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February 11th, 2022

Aren't I good for sequencing my own BGM for my explanation video?

[Retweeting mahjong video] I want people who gave up because of complicated rules and too much unique terminology to see this...

You might not believe it, huh?
A Monster Hunter speedrunner who started as Vocaloid producer

Maybe I'll make a song like that to try and get sponsors...

From now on, I'll say "pride, power" whenever I look in the mirror...

Reality isn't such that people would simply praise the efforts of people they dislike that much, but it's relieving to at least see such a world in fiction...

I only just saw Cool Runnings, but it made me cry a bunch, it's a masterpiece.

They say "let's meet again in 4 years," but your country wasn't there 4 years later... :crying:

Cool Runnings is such a good movie.

Pride... Power... :crying:

Anybody watching Cool Runnings? Guess not...

Pride! Power!!

You can't laugh at somebody's dreams.

I like this movie already.

It's Cool Runnings time!!!!

Me: "Can I break this up?"
Friend: "That's a seat wind, so you might not wanna break it up."
Me: "What's that?"
Friend: "You've got a wind, right?"
Me: "What's a wind..."
I've had experiences like this, so I want mahjong explained to me this casually.

Isn't it amazing to be able to learn the rules to mahjong in the time it takes to listen to Alice in Musicland?

I made a video so even people who've never played mahjong can understand the rules in 10 minutes. #Mahjong #TesrosetTransmission
[For Ultra-Beginners] Universe's Easiest-To-Understand Mahjong Rule Explanation

Hello, welcome. This is an attempt to explain mahjong in a way even people who know absolutely nothing about it can understand. Let's take a look.

First of all, mahjong uses mahjong tiles. These mahjong tiles are like the cards in a card game. Also, there are four players. These players start the game having 13 tiles each.

Next, a player takes a tile from the "Tiles Free For The Taking Corner," and after thoroughly considering the ones they have on hand, discards one tile into the "Unwanted Tile Discard Corner" where everyone can see it.

Play continues in a counter-clockwise direction, with players continuously changing out their tiles, and the first person to create a neat arrangement of tiles wins.

As I said, mahjong tiles are like cards. And there are tiles that, like cards, have a suit akin to hearts or spades and a number, but there are also tiles that aren't like that with characters written on them.

Regarding the ones that have card-like suits, there are three suits in mahjong. They're called manzu, pinzu, and sozu, but whether you remember the names or not, you're fine if you can just recognize the suits. Each of these numbered suits goes from 1 to 9, and there are four copies of each tile.

Mahjong is a game about combining these guys skillfully to make kinda nice-looking patterns, and whoever is able to make those combinations in the form "three, three, three, three, two" basically wins. These combinations of three tiles are called "mentsu." And the combination of two tiles is called a "jantou."

A mentsu can be formed either with a "run," like 1-2-3 or 5-6-7 in the same suit, or with "three of a kind" like 4-4-4 or 6-6-6 in the same suit. On the other hand, jantou can only be formed with "two of a kind," like 8-8 or 7-7; "runs" like 1-2 or 5-6 won't work.

For example, say we have a hand like this. (Manzu 1-2-3, manzu 3-4-5, pinzu 1-1-1, sozu 7-8-9, chun-chun) From left to right, it makes a run, a run, three of a kind, a run, and two of a kind. If you make something that looks like this, that's agari (victory). Thus, the objective is for players to aim for this formation as they repeatedly take and discard tiles.

With that in mind, suppose that the moment you discard an unwanted tile where everyone can see, one of the other players says this. "Ahh, if I had that tile you just discarded, I could make a mentsu. I'll take that tile." What does that mean? Basically, there's a system where if a player could use a tile someone discards to create a mentsu with their tiles, they can declare "I'll take that tile."

The "I'll take that tile" system has two versions: either "I'll take that tile to make a three-of-a-kind mentsu," or "I'll take that tile to make a run mentsu." Declaring "I'll take that tile to make a three-of-a-kind mentsu" is called "pong." Furthermore, declaring "I'll take that tile to make a run mentsu" is called "chi."

Statistically, it's harder to make three-of-a-kind than it is to make a run, so while pong allows you to take a tile from anyone, chi only lets you take from the person to your left. Regardless, these moves that let you take tiles from others to create mentsu are quite powerful, so there are penalties of sorts for using them.

One of them is that you must reveal to everyone "this is the mentsu I completed by taking this tile!" Doing this gives the other players hints about what sorts of tiles you have; also, even if you look at your tiles and decide you want to change your mentsu combinations, you can no longer mess with or take tiles from revealed combinations.

