June 27, 2016
We’re at the airpot in Oslo, Norway at the moment, but just for a couple of more hours until we fly back to Japan. We’re only going to be home for half a day and then we fly to Korea for a few days for the opening of their very first YouTube Space! June has been our craziest month of 2016 for sure. I’m still amazed at how awesome it is to be able to just be in another country via a giant flying metal bird plane. One day we’re in Japan and the next we’re in Europe. It’s crazy! We battled jet-lag pretty furiously but since we were at Desucon (an anime and cosplay convention) we had to be awake during normal people hours so I think meeting all the lovely Norwegian (and some Sweden) Nasties helped to keep us alert. We had a great time doing panels talking about life in Japan and Korea, and we even got to battle Mario Go-Kart on a giant projection screen! Also, everyone at the event got to meet Demon Dan in person, so I think we’ll have to introduce his face to everyone else soon as well.
The good news for Dan is that we didn’t torture him with black salted liquorice because it was his birthday weekend but the bad news is we got several bags that we will be using as torture back in Japan. BUUAHAHAH! NOT YOUR BIRTHDAY ANYMORE DAN, IS IT!!?? Well I guess it works out well because he got his revenge on us for tricking him into salted liquorice before in this EYS episode. I don’t want to spoil the surprise of who eats what, but I will say Dan brought Marmite into the studio so that we could play the is it CHOCOLATE OR MARMITE game. For those of you that don’t know Marmite, here is a direct quote: “the British version of the product is a sticky, dark brown food paste with a distinctive, powerful flavour, which is extremely salty.” It is essentially made from yeast extract as a by-product of making beer and it is so so so freaking salty. I’ve been told you can spread a thin layer of it on toasted bread and butter and it’s super yummy, but shoving a tablespoon into a donut is not the way to go.
Time for us to hop on our plane now! We’re flying to Moscow Airport first and then to Japan from there. If we aren’t commenting as much as we usually do after posting, you know why! :)