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Tay Open Forum - Mountain of madness

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Hiya Tay!

So I am trying out this new bar nearby where I live, and I realize I have to post an open forum in an hour. Thinking maybe I should go back home and write it. But I don’t really wanna. I just sat down and I got Tom Waits signing in my headphones. So I thought, nothing is stopping me from writing it in my cellphone. So if this turns out bad, I was probably having too much beer, sun and fun.

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Yesterday I did a crazy thing on stream. In Vrchat there is a world where you can climb a 6000 meters tall mountain. The climbing mechanics in vrchat makes you use your hands in real life and constantly drag yourself upwards in the game. Starting it I assumed it would be me swinging my arms in about 3-4 hours on stream. No. It took me 6 hours. It was one of the weirdest thing I’ve done in gaming. But it was kinda fun. A few stayed and watched me on stream, and one British guy joined me on my journey up so I always had someone to talk to. If you wanna watch the stream you can find it here.

Otherwise, I’ve had a pretty slow vacation so far. Haven’t meet a lot of people in real life which bothers me. Partly because of covid-19, and partly because a lot of people are still working. I’m also been pretty focused on looking for apartments. But overall I had a lot of free time by myself. The positive thing about that though is that I have been somewhat active. I go on walks out in the city regularly, I’ve started learning Hiragana for my japanese lessons later this year. Been drawing for the first time in years. I’ve also played a lot of games with people. Like Vrchat, Hunt: Showdown, and Sea of Thieves. I’m really happy to have that social link with people online at times I am otherwise pretty darn lonely.

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But whatever. It is pretty minor problems I deal with in the grand scheme of things. I’m gonna do a Covid-19 test on Thursday. To see if I had it. Looking forward hearing the results. I’m kinda hoping that I had it. That would make me, at least what most data points to now but hasn’t been proven yet, immune to the stuff. So then I would dare visit more people.

Anyway, here are some suggested topics for today:

  • What the most tedious thing you have done in a game?
  • Have you taken a covid-19 test, is it yet possible to do in your country?
  • What do you do ”outside”? Like what gets you out to get a breath of freash air.
  • Or talk about anything.

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