Now, let's get back to the conditions for agari. At the start, I said that whoever assembles four mentsu and one jantou first wins, but there's actually another condition. I can already hear the people saying "you should've said that to start with!", but what you absolutely need to achieve agari are yaku.

"Yaku" refers to assembling tiles in a specific combination, much like a flush or a straight in poker. There are a variety of yaku in mahjong, and if you don't create at least one such yaku, then even if you assemble the formation for agari, you cannot call agari. (Yaku-less)

The most major and unique of these yaku is riichi. The yaku "riichi" is actually not related to combinations such as "everything in the same suit" at all, so it's a rather special case. The requirement for riichi is to never once use the "I'll take that tile" system, and arrive at a state of "I'm one tile from achieving agari" on your own power. This act of declaring to everyone "I'm one tile away from agari" is the "riichi" yaku.

If you aren't taking tiles from others, just drawing and discarding tiles all on your own, it takes considerable luck to create four mentsu and one jantou, so riichi is a sort of "achievement award" yaku. ("Good effort") In other words, the moment you use the "I'll take that tile" system even once, you forever lose access to the riichi yaku. ("See ya") So if you casually say "I'll take that tile" without considering how to create any other yaku, this can result in a tragedy where even though you completed the agari form, you can't win because you have no yaku.

There are also a few other yaku besides riichi that become impossible to achieve if you use the "I'll take that tile" system. This is why it's recommended that beginners try to avoid using the "I'll take that tile" system.

So far, we've focused entirely on the tiles with numbers, but let's introduce the tiles with characters too. First of all, there's the tiles with "north," "south," "east," and "west" on them (北南東西, in blue), then one that's kinda just all white (haku), one that says "hatsu" (發, in green), and one that says "chun" (中, in red) - for a total of seven.

The tiles with characters, unlike the tiles with numbers, have no concept of "runs," so you can only create a mentsu by assembling three of a kind. There only exist four copies of each character tile as well, making assembling three of a kind very difficult. Thus, when it comes to haku/hatsu/chun, simply having three of a kind grants you a yaku called "yakuhai," satisfying the conditions for agari. You're even allowed to use the "I'll take that tile" system to assemble them, so it's a convenient yaku.

Regarding the north/south/east/west tiles, their value changes depending on the time and place. Tiles that either match the direction written on your side of the table, or the direction given by the thing that says "east is favored" or whatever [here displayed in the center of the table], are treated as a yaku if you assemble three of them.

So then, whether by taking tiles from others or slowly assembling things on your own, suppose you get to the point of "I'm one tile away from agari." In this position, if you find that "If I took that tile you just discarded, I'd have agari! Gimme!", there's a system that lets you shout "ron!" to take that tile and achieve agari. When someone says "ron!" to achieve agari, the person who had "ron!" said to them must give points to the winner.

Suddenly, we've introduced the concept of points. The way it works is that each player starts with some points, and the first person to reach agari takes points from the other players. There are numerous matches like this, and when it's all over, the person with the most points is the overall winner.

Thus, all players must be fearful whenever they discard a tile, asking themselves who is one tile away from agari, and which tiles might lead someone to shout "ron!" - a rather stressful mindset. Even so, there are conditions for this ron agari as well: you are forbidden from taking a tile for ron that you have discarded earlier in the game.

When you discard tiles, you put them in the "Unwanted Tile Discard Corner," but each player has their own separate discard corner. This means that when someone's giving off an aura of being near agari, as long as you're discarding a tile that player has discarded before, there's no worry of them shouting "ron!" and taking it.

In this way, the player best able to observe other people's expressions and forestall them to achieve agari first wins - such is the dark game known as mahjong.

Also, the information you can gleam from the "Unwanted Tile Discard Corners" is rather important. For instance, suppose there's a tile you're after, one that would be helpful if it showed up. However, there are only four of each tile, so between the "Unwanted Tile Discard Corners" and the tiles revealed as part of the "I'll take that tile" system, once all four of the tile you want show up, you've lost any chance of coming upon that tile yourself. At that point, you must give up on the tile you wanted and change course to create different combinations, so it's quite despair-inducing if this occurs late in the game.

By the way, in card games like poker, numbers have a "strength" (i.e. a 3 is weaker than a King) resulting in things like the same hand being stronger if it uses larger numbers, but no such concept exists in mahjong's case. (1 and 9: equal) That said, there are things that are statistically easier or harder to assemble. What do I mean by that? For instance, consider what mentsu can be made using the number 5. The runs 3-4-5, 4-5-6, 5-6-7, and the three-of-a-kind 5-5-5. So you can consider it as being usable for four possible combinations.

