Roll Up The Clouds

Just some person. Here are some things I wrote or drew. I also post on B:Read and Libraries in Video Games.

Vaguely interested in books, games, geeky stuff, gender, internet stuff and Tumblr stuff.

Brunei/London

oneterabyteofkilobyteage:

original url http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/3058/
last modified 1999-07-01 00:18:47

Interesting to see that even in 1999, people were wary about corporate activities affecting ownership of web content. 

oneterabyteofkilobyteage:

original url http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/3058/

last modified 1999-07-01 00:18:47

Interesting to see that even in 1999, people were wary about corporate activities affecting ownership of web content. 

15 10/14
I feel faint
(is what I would say, but I suspect it is a far milder feeling that encapsulates surprise, joy, and er, more surprise. you can see that i’m great with words)
So the tumblr I co-run, Libraries in Video Games, hit Tumblr Explore yesterday. I only regularly view Tumblr Explore on mobile so I don’t know for sure how other people are finding the blog. I also believe that “Trending Blogs” is really a curated list, but anyway I digress. The blog jumped (leaped, skyrocketed) from 30 followers to 1500 followers in 12 hours. That time period is my rough estimate, since I don’t run any site analytics and am not sure when exactly the numbers jumped. And now, another 12 hours later, it’s at 2600 followers.
I always thought that blog should have more followers, but, like, OMG. (Again, I have a way with words.)

I feel faint

(is what I would say, but I suspect it is a far milder feeling that encapsulates surprise, joy, and er, more surprise. you can see that i’m great with words)

So the tumblr I co-run, Libraries in Video Games, hit Tumblr Explore yesterday. I only regularly view Tumblr Explore on mobile so I don’t know for sure how other people are finding the blog. I also believe that “Trending Blogs” is really a curated list, but anyway I digress. The blog jumped (leaped, skyrocketed) from 30 followers to 1500 followers in 12 hours. That time period is my rough estimate, since I don’t run any site analytics and am not sure when exactly the numbers jumped. And now, another 12 hours later, it’s at 2600 followers.

I always thought that blog should have more followers, but, like, OMG. (Again, I have a way with words.)

15 10/14

videogamedecor:

onthegreatsea:

and here’s what the inside of peaches castle looks like so far

This is retexturing mod the author describes as “arts and crafts” style. (There actually is a style of home decor called Arts and Crafts, but this is not it, obviously.)

The mod retextures Super Mario 64 to resemble paper and fabric, making it look like a cardboard dollhouse. Very whimsical and somewhat Paper Mario-y.

That cardboard wave bannister is tickling the hell outta me.

Oh man the cardboard bannister is too cute!

14 10/14

Things I didn’t realise I missed about Brunei

mohamednazmi:

rolluptheclouds:

Sunsets

vs.

I never know what time sunset is in the UK and I only look up to gauge the likelihood of rain

Sunsets are just about one of the most amazing things about Brunei.

I recently moved house and the road home goes over a hill, and when the time and conditions are just right you’re treated to a breathtaking view of towering clouds soaked in the colours of the setting sun.

That’s lovely :) I also enjoyed the sunsets on the road - driving down the highway after a day at work, putting down the windows, settling your thoughts.

Another favourite sunset moment was when winding down from an afternoon Ultimate Frisbee session, and seeing the colourful skies stretched out above you. You could sit in the grass and lean back, and lose yourself in the sky for a moment.

05 10/14
but ok, with headscarves, it’s either ‘age’ or a general unwillingness to keep up with fashion. here i am, ticking the boxes for both.
i wouldn’t say i’m preoccupied with my age, but… i’ve started referring to people in their early 20s as “orang muda” (young people). i’m really not that much older than them, but yeah.
like on my flight home last month, all the flight attendants seemed so young, like wtf.

but ok, with headscarves, it’s either ‘age’ or a general unwillingness to keep up with fashion. here i am, ticking the boxes for both.

i wouldn’t say i’m preoccupied with my age, but… i’ve started referring to people in their early 20s as “orang muda” (young people). i’m really not that much older than them, but yeah.

like on my flight home last month, all the flight attendants seemed so young, like wtf.

04 10/14

Things I didn’t realise I DIDN’T miss about Brunei

People staring at your face a couple seconds longer than expected, because in Brunei, people always think there’s a chance they will know the next person they see in a public place

vs.

In London, there’s no time to stare at the faces of each and every person you pass. (UNLESS there is anything unusual about the way you look, but then people will just kind of steal glances at you instead)

02 10/14

Things I didn’t realise I missed about Brunei

Sunsets

vs.

I never know what time sunset is in the UK and I only look up to gauge the likelihood of rain

02 10/14
itshairapparent:

Thanks rolluptheclouds for the post!

Yeaaaa hair salon puns. Sent this one in to itshairapparent a while ago. (Image source) There’s another in Stepney. One in New Cross also uses “Cut Above The Rest” as a tagline.

itshairapparent:

Thanks rolluptheclouds for the post!

Yeaaaa hair salon puns. Sent this one in to itshairapparent a while ago. (Image source) There’s another in StepneyOne in New Cross also uses “Cut Above The Rest” as a tagline.

01 10/14
emmisnotshortforemma:

Nothing makes me feel unfashionable quite like looking at the fashion tag on pinterest.

Glad I’m not the only one who grapples with the ideals and aesthetics promoted by the Pinterest community

emmisnotshortforemma:

Nothing makes me feel unfashionable quite like looking at the fashion tag on pinterest.

Glad I’m not the only one who grapples with the ideals and aesthetics promoted by the Pinterest community

29 09/14
teethhair:

watermelon comb © Eirian Chapman

this series of hair ornaments is lovely, but gotta reblog this one because watermelons!

teethhair:

watermelon comb © Eirian Chapman

this series of hair ornaments is lovely, but gotta reblog this one because watermelons!

20 09/14