I just called Mad Moose to order pizza because I’m sick and if I want a vanilla slice pizza or a pear and blue-cheese pizza legit the best time to splash out for them is when I’m feeling miserable and the last thing I want to do is cook.
And the guy was a real gem, really bright and friendly and just what I needed when I was feeling shit and suddenly he goes ‘Oh is this you Ryo?’ and I was just like wtf because I really do not call them that often what the actual hell.
It was only when he rattled off my address that I realised they had my phone number on file and probably kept everyone’s profiles but whoa it threw me for a loop. I’m kinda sad cute-pizza-dude didn’t actually know me personally, the disembodied voice sounded like someone I could totally hang with.
The ‘recommended blogs to follow’ posts are getting to astronomical levels of annoying. I keep getting SNK askblogs on my dash (I never reblog any SNK??) and other posts from blogs I never would have looked at and it’s not like they come up once, it’s like over a week I see the same posts like two or three times. It’s gotten to the point I am hitting the Ignore button on these people just because their posts keep showing on my dash for no reason and I’m tired of seeing the same posts over and over from blogs I don’t follow??
Tumblr what are you DOING if I ignored the post once when it showed up on my dash, showing it to me five more times isn’t going to change my mind.
Since few people outside their tiny country speak Dutch, people from Holland MUST learn other languages to communicate globally.
2. TV programs with subtitles are learning tools.
Through American exports like Sesame Street, Star Trek, Baywatch, Magnum P.I., Married with Children, and Dr. Phil, 90% of Dutch people learn English by their teens. Most add a few other languages (excluding German) in high school and beyond.
3. A trusty two-wheeler is de rigueur for daily transport.
No fancy clothes, helmet, or expensive fuel needed. Snap on a chain guard, hop on in business attire, stiletto heels, or that sexy salsa outfit, and ride off with pride, briefcase, lunchbox, kids (also helmet-less), and that all-important cell phone in tow.
4. Public transportation is not a sign of ‘lower class’.
Use the train for inter-city travel, leaving the driving to others while you sleep, read the newspaper, catch up on work, or just think while the countryside rolls by.
5. One or two weeks of vacation a year is insane.
In Holland, four weeks a year is normal.
So I just got a request for help to clean scans of the JJBA bluray covers for use in the new torrents that are going to be put out, via a private message on the JJBA forums, which I would never have seen if it didn’t notify me by email.
Well, it sounds neat, right?
Except the whole message was worded in such a way that it just left me feeling… I dunno. ‘Oh hey we remembered you exist because we need your skills for something’.
I left the forums years ago in favour of privately enjoying my favourite series and I really had no intention of getting involved in the main projects anymore—I had fun working as a scanlator on Steel Ball Run and I think if certain people asked me to keep helping with Golden Wind the way I have in the past I’d probably do it because I find it fun.
I love JJBA and I love a lot of the people I met through it but there’s also a ton of super flakey people and a long trail of hollow assurances and broken promises that have left me a little sore and reluctant to help anyone anymore.
I downloaded the scans pack I was sent to have a look, reread the message (which already included instructions about what I should be doing IF I were to decide to take this on and that’s one of the things that made me feel gross, they didn’t even wait for an answer to throw the work at me) and I just sat there for a long minute.
I love cleaning scans and I love JJBA but I don’t love the way I’m feeling right this second.
Ohhh man I forgot to post these.
Couple weeks back I bought this new game called Mice & Mystics, it’s a fantasy/adventure boardgame/tabletop game. The miniatures for it are SO CUTE.
Because we literally opened the box for the first time at this session, we struggled to learn the rules for the first little while and our first game was a bit of a disaster but the second game was a lot more successful and I predict I’m really going to have fun with this!!