However, if you consider the number 2, you only have 1-2-3, 2-3-4, or 2-2-2 - three possibilities. In the case of 1, there's 1-2-3 or 1-1-1 - only two. In other words, in mahjong, numbers are statistically harder to make mentsu with the closer they are to the edges (1, 2, 8, 9), while the numbers in the middle, 3 to 7, offer more opportunities. There are even yaku that, taking this statistical difference into account, involve mentsu containing 1 or 9, so deciding what yaku to pursue based on the tiles you're dealt at the start is part of the fun.

Also, deciding how to go about combining the tiles you have to make mentsu is actually rather difficult as well. For instance, say you have the tiles 6-6-6-7-8-9 in the same suit. In this case, you could make the two mentsu 6-6-6 and 7-8-9, or you could be daring and discard the 9 to go with 6-6 and 6-7-8, a jantou and a mentsu. How you should combine the tiles you draw to get closer to agari, and to increase your odds of victory - having the ability to ad-lib and flexibly rethink your combinations is rather crucial.

So, that was a simple explanation of mahjong's rules. But there are also numerous other in-depth rules like "dora," tiles that give bonus points if you get agari with them, and "kong," which you can declare by collecting four of the same tile. So please look them up if you're interested.

This ends my explanation of mahjong for people who know absolutely nothing about it. Well then, goodbye.

The video is done, so I'm uploading it.

[Tweets Wordle 2 (the 6-letter variation) results] Played Wordle for the first time, and it turns out it's a vowel-narrowing-down game.

February 10th, 2022

I thought it might be good to buy Mario Kart, but what're you thinking, adding more games to play?

Kirby's release date is so soon, I'm feeling the pressure.

I want them to add 48 remastered monsters from past games to Monster Hunter Rise.

Nintendo: "Remastered tracks from past games are coming to Mario Kart 8!"
Me: "Ooh, maybe about 10?"
Nintendo: "A total of 48!!"
Me: "??????????????"

I feel so sorry for yesterday's me excitedly setting her alarm for before 8 AM.

Sunbreak is trending, so should I go watch the archive before I get spoiled on new info...?? Or is it because there was no new Sunbreak info...?? :smiling face:???? :thinking face:???

Did anybody make the mistake of thinking the Nintendo Direct started at 8????????? [at 8 AM - it was 7 AM Japan time]

February 9th, 2022

The laggier the monster is on Switch, the more I fall in love with the enjoyable smoothness of the PC version...

[Continuing from "making Vocaloid for 15 years"] Even though I'm still only 18...

I put my life into my fixation on piano backing.

Sounds like an interlude, don't it?
This here's the backing for the verse. #Dominowns

Amazin' to keep making Vocaloid music for 15 years.

If you tell me Miracle Paint was from 15 years ago, I'm like, oh yeah, that's about right, but if you tell me Whale Rider was 5 years ago, that one really gets me...

I set the karaokes uploaded to NicoNicommons to be usable anywhere on the internet! Go and upload yer covers to YouTube too! :microphone:

The main cause of the high barrier to entry is all the special terminology... And it's rough how you need to learn how to read the tiles to know what anyone's talking about...

Mahjong had such a high barrier to entry until I learned it, so I want my casual explanation to be useful...

Shuntsu who? I don't know her.

I'm making a video explaining mahjong rules using hardly any mahjong terminology.

["Run / Run / Three of a kind / Run / Three of a kind
If you make something that looks like this, that's agari."]

Going from the PC version back to Switch, on top of the framerate, the lag is so rough.

If you ruin your body once, it'll follow you for life... Don't end up like me...

I'm good at spontaneous effort, but bad at long-term effort, so something like a disease that makes me have to re-examine my daily lifestyle is really painful...

tong poo :red dragon tile: #Dominowns

Considering there might be Sunbreak news, I've gotta watch the Nintendo Direct live, huh, oh nooo (delighted)

February 8th, 2022

I wanna play OoT, it's been so long...

You can kinda generally say this about any game or form of play, but it's something you do for the value it has for you.

Being able to hunt Valstrax in 3 minutes may not mean anything to most people, but it has meaning to me.

I, too, want to be good not just at Monster Hunter, but at composing.

Uno-san's super strong at Smash, yet great at skating too, it's amazing.

February 7th, 2022

I've never gotten the All Green yaku, but I like the concept, so I want to aim for it someday.

I have been taught, like it or not.

Yet another new work...
["Don't forget to pay taxes within 2 days!
Hello, are you well?
It's not pleasant to start a conversation with a bad topic, but it can't be helped.
A few months ago, I obtained the access rights to the device you use to read the internet.
Ever since, I have followed all your internet activity.
While collecting your information, I have been taught, like it or not, that you are a big fan of websites dealing in adult content.
You seem to like visiting porno sites, comforting yourself while looking at obscene videos."]

