Sometimes I think I am crazy. Sometimes I think I am complex. Though, there are those rare ones when I first encounter such people who make me feel quite "normal". And sometimes I try to test myself on how tolerable can I really be with the strange reaction of those people.
I like to meet such weird people. I am addicted to anything that differs from the common in general. I simply love it when the multiverse manages to share a quite strange reality in front of my eyes. And there is still a lot to discover!
I was in the cafeteria with two of my greek demoscene friends. Speaking about demos, programming, linux, demoparties, korilla, demos and maybe some real life matters too.
Suddenly I wondered where my old friend Sotsoft is. His mobile phone number told me that he probably have swept it into the sea, broke it or sold it to get something to eat (as usually). I talked to the people about his secret project in Africa and that I've lost him since then. His previous plans, like the '8bit sprite progect' or his hilarious CPC ussie whose name I forget were already finished and chasing monkeys in Africa was his next notorious plan. Sometimes I blame myself for laughing at him, especially considering that all these are a result of an actual mental problem he might have. Though, he doesn't bother with that and maybe understands that he is just funny, even though he tells to my brother that I am more crazy than him!
My friend wondered who is Sotsoft. I told him that he is the guy who gets quite adventurous by walking alone in the city with his weird anarchist friends, sleeping in our univercity at nights, making weird theories about the spinach pie he have just eaten, the energy indication of Red Bull or the quantum chaotic effect he wants to code in the Amstrad CPC in order to communicate with other entities. And also walking long distances from Thessaloniki to St.Mount, while eating some plants or drinking water from the sea (I haven't managed to get the facts straight concerning all his claims though).
The discussion went on:
Jobo: I know someone who is more crazy than Sotsoft!
Jobo: He came walking on foot from Spain to Greece..
Jobo: ..and that is just a pause before he heads on for Nepal!
(Needless to say, the room was filled with laughters and astonishment.)
Jobo: He is a programmer btw, lost his hand in an accident, quite nice and quite open to discussion, just a bit of adventurer for his own weird reasons. He was also running for 4okms while being chased from thiefs in Albania. Such an adventurous guy!
Nuclear: (in a humorous sense) He DOESN'T exist!!!
Jobo: (after bursting in laughters) Exactly that's what I like! When I meet people that "can't be existing"!!!
I've heard that he found a home to stay, teaching the owner spanish while she teaches him greek, helping some people on a website while Jobo brought him a computer so that he can write his own blog. Maybe he is writting something about his trip and I asked my friend to give me the address to his blog. I'll post it here when I get it: Samu trips.
Then, Jobo told us about other weird people that he met, like some guy who is acting on a strange hobby called free running. Ok, maybe it's not so strange and quite known but it was something new for me. That guy was walking with my friends in the city and suddenly he climbed upon a kiosk and jumped from there! Later, while walking down the Navarinou street, he started running away from the other people without a call and jumped into the archeologic site at the place, jumping from an ancient pilar to each other like a monkey! I wish I was there to watch :) (Oh, just watch some videos to get a clue)
And then I remembered of people acting on strange hobbies that sometimes can be found on the internet. Fight Club style quarrels, live RPGs (wearing medieval clothes and stuff), world championship on Rock, Paper, Scissor(!), independent people building strange things that nobody cares about, Flash events and more weird things I don't remember now. It amazes what kind of weird things can still be found out there that I didn't knew about before.
Not to forget the even more strange people that you never happen to hear about. The lesser known ones. The people which don't exist..
p.s. Actually, adventuring is one little dream of me and I once thought, while being in Karlsruhe/Germany during my Erasmus times, that maybe I'd love to take my bicycle and take a trip to Frankfurt and then back. Not by walking, just with my bicycle, even though I'd like to try walking such distances too. Though, several factors like my anxiety or the fact that I had other things to do in my Erasmus times instead of being missing for a week, forced me to avoid that thought. Maybe another time..