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  1. ZeoStar
    March 5th, 2022 3:24 PM
    ZeoStar
    Might need to put a hold on the next game.

    Another chromebook charger has stopped working.

    I officially give up on this brand.
  2. ZeoStar
    March 5th, 2022 5:45 AM
    ZeoStar
    We'll see. But yeah i'm already slowing down after hitting 1,000. No goal = no more unlimited drive to play.

    I could do 25 games in one day, but now I'm getting tired after 2 or 3.

    I can calculate a couple steps ahead but sometimes it's pointless because the opponent just does something unexpected.

    When I'm in a corner with no hope I might do the same thing. I'll begin launching pieces as the king side hoping for a checkmate.
  3. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 5:21 PM
    ZeoStar
    Honestly yeah it confused me when you tossed the knight out for a pawn. Other than that, you played very solid and I didn't spot any positional weaknesses.

    I'm always up for daily chess, so let me know if you ever want a second round in that.
  4. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 7:31 AM
    ZeoStar
    https://play.chess.com/aD3tz

    Uh it should work...hopefully.
  5. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 7:29 AM
    ZeoStar
    Yep. I'll send an invite. Will make it unrated so it can friendly/stress free as possible.

    We both love our arbitrary numbers.
  6. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 6:51 AM
    ZeoStar
    I should be. Although getting ready for a birthday party in the evening, so it's not a guarantee.

    We'll see though. Just throw me a message.
  7. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 6:40 AM
    ZeoStar
    I am available now if your up for it.
  8. ZeoStar
    March 4th, 2022 3:46 AM
    ZeoStar
    https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.1277766997.9286/st,small,507x507-pad,600x600,f8f8f8.jpg

    I will link you an invite later. I need a sick new profile picture for this game. Maybe something like Thanos or Crobat. (but that's your style, can't be getting copyright strikes).

    I mean pokecommunity doesn't usually delete things, they just hide them from the listing. Here's the entire forum. https://www.pokecommunity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39

    I felt it benefited more with having a dedicated forum. People really opened up in there. Not that they don't in Off-Topic, but the variety of topics was much greater than you see now with the serious tag.
  9. ZeoStar
    March 3rd, 2022 10:24 PM
    ZeoStar
    30 will probably work. That's almost the only time control I pick now. That time I fell back to the 700 ELO's was due to me trying to rush my way into the 1,000's with 10 minute games. Harsh lesson, that's not how things work. I'm not Hikaru Nakamura.

    I miss the Serious Discussion forum. I was on the staff board at the time, and remember it being strange. There was a debate on removing it, yet I had the impression a couple of the higher up staff wanted it shut down and it was leaving no matter what. The whole debate just had a pointless air to it. Saw that happen a couple times. There would be a debate but the decision was already final.

    I guess that's one memorable thing, even though it doesn't involve me directly.
  10. ZeoStar
    March 3rd, 2022 10:07 AM
    ZeoStar
    Well it was quite a journey. I went straight through the 900's this time, almost never lost a single game. Quite a variety of playstyles. Met someone who memorized the entire Evan's Gambit, would have beat me on turn 10, but blundered the checkmate. Another person who just moved the queen back and fourth. Had two games which involved me sacrificing my queen for Mate in 2. After reaching 1,000 I went on unrated and got matched with a 1550. I held my own for about 20 minutes. I didn't win.

    We'll play another game soon. (I need to recover now. I played non stop). Would you prefer daily or actual time controls? Keep in mind a daily game now would probably come out much different. That was my first game back in 8 months, now I've had over 100+ games and could incorporate what I've learned.

    Oh well. Maybe some day I would toss in another application. It doesn't mean I would get it. I have such little interest now. Off Topic caught my eye at the time, but I didn't put one in. Trivia is my favorite section, but the mods already do an excellent job with it. In general the staff here is great, I wouldn't have much to contribute.
  11. ZeoStar
    March 1st, 2022 1:12 PM
    ZeoStar
    I remembered something on another website with blocking yourself causing you to turn invisible. Everyone could see you but yourself.

    I had a good day today regarding chess. Went on a pretty good streak, back at 950 ELO. Tried to take everything very slowly, thinking about every turn. Maybe it's what I needed. I'm also ranked #1 now in my division. ^_^

    Yeeeeaah that was my initial thought. Two years just for that. Her 'update' was more or less the same. "I was scared of my husband". "I should have stood up for you". "It's all my fault". It was sad and there was even more self blame. Then she vanished again. I don't have any faith that she'll get out of it. I couldn't care less at this point if we speak again, but I hope she grows up and realizes his behavior is creepy and abusive. It wasn't hard finding her husband. Facebook lists family members. I would have called him a moron, but I tried keeping it friendly. He could have just taken it out on her.

    I would make social media team posts on holidays, consider it "job done", pat myself on the back like "good job zeostar" and vanish for more months at a time. Staff forum was fun. I liked seeing how things worked.
  12. ZeoStar
    February 28th, 2022 8:57 PM
    ZeoStar
    Hopefully you had no trouble sending that message.

    I had blocked you for a minute, was trying to see if it would do anything strange to my friend list or visitor messages. Nothing fun, unfortunately.

