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Imagine posting random thoughts in 2020
Posted on: May 23, 2020, at 06:58:48am

I'm back playing this game :), although "playing" is something of a strong word. I spend way more time in arrowvortex/3.95 than on FFR itself.

The last time I really sat down to make a stepfile properly was at the end of 2015, with sylcmyk's theme. Most of the stuff after that was me floating in and out fixing up CQ'ed files or getting them resubbed. I think I found Credits in 2018 and decided to throw together a stepfile for it pretty quickly. Which, in retrospect, uhh.... a better file could be made for it incorporating more of the song. Someone should come back to that particular well for a Credits [Long].

I'm looking at the list of files I made and one thing that stands out to me is that I really should have made harder files. I float around a ~D4 skill level now, but enjoy playing diff 70-80 files the most, and there's not a lot of them in my history.

The file I'm happiest with is sort of the one I ended on, sylcmyk's theme. Strange and unique little chiptune song, and I think I did justice to it. I'd like to make more files of that standard or better, and away from stuff like Arcanum Guardian which tbqh I absolutely cannot play with a straight face now, in part because of how dumbed down I made the climax. zzz

Early on I also had a thing about not stepping any artist twice, because ~diversity~. I still like that mentality, actually, but will likely be laxer on it and anyway the rule is broken by The star hill (ginkiha with Fading Star) and the CQed Radio (Breakbeat Heartbeat with What Lies Beyond The Mountains, a song I stepped purely to get more people to listen to it, and so for which I'm still salty to this day that it's a PURCHASED SONG). ffs it's gorgeous go listen

I'm hoping to have some good stuff into the upcoming OT/batches while I still feel the energy for it. This is a nice creative outlet as a hobby and it's good to have the time to tinker with it again :).

  1. welcome back fellow stepman