lemiru: Balthier is a gentleman ([Beatonna - So weird])
Once upon a time, Japan was looking at China's texts and thought "wouldn't it be great if I could write and read like that?" But poor little Japan had a complete other grammar structure than big China, and so it just didn't work out. Japan sat down and set up some rules and secret codes in order to be able to read classic chinese texts. And so Kanbun was invented, a system that would last for many centuries way over the Meiji Restoration.

Unfortunately, that day someone had spiked Japan's tea, and the rules turned out to be pure crack.




Or, like someone in my class said, it's like trying to solve a 10 000 piece-puzzle of a blue sky over a blue ocean.
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I think I just found the most beautiful sentence in the midst of a very boring book:

"'Word and image' has become something of a hot topic in contemporary art history, largely because of what are often seen as invasions of the visual arts by literary theory.[...]
Not surprisingly, the border police are on the alert to protect the territory of art history from colonization by literary imperialism."
- W.J.T Mitchell, 'Word and Image', in Critical Terms for Art History-


'Literary imperialism'. Heee. ♥


...

Ok, did I just reach a new level of 'nerd'?

On the other hand, the fact that I actually noticed some irregularities in the pattern of my parquet while 'reading' the book just shows how boring some parts of it are.
Yes.

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