Today was the last day of school. Tomorrow we'll have the secret santa ordeal, and then it's off to winter break.
I wonder what I'll get. Last year it was really good. But I don't have high hopes.
Wrote a grammar test today. We were asked to define the word "Teleregény" (Probably more closer in meaning to the french Téléroman
than the Spanish Telenovela
), and I was like, m8, there is only a single "show" people call a téléroman in this country, and that's fucking "Szomszédok" ("Neighbours") from the fucking late-80s early 90s, a show most people nowadays remember for a few cringe-worthy scenes where characters discuss technology, or pronounce English words improperly.
I literally (not figuratively) only ever heard people call that show a téléroman. Everything else is called a soap
(Of course it's also important as a media piece depicting the economical transitional period, but who cares about that)
I printed out my new year's resolution paper alongside with my small little critiques of books I've read I've written on 8chan.
Printing it at the vice principals office was a bit awkward, because the resolutions paper had the title "Five year plan", and for a second she thought I was part of some sort of political organisation/revolutionary group.
The goals are as follows:
>Successfully pass the Matura Exams
>Get accepted to an eastern-studies department at a uni
>Learn Ancient Greek
>Get one of my writings published
These are my goals for the 2020-2025 period.
Pretty grandiose ikr.
Now that I actually have a hat, winter isn't cold. Man walks into shop, buys hat, it fits perfectly, but winter don't come
I really wish I had a cup-ramen. >>35721
The only reason actual quality publications, texbooks and translations are made because the gubmint actually puts money into it through different foundations and tenders like the National Cultural Fund
or the Mihály Babits Grant
, which is specifically for upstart translators.
Without government intervention, we'd have a lot less quality publications around. Of course they don't fund everything, but it's not really a free market, and the average pressing volume per publication fell considerably once the industry became subject to the forces of the market. (Since it was no longer centralised. Selection increased considerably, but the material quality and pressing quantity fell, especially during the 90s.)
There is also the fact that nobody speaks foreign languages, or those that do, don't do so aren't proficient enough to read books above a certain level of complexity.
(There is a reason why Infinite Jest for example has been translated into global languages like Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, and Russian. And then there is the fucking Hungarian edition. Truly fits into the crowd.)
And we just simply have a strong translation industry and a flexible language that can be used to emulate a lot of things from Blank Verse to the Hexametre.
So it's a given that people want to work with it. suffering_from_success.jpg
I'm not even a beggar and I'm complaining.