alex is out on assignment. i'm in a spelunky mood. let's play some spelunky for a bit. then we'll play other things. https://twitch.tv/prophet_goddess
"the point is you can do some pretty cool mathematics without having a good handle on arithmetic, and people did for a long time. and in school when they tell you you need to memorize your multiplication table and graph a parabola before you can learn real mathematics, they are *lying* to you."
honestly hearing that at a very young age had an effect on me that is completely impossible to overstate
spelunky is so fucking good. i can't wait for spelunky 2. i bought spelunky hd on launch day and was there for all the discoveries, people finding out about the city of gold and hell and king yama, people cracking the game and finding the eggplant yama files in there to suggest maybe an eggplant run is possible, the first co-op eggplant run, people finding out that you can use the ball and chain to smash open the moai head. i can't wait for more.
and that's really the big difference; brex plays cautiously like a person just trying to pull something off for the first time. kinnijup plays fast and loose like a speedrunner, and relies on the fact that he's the best in the fucking world at the game to make up for how fast he's playing. it's really impressive.
i love all the ways they've cut down on time. brex is scared to kill shopkeepers so he has to spend at least two and a half minutes on every level to get the ghost to spawn so he can turn the gems into diamonds and get enough money to buy the ankh. kinnijup handles all the shopkeepers *amazingly* so he can just steal the ankh. brex finds the key and chest to get the udjat eye to find the black market, kinnijup doesn't bother and just hopes the black market entrance will be visible behind a tile.
i remember when the brex run was first streamed and uploaded. brex was adjacent to the nlss crew (i believe that in the vod of this when he says "hey fox" he's talking to michaelalfox, aka malf, friend of northernlion and frequent nlss cohost) so i was always aware of and in awe of his incredible spelunky performance. the day this happened people went fucking nuts. the fact that there are so many people way better at spelunky than brex is astounding to me.
there was a new spelunky eggplant% (bring an eggplant to king yama, the secret final boss) world record set yesterday and i strongly recommend watching both
the new wr, 6:42.515: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGwFhqDpobM
and the very first eggplant run by bananasaurus rex, 1:16:41: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGrPeu5NWk0
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