(Warning: Very image heavy! 223 images + 5~ gifs! Load at your own mercy; Bandwidth heavy.)
August was a very special month for in VRchat because of the very special moments contained within. August 1st, 2019 I attended a special wedding (my first one) in VRchat relating to Cowbouy & Kitty, both awesome people. Cowbouy I knew from VRC thanks to my other friend Hunt who interacted with him. We met at a Gmod version of the hub of Tower Unite in VRC, hung out a few times, and even had him & his buddy Delta try to find me in a world when feeling down (tired). Nice fun time to be had. August was also spent me constantly repairing my Nvidia drivers because the Oculus application simply refuses to remember the driver update. Because of that ‘hotfix’ I was able to play VRchat any time I wanted (except for one Friday) while having to stay on as long as possible to make it all worthwhile during the night I repaired the drivers on. Once I reboot the computer it would simply undo the changes.
I had tons of fun with both my VRchat buddies & solo. Nice fun was to be had, thus the 223 images & 5~ Gifs taken. I tried my best to keep it to a reasonable number, thus regrettibly skipping a few images here and there. I felt 223 images were worthwhile (must share) images for sharing.
Starting off August with a bang by being specially invited to attend Cowbouy’s wedding with Kitty. Noticed a few familiar faces (Ikrium), among others. Cool stuff. I stayed in desktop mode because of how my VR was acting up, because of what type of gathering this was, and didn’t want to needlessly lag out.
My first VRchat related wedding which was awesome to experience. I saw highlights from Nagzz21’s wedding, saw images from other people. Never partook in one, until recently. Thanks for giving me this opportunity for seeing one in VRchat. Even in a game level it’s hard meeting people on the same (or similar) wavelength, thus this still holds weight in various ways.
I wish you both the best! Congratulations, and may you both continue to have a great time.
Stuck around a bit for the after-party which was awesome. Thanks for inviting me to your wedding, means a lot.
August 1st – Regular Chill – Hanging with Delta & Maiya (Post-Wedding):
I also purposely left the ‘Stop’ because Maiya keeps saying “stop” prompting me to then say “real stop, or fake stop” in jest. It’s annoying, yes. I however mean it in good fun 🙂
During this session, as the session ended, a few things occurred which ended up souring my play session. One of them dealt with my Oculus Rift’s ear piece simply falling off causing me to be deaf on that end. The right side is still normal, though I screwed it off to allow for headphones. The left earpiece simply let loose like a loose tooth… Suddenly and in that ‘surreal’ manner in how unexpected a loose tooth ends up surprising you.
The second one may simply be my anxiety kicking in (as per usual), though feel there be an odd “disconnect” between two people. I tried talking to one person looking for another person to find they had no interest what-so-ever in hanging out with me. I could have said something, sure… Though that’s just a passing though now. It’s water under the bridge, noting it for blogging purposes.
It’s just a note to simply speak up while you can.
August 6th – Helping Hawk A.K.A Floofy with Oculus Quest:
Was in desktop mode the whole time here because my Oculus was acting up annoyingly. With how much trouble I’ve been having with my Oculus Rift I’ve been honestly seriously considering purchasing the Oculus Quest to use during humid summer periods. I haven’t yet because it’s simply too “awkward” of an gadget to obtain. You can’t take VR images the way you can on other VR headsets, and it’s just…. Limiting. I’ve also been trying to save up for other plans and projects. When I pay $500 Canadian for a headset I honestly expect it to work….. Frustrations lead you to consider various options to mend any issues you have in front of you.
Even so, I still needed to help Hawk test out his Oculus Quest because friends always need to be helped, and general curiousity. Needed to both feel and experience the way. Glad I did because I was able to talk to Hawk again after so long & their relatives. Seeing their relative being gitty, happy, and hyped up in excitement while being curious in visiting worlds was an awesome experience. It’s always nice seeing people having genuine interests in things in front of them. That innocence of wanting to explore is what I love & seek out of people because it means they’re genuinely having fun. I love seeing that innocence in wanting to explore VRchat. I thrive on it because that’s what makes VRchat awesome.
