I felt very tired over the past few days but it's gone now.
My studies are going well I think.
This week I got to partake in the magic
. We got a homework where we had to translate a short Chinese text into Hungarian. (Naturally only after we copied the entire text from the textbook into a word file to practice writing Chinese on a computer too.)
After correction I got a single word of feedback: excellent
. I'm very happy with it.
(Though it's not necessarily my work, because I actually used a dictionary and looked at some translations in there too to see what sounds natural. Kinda feels like I've cheated a bit, but then again, is a craftsman cheating my using a tool?)
I'm genuinely happy right now.
Actually spent some time at the library a few days ago. Looked at a classical Chinese textbook. It wasn't really a textbook, more like notes for a class where the meat of the content is left out because the lecturer is supposed to explain it. It was kinda disappointing but also really cool. I scanned the bibliography and the small dictionary section it included.
The 'rona thing is getting out of hand, so they're going to hold even the practice classes will be held online, not just the lectures.
(At least the ones of the Far Eastern Institute. Don't know about the Institute of Classical Studies yet, but I have a feeling that it's sooner or later going to happen there too. I mean my Greek class had ~2 cases, and the course running parallel to us had 6/14 come down with the 'rona.)>>47789>>47823>>47813
I wasn't necessarily going for the "let's beat them all to death with a stick" approach, because that's just pointless.
The issue is that you'd need structural reform to tackle homelessness in this country, and I guess in a sense the public works program
Orbán made is aimed at preventing people from sinking even lower.
They already made legislation that effectively banned them from the city, it's just the new city-administration doesn't enforce this cosmetic
reform. (Because it's just for show, it doesn't tackle the root of the issue, just the consequences.)
And really, if nobody is willing to solve this issue, then even this otherwise horrible piece of wool over our eyes is better by most people's standards than doing nothing about it.
Believe it or not, most people don't like falling over the homeless sleeping at metro stations during their morning commute.
There's enough homeless shelter capacity, but they refuse to sleep there because they're afraid they'll take their packages and carts. (Not to mention they aren't allowed to posses alcohol there, which most of them need if they want to avoid getting into a delirious state. Most of them are on the street because they're heavy drinkers, with is the result of even MORE societal ills we're unable and unwilling to solve. Really, it's a long chain of bad societal developments.)
It's like medicine. They're unwilling to administer a cure, but at this point, even symptomatic treatment is welcome. >>47983
I doubt anyone would argue that Oreimo or K-On! are "classics".
Oreimo is a weird in-joke for the subculture that I don't think most people watch at this point and K-On is remembered because it's a polished and "well made" example of the cute girls doing cute things
genre. It's so disgustingly idealistic, watching it is like adding insult to injury after suffering through 24 hours of reality.
But nobody claims that it's the best ever.
(So K-On is kind of a classic in a sense, but Oreimo is like Umaru
where they use it for memes and shitposting for a few years and kinda forget about it down the line, only occasionally remembering it for its meme value.)
Really, if you want to see what the weebs
consider "classics" then you should go and check a 3x3 thread on /a/ where they jerk off to their good taste in anime.
Usually a 3x3 chart of good anime will have:
>Legend of the Galactic Heroes
>Welcome to the NHK
>Serial Experiments Lain
with minor additions and variations in-between, adding mainstream or obscure stuff to seem unique or knowledgeable whole not looking like you're too high on your own farts. So these would be the classics you're talking about. None of them are really "moe" or "weeb" tier, but they aren't necessarily arty either.
It's just that once they run out of "good" shows they have to scratch the itch by looking at seasonal trash that's basically made to cater to the obsessive consumer who will buy the light novel, the manga, the anime blu-ray, the drama-cd, the lunchbox, the pillowcase for the bodypillow and the figurines. Now this creates an incredibly inbred market where most otaku want the same thing fed to them constantly, which is why you have all these shows that look like carbon copies of each other with stock characters and one small gimmick.
Otakus also love information, which is why every show comes with a lot of data to augment the content. Blood type, height, weight, cup size, year of birth, horoscope and so on. You have so much data you could tailor a suit or apply for credit with some of these characters.
Essentially what you hate is what this type of person loves.
Miyazaki is liked by non-weebs in the west because as an apprentice of Tezuka he's basically Japan's answer to Disney, and as such, easily digestible while still being exotic. Well drawn movies that you can show your kids without the fear of things going wrong. (Really, if I had a kid I wouldn't let them watch "kids" cartoons made for Japanese TV. It's just that we have such a wildly differing culture of what constitutes as kids friendly, it's kind of a wonder stuff like Pokémon and Dragon Ball were allowed and became hits.)