About

At the moment I’m trying to teach myself how to draw, but sometimes I have thoughts too. Some of those thoughts can be found here.

A long time ago I blogged simply because that was the in-thing to do for teenagers. At some point in time I had the idea that this was teaching me how to write. At some other point in time I dabbled with the PUA/Manosphere. At some later point I stopped writing here entirely and did it all on Facebook instead. More recently archival and history has become more important to me and for that purpose Facebook is terrible. Anything based around infinite scroll is terrible. I started using Facebook less, coincidentally my thoughts started getting longer, and it turns out Facebook is terrible for longer thoughts too. Then I remembered I had a blog.

I make efforts now and again to clean it up. I’d like to have my own website eventually with basically everything I do on it, how much it looks like that both visually and in the URL versus how it looks now basically depends on how much I decide to learn how all these systems work. I just put post categories in the “Home” tab and all the other pages under “About” since I just learned menus. Was really easy to do, but I never thought of it as something to solve before.

Bringing the Intro and Quotes pages up to present day won’t be as easy though.

(last updated 2017 April 22)

Religion

“To stand atop other people… is to bear a great many responsibilities, and hand down a great many decisions. As a result, governments and organizations have different beliefs and ideals depending on their positions. People are no different. When one wishes to do something, there are inevitably some who see it as good and others who see it as evil. However, if you are able to place yourself in different positions, then all of them will appear to be right.

And… although it is sad, there may not always be a path which satisfies each and every one of their wishes… No matter what you rely on at those times, or what path you show to those below you… If you hesitate at those times… then you must have the courage to stand still and look back at how you arrived there.

And… you must never hesitate to stain your own hands with blood. Those who show others the way must not avert their eyes from the weight of responsibility.”

– Yuuhi Koubuin, Muv-Luv Alternative

Politics

“A good player tries to read out such tactical problems in his head before he puts the stones on the board. He looks before he leaps. Frequently he does not leap at all; many of the sequences his reading uncovers are stored away for future reference, and in the end never carried out. This is especially true in a professional game, where the two hundred or so moves played are only the visible part of an iceberg of implied threats and possibilities, most of which stays submerged. You may try to approach the game at that level, or you may, like most of us, think your way from one move to the next as you play along, but in either case it is your reading ability more than anything else that determines your rank.”

– James Davies, “Tesuji”

Influences

Stories:

  • 5 Centimeters per Second
  • Amagami SS
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
  • Kaiji
  • Muv-Luv Alternative
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Nier:Automata
  • Psycho-Pass
  • Umineko no Naku Koro Ni

People:

  • Epicurus
  • Jack Donovan (The Way of Men)
  • John Taylor Gatto
  • Lee Kuan Yew
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Antifragile)
  • Yamamoto Tsunetomo (Hagakure)
Header image: from Nier:Automata and White Album 2
Background image: from Code Geass
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