When I started my discord server I had some ideas and end goals for it, after some clumsy experiences and the usual community drama I achieved most of my goals with some important failures, which I'll discuss further ahead.I wanted a nice community, something I achieved by removing trolls and toxic people the best I … Continue reading Discord, the end.
Like all hobbies there's competition on the audiophile hobby, it's not the first or even the second time I write about problems in this community which can be very toxic, but today I'm gonna write again about that pet peeve of mine called elitism and sob behavior. I write this from the perspective of both … Continue reading On audiophile snobs.
I already wrote about Discord communities around here, but in the start of 2020 I decided to make my own Discord server which for my great surprise is slowly getting more members. Anyway this is my view on the maintenance a server requires, keep in mind each community is different just like each administrator. Creating … Continue reading Maintaining a small discord server.
Getting old has a unusual effect on some of us, I can't speak for others but in my case I have less time for my favorite hobbies. Music is now relegated to a on the go thing, mostly done on my daily commutes. The last time I picked up my reference headphones was almost 3 … Continue reading Time and leisure.
As much as a I enjoy being away from some community drama, sooner or later I end up doing moderation work, which depending on a community can be rather fun but also a tiresome duty. Being a moderator on Discord is for most part a tiresome thing. Discord has a lot of toxic users and … Continue reading Discord and moderation.
Life goes on and in my case nothing too important happened. These days I spend my free time enjoying some music, watching anime, talking on Discord, browsing Twitter and doing weight lifting. My family is ok and my job continues to pay the bills as it should.I wish I could say I went to abroad … Continue reading Life goes on.
First of all, I bought this bag for about 25€ on Amazon.es, I'm not affiliated with any store or the company behind the Sturm & Drang brand.I just needed a new waterproof messenger bag to replace my old one which was falling apart due to seam and glue failure. After reading some rather old reviews … Continue reading Sturm & Drang messenger bag review.
I'm for most part really sincere when I smile, but sometimes I force myself to do it in certain situations, because I dislike showing what goes on in my life, be it very good or less than desired, let me explain.In a time of social media where everyone tries really hard to show they are … Continue reading What hides behind a smile.
Almost a year ago death came unexpectedly for a friend of mine, one of those friends you only know in the online world, this friend wrote me a real letter that I keep on my personal safe, a little box of memories in a higher shelf of my bedroom, so my kids won't brake it … Continue reading Art commissions, what a friend taught me.
Writing online can be a daunting task, specially if you write for a niche and try to keep up with an agenda, people lose interest really fast these days, and most mainstream blogs and sites fight for the attention of their readers, knowing they can lose them at an alarming pace if new content isn't … Continue reading Be true to yourself and your readers.
So for my wife's birthday I decided to give a different gift, it was inspired in one of my oldest memories, the final result is stunning, just like her. My commission required someone experienced in point of view and Awan's painting of Ai Hayasaka really sold me his talent. I often say that the best … Continue reading Awan0918 painting.
One of the most humiliating memories I have from my childhood was being bullied by a group of other kids, they disliked me because I was bigger than them. Also, being raised in a kind home made me a really peaceful child and easily bullied.Thus in a park near my home, they pushed my pants … Continue reading Fight bullies.
Life can be funny, when I was 18 I remember going to my local watchmaker so I could get my left ear pierced, in the Portuguese interior villages watchmakers, not only repair watches, they also sell jewelry, so they need to know how to pierce ears if they want to have future clients. The master … Continue reading A tale of an earring.
First of all, I'm blessed by luck and most artists who have done commission work for me remain really nice acquaintances, this means they are the first ones I go to if I need something, even if sometimes they are not the cheapest.I like them, they like me, there's mutual trust, and trust is very … Continue reading Commissions and the mistakes done by artists and clients.
I enjoy a good love song, my wife often jokes about my rather unusual love for Italian and Spanish romantic songs because she hates them, but then I also enjoy songs about sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Hard to explain? Well, not really. I was raised with my older sister who loved romantic songs, … Continue reading From romantic music to soundtracks, some thoughts.