So phew - just came back from my trip to NYC and it was... a lot. A lot to see, a lot new to witness, understand.
I was kinda surprised how different it was than I'd have imagine the US, or at least what NYC was like, would be. Not a bad thing though - just different.
Many impressions, many miles running through city blocks (first time witnessing actual city blocks!), many people all around, many cars, VERY MUCH HONKING AND SIRENS 24/7.
My trips marked the first ever time people talking to me because of stuff I was wearing or carrying around ("Love your shirt", "Like your shoes!", "It's cool that your pins are all animal themed").
First time seeing things like Best Buy, seeing and visiting Taco Bell, PEANUT M&Ms (love those).
The only very disappointing thing: The Time Square Disney Store was suuuper lame... like really. One Judy plush and the Zootopia figures from 2016 - that was it about Zoot in general. NO OLIVER&COMPANY stuff, the movie that actually played IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY! Mostly Aladdin stuff, Frozen, Cars, Avangers (kids stuff). It was... very unsatisfying sadly. Not even nice pins, meh.
I was basically running through Manhattan 5 days long all day - only used the metro once (man, your metro stations are tiny compared to Berlin's) - legs and feet were hurtin' bad but there was so much to see! Nintendo World, movie locations, seems usual sight seeing stuff, MANY MANY nice comic and anime shops! (some in sizes and all with items that don't exist here). I even had to smuggle something back for friend - she wanted to have Wolfenstein II for Switch really bad - which is basically illegal to have here. Went well... thankfully ^^'''
Especially in the anime stores the staff was genuinly nice (they also allowed me to do some photos in their stores)!!
(I'm not even THAAAT much into Anime, but most stuff I got was kinda anime based, lol)
And wow, GameStop sucks even more in the US than it does in Germany. I visited three stores and all of them had basically just a very very disappointing selection of game.
(Many games don't get released in Europe physically so I'm always after getting those in my grabby grabby hands!)
And the travel by plane did not kill me! So I guess it's a success?
Like said the biggest highlight for me was to visit some movie locations. It's feels kinda unreal to actually be at a place you saw in movies, cartoons and even as toys!
So yeah - now I'm back and life goes the usual way again. Means - work tomorrow. And the struggle to draw good stuff. Today I won't be able to start drawing again, but tomorrow marks another day. Hopefully I've not forgotten how to do that stuff. ;D
Have a great week u guyz!