Anime: home of the arsehole.I can list a whole range of eastern-born cartoons that I think look absolutely gorgeous, and whose visual style I wish very much that I could emulate.Only a handful of those, however, can I refer to as being "good". Or even "tolerable".Having watched them for most of my life, going back to things like Mysterious Cities of Gold and the original Astro Boy, I can say with a certain degree of authority that: Japanese storytelling is a bit wank. Daring and dynamic visuals, sure. Crap narrative.And it can't ALL be blamed on "bad translation".There's a wide range of gripes to be had, but chief among them these days is that the major characters, those who one would assume you're to root for, across however many episodes the series consists of, are generally complete and utter dicks.Example:I'm currently wading through Gurren Lagann, a series which people have raved about for a while but which I'd not had the chance to watch until now (spoiler approaching, should you be in the same boat).
Minecraft 'Pixel Art.'Is bullshit. I am hopeful that I am not the only individual / pixel art enthusiast who feels this way.Now, before you yell at me, I'll tell you why.First of all, if you're not aware of what MC "pixel art" is, it's basically when you reconstruct an already existing piece of pixel art (in the majority of cases, pre-existing video game sprites) using wool blocks (can be other blocks, but mostly wool is used) of different colors. And it's getting popular.Lolwut?Yes, it is tedious and a good way to kill time when you can't think of anything else to do. But is it impressive? God, no. The majority of the time, all you are doing is reconstructing the same exact thing except out of Minecraft blocks. In other words, pretty much anyone with time and patience can do this.But hey, what about other pixel art "copies" such as "bead sprites" and pre-existing sprites made out of wooden blocks (nonspecific examples). Those also shouldn't be flaunted around like you're such an awesome artist, becaus
Finnish is so weirdAs a sequel to this: http://skudde.deviantart.com/journal/Finnish-is-so-weird-313171101For example this word:järjestelmällinen = organizedYou can form it into this:järjestelmällistämättömyydellänsäkäänkö = not even with its disorganization?järjestelmällistämättömyydellänsäkäänköSeriously xD Okay it can't be translated perfectly but you get the point Yes, that's still just one word. No, nobody uses forms like thatAnd there are this many different forms: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/~fkarlsso/genkau2.html O__o I didn't even know before I saw that...
PLEASE READHello there,It seems you haven't ignored my journal post and have decided to read it. C: Thanks for taking your time off to read what I have to say.TO ALL YOU WHO WANT TO BE POPULAR It's not worth it. Trust me. IT'S NOT WORTH IT. You're just going to get tossed aside like trash. I'm not even kidding you. PLEASE HEED MY WARNING!. It may seem fun at first but you'll soon see that it's just plain terrible.Do you really want to hang out with a group full of snobby inconsiderate jerks? No, you don't. But who am I to decide for you. You are capable of making your own decisions. If that's what floats your boat, hey, it's your decision.To be honest, wanting popularity is like wanting attention. You crave it. Once you have a taste of it, you want more. And there goes your life, spiraling out of control.I've seen people that have been consumed with popularity. It's pretty sad, actually. I shook my head when I heard of this. They've lost really good friends, close fr