#033 Top Ten part I.
now in Russian too! triangle.sente.ru
new items in the shop! T-shirts, prints and other stuff :)
the shop and the infobox section are finished and online! ^_^
I'm back to drawing again :)
I will be attending an anime event "Aki no Tamashii" in Amsterdam later this year - I did some comission work for the organizer of the event, the EGCC, which you can view in the related artwork section now.
Tampere go congress art uploaded in the related artwork section.
New related artwork, I hope to upload art from the Tampere go congress soon.
Top Ten part I.
Creator's comments
I had this idea virtually out of nowhere - sitting at work and being all gloomy because of lack of inspiration. I took a pencil in my hand and said to myself "now you draw an e3a strip" and there it was - at first I only had three "things that make me nervous while playing", but while I was drawing nr. 2, other ideas kept popping out, so I decided to make a top ten out of it. here are the nr 10 to 6:

10.) "playing at tournaments"
Don't get me wrong, I love it, but I still get a bit jiggly and palm-sweaty when pushing the clock and putting down the first move ^^"

9.) "playing at tournaments in byoyomi"
...Now this is a huge step from nr. 10. Time pressure in go is a terrible thing, I avoid byoyomi where I can, and when I can't, I panic. I even had to quit a tournament because I got so nervous in byoyomi that I felt ill and could not continue.

8.) "playing online"
Don't ask me why, most of the people I know would give playing online a 20 on the 10-1 nervousness scale, but I am different here. I am still working on finding out why a on-screen board on an internet playing server has this effect on me.

7.) "playing rengo"
The tournament I mentioned under nr 9, the one I quit -- it was a rengo tournament. Rengo is nerve-wrecking for the weaker player, no matter how nice and not armed with any sharp objects the stronger partner is.

6.) "playing against a very strong player"
Now is there anybody who is *not* nervous in this case? I bet for a lot of people this is the candidate for nr. 1... but on my scale, bigger things will come, wait and see :D

as to the drawing itself, I am totally dissatisfied (maybe apart from the shaking chidori in the last one, that's pretty neat). I hope the next part turns out better :)
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Name_symbol mike <2011-06-05 02:05>
  not all people on kgs play fast. there was one time i was playing a guy and he took 30-50 seconds per turn. the other thing is playing online is the only way for me to play people who roughly know what they're doing. all people i play personally are people i was the one to introduce the game.
Mail_symbol Name_symbol Pearce <2011-05-28 20:54>
  I totally agree with 8.) - I have this fear because it seems like on KGS people play fast! I am really weak (18k) and I need more time to think, then people just get frustrated and leave the game. *sigh*
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