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17th Oct '11 8:21:30 PM hitstun
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I'm hitstun, from Westerville, Ohio. I've been lurking for a couple years, and I figure it's time to make some edits. I play in local FightingGame [[TournamentPlay Tournaments]] and I'm [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than I Look]]. I work on independent video games at [[http://bakamostudios.com Bakamo Studios]].

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I'm hitstun, from Westerville, Ohio. I've been lurking for a couple few years, and I figure it's time to make I've started [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/el.php?findfor=Hitstun making some edits.edits]] too. I play in local FightingGame [[TournamentPlay Tournaments]] and I'm [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than I Look]]. I work on independent video games at [[http://bakamostudios.com Bakamo Studios]].
2nd Oct '11 5:02:39 PM hitstun
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I'm hitstun, from Westerville, Ohio. I've been lurking for a couple years, and I figure it's time to make some edits. I play in local FightingGame [[TournamentPlay Tournaments]] and I'm [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than I Look]]. I should come back and add more tropes to this page.

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I'm hitstun, from Westerville, Ohio. I've been lurking for a couple years, and I figure it's time to make some edits. I play in local FightingGame [[TournamentPlay Tournaments]] and I'm [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than I Look]]. I should come back and add more tropes to this page.
work on independent video games at [[http://bakamostudios.com Bakamo Studios]].
23rd Aug '11 1:02:59 AM hitstun
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* AbortedArc: The streams for [[MegaRace MegaRace]] and RollerCoasterTycoon sounded good in theory, but turned out so boring to watch that the games were switched out mid-stream and the challenges stricken from record. My Skype chatters want to call those challenges failures.


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* FailedASpotCheck: A frequent source of frustration. I can wander around a map for 10 minutes looking for the next objective, only to be informed by a chatter or a FAQ that I had somehow walked around it without noticing it was there. This happened a lot in MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero and {{Doom}}.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Sometimes a chatter becomes this when I play a well known game that I haven't beaten before, like [[MegaManX Mega Man X2]], YoshisIsland, and [[{{Postal}} Postal 2]]. Likewise, I'll actually become another broadcaster's Hypercompetent Sidekick on their stream if I know the game they're playing well enough.
23rd Aug '11 12:17:01 AM hitstun
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I'm hitstun, from Westerville, Ohio. I've been lurking for a couple years, and I figure it's time to make some edits. I play in local FightingGame [[TournamentPlay Tournaments]] and I'm [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than I Look]]. This page is a work in progress.

I mashed up the couple of official TVTropes T-shirts into the [[http://www.zazzle.com/235634499005480130 Trope-Tan Vigilante Taxonomist]] T-shirt. I ordered it on November 11, so if it turns out well, I'll post it in the products thread.

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I'm hitstun, from Westerville, Ohio. I've been lurking for a couple years, and I figure it's time to make some edits. I play in local FightingGame [[TournamentPlay Tournaments]] and I'm [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than I Look]]. This page is a work in progress.

I mashed up the couple of official TVTropes T-shirts into the [[http://www.zazzle.com/235634499005480130 Trope-Tan Vigilante Taxonomist]] T-shirt. I ordered it on November 11, so if it turns out well, I'll post it in the products thread.
should come back and add more tropes to this page.



* DrunkWithPower: Played for laughs. My mods and I have a tendency to issue ten-minute time outs to users for poor grammar, bad jokes, dumb links, or just saying hi

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* DrunkWithPower: Played for laughs. My mods and I have a tendency to issue ten-minute time outs to users for poor grammar, bad jokes, dumb links, or just saying hihi. I've been toning this down lately, but it still happens when it's deserved



* MonsterOfTheWeek: The original Hitstun's Random Gaming stream would play a different game each week, aiming to start and end the game in about 6 hours. The new Hitstun's Challenge format averts this, since it allows games to span multiple streams, and I can't start a new challenge while one is still running.

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* MonsterOfTheWeek: The original Hitstun's Random Gaming stream would play a different game each week, aiming to start and end the game in about 6 hours. The new Hitstun's Challenge format averts this, since it allows games to span multiple streams, and I can't start a new challenge while one is still running. My chat seems to get bored quickly if I run one game multiple weeks in a row, so I want to try to find more games that I can play start-to-finish in 6 hours or so.



* SanitySlippage: Natural consequence of throwing myself at a level filled with GoddamnedBats until I get through so I can finish the game in one night. That's if I don't RageQuit and admit defeat.
* SaveScumming: Usually averted in that I try to treat emulators as the actual consoles they're emulating. If I get stuck and it takes me too long to progress in the game, I'll begin Save Scumming just enough to make progress. This is an AcceptableBreakFromReality so the viewers don't have to see me fight through the easy part of a level dozens of times in a row, only to die at the hard part.
* ScheduleSlip: Any game I don't reach the end of in one sitting will fall into this category. It could be weeks or months before I come back and finish it.
* SelfDeprecation: I deliberately pick games [[PlayingAgainstType outside my expertise]] so I can improve at them, knowing this results in stream after stream of failures

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* SanitySlippage: Natural consequence of throwing myself at a level filled with GoddamnedBats until I get through so I can finish the game in one night.and win the challenge. That's if I don't RageQuit and admit defeat.
* SaveScumming: Usually averted in that I try to treat emulators as the actual consoles they're emulating. If I get stuck and it takes me too long to progress in the game, I'll begin Save Scumming just enough to make progress. This is an AcceptableBreakFromReality so the viewers don't have to see me fight through the easy part of a level dozens of times in a row, only to die at the hard part.
part. If I have to resort to save scumming or other cheats to beat a game in a reasonable time, the game gets recorded as a triangle (beaten with cheats) instead of a circle (beaten) and doesn't count as a win or a loss.
* ScheduleSlip: Any It used to be that any game I don't didn't reach the end of in one sitting will would fall into this category. It could would be weeks or months before I came back and finish it. The new challenge structure prevents me from procrastinating like this, but there are games from the first year and a half that my chatters want me to come back and finish it.
finish.
* SelfDeprecation: I deliberately pick games [[PlayingAgainstType outside my expertise]] so I can improve at them, knowing this results in stream after stream of failuresfailures. Furthermore, any challenge I lose from now on results in a penalty game picked by the Skype chatters.
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