Another year, another birthday to celebrate and make note of.
So, another year passes allowing me to celebrate another birthday. Its been a quiet one, though still a respectable one because certain folks still wished me birthday wishes in a low-key manner. With Twitter and social media interactions dying out you’re not getting as many interactions, less so when Twitter shadowbans you, lessens your impact, or people are simply boring in that abusive manner. It feels so much weirder, more boring, and much more of a sleep fest over in Twitter & Social-Media-Land with the whole cancel culture thing going on. Times are not what they used to be forcing people to simply move on and do new things. Break from the pattern. I’m going to assume its because Twitter wants you to be offended about everything in the world so they won’t want to wish you happy thoughts. Can’t have happy thoughts, no. Oh, the horror. 🙂 (This is my style of sense of humour)
Spent my day watching two movies, playing a few games, drinking ‘Zlaty Bazant’ (a beer), and having fun relaxing, and even haging out in VRchat. Even bought myself some asian food.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons:
Had to celebrate my birthday somehow, hence why I went into Animal Crossing to celebrate it. It marks the date, and etc. I love Scoot as a villager, my favourite villager.
Even though Animal Crossing: New Horizons has some serious flaws, it is still fairly enjoyable. When I was forced to move back in July 2020 I played a little then dropped out. I was both afraid and distracted with life obligations to really do anything. I desired to play, yet couldn’t really find any real opening because it found itself being the least of my worries. My VRChat friends refused to play it because of similar reasonings of life, loss of interest, and that added bonus of it feeling like a grindy mobile game. Its not aimed at adults (may be obvious) who are done work after 6-9 pm range.
I’m trying to get back into it all with the pumpkin patch, among other new features. Sadly, we still don’t have Brewster. Whoever is controlling this Animal Crossing: New Horizon seems to be a bit daft or dense, or they’re purposely holding certain features back. Whatever the issue, this game is being artificially stunted, not naturally.
Either way, it was the Mario stuff which got me back again having 80% fun with the game. More could be done with it. Most of my friends dropped out, except for one. I still rely on one person to assist me with my Animal Crossing progress. From so many to so little…..
Someone I know was watching it so I decided to join in because it appeared to have an interesting premise. From what appeared to be a gangster-ish type film turned out to be more of a thinking-action film relating to wits and mind. Was amused to even see Arnold in the movie. It felt a bit dry here and there, though held my interest as I tended to my Azur Lane & Animal Crossing grinds. As the movie went on I was even surprised to find out where they were taken to.
Good movie. A decent 7/10
This movie I ended up watching randomly on Netflix because it was being advertised. As random as it was there, its still fairly random having watch it from beginning to end. I’m going to assume just because of time constraints with the movie it failed to do more relying on mystery and implied to get its point across, something I found to be fairly obvious regardless. Semi-similar to Interstellar in certain elements, yet on a far blander note. It was enjoyable, and I did find the whole secret behind the radiation zone quite….. Interesting. The future-tech even gave of a video-game vibes of ‘Subnautica’, a game fearful of co-op & VR elements, though with a strong attachment to plastic feeling future-tech.
I feel this movie gave me a 6/10, or maybe even a rough 7/10. For a 2013 movie its fairly decent, though feels empty. Recall when they prided themselves over the vehicle designs. The Drones are awesome making interesting sounds. They would naturally fit in Subnautica, or any other future-tech game. Drones had to be the coolest, as with the flying Mosquito appearing type aircraft. Not the WW2 kind, the insect.
VRChat – Birthday Chill Hangout:
The main part of my birthday was waiting for the accidental viewing of Oblivion to be over to jump into VRChat. Started off on a basic Mars world with some secrets (which it wouldn’t share) heading off into a Tokyo/Japan type scenery.
Because of the above image (moment) I had a weird dream where HMCS Haida’s (or another museum piece) had their bell stolen to where there was an attempt to regain it. A haste attempt at replicating it, purchasing a new bell on Kijiji, or something. What a wacky dream.
I’ll admit I was a bit bored messing around with cars and such. I was pranking more often. When certain things become too random I either shut down into introvert mode or just do overly goofy things. I came back after we all regrouped.
