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Re: Zen & Sports [Re: Swami]
    #3692806 - 01/28/05 09:23 AM (19 years, 4 months ago)

Next time, just back up and step on their big fake feet as you hit one over their head and off the back wall.  That should be good for a laugh.  :smile:

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Re: Zen & Sports [Re: Swami]
    #3693044 - 01/28/05 10:42 AM (19 years, 4 months ago)

"awareness of self is the biggest obstacle to success in any physical endevour" - drunken munkey t shirt


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Re: Zen & Sports [Re: Moonshoe]
    #3693394 - 01/28/05 12:22 PM (19 years, 4 months ago)

Zen & existence

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Re: Zen & Sports [Re: Jellric]
    #3693483 - 01/28/05 12:43 PM (19 years, 4 months ago)

Jellric, i liked what you said about zenning out in the videogame. 

i think about it alot :smile:  it's that zone you enter where your movements, ideas, strategies, aiming, and reflexes become connected and flow with the grace of a ballet dance.  you don't think about how far behind the lead you are, or that the other guy has a bigger gun, or that your down to 10% health -  your just always 'There' and you can see or feel what you have to do next without thinking about it.

i have pondered many hours over the psychological effects of a deathmatch.

do you play HL2 ?

we should 1on1 sometime :wink:

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Re: Zen & Sports [Re: Grav]
    #3696126 - 01/29/05 12:00 AM (19 years, 4 months ago)

do you play HL2 ?

I've only played HL2 DM a couple times. I set up a server for testing. I haven't completed single player HL2 yet (2 chapters to go!) so I'm not yet ready for that. I'd probably get stomped at this point. Right now HL 1 is like an old shoe for me- a little worn but very comfy. But I do see myself transitioning to HL gradually.

As for getting in the zone on video games..I definitely play at a high level regularly, but I can only say I was truly "in the zone" once. It was on "Joust" at Pine Tree Lanes bowling alley in their arcade room. As I continued to play the game I lost track of time and went into an extremely pleasant trancelike state of mind. The only thing that existed for me was the game..

I knew one thing for sure: I am unstoppable. I cannot be beaten. I knew that with certainty. Well that one quarter lasted for hours. On the periphery of my awareness I could sense a crowd gathering around me. As time passed imperceptibly my friends said "Let's go. It's getting late." I said "Y'all go on and come back later and pick me up." Well they returned later and I was still playing. Eventually I noticed the lights in the building starting to wink out and was told they were closing. So reluctantly I had to quit. I took the number one slot which remained as long as the machine was there at 7.4 million.

I AM what Willis was talkin' bout.

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Re: Zen & Sports [Re: Jellric]
    #3696309 - 01/29/05 01:07 AM (19 years, 4 months ago)

that happened to me with pinball once

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