The BadgerCorps©: My internet is being throttled.
My internet is fucked so I am forced into methods of which I am not familiar to entertain my mind to stave off the crushing grip of reality because I can’t stream my soaps.
Tumble etiquette is a sketchy thing, but I would say long discussions are only a bother if you’ve got people following you (which I don’t) or you start growing sappy (which we have yet to do). If worst comes to worst and you develop a guilty conscience over flooding someone’s dash, so to speak, we could move somewhere else - the internet is an endless bottom after all, the only requirement is for the chat client to have little to no talking advertisements (I have a bit of a quarrel with these).
That must get exhausting, I’m sorry to hear. My impression of bars (which is not based in any way on personal experience as I am 20 and in the states, sad story) was much more glorified than that. A bit like the impression I get from coffee shops, where the lonely, deranged, and peculiar people reside. There is always a person is the group who has something about him that’s above the rest - a sort of aura that tells me this person has something to say, or something to show. I got a bit carried away there - what I meant to say, is that my idea of how a bar is was mostly like that, only with dimmed lights, and much jazzier music + the occasional piss contest. Still, I do get the impression that ultimately you enjoy your job, so something must be going right (unless I’m dead wrong. I don’t know. Sadly, am not a mind reader).
As for inspiration, don’t stress it. As long as you like recording, it’s good enough for me. If that is not the case, I still urge you to keep at it (for selfish reasons). Besides, the amount of effort you put into it is undeniable. I can’t even finish going through Skyrim’s main storyline, much less explore it or read about it - poster girl for lack of long-lasting dedication, I am.
The only real chat client I use is Skype because skype is totally dopeamine. If you have that, let me know.
The unfortunate side of things is that it’s very difficult to really get to know customers in England, where acting in a reserved nature is pretty much the standard. So really, people generally very rarely stand out in any spectacular fashion. But it’s always very refreshing when it actually does happen. To be fair? Most people are too distracted by how “strange” and “different” I am to really notice anyone else. I can’t count the amount of times staff at work have called me weird.
Ultimately, I do enjoy my job but there are some very high stress factors that are quickly making the level of stress completely not worth it, especially for the abysmal pay rate in an expensive county. Especially with the money I’ve poured into this hobby of mine.
The problem is that I’m struggling to enjoy recording at the moment because I feel horribly unoriginal and uninspired- so I’ll never really get noticed which is ultimately my goal, as selfish as it sounds. I really like entertaining large crowds of people, so I always want to get noticed more so I can entertain more people. Unfortunately, because I don’t succumb to youtube underhanded methods to gaining subscribers (pushing like, sub, comment messages every video) I limit myself severely.
Man, youtubing is serious biz, wouldn’t you know?
To be fair, I don’t think there was any one time when I’ve watched a video on youtube and went, “Oh that’s right, the funny voices told me to subscribe! Silly me!”, or anything of the sort (in a less mocking fashion). Yet I’ve consistently liked most of your videos, not sure what that’s all about. In any case, I might have bad news for you, Badger, sir.
You might have to start a Minecraft series. I know, it was supposed to be left unspoken. But we have to face the music, that’s where all the bitches be at.
Err, well okay. So maybe the youtube business model is a bit over my head, honestly I wouldn’t know a thing about it! But you sure do have people who are very entertained by you already, so it’s definitely a solid step you are on. A bit of whoring around wouldn’t hurt, I guess, but that’s for you to decide!
I will tell you this, reserve is definitely not the American policy. Sadly the american policy doesn’t have any kind of comfortable middle ground, either, so instead everyone tries to be as much in your face as possible. Be it the rich Jewish man who compliments you on being born as if he really knows you because that’s how he gets along in life; the Russian lady with her expensive purse who comes in crying and spilling out her horrors onto me just so I would let her charge her phone in the store (which I’d do anyway); the cracked out man who’s always happy and flirtatious and has blood in his ears, who without fail comes in every week to have me fix this or that and pays me obscene money to do it. I don’t know which societal policy is worse. Neither is worth the minimal wage we get, either way. You being a bartender in England, and be being a Sales Rep in NYC making bullshit commission. You know what, worst case scenario, let’s quit our jobs and move to the woods. Vlogging from a wooden cabin seems to be the hot topic right now.
:Currently in the process of remembering what the fuck my Skype login is: