The Interpreter

The challengers stood, side by side, more or less, with the presenter in between, all the while trying to look at each other when they spoke, as the interpreter darted back and forth into the microphone, obscuring the cautious Japanese player with her shiny black hair and glittering cheekbones.

“So, we’re about to start,” asked the grinning ginger hipster bearded professional, knowing pretty much next to nothing about the game, “do you have any final words for your opponent?” Continue reading “The Interpreter”

The Stunfest “fiasco” part 2

Part one is here

Since Capcom paid 5k, they got the rights to do pretty much anything they installed on the stag-, wait, correcting himself, he says they took THE WHOLE STAGE

Brits = British people (slang)

The french had prepared a whole thing called a “VS scene” (a stage) in the bleachers but the people at Capcom UK, knowing this, knowing the french had to stream on /capcomfighters_fr in french because the deal had been made, the brits took the whole stage; basically told the french to fuck off and do their shit elsewhere

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The Stunfest “fiasco” Part 1

There are THREE PARTS to this story.

The following post is based on an transcript from kappa on Reddit, from a  stream by Anis…  Anis has stated to me that the article has some inaccuracies and the reddit user just took what they wanted (probably to vent).

So do not treat this article as truth – but it’s a good exercise to understand Internet English slang.

Source: r/Kappa
“Some interesting BITS of the Stunfest fiasco”


Anis on Twitter


Premier = First / First class / Top class / High level

tldr = Too Long Didn’t Read = a summary that is written for people who don’t have time to read

TOs = Tournament Organisers

restream = to stream a recording of a past stream.  With no restreaming rights, your channel is the only place to watch the show.  Many events share rights between broadcasters so they can restream in various languages.

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I’m not gonna make it out of pools

“I have a tournament this weekend, but looking at the brackets, there are two top 5 players in my pool. Of course, only the top two will go through! It feels like this was all a waste of time, all that training, all that money spent on the tickets, was for nothing. What was the point?”

Coach Smith says:
What is the point, indeed. Travelling, training, all to get destroyed by some top player, happens in every sport. Some players don’t get a chance to experience what it’s like against “legendary” players. Every match is a level up. Getting to know a top player, even if it’s only for two rounds, will reveal all the weaknesses in your play. If you can’t learn from this, getting to the top is going to take much much much longer.

Of course, if you never expected to win in the first place, and was just entertaining a dream, then we have to accept that you’re just complaining for the sake of it. Perhaps you would like more matches before inevitably crashing out, but hey, I hope that’s not just because you need to feed your ego, having beaten up more opponents for your entrance money. If so, that attitude doesn’t suit you. You can be better than that!

Enough griping, get back to training!