I enjoy someone being curious in an hyped up manner than hearing crude VRchat jokes. That’s just me though.
August 08 – Desktop Mode Curiousity | Desiring VR Sessions:
Bothered I couldn’t play in VR mode I simply jumped into desktop mode to idle in worlds to listen to their worlds. I hid in private worlds as to not get walked in on, something which may be ironic for what you real further below. I urged my buddies not to join me because I wasn’t doing anything special by just listening to music and bookmarking worlds for later. Why interact with me if I’m not going to interact back. I simply wanted the awesome VRC taste. I guess you could say I’m addicted.
August 11, 2019 – Desktop Mode Curiousities:
Felt the desire to hop onto VRC again thanks to my buddies streaming VRC on Discord general voice channel. We’ve been using a third party link while waiting for Discord to officially apply the video mode to our small Discord group for use. I was able to see what they were streaming giving me that itch to hop on, thus I hopped in. Still reclusive, yet still highly curious that I just had to go exploring.
August 16 – VR Mode Activate!:
I figured out I could simply repair the drivers to allow me to play on VR & VRC. It’s such a stupid thing to do, and there may be genuine errors with my USB. I’m honestly ignorant when it comes to repairing anything VR related, though getting wiser with each mending and troubleshooting phase. Had fun revisiting worlds from my desktop mode sessions in VR once able to go into VR.
I was honestly sad to even see ‘Waiting’ removed from the world list. I honestly wanted to revisit that world.
When I was in desktop mode visiting this world a few days back (August 11th’s session) I honestly assumed it was going to be a horror map because of the lighting. It was dark, I heard weird noises to eventually find out they were fireworks. I was genuinely spooked which then shifted to heavy nostalgia and emotions. I (not joke) honestly was about to cry from all the recollections of how hard hitting KyoAni’s animes are with Clannad, Little Busters, and even Air. Revisiting this in VR I was able to see much more.
I also played ‘Spice and Wolf VR’ that night, something I’m still preparing to blog about for when the time is right. A lot of fun was had, and I loved it. Both VRC & Spice and Wolf VR side. Excellent stuff.
August 17 – VR Images Reshoot & Further Exploration:
After finding out I could simply ‘hotfix’ the issue I kept repairing the Nvidia driver every chance I could managing to allow me to play VRC when desired. I also had to omit some images here (posted in my Discord group) to make this blog easier to share; More sharable. I had lots of fun exploring worlds, seeking out main worlds, and even new worlds. My buddy, Delta, went ‘Mad Scientist’ mode.
August 18 – Puzzled & Exploring VR:
Was awesome hanging out with my buddies in VRchat. Started off with Maiya, then Delta, then Hunt. Eventually gained a new buddy to have fun with, thus we had fun. First we simply hunt out, then we tried to tackle a puzzle map. It was awesome, still wanting to beat it. Many fun memories were made.
Had to have my usual 1 hour extra to see what’s up. Glad I did, caught a cute character at the Aoto Train.
Everybody went to snooze so I went exploring for the final hour until the clock turned to 3 am. Visited a few more worlds checking anything out I may have possibly missed.
August 19 – Exhausted VR & Floofy Session:
Was feeling highly exhausted and somewhat reclusive that I tried hiding away. Tried hiding to only be found right away by a snoopy Maiya. Delta joined in soon after. Not saying its a bad thing, just when you’re tired you react differently. Still fun how we went about seeking some avatars, world hopping, and to have fun with a horror map.
Floofy moth~ Floof!~
I didn’t say that much for how exhausted I was. I also didn’t want to intrude. I did say a few things here and there because ‘Elevator VR’ world crashed us when we tried venturing. That’s all I mentioned until I started climbing trees, shrines, and etc. I felt more of a mute.
August 22 – VR Solo Exploration:
Was oddly quiet on August 22nd partially forcing me to go solo. The friend’s list was a bit scuffed, or so I believe. Took forever to see updated statuses on the Social list menu. Still had fun noting things regardless. Nice worlds to visit spending my time looking at every inch of a world. I also went back to check out Maho_Room worlds to see what other KanColle themed worlds are out there.
