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Duel Links

No, not those links!

If you were born today, you’d only have a birthday every 4 years. SUCKS TO BE YOU.

I don’t have much to say or much time to say it this morning, so I’m gonna share a few links I’ve built up. Dunno if they’re any good, just links I didn’t have time to read before.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how different my life might be right now if I’d stuck with studying Japanese instead of Film. I’d certainly have a more marketable skill. This link is to an infographic that kinda tells you the milestones involved with studying Japanese, but there’s not really anything there. I seem to remember there being some system for learning kanji in English (as opposed to Japanese or Chinese or something), learn the meaning and how to interpret them, write them, without having to learn the words and so forth. Then it’s just a matter of learning the grammar and pronunciation. The way they usually teach you kanji is the way they learned it, repetition. Here’s 20 blank sheets, fill ’em up with this one character. Here’s 40 blank sheets, fill them up with this character, and then this other character that’s the same but different.

Then do that 10,000 times.

Yeah it’s frustrating. That’s kind of where I gave up on Japanese. I just didn’t have the time in my college workload to do that, and everything else I needed to do. I made a choice, and chose film. And here I am now. But maybe I can get back into it. I want to learn the kanji before I try to get back into the actual Japanese language, though. Anybody know what that english kanji learning system is?

Speaking of the divergent paths I could have taken, writing about film is still something I’d like to do, ultimately with the goal of becoming a good enough writer to write my own stuff. That’s what this blog is all about, after all.

But writing about specific things is hard. Me dumb. Me no like work.

And on that note, I’ma cut this post off there for today.

Catching up on my links

Stuff from yesterday I didn’t get to read because I only had a little bit of time.

Since I plan to write about music on this blog, and some of that music is bound to be made by women, I thought it might be a good idea to read this. Thankfully, I don’t think I have to worry too much. I don’t really plan on talking about any of the things mentioned in that article.

I’m fond of this one, even if I’ve never done it.

The major point I want to make about this article is that I want to see the Ghibli retrospective when it comes to the bay area. That is, all of it. Be there or be square.

I hold strong on the idea that film is dead, and it’s only because of articles like this that I worry about my position. And what’s worst about it, there is no solution ahead. Nobody has figured out this problem. This requires a lot of people with big brains to come up with a solution that those with no brains can all agree on. Good luck at that.

What, it’s a video? Fuck that shit. I can’t be watching videos of Mike Krukow. I’m sure I’ll be seeing too much of him once the season starts back up. I saved this link out of some concern that maybe Brian Wilson wasn’t going to come back this year, or that he’s got some new trick up his sleeve. As much as I like the beard, I think it’s time Brian Wilson got rid of it. They lost last year, get something new going.

Wow. I can’t abide these professions that don’t allow you to sleep when you need to, that work is more important than living your life.

I think the next bit of optical equipment I buy will be something by Lensbaby. Maybe not this thing, but I wanna play with focus in new ways. I want to have more fun taking pictures.

This talk of pictures makes me want to post a photo post next. I’ll start with some old photos, I think.

Or maybe not. We’ll see how I feel at lunch/end of the day.