blogposts before publishing them now)
  • More images
  • Shorter and more concise
  • Maybe new layout

 

TLDR; Nothing major will be changing about Hoshiru, just the mindset when I write entries.

PS. I’m trying out this Bloglovin’ thing. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

That’s it for now. Signing off.


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Finally Smooth Teeth!

HondaiMood: Valued
Listening to: Reol
Playing: NieR: Automata
Craving: Looking for Chai
Watching: Good Mythical Morning

I’m pretty sure everyone who’s had braces before in their life knows the joy of gliding your tongue along the front teeth and feel the smoothness. Well, when I got my braces off, it was smooth….kinda? You see, several months after removing my braces, I start to notice that my front teeth aren’t smooth. I still have something stuck on my tooth from the brace-face days. I figured out later that they were most likely residue from whatever was used to bond the braces to my teeth.

So the first thing I did was contacted my orthodontist about it but they refered me to my dentist. So I decided to go back to my dentist and told them about it, and all they did was clean my teeth and sent me home. I’ve told several dentists about the issue with my front teeth many times and nothing changes. It’s gotten to the point where I gave up on fixing it and convinced myself that it wasn’t a big deal since it’s not visible anyways.

Then a miracle happened. I had my first dentist appointment of the year yesterday. I was hesitant about going at first because it was May Day and I didn’t want to deal with the chaos that was going on downtown, but I went anyways. I arrived 15 minutes early, checked in and was called in to the back soon after. I saw on the chair and let the assistant do the usual cleaning. Then comes in my dentist, “Good job on brushing and flossing! No cavities, no problems” he said to me. “Do you have any questions or concerns about your teeth?” he added. I wanted to tell him “not really” and make my way home but then I was feeling extra today. So I told him straight up “actually… yeah I do, it’s been over 5 years since I got my braces off but I think I still have some cement or glue or something stuck on my front teeth from the braces“. He listened and went ahead and spent the extra 10 minutes removing it for me.

It sure feels nice being heard. Now I can finally enjoy having smooth front teeth. It wasn’t a big deal, really, but it made me really happy.