I was honestly depressed because I was genuinely ready to hang with people with the social list showing fewer people than usual. My buddies couldn’t join me with how slow it updated. I also simply felt reclusive to join them (my loss), thus the whole solo thing. I felt demotivated and lurky.
Hopefully not creepy. I spent a lengthy while just eavesdropping on two people in the Nier Automata Flower map just listening to their various stories about their fetishes of tentacles (woman), how one has done commissions while planning to have a phone device to cycle through emotions on an avatar (script broken; male), how they went through military to play Call of Duty to ease their military pains post-service (male). It just kept going on keeping me curious.
From their reaction it appears they didn’t mind I was lurking, and I’m sure they were aware of me. I kept jumping around, lurking on the top of the tent, and everything. They continued on about how one of them (the woman) enjoyed doing ERP once while role-playing in paragraphs causing people to be frustrated with her. The guy replied saying how he always posts in paragraphs on Facebook, something people disliked. I, myself, get the same amount of flack for writing up wall of texts gaining various annoyed reactions. They both think in paragraphs, and they seemed perfect for one another. They seemed to match, even though they were both married, engaged, & etc. They would have been perfect for one another because of how well they talked for a very lengthy while in VRC. They seem highly compatible and open to various ideas with one another.
August 26 – VR Hanging with Hunt & Solo Exploring Worlds:
Just wanted to do something in VRchat, thus I hopped on. Was curious so I wanted to see a few things. Hunt joined me in the foxy shrine world, we went to a tropical villa, then parted ways for me to go solo in VRchat.
August 26 (27) – VRC Hiccups & Solo Exploration:
Wanted to have fun and explore, thus doing so. Amusingly started off with a COD map to see what it’s like. It’s neat. It’s looking to add in a training range. Ventured my way into a vintage library world with avatars gaining some VRC related technical difficulties. Kept booting me out, refused to load avatars, and such. It was testing my patience, frustrating me. Either way, I tried to make the most of it.
Stayed on long enough to capture & witness some various amusing and noteworthy experiences.
Daddy Leo was awesome taking shots while quoting Skyrim quotes in his deep voice. It was a nice radio voice close to sounding Russian, just without the Russian accent, if that makes sense. Probably doesn’t. Even so, had fun lurking listening to his quotes of ‘Arrow to the Knee’ in that deep radio voice. Spent my time jumping up onto the tent to find a Japanese fellow following me up causing some awkward language barriers.
I was apparently mistaken for a ‘Half-gin’ (Half foreigner) of Canadian-Japanese, or whichever. I can understand Japanese IF you keep it to basic Japanese. Once you start getting all formal and complex I’m completely lost.
Daddy Leo overheard us by speaking Japanese to which he laughed. What made him really laugh was when I went went ‘Hippity Hoppity’, I responded, and he went full on “Hippity Hoppity, Ribbity Robbity” (or similar) causing both of us to briefly die laughing. That amusing 5 second laughter before moving on. Great times.
August 28/29 – VR Solo Exploring & Random Amusements:
Felt like exploring VRchat again, thus I done so. Was expecting to hang out with friends, nothing happened. I probably world hopped too quickly, or lacking interest, or something. Whatever it was, I still had fun exploring worlds, visiting ones I’ve seen on Twitter, and just making note of many things. Love the City of Light world heh.
I visited a villa after the Train VR world and before this ‘X’ shaped avatar world nearly falling asleep. I kept passing out to only be woken up by the sound of a deep piano key causing me to jump in my chair, shutter away, or simply gradually regain my consciousness/awareness of the physical & VR world. You hear the sound first to gradually gain your vision to grasp where you’re at.
Sleeping in VR is an interesting experience, even if passing out briefly. Again, fairly exhausted and the chill music calming your nerves to the point of being able to sleep in VR. VRchat is awesome because of how it allows you to unwind, thus why I share 223+ images while spamming about it constantly whether people love it or not. I love the game. I want to share my fun.