Truly, if I gain any more chronic diseases, I can't live... It's starting to feel like Diablos invading while I'm fighting Narga and Tigrex in the arena.

In my thirties, praying at a shrine solely for good health.

I thought of myself as a department store of disease, but it turns out I was a general trading company.

Beer is without sin. It's always humans who sin.

[Makes a post on Fanbox titled "[Diary] About a Bad Time I Had" with the photo of the Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi as a thumbnail]

On my way to becoming a woman who's experienced all the world's suffering.

February 6th, 2022

The only cure for the loss of having finished up to Ace Attorney 3 is other people's first playthroughs of Ace Attorney...

Water made with rice sure is delicious...

I was dejected from losing so much at mahjong, but drinking delicious sake makes it all stop mattering, and in fact even if I get my butt kicked at mahjong I'm drinking delicious sake, so it's basically like I win?????

Spirytus is probably Alatreon or Fatalis.

Why say it in Monster Hunter terms?

My favorite sake might be around 10%~20% alcohol content, or in Monster Hunter terms, around the same rank as Narga or Zinogre...

I'd drifted away from Japanese sake for a long while, but it's really made a comeback for me these past few years.

The doctor told me I should drink as much water as I can, so I bought water.

["Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi" ends with the kanji for "water."]

Including yer weak side's real humanlike, ain't it?

I'll show you the real me, so take a look and start likin' it.

I laugh my butt off when these say things that are extremely the opposite of me, like "kind and gentle and able to give careful consideration," or "you don't want to be disliked by the people you like, so you act how they want."

Doesn't want to show weakness (broadcasting my weakness to the whole world)

[Quiz result] Your animal is "monkey with ambition"! #AnimalDivination
- Dislikes stuffiness
- A very hard worker
- Doesn't want to show weakness

Monkey With Ambition (Rajang)

February 5th, 2022

I thought I'd make an explainer video for mahjong beginners, but based on the size of the script it looks like it's going to be more than 10 minutes.

Whenever you're thinking "no one understands me," recall that you also don't understand anyone.

When asked what monsters I liked in Monster Hunter, I replied "I like this monster because it's fun reacting like this to this motion they do," and they were like "I meant their designs and stuff..."
...and I realized that I had become a "monster" unable to achieve understanding with others.

Is everybody playing Monster Hunter? No?
I see...

February 4th, 2022

No dice on tailsmans today either.

At first I thought I could never reach the point of doing elder dragons in 5 minutes, but I'm glad I kept going.

I like games, and I like being able to feel my growth the more I play...

Reached a stopping point on composition for now, so I'll do a bit of talisman hunting...

How do you make lyrics?

Today's one of those days where I just can't find the tension as much as I keep arranging...

Valstrax's music is among my favorites in Monster Hunter.

Valstrax. #MonsterHunterRise #Dominowns

Mahjong's rules are so complex I can't remember them all, and the explanations of yaku are so full of special terminology I don't get them at all, so I'm like, wasn't it super hard for everyone to learn this stuff?

Trying to do mahjong and Monster Hunter and work and cooking and treatments and the room and Y-shirts and I and the cursed princess and Guri and Gura and a bell and a bird and me all at once, there could never be enough time. [Referencing song "The Room, the Y-Shirts, and I," the Japanese subtitle of Dragon Quest VIII, a children's book series, and poem "A Bell, A Bird, and Me."]

Yakuman feels like Teostra's Supernova or Magnamalo's Hellfire Divebomb, in that you normally defeat them before you see the move, so you need to win swiftly before you get hit with a yakuman.

Yakuman is such a powerful move.

February 3rd, 2022

[Retweets the Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage English Twitter about Rainbow Stories being added] Wow English Muzukashi [difficult]

February 2nd, 2022

If I erase my memory, do I have to confront Jean Armstrong again...?

The loss from having finished Ace Attorney 3 is intense, so I wanna erase my memory and play it again...

Mr. Trite...

:coffee cup: #AceAttorney #Dominowns

Medical expenses are harsh... Thanks, insurance...

No stamina to make music...

People who say "there's something wrong with their personality" have something wrong with their personality. (recursive)

Even if your eyes were 10,000 volts, if my heart is 0 amperes, nothing will come of it.

February 1st, 2022

For my mahjong stream, since I've strugged with it as a beginner, I want to put together a super-understandable rule explainer for people who know absolutely nothing.

I'm getting a little familiar with it, so I'll prepare for my mahjong stream... :red dragon tile:

Is mahjong not a game about calling agari, but keeping others from calling agari...?

January 31st, 2022

Y'know, I'm a little interested in Poke-Monster Hunter Ar-Seltas.

If only Betelgeuse would explode, I could believe it a little more.

I can't believe that all of the stars shining in the night sky are fixed stars, so I want to go see them.

My love for Friendship is abnormal.

I want to make another song like Friendship, but I'm always like "but Friendship already exists.........."

Is there a comic out there of Prosecutor Godot mixing up white and red dragon and calling kong...?

Prosecutor Godot: "Kong!! :white tile: :red dragon tile: :white tile: :red dragon tile:"

Almudron was super scary.

Godot is my fave..........

I've had fun slowly making my way through Ace Attorney 1/2/3, and now they're over...

Composition and longsword are kind of the same in the sense that it's hard to tell what you're good at until you actually try it, huh...

I might be happier being told I'm good at Monster Hunter than being told I'm good at composing, uh oh.

January 30th, 2022

Miracle Paint is not a theme song for hunting Rajang.

While listening to WonderShow Miracle Paint, I had to desperately fight against having hallucinations of Rajang.

I watched Sekai Live on-site! :folded hands: :folded hands: :folded hands: It was fuuuuun! Got to see WonderShow Miracle Paint... :smile: :smile: :smile: #SekaiLive

January 29th, 2022

Went on a talisman marathon, but it was to absolutely no avail.

I can lament after I've played another 2000 hours of Monster Hunter.

There's things I find myself nearly saying to people too, so I want to be careful, and I'm sure there are people who don't get happy having their efforts praised, so I can't say it unconditionally... so considering that, it's no more than a tweet about my feelings. I'm a puny creature with a power level of 5.

I haven't ever had this said to me or anything, but I think the thing that irritates me most might be when effort is boiled down to the word "genius"!!!! (declaration of intent)

January 28th, 2022

Thanks to my slow growth, I can still enjoy feeling a sense of growth in a game I've played for 10 months.

I wonder just how much alchemy I did to amass the talismans I'm now using over on Switch...

January 27th, 2022

I can't start doing time attacks until I get talismans, so I'm hunting monsters meanderingly to get talismans.

Since getting used to the PC version, playing Monster Hunter on Switch feels so choppy...

Great things about Monster Hunter Rise on PC:
- Super-high-quality graphics
- High framerate
- Blazing fast loads

Bad things about Monster Hunter Rise on PC:
- Almudron

Life is exhausting because not doing anything isn't 0, it's negative.

January 26th, 2022

60-FPS Teostra just feels so good I can't help it...

Lately, I've only been out to the hospital and mahjong and Kamura Village.

I'm a Vocaloid producer who can beat Rajang in 2 minutes and 52 seconds. I'm waiting for work. (?)

Capcom, hello.

Yesterday the topic of people who keep separate work accounts and game accounts came up, but I have an account where games are my work.

January 25th, 2022

Honestly, find a monster I can't beat faster than Miracle Paint.

[Retweeting] Here's my new video I uploaded yesterday, thanks in advance.

January 24th, 2022

Now do "OSTER project who can beat Magnamalo faster than Love Ward."

I imagine I'm the first human in history to write "Evil Afoot" with this font and colors.

[New Video]
[MH Rise] OSTER project Who Can Beat Rajang Faster Than Miracle Paint / Evil Afoot Rajang Longsword in 2'52" #TesrosetTransmission
[Also note the Twitter video thumbnail, with Miracle Paint Miku holding a sword and "Evil Afoot Longsword" in rainbow text.]

My next game stream: [Poll]
- Mahjong [33.3%]
- Banjo [17.4%]
- OoT [21.2%]
- Star Fox 64 [28.1%]

In this past year, I've fully remembered how much I liked games.

January 23rd, 2022

I'm continuing Ace Attorney 3, but the lady who looks like Almudron is so scary I cried.

Stream's done! Was able to beat up to Teostra!

Anpanman, it's a new stream!
[Monster Hunter Rise] Those Ancient Dragons'll Be History 2 [Musical Vtuber Tesro & Roset]

I'll continue in a separate stream...

My DAW died mid-stream...

It's sudden, but I'm continuing the PC version of Rise now.
[Monster Hunter Rise] Those Ancient Dragons'll Be History [Musical Vtuber Tesro & Roset]

How about Pokemon Legends Ar-Seltas?

I now understand how people feel when they say it's painful when you want to [cry] but can't. I'm glad I started playing mahjong. ["Naku" is both "cry" and "make a sound," and in mahjong, the latter means claiming a discarded tile]

Feels like I've finally escaped rock bottom, health-wise.