International Yomi League
Dreadlands Division, Week 2
Mystic Deadman vs. @Ms.Stress
MD 3-0 Ms. Stress
So, unlike my match with @Caralad, I decided to do a little scouting before our match and I learned that Ms. Stress apparently likes playing Troq.
Great, 2 Troqs to start my season. /wrist
Anyway, the only strong counter to the bull I have is Onimaru, so I decided that today, Gwen was going to be preserving her health on the sidelines while Onimaru got things rolling. Come Game 1 of our set, and Ms. Stress decides to throw a Smoke Bomb into my eyesl
Game 1 almost came off as Ms. Stress having some trouble getting her hands the way she wanted them. Not a whole lot of the combats she won resulted in hand dumps, which helped me a lot. Toward the lategame, though, she started getting some Speed of the Bag loops going. Her last one resulted in her putting QQ2 into her hand, which came off as interesting to me. Dodging a Q into K+ for lethal sealed the deal.
Game 2, and here comes the bulls---. (Obligatory Troq is a bull pun) So, here's a question. What happens if two big, beefy beings are thrown into a ring to fight one another? Why, they trade haymaker after haymaker of course, and that's how Game 2 played out. I biffed her, she bapped me. I pow'd her, she kablammo'd me. Near the middle of the match, she played 2 War Stomps in one turn,and I was sure that I was about to be victimized in a game of Rykerball. Right after that turn, I scummed out by mashing DP 3 turns in a row, after which Ms. Stress said, "No, f--- you.*" and Good Move'd a throw attempt. We decided that HP is for p-----s and, as a result, our final combat came down to 3 HP vs. 3 HP. She blocked a 10 and I was like, "i have a huge sword lemme crush.**" for the win.
Game 3, and it plays out a smidge closer to how it should. Instant Ace gets a Clockwork Soldier in play on turn 1, and pressure plays allow me to cash in on it a few turns later, hitting Q vs. 5 attack. Ms. Stress is the Queen of Clutch Dodges, though, and is able to successfully backdash 4 out of 7 turns to positive effect. She brings me to 31 health, but runs into the wall that is FA spam. On a KD turn, when I was sure she would try to block me, she hits my 8 with a Good Move that knocks me down to 11. She then dodges agsin and I, certain that she had enough in hand to end the game, offer a congratulation to her. Unfortunately, it turns out that she can only throw as a follow-up, and it leaves me at 1 HP. Next turn sees her play a fast J versus my Q, and it's enough to end an incredibly tense set.
GGs, Ms. Stress. Your brother has done an excellent job of training you. Good luck to you in the remainder of the season.
*She didn't actually say this. This was added in for dramatic and comedic effect.
**I actually did say this, because I'm not a good person.