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Hey everyone! I'm Holly (or monorail, either is fine), local Ice type Mastodon admin. I run, a small instance that I think is, excuse me, cool.

I'm 26, :heart_ace:, :heart_aro:(?), a :heart_trans: girl, and white as the fallen snow.

My interests include programming, video james, and sleeping in until the afternoon. Say hi if you like, I don't bite. (60 power Dark type physical attack? No thanks!)

Typing with paws is tough, so instead of more words, have a picture!

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If you want to play Super Smash Bros. Melee online, the software to do that can be found here:

Make an account, download the launcher, and that's basically it! You'll have to do the normal emulator things (e.g. set up your controls if you aren't using an adapter that Dolphin supports out of the box) but once you do, launching the game will put you directly into an Online Play menu. Slippi Dolphin hooks into the game to handle things like your account, mmr, rollback netcode, etc. From the perspective of actually playing, it's extremely seamless.

You will need to have an iso of ssbm version 1.02. If you're looking for a link to one: How dare you! My personal copy was ripped directly from a real disc using a hacked console, which is the legal way to do it. I keep it on a file server for my own personal use, not distribution. In fact, why don't you shoot me a DM so I can scold you some more there.

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"holly how tall are you, i keep forgetting" don't worry, i took a picture of me posing next to a building i found on the internet

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"holly why do you run your own instance instead of using someone else's"

:glaceon_shiny:β€‹πŸ’¬ "well, it's a great learning experience, i think it's important to the ideals of federation that there be a wide selection of instances to choose from rather than everyone piling into a few big ones, and it's as good a hobby as anything else"

:glaceon_shiny:β€‹πŸ’­ "modifying the code for shitposts"

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who's got two thumbs and has paws


*looks back and forth at paws, distressed*

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oh yeah, another way in which i felt silly because of the toll i felt after playing video games

my respect for drummers increased so much when i got into rock band for a while. like i know that playing rock band drums isn't really very much like playing real drums, but: you're still moving your arms around to hit stuff, so the specific direction i came at it from like "holy shit after i play two songs i need to chug a gallon of water and sleep for a week, how do you stay conscious for a whole concert"

i will admit that i feel ridiculous stretching before i play melee. like i didn't even stretch before sports, and now i'm making a big production out of a video game? like this is the thing that takes a toll on my body?

so yeah i feel silly but you know what i don't feel? pain

i've always preferred fruits to vegetables and now as i get older even the vegetables i did like taste worse to me

usually if i'm rendering out a clip from a slippi replay instead of just capturing it in the moment with OBS, i use the widescreen hack, but in this one it would have ruined the suspense

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it's been a few days since i took the spring out of the left trigger on my gcn controller and the verdict so far is: i still don't go for powershields and i still tech with R out of habit but it doesn't hurt i guess

why are you as a man letting ice climbers grab you

in fact one of them i was at 0% to their 68% going into the final stock and tbh i still don't know what happened, i'll have to watch it back. it was so much so fast

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both my losses in the melee tournament today were to the same player, and both were extremely close game 5s

(luigi is missing the last hitbox on his dash attack so even if it hits you you can usually do something back because it ends early)

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there is genuinely one thing i learned from an asumsaus melee video that has been practical to know but it has to do with fighting luigi so it's not that practical

i have had it confirmed for me that the reason people talked about morbius so much isn't that it's good

@aescling on average, adding a character to a fighting game makes that game better, until you reach some point where you have too many and adding more, on average, makes the game worse

and the problem is that lots of p eople would say that point is at 30 or 40 when i think it's at like 8

i know kirby is one of the worst characters in melee but that doesn't mean i know how to beat kirby

i don't know if that's true but either way i don't hurt my wrists now

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i don't do my stretches for as long as the physical therapist i saw recommend you do them, but i saw another physical therapist say "any stretch you do for longer than 20 seconds is a waste of time, after 20 seconds you get no additional benefit"

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A general fediverse instance for people who generally like pokemon at least a little bit. Newly registered users must be manually approved due to an increasing number of spam bots; if you look like a person, your account will be approved as soon as possible.