Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I now think in portals.

Okay, so I did actually go to Rage, so that was nice.
I did not, however, find Portal 2 though. I, instead, found it at a Look & Listen at Hyde Park.
I have been playing it constantly since I bought it on Saturday.
I had a party of a friend to attend before I could play any Portal so, naturally, I wished the party to end every second it persisted in lasting. We just sat there and watched Red for the entirety of the thing and I was lucky enough for my lovely, game enjoying parents to collect me 15 minutes early. Hooray for me then.
And as the title of this post says, I now think in portals. Portals even appeared in my strange dreams last night. I don’t remember much but I do remember a bit about Charlie, so that was nice.
On the topic of Charlie, I’m actually writing this post because of my brains persistence of filtering said British vlogger into my every waking thought. I think my head is saying, “Insert Charlie into ALL the thoughts” as is the internet meme.
I am in disbelief at how my life has changed so drastically between June and now. Though it is a rather long period of time to the close minded, it’s actually really short. My entire life has changed. My tastes in music have changed. My friends have changed. My internet life has expanded so dramatically. Additionally, many of my thoughts are occupied by one of the oddest things me from a year ago would perceive it as. A boy. Particularly, a boy who I have never actually met IRL. Charlie. *sigh*
How have I come to a state in my life in which I spend nearly every waking moment thinking about a person I’ve never actually met. It’s worse than a celebrity crush because he’s not overly famous. He is simply a 21 year old (as of Saturday) with a camera and some truly groovy ideas (littleradge would be proud).
Aside from the fact that I’ve formed a crush on a near-stranger, my views on life have changed recently. For example, glasses. I wanted contact lenses before because I didn’t really want to wear glasses because I thought I looked bad in them. And I never would have considered nerdy glasses. But after joining Nerfighters I have realised the pure awesomeness that sits behind those glass plates enshrouded in plastic or metal.
Another example, I felt so much more inspired in life after finding the phrase DFTBA. I never thought about how important it is to just simply be awesome. So don’t ever, ever, ever forget to be awesome. That’s why I wear in on my wrist. See it here:
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So, really, I have to say a few thanks.
Thanks to the vlogbrothers. Without them, my life would be empty and I would never have found the pure pride in nerdyness that I now have.
http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers

Thank you to Charlie for giving me so many laughs and much learningness in your Fun Science videos. Also, thanks for giving me Chameleon Circuit. I would have no musical interest without it.
http://www.youtube.com/user/charlieissocoollike 

Thanks to Chameleon Circuit in general, for producing the most awesome music on the planet!
http://www.youtube.com/user/nerimon 
http://www.youtube.com/user/littleradge?blend=1&ob=4 
http://www.youtube.com/user/eddplant?blend=1&ob=4 
http://www.youtube.com/user/michaelaranda?blend=1&ob=4 

And yes, I am just linking a bunch of Youtubers, but without the Youtube, I wouldn’t be anywhere near as happy as I am. I also don’t think I’d be the same person as I am without the Youtube.

I think I generally have to thank the BBC and all the creators of Doctor Who for all of the above, though.
I mean, I found Charlie because of his video about Fish Custard. I found the vlogbrothers because KristinDotCom mentioned DFTBA in one of her videos causing me to search it and find the Nerdfighters. So basically, thanks KristinDotCom. Thanks for nearly my entire life. And I found her because of a Sims 3/ Doctor Who video she made that included Chameleon Circuit, leading me to watch the rest of her vids. Wow, that’s quite a trail. 
http://www.youtube.com/user/KristinDotCom 

So, basically, Doctor Who gave me my life. Funny how it all links back to Doctor Who, isn’t it?

And that must be the end now.
f you read all of that, congratulations. I’m not even ever going to read that, so really, congratulations if you did. If you didn’t, I won’t hold it against you. 
DFTBA
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