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  1. ZeoStar
    February 27th, 2022 6:25 PM
    ZeoStar
    "I'm deleting my account"

    *proceeds to play more games*

    goes on a winning streak.

    This will never end.
  2. ZeoStar
    February 27th, 2022 2:36 PM
    ZeoStar
    800's again. Close to going into settings and deleting my account. Not improving, and i realized I am never hitting this goal. It's just getting upsetting. There's no way to improve because I simply can't see where my games are faltering. If only I could just start all over from scratch, but I'm probably 30ft deep into my bad habits. I actually need help and there isn't any place I can go for it. I'm stuck, and this time on my fall, I see no point in playing chess anymore.

    I don't really know what that is. I don't even use steam. Yeah if that person is autistic it makes sense. How did you end up in the conversation anyways...because was it already about hacknet?

    Nope. I didn't make the server. By making a discord, I meant making a discord account. I had no idea what was going on with the team because I almost never got involved. Pretty sure if I didn't quit he was going to fire me. I kept getting PM's asking what I was doing, and why I wasn't showing any activity. They were still very friendly though.
  3. ZeoStar
    February 23rd, 2022 1:56 PM
    ZeoStar
    I'm exhausted. My rating is around 960 now. I don't have my hopes up, could have just been a good day and I could fall back tomorrow. Who knows. Did some shorter time controls to match the way I've been playing so got lots of games in. It would be nice if chess.com would stop making me play against 1,100's. I'm not ready for that yet, and it kills my momentum. I can do okay against them, but always end up falling for a tactic.

    Yeah I wouldn't say anything, but that's just me. I'm sure you'll decide best how to go about it. I'm just curious, but what is the interest anyways, if you don't mind me asking? I'd probably just listen forever because I never really mind hearing people ramble.

    I made a discord for the social media team. After I quit, I'd look at the chat sometimes but never participated. Later I deleted my entire account because there wasn't much point in having it anymore.
  4. ZeoStar
    February 23rd, 2022 2:07 AM
    ZeoStar
    I'm going to begin trading more aggressively. Many times I'll hold off because I'm unsure, but I'll incorporate this for a few games and will see how it goes. I beat the 1,000+ player through aggressive trades, when everything was off the board I was simply able to rush my rooks in first.

    It's a good and bad thing. There are times that I should be upset (like my stuff getting stolen) but i'm just like "eh whatever". Can't see what could cause anger here on pokecommunity, so your probably in luck. I will avoid certain personality types, for example - people who argue over everything.

    Yeah not sure what to suggest there. I'd probably try to engage them, but lack of interest would make me stop responding. Maybe they just like having someone to share interests with, and haven't had the chance to do so. Never been a discord person. I guess I'm just out of touch, but I don't feel the need for constant contact. Forums like this work for me, I can just log in whenever I feel like it.
  5. Retek
    February 22nd, 2022 10:55 PM
    Retek
    I'm good, and yeah, Forums for now! Exam datesheet has been shuffled again, so they finish much later now! Till then I'm a forum being!
  6. Retek
    February 22nd, 2022 7:49 PM
    Retek
    Hi, how are you? Hope you're having a nice day! ^^
  7. ZeoStar
    February 22nd, 2022 6:18 PM
    ZeoStar
    I found a really good series this evening called "Building Habits". It's a grandmaster who basically tries to emulate play at 900-1000 (and various other elo) while explaining his thoughts. After watching, I was able to jump my elo a bit and even beat someone rated near 1060.

    I'm a clutz and almost posted this to my own profile.
  8. ZeoStar
    February 22nd, 2022 2:00 PM
    ZeoStar
    It does feel like I'm always getting hit by some sort of combination. I read an interesting point that said 900 online these days is equivalent to 1200 a few years ago, due to the excess amount of free videos and information people can study from. Yet I think it's harder to receive advice because stuff that applies at 1500-1600 may not be applicable at lower ratings.

    To an earlier point, I can see the way I type coming off as serious. Generally am very lax. Have a non existent temper, and find it hard to be offended by things (but i try to be empathetic towards those who are).

    Sometimes I'll rant about something random, it's more to make conversation rather than being deeply passionate with what I'm ranting about.

    Small talk is fine too, but I love talking and it never happens. Sometimes if the person isn't being receptive I'll just end up talking to myself.
  9. ZeoStar
    February 22nd, 2022 10:54 AM
    ZeoStar
    I've been messing around on chess.com all morning. I need specific help. I'm going to be floating the 900's forever. There is always room to improve, but there will be no improvement if I don't know how to start. The general advice is "Don't hang pieces" but am I supposed to curl up everything in a corner? It sounds too simple.

    I'm too impulsive. I would see an application and be like "Oh yeah sounds like a great time"! then the next day "Uhhh why did I sign up for this". Understanding how I am, it's better to avoid this completely.

    It's harder for me to find jokes online. There is no "reading a room".

    In the Hug/Reject thread I posted "Jeffery Epstein". I thought the idea of someone rejecting him was going to be funny.

    The next post was "Why would you post someone so controversial"?

    I was in the wrong. Just wasn't really thinking about the controversy, was thinking about the million different ways he could be rejected and shunned. When in a close circle in real life, it's easier and more comfortable making jokes. On a public forum, you sort of have to account for everybody.
  10. ZeoStar
    February 20th, 2022 3:46 PM
    ZeoStar
    I'm stuck around this 924-940 range. It's always discouraging when I'm winning with lots of material, and the opponent pulls some sort of winning combination. I don't feel bad being around this range. It means one more spurt of improvement will push me past 1,000. Since I can beat players 1,000+, it means I can be there myself.

    Have you ever considered going back to modding? I'm too much of a slacker. I should put that as my user title. Never made one.

    I didn't get banned, although I kept song requesting annoying music and running away from chat. It was a Super Smash Brothers streamer with a small community, I was a 15 year old badly wanting to fit in. Did not mix well. Eventually he was like "I do not think you are funny, and I don't enjoy having you in my stream"...he had a point. I was pretty annoying. Could have just banned me though.

    Well, your certainly better than me. I've never thought much about how I come across with my text. If someone is interested enough to talk to me anyways despite my complete lack of emoji usage...uh...guess i'm doing something right?
  11. ZeoStar
    February 20th, 2022 1:31 AM
    ZeoStar
    ...I can't even remember. It must have been 10-15 losses. I wasn't kidding when I said "must end on a win". It's ironic. When I was first starting out, my issue was playing too slowly and running out of time. Now I'm playing 30 minute games like it's blitz and it's hard breaking the habit and slowing down. I should never be 50 turns into a game with 23 minutes left on my clock.

    It's okay, but I appreciate the offer. On second thought, the whole template idea would just sound completely artificial and robotic. Better to be naturally awkward than artificially.

    Back when I used Twitch, I spammed so many emojis. I bet my total emoji count on Pokecommunity is under 30. I'll type an emoji with my 10,000th post. I did notice you had a different writing style. Maybe more use of the ~ emoji?

    If that even counts as an emoji.
  12. Pokeswapper
    February 19th, 2022 7:31 AM
    Pokeswapper
    Glad u liked it...
  13. ZeoStar
    February 18th, 2022 5:27 PM
    ZeoStar
    I'm back at 935. My big fall was 970 to 799. (You can see why that was super upsetting). It's been a slow climb back up. It's a fun goal. You might hit it much easier than me. I've been primarily playing the four knights opening now. The only issue is that as Black, everyone at 900 will try the Fried Liver which is a quick rook steal when someone plays the four knights. It requires memorizing some lines to avoid that.

    I would like to greet new members. If only I had some sort of template, because I get started and have no idea what to say.

    I don't bother with emojis either. It's just laziness on my part. I'm also afraid I would use them wrong. Although changing your tone to match people is something I find relatable. Never really done that much online, just feels easier to always talk straightforward.
  14. ZeoStar
    February 17th, 2022 9:25 PM
    ZeoStar
    Once I hit my goal, nothing can take that. It doesn't matter if I drop or not. Besides, I'm naturally improving and it's unlikely I'll fall back far anyways.

    I would say branch out and avoid the obvious tourism traps. There's so much to explore, but it would be so easy to get sucked into Orlando or New York. It's up to you of course. There is stuff to do in every state, not just the big promoted ones.

    I know. I just miss the variety. I've tried to make my own threads, although the amount of responses are completely diminished these days. It had nothing to do with the birthday threads. It happened way before that started. I'm going to throw a guess and assume because it's a double modded section, the other mod disagreed with the idea, hence why they had been quickly unstickied. Never bothered asking if this was true. I don't find the other mod approachable. Anyways, life's too short for complaining. I'll soon cease posting in the section completely. You'll see me around other parts of the forum. No great loss.

    About 10 points. I'm slooooooooowly climbing the 900's now. I think I can do it this time.

    But hey, I do enjoy speaking with you by the way. Even though I'm not super expressive about such things.
  15. ZeoStar
    February 16th, 2022 6:46 AM
    ZeoStar
    Sorry. I completely passed over your other message.

    America loves promoting as a bustling modern city (as someone certified in the tourism industry, i saw enough of this). There are bustling cities, but it's a mix of everything. Every state has adopted it's own culture. For example, Texas is notorious for gun culture. It's a stereotype that everyone owns a weapon.

    Random thought, but I don't enjoy Off-Topic much anymore. I feel like the plethora of topics such as "Emotion" "What made you smile" "What are you doing" etc has dampened the variety. It's also much harder to make topics because they get quickly buried underneath. I don't particularly enjoy posting in them either, because it sometimes feels like shouting into a void of many voices. I once asked politely if they could sticky these threads so they would stop eating the front page, but it only lasted a week before they were back. The majority likes these topics, so I'll just be quiet and go enjoy the other sections more. Sorry for the ramble.

    I'm better now anyways. Apparently chess.com told me I fought a cheater and they gave me free ELO points.

About Me

  • About Roni
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    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
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    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!
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    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
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    Discord Nickname
    aaroni#0008
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    Crafted by the lovely Fairy

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