ITT, we talk about playing Tetris with our sticks. That's not what she said. So last night, I 4-wayed my FSTE and gave it another go. I seem to firm drop faster on it than on a keyboard, but some of the techniques I've adapted on a keyboard (such as initial firm drop followed by rotating and this hard-to-describe technique involving rotating whilst shifting sideways) don't translate so well to stick (yet). I can reach level 245-ish in Death on a stick, vs. my record of 335-ish on a keyboard. Shirase feels slower on a stick for some reason, though I still have my share of double locks. Special Ti / Grade Mania 3 is where my inexperience with a stick really shows. I can go fast enough to avoid REGRET!!s, but can't get a single COOL!! to save my life. My grade after a session of STi was 2. I was contemplating keeping my stick in 4-way for the whole winter break, but with the upcoming arrival of my copy of Mushihime-sama Futari, it looks like that may not be the case, especially since all of my other 360 controllers blow for 8-way input. Regardless, I have given this stick-using side of me a separate alias: TGM-R (as opposed to TGM-REI).