Hi, how are you today? (∩_∩)
Did you notice that audio player underneath the post title? I thought the idea of including a song with each blog entry was very cute. I am not an auto-play person — if you ever open a page here and non-solicited bleep bloops start playing, that’s not me! You’re probably in the area.bacteria next-door (very common mix-up) — so this is an optional little thing for you, and a cool way to set the tone. I love this tune as well.
I’ve been working on some website stuff behind the scenes. There’s going to be a bigger quality-of-life focus in the next few updates, including a proper, less jank mobile layout – this time for reals. Now that we’ve gotten over the initial hurdle, it’s all about the tweaks and structuring. Once I get more comfortable with JS, then I can start breaking everything again. ‘tis the life… ( -＿-)>c[_]
By the way, I forgot to say this here: along with the RSS feed, you can be up-to-date with our updates via the Twitter account.
That’s it for zona.plankton news as of now. Keep your eyes peeled!!!
For the past few months, one of my daily machinations has been to drink a cup of tea as soon as I get home from work. I’m noting this because recently I just finished my box of chamomile, lemon balm and passion fruit tea. This one grew on me rather slowly, but by the time I got to the end of the box I was already missing it. If your favorite Susumu Yokota record is ‘Cat, Mouse and Me’, this is the tea I’d recommend to you.
Now that that’s done, I’ve been drinking cinnamon apple tea — different brand than usual though. If you’re a fan of Soyo Oka (and you should be!) this is the tea for you. Compared to the regular apple tea I was having a while back, the taste is a bit fainter, but the cinnamon smells so sweet! My only complaint is the packaging’s real cheap; I’ve ripped off the top of the teabag twice now because someone at that company decided that buying all the liquidated material from the bootleg trading card factory down the street was a “real smart idea”, and “would definitely come in handy”. It’s alright though. (￣3￣)
Where I live, 2023 is only a few hours away. The last day of the year is a very special date because it only happens once a year.
I was never one to ponder much on new year, but as I grow older, it feels more and more like an important ritual. So I figured it’d be nice to have a little concise evaluation in this post:
Here is a list of things I did do this year: I got into college. I got a job. I made this kooky website. I kept chipping away at multiple secret projects. I started writing fiction. I have learned many things about myself.
Here is a list of things I didn’t do this year: released any of my (currently) secret projects. Made as much stuff as I was hoping to make. Became very smart.
Here is a list of things that I want to do next year: release most of my (currently) secret projects. Make as much stuff as I am hoping to make. Become very smart. Play a remastered Flower, Sun and Rain for PC. This last one is a big deal.
I feel great about the year that I’ve had. It didn’t live up to all my hopes, dreams and expectations, but I understand how it happened now. Regardless, these were my 365 days and I’ve lived through every second of them. I am grateful that I’m here now and that I will (probably) be here tomorrow, with you and everyone else, and that I can try again for a whole other year!
I am extraordinarily thankful for your support, not only towards myself but towards everyone in your life, close and distant, whether you do it knowingly or not. It’s easy to fall into banal platitudes when talking like this but it comes from the most sincere of places. I think about it anywhere, everywhere, all the time, anytime. It goes far beyond what I am currently capable of expressing with words, so I hope you can feel it in all the things I do, if only a tiny bit; I’ll keep trying anyhow.
Thank you for your weightless kindness. I hope you have a beautiful 2023!
Signed, with love,