Locked-up wheels


I'm finally more or less satisfied with the layout of my site. I'd like to do a little more with the homepage but I really like how everything else is formatted. For a little while, I'll probably just fill up my blog. I had an idea to draw comic strips every week or so and post them here as well. It's been a while since I've had a platform like this to stand on. I don't think I've ever written out complete thoughts like this on a regular basis either. It's interesting because it takes a lot more looking inside than, say, posting a picture. It's a lot more satisfying and because I don't get likes or even views on here, the motivation comes from just wanting to express myself.

I've been listening to a lot of Machine Girl lately, more specifically, U-Void Synthesizer. When I was 14-15, I went through a bit of a Vaporwave phase; I actually burned the two Blank Banshee albums that were out at the time onto disc because my mom's truck only had a CD player. Even before that, I was always into electronic music. Growing up in the 2000s, all of the top 40 pop had super heavy autotune. All of the adults around me never seemed to like it, but computerized vocals have always sounded cool to me, and it seems like I share that feeling with many of my peers. Hyper-pop, shit like 100 gecs and Lil Tracy, is more than a niche genre now. It's all over TikTok, all the Kool Kidz know what it sounds like. I'm more into electronic as a whole, I also had a pretty healthy Dubstep phase when I was 11 or 12, accompanied by some deadmau5 and Daft Punk.

I was riding my electric board up a hill a few days ago when one of the motorized wheels started locking up. Now it's stuck like that whenever it's on, so that's kind of a bummer. Luckily, it happened within the warranty period so I'm still good if it requires replacing parts. God, that thing was still a worthwhile purchase. I have more than gotten my money's worth out of it and I've only had it for a couple of months. It's so nice to speed around effortlessly in my middle-of-nowhere town, there's never anyone around so you can ride in the middle of roads most of the time. Playing music through bluetooth earbuds with a Yerba Mate while riding around in the sunshine is the closest I've ever gotten to pure bliss.