When on FICS, my favored time control is somewhere 15/5. It doesn’t turn chess completely into an action game, but still provides a reasonably fast game I can fit into my schedule.
Of course, it’s still a short time control that can still devolve into a reflex game, which was a real injustice to this match. The entire second-half of the game was filled with thoughts about how awful both of us were surely playing. My strategy was to (try to) simplify and stay ahead on the clock, which rewarded me with an unfulfilling victory when Black’s flag fell.