I'm still developing an intuition for how the pixel art scaling algorithm works—it turned my first attempt at a flannel shirt into a blobby mess—but it can have some pretty impressive results.
Practicing my Animal Crossing dress design. (This is heavily inspired by the LingXi Royal Academy Dress: https://www.lolitawardrobe.com/lingxi-royal-academy-vintage-classic-embroidery-lolita-cape_p3389.html )
Also, for the most part, my French was sufficient for day-to-day communication, with the major exception of the time I accidentally told a waiter that I was dead when I meant to tell him I had finished eating.
…and I took a day trip to Stuttgart, which turned out to also coincide with the German holiday of Fasching, which in that area involves (as my friend explained) dressing up to scare away the winter, which meant I arrived to groups of people wearing garishly colorful hairy costumes and sometimes playing music and dancing.
I also picked up a ton of French-language comic books, a specific spirit they don't export to the States, and had some really good food and wine and walked around some beautiful places, and also gave a pretty well-received talk at a Ruby conference there. Pretty good time, overall!
I recently took a trip to Paris for the first time. It was a lot of fun overall! My two biggest surprises were:
1. The coffee there was mystifyingly bad, like every café was using stale beans, and
2. I saw a man wearing an honest-to-god stripey turtleneck, an object of clothing I associate so heavily with the Anglophone stereotype of French people that I assumed it was never worn by real French people.
mad at computer
Apparently my phone's default behavior on 'Do Not Disturb' is to also silence alarms. This is ridiculous to me. I want alarms to always override anything.
Anyway, because of the above I woke up an hour later than I intended, which meant I had to check out of my hotel in downtown Paris and rush to the airport in the 1½hr I had left before my flight took off. I made it, but only barely.
hey folks, here's the kickstarter for #vanquisherRPG, a role-playing game i designed that doesn't require pens or paper to play:
conscientious objector to the future.
formerly @keweddji as well as @aisamanra on birdsite. he/him
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