Hey… I just wanted to make a post for all of everyone in the room. Yes, even you. That guy at the computer, or alternatively a phone?
You matter. I hope that seems clear enough to you. There are a lot of stupid motherfuckers on this planet who seek to destroy us, whether it be through psychological torture (everything’s alright… really!) or pure, unadulterated fatalism. The guy upstairs who is practically egging a nuclear war to happen deserves to be IGNORED. Seriously, it’s only going to be more likely to happen if more people say this out.
A lot of awful things have happened this year, and quite frankly, there are just going to be more and more that happen in the years ahead. But I say we keep a positive attitude through all of this (though maybe not optimism) and just take the future one shank at a time. Never shut up. Keep calling your representatives and stuff, and maybe punch a few evil henchmen in the process. I know in my heart that this universe is fucked, but it is able to be un-fucked. Basically, if you can think you’ll do it, it won’t be good if you keep complaining about it. Maybe our children (if we choose to have them) will see it all through.
And please… do practice self-care. You don’t have to be admitted to prison for nine years or so until you somehow gain an eternal sense of goodness, but please: Enough with the Twittering. Try taking breaks once in a while. Watch TV shows, talk about ’em with your friends. Do better in the world through taking up a new hobby, or maybe learn a new language. Anything, anything at all to destroy the eternal shackles of horror from an awful administration you live under.
Just… be better, okay? I see too many people who live under a cloud of black, never seeing leaves of green. But I also see others who are perfectly happy without ever mentioning politics. I know in my heart that the best society is populated with people who do the former with style and grace. And shitposts, so they can make me laugh, but enough with this!
A little check-in.
I’m still doing summer Calculus. I’ll be on campus for four days straight as part of a math studying event. It should be fun… whenever I’m not stressed, unable to focus, and subsequently reaching for my phone. But hopefully they’ll have food.
My class is over around the second week of August. We’ll be back to a full load of content by then. In the meantime, maybe glance upon the archives to see what’s good.
Now let’s try the super caffeine.
I feel like I have another rant about the anime community within me, but I just can’t shake it out. It’d be about Crunchyroll and how treating anime fans like test subjects is wrong.
They’re a business, and being a business requires you to promote what you’re selling, which, for them, includes The Ancient Magus Bride, the show they got several months in advance and which already has three episodes in the can, and they showed ’em at the convention last weekend. They seemingly promote this thing three times per week and I’m fucking sick of it already. Though I might go to the early screening of it at some type of movie theater, if I’m able to. But it’s not gonna be anywhere near as good as the movie with the anime body… swapping.
I often get tripped over Crunchyroll because they tell you how awesome these shows are and how you should watch them, but these shows aren’t always good. I feel like they’re participating in a mass psychological gaslight touch-and-feel-’em-up torture experiment where only whatever gets liked by their staff is qualified to be popular. It’s hard to explain, so I’ll just say this: They promoted that new Berserk anime at least once despite its animation being genuinely bad, reprehensible, and probably a disgrace to the source manga, so it should not be allowed to continue under any circumstances. And I’m sure CR would do the same for any awful “fanservice” show that only exists to see how far we can simulate sex on Japanese Earth television [pronounced “tele-vie-see-on”] without needing a censor bar. Check back to a few seasons ago for it.
But, instead of continuing the rant (huh… I guess I didn’t think this one through), I’ll just tell you to head on down to Crunchyroll’s news section [pronounced “sect-ee-on”] and see the largest gathering of kind-hearted anime fans in one place who love to talk about the medium. That in itself is kind of heartwarming. And who knows? You might even see something beyond comprehension that only I could have assisted with.
Okay, so here’s the deal: I’ll be on vacation for the next few days, but you won’t notice because that’s how often I make posts on here anyway.
It’ll go down at Dorney Park in Allentown, PA. Maybe show up there during the weekend and I can meet you there, but I’m not expecting any responses. It would be weird, anyway.
Keep me in your thoughts… the jealous ones, of course. But I’ll still be studying for my summer Calculus course along the way, because a good work ethic can’t be stopped. Seriously: It’s become sentient, like the original Frankenstein, with shiny blond hair and electric eyes. It’s coming right for us!
So, about this cartoon block on [adult swim]… yeah, for as much as I’ve loved watching it over a span of four years, it’s about time I don’t give anything back.
God, I’ve been feeling so much crabbier than usual lately. It was going pretty well up until the Aderall wore off… and a little before that, actually.
Even in times of despair, it’s good to know that we can all be free… to write wonderous stories of the greatest caliber. So here is my stab at it. You saw the last example under the tag, and here’s another: A level I made for a video game called VVVVVV. If you don’t own it, I encourage you to try the thing out.
Here’s a screenshot:
Thanks to the Commodore 64-inspired aesthetic, you can’t even tell if he’s moving. But in this case, he is, because otherwise would mean death.
Get it at my MediaFire.