Online Dating For Bisexuals

There are a lot of dating websites for straight people. The one problem is there are not that many websites that help men or women seeking both.

 

I am bisexual, a person who seeks another person of either gender. As a Bisexual, I usually look for websites that allow you to look for both men and women at the same time, but there are some limitations to that. I’m going to talk about two popular dating websites that  I have tried: Tinder and Bumble. Each of them allow you to find men and women.

With Tinder, you can swipe right or left for the people that show up on your feed. Swiping right means you like how they look or you like their profile. Swiping left means that you do not particularly like the person that shows up. Tinder allows you to choose whether you like men, women or both. The only problem I have with Tinder is that it mostly gives you people of the opposite gender and it is rare you get the same gender.

Bumble is the same as tinder with mechanics, but it also gives you the option of changing to looking for friends as well. Bumble also shows off people who have the same thoughts of dating either men or women or both as you and I find that quite nice. The only thing I do not like about Bumble is when you get a match, you have to message them within 48 hours of matching or they disappear. I find this feature very inconvenient because with these dating apps, the person to respond is the woman. She supposed to respond first. she matched with the man or woman. In addition, when a woman matches with a woman, that the one who swiped first is the one who messages the other one. In addition, I do not message people right away when I swipe right because I want to see other options and I get very busy and forget to message. In addition, when I think I want to message them, they are already gone.

I wish any Bisexual person out there that wants to try online dating good luck, because they are going to need it.

Highs and Lows of Competitive Gaming

It’s a popular stereotype to consider a competitive gamer to be a sweaty 30-year-old nerd who lives in his parent’s basement or a whiny 8-year old kid who got a hold of his brother’s violent video games. However, there is actually a lot of variety in competitive gaming. I made the examples men in the stereotypes, but women play competitive as well. However, like anything, it has a rather unpleasant side.

Let us start with the basics. Competitive gaming is when you play games like Call of Duty, Overwatch, League of Legends, DOTA, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter  either get together online or at conventions and compete against each other to see who’s number one for that year. Many play for the fun and enjoyment of it, others use it as a career path to gain money. There are even some competitions dedicated to a game itself. Some of these include Overwatch League, Call of Duty World League and Capcom World Tour (dedicated to Street Fighter).

In competitive gaming, players are mainly in teams of 5-12 people within the ages of 17-35 at most. Popular teams include Team EnVyUs and Seoul Dynasty. These teams compete in tournaments and/or championships to gain a reputation of who is the better team in the league.

Like sports, competitive gaming can become very exhausting. You sit in a chair for hours at a time focusing on the players that you are up against, sometimes not getting a break. Your body loses energy quickly and that can of Red Bull that sponsors the tournament is not going to give you enough energy to last the rest of it. Competitive gaming takes a toll on your body, so when they can, competitive gamers will take the time for a break and get the energy they need to power through another few hours of gaming.

If you think, you can handle the power of becoming a professional competitive player, good luck with that. I will just stick with having fun with it.

 

Pop Team Epic: Comedy at its craziest

New Year, new season of anime. This winter, many great anime have come out, but I am not going to talk about all of them. I am going to talk about one specific anime called Pop Team Epic, or Poputepipikku in Japanese.

This anime started as a manga by writer and illustrator Bubuku Okawa and was wildly popular for the fun it poked at political, social and entertainment topics all around the world. One moment the two main characters, Popuko and Pipimi act like nothing’s going on, then they go wild mentioning wild topics unrelated to the story. If you think that this is a kind-hearted show about two girls trying to go through life, buckle up, because things get insane in a funny way.

The first episode of Pop team epic starts with a generic slice of life intro, not including the girls. The design of the characters in the opening are very nice and makes it seem like it is going to be a nice romance/slice of life anime. When we get to the episode card, small hands grab the sides and rips the card in half. The character Popuko appears, and with a man’s voice; and a cute, but deadly look in her eyes; says “Not.”, and the craziness begins.

Watching through the episode myself, I really enjoyed the comedy and the quality of the animation. Everything rolled smoothly and the animators designed the characters exactly as they looked in the manga. I was laughing every minute. From the tropes of other animes that they used, to references of pop culture. There is even a small shot where a shadow person is spinning a fidget spinner. When I saw it, I laughed so hard I was worried I was going to get a noise complaint. There were a few things I believe could have changed. The episode itself is not that long, around 12 minutes; but it splits into 24 minutes with the same episode playing again with female voice actors this time. I feel if they split the anime into two different episodes with a small note saying if it is either male or female voice actors playing in the episode. As an anime lover, and a designer, this anime gives everything I love in one small and tall, crazy package. I would highly recommend it if you like characters going through crazy antics and pop culture jokes. My rating: 9/10