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Since Argentina Part Two

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:00 AM
To be honest, I wasn't sure what to write about here. I've been in Brazil for over two months now, but I don't feel I can tell any story that is done here. So for now, I'll just tell you of a few things we did and didn't yet do. It's past 3am so I'll probably end up rambling a journal full anyway.

Here's some music with it.

Shoutout to 3wyl who introduced me to this fantastic composer and singer years ago!

  • Ellen and I found an apartment and moved in together.
It took us a while, but once we visited a few apartment, we made a decision on the first day. It came fully furnished with great soft couches, huge wardrobes, a working place for each of us, and plenty of room for all of Ellen's favourite stuff. She hoards stuff.

I now live on a subtropical island. That's a childhood dream I didn't expect to realise so soon. :giggle:

  • Ellen was accepted into university
She's been trying for a few years so we're very happy about that! She's even excited to get started.

Of course, many other parts of life are not stable yet. I know it's not that fashionable to talk on social media about problems, to be vulnerable, or to say things that are neither happy nor inspirational. But here's to occasionally giving fashion a well-deserved middle finger.

Learning Portuguese is very hard for me. I'm not very social. I also have to undo older habits of relying on Ellen to basically be my interface with Brazil. I'm not very smart or otherwise good at learning languages in the first place, which is surprising given my English but that was basically done by brute force. Blood, sweat, tears; sticks, carrots; you name it.

Then there's the money. I have a lot of savings, but Ellen's parents keep bugging her about me not having a job. I would rather spend some more time learning and preparing to put myself in a better position when I start applying in a few months. But, I may change my mind on this. I'm still working out my priorities. 

And it's understandable that they worry. If I don't pay the apartment, they have to pay it instead. I'm very happy they were willing to sign for this! But it would take quite a bizarre turn of events for that to be necessary (in which case I would call in the help of my own parents first anyway).

It's certainly not that I'm lazy. I'm one of the most conscientious people I know. But I know more or less what I want to work with and how I can improve my odds of financial stability. It just involves some learning first.

I miss my hobbies. The musical instruments, my bike and bike-friendly city (though to be fair Florianópolis is better than many other Brazilian cities). I have computer hobbies, but work is also at the computer.

I don't have friends. People here are lovely, and I wish that foreigners in my own continent were treated with half as much kindness. But it's hard to meet people when you're an introvert with a social network of one. I only talk to Ellen and people online.

I know the limits are in my own mind, and I have little to lose. I am trying to break them, move them, or get around them. But my willpower relies on order, routine, stability in my mind. And building good routines takes time.

To end on a lighter note: at least living together with Ellen goes surprisingly well. I had expected it'd be a huge change and we'd have a lot of arguments as we tried to figure out all sorts of new challenges :D But that didn't happen! I guess it's more spread out than I imagined and we'll figure out all those things over time. Once she starts going to uni (and actually getting up in the morning :D) we'll probably get some new challenges, but we'll be fine given time.

Enough rambling for the night :faint: Tell me, what part of your life needs some less chaos and more order?


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Bart, 24, Netherlands
Artist | Student | Design & Interfaces
:handshake: I'm Bart, 24, from the Netherlands.

:#1: My history on deviantART encompasses the following;
  • ~Deviant since 26th August 2008
  • *Premium Member since 1st February 2010
    • =Beta tester since February 2010
    • =Alpha tester since 12th November 2010
  • `Senior Member since 1st January 2011
    • `Deviousness Award Winner of July 2011
  • ^Community Volunteer from 29th October 2011 to 16 October 2015
    • ^Community Volunteer Mentor since 5th October 2012
  • $taff Member from November 2012 to December 2013.

:happybounce: Thanks for reading and I hope you'll enjoy my tutorials and my Underappreciated Art collection.

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`namenotrequired is what we like to call a Super Deviant. From news articles and deviations, to interacting with deviants in comments and the forums, you can alway count on Bart to be a well-rounded and active community rockstar. We're inspired by Bart's devious dedication and delighted to bestow him with the Deviousness Award for July 2011. Congrats!
-awarded July 2011


"People experience most of their hope and joy and curiosity and engagement as a consequence of pursuing valued goals (and not, as people generally think, by attaining them)."
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Eiocia Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
uum hello~ ' w ' ;
i was told it might be worth asking you this but uh

on my profile in the 'i really like whales' box, there's a chibi
and i'm trying to move that chibi more to the right

uh do you know how i would do that? 
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave! Although I really need to update it; I'm much more familiar with historical geography than I was when I wrote that...^^;
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Any email were i can contact a person about some who is threatening others lives and there own? Ive tried the help desk thing but no response! 
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daniguinevere Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
:wave: it's been a while! How's life? :3
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It's been a long while since I said hello, so heelllllloooooo :iconomghaiplz:
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Hey uh...
You used to be a staff member of DA right?
My other account has been deactivated or hacked and I need your help...
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch. So sweet that you support me :hug:
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you for :+fav:ing my Holy Limerick a holy hell of a long time ago.  Sorry it took so long to get back.  :)
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I never see anyone in the HELP chatroom
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SoloCrimson Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello and good day :)

I apologize in advance if I am being a bother, but I would like to ask for a help/advice;

Namely, for the last three weeks, I was not able to submit my literature work to the DeviantArt. The case is next:
Under the 'Select category' option, the only two options that pop up are the 'My Journal' and 'Journal Portal'. 

Would this happen to be a bug or did I mess something up in the settings? However, this is not the first time this happened, but it only took a few days to return to normal last time.

Thank you in advance and have a nice evening :)

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Dotdoodler Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016   Digital Artist
excause me can you ban someone bieing so mean because of art?
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Akyura44 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey, how was your Christmas? :la:
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