What’s that you say?? a new NMS podcast?!? An hour long (give or take 10 minutes)!?!?
Mad shout outs to all our cool daddy listeners. Cosplay. Caldwell’s rendition of the entire FF7 soundtrack!! Topics = house rules and crazy college experience!! !! What the hell are you waiting for!!! Give ‘er a listen!!
and stay tuned to this tumblr for Henry and Caldy’s entries for the Nightmare Shark logo, on which you will need to vote!!! exclamation point!!!
Hey nerds and nerdettes, these two guys made another podcast, in which they cater to my long-closeted otaku.
Believe it or not, I’m reblogging this out of the goodness of my heart and not for swag.
I was prompted to update this Q&A business even though I was only asked three questions since the last update. So.
body hair on guys?
Eh, guys are hairy, whatever. That said, I wouldn’t want to bring a machete with me to fight off a jungle of chest hair. I’m not opposed to manscaping.
biggest pet peeve?
I absolutely hate it when people, instead of blowing their nose or just having the sniffles, take it a step farther and snort their snot into their throats. That noise. I cannot deal with that noise. It is the grossest thing in the world. I don’t care how bad your sinuses are, there’s no excuse. That’s the easiest way to make me twitch.
If the cake is a lie, what about pi?
Pi is always truthful, unless you use 22/7. Don’t do that.
Two weeks ago, I was presented with an opportunity. I was walking through a building on campus, and was approaching four girls sitting comfortably by the Ben & Jerry’s. I was hanging up posters at the time, and was just beginning to prepare the next piece of tape to fasten the next poster with. As I began to pass them, the girl on the very end nearest me looked up at me, smiled, and said “Hi.”
No time to think. I’m walking. Cute girl smiling. She said “Hi.” Engage. Embarrassment. Job to do. Respond.
I smile back, say “Hey” in as cool and mature as I can possibly muster. But my feet keep walking, taking me away from the situation, away from the problem that was presenting me with stress.
My response was flawed, I ruined my opportunity to be spontaneous. The correct response would have been to stop my thought process at “Engage,” and stop to talk with the girl some more, since clearly that’s what my mind initially wanted to do. When I began thinking of all the reasons to deny the thought “Engage,” such as “Embarrassment,” or that I had a “Job to do,” I was effectively placing that ever-so-present filter that society has so kindly installed for me.
What bothers me the most about the above situation is that I denied another person’s attempt to be spontaneous. Making the effort to say “Hi” in such an inviting manner is a stressful position to put yourself in. This girl, who I shamefully know nothing about, will exist in my mind only as a fearless, spontaneous girl that I completely and irrevocably failed to support.
Every offer presented has an emotional charge. It’s important to consider saying “Yes” to those offers when they are appropriate, but it is possibly even more important to consider your gut feelings and instincts and not letting your brain get the best of you in the end. You’ll never know where you might end up.
I’m sorry, Fearless Girl. Lesson learned.
Kyle writes a lot about improv and how it helps in real life, and he really nails this one. It is all too often we think too long in a situation and regret it later. Sometimes we end up being embarrassed, but I’ve found that 9 times out of 10, it’s worth it to go for it.