As many nerds out there know one of the best parts of being a nerd is talking about all your various fandoms! Especially when it’s happy or exciting things. When it’s something widely enjoyed by many people, like the MCU or Game of Thrones, there’s plenty of people to talk to and life is good. But what do you do when those around you don’t care about your current obsession or it’s something more niche and they have no idea what your talking? For me thats usually the anime/k-drama I’m watching or something about my favorite Youtubers. Luckily though I have one friend who also enjoys anime/k-drama so I can talk to them about anything in the shows and even watch it with them and they will also get happy which will make even more happiness. But when I get excited about The Boys releasing No No Brush plushes again or being in a dino herd with SovietWomble on The Isle no one I know understands how big of a deal that is, so I sit in silence unable to share the joy. But I’m get off point, so what do you do when you can’t share the joy? You “suffer” in silence that’s what you do.
But honestly that’s how it feels some times. Because you have so much happiness and you want to share that happiness and in turn make even more happiness which makes even more happiness. Seriously it can be an infinite loop if you let it, like sometimes I feel like my nerd joy could power a nuclear power plant. But back on track again when then those joyous emotions have no one to be shared with they kinda just fizzle out. Like I think that it’s actually harder to not be able to share happiness then sadness. If I go to someone and complain about a character dying they’ll usually understand since they can image their own favorite characters dying and they will share your pain and comfort you and then life is good. But if I go and try and share my EXTREME excitement about buying and the subsequent wait time till I get The Boys No No Brush plush no one understands. They don’t know that the said plush came out before and you missed your chance last time. They also don’t know that it’s a limited time thing and that you may never get the chance again. And they DEFINITALY don’t understand what’s so amazing about a strange green brush character in underwear and the history behind it. Like seriously how do you explain this to someone whose never watched a Boys video?
They see this pic and have no idea what to think, I see this pic and get super excited about how that guy(the green one) will be mine soon!
I go through the same thing when I’m able to get into a dinosaur herd with SovietWomble when I play The Isle. Which I’ve been able to do 3 times so far might I add. Only one person I know can even imagine how big of a deal that is for me and they don’t even play The Isle. The rest don’t even know who Womble is let alone what goes into getting in a group like that in a game like The Isle. But for me that’s a HUUUUUUUGE deal and it makes my week when something like that happens. Like so huge I keep a photo on my phone to this day to prove it ever happened.
LOOK AT THAT IT HAPPENED! So, when I go around shouting for joy the unfortunate people who don’t understand are always like “wow that’s nice” and I’m like no it’s more then nice it’s AMAZING. It’s the good version of apocalyptic, if thats a thing. So I have no other choice to share my love and joy on here and hope other out there on the world wide web will understand and share some of my greatest joys.
Being the huge nerd I am I have always wanted to get a LootCrate or any of the other loot box brands but the one reason I wanted to get was the same reason I was skeptical to get one. And that is the fact that because I’m a nerd I get a lot of nerd merch and thus I was always afraid that if get a loot box it’s just going to be a bunch of stuff I already have. But my fears were put to rest when my friend go a 3 month subscription for me for my birthday and Christmas. So now it’s show-n-tell time!
Now time for the scary part lets see whats in this box!
So the first thing I noticed was that everything is green themed, whether that was a coincidence or on purpose I don’t know. If it is on purpose I hope the next one is red themed so I can get something Iron Man themed! Anyways I was happy with this haul because I didn’t have any of these, and I even learned about a new Marvel character I didn’t know about. All in all I can’t wait for my next box!
Okay first some explaining for those who don’t know, I have a Vive VR headset and with the Vive you have your VR Home. This home is basically where you start and from there you can go to the different games you have, but the interesting part is that you can customize it. So, my VR home is a fancy apartment floating above Gotham city (and for those who know me it was the nerdiest one I could find that’s why it’s sadly not HP or Iron Man themed). Another thing about your home is that there are also random objects like furniture, books, and even snow piles that you can change the the size of and put around your home.
So, last month or so I was doing a Beat Saber(basically DDR but you slice things with swords) session with my friend. We were trying out the new multiplayer mode that was finally added and we were having so much fun, but as anyone whose played Beat Saber knows that game is a work out. So, after we got tired we “went” to my VR Home and we were just “walking” around messing around and looking at Gotham. This is when one of us tried to see if the game would allow us to drop things of my balcony. We both assumed at first that it wouldn’t, like I thought that it would just float in mid air or something like that because I didn’t think the game would have something like that programed in. But then when we dropped a coffee mug of the balcony guess what it did! Thats right it fell! For some reason that entertained us so much.
Once we realized we could drop things we just assumed that it just disappeared at some point. But then after dropping bigger things like a bed and bookcase we both were like “wait I think I see it on the ground! I doesn’t just dissappear!”. That’s when we started getting really into dropping things, we both were finding any item we could and we would make it as big as we could and just started chucking things of the balcony like our life depended on it, it was great! Honestly I have know idea why we found throwing plates bigger then my head off a balcony and watching it get smaller and smaller until it just stops and sits on the ground so fun but it was.
But seriously I had the same amount and maybe even more fun just dropping things of a ledge in a virtual apartment then I did playing an actual game. That’s why VR is so much fun because even the simple things are awesome in VR.
No, not The Boys series but The Boys youtube group. And before I get to the appreciation part of this post The Boys are they are a group of five youtubers by the names of JoshDub, Mully(who are in Australia), EddieVR, Juicy, and Your Narrator (who are in America) for those who don’t know.
Now time for the appreciation! In this crazy time The Boys simply just make me happy. It’s honestly not even the videos that they make that make me happy (but those are great too), it’s the friendship between them. I follow all of them on their different social media accounts and you can tell that they are real friends. With a lot of youtubers I’m always left wondering do they really like these people they play with or are they just playing with them because the fans like it. But with The Boys I can tell that they aren’t faking their friendships, not only because they’ve actually met in person but they also constantly talking to each other on social media. Hyping each other up, making fun of each other, everything that real friends do.
I think the reason that The Boys being real friends and not just 5 guys who play games together makes me so happy is that it gives me hope that you can make real lasting friendships online. Even if those friends are on the other side of the world if you put some effort into it they can become more then just online friends.
I also think they are wholesome and the true good definition of what “boys being boys” is. Sure some of their jokes might be a tad inappropriate for small children but for the most part they just do stupid entertaining stuff like being obsessed over a jiggly shrimp in a VR room. And that brings a smile to my face everytime.
Now if it somehow comes out that they faked being friends for the fans I will be saddened and furious. But that’s not going to happen. Right? But seriously go check out The Boys youtube channel it’s supper fun to watch.
I just want to share the awesome pumpkin I carved! I am super proud of it, it might me relatively simple but I think it’s great. I was actually worried that it wouldn’t have worked out so I pre-cut holes out of paper with the picture and shined a light through it to make sure it worked and it did! The hardest part was putting a candle in at the right place to make sure the light shined through the back! I hope you like it as much as I do!
I was planning to post about something else but I received some terrible news today that needs to be shared.
My local Taco Bell/KFC has closed and no one knows why! And anyone who knows me knows that Taco Bell is my go to fast food and if theres any drink I love more then Dr. Pepper it’s Baja Blast. This is very bad for me because I don’t think I can survive if my only access to Taco Bell is like 20 minutes away! It was one thing for KFC to replace the potato wedges with those shit fries that belong in the deepest pit of hell, it’s another thing all together for Taco Bell to not exist within 2 miles of me! I just hope that it will open up again soon under new management because I won’t make it the rest of this month without my Baja Blast and #1! So please pray for me and my dearly departed Taco Bell.