    Then I tried blocking myself, but it didn't work.
  13. ZeoStar
    February 28th, 2022 5:21 PM
    ZeoStar
    Whelp 900's again. Gleam of hope.
  14. ZeoStar
    February 28th, 2022 11:50 AM
    ZeoStar
    ...Pretty much. It feels like every game is a gamble. Sometimes I meet someone who blunders a queen on turn 5, or I meet someone who plays like 1800 and has memorized the entire King's Gambit at 95% accuracy. Maybe I need a new opening myself. It has no plan. I just pull knights and bishops out and castle on turn 5. Then I get stuck and hope the person blunders.

    It was 2018-2020. March 2020 (same week covid became global) was the 'goodbye'. We spoke again briefly in August 2020. Never heard from her again. At one point I messaged her husband out of curiosity, just to see what he was really like. And he blocked me immediately. Quite a guy. It was certainly textbook abuse, and he had her gripped in it. Constant self blame, full obedience to him, describing all the nasty things he said. I don't know how she's doing. I thought she was a good person, shame a friendship would end in such a way.

    I never got too involved. I don't even think anyone would remember I was on the team. Again, too much of a slacker. Never acted like a team member, never joined discord. (It was actually the friend I mentioned above who talked me into sending an application).

    ...I don't even have much memory of it. I was more interested in the staff forum than actually doing my job.
  15. ZeoStar
    February 28th, 2022 4:34 AM
    ZeoStar
    I did take a very long break before we played the daily game (about 8 months). I immediately fell 100 points upon returning. But I will player fewer games per day. Usually I go on a huge winning steak, push myself to keep going, and lose all my points in the same day. Honestly if I had stopped for the day when I reached 960, I would have probably hit 1,000 by now.

    Reminds me of a bizarre situation. I was friends with a girl on here, and we had bonded enough that we had each other on text message/had done phone real time calls. She was married, and the more she spoke of her husband the more creepy it became. She was describing domestic abuse. (yet was completely unaware it seemed). One day her husband snatches her phone and she says "I am not allowed friends of the opposite gender. Goodbye". Almost never heard from her again. Abusers will isolate the victim, and it seems he was successful. I had tried to warn her, she would just change the subject or say the abuse was deserved.

    Do you have any positive memories from being on the staff team?

About Me

  • About Roni
    Quick Self-Introduction
    Filipino freelancer guy in his 20's who just so happens to like Pokemon enough to have an account here and semi-regularly post around~
    Biography
    Heya~ my name's Roni, but Aaron is my real name. My friends on here stick to calling me Roni though, so as not get confused with a fellow Aaron who's a far more notable member on this site. So I would suggest you follow suit :p

    I love just hanging around here and posting casually if I have the time and energy, but those are quite fleeting at this point in my life. And it doesn't help at all that I sort of have executive dysfunction (still saving up money for therapy sessions and possibly seeing a psychiatrist or something to check if I actually have ADHD, something I've been suspicious of for a while now) and most days cannot post on this site at all because my hyperfixation for it has dried up. I truly wish I was more consistent more easily, because PC has probably some of the most awesome people I've ever known.

    Regardless of all that, I do my best to be friendly, approachable, and easy to talk to, so please don't be afraid to hit me up for a convo about anything! I'd definitely have a lot more to say if you talk about any of my interests listed below, because I've hyperfixated about all of those at some point. There will be times I'm burnt out af from socializing tho -- my introverted self's social battery is just not as long lasting as others unfortunately -- but if I remember to, I will absolutely pick the conversation back up at some point bcs I do love talking to people :D

    PC History
    April 2013 - March 2020 - forgot about this account and did nothing
    March 2020 - December 2020 - semi-active to hyper active after hearing about VPP and making it a hyperfixation
    January 2021 - April 2021 - Meet & Greet Mod
    May 2021 - October 2021 - got super busy with life; went from active everyday to posting once every 2 months
    November 2021 - present - slowly going back to being a regular again, this time not as obsessed
    March 2022 - June 2022 - VPP Mod
    July 2022 - another hiatus - i am not built for consistency ugh
    Interests
    Pokemon, computers, PC building, gaming peripherals, smartphones, Hi-Fi audio, CHEAP Hi-Fi audio, condenser and dynamic microphones, NBA, CSGO & its Pro Scene, the GTA series of video games, guitars/basses/drums, alt rock/garage rock, music production, songwriting, The Beatles, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, chess (but I'm VERY bad), Converse shoes, men's fashion, weightlifting/bodybuilding, meal prepping, woodworking, home improvement DIY, home designs and organizing, the concept of frugality lmao, voice over acting, graphic designing, video editing, and many more that I can't remember right now.

    I have approximate knowledge of all of these. Feel free to casually talk to me about them!
    Location
    Philippines
    Gender
    Male ♂
    Pronouns
    he/him
    Occupation
    Freelancer
    Forum Pair
    Starlight
    Nature
    Mild
    Also Known As
    Aaron
    Favorite Pokémon
    Crobat, Ampharos, Torterra, Heracross, Starmie, Chandelure
    Go Team
    Do not display
    Discord Nickname
    aaroni#0008
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    Paired with Starlight • Moderator of Virtual Pokemon Pet
    Flair & Profile
    Crafted by the lovely Fairy

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