Post time's been sparse lately, but just so y'all know I'm living the life over here! For the most part. When I don't end up going down unhealthily long rabbit holes of reaction videos I thought I'd never see a reason to watch... but I understand now. I understand the appeal.
Seeing people get introduced to artists you enjoy is maybe a bit like reliving the experience of being introduced to them yourself. Back in the day.
It's nostalgic, and also gratifying how the things that resonate with you resonate with others, though at the same time what kind of world do we live in when we don't share such gratification first-hand, with people in our near vicinity? Instead we turn to strangers, who maybe have more charm and/or more tact in their reactions than people we know. Or just the time. To react in the first place. While we waste ours watching their reactions.
It's a strange phenomena isn't it?
Sometimes you learn a thing or two as well. Sometimes they catch nuances you didn't catch yourself. If you watch a specialist reaction you can for example learn how false vocal cords let the amazing Tatiana growl in Pisces, by Jinjer, or what the green color palette in NF's videos do to your mood, or how they manage so precise camera movements in Hopsin's recent videos (it's a Kira).
All this is plain and good but... I really will never understand how some people just watch other people play games. When they could play themselves. What's the point in watching a game?
I mean I hope I won't ever understand that. I hope I don't stumble into that rabbit hole too. I'm getting into more than enough rabbit holes lately.
I did however take a refreshing step away from all these sometimes so superficial aspects of the digital realm for a while, and visit good buddy Andreas up in Boden! After those intense B-day celebrations last week. To venture out in a winter we don't much have here, and catch some sunrays reflected on the massive scopes of snow they have up there. Like for real.
Here's me in Boden.
You see me right? In the middle of the picture there? Just dead center; a little to the left?
Here's a random barn with icicles, a sunlit field and a sense of spring...
...and we took a lot of walks like this. :)
Good trip; good food; good reunion!
Days passed quick and so I'm back in Stockholm again! And have since been in Köping again as well, and back to work, and back to the movies (I mean the cinema - movie review draft queue is thus far proceeding most exemplarily), back to the gym, had a quick side gig troubleshooting a computer this weekend... and now it's back to NG and the voting panel.
There's much on a platter that I'd rather munch now than latter. Where does the time go?! To a bit of trips, but mostly just reactions... I need to find elation more than I find relaxation. I need to bind distractions in a crate and prime some paper. I need to focus on me, and now more than on others and later. Though of course good friends are exceptions; good connections make us greater. Some connections I've been meaning to sever, but how do you do that with tact... how do you appreciate creative content, yet still create more than you react. I'll be working on that.
The rabbit hole of self-betterment and better time use, here we go!