So You Want to be a Speedrunner Progress- Day 4

Today was another day where I slowly but surely made progress. With help from Silver, I was able to get a picture that captures the long, hard, exhausting process of doing research for a speedrun. Look at how hard I’m working!

Besides that, Andrew G gave me permission to use a clip from his Super Mario Bros. run in my presentation, which is awesome. He even explained the one part that I figure people will have questions on (Because I did)–apparently, as long as Mario is moving downward, he takes precedence over an enemy, meaning you can actually stomp the middle of certain enemies (Like a Hammer Brother) if you get the timing right. Neat to know.

The other main thing I did today was to make a list of everything I could think of that could possibly go wrong with the presentation. This isn’t to make myself nervous or psyche myself out of going through with the panel–quite the opposite in fact. If I can think of anything and everything (Well, almost everything) that can go wrong, I can be prepared for it and have a Plan B. The way I see it, while stuff going wrong is obviously bad, if I can show I’m prepared to roll with whatever, that’ll leave a positive impression on anyone watching it.

Tomorrow will start the process of taking the portions of some of the speedruns I want to use in the presentation. Besides the two I mentioned, I want to use a part of my glitchy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run (Scroll down to January 3rd), and probably one or two more runs that I can fit into the themes if possible.

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