It was at this point (12 am) where I finished off my ‘Zlaty Bazant’ beer becoming mute. I was becoming tired, as were Hunt & Hawk. We were in a talking “non-interactive” mood hearing various theories about space, black holes, Covid-19 and etc being talked about. I was mute trying to speak up, yet felt it was odd to do so causing me to be twice as a mute. They had a good strong conversation going to where I just couldn’t but in without derailing it. I didn’t want to ruin it, hence why I’m always a lurker in these sorts of situations.
I say that is another memorable session. Unlike Monday, this hangout was pretty chill and fun. Couldn’t do anything extreme so we hung out in basic worlds doing basic things. Chatting, having fun, teasing. It was a nice hangout. Still frustrated VRChat showed me as offline when I wanted to advertise through my status it was my birthday. That, and feeling like I’m shadowbanned on Twitter defeats the whole purpose of having a Twitter. Either way, I had fun in VRChat. Its the usual fun 🙂
>Reserved for Friend images<
A few more images to share of Rayquaza with my friends helping me obtain him in Pokemon GO. I may not have a shiny version (my various friends do), I still am proud I have one regardless. Everybody else besides me obtained shiny. RNG is messed.
I obviously have to share my Azur Lane hype because that is what has been keeping me sane outside of VRChat. I love how fun and entertaining it is. Great music, great lore, great shipgirls, and neat events.
Was watching a random video noting Ark Royal’s skills are sub-par (horrible) when compared to her normal Ark Royal counter-part. Maybe, I don’t care. I just want to have fun playing the game while avoiding the whole ‘spreadsheet’ side of the game. I do dabble in it here and there, just not fully. Youtuber kept going on and on about how she is a disappointment feeling like that is beside the point. Maybe they are indeed correct, maybe she does need a better buff in the next updates. As long as she is good, I don’t care.
Instead, give me my Maple Monarchy if you’re going to complain about something. Always throwing the Canadians under the bus every chance you get.
And to wrap up my blogposting…. Whether it be Busou Shinki, VRChat, or anything in-between I will always respect people. The problem is that its honestly becoming harder and harder to both befriend and keep friendships intact because of peoples’ inner-demons, SJW nonsense, and whatever or people straight up betraying you, as what happened to me in 2017. I value my VRChat friends highly, just as long as we’re all natural and honest about ourselves. I may or may not be the weakest link with severe depression, anxiety, among other problems with how hostile people are to one another. VRChat however bridged certain gabs for me allowing me to be honest, open, and myself again. I was able to enjoy certain things, though not fully as everything else is a group effort.
I still can’t play ‘Among Us’, or anything else which requires a group. It also doesn’t help I constantly see highschool level drama causing people to kick other people under the bus, even in Nagzz21’s group between various well known regulars and just those who simply play.
The above image shows like-minded individuals can become friends. Having been betrayed time and again I’m constantly wary about certain types of folks, even avoiding them at times. I’ve witnessed Dutch people corrupt themselves morally, lose their maturity, among other things. I’ve seen awesome hobbies bankrupt themselves of various elements which made them fun from Anime, Busou Shinki, Frame Arms, among others. They’re still fun in certain ways, its however now a game of popularity which just kills hobbies. I believe people do it on purpose to force hobbies to die faster. A shame, really.
You’re simply just not allowed to have fun. Regardless of that, I’m thankful and grateful my VRChat buddies were able to still hang out with me for my birthday. It means a lot. I have tons of memories, its however becoming harder and harder thanks to how popular VRchat has become. Its so buggy, glitchy, and etc its a victim of its own success making me wonder if I should still stick with VRChat. It no longer feels like my home. I do go to it because its my main game. Its just weird, more so when Twitter is silent about everything not really boasting or priding themselves of whats fun anymore, or in a lacking manner.
I’m happy when games know when to have fun. Thank you to VRChat, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Azur Lane, and a few other unnamed games. I’m thankful to my friends for joining me, those few outside of the games wishing me birthday wishes. Even if VRChat main may be throwing me under the bus I’m thankful I was still able to have fun on the ‘private’ side of VRChat.