hey all, what`s up!! this is ice-9 at hiro`s place...first off, i apologize if the spelling is messed up...i am having a lot of problems typing with hiro`s japanese keyboard. anyway, i arrived yesterday and we`ve already had a big 8-hour VF bash here. adam was there with his invincible jeffry and akira, hiro with his deadly kage, wolf and lion, andy with his adrenalized jacky, sal with his assortment of characters and moves, donald with his rapidly rising lau, and yours truly. nothing much new with adam, he was the first with a big streak with 9 wins with jeffry. really, who else here besides me think his jeffry is more difficult to play with than his akira!!! andy`s jacky was as solid as always and andy got a three or four 5-win streak. man, i swear i don`t think i blocked his P->d+K even once. catches me every time. sal is still the most creative player out of all us, using tactics and moves that are wholly unexpected...which is what makes him so interesting and unpredictable to play with of course. i met donald yesterday for the first time. he used to play OB a lot but is better known for his skills in tekken tag. i think he goes by the name of frenchie, or something like that. donald plays a great lau...it was amazing to see how quickly he improved during the night of play. with just a month or two of practice i`m confident donald can be right up there. he really wants to see how sumeragi plays though. /versus/images/icons/wink.gif hiro of course is hiro. man, i gotta admit i have problems against his kage...he plays a classic `cheap` japanese kage...PPP, back roll, stuff like that. great kage, i need to copy some of his stuff, heh heh heh. hiro had the best streak of the night with about 15 wins or so with his kage. as for me, i purposely didn`t play kage much. i think i`ve been playing him too much...or put another way, every time i played competitively (once a year??) i picked him too many times. i think i was getting to the point where i was stagnating. so i tried playing aoi and wolf a lot and played akira, jacky some. i ended up playing kage decent though at the end of the night, and had a good 10-win streak. and my jeffry surprisingly got 7 wins and it was the one and only time i picked him! now if i could only get that kind of production from wolf, who i actually tried to play well with and who`s supposed to be better on the DC... anyway, this is enough for now. chanchai just rung himself in, see you guys tomorrow for some comments on VT Day 1.