Nicknames.

Entry #2

24/10/2020

I meant to write yesterday, but I fell asleep earlier than I had intended. My sleep schedule has been messed up lately.

I'd been meaning to get Splatoon 2 for a while now, and I finally got it this morning, so I've been playing it all day. Even though I'm not very good, it's been fun so far! I was pretty hesitant to buy it, honestly, considering I tend to dislike shooters. I'm not sure what it is about this one, but I've been enjoying it. I have good friends to play it with, so that's probably been helping quite a bit.

I've been rewatching a show that I used to watch years ago. (It's called Awkward.) It's not 'good', but it's been a good distraction, and it's entertaining enough at times. I'm halfway through Kakegurui and Domestic na Kanojo now, too. To be completely honest, I started watching the latter because every time I asked for something similar to Kuzu no Honkai, its name came up. Maybe it sounds kind of silly, but I guess I see Kuzu no Honkai as some kind of a comfort show, and I wanted to know if there was anything similar out there that I'd enjoy as much. It's a little slow, and I'm not enjoying it as much, but it isn't bad. I like it. Kakegurui is pretty interesting - anime always seems to turn something I'm not particularly interested in (like gambling or some kind of sport) into something entertaining.


Time for me to ramble about something fairly unimportant! I was talking to a friend a few days ago, and they used the word 'sleepyhead.' It made me think of some other words, like 'silly' and 'rascal' - they can be used to say something negative, but in an affectionate way. (Of course, they can also just be used as terms of endearment.) I love words like that. They make me happy, but maybe that's a stupid thing to point out. I'm not really sure.

Anyways, thinking about those words made me think of nicknames. Aren't nicknames cool? They can be really endearing, just like the words that I mentioned before, and they can be really meaningful, too. They can have whole stories behind them, they can show how close people are, and they can just sound nice. I remember speaking to someone online, years ago, and they gave me the nickname ‘Mochi.’ I don’t remember exactly why, but they gave me a lengthy explanation for it. I don't know why I liked it so much, but being given a nickname with a meaning like that made me really happy. I was never particularly close to the person, and evidently we stopped speaking. I don’t even remember their name now, but I think that’s when I realised just how much I like nicknames. Especially whenever they're more personal, or they actually mean something.

Okay, tiny ramble over.


That's all that I have to say for now. I hope that whoever is reading this has a nice day, or night.