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Great new video by Tio and Dima-

Life is a Monopoly Game https://link.trom.tf/Smx6Tsft

"Tio from TROM explains concept of our trade-based society using Monopoly Game as an example."

Video made by @Dima

Subscribe to his Peertube here https://link.trom.tf/KQPVbxaL and Youtube here https://link.trom.tf/DkNzDW6e

Big thanks to Dima for the video!



Our latest TROM-Cast- https://videos.trom.tf/w/8nzjwMPpyvVDFK9FyP4S4G
-talking about the situation in Ukraine and war in general.

https://www.tromsite.com/videos/

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Wow, that is an amazing article you just wrote. This is the true reality of war, you explained it very well.
thanks :)




I was interviewed for a mini-documentary + article about Couchsurfing. You can see it here:
https://www.lx.com/entertainment/is-the-couch-surfing-revolution-still-alive/49918/

It’s a nice video with a positive message in the end. The only thing it’s missing, I’d say, is a mention of some alternative couchsurfing platforms like https://www.trustroots.org/ and https://www.bewelcome.org/ – those that haven’t morphed into an evil profit-driven company :D

I explained the whole Couchsurfing story in more detail here- https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/2020/05/26/the-death-of-couchsurfing/
That’s why I’m in this mini-doc :)

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I've never heard of couchsurfing before, this looks very interesting. See, now I'm more excited for your book, haha 😀
haha :) It was a really nice project for a few years, and a really great idea that allowed people to connect all over the world. Hopefully it will still live on through different projects in a more decentralized way :)


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Thank you to Merwin for a $4 donation :)
My website got a bunch of attention these days because the Dodo channel published a video about my octopus "friends" and it seems to have gone viral. Unfortunately they only posted it on Facebook but here it is- https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=616745376052429
They titled it as "Octopus Leads Her Human Best Friend To Her Den" haha :D It was true tho :)

And here is the video that Dima made about the same octopuses- https://videos.trom.tf/w/svf9xeAmkEzgz8CXKoUZPN


Big thank you to John Moua for a $30 donation with the message “We support you girl. keep up with your journey and especially your book.” - That is super nice of you! :)

I’m becoming more and more confident that I’d like to self-publish my book without even trying to send it to any agents or publishing companies. That’s mostly because I think I’ll blow my head off if I have to edit it anymore (and I would have to edit it a lot more if a publishing company accepted it). I’d also like to have control over it- no editing out controversial subjects, no changing the title, no .99 prices, and nobody telling me that I can’t give it away for free.

Let’s see. For now I am still editing and editing...

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If you would like to get a notification when I (finally) publish my book, you can subscribe here: https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/book
You will receive just one email from me.

I'm done with the 5th draft of parts 1 and 2 now. That's about 1/3 of the way there! (The 5th draft will have to be the final one :D )

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A massive thank you to Jocelyn for a €264 donation. That is extremely kind of you and helps a ton!
And also a massive thank you to Uwe and Benjamin, who still support me on Patreon. I haven’t made much new content for a while because I am still focusing on my book and this has been a huge challenge for me. I made an update about my struggle here a few days ago- https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/book

Basically, I’m still working on the 5th draft, which (I know I’ve said this before) I hope will be the last and final one :)

For now, Tio and I have enough money to survive for another 4 months or so thanks to a number of very kind people who help us out. Thank you so much to you all.

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I made a lot of progress polishing up my book these days. Got through almost the entire huge list of grammar questions/problems that I had (-and that was a huuge pain). Now I have a few more edits to do before I go through it all again - hopefully the last time (though I seem to say that every time :D).

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@Dima made a cool video about my octopus experience :D -

https://videos.trom.tf/w/svf9xeAmkEzgz8CXKoUZPN

Here I explain the story of how I met and started interacting with these octopuses :)
See my blog for more details: https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/2021/04/28/meeting-an-octopus/

These days the water temperature is about 14-15 degrees, but I'm still going in there to interact with these octopuses :D Yesterday I found a very friendly one who chased me around the bay. I'll see if I can film him :)

Big thanks to Dima for the video :)
@Dima

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Great video, awesome story! :)


Yesterday I got to preview the first part of TROM II documentary and I must say that it’s really really awesome :) I may be biased (since I’m in it :)) but sometimes it gave me the chills. And it also reminds me a bit of Adam Curtis’ documentaries. Overall I think @Tio did a fantastic job so far, and I can’t wait to see what will come next!
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You are too nice :)
Oh I cant wait to watch it :D


So I finished draft 4 of the book (a few weeks ago), then I had a couple of people read through it and give me some feedback. Now I want to edit a few more parts, do some fact checking, and find answers to all of my grammar questions. I have a nine-page document full of only bullet points of grammar problems/uncertainties. I worked on this list for a little while, then got overwhelmed and started gorging on ice cream to make myself feel better :D But of course, unless I want to change the name of my blog to Small World Big Sasha, eating ice cream is not a good solution to my problems! So I decided to take it easy, just do five or so grammar points per day, and get this done little by little. Be like the squirrel- https://ytb.trom.tf/watch?v=KSvGOKH5zxk :D

After that, I want to go through the book one more time, make a reference page, and still fix the conclusion. I never thought it would take me this long to finish this damn book but it is what it is. Just a little bit more to go..

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Big thanks to @Future is FOSS@Xantulon and @Alexio who helped with the release of TROMjaro XFCE! They test it, help us create custom scripts, and more. All about the release here https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-xfce-beta/

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I added some Pyrenees photos to my photo page: https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/photos/
It seemed a bit out of date since I had nothing there since 2019. Now 2021 is there :)






Love those Pyrenees mountain lakes :)

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It's mostly about my last 13 years of traveling around the world with very little money. There's more info about it here if you're interested :) https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/blog/book/
Nice. Gonna check it out


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I'm taking off on my big hike today! I'll be mostly offline for the next 2-3 months.

Also, I made a longer update on my old GoFundMe campaign- https://www.gofundme.com/f/big-world-small-sasha-the-book
Sorry that I made that campaign almost two years ago and I still haven't published my book! I have been working on it like crazy over the past two years though and I'm super relieved that I finally finished it. I will publish it when I get back from the hike (after I go over it just one last time 😁)

Let's see how far I can get on this hike before I collapse 😀



Over the past 2-3 months I've been coming back to the secret octopus bay and I've figured out that there are three octopuses that like human feet :D And there is one octopus that is particularly friendly. She even took me by the hand, held me in strong current, and dragged me around the bay!

I updated my octopus blog with a bunch of new videos so you can see all of this here- https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/2021/04/28/meeting-an-octopus/

Or on PeerTube: https://videos.trom.tf/accounts/sasha/videos
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I finished my book! YES! :D Well, I finished draft 3 of the entire thing, which is basically (hopefully) the final draft :D. Maybe I’ll change the conclusion in the end, but we’ll see, for now I am done!

I’ll spend the rest of the summer walking across the Pyrenees Mountains and thinking about it :D

I plan to leave in 1 week.

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So Tio and I moved out of our apartment last week, unfortunately, but thanks to someone named Taras, we now have enough funds to feed ourselves and keep our projects alive for the next few months. Thank you so much Taras!

My plan hasn’t changed much. Right now, I’m finishing up draft 3 of my book- and I’m finally almost done! (This time really :D) I’ve put a crazy amount of work into this book over the past 2 years so now I’m pretty much sick of working on it :D Once I finish everything except the conclusion, I plan to go off into the Pyrenees Mountains and hike to the Atlantic. After that, I’ll come back, finish the conclusion, take one last look over the book, and then I’ll finally publish it. Whew. Then I’ll figure out some way to make some money so that Tio and I can keep our projects going without getting all stressed out all the time :)

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Here's a new video based on my blog "Prison Earth": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf2YVbi7-bg

@Dima recorded and edited the video, I made the script.

Here is a link to the blog that it's based on: https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/2020/01/07/prison-earth/

PRISON EARTH

Sasha spend most of her life traveling around the world, quite often without any money.She share her experiences, ideas about our society, travel tips on her...
www.youtube.com
@Dima


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25. Empty homes

This video is about the ridiculousness of our trade-based society. There are so many empty appartments that are used for only a short period of time or not at all, because it is profitable to do so.
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We found a very cool website last night: https://www.onezoom.org/life.html/@=304358?img=best_any&anim=flight#x1027,y474,w0.2697

OneZoom Tree of Life- An interactive map of the evolutionary links between all living things. Discover your favorites, see which species are under threat, and be amazed by the diversity of life on earth.

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Wow, this is really amazing 😍

Thanks for sharing :)
No problem :)


New Blog: Meeting an Octopus


I wrote about my amazing experience of interacting with a wild octopus- https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/2021/04/28/meeting-an-octopus/

He is simply precious :)

I recommend this documentary if you want to understand why I got so excited about this :D https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/21528/my-octopus-teacher/

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I loved My Octopus Teacher. That is so wonderful that you were able to have octopus encounters yourself!
I loved My Octopus Teacher too :) and I'm super happy about the encounters :D


Curious Octopus


The most amazing thing happened to me yesterday! And I managed to film it-

https://videos.trom.tf/videos/watch/5f9f2270-5f15-4750-ad62-695af25f9789

I went for a dip in a quiet rocky bay in the Mediterranean Sea. When I came out of the water I noticed an octopus close to shore, looking at me. I came towards the octopus and it came closer to me, then she/he touched my foot with its tentacle and tried to latch onto me! I was shocked and quickly backed away. The octopus squirted me, then stayed close and continued to observe me at the edge of the shoreline.

Curious Octopus

Yesterday I went for a dip in a quiet rocky bay in the Mediterranean Sea. When I came out of the water I noticed an octopus close to shore, looking at me.
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Here's our latest TROM-Cast: https://www.tromsite.com/videos/

This one was about movies, our personal opinions about movies, and the impact that movies have on society.

You can also watch it on Peertube - https://videos.trom.tf/videos/watch/b67faea3-8bf7-47b7-ba66-c7ffebfb405a

65. Movies

We recommend our VideoNeat collections of movies https://www.videoneat.com/category/movies/ and our book "The For-Profit Entertainment" https://www.tromsite.com/books/#flipbook-df_9908/1/
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Here's last night's TROM-Cast: https://www.tromsite.com/videos/
Or on Peertube: https://videos.trom.tf/videos/watch/38a34103-ae53-4e8b-a85a-568ce013e049


This one was about "deplatforming" and the implications of it. How a few companies can mute anyone they want and what repercussions that has.

64: Deplatformed!

We are talking about this new word "deplatforming" and what are the implications of it. How a few companies can mute anyone they want, and what repercussions does it have.
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