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Posts posted by ProfMonnitoff

  1. hi

    i just traveled from japan to austria due to my visa running out. it took 48 hours and was one of the weirdest experiences of my life. i was the only person on the train from kyoto to kansai airport. the captain told me they've just been running them back and forth empty. kix and nrt were completely deserted, but 7-eleven was still open and i drank chuhais with a security guy. there was an earthquake off the shore of chiba 5 minutes before i boarded a plane with more staff than passengers.

    also came to terms with the fact that some of the stuff i worked on in the last two years will probably never be released due to this new reality.

    i'm now hunkering down in an airbnb, not doing much and not sure what i'll do after all of this.

    that being said i'm ok and my family is ok, hope every else is getting by also.

  2. learn (teach yourself) a language. difficult but fun and rewarding, not very expensive (or even free) if you do a bit of research on which resources to use. whatever language your favourite foreign movie or song or book or whatever is in, learn that one.

    or join an amateur sports club of some sort, doesn't matter if it's basketball or running or whatever.

  3. the new generation of fashion kids are alright. ive met a few, had them as interns, etc. you can poke fun at instagram as much as you want but they're actually better at taking it from the internet into the real world than we were. the only reason it seems worse now is because its much more saturated whereas back then it felt like a secret that not a lot of people were in on.

    what does piss me off is how high resell prices on cluthinz has become

  4. I've put 60 hours into Zelda since I got it. That's a scary amount of hours per day. The last time I spent so much time with a game was probably Skate 2, however many years ago that came out. Breath of the Wild is not without its flaws, but they absolutely made the best open world to explore of any game ever.

  5. Don't need to work for the next two weeks, so I'm playing Symphony of the Night and Thief 1/2. Current gen and the tail end of last gen were mostly crap to be honest and I didn't enjoy any of the AAA releases in the last ~5 years. But these games are reminding me of how great games can be.


    I feel like current gen games are either super casual cinematic experience type trash or Hardcore Gamer Dark Souls type stuff and I don't really get along with either of those extremes. I just like a good single player game with a normal difficulty curve, interesting gameplay mechanics, and good narrative/art/world building.

  6. ^ same, plus I work in the industry now so I get free stuff every now and then and also make some clothes for myself when I have the time. Now if I go to Dover Street Market or browse online shops or whatever, there isn't really much stuff that I want, even though I could easily buy a few things. A few years ago I would have bought half the stuff in the store if I'd had the money. My wardrobe is basically complete at this point with exactly the things I want, so having more clothes just kind of feels like a burden. 


    Browsing the auctions, classifieds, etc. for bargains on the best pieces was kind of a fun game in itself, having to put in work to search for obscure stuff is fun, so maybe now that it's not necessary anymore and I also have a lot less time, the whole thing has just lost its appeal a bit.

  7. Sure their userbase is trash and their attempt at becoming a place to read about clothing is a bit silly (some sufu OGs involved, can't hate I'm sure the pay is good) but as long as I can flip old ebay/yjp purchases that I don't wear anymore for 2-3x what I paid, Grailed is cool. It's made the market a bit worse for buyers and a lot better for sellers.


    The trick to selling on there is choosing a high starting price and having a lot of patience. For the first 30 days bump as much as the system allows, then bump every 10-14 days. Final sales price tends to relate more to the starting price (50% of it in my experience, although sometimes you get lucky and someone buys immediately) than what the item is actually worth.

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