Author: 瀬川・サファイア

This world would be so nice if it didn’t have people

So apparently, MAL was being DDOSed after staff mass-purged a ton of fake accounts that were used to upvote the recent Ishuzoku Reviewers.

Is is just me or is this a new level of insane? People hating something is one thing but doing harm because you aren’t allowed to give a show you like an unfair rating advantage? Nope, I don’t get it.

Hell, I enjoy Ishuzoku Reviewers. It’s a funny and creative show. But even if this was my favourite anime in all eternity, I wouldn’t see the need to bring down an internet site because it doesn’t let me vote for it a million times. Some people really need a life or something.

Oh yeah. I haven’t looked into the whole mess enough to be able to confirm or deny this, but apparently, a (or several) YouTuber actually rallied people to do this? Way to use your influence for good, guys. Sigh.

As for me, I’ll be over here, being part of small, non-toxic communities that – hopefully – don’t do shit like this 😐

Storm update

Re: Windy thing

I made it home before 5 PM (when things were supposed to start getting rough), had dinner (what also made it to my place without incident)

Glad I left a little early after all now that Deutsche Bahn is cancelling everything left and right.

That also means I’ll be able to safely enjoy the weekly Umineko stream a friend of ours has been doing for a few weeks. We’re about to get into the meat of episode 1 so I’m more than hyped for more. And since me and the bf have also appointed (in case some terrible person shows up to ruin the thing for everone) so I’m extra glad I won’t have to miss it. Less than an hour to go. Can’t WAIT…!!!

Tweet of the week

My parents have both given up on trying to make my brother and me move to more “grown-up” stuff now that we’re both successful, working adults (and awesome have partners we met via those “childish” interests). They probably still don’t like the things we’re into but at least they seem to have accepted them since they don’t actually interfere with us being “proper adults” in any way.

In Loving Memory of Terry J (1 Feb 1942 – 21 Jan 2020)

I love Monty Python. Always have, always will.

The Meaning of Life was one of the first things I ever watched in English while still in High School. I’ve seen all episodes of Flying Circus more times than I can remember (and, amusingly, know them and their works waaay better than my – British – boyfriend XDD).

Their surreal, weird and entertaining antics made me laugh when I was feeling lonely. I don’t think I’d be where (and who) I am had it not been for them and Monty Python would clearly not haven been what it was without the naked guy at the piano.

Thanks for all you’ve done, Mr. J!

Random shit that makes me happy

My favourite doujin singer (Takahito “Rute” Koshida, right) and Zun (left) the guy who is responsible for both the Touhou series of games and its amazing music (and remixes).

Dr. Tracey Marks – Understanding Avoidant Personality Disorder

I’ve been diagnosed with APD (and social anxiety but this post is mostly about the former) in 2008. Sometimes, it’s hard to explain to people not suffering from mental illness what this actually entails and what it means for your daily life and the challenges you face.

I haven’t been following Dr. Marks for long (I discovered her via Dr. Grande‘s channel about which I’m going to talk in a separate post – or several – some time in the future) and the video about APD contains some of the most concise and clear descriptions of the disorder I’ve ever seen. I encourage anyone who suffers from – or knows someone who suffers from – avoidant personality disorder to give this video a watch. I’m sure you’ll learn something about yourself or your loved one.

Fave YouTubers: Brooke Makenna

Alright. You guys know I love true crime podcasts, yes? Cool!

Nothing like a creepy murder story to entertain you on a boring commute or a monotonous stretch at work (yay for my new job that actually encourages us entering our own little bubbles if we need to). I’ve learned so much and love getting my audio fix from more than just music.

But did you know I also spent ungodly amounts of time watching true crime channels on YouTube? Indeed!

One of my more recent discoveries is Brooke Makenna.

For one, I just love her voice. It’s exactly the kind of soothing tone that makes you relax (which is a bit weird considering she talks about people getting killed or abducted but never mind that XDD). Then, she’s just so sweet and kind to her viewers, despite (or maybe because of?) the scary subject matter. The cases she picks are always interesting, well-researched and narrated.

So if you’re into true crime at all, give her channel a try!