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little snippets

Posted in Miscellany by netscheri on August 9, 2009

I’ve set up a tumblr tumblelog here, to be used for the purpose that most tumblelogs are used for – posting photos, quotes, images, songs, posts without any explanation or preamble. Sometimes it’s good to be freed of the weight of words and to just share and admire.

In Construction

Posted in Miscellany by netscheri on May 5, 2009

In the process of streamlining and in essence, recreating this blog. Most older posts will be deleted or made private. Do comment here, though, if there are any posts, uploads, etc. that you would like to be kept.

L’Arc goes to Taiwan

Posted in Miscellany by netscheri on April 6, 2008

– and the fans get out their tents to line up for a 10% discount on tickets in maximum 10 degrees weather (more…)

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The Characters of Julius Caesar in Less than 10 Words

Posted in Miscellany by netscheri on November 15, 2007

Brutus = Deluded
Mark Antony = Nutcase
Cassius = Manipulated Manipulator
Caesar = 75% Dead

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Just a Thought

Posted in Miscellany, Thoughts by netscheri on November 14, 2007

Popular entertainment celebrities in Asia seem considerably humbler than their American and European counterparts. I understand that I may be making a (gross) generalisation, but the trend does seem to be there. Please, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

It was something that I had been thinking about for some time, but what really made me consider it was this clip that I saw when browsing about KaC videos. In what appeared to be a promotional event or fan meeting, the main cast all made the full ceremonial bow to the audience consisting of fans – kneeling, forehead to the ground. I understand that that is a fairly extreme gesture, but it’s present in other aspects as well. How aside from the usual “thank you” to the fans, the actors, actresses and singers seem earnest in their promise to try their best to be better at their profession, to improve their skills, to be able to give the fans more. They seem to have a real sense of owing something to their fans, whereas with American and European celebrities, the “I would like to thank my fans” often sounds flippant, just another in a list.

However, it may also be an effect of the culture and language, for the Korean and Japanese languages seem to be intrinsically more formal, with more emphasis on politeness, than English.  

Dolce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori

Posted in Miscellany by netscheri on October 31, 2007

If I was 18 in 1800, or 19 in 1900, I would have been one those soldiers who signed up to the army for a belief in the prestige and glory of the war. It’s vain and foolish to die for the idea of a country, but even more so to die for yourself.

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The secret of eternity

Posted in Miscellany by netscheri on September 24, 2007

I was going over my blog stats, and I found that one of the keywords someone used to find this blog was “secret of eternity”.

1. Who actually searches for this?
2. The internet may be powerful, and Wikipedia may have over 2 000 000 articles in English, but the secret of eternity is a bit of a stretch.
3. I even looked it up myself, in order to determine whether it was a band or something like that and I’m then being too-smart-for-my-own-good. It’s not.
4. In conclusion, it is very strange that someone is hoping to find the secret of eternity on the internet. Though it is likely that someone might be just be searching it up to see if there are any sites which propose to have the secret of eternity.
5. There aren’t.

Elinor

Posted in Miscellany by netscheri on September 24, 2007

Variant of ‘Eleanor’. From the French form of the Provençal name Alienor. It was borne by Eleanor of Aquitaine (12th century), the wife of both Louis VII, the king of France, and Henry II, the king of England. She was named Aenor after her mother, and was called by the Provençal phrase alia Aenor “the other Aenor” in order to distinguish her from her mother.

– It’s a lovely name, and I much prefer this variant to the more common ‘Eleanor’. Yet I find that there’s something sad about how the name ‘Elinor’, with a name being one of the defining elements of a person, does not entirely belong to itself, instead coming from another name and person.

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Isn’t this devotion?

Posted in Miscellany by netscheri on August 19, 2007

About how Chinese fans translated Hary Potter and the Deathly Hallows (which I still have not read): Chinese wizards work their magic with Harry Potter

“They worked in teams and round the clock, eating nothing but instant noodles, according to messages they left on the Internet.”

A dip in the IQ meter

Posted in Miscellany by netscheri on August 19, 2007

Baby Burger

I found this picture on the net a while ago while searching something now forgotten (I think it was ‘burger suit’?). I thought it was funny and quirky that such a costume existed. Completely light, innocent emotions, as you can see.

Then recently, I was told about a baby devouring cannibal who had achieved fame-through-infamy, and now I see this picture with a completely new meaning.

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