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Xenophobia

 by Günther Grass, Of All That Ends

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Weltschmerz

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[World-Sadness]


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.

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Fart Bureau Investigations

This is an oldie but I love it to death.

 

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Going retro with Communist-twm on OpenBSD

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!

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So, I've updated to the latest version of Known. This supposedly still works?

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Norman Vol. 2

How horror movies work.

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Finished Paranoia Agent

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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?

Overthinking Anime: Kawaii Culture, Superflat, and the Bomb in Paranoia Agent

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Divinity II

Divinity (Valiant Comics) av Matt Kindt  fortsätter briljera! Nu med ytterligare en Sovjetkommunist med gudaliknande krafter, dock oroväckande dogmatisk och totalitär -- och definitivt i fel sällskap...