August 29 – VR Poofy Fluff Ball | Neko Robo 404:
Once again jumping onto VRchat to have some fun to have Maiya join me. Started earlier than usual because I had free time and also playing earlier because of my work shift next day. Delta joined in shortly after, then hung out with Delta’s buddy before going solo. Once again waited in solo mode to see if any other friends would join me. None have. A shame, because I also had to go sleep earlier for an early morning work ship the next morning. I could only hang around only for so long. Either way, I saw lovely worlds once again keeping me entertained long enough that I could have easily overshot my cut-off time for the session heh.
Funny thing is we’re all anti-social in some way. We’re human so we need to talk, though we have different ways to doing that. Maiya prefers one-on-ones, as do I. Prefer were everybody gets equal platform, not other people gaining the spotlight and myself getting neglected. Goes for everybody.
Nagzz21 told to me to talk to people because we’re anti-social in some way. I noted that, trying to also note that I know we’re all anti-social because of the friends I befriended. I’m anti-social (reclusive) at times. Problem for me is of how I now have a new stupid issue of my audio cutting out preventing me from hearing things for a good 5 seconds forcing me to be a mute. Those 5 seconds are an eternity in VRchat. When someone is talking to you personally you need every second possible. I WOULD talk to people if I stopped having stupid issues on my end. I would be vocal, and I have found myself to be more vocal in real world situations with special thanks to VRchat.
I’ve found Maiya to be shy, though when around familiar individuals Maiya can be quite outgoing. Same with me, same with Delta, and other people. You simply need common ground to be able to converse.
Titanfall as an awkward place in my heart. I haven’t played the game, I however am familiar with it by having a weird connection with it by being lightly exposed to it. A Dutch person whom I had a falling out with made a fan story having his Titan called Akagi, mind being Canadian named ‘Vara’ (or similar) going to some interesting situations. The way he went on about it was interesting because it was personal, it had special connections to it. I was exposed to various elements thanks to him.
It honestly pains me we had a falling out over stupid trivial issues. Most likely Dutch mentalities going full SJW preventing me from talking to him (and other Dutch folks) on a more human level. Dutch people have the weirdest mentalities, though that’s neither here nor there right now. Not for this point. I simply want to talk to people on a human level, yet that’s somehow too much to ask for these days. I honestly don’t care if you’re trans, gay, lesbian, black, white, alien, Kitsune, or whomever…. Just as long as you act “human” (able to converse normally) I can treat you with equal respect. No need to aim below, aim high, or at weird angles. Simply come at me at a regular angle to converse at a human level. There was nothing intimate, nor romantic. Just net friends thing. It’s simply a lingering feeling which refuses to go away. Residual energy, or similar to that.
Two points here… 1) I love how my ex-Dutch friend made a Canadian themed AI Titan & Titan, & 2) Simply be human.
I nearly timed out for the night nearing my cut-off time. I called it a night with them to explore a few more worlds quickly before heading off.
Below image contains casual Scathach avatar I found within this session. Was decent. I however wish it didn’t contain the silly watermark above their head. Makes me desire to use the avatar less… Similar with previous Scathach avatars. Too many scuffed Scathach avatars riling me up.
I also waited awhile on each world to see if any of my buddies would join up for the 30 minutes I had left. I waited possibly because social lists takes awhile to update. Played solo for the rest of the night, though was greeting with a fancy world at the last
That was genuinely an awesome way to end my session on something I could have spent more time than I should have playing on. It constantly lead to more secrets leading more and more to be explored.
Shame I couldn’t hang with my usual friends on this one (other than Delta & Maiya), though it is what it is. In time I should hopefully be able to hang with others. Fun times 🙂
In conclusion, it’s been an overly fun August. A shame I had to jam-pack this article with so many images, though I guess it’s because of my lesser moments during the humid moments leading to a more packed August. Maybe because May, June, and July were thinnly packed it had to place itself into August to balance itself out in certain ways. I’m hoping things shall balance out for the autumn period to be far more spread out and balanced blog-wise.
If you’ve made it this far, thanks for viewing, for reading, and hope to see you in other VRchat blog postings. It’s genuinely been fun. Some down moments, though those are only natural. Hope to see you on more adventures.
Thanks for reading, and see you on more VRchat adventures! 🙂