A duel of wallets

September 29, 2023

Time goes by way too fast, and I’m not getting much done. I captured a video today, which is more of an achievement than I get most days, so might as well share it.

Here goes.


The mobile game I am playing has a character that has always been one of the cutest waifus in the game, but her skills were kind of useless, so there probably was more fanart of her than people actually putting her to use.

A screencap of the character, Moon Bunny Dominiel:

Now she finally got buffed, so she is cute AND useful.

Whenever an opponent’s character uses a skill that gives them an extra turn (lets them use one more skill right away), your Moon Bunny will remove all debuffs from your entire team.


An example of it in action:


In the video, the opponent (on the right side), started up being clever and didn’t use their character’s skill that gives an extra turn, and used a basic attack instead, so that Moon Bunny wouldn’t trigger. After that, they added a bunch of different debuffs on my characters with their abilities. But then, they forgot and still took an extra turn with a different character, and all the debuffs they were relying on were gone. So they conceded.

Gotcha!


I gotta admit, I posted this just so that my blog could finally get an update.

Next time I will surely post something that non-gamers can also appreciate. If you have an idea that I could use for a blog post, please let me know in the comments.

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The weather is blazing hot, food prices have doubled because of the uncontrolled inflation, and that has also made the hobos more bold and desperate. After I’ve had a drink somewhere on the street, I’ve given the empty can to a homeless person instead of throwing it away and now they have learned that they can get cans and bottles straight from people, instead of rummaging for them in garbage cans. It’s quite alarming.

Like, you’re standing on the street, having the traditional Eastern European breakfast of Red Bull and a cigarette, and all these bums pick up the sight of it and swarm towards you like flies. One of them asks for your energy drink can so they can exchange it for 10 cents, while you’ve barely had a sip from it. The other one asks for a smoke and keeps bothering you until you pull out your knife from your pocket and offer the knife to his kidney instead of a cig in his mouth. Then he decides it is not worth the risk and leaves you alone.

I mean, I understand that they are just people, and that I am permanently close to their status due to my sketchy financial situation. So I ought to be more respectful towards them. But you also gotta understand me, because of the aforementioned constantly looming financial crisis that I’m in I can’t really spare them my resources.

Another thing is, some guy keeps going through my garbage at night. Like, he enters our backyard, gets to the garbage can and makes a huge mess and a lot of noise sorting the trash, so that my neighbor wakes up and is wondering what the hell is going on. It gives me a slight bit of satisfaction that the garbage guy has to go through my coom napkins before he gets to whatever he is looking for. But it is still extremely unsettling that you have no privacy in your garbage container.

The economic situation all around is pretty messed up and these kinds of things will continue happening, more and more. Having a knife or another weapon in your pocket all the time certainly seems necessary going forward.

So, have you had anything interesting of those sorts happen recently or have you yourself become homeless? Leave a comment below.

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Sugarization operation

June 21, 2023

I haven’t written a blog post for a while, it seems. So I’m just gonna break the silence with a story from my life.

Stroopwafels taste like ultra sweet cardboard, but strangely they are one of the most calorie dense items that you can buy from a grocery store. I’m not sure if even pure gasoline would have more calories per cubic inch than Stroopwafels. Today all I’ve eaten are two of those bad boys and they have kept me going for over 10 hours.

I like to have Stroopwafels sometimes, because they are such an easy way to deal with your calorie needs. No need to prepare anything, just swallow a few of these zero nutrition calorie bars and your blood sugar will be high enough for anything for hours on end.

The alternative to Stroopwafels is the struggle of deciding what to eat three times a day, for the rest of your life. Deciding what to have, buying it, preparing it, eating it, doing the dishes.

I have a contract with a cleaning lady who thoroughly cleans up my place every month. But if I am ever gonna be wealthier, I will hire a personal chef in addition to the cleaning lady. So I don’t have to decide what to eat on my own. Then maybe I can say goodbye to Stroopwafels. But until that day, the Stroopers will continue to be real troopers.

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Happy cuddly kitten day!

March 23, 2023

I have seen a couple of comics recently where the author got the idea for it from ChatGPT. It seemed interesting so I figured I’d check if the AI has a good idea for a blog post I could write.

I asked for a few suggestions.

The first one was to write about my cat being more popular on Instagram than I am myself. Well, I neither use Instagram nor have a cat around so I dismissed that one.

The second one was to write about my toddler creating chaos and grabbing everyone’s attention during my zoom meetings. Well, I don’t have a toddler around so I dismissed that one too.

The third suggestion was to write about the National Wear Your Pajamas Day. That one seemed the most interesting out of the bunch. I googled about it – there are multiple Wear Your Pajamas Days a year – April 6 is the National Pajama Day and April 16th is the Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day.

It turns out there is an insane number of random holidays each day of the year, most of which probably go uncelebrated.

In the end I appreciated ChatGPT-s advice. I didn’t use any of its ideas for a whole post, but it drew my attention to all these wonderful weird holidays. So I’m now sharing them with you too – check and see what holiday it is while you are reading this and it might help bring joy to your life.

Disclaimer:
This post was written by a human

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Unacquired sophistication

March 7, 2023

I have a note where I’ve written down a few ideas for blog posts. One of them is to draw a comic strip. I tried to do it for the current post. But the result was so atrocious that I decided against unleashing it on the Internet.

I have nearly zero experience drawing. But it is one of those skills I would like to acquire. I have watched a bunch of tutorial videos about it, but watching them won’t make me draw any better. Actually drawing, regularly, would though. The secret to learning how to draw (or many other skills) is just to practice a lot, so that your brain acquires new neuron connections which allow you to coordinate your imagination, eyes and hands in a better way.

These neuron connection pathways allow you to perform complicated tasks, if trained correctly. But they also determine your personality and your whole life. It is possible to retrain them, update the way your brain works, but it takes time and effort – regardless if you want to change some personality traits or learn how draw.

I’m having a hard time approaching the whole drawing thing. I’m setting myself really high expectations – I want to immediately be good at it, but the results are not so good. That’s probably a pretty common problem for people. If not immediately good at it – just give up.

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