by Günther Grass, Of All That Ends
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A word that acknowledges that we are sometimes sad not about this or that thing, but about the whole basis of existence. The presence of the word indicates a culture that isn’t falsely cheerful but takes tragedy as a given. It is immensely reassuring to be able to tell a friend that one is presently lying under the duvet, suffering from Weltschmertz.
tmw is that ubiquitous window manager almost no one uses. Too spartan, too boring, too... ugly?
Well, people are dumb fks I guess, because I had fun customizing twm while on holiday, going all nostalgic and better-red-than-dead with Little Miss Communism.
And hey, I think it looks fine and dandy!
So, I've updated to the latest version of Known. This supposedly still works?
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So, yeah, I finally finished Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent (Môsô dairinin, 2004) and I'm still confused whether it's made by a genius or just mediocre weirdness. But I'm leaning to the first. It's certainly complex -- and utterly strange. It's one of those series you finish watching but which also keeps your head occupied for a long time afterwards. In my case I just had to read up on it, read the IMDB forums and try to get a grip on the storyline and what the heck it's all about. It's got the surreal quality of a dream and I tend to like that. So... I guess I liked it?