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Musings on life, work and other things: Umberto Eco’s Anti-Library

I know my anti-library is continually growing.


Ancient Chinese ritual wine warmers from the Henan Province, early-late Shang dynasty.

The first wine warmer is from the middle or late Anyang phase, circa 1200-1050 B.C.E., the second, Erligang phase, circa 1700-1500 B.C.E., and the third, early Anyang phase, about 1300-1200 B.C.E.

Courtesy & currently located at the LACMA, USA, via their online collections.

(via king-in-yellow)


Somehow my text that I added to the last link got eaten. I think Tumblr is interfering with my extensions or vice versa? Anyway I was going to say (and BTW, I linked instead of reblogging to preserve Puu’s tags) was that, while I haven’t seen Madoka and am thus can’t judge whether it is “pretentious lolicon,” a lot of the discussion of the show I saw did confuse me because it often ignored the reasons why well…. people might make that accusation of it.

(Also, this should go without saying, but when I link something, it doesn’t mean that I necessarily agree 100% with it, or even 50% or 25% with it)

Interesting post on anime and feminism

Posting as a link to preserve P’s commentary in the tags. BTW while I haven’t watched Madoka, it was obviously one of those magical girl shows aimed at a male audience/moe, and so while I don’t know whether it is “pretentious lolicon,” it confused me how a lot of the discussion seemed to ignore the social context of the show itself and the intended audience. (Not that I have anything against people enjoying that kind of show, just somewhat confused by the discussions I saw)


The Local Yarn: Patch Notes

Patch notes for the Sims turned into a poem.


/pokes head in

Man, I’ve been away for awhile. Tumblr firehose was a bit much for me. Dedicating myself lately in leisure time to practicing Japanese (mostly by attempting to read books v. slowly and chatting in skype groups). Last night for the first time in awhile I ventured onto pixiv and read a 51 pg doujinshi but otherwise (as I was remarking to M. recently, fandom and I have generally parted ways in English… ), eh, not much to write home about.


OH MY GOD one of our tigers did this (and it isn’t stuck on his head; one of the keepers went in to see if he needed help and he undid this and redid it on his own a few times) but oh my god hE’S PRETENDING TO BE A LION IM GONNA DIE

(via pemsylvania)


Why is my skin so itchy? In other news I have started translating that game again. Nowadays my main problem is that my translations don’t sound good in English, not that I don’t understand the Japanese. Progress or no progress?

Also continuing to read Sekigahara.

Am going to try and read Sekigahara all the way through again. Since I was able to do Karei Naru Ichizoku (albeit with skimming the banking parts) which was also a three part book, I think I should be able to do it. Vocab is in general much harder though, because of the ample historical vocab. THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM.

[lj, me] LJ must be over

At the time of posting, the LJ in question